|1)||The Blood Mirror, Brent Weeks (Orbit)||2||1|
|2)||At the Sign of Triumph, David Weber (Tor)||1||–|
|3)||Shadow of Victory, David Weber (Baen)||2||7|
|4)||Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||1||–|
|5)||Death’s End, Cixin Liu (Tor)||2||3|
|6)||Lost Gods, Brom (Harper Voyager)||2||5|
|7)||Ghost Talkers, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)||1||–|
|8)||The Operative, Gerald Brandt (DAW)||1||–|
|9)||Crosstalk, Connie Willis (Ballantine Del Rey)||2||4|
|10)||Alien Morning, Rick Wilber (Tor)||1||–|
|1)||American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition, Neil Gaiman (Harpercollins/Morrow)||22||1|
|2)||The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||38||2|
|3)||Altered Starscape, Ian Douglas (Harper Voyager)||1||–|
|4)||The Courier, Gerald Brandt (DAW)||1||–|
|5)||Kris Longknife: Bold, Mike Shepherd (Ace)||1||–|
|6)||Warheart, Terry Goodkind (Tor)||1||–|
|7)||The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||19||–|
|8)||The Dark Tower I:The Gunslinger, Stephen King (Plume)||1||–|
|9)||Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||4||–|
|10)||Storm Front, Jim Butcher (Roc)||8||–|
|1)||Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang (Vintage)||1||–|
|2)||The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor)||7||2|
|3)||Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)||7||–|
|4)||Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway)||16||–|
|5)||Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit)||30||–|
|6)||The Fifth Season, N. K. Jemisin (Orbit)||4||1|
|7)||Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books)||26||8|
|8)||Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)||1||–|
|*)||Hollow City, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books)||6||–|
|*)||Romancing the Inventor, Gail Carriger (self-published)||1||–|
|MEDIA & GAMING RELATED|
|1)||Forgotten Realms: Homecoming Book III: Hero, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast)||1||–|
|2)||Star Wars Ahsoka, E. K. Johnston (Disney Lucasfilm)||2||2|
|3)||Star Wars: Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel, James Luceno (Del Rey)||1||–|
|4)||Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeonology, Matt Forbeck (Candlewick)||1||–|
|5)||Star Trek: Prey: The Jackal’s Trick, John Jackson Miller (Pocket)||2||3|
Brent Weeks’s The Blood Mirror (book four in the Lightbringer series) remained number one on the hardcover list with only a modest lead over second place finisher At the Sign of Triumph by David Weber (book nine in the Safehold series). The new runner-up was The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington (Orbit US). There were 56 nominated titles, down from 57 last month.
American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition by Neil Gaiman squeaked by Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind to capture the top spot on the paperback list. There were no new runners-up. There were 63 nominated titles, up from 60 last month.
Benefiting from a strong tie-in movie, Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang captured the top spot on the trade paperback list, followed by The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu. The new runner-up was Shadowed Souls, edited by Jim Butcher & Kerrie L. Hughes (Roc). There were 76 nominated titles, up from 69 last month.
Forgotten Realms: Homecoming: Hero by R.A. Salvatore captured the top of the media-related and gaming-related list with E.K. Johnston’s Star Wars: Ahsoka in second. The new runner-up was Star Trek: Prey: The Hall of Heroes by John Jackson Miller. 30 titles were nominated, down from 31 last month.
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: November 2016.
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