|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.
Compiled with data from
Bakka-Phoenix Books (Canada),
Barnes & Noble (USA),
McNally Robinson (2 in Canada),
Uncle Hugo’s (MN),
University Bookstore (WA),
White Dwarf (Canada).
Data period: January 2015.
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