The Locus Bestsellers for July include top titles The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (Tor), Dune by Frank Herbert (Ace), House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury US), and Star Wars: Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn (Del Rey).
|1)||The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, V.E. Schwab (Tor)||7||1|
|2)||Rhythm of War, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||6||2|
|3)||Piranesi, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury US)||7||3|
|4)||A Court of Silver Flames, Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury US)||3||5|
|5)||Hummingbird Salamander, Jeff VanderMeer (MCD)||1||–|
|6)||Wild Sign, Patricia Briggs (Ace)||2||6|
|7)||The Ministry for the Future, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US)||6||9|
|8)||Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey)||6||–|
|9)||Fugitive Telemetry, Martha Wells (Tordotcom)||1||–|
|10)||A Deadly Education, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)||7||7|
|1)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||51||1|
|2)||Neuromancer, William Gibson (Ace)||9||–|
|3)||The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||27||3|
|4)||The Last Emperox, John Scalzi (Tor)||1||–|
|5)||Peace Talks, Jim Butcher (Ace)||1||–|
|6)||Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||10||7|
|7)||1984, George Orwell (Signet)||18||4|
|*)||Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||10||–|
|9)||Calculated Risks, Seanan McGuire (DAW)||3||2|
|10)||Foundation, Isaac Asimov (Bantam)||4||–|
|1)||House of Earth and Blood, Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury US)||2||6|
|2)||The House in the Cerulean Sea, TJ Klune (Tor)||4||3|
|3)||Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler (Grand Central)||11||1|
|4)||The Galaxy, and the Ground Within, Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager US)||1||–|
|5)||Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tordotcom)||8||7|
|6)||The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Alix E. Harrow (Redhook)||8||–|
|7)||The Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon (Bloomsbury US)||3||–|
|8)||The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||50||–|
|*)||The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager US)||8||–|
|*)||This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Saga)||8||–|
|MEDIA & GAMING RELATED|
|1)||Star Wars: Thrawn: Treason, Timothy Zahn (Del Rey)||13||–|
|2)||Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Sarah Kuhn (Del Rey)||1||–|
|3)||Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron, Alexander Freed (Del Rey)||5||4|
In a repeat performance, the first three entries on the hardcover list mirrored last month’s list, with The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab in first place, Brandon Sanderson’s Rhythm of War in second, and Piranesi by Susanna Clarke in third. Into the Light by David Weber & Chris Kennedy (Tor), sequel to Out of the Dark, was our new runner-up. We had 38 nominated titles, down from last month’s 42.
Dune by Frank Herbert topped the paperback list for another month, followed by a resurgence of another old favorite, William Gibson’s classic Neuromancer, in second. There were no new runners-up. There were 58 titles nominated, up from last month’s 54.
The fight for first place on trade paperback list was close, with Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas narrowly edging out second-place finisher TJ Klune’s The House in the Cerulean Sea. Meanwhile The House in the Cerulean Sea only beat our third place finisher, Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, by a single point. There were no new runners-up. We had 63 nominated titles, up from last month’s 61.
On the media and gaming-related list, Star Wars: Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn moved back into first place, with Alexander Freed’s Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron in second. There were no new runners-up. There were 17 nominated titles, the same number as last month.
Data period: April 2021.
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From the July 2021 issue of Locus.
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