Locus Bestsellers, March 2023
The Locus Bestsellers for November include top titles: Babel by R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager US), Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson (Tor), Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree (Tor), and Critical Role: The Mighty Nein: The Nine Eyes of Lucien by Madeleine Roux (Del Rey).
|1)||Babel, R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager)||5||3|
|2)||The Lost Metal, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||2||2|
|3)||The World We Make, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US)||2||1|
|4)||A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Becky Chambers (Tordotcom)||12||–|
|5)||The Fall of Númenor, J.R.R. Tolkien (Morrow)||1||–|
|6)||The Golden Enclaves, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)||4||4|
|7)||A Prayer for the Crown-Shy, Becky Chambers (Tordotcom)||5||–|
|8)||Fairy Tale, Stephen King (Scribner)||4||10|
|9)||All the Seas of the World, Guy Gavriel Kay (Berkley)||7||5|
|10)||Nona the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tordotcom)||4||7|
|1)||Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||25||2|
|2)||Dune, Frank Herbert (Ace)||70||–|
|3)||The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin (Ace)||21||–|
|4)||The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)||40||4|
|5)||The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)||92||–|
|6)||Fire & Blood, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||8||1|
|7)||A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin (Clarion)||9||–|
|8)||Dune Messiah, Frank Herbert (Ace)||21||–|
|9)||To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, Christopher Paolini (Tor)||3||–|
|10)||A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Bantam)||98||3|
|1)||Legends & Lattes, Travis Baldree (Tor)||2||1|
|2)||Children of Time, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Orbit US)||6||–|
|3)||The House in the Cerulean Sea, TJ Klune (Tor)||21||–|
|4)||A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury US)||8||–|
|5)||The Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon (Bloomsbury US)||13||–|
|6)||Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tordotcom||20||2|
|7)||Kindred, Octavia E. Butler (Beacon)||1||–|
|8)||The Ministry for the Future, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US)||7||–|
|9)||Project Hail Mary, Andy Weir (Ballantine)||3||3|
|10)||A Deadly Education, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)||13||4|
|*)||Piranesi, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury US)||8||–|
|MEDIA & GAMING-RELATED|
|1)||Critical Role: The Mighty Nein: The Nine Eyes of Lucien, Madeleine Roux (Del Rey)||2||1|
|2)||Critical Role: Vox Machina: Kith & Kin, Marieke Nijkamp (Del Rey)||3||–|
|3)||DragonLance: Dragons of Deceit, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Del Rey)||4||2|
|4)||Star Wars: Visions: Ronin, Emma Mieko Candon (Del Rey)||5||–|
|5)||Star Trek: Harm’s Way, David Mack (Gallery)||1||–|
After three months, Babel by R.F. Kuang climbed back to the top spot on the hardcover list, while Brandon Sanderson’s The Lost Metal remained in second. Tread of Angels by Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga) was our new runner-up. We had 42 nominated titles, down from 45 last month.
Old favorites topped the paperback list with Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson barely nudging out Frank Herbert’s Dune for first place. There were no new runners up. Fifty-six titles were nominated, up from last month’s 55.
Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree held on to the top position of the trade paperback list for a second month with a substantial lead over our second place finisher, Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children of Time. There were no new runners-up. There were 63 nominated titles, down from last month’s 65.
Critical Role books dominated this month’s media-related & gaming-related list with Madeleine Roux’s Critical Role: The Mighty Nein: The Nine Eyes of Lucien in first, followed closely by Critical Role: Vox Machina: Kith & Kin by Marieke Nijkamp. There were no new runners-up. We had 24 nominated titles, up from 20 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: December 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 March 2023 issue of Locus.
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