on list
1) Beren and Lúthien, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 1
2) The Rise and Fall of D. O. D. O., Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland (HarperCollins/Morrow) 1
3) Assassin’s Fate, Robin Hobb (Ballantine Del Rey) 2 2
4) Walkaway, Cory Doctorow (Tor) 3 1
5) The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi (Tor) 4 4
6) The Black Elfstone, Terry Brooks (Del Rey) 1
7) A Peace Divided, Tanya Huff (DAW) 1
8) New York 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit) 4 5
9) The Kill Society, Richard Kadrey (Harper Voyager) 1
10) Destroyermen: Devil’s Due, Taylor Anderson (Ace) 1
1) American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition, Neil Gaiman (Harpercollins/Morrow) 29 1
2) The Dark Tower I:The Gunslinger, Stephen King (Plume) 5 2
3) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 45 4
4) Arabella of Mars, David D. Levine (Tor) 1
5) A Study in Sable, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 1
6) Injection Burn, Jason M. Hough (Del Rey) 1
7) Alexander Outland: Space Pirate, G. J. Koch (Night Shade Books) 1
8) White Hot, Ilona Andrews (HarperCollins/Avon) 1
9) Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell (Signet) 2 9
10) Black Tide Rising, John Ringo & eds. Gary Poole (Baen) 1
*) Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace) 13 8
*) Good Omens, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (HarperTorch) 8
1) Children of Earth and Sky, Guy Gavriel Kay (Berkley) 2 1
2) Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Simon & Schuster) 40 4
3) The Girl With All the Gifts, M. R. Carey (Orbit) 6
4) Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris) 2
5) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor) 14 9
6) American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition, Neil Gaiman (William Morrow) 3 2
7) A Darker Shade of Magic, V. E. Schwab (Tor) 9 4
8) Too Like the Lightning, Ada Palmer (Tor) 1
9) Library of Souls, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books) 1
10) Raven Stratagem, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris) 1
1) Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hearts and Minds, Dayton Ward (Pocket) 1
2) Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn (Del Rey) 3 1
3) Wonder Woman, Nancy Holder (Titan) 1
4) Star Wars: Darth Plagueis, James Luceno (LucasBooks) 7
5) Star Wars: Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel, James Luceno (Del Rey) 5 2


Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyBeren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien, extracted and updated from the Silmarillion and other works by Tolkien, demolished the competition to take first place on the hardcover list. The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephen­son & Nicole Galland came in a distant second. Seanan McGuire’s Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Tor.com Publishing), book two in her Way­ward Children series, was the first runner-up. There were 53 nominated titles, the same number as last month.

The first and second place finishers on the paperback list remain the same as last month, with Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition in first place and The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger by Stephen King in second. The new runner-up was Invasive by Chuck Wendig (Harper Voyage). There were 58 nominated titles, down from 69 last month.

Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay managed to hang on to the top of the trade paperback list, just barely edging out second place finisher, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. There were no new runners-up. We had 68 nominated titles, down from 73 last month.

New release, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hearts and Minds by Dayton Ward pushed last month’s winner Timothy Zahn’s Star Wars: Thrawn into second place and claimed the top spot on our media-related & gaming-related list. There were no new runners-up. 15 titles were nominated, down from 25 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: June 2017


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