on list
1) Babylon’s Ashes, James S. A. Corey (Orbit) 1
2) Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 2 4
3) The Blood Mirror, Brent Weeks (Orbit) 3 1
4) Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 1
5) A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 11
6) Library of Souls, Ransom Riggs (Quirk) 3
7) Last Year, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor) 1
8) Tales of the Peculiar, Ransom Riggs (Dutton) 2
9) Take Back the Sky, Greg Bear (Orbit) 1
10) Lost Gods, Brom (Harper Voyager) 3 6
*) Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners, Larry Correia & John Ringo (Baen) 1
1) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 39 2
2) The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 20 7
3) League of Dragons, Naomi Novik (Ballantine Del Rey) 1
4) Tempest, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 1
5) The Corporation Wars: Dissidence, Ken MacLeod (Orbit) 1
6) The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 2
7) Confluence, S. K. Dunstall (Ace) 1
8) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 74
9) Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 1
10) American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition, Neil Gaiman (Harpercollins/Morrow) 23 1
1) Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang (Vintage) 2 1
2) The Fifth Season, N. K. Jemisin (Orbit) 5 6
3) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor) 8 2
4) Leviathan Wakes, James S. A. Corey (Orbit) 9
5) Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit) 31 5
6) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books) 27 7
7) Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey) 8 3
8) Hollow City, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books) 7 8
9) A Darker Shade of Magic, V. E. Schwab (Tor) 4
10) The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick (Mariner) 2
1) Star Wars: Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel, James Luceno (Del Rey) 2 3
2) Star Wars Ahsoka, E. K. Johnston (Disney Lucasfilm) 3 2
3) Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas, Anonymous, ed. (Penguin) 1
4) Star Trek: Prey: The Hall of Heroes, John Jackson Miller (Pocket) 1
5) Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeonology, Matt Forbeck (Candlewick) 2 4
*) Star Trek: Prey: Hell’s Heart, John Jackson Miller (Pocket) 2


In its first month of publication, Babylon’s Ashes (book six in The Ex­panse series) by James S.A. Corey took the top spot on the hardcover list, followed by Brandon Sanderson’s collection Arcanum Unbounded. The new runner-up was The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun by J.R.R. Tolk­ien (HarperCollins UK). There were 57 nominated titles, up from 56 last month.

Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind recaptured the top spot on the paperback list, with the sequel, The Wise Man’s Fear, in second place. The new runner-up was 1635: A Parcel of Rogues by Eric Flint & Andrew Dennis (Baen), book 20 in the long-running Ring of Fire series. There were 59 nominated titles, down from 63 last month.

For the second month in a row, Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang was number one on the trade paperback list; N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season (book one in the Broken Earth series) came in second. The new runner-up was Just One Damned Thing After Another, by Jodi Taylor (Night Shade), the first book in The Chronicles of St. Mary’s series. There were 59 nominated titles, down from 76 last month.

Star Wars: Catalyst by James Luceno, a prequel to movie Star Wars: Rogue One, 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 movie tie-in Star Wars: Rogue One by Alexander Freed (Del Rey). 25 titles were nominated, down from 30 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: December 2016.

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