|1)||The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland (Morrow)||3||1|
|2)||Beren and Lúthien, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)||3||4|
|3)||Monster Hunter Siege, Larry Correia (Baen)||1||–|
|4)||Meddling Kids, Edgar Cantero (Doubleday)||1||–|
|5)||The Clockwork Dynasty, Daniel H. Wilson (Doubleday)||1||–|
|6)||The Delirium Brief, Charles Stross (Tor.com Publishing)||2||3|
|7)||Assassin’s Price, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor)||2||6|
|8)||The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, H.P. Lovecraft (Chartwell)||3||–|
|9)||Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners, Larry Correia & John Ringo (Baen)||1||–|
|*)||Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory (Knopf)||1||–|
|1)||A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||80||5|
|2)||The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||26||1|
|3)||American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition, Neil Gaiman (Morrow)||31||1|
|4)||The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger, Stephen King (Pocket)||7||3|
|5)||A Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||60||–|
|6)||A Night Without Stars, Peter F. Hamilton (Del Rey)||1||–|
|7)||Thunderlord, Marion Zimmer Bradley & Deborah J. Ross (DAW)||1||–|
|8)||Death’s Bright Day, David Drake (Baen)||1||–|
|*)||Prince of Outcasts, S.M. Stirling (Ace)||1||–|
|10)||Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge, Larry Correia & John Ringo (Baen)||1||–|
|*)||The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||47||2|
|1)||The Stone Sky, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||1||–|
|2)||The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||9||–|
|3)||The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||3||–|
|4)||A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab (Tor)||11||4|
|5)||Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway)||19||3|
|6)||All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor)||3||5|
|7)||Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Simon & Schuster)||42||1|
|8)||A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||24||–|
|9)||The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor)||15||–|
|10)||Library of Souls, Ransom Riggs (Quirk)||3||8|
|MEDIA & GAMING RELATED|
|1)||Star Trek: Rise of the Federation: Patterns of Interference, Christopher L. Bennett (Pocket)||1||–|
|2)||Star Wars: Catalyst, James Luceno (Del Rey)||6||–|
|3)||Star Wars: Rogue One, Alexander Freed (Del Rey)||2||–|
On the hardcover list, The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland held onto first place, followed closely by J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beren and Lúthien in second. There were no new runners-up; we had 53 nominated titles, down from 55 last month.
Perennial favorite A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (80 times on the bestseller list!) returned to claim first place on the paperback list with a generous lead over second-place finisher Patrick Rothfuss’s The Wise Man’s Fear. Wildfire by Ilona Andrews (Avon), book three in her Hidden Legacy series, was the new runner-up. There were 55 nominated titles, up from 46 last month.
N.K. Jemisin swept the trade paperback list, taking the top three spots with her Broken Earth trilogy. In first place was The Stone Sky, followed by The Fifth Season in second, and The Obelisk Gate in third. There were no new runners-up. We had 66 nominated titles, up from 44 last month.
New release Star Trek: Rise of the Federation: Patterns of Interference by Christopher L. Bennett claimed first place on our media-related & gaming-related list, with James Luceno’s Star Wars: Catalyst in second. There were no new runners-up; 27 titles were nominated, up from 23 last month.
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: August 2017
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From the November 2017 issue of Locus Magazine.