May 2013 Bestsellers

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The May issue of Locus was last month’s bestseller, no doubt helped by the focus on indie publishing (yay!). You can read more about it here. Ginn Hale, superstar, took 2nd and 3rd place—and The Rifter popped up again on the Subscription List: maybe I missed some kind of Ginn Hale news? The books were followed mostly by magazines: props to the new issue of Electric Velocipede for making the list! Wearing my (nonexistent, maybe I should get one?) Small Beer Press hat, it’s heartening to see Sofia Samatar’s dense and beautiful debut novel A Stranger in Olondria and Kij Johnson’s very different At the Mouth of the River of Bees on the list.

In subscriptions Clarkesworld once again had a heck of a month—surely powered by all those awards and nominations—and their 80th issue was packed with all the goodies. At the moment, Clarkesworld is also the most popular magazine on Weightless.

For comparison here are the last couple of month’s bestseller charts—MarchApril—and for real fun, May 2011!


  1. Locus, May 2013
  2. Lord of the White Hell Book One & Book Two, Ginn Hale
  3. Ginn Hale et al, Irregulars
    New York Review of Science Fiction #296
    Clarkesworld Magazine – Issue 80
    A Stranger in OlondriaSofia Samatar
  4. Electric Velocipede, issue 26
  5. At the Mouth of the River of BeesKij Johnson


  1. Clarkesworld Magazine
  2. Galaxy’s Edge Magazine
  3. Lightspeed Magazine
  4. The Rifter
  5. Nightmare Magazine

Locus May 2013 (#628) Clarkesworld Magazine – Issue 80 Lightspeed Magazine Issue 37 A Stranger in Olondria At the Mouth of the River of Bees Electric Velocipede issue 26

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