Locus Bestsellers, August 2016
|1)||Children of Earth and Sky, Guy Gavriel Kay (Penguin/NAL)||1||–|
|2)||The Fireman, Joe Hill (HarperCollins/Morrow)||1||–|
|3)||A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, George R. R. Martin (Bantam)||7||7|
|4)||The City of Mirrors, Justin Cronin (Ballantine)||1||–|
|5)||Quantum Night, Robert J. Sawyer (Ace)||3||1|
|6)||The Sorcerer’s Daughter, Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey)||1||–|
|*)||The Summer Dragon, Todd Lockwood (DAW)||1||–|
|8)||Sharp Ends, Joe Abercrombie (Orbit)||1||–|
|9)||The Everything Box, Richard Kadrey (Harper Voyager)||2||8|
|10)||Sleeping Giants, Sylvain Neuvel (Ballantine Del Rey)||1||–|
|1)||Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit Us)||1||–|
|2)||The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||32||1|
|3)||A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra)||69||5|
|4)||Dead Ice, Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley)||1||–|
|5)||The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||14||3|
|6)||Destroyermen: Straits of Hell, Taylor Anderson (Roc)||1||–|
|7)||Ultima, Stephen Baxter (Penguin/Roc)||2||2|
|8)||Camp Alien, Gini Koch (DAW)||1||–|
|9)||A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam)||30||8|
|10)||The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Leviathan, Jack Campbell (Ace)||1||–|
|1)||Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Harpercollins/Morrow)||1||–|
|2)||Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)||3||2|
|3)||Leviathan Wakes, James S. A. Corey (Orbit)||7||8|
|4)||Nemesis Games, James S. A. Corey (Orbit)||1||–|
|5)||Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books)||20||10|
|6)||Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway)||14||–|
|7)||Red Rising, Pierce Brown (Ballantine Del Rey)||3||–|
|8)||Armada, Ernest Cline (Crown)||1||–|
|9)||The Gunslinger, Stephen King (Scribner)||6||1|
|10)||River of Stars, Guy Gavriel Kay (Penguin/NAL)||1||–|
|MEDIA & GAMING RELATED|
|1)||Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chuck Wendig (LocusBooks)||9||2|
|2)||Star Trek: Elusive Salvation, Dayton Ward (Pocket)||1||–|
|3)||Star Wars: Bloodline, Claudia Gray (Del Rey)||1||–|
|4)||Warcraft: Durotan, Christie Golden (Titan)||1||–|
|5)||Star Wars: Dark Disciple, Christie Golden (LucasBooks)||2||–|
Guy Gavriel Kay’s new book Children of Earth and Sky vanquished all challengers to claim the top spot on our hardcover list. The Fireman by Joe Hill came in a distant second. The new runner-up was Neil Gaiman’s new nonfiction essay collection, The View from the Cheap Seats (Morrow). There were 56 nominated titles, up from 54 last month.
On the paperback list, Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson come in first place with a respectable lead over last month’s first place finisher Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind (DAW). Undercity by Catherine Asaro (Baen), the first book in a new series set in her Skolian Empire, was the new runner-up. There were 59 nominated titles, down from 73 last month.
The trade paperback version of Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves debuted in first place, while Uprooted by Naomi Novik held onto second. The new runner-up is the international trade edition of The Fireman by Joe Hill (Morrow). There were 53 nominated titles, down from 66 last month.
In media-related and gaming-related books, Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig regained the top spot with almost twice as many votes as second place finisher, Star Trek: Elusive Salvation by Dayton Ward. There were no new runners-up. 20 titles were nominated, down from last month’s 27.
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: May 2016.
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