The Locus Bestsellers for November include top titles Fall; or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson (Morrow), Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (Morrow), and Star Wars: Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn (Del Rey).
|1)||Fall; or, Dodge in Hell, Neal Stephenson (Morrow)||3||1|
|2)||Dark Age, Pierce Brown (Del Rey)||2||9|
|3)||A Brightness Long Ago, Guy Gavriel Kay (Berkley)||4||4|
|*)||This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Saga)||2||5|
|5)||Hollow Kingdom, Kira Jane Buxton (Grand Central)||1||–|
|6)||The Mage-Fire War, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor)||1||–|
|7)||Exhalation, Ted Chiang (Knopf)||4||3|
|8)||Wanderers, Chuck Wendig (Del Rey)||2||2|
|9)||The Dragon Republic, R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager US)||1||–|
|10)||Gods of Jade and Shadow, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey)||1||–|
|1)||Good Omens, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (Morrow)||24||1|
|2)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||31||4|
|3)||Salvation, Peter F. Hamilton (Del Rey)||2||2|
|4)||The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||13||–|
|5)||The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||71||3|
|6)||Dragon’s Code, Gigi McCaffrey (Del Rey)||1||–|
|7)||An Easy Death, Charlaine Harris (Pocket)||1||–|
|8)||Uncharted, Kevin J. Anderson & Sarah A. Hoyt (Baen)||1||–|
|9)||Serpentine, Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley)||1||–|
|10)||The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||33||9|
|1)||Good Omens, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (Morrow)||5||1|
|*)||The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor)||34||2|
|3)||Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US)||24||4|
|4)||The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager US)||1||–|
|5)||The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)||4||–|
|6)||Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)||4||9|
|7)||The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||32||10|
|8)||Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Simon & Schuster)||54||–|
|*)||Kill the Farm Boy, Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne (Del Rey)||2||–|
|10)||Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit US)||35||–|
|MEDIA & GAMING RELATED|
|1)||Star Wars: Thrawn: Treason, Timothy Zahn (Del Rey)||2||1|
|2)||Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town, Adam Christopher (Del Rey)||3||3|
|3)||Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn (Del Rey)||14||–|
On the hardcover list, Fall; or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson retained its hold at number one with a slight lead over Pierce Brown’s Dark Age. The new runner-up was Reticence by Gail Carriger (Orbit US), the fourth book in the Custard Protocol series. We had 51 nominated titles, up from 45 last month.
For the third month in a row, Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett tops our paperback list, followed in second place by Frank Herbert’s Dune, a perennial favorite. The War in the Dark by Nick Setchfield (Titan) was our new runner-up. There were 48 titles nominated, down from last month’s 50.
For the second month, Good Omens tops the trade paperback list, although this month it tied for first place with Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem. Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey came in third. Velocity Weapon by Megan E. O’Keefe (Orbit US), the first book in the Protectorate series, was our new runner-up. We had 67 titles nominated, down from 76 last month.
On our media and gaming-related books list, Star Wars: Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn held onto first place with a substantial lead over second place finisher Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town by Adam Christopher. There were no new runners-up. We had 24 nominated titles, up from last month’s 19.
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), University Bookstore (WA), White Dwarf (Canada).
Data period: August 2019
Note: book titles and covers on this page link to IndieBound, a network of independent booksellers, such as those that contribute to this list.
From the November 2019 issue of Locus.
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