Locus Bestsellers, April 2012

  HARDCOVERS Months
on list
Last
month
1) Sisterhood of Dune, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Tor) 1
2) A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (Bantam) 7 3
3) Reamde, Neal Stephenson (Morrow) 5 2
4) Distrust That Particular Flavor, William Gibson (Penguin/Putnam) 1
5) Snuff, Terry Pratchett (Harper) 4 1
6) Shadows in Flight, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 1
7) Skirmish, Michelle West (DAW) 1
8) The Night Eternal, Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan (Morrow) 4 9
9) The Bride Wore Black Leather, Simon R Green (Ace) 1
10) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk) 3 7
  PAPERBACKS
1) A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 16 1
2) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 19 2
*) A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 16 3
4) A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 15 4
5) Daybreak Zero, John Barnes (Ace) 1
6) The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien (Del Rey) 32 9
7) Up Against It, M. J. Locke (Tor) 1
8) House Name, Michelle West (DAW) 1
9) In Fire Forged, David Weber (Baen) 1
10) Raven Cursed, Faith Hunter (Penguin/Roc) 1
  TRADE PAPERBACKS
1) Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor) 1
2) A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra) 10
*) Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown) 1
*) The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) 2
*) The Revenge of the Dwarves, Markus Heitz (Orbit) 1
  MEDIA-RELATED
1) Star Wars: Darth Plagueis, James Luceno (LucasBooks) 1
2) Star Trek: The Rings of Time, Greg Cox (Pocket) 1
3) Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan, Drew Karpyshyn (LucasBooks) 3 2
4) Star Wars: Shadow Games, Michael Reaves & Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (LucasBooks) 2 1
  GAMING-RELATED
1) Halo: Primordium, Greg Bear (Tor) 1
2) Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy: Deliverance Lost, Gav Thorpe (Black Library) 2 5
3) Halo: Glasslands, Karen Traviss (Tor) 4 1
4) Forgotten Realms: Gauntlgrym: Neverwinter, Book I, R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast) 4 2
5) Halo: Cryptum, Greg Bear (Tor) 8 3

 

Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson’s newest collaboration, Sisterhood of Dune, debuted at the top of the hardcover list this month, with A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin a distant second. The new runner-up was Necronomicon: The Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft (Gollancz) with 52 titles nominated, up from last month’s 50.

George R.R. Martin remains in power on the paperback list, with A Clash of Kings staying strong at first place and A Game of Thrones next in line. The new runner-up was All the Lives He Led by Frederik Pohl (Tor) with only 58 titles nominated, down a bit from last month’s 65.

Among Others by Jo Walton took first place on the trade paperback list this month. The new runner-up was The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi (Gollancz). There were 48 titles nominated, up from last month’s 44.

Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by James Luceno was first on the media-related titles this month and there was no new runner-up. There were 15 titles nominated, down a bit from last month’s 18.

Halo: Primordium by Greg Bear debuted in first place in the gaming-related titles, and there was no new runner-up. There were 19 titles nominated, up from the 18 we saw last month.

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Compiled with data from

Bakka-Phoenix Books (Canada),

Barnes & Noble (USA),

Borderlands (CA),

McNally Robinson (2 in Canada),

Mysterious Galaxy

Toadstool (2 in NH),

Uncle Hugo’s (MN),

University Bookstore (WA),

White Dwarf (Canada).

Data period: January 2012.

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