on list
1) The Blood Mirror, Brent Weeks (Orbit) 1
2) Crimson Death, Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley) 1
3) Death’s End, Cixin Liu (Tor) 1
4) Crosstalk, Connie Willis (Ballantine Del Rey) 1
5) Lost Gods, Brom (Harper Voyager) 1
6) Closer to the Chest, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 1
7) Goldenhand, Garth Nix (HarperCollins) 1
*) Shadow of Victory, David Weber (Baen) 1
9) Treachery’s Tools, L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 1
10) Navigators of Dune, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Tor) 2 5
1) American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition, Neil Gaiman (Harpercollins/Morrow) 21 5
2) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 37 5
3) The Aeronaut’s Windlass, Jim Butcher (Roc) 4 3
4) Shadows of Self, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 1
5) An Ancient Peace, Tanya Huff (DAW) 1
6) Closer to the Heart, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 1
7) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 73
8) Poseidon’s Wake, Alastair Reynolds (Ace) 2 8
*) Solar Express, L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 1
10) Neuromancer, William Gibson (Ace Special) 2
1) The Fifth Season, N. K. Jemisin (Orbit) 3
2) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor) 6 3
3) The Gunslinger, Stephen King (Scribner) 8
4) Take Us to Your Chief: And Other Stories, Drew Hayden Taylor (Douglas & McIntyre) 1
5) The Girl With All the Gifts, M. R. Carey (Orbit) 4
6) Morning Star, Pierce Brown (Ballantine Del Rey) 1
7) Cast in Flight, Michelle Sagara (Harlequin/Mira) 1
8) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books) 25 6
9) Children of Time, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Macmillan/Tor UK) 1
10) Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Harpercollins/Morrow) 6 1
1) Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Alan Dean Foster (LucasBooks) 4
2) Star Wars Ahsoka, E. K. Johnston (Disney Lucasfilm) 1
3) Star Trek: Prey: The Jackal’s Trick, John Jackson Miller (Pocket) 1
*) Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt, Chuck Wendig (Del Rey) 3
5) Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chuck Wendig (LocusBooks) 13 5
*) Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 1: Mostly Void, Partially Stars, Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor (Harper Perennial) 2 3


Brent Weeks’s The Blood Mirror (book four in the Lightbringer series) took total control of the hardcover list with almost twice as many votes as second place finisher Crimson Death by Laurell K. Hamilton (book 25 in the Anita Blake series). The new runner-up was Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs (Dutton). There were 57 nominated titles, down from 61 last month.

The tenth anniversary edition of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods captured the top of the paperback list with a respectable lead over The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Kris Longknife: Bold by Mike Shepherd (Ace; book 14 in the Kris Longknife series) was the new runner-up. There were 60 nominated titles, down from 62 last month.

After a month-long hiatus, N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season returned to the trade paperback list, capturing first place and edging out The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu. The new runner-up was Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle (Tachyon). There were 69 nominated titles, down from 79 last month.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster returned to the top of media-related and gaming-related books after last appearing on the list in April. It beat out second place finisher E.K. Johnston’s Star Wars: Ahsoka by a wide margin. There were no new runners-up. 31 titles were nominated, down from 36 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),

Toadstool (2 in NH),

Uncle Hugo’s (MN),

University Bookstore (WA),

White Dwarf (Canada).

Data period: October 2016.

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