The Locus Bestsellers for June include top titles All the Seas of the World by Guy Gavriel Kay (Berkley), Dune by Frank Herbert (Ace), and Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler (Grand Central).
|1)||All the Seas of the World, Guy Gavriel Kay (Berkley)||2||2|
|2)||Book of Night, Holly Black (Tor)||2||1|
|3)||House of Sky and Breath, Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury US)||5||4|
|4)||Dawnshard, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||4||–|
|5)||Ordinary Monsters, J.M. Miro (Flatiron)||1||–|
|6)||The Grief of Stones, Katherine Addison (Tor)||1||–|
|7)||Sea of Tranquility, Emily St. John Mandel (Knopf)||2||–|
|8)||A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Becky Chambers (Tordotcom)||7||3|
|9)||The Atlas Six, Olivie Blake (Tor)||3||–|
|*)||Clockwork Destiny, Kevin J. Anderson &
Neil Peart (ECW)
|*)||Nettle & Bone, T. Kingfisher (Tor)||3||4|
|1)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||65||1|
|2)||Dune Messiah, Frank Herbert (Ace)||17||2|
|3)||Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett (Harper)||2||–|
|4)||Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||20||3|
|5)||Good Omens, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman (Morrow)||34||–|
|6)||1984, George Orwell (Signet)||23||6|
|7)||The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||89||–|
|8)||Rhythm of War, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||1||–|
|9)||The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin (Harper Voyager US)||5||5|
|10)||Fire & Blood, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||3||–|
|*)||Foundation, Isaac Asimov (Bantam)||13||–|
|1)||Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler (Grand Central)||19||2|
|2)||Children of Time, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Orbit US)||3||5|
|*)||This is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Saga)||13||–|
|4)||A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury US)||4||–|
|5)||A Court of Mist and Fury, Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury US)||2||–|
|*)||House of Earth and Blood, Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury US)||11||8|
|7)||Artifact Space, Miles Cameron (Gollancz)||1||–|
|8)||The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||55||10|
|*)||The Witness for the Dead, Katherine Addison (Tor)||1||–|
|10)||A Court of Wings and Ruin, Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury US)||1||–|
|*)||Shards of Earth, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Orbit US)||1||–|
|MEDIA & GAMING Related|
|1)||Star Wars: Brotherhood, Mike Chen (Del Rey)||2||1|
|*)||Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith, Adam Christopher (Del Rey)||1||–|
|2)||Phasers on Stun!, Ryan Britt (Plume)||1||–|
Our top two contenders on last month’s hardcover list switched places, with All the Seas of the World by Guy Gavriel Kay taking first place in a close race with Holly Black’s Book of Night. Our new runner-up was Under Fortunate Stars (Solaris US), Ren Hutchings’s homage to classic space opera. We had 49 nominated titles, up from 44 last month.
Dune and Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert dominated the paperback list for the third month in a row, taking first and second placerespectively. There were no new runners-up. Fifty-six titles were nominated, up from last month’s 52.
On the trade paperback list, last month’s second place finisher, Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, moved into first place. Children of Time, the first book in Adrian Tchaikovsky’s eponymous Children of Time series, came in second. Sascha Stronach’s debut fantasy The Dawnhounds (Saga) was our new runner-up. There were 69 nominated titles, down from last month’s 72.
Star Wars: Brotherhood by Mike Chen and Adam Christopher’s Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith tied for the top spot on our media-related & gaming-related list, while Star Trek history book Phasers on Stun! by Ryan Britt was our third-place finisher. There were no new runners-up. We had 16 nominated titles, down from 21 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: June 2022.
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See this listing and more like it in the September 2022 issue of Locus.
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