The Locus Bestsellers for June include top titles Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James, That Ain’t Witchcraft by Seanan McGuire, The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, and Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn.
|1)||Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Marlon James (Riverhead)||2||1|
|2)||Tiamat’s Wrath, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US)||1||–|
|3)||The Raven Tower, Ann Leckie (Orbit US)||2||7|
|4)||The Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon (Bloomsbury USA)||2||6|
|5)||How Long ’til Black Future Month?, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||4||3|
|6)||Wild Country, Anne Bishop (Ace)||1||–|
|7)||Radicalized, Cory Doctorow (Tor)||1||–|
|8)||Fire & Blood, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||5||5|
|9)||The Ruin of Kings, Jenn Lyons (Tor)||1||–|
|10)||A Conspiracy of Truths, Alexandra Rowland (Saga)||1||–|
|1)||That Ain’t Witchcraft, Seanan McGuire (DAW)||1||–|
|2)||The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||66||6|
|3)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||26||2|
|4)||Good Omens, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (Morrow)||19||3|
|*)||The Skaar Invasion, Terry Brooks (Del Rey)||1||–|
|6)||American Gods, Neil Gaiman (Morrow)||37||–|
|7)||A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||91||–|
|8)||Firebrand, Kristen Britain (DAW)||1||–|
|9)||Circle of the Moon, Faith Hunter (Ace)||1||–|
|*)||The Witchwood Crown, Tad Williams (DAW)||1||–|
|1)||The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||27||1|
|2)||A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab (Tor)||18||–|
|3)||A People’s Future of the United States, Victor LaValle & John Joseph Adams, ed. (One World)||2||6|
|4)||Shadow Captain, Alastair Reynolds (Orbit US)||2||3|
|5)||The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor)||30||2|
|6)||Cibola Burn, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US)||2||–|
|7)||Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Simon & Schuster)||53||–|
|*)||The Power, Naomi Alderman (Back Bay)||2||6|
|9)||Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit US)||34||–|
|*)||A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||27||–|
|MEDIA & GAMING RELATED|
|1)||Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances, Timothy Zahn (Del Rey)||5||–|
|2)||Firefly: The Magnificent Nine, James Lovegrove (Titan US)||1||–|
|3)||Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow, E.K. Johnston (Lucasfilm Press)||1||–|
|4)||Firefly: Big Damn Hero, James Lovegrove (Titan US)||4||–|
Marlon James’s Black Leopard, Red Wolf held onto the top spot on the hardcover list, with a respectable lead over our second place finisher, Tiamat’s Wrath (book eight in James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse series). The new runner-up was Broken Stars (Tor), an anthology of contemporary Chinese SF in translation, edited by Ken Liu. We had 38 nominated titles, down from 58 last month.
On the paperback list, the latest entry in the InCryptid series, That Ain’t Witchcraft by Seanan McGuire, vaulted to the top, with a substantial lead over Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind in second. Mission to Methone by Les Johnson (Baen) was our new runner-up. There were 51 titles nominated, down from last month’s 59.
On the trade paperback list it was a nail-biter, with N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season barely retaining first place, after facing a serious challenge from V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic. There were no new runners-up. We had 70 titles nominated, up from 64 last month.
In media and gaming related books, Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn returned to the media & gaming related books list in first place, followed in second by Firefly: The Magnificent Nine by James Lovegrove. There were no new runners-up. We had 23 nominated titles, down from last month’s 26.
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: March 2019
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From the June 2019 issue of Locus.
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