on list
1) Provenance, Ann Leckie (Orbit US) 1
2) The Brightest Fell, Seanan McGuire (DAW) 1
3) Beren and Lúthien, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 4 2
4) The Rise and Fall of D. O. D. O., Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland (HarperCollins/Morrow) 4 1
5) Godsgrave, Jay Kristoff (St. Martin’s) 1
6) The Core, Peter V. Brett (Del Rey) 1
7) Magicians Impossible, Brad Abraham (Dunne) 1
*) The Massacre of Mankind, Stephen Baxter (Crown) 1
9) An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors, Curtis Craddock (Tor) 1
*) A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 12
*) The Monster Hunter Files, Larry Correia & Bryan Thomas Schmidt, eds. (Baen) 1
1) A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 81 1
2) The Dark Tower I:The Gunslinger, Stephen King (Plume) 8 4
3) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 48 10
4) The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 27 2
5) Alliance of Equals, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Baen) 1
*) Circle’s End, Lisanne Norman (DAW) 1
*) Navigators of Dune, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Tor) 1
8) Good Omens, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (Morrow) 9
9) Skyfarer, Joseph Brassey (Angry Robot US) 1
10) A Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 61 5
*) 1984, George Orwell (Signet) 3
1) The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US) 10 2
2) The Stone Sky, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US) 2 1
3) Death’s End, Cixin Liu (Tor) 1
4) Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway) 20 5
5) All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor) 4 6
6) Ruin of Angels, Max Gladstone (Tor.com Publishing) 1
7) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor) 16 9
8) Library of Souls, Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books) 4 10
9) The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US) 4 3
10) Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick (Del Rey) 1
1) Star Trek: Rise of the Federation: Patterns of Interference, Christopher L. Bennett (Pocket) 2 1
2) Star Wars: Aftermath: Empire’s End, Chuck Wendig (Del Rey) 4
3) Star Wars: Aftermath, Chuck Wendig (Del Rey) 18
4) Star Wars: Phasma, Delilah S. Dawson (Del Rey) 1

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyIn its first month of publication, Provenance by Ann Leckie rocketed to the top of the hardcover list, followed in second place by Seanan McGuire’s The Brightest Fell, book 11 in the October Daye series. YA novel In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan (Big Mouth House) was the new runner-up; we had 59 nominated titles, up from 53 last month.

George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones held onto the top spot on the paperback list, with a reasonable lead over Stephen King’s The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger. The Gate to Futures Past by Julie E. Czerneda (DAW), book two in her Reunification trilogy, was the new runner-up. There were 60 nominated titles, up from 55 last month.

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyAlthough she was unable to repeat last month’s hat trick, N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy again claimed the top two positions on the trade paperback list, with The Fifth Season in first, and The Stone Sky in second. There were no new runners-up. We had 62 nominated titles, down from 66 last month.

Last month’s winner in our media-related & gaming-related list, Star Trek: Rise of the Federation: Patterns of Interference by Christopher L. Bennett, remained in first place, barely overcoming second-place finisher Chuck Wendig’s Star Wars: Aftermath: Empire’s End. There were no new runners-up; 24 titles were nominated, down from last month’s 27.

 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: September 2017

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