The Locus Bestsellers for June include top titles The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (Tor), Dune by Frank Herbert (Ace), Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler (Grand Central), and Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule (Del Rey).
|1)||The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, V.E. Schwab (Tor)||6||2|
|2)||Rhythm of War, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||5||9|
|3)||Piranesi, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury US)||6||–|
|4)||A Desolation Called Peace, Arkady Martine (Tor)||1||–|
|5)||A Court of Silver Flames, Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury US)||2||1|
|6)||Wild Sign, Patricia Briggs (Ace)||1||–|
|7)||A Deadly Education, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)||6||5|
|8)||Black Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga)||4||–|
|9)||The Ministry for the Future, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US)||5||6|
|10)||Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf)||1||–|
|1)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||50||1|
|2)||Calculated Risks, Seanan McGuire (DAW)||2||4|
|3)||The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||26||10|
|4)||1984, George Orwell (Signet)||17||5|
|5)||Smoke Bitten, Patricia Briggs (Ace)||2||2|
|6)||The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||83||–|
|7)||The Color of Magic, Terry Pratchett (Harper)||3||–|
|*)||Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||9||–|
|9)||The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin (Harper Voyager)||1||–|
|*)||Penric’s Progress, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)||1||–|
|1)||Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler (Grand Central)||10||2|
|2)||The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor)||42||–|
|3)||The House in the Cerulean Sea, TJ Klune (Tor)||3||1|
|4)||The Conductors, Nicole Glover (John Joseph Adams)||1||–|
|*)||A Memory Called Empire, Arkady Martine (Tor)||1||–|
|6)||House of Earth and Blood, Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury US)||1||–|
|7)||Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tordotcom)||7||–|
|8)||A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury US)||1||–|
|*)||The Midnight Bargain, C.L. Polk (Orbit UK)||1||–|
|10)||Later, Stephen King (Hard Case Crime)||1||–|
|MEDIA & GAMING RELATED|
|1)||Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi, Charles Soule (Del Rey)||3||1|
|2)||Star Wars: Shadow Fall, Alexander Freed (Del Rey)||3||2|
|3)||Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Dark, Claudia Gray (Disney Lucasfilm)||2||2|
|4)||Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron, Alexander Freed (Del Rey)||4||–|
On the hardcover list, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab moved back into first place, followed closely by Brandon Sanderson’s Rhythm of War. The latest book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series, The Desolations of Devil’s Acre by Ransom Riggs (Dutton) was our new runner-up. We had 42 nominated titles, up from last month’s 38.
Frank Herbert’s Dune remained at the top of the paperback list for another month with a comfortable lead over Seanan McGuire’s Calculated Risks (book ten in the InCryptid series) in second place. The new runner-up was Mark Lawrence’s The Girl and the Stars (Ace). There were 54 titles nominated, up from last month’s 48.
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler beat all comers for the top spot on the trade paperback list. Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem came in second, in a virtual dead heat with The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. There were no new runners-up. We had 61 nominated titles, up from last month’s 54.
On the media- and gaming-related list, Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule held onto number one for the third straight month. In second place was Alexander Freed’s Star Wars: Shadow Fall (book two in the Star Wars Alphabet Squadron series). There were no new runners-up. There were 17 nominated titles, down from last month’s 22.
Data period: February 2021.
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From the June 2021 issue of Locus.
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