A “Plague” of Locus Bestsellers


The latest edition of Locus Magazine (out this week!) tallies up the bestselling SF/F titles for May and JABberwocky is happy to see three of our authors occupy a whole one-fifth of their hardcover and trade-paperback lists!

Brandon Sanderson sits atop the hardcover list at #1 with A MEMORY OF LIGHT, but THE WAY OF KINGS (book one in his Stormlight Archive series) also landed at #9. Sanderson also had the #1 trade paperback with THE EMPEROR’S SOUL, his 2012 novella that is currently a finalist for this year’s Hugo Award!

Peter V. Brett‘s THE DAYLIGHT WAR bowed at the #4 spot on Locus’s Hardcover bestseller list, which does not come as too much of a surprise. The book, the third in Brett’s Demon Cycle series, has been an international bestseller in the US, the UK, Poland, and Germany — where it is currently holding at #16 on the Der Spiegel bestseller list after in its 9th week on the charts.

JABberwocky is also thrilled to see Marie Brennan, one of our newest clients, make her debut on the Locus hardcover list! Brennan’s first Lady Trent novel is currently sitting at the #8 spot. A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS was our most requested title following the London Book Fair, and this series is off to a great start, with starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Shelf Awareness. Sales are strong as well, with the hardcover edition already going back for its third printing in three months.

Congratulations are in order for Brandon, Peter, and Marie, and we look forward to seeing which of our other talented writers will be on it in June!