on list
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
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.

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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: November 2016.

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