on list
1) Brief Cases, Jim Butcher (Ace) 1
2) The Hills Have Spies, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 1
3) Season of Storms, Andrzej Sapkowski (Orbit US) 1
4) The Skaar Invasion, Terry Brooks (Del Rey) 1
5) Starless, Jacqueline Carey (Tor) 1
6) Outcasts of Order, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 1
7) King of Ashes, Raymond E. Feist (Harper Voyager US) 2 3
8) The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager US) 2 7
9) Burn Bright, Patricia Briggs (Ace) 3
*) Grantville Gazette VIII, Eric Flint & Walt Boyes, eds. (Baen)
*) Head On, John Scalzi (Tor) 3 1
*) The Privilege of Peace, Tanya Huff (DAW) 1
1) A Peace Divided, Tanya Huff (DAW) 1
2) Assassin’s Price, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 1
3) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 57 1
4) Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 51 10
5) A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 86
*) Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway) 8 2
7) The Sea Peoples, S.M. Stirling (Ace) 1
8) Devil’s Due, Taylor Anderson (Ace) 1
9) The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi (Tor) 5 3
10) Dark Matter, Blake Crouch (Broadway) 1
1) Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Simon & Schuster) 48 3
*) The Freeze-Frame Revolution, Peter Watts (Tachyon) 1
3) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor) 23 1
4) The Stone Sky, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US) 7 7
5) 84K, Claire North (Orbit US) 1
6) Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US) 16
*) Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US) 3
8) Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway) 28
*) Revenant Gun, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US) 1
10) All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor) 6
*) The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US) 19 2
*) The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US) 8
1) Star Wars: Phasma, Delilah S. Dawson (Del Rey) 4 1
2) World of Warcraft: Before the Storm, Christie Golden (Del Rey) 1
3) Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn (Del Rey) 9 2
4) Alien: The Cold Forge, Alex White (Titan US) 1
*) Star Trek Prometheus: The Root of All Rage, Bernd Perplies & Christian Humberg (Titan US) 1
*) Star Wars: Canto Bight, Anonymous, ed. (Del Rey) 1

In its first month of release, Brief Cases by Jim Butcher (a collection of stories in the Dresden Files series) jumped to the top of the hardcover list with a commanding lead over second place finisher Mercedes Lackey’s The Hills Have Spies, the latest book in her long-running Valdemar series. There were no new runners-up. We had 53 nominated titles, up from 43 last month.

At the top of the paperback list was Tanya Huff’s A Peace Divided (book two of the Peacekeeper series), followed closely by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.’s Assassin’s Price, book 11 in the Imager Portfolio. The new runner-up was the latest book in the Pip & Flinx series, Strange Music by Alan Dean Foster (Del Rey). There were 62 titles nominated, up from last month’s 47.

On the trade paperback list, we had a tie between an old favorite, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and a new offering, Peter Watt’s The Freeze-Frame Revolution. How to Marry a Werewolf by Gail Carriger (Gail Carriger, LLC) was the new runner-up. We had 66 titles nominated, down from 69 last month.

In media- and gaming-related books, Star Wars: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson held onto the top spot for another month, edging out Christie Golden’s World of Warcraft: Before the Storm. There were no new runners-up. We had 22 titles nominated, up from last month’s 21.