The Locus Bestsellers for February include top titles The Burning White by Brent Weeks (Orbit US); The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (DAW); The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (Orbit US); and Forgotten Realms: Boundless by R.A. Salvatore (Harper Voyager US).
|1)||The Burning White, Brent Weeks (Orbit US)||2||2|
|2)||A Little Hatred, Joe Abercrombie (Orbit US)||3||1|
|3)||Ninth House, Leigh Bardugo (Flatiron)||2||3|
|4)||Salvation Lost, Peter F. Hamilton (Del Rey)||1||–|
|5)||Warrior of the Altaii, Robert Jordan (Tor)||2||6|
|6)||Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tor.com Publishing)||3||5|
|7)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||2||–|
|8)||The Starless Sea, Erin Morgenstern (Doubleday)||1||–|
|9)||Accepting the Lance, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Baen)||1||–|
|10)||Full Throttle, Joe Hill (Morrow)||1||–|
|1)||The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||74||7|
|2)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||34||8|
|3)||Lies Sleeping, Ben Aaronovitch (DAW)||1||–|
|4)||Good Omens, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (Morrow)||27||1|
|5)||The Forbidden Stars, Tim Pratt (Angry Robot US)||2||6|
|6)||The Consuming Fire, John Scalzi (Tor)||2||5|
|7)||Uncompromising Honor, David Weber (Baen)||3||2|
|8)||Mistborn: The Final Empire, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||5||–|
|9)||Oathbringer, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||3||9|
|10)||A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||96||–|
|1)||The Last Wish, Andrzej Sapkowski (Orbit US)||4||2|
|2)||Sword of Destiny, Andrzej Sapkowski (Orbit US)||1||–|
|3)||A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab (Tor)||20||–|
|4)||The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor)||37||7|
|5)||The Dark Forest, Cixin Liu (Tor)||3||–|
|*)||Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US)||26||–|
|*)||The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick (Mariner)||8||–|
|8)||The Blade Itself, Joe Abercrombie (Orbit US)||1||–|
|*)||Cibola Burn, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US)||4||–|
|*)||The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||35||5|
|*)||The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager US)||4||–|
|MEDIA & GAMING RELATED|
|1)||Forgotten Realms: Boundless, R.A. Salvatore (Harper Voyager US)||3||1|
|2)||Star Wars: Resistance Reborn, Rebecca Roanhorse (Del Rey)||1||–|
|3)||Alien: Prototype, Tim Waggoner (Titan US)||1||–|
|4)||Star Wars: Master & Apprentice, Claudia Gray (Del Rey)||7||2|
|5)||Star Wars: Dooku: Jedi Lost, Cavan Scott (Del Rey)||2||4|
On the hardcover list, last month’s first and second finishers switched places, with The Burning White by Brent Weeks beating Joe Abercrombie’s A Little Hatred by a respectable margin. There were no new runners-up. We had 52 nominated titles, one title up from last month’s 51.
For paperbacks, the literary equivalent of comfort food ruled the day with old favorites The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and Frank Herbert’s Dune taking first and second place respectively. The new runner-up was Search Image by Julie E. Czerneda (DAW), the first book in her Web Shifter’s Library series. There were 47 titles nominated, down from 53 last month.
On the trade paperback list, two short story collections from Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher series captured the two top spots. The Last Wish took first place, with the Sword of Destiny in second. There were no new runners-up. We had 75 titles nominated, up from 71 last month.
R.A. Salvatore’s Forbidden Realms book Boundless continued its dominance of the media and gaming related books, holding onto first place, followed by Star Wars: Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse. There were no new runners-up. We had 21 nominated titles, down from last month’s 24.
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 2019
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From the February 2020 issue of Locus.
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