The Locus Bestsellers for January include top titles Uncompromising Honor by David Weber, Dune by Frank Herbert, Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey, and Timeless by R.A. Salvatore.
|1)||Uncompromising Honor, David Weber (Baen)||1||–|
|2)||The Consuming Fire, John Scalzi (Tor)||1||–|
|3)||Port of Shadows, Glen Cook (Tor)||1||–|
|4)||Vengeful, V.E. Schwab (Tor)||2||7|
|5)||The Fall of Gondolin, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)||3||1|
|6)||A Map of Days, Ransom Riggs (Dutton)||1||–|
|7)||Red Moon, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US)||1||–|
|8)||Exit Strategy, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)||1||–|
|9)||Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||1||–|
|10)||Dragon’s Code, Gigi McCaffrey (Del Rey)||1||–|
|1)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||22||1|
|2)||Good Omens, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (Morrow)||15||–|
|3)||The Mongrel Mage, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor)||1||–|
|4)||A Scandal in Battersea, Mercedes Lackey (DAW)||1||–|
|5)||Children of the Fleet, Orson Scott Card (Tor)||1||–|
|*)||The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||61||4|
|7)||The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi (Tor)||7||–|
|*)||The Monster Hunter Files, Larry Correia & Bryan Thomas Schmidt, eds. (Baen)||1||–|
|9)||The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||7||2|
|10)||The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin (Ace)||7||8|
|1)||Persepolis Rising, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US)||1||–|
|2)||A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab (Tor)||15||–|
|3)||The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor)||26||7|
|4)||Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager US)||3||–|
|5)||Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Simon & Schuster)||51||3|
|6)||Beren and Lúthien, J.R.R. Tolkien (Mariner)||1||–|
|7)||Autonomous, Annalee Newitz (Tor)||2||6|
|*)||Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk)||30||–|
|9)||Kings of the Wyld, Nicholas Eames (Orbit US)||2||1|
|10)||The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal||1||–|
|MEDIA & GAMING RELATED|
|1)||Timeless, R.A. Salvatore (Harper Voyager US)||2||1|
|2)||Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn (Del Rey)||13||3|
On the hardcover list, Uncompromising Honor by David Weber (book 14 in the long-running Honor Harrington series) jumped to the top of the hardcover list with Weber’s first new book in the main Honor Harrington series in six years. John Scalzi’s The Consuming Fire came in second. The new runner-up was An Easy Death (Saga), the first book in a new series by Charlaine Harris. We had 47 nominated titles, up from 43 last month.
Frank Herbert’s classic Dune remained at the top of the paperback list, with Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett in second. The Gathering Edge by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Baen), book 20 in the Liaden Universe series, was the new runner-up. There were 50 titles nominated, down from last month’s 51.
On the trade paperback list, Persepolis Rising, the seventh book in James S.A. Corey’s Expanse series, took first place, followed by V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic. The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor) was the new runner-up. We had 63 titles nominated, down from 64 last month.
In media and gaming related books, Timeless by R.A. Salvatore held onto first place with a large lead over the second place finisher Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn. There were no new runners-up. We had 22 titles nominated, up from last month’s 20.
Compiled with data from Bakka-Phoenix Books (Canada), Barnes & Noble (USA), Borderlands (CA), McNally Robinson (2 in Canada), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), Toadstool (NH), Uncle Hugo’s (MN), White Dwarf (Canada).
Data period: October 2018
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From the January 2019 issue of Locus.
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