on list
1) Blood of Dragons, Robin Hobb (Harper Voyager) 1
2) River of Stars, Guy Gavriel Kay (Roc) 1
3) Red Planet Blues, Robert J. Sawyer (Ace) 2 6
4) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 22 5
5) A Memory of Light, Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 4 1
*) Frost Burned, Patricia Briggs (Ace) 2 2
7) Protector, C. J. Cherryh (DAW) 1
8) Bloodfire Quest, Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey) 2 4
9) Cold Days, Jim Butcher (Penguin/Roc) 5
10) Shadow of Freedom, David Weber (Baen) 2 3
1) Triggers, Robert J. Sawyer (Ace) 2 5
2) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 34 2
3) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 31 7
4) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 31 4
5) The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 1
6) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 30 8
7) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 8
8) Existence, David Brin (Tor) 3 1
9) Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW) 1
10) Princeps, L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 1
1) Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Del Rey) 24 5
2) World War Z, Max Brooks (Three Rivers Press) 35 1
3) Redshirts, John Scalzi (Tor) 2
4) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 13
*) Extinction Machine, Jonathan Maberry (St. Martin’s Griffin) 1
1) Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Michael Reaves & Maya Kathrynn Bohnhoff (LucasBooks) 3 2
2) Star Wars: Book of Sith, Daniel Wallace (Chronicle) 1
3) Doctor Who: The Dalek Generation, Nicholas Briggs (Broadway) 1
4) Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow, Tommy Donbavand (Broadway) 1
5) Star Trek: The Weight of Worlds, Greg Cox (Pocket) 2 3
1) Forgotten Realms: The Last Threshold: Neverwinter Saga, Book IV, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 2 3
2) Halo: Silentium, Greg Bear (Tor) 2 2
3) Forgotten Realms: Charon’s Claw: Neverwinter Saga, Book III, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 7 1
4) Warhammer 40,000: The Death of Antagonis, David Annandale (Black Library) 2 4
5) Warhammer 40,000: Horus Heresy: Betrayer, Aaron Dembski-Bowden (Black Library) 1


Robin Hobb’s Blood of Dragons debuted in first place on the hardcover list, while River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay debuted in second. There was no new runner-up, out of 41 titles nominated, down from the 46 we saw last month.

Triggers by Robert J. Sawyer moved up the chart to number one on the paperback list, with A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin maintaining its spot in second place. The runner-up was Plague Nation by Dana Fredsti (Titan) with 46 titles nominated, down from last month’s 51.

Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 took first place on the trade paperback list this month. There was no new runner-up, with 38 titles nominated, down a bit from the 40 we saw last month.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Michael Reaves & Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff moved up a spot to first place on the media-related titles this month, and there was no new runner-up. There were 12 titles nominated, up from last month’s nine.

Forgotten Realms: The Last Threshold by R.A. Salvatore rose to number one in the gaming-related titles, with no new runner-up. There were 10 titles nominated, down from the 12 we saw last month.

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Compiled with data from

Bakka-Phoenix Books (Canada),

Barnes & Noble (USA),

Borderlands (CA),

McNally Robinson (2 in Canada),

Mysterious Galaxy (CA),

St. Mark’s (NY),

Toadstool (2 in NH),

White Dwarf (Canada).

Data period: April 2013.


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