The Locus Bestsellers for November includes top titles Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, Planetside by Michael Mammay, The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, and Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn
|1)||Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)||2||1|
|2)||Brief Cases, Jim Butcher (Ace)||3||2|
|3)||Serpentine, Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley)||1||–|
|4)||Rogue Protocol, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)||1||–|
|5)||The Fall of Gondolin, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)||1||–|
|6)||Alternate Routes, Tim Powers (Baen)||1||–|
|*)||Kill the Farm Boy, Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne (Del Rey)||2||5|
|8)||Ball Lightning, Cixin Liu (Tor)||1||–|
|9)||Magic Triumphs, Ilona Andrews (Ace)||1||–|
|10)||Competence, Gail Carriger (Orbit US)||2||10|
|1)||Planetside, Michael Mammay (Harper Voyager US)||1||–|
|2)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||20||5|
|*)||Marked, Benedict Jacka (Ace)||2||4|
|4)||The Core, Peter V. Brett (Del Rey)||1||–|
|5)||Good Omens, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (Morrow)||14||3|
|6)||The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||59||2|
|7)||The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||5||–|
|8)||The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin (Ace)||5||–|
|9)||Shadow’s Bane, Karen Chance (Berkley)||1||–|
|10)||A Peace Divided, Tanya Huff (DAW)||3||1|
|1)||The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||21||3|
|2)||Artemis, Andy Weir (Broadway)||2||2|
|3)||Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager US)||2||4|
|*)||The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor)||24||–|
|5)||Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Simon & Schuster)||49||–|
|6)||Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler (Warner)||1||1|
|7)||The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||10||7|
|8)||Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US)||17||–|
|*)||Provenance, Ann Leckie (Orbit US)||2||8|
|10)||Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (Broadway)||29||–|
|MEDIA & GAMING RELATED|
|1)||Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn (Del Rey)||11||2|
|2)||The Predator: Hunters and Hunted, James A. Moore (Titan US)||1||–|
|3)||Marvel’s Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover, David Liss (Titan US)||1||–|
|4)||World of Warcraft: Before the Storm, Christie Golden (Del Rey)||1||–|
There were no changes from the top of last month’s hardcover list. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik held onto first place, with a very large lead over second place finisher, Jim Butcher’s Brief Cases. Foundryside, the first book in a new fantasy series by Robert Jackson Bennett (Crown), was the new runner-up. We had 47 nominated titles, slightly up from 46 last month.
Debut mystery/military SF novel Planetside by Michael Mammay narrowly captured the top of the paperback list, followed closely for second place by a tie between Frank Herbert’s Dune and Marked by Benedict Jacka. The new runner-up was Seanan McGuire’s Tricks for Free (DAW), the seventh book in her InCryptid series. There were 57 titles nominated, up from last month’s 46.
On the heels of her Hugo win, N.K. Jemisin returned to the top of the trade paperback list with The Fifth Season, book one in The Broken Earth Trilogy. Artemis by Andy Weir remained in second place. The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor), which further explores the world created for the award-winning story “The Lady Astronaut of Mars”, was the new runner-up. We had 70 titles nominated, up from 57 last month.
In media and gaming related books, Timothy Zahn’s Star Wars: Thrawn regained first place, with The Predator: Hunters and Hunted by James A. Moore, the official movie prequel, in second. There were no new runners-up. We had 19 titles nominated, up from last month’s 15.
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: August 2018
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From the November 2018 issue of Locus.
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