The Locus Bestsellers for January include top titles The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik (Del Rey), Dune by Frank Herbert (Ace), and Star Wars Visions: Ronin by Emma Mieko Candon (Del Rey).
|1)||The Last Graduate, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)||2||4|
|2)||Under the Whispering Door, TJ Klune (Tor)||2||3|
|3)||A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Becky Chambers (Tordotcom)||4||5|
|4)||A Spindle Splintered, Alix E. Harrow (Tordotcom)||1||–|
|5)||To End in Fire, David Weber & Eric Flint (Baen)||1||–|
|6)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||4||–|
|*)||Truth of the Divine, Lindsay Ellis (St. Martin’s )||1||–|
|8)||Project Hail Mary, Andy Weir (Ballantine)||6||1|
|9)||The Final Girl Support Group, Grady Hendrix (Berkley)||3||–|
|*)||The Witness for the Dead, Katherine Addison (Tor)||4||–|
|1)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||57||1|
|2)||Dune Messiah, Frank Herbert (Ace)||9||7|
|3)||God Emperor of Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||1||–|
|4)||Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||15||–|
|5)||A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin (Clarion)||1||–|
|6)||The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||32||3|
|7)||1984, George Orwell (Signet)||20||9|
|8)||Fire & Blood, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||2||5|
|9)||Children of Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||3||4|
|10)||The Ruin of Kings, Jenn Lyons (Tor)||3||–|
|1)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||4||2|
|2)||A Deadly Education, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)||4||3|
|3)||Piranesi, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury US)||1||–|
|4)||The Once and Future Witches, Alix E. Harrow (Redhook)||1||–|
|5)||The House in the Cerulean Sea, TJ Klune (Tor)||10||1|
|6)||Harrow the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tordotcom)||1||–|
|7)||Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tordotcom)||12||–|
|8)||The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor)||44||–|
|9)||Dune Messiah, Frank Herbert (Ace)||1||–|
|*)||Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey)||5||5|
|MEDIA & GAMING RELATED|
|1)||Star Wars Visions: Ronin, Emma Mieko Candon (Del Rey)||1||–|
|2)||Star Trek: Coda: The Ashes of Tomorrow, James Swallow (Gallery)||1||–|
|*)||Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi, Charles Soule (Del Rey)||7||–|
|4)||Star Trek: Coda: Moments Asunder, Dayton Ward (Gallery)||1||–|
The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik, the second book in the Scholomance series, climbed to the top of the hardcover list with a decisive win over our second place finisher, TJ Klune’s Under the Whispering Door. Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki (Tor) was our new runner-up. We had 46 nominated titles, up from 45 last month.
Frank Herbert had another very good month, with seven books in his Dune series on our bestsellers list – one on the hardcover list, four on the paperback list, and two on the trade paperback list. On the paperback list, the first three books in the Dune series – Dune, Dune Messiah, and God Emperor of Dune – took the first three places on our list in series order.
There were no new runners-up. Fifty-nine titles were nominated, up from last month’s 55.
Dune also claimed the top of the trade paperback list, with a slight lead over A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik, the first book in her Scholomance series. Our new runner-up was Alastair Reynolds’s Inhibitor Phase (Orbit US), the latest book set in his Revelation Space universe. There were 59 nominated titles, up from last month’s 55.
On the media and gaming-related list, Star Wars Visions: Ronin by Emma Mieko Candon took first place over both Star Trek: Coda: The Ashes of Tomorrow by James Swallow and Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule, which tied for second. There were no new runners-up. We had 16 nominated titles, down from 20 last month.
Compiled with data from: Bakka-Phoenix (Canada), Book Moon (MA), Borderlands (CA), McNally Robinson (two in Canada), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), Orca Books (WA), Toadstool (NH), White Dwarf (Canada).
Data period: October 2021.
Note: book titles and covers on this page link to IndieBound, a network of independent booksellers, such as those that contribute to this list.
This report and more like it in the January 2022 issue of Locus.
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