Monthly Archives: July 2011

Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, July 31, 2011

George R.R. Martin owns 4 out of the top 5, making room for Jim Butcher’s Ghost Story, which debuts at number 2 this week.

  1. A Dance with Dragons (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  2. Ghost Story (Kindle) by Jim Butcher
  3. A Game of Thrones (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  4. A Clash of Kings (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  5. George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire 4-Book Boxed Set (Paperback) by George R.R. Martin
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Fantasy Blogosphere: July 25, 2011

If you’re lucky enough to be inside with air conditioning right now, you’ll likely have more time than usual to browse the interwebs. Luckily, the fantasy blogosphere is chock full of goodies this week, with reviews of books by Tad Williams, Mark Charan Newton and Glen Cook, and interviews with Mark Lawrence, Ellen Kushner and David Anthony Durham. A few big fantasy film happenings: Harry Potter concludes and io9 looks at potential fantasy series to replace it, and The Dark Tower gets cancelled. Bring on the Dragonlance feature film!!

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, July 24, 2011

A Dance with Dragons continues its reign with its third week in first place, and George R.R. Martin owns the top 5 again this week.

  1. A Dance with Dragons (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  2. A Game of Thrones (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  3. A Clash of Kings (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  4. George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire 4-Book Boxed Set (Paperback) by George R.R. Martin
  5. A Dance with Dragons (Hardcover) by George R.R. Martin
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Fantasy Blogosphere: July 18, 2011

In case you haven’t been watching our Amazon’s top 5 fantasy books over the past few months, USA Today has summarized nicely: Record sales for George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons. It shows, as A Dance with Dragons is being reviewed in more mainstream publications, and the author himself is popping up to discuss the novel all over the interwebs. If you squint enough, you may be able to see the reviews of books by Ari Marmell, N.K. Jemisin, Steven Erikson and Brent Weeks amid the Dance maelstrom. Tack on a pair of interviews with Lev Grossman and Tracy Hickman, and I’d say this week will leave you with a belly full of fantasy.

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, July 17, 2011

A Dance with Dragons, Kindle version, moves into first place this week, and the 4-book boxed set swaps places with A Clash of Kings, but George R.R. Martin retains his iron grip on the top 5 fantasy books on Amazon.com.

  1. A Dance with Dragons (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  2. A Dance with Dragons (Hardcover) by George R.R. Martin
  3. A Game of Thrones (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  4. George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire 4-Book Boxed Set (Paperback) by George R.R. Martin
  5. A Clash of Kings (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
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Fantasy Blogosphere: July 11, 2011

A Dance with Dragons teeters on the brink of release, and the fantasy blogosphere is flooding with reviews now that the embargo on reviews is lifted. Also this week, we found reviews of books by authors Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Adrian Tchaikovsky and R. Scott Bakker, as well as an interview with Lev Grossman. Some cool fantasy art appeared this week as well, with the cover for the Game of Thrones dropping, and a really cool new map of Westeros. Photos from The Hobbit movie are starting to cross the blogosphere as well. Enough to get excited about yet?

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, July 10, 2011

Is this real, or am I just dreaming? It still seems a bit unreal, but A Dance with Dragons is set to drop in t-minus two days, and the anticipation has propelled the Kindle version to second place, right under its twin brother, Mr. Hardcover. Martin continues to dominate the top 5, leading me to believe this year might be the fall of urban fantasy. Minimally, 2011 has already seen urban fantasy yield the first 6 months to fantasy; we’ll see if Martin continues his dominance for the second half of the year.

  1. A Dance with Dragons (Hardcover) by George R.R. Martin
  2. A Dance with Dragons (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  3. A Game of Thrones (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  4. A Clash of Kings (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  5. George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire 4-Book Boxed Set (Paperback) by George R.R. Martin
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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, July 3, 2011

George R.R. Martin continues his amazing 2011 run this week, and this continues out to the top 10 with Martin owning 8 out of the top 10 books in Amazon’s top fantasy bestsellers for this week. This trend isn’t just limited to the “fantasy” category either. A Dance with Dragons is the second best selling book on Amazon.com overall this week, with the 4-book set in third. Bravo.

  1. A Game of Thrones (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  2. A Clash of Kings (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
  3. A Dance with Dragons (Hardcover) by George R.R. Martin
  4. George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire 4-Book Boxed Set (Paperback) by George R.R. Martin
  5. A Storm of Swords (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
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