on list
1) The Slow Regard of Silent Things, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 4 1
2) Firefight, Brandon Sanderson (Random House/Delacorte) 1
3) Golden Son, Pierce Brown (Ballantine Del Rey) 1
4) The Just City, Jo Walton (Tor) 1
5) Strands of Sorrow, John Ringo (Baen) 1
6) The World of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin, Elio M. Garcia, Jr. & Linda Antonsson (Bantam) 4 3
7) The Peripheral, William Gibson (Penguin/Putnam) 4 2
8) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu (Tor) 1
9) The Last American Vampire, Seth Grahame-Smith (Grand Central) 1
10) Red Rising, Pierce Brown (Ballantine Del Rey) 3
1) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 18 1
2) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 55 1
3) Foxglove Summer, Ben Aaronovitch (DAW) 1
4) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 16 3
5) Like a Mighty Army, David Weber (Tor) 1
6) The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 6 6
7) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 43 5
8) Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace) 9
*) Rex Regis, L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 1
10) V-S Day, Allen Steele (Ace) 1
1) The Martian, Andy Weir (Broadway) 3 1
2) Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit) 13 2
3) The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Morrow) 7 4
4) Red Rising, Pierce Brown (Ballantine Del Rey) 1
5) The Witches of Echo Park, Amber Benson (Ace) 1
1) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Missing, Una McCormack (Pocket) 1
2) Star Trek: The Next Generation: Takedown, John Jackson Miller (Pocket) 1
3) Doctor Who: The Secret Lives of Monsters, Justin Richards (HarperDesign) 3 1
4) Doctor Who: How to Be a Timelord, Anonymous, ed. (Penguin) 1
1) Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy: Vengeful Spirit, Graham McNeill (Games Workshop) 1
2) Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Oliver Bowden (Ace) 2 2
3) Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex I: Night of the Hunter, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 8
*) Warhammer 40,000: Pandorax, C. Z. Dunn (Games Workshop) 1


The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss held onto first place for the fourth month in a row, and Firefight by Brandon Sanderson was second. Tales From the Nightside by Simon R. Green (Ace) was the new runner-up. There were 56 titles nominated, up from 54 last month.

In the paperback category, Patrick Rothfuss continued to dominate our list with a first place finish for his The Name of the Wind. George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones (which tied for first last month) moved into second place. The new runner-up was Deathlands: Hive Invasion by James Axler (Gold Eagle), with 62 nominated titles, up from last month’s 60.

Repeating their first and second place finishes on the trade paper­back list for the third month in a row were, respectively, The Martian by Andy Weir, followed by Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice. Carousel Seas by Sharon Lee (Baen) is the new runner-up, with 29 nominated titles, down from last month’s 32.

Star Trek ruled last month with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Missing by Una McCormack dominating the media-related list, followed by John Jackson Miller’s Star Trek: The Next Generation: Takedown in second. There were no new runners-up. There were 20 nominated titles, up from 17 last month.

Graham McNeill’s Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy: Vengeful Spirit claimed the top spot on the gaming-related list, while Assassin’s Creed: Unity by Oliver Bowden held onto second place for the second month. There were no new runners-up with 13 nominated titles, down from last month’s 17.

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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),
Toadstool (2 in NH),

Uncle Hugo’s (MN),

University Bookstore (WA),

White Dwarf (Canada).

Data period: January 2015.


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