Locus Bestsellers, February 2023
The Locus Bestsellers for November include top titles: The World We Make by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US), Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin (Bantam), and Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree (Tor).
|1)||The World We Make, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||1||–|
|2)||The Lost Metal, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||1||–|
|3)||Babel, R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager)||4||3|
|4)||The Golden Enclaves, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)||3||1|
|5)||All the Seas of the World, Guy Gavriel Kay (Berkley)||6||–|
|6)||Thistlefoot, GennaRose Nethercott (Anchor)||3||9|
|7)||Nona the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tordotcom)||3||2|
|8)||Illuminations, Alan Moore (Bloomsbury US)||2||6|
|9)||Even Though I Knew the End, C.L. Polk (Tordotcom)||1||–|
|10)||Fairy Tale, Stephen King (Scribner)||3||4|
|1)||Fire & Blood, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||7||1|
|2)||Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||24||7|
|3)||A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||97||–|
|4)||The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||39||3|
|5)||The Last Shadow, Orson Scott Card (Tor)||1||–|
|6)||The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey)||7||4|
|7)||Rhythm of War, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||6||6|
|8)||Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett (Harper)||3||–|
|9)||The Color of Magic, Terry Pratchett (Harper)||7||–|
|*)||Hyperion, Dan Simmons (Bantam Spectra)||6||–|
|1)||Legends & Lattes, Travis Baldree (Tor)||1||–|
|2)||Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tordotcom||19||1|
|3)||Project Hail Mary, Andy Weir (Ballantine)||2||3|
|4)||A Deadly Education, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)||12||5|
|5)||The Spare Man, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)||2||2|
|6)||To Each This World, Julie E. Czerneda (DAW)||1||–|
|7)||Children of Memory, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Orbit US)||1||–|
|*)||A Court of Frost and Starlight, Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury)||4||–|
|*)||Fire & Blood, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||4||–|
|10)||Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler (Grand Central)||23||–|
|MEDIA & GAMING-RELATED|
|1)||Critical Role: The Mighty Nein: The Nine Eyes of Lucien, Madeleine Roux (Del Rey)||1||–|
|2)||DragonLance: Dragons of Deceit, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Del Rey)||3||–|
|3)||Star Wars: The High Republic: Convergence, Zoraida Córdova (Del Rey)||1||–|
|4)||The Art of Star Wars: The High Republic, Kristin Baver (Abrams)||1||–|
The World We Make, the second book in N.K. Jemisin’s Great Cities duology, leaped to the top of the hardcover list, followed closely by Brandon Sanderson’s The Lost Metal, the conclusion to his Mistborn Wax and Wayne series. The Atlas Paradox (Tor), Olivie Blake’s sequel to The Atlas Six (Tor), was our new runner-up. We had 45 nominated titles, up from 42 last month.
George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series prequel Fire & Blood held on to the top of the paperback list for another month, followed by Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. There were no new runners-up. Fifty-five titles were nominated, up from last month’s 53.
Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree captured first place on the trade paperback list with a substantial lead over second place finisher Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. Our new runner-up was The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri (Orbit US), the first book in her Burning Kingdom series. There were 65 nominated titles, down from last month’s 66.
On the media-related & gaming-related list, Madeleine Roux’s Critical Role: The Mighty Nein: The Nine Eyes of Lucien came in first with a very small lead over Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman’s DragonLance: Dragons of Deceit. There were no new runners-up. We had 20 nominated titles, up from 18 last month.
Compiled with data from: Bakka-Phoenix (Canada), Book Moon (MA), Borderlands (CA), McNally Robinson (two in Canada), Mysterious Galaxy (CA), Toadstool (NH), White Dwarf (Canada).
Data period: November 2022.
Note: book titles and covers on this page link to IndieBound, a network of independent booksellers, such as those that contribute to this list.
See this listing and more like it in the February 2023 issue of Locus.
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