Locus Bestsellers, September
|1)||Skin Game, Jim Butcher (Roc)||2||1|
|2)||Cibola Burn, James S. A. Corey (Orbit)||1||–|
|3)||My Real Children, Jo Walton (Tor)||1||–|
|4)||A Shiver of Light, Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley)||1||–|
|5)||Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||3||4|
|6)||Shattered, Kevin Hearne (Del Rey)||1||–|
|7)||California Bones, Greg van Eekhout (Tor)||1||–|
|8)||1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies, Eric Flint & Charles E. Gannon (Baen)||1||–|
|9)||Rogues, George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds. (Bantam)||1||–|
|10)||Robogenesis, Daniel H. Wilson (Doubleday)||1||–|
|1)||A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||48||1|
|2)||A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam)||9||3|
|3)||A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||42||2|
|4)||A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||41||8|
|5)||A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||39||7|
|6)||Steadfast, Mercedes Lackey (DAW)||1||–|
|7)||The Goliath Stone, Larry Niven & Matthew Joseph Harrington (Tor)||1||–|
|8)||Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor)||45||–|
|*)||The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||4||9|
|10)||The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||14||4|
|1)||The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Morrow)||1||–|
|2)||Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit)||6||1|
|3)||Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Simon & Schuster)||31||1|
|*)||Homeland, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen)||1||–|
|5)||A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||20||4|
|*)||Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books)||7||1|
|1)||Star Trek: The Lost Era: 2319: One Constant Star, David R. George III (Pocket)||2||4|
|2)||Star Trek: Serpents in the Garden, Jeff Mariotte (Pocket)||3||2|
|3)||William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Ian Doescher (Quirk)||10||3|
|4)||Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Light Fantastic, Jeffrey Lang (Pocket)||1||–|
|5)||William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back, Ian Doescher (Quirk)||4||–|
|1)||Forgotten Realms: The Companions: The Sundering, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast)||10||1|
|2)||Forgotten Realms: The Herald, Ed Greenwood (Wizards of the Coast)||1||–|
|3)||Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex I: Night of the Hunter, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast)||4||5|
For the second month, Skin Game by Jim Butcher (a Dresden Files novel) ran away with the top spot, followed at a distance by James S.A. Corey’s Cibola Burn. The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman (Morrow) was the new runner-up, with 48 titles nominated, one down from last month’s 49.
On the mass-market list, the domination by George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series continues with the five books occupying all five top positions. In the top spot for the second month is A Game of Thrones, followed by A Dance with Dragons. The new runner-up was The Last President by John Barnes (Ace). There were 56 nominated titles, way down from last month’s 67.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman took the top spot on the trade paperback list, moving last month’s favorite, Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, to the number two position. There were no new runners-up out of 37 nominated titles, one more than last month’s 36.
Star Trek: The Lost Era: 2319: One Constant Star by David R. George III climbed to the top of our media-related list, while Jeff Mariotte’s Star Trek: Serpents in the Garden remained at number two. Star Wars: Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown was the new runner-up. There were 18 nominated titles, up from 12 titles last month.
Forgotten Realms continues to dominate the gaming-related list, taking all three spots. Forgotten Realms: The Companions by R.A. Salvatore took the top spot, followed by Forgotten Realms: The Herald by Ed Greenwood. There were no runners-up, with 17 nominated tiles, up from last month’s 13.
Compiled with data from
Bakka-Phoenix Books (Canada),
Barnes & Noble (USA),
McNally Robinson (2 in Canada),
Mysterious Galaxy (CA),
Toadstool (2 in NH),
Uncle Hugo’s (MN),
University Bookstore (WA),
White Dwarf (Canada).
Data period: June 2014.
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