June 2013 bestsellers


The June issues of Lightspeed and Nightmare tied with the non-John Joseph Adams edited New York Review of Science Fiction as last month’s bestsellers. June was a magazine-y month which made Michael and I wonder if we should spend more time adding mags and step back a bit on acquiring new publishers such as O’Reilly Media? Tell us what you like best.

Two novels (besides Ginn’s excellent Wicked Gentlemen and Lord of the White Hell) made the list: Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar which carries over from last month and the fun-looking Death by Silver by Melissa Scott & Amy Griswold. Melissa Scott’s earlier novel Point of Hope was very popular on Weightless, too.

In subscriptions Clarkesworld was the most popular again. “Immersion” by Aliette de Bodard, originally published in Clarkesworld issue 69 in June 2012, just picked up the Locus and Nebula awards, a lovely double whammy! Sometimes with a bestseller chart it’s not that one title sold less this month, it’s that others sold more and that’s what happened with the rest of the titles in the subscription list. (See last month’s here for comparison.)

Books/Individual Magazines

  1. Lightspeed, #37
    Nightmare, #9
    New York Review of Science Fiction, #297
  2. LocusJune 2013
    Clarkesworld Magazine, #81
    Wicked Gentlemen, Ginn Hale
  3. Lord of the White Hell Book One & Book Two, Ginn Hale
  4. A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar
  5. Death by SilverMelissa Scott & Amy Griswold


  1. Clarkesworld Magazine
  2. Lightspeed Magazine
  3. Apex Magazine
  4. Galaxy’s Edge Magazine
  5. The Rifter
    Beneath Ceaseless Skies Magazine 

Lightspeed Magazine Issue 38 Galaxy’s Edge Magazine – Issue 3: July 2013  Clarkesworld Magazine – Issue 81 Nightmare Magazine Issue 9 New York Review of Science Fiction #297  Locus June 2013 (#629)   A Stranger in Olondria Wicked Gentlemen Lord of the White Hell Book One  Death by Silver


One Response to “June 2013 bestsellers”

  1. Thaddeus says:

    How about another one of those site wide sales….I bought a number of books when you had that last time. Buying Locas Magazine at full price is painful and without a discount I let my subscription lapse. One of the main reasons I shifted some of my purchasing from amazon was the sales…..

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