The Locus Bestsellers for February include top titles Leviathan Falls by James S.A. Corey (Orbit US), Dune by Frank Herbert (Ace), The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (Tor), and Critical Role: Vox Machina: Kith &Kin by Marieke Nijkamp (Del Rey).
|1)||Leviathan Falls, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US)||2||3|
|2)||Project Hail Mary, Andy Weir (Ballantine)||8||2|
|3)||Termination Shock, Neal Stephenson (Morrow)||2||1|
|4)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||6||4|
|5)||Noor, Nnedi Okorafor (DAW)||1||–|
|6)||The Last Graduate, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)||4||5|
|7)||Under the Whispering Door,TJ Klune (Tor)||4||6|
|8)||Light from Uncommon Stars, Ryka Aoki (Tor)||1||–|
|9)||Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, V.E. Schwab (Tor)||14||7|
|10)||A Marvellous Light, Freya Marske (Tordotcom)||1||–|
|1)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||59||1|
|2)||Eye of the World, Robert Jordan (Tor)||8||3|
|3)||Dune Messiah, Frank Herbert (Ace)||11||2|
|4)||Foundation, Isaac Asimov (Bantam)||9||5|
|5)||A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin (Clarion)||3||10|
|6)||The Great Hunt, Robert Jordan (Tor)||3||–|
|7)||Risen, Benedict Jacka (Ace)||1||–|
|8)||Children of Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||5||6|
|9)||Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor)||11||10|
|10)||The Last Wish, Andrzej Sapkowski (Orbit US)||11||–|
|1)||The House in the Cerulean Sea, TJ Klune (Tor)||12||1|
|2)||The Ministry for the Future, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US)||2||3|
|3)||The Once and Future Witches, Alix E. Harrow (Redhook)||3||5|
|*)||Piranesi, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury US)||3||6|
|5)||All Systems Red, Martha Wells (Tordotcom)||4||–|
|6)||A Deadly Education, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)||6||3|
|7)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||6||2|
|8)||The Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon (Bloomsbury US)||7||–|
|9)||The City We Became, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||3||–|
|*)||The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||53||–|
|*)||Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US)||50||–|
|*)||The Only Good Indians, Stephen Graham Jones (Saga)||2||–|
|*)||The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager US)||5||–|
|MEDIA & GAMING RELATED|
|1)||Critical Role: Vox Machina: Kith & Kin, Mariekie Nijkamp (Del Rey)||1||–|
|2)||Star Wars Visions: Ronin, Emma Mieko Candon (Del Rey)||3||4|
|3)||Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil, Timothy Zahn (Del Rey)||2||1|
Leviathan Falls, the latest novel in The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey, climbed into the top spot of the hardcover list, barely surpassing the number of votes for Andy Weir’s Project Hail Mary, which remained in second place for the second month in a row. Our runner-up is The God Is Not Willing by Steven Erikson (Tor), the first book in the Witness trilogy. We had 49 nominated titles, up from 48 last month.
For the 13th consecutive month, Dune’s dominance on the paperback list remains unchanged. The book by Frank Herbert took first place with a comfortable lead over Robert Jordan’s The Eye of the World in second. Old favorites seems to be the theme of the paperback list with only one book, Risen by Benedict Jacka, first published within the last five years. There were no new runners-up. Forty-eight titles were nominated, up from last month’s 45.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune stayed at the top of the trade paperback list for a second month in a close race with Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future. M. John Harrison’s The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again (Gollancz) was our new runner-up. There were 63 nominated titles, up from last month’s 57.
On the media and gaming-related list, Critical Role: Vox Machina: Kith & Kin by Marieke Nijkamp moved into first place over Star Wars Visions: Ronin by Emma Mieko Candon. There were no new runners-up. We had 18 nominated titles, the same as 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: December 2021.
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This report and more like it in the March 2022 issue of Locus.
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