|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||–|
|MEDIA & GAMING RELATED|
|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.
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), White Dwarf (Canada).
Data period: June 2018
Note: book titles and covers on this page link to IndieBound, a network of independent booksellers, such as those that contribute to this list.
From the September 2018 issue of Locus.
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