The Locus Bestsellers for February include top titles Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, and Star Wars: Last Shot by Daniel José Older.
|1)||Fire & Blood, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||1||–|
|2)||The Consuming Fire, John Scalzi (Tor)||2||2|
|3)||The Labyrinth Index, Charles Stross (Tor.com Publishing)||1||–|
|4)||The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition, Ursula K. Le Guin & Charles Vess (Saga)||1||–|
|5)||The Fall of Gondolin, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)||4||5|
|6)||Lies Sleeping, Ben Aaronovitch (DAW)||1||–|
|7)||Uncompromising Honor, David Weber (Baen)||2||1|
|8)||The Night Angel Trilogy, Brent Weeks (Orbit US)||1||–|
|9)||The Monster Baru Cormorant, Seth Dickinson (Tor)||1||–|
|10)||Red Moon, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US)||2||7|
|1)||The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||62||5|
|2)||A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||88||–|
|3)||Into the Fire, Elizabeth Moon (Del Rey)||1||–|
|4)||Good Omens, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (Morrow)||16||2|
|*)||Old Man’s War, John Scalzi (Tor)||8||–|
|6)||The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||8||9|
|7)||The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin (Ace)||8||10|
|*)||Terminal Alliance, Jim C. Hines (DAW)||1||–|
|9)||A Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||62||–|
|*)||Diamond Fire, Ilona Andrews (Avon Impulse)||1||–|
|*)||The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey)||4||1|
|*)||Willful Child, Steven Erikson (Tor)||2||–|
|1)||The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor)||27||3|
|2)||Persepolis Rising, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US)||2||1|
|3)||The Dark Forest, Cixin Liu (Tor)||2||–|
|4)||The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||23||–|
|5)||Oathbringer, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||1||–|
|6)||Death’s End, Cixin Liu (Tor)||3||–|
|7)||Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Simon & Schuster)||52||5|
|*)||Kings of the Wyld, Nicholas Eames (Orbit US)||3||9|
|9)||Bloody Rose, Nicholas Eames (Orbit US)||2||–|
|10)||The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick (Mariner)||7||–|
|*)||Season of Storms, Andrzej Sapkowski (Orbit US)||1||–|
|MEDIA & GAMING RELATED|
|1)||Star Wars: Last Shot, Daniel José Older (Del Rey)||2||–|
|2)||Firefly: Big Damn Hero, James Lovegrove (Titan US)||1||–|
|3)||Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana: A Visual History, Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson & Sam Witwer (Ten Speed)||1||–|
|4)||Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances, Timothy Zahn (Del Rey)||3||–|
Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin, the first book (of two) in the history of the Targaryens, captured first place on the hardcover list, followed by John Scalzi’s The Consuming Fire. The new runner-up was Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink (Harper Perennial). We had 48 nominated titles, up from 47 last month.
On the paperback list, two old favorites reclaimed the top spots with Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind in first place and A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin in second. The Spark by David Drake (Baen) was the new runner-up. There were 52 titles nominated, up from last month’s 50.
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, the first book in Liu’s Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy, took first place on the trade paperback list with a respectable lead over Persepolis Rising, the seventh book in James S.A. Corey’s Expanse series. There were no new runners-up. We had 61 titles nominated, down from 63 last month.
In media and gaming related books, Star Wars: Last Shot by Daniel José Older moved into first place while second place went to James Lovegrove’s Firefly: Big Damn Hero. There were no new runners-up. We had 20 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 (NH), Uncle Hugo’s (MN), White Dwarf (Canada).
Data period: November 2018
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From the February 2019 issue of Locus.
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