|1)||Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)||1||–|
|2)||Brief Cases, Jim Butcher (Ace)||2||1|
|3)||The Skaar Invasion, Terry Brooks (Del Rey)||2||4|
|4)||Outcasts of Order, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor)||2||6|
|5)||Kill the Farm Boy, Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne (Del Rey)||1||–|
|6)||The Privilege of Peace, Tanya Huff (DAW)||2||9|
|7)||Oathbringer, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||7||–|
|8)||Destroyermen: River of Bones, Taylor Anderson (Ace)||1||–|
|*)||Summerland, Hannu Rajaniemi (Tor)||1||–|
|10)||Competence, Gail Carriger (Orbit US)||1||–|
|*)||Head On, John Scalzi (Tor)||4||9|
|1)||A Peace Divided, Tanya Huff (DAW)||2||1|
|2)||The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||58||3|
|3)||Good Omens, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (HarperTorch)||13||–|
|4)||Marked, Benedict Jacka (Ace)||1||–|
|5)||American Gods, Neil Gaiman (Morrow)||36||–|
|*)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||19||–|
|7)||The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi (Tor)||6||9|
|8)||1984, George Orwell (Signet)||7||–|
|9)||A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||87||5|
|10)||Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor)||52||4|
|1)||Walkaway, Cory Doctorow (Tor)||1||–|
|2)||Artemis, Andy Weir (Broadway)||1||–|
|3)||The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||20||10|
|4)||Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager US)||1||–|
|5)||A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab (Tor)||14||–|
|6)||The Freeze-Frame Revolution, Peter Watts (Tachyon)||2||1|
|7)||The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||9||10|
|8)||Provenance, Ann Leckie (Orbit US)||1||–|
|MEDIA & GAMING RELATED|
|1)||Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances, Timothy Zahn (Del Rey)||1||–|
|2)||Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn (Del Rey)||10||3|
|3)||Halo: Bad Blood, Matt Forbeck (Gallery)||1||–|
Spinning Silver, the latest release from Naomi Novik, vaulted into first place on the hardcover list with a substantial lead over last month’s winner, Jim Butcher’s Brief Cases, which dropped to second. The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French (Crown) was the new runner-up. We had 46 nominated titles, down from 53 last month.
Tanya Huff’s A Peace Divided (book two of the Peacekeeper series) barely held onto the top of the paperback list, followed in second place by The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. The new runner-up was Eric Flint & Mike Resnick’s The Gods of Sagittarius (Baen). There were 46 titles nominated, down from last month’s 62.
On the trade paperback list, new releases Walkaway by Cory Doctorow and Artemis by Andy Weir fought for the top spot with Walkaway narrowly squeaking by with the win. There were no new runners-up. We had 57 titles nominated, down from 66 last month.
In media and gaming related books, Timothy Zahn ruled with both the first and second books at the top of the list. Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliance took first place with a huge lead over second place finisher Star Wars: Thrawn. There were no new runners-up. We had 15 titles nominated, down from last month’s 22.
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: July 2018
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From the October 2018 issue of Locus.
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