The Locus Bestsellers for March include top titles Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, and Firefly: Big Damn Hero by James Lovegrove.
|1)||Fire & Blood, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||2||1|
|2)||How Long ’til Black Future Month?, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||1||–|
|3)||The Consuming Fire, John Scalzi (Tor)||3||2|
|*)||Red Moon, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US)||3||10|
|5)||The Fall of Gondolin, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)||5||5|
|6)||The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition, Ursula K. Le Guin & Charles Vess (Saga)||2||4|
|*)||Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||2||–|
|8)||Lies Sleeping, Ben Aaronovitch (DAW)||2||6|
|9)||The Labyrinth Index, Charles Stross (Tor.com Publishing)||2||3|
|10)||A Map of Days, Ransom Riggs (Dutton)||2||–|
|1)||The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||63||1|
|2)||Mistborn: The Final Empire, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||2||–|
|3)||The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||9||6|
|4)||A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||89||2|
|5)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||23||–|
|6)||Into the Fire, Elizabeth Moon (Del Rey)||2||3|
|7)||Shroud of Eternity, Terry Goodkind (Tor)||1||–|
|8)||The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin (Ace)||9||7|
|9)||Terminal Alliance, Jim C. Hines (DAW)||2||7|
|10)||The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi (Tor)||8||–|
|1)||The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||24||4|
|2)||The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor)||28||1|
|3)||The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)||2||–|
|4)||A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab (Tor)||16||–|
|5)||Artemis, Andy Weir (Broadway)||4||–|
|6)||Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US)||18||–|
|7)||Beren and Lúthien, J.R.R. Tolkien (Mariner)||2||–|
|*)||A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||26||–|
|9)||All Systems Red, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)||2||–|
|*)||Iron Gold, Pierce Brown (Del Rey)||1||–|
|MEDIA & GAMING RELATED|
|1)||Firefly: Big Damn Hero, James Lovegrove (Titan US)||2||2|
|2)||Star Wars: Last Shot, Daniel José Older (Del Rey)||3||1|
|3)||Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana: A Visual History, Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson & Sam Witwer (Ten Speed)||2||3|
|4)||Star Trek Prometheus: In the Heart of Chaos,
Bernd Perplies & Christian Humberg (Pocket)
|5)||Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances, Timothy Zahn (Del Rey)||4||4|
Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin, the first book (of two) in the history of the Targaryens in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, remained in first place on the hardcover list with a substantial lead over N.K. Jemisin’s collection How Long ’til Black Future Month in second. The new runner-up was Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart by Steven Erikson (Promontory). We had 55 nominated titles, up from 48 last month.
On the paperback list, Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind claimed the top spot, with a hefty lead over second place finisher Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. Choices edited by Mercedes Lackey (DAW), an anthology of short stories set in her Valdemar universe, was the new runner-up. There were 53 titles nominated, up from last month’s 52.
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin returned to first place on the trade paperback list, bumping The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu into second. There were no new runners-up. We had 67 titles nominated, up from 61 last month.
In media and gaming-related books, last month’s first and second place finishers traded places with James Lovegrove’s Firefly: Big Damn Hero moving into first, and Star Wars: Last Shot by Daniel José Older moving into second. The new runner-up was Doctor Who: TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual by Richard Atkinson & Mike Tucker (BBC Books). We had 30 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: December 2018
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From the March 2019 issue of Locus.
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