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2000-2010: Top Ten Novel Lists

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  • devildogdoyle
    Here s the top ten list for all Star Trek Pocket Books novels since January 2000. The list was compiled from Locus Magazine s Bestseller List s Media-Related
    Message 1 of 6 , Jan 4, 2010
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      Here's the top ten list for all Star Trek Pocket Books' novels since January 2000. The list was compiled from Locus Magazine's Bestseller List's Media-Related list (top five only). This list only includes media related scifi like Star Trek, Star Wars, Serenity, Babylon 5, etc. Star Trek made no other list (hardcovers, paperbacks, trade paperbacks, and gaming-related) there over the past 10 years. In addition, Star Trek novels never made more than three of the spots, rarely had the same book on the list for two consecutive months, never had a single book on the list for three or more months, and had months where books never even made the list.

      --

      A thank you to the author whose name i cannot recall for referring me to this list last year during a discussion on Pocket Books and the NYT Best Seller List.

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      TOP TEN NOVELS BY YEAR

      2000
      01 DS9: Millinnium III
      02 NF: Dark Allies
      03 NF: Excalibur I
      04 SHAT: Dark Victory
      05 DS9: Millinnium I
      06 TNG: Gemworld I
      07 NF: The Quiet Place
      08 NF: Excalibur II
      09 ST: New Earth V
      10 DS9: A Stitch in Time

      2001
      01 ST: Gateways III
      02 TNG: Section 31
      03 ST: Dark Passions I
      04 ST: Gateways IV
      05 VOY: Section 31
      06 DS9: Avatar I
      07 SHAT: Preserver
      08 TNG: Maximum Warp II
      09 TNG: Diplomatic Implausibility
      10 ST: Dark Passions II

      2002
      01 DS9: Mission Gamma I
      02 ST: Gateways VI
      03 TNG: Immortal Coil
      04 NF: Being Human
      05 ST: Gateways V
      06 DS9: Mission Gamma II
      07 TOS: In the Name of Honor
      08 NF: Excalibur III
      09 ST: Errand of Vengeance II
      10 ST: The Janus Gate I

      2003
      01 VOY: Homecoming
      02 ST: The Lost Era II
      03 VOY: The Farther Shore
      04 VOY: Nanotech War
      05 ST: The Lost Era I
      06 DS9: The Left Hand of Destiny I
      07 DS9: Rising Son
      08 STGZ: Oblivion
      09 ST: The Brave and the Bold I
      10 DS9: Mission Gamma III

      2004
      01 TNG: A Time to Die
      02 TNG: A Time to Heal
      03 TNG: A Time to Sow
      04 TNG: A Time to Be Born
      05 TNG: A Time to Hate
      06 NF: Gods Above
      07 TNG: A Time to Kill
      08 ST: The Lost Era VI
      09 ST: The Lost Era V
      10 ST: The Lost Era III

      2005
      01 VAN: Harbinger
      02 VOY: String Theory I
      03 TIT: Taking Wing
      04 ST: Engines of Destiny
      05 VOY: Spirit Walk II
      06 TNG: A Time for War, a Time for Peace
      07 DS9: Worlds of… II
      08 ST: Ex Machina
      09 NF: Stone and Anvil
      10 TIT: The Red King

      2006
      01 TOS: Crucible I
      02 VAN: Summon the Thunder
      03 NF: After the Fall
      04 TIT: Orion's Hounds
      05 TOS: Burning Dreams
      06 DS9: Warpath
      07 ENT: Rosetta
      08 ENT: Last Full Measure
      09 TIT: The Red King
      10 -

      2007
      01 TNG: Resistance
      02 TNG: Q&A
      03 TNG: The Buried Age
      04 ENT: The Good That Men Do
      05 TOS: Rihannsu- The Empty Chair
      06 TOS: Vulcan's Soul II
      07 -
      08 -
      09 -
      10 -

      2008
      01 TNG: Greater Than the Sum
      02 DS9: Fearful Symmetry
      03 ST: A Burning House
      04 TNG: Q&A
      05 ENT: Kobayashi Maru
      06 TNG: Before Dishonor
      07 EXC: Forged in Fire
      08 TIT: Sword of Damocles
      09 SHAT: Captain's Glory
      10 -

      2009
      01 TIT: Over a Torrent Sea
      02 Star Trek Novelization
      03 VOY: Full Circle
      04 TNG: Losing the Peace
      05 ST: Destiny III
      06 ST: Destiny I
      07 TOS: Troublesome Minds
      08 ST: A Singular Destitny
      09 DS9: The Soul Key
      10 VAN: Open Secrets

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      TOP TEN AUTHORS

      01 Peter David, 14 Top Five Novels
      02 Keith RA DeCandido, 11 Top Five Novels
      03 Andy Mangels & Michael A Martin, 10 Top Five Novels
      04 Christie Golden, 7 Top Five Novels
      David Mack, 7 Top Five Novels
      John Vornhold, 7 Top Five Novels
      07 Christopher L Bennett, 5 Top Five Novels
      Susan Wright, 5 Top Five Novels
      09 David R George III, 4 Top Five Novels
      Jeffrey Lang, 4 Top Five Novels
      Michael Jan Friedman, 4 Top Five Novels
      SD Perry, 4 Top Five Novels
      William Shatner, 4 Top Five Novels

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      TOP TEN NOVELS

      01 TIT: Over a Torrent Sea
      DS9: Mission Gamma I
      03 Star Trek Official Novelization
      TNG: Resistance
      05 VOY: Full Circle
      TNG: Greater Than the Sum
      TNG: A Time to Die
      VOY: Homecoming
      09 TNG: Losing the Peace
      ST: Destiny III
      ST: Destiny I
      VAN: Harbinger
      TNG: A Time to Heal
      TNG: A Time to Sow
      TNG: A Time to Be Born
      ST: The Lost Era II
      VOY: The Farther Shore
      VOY: Nanotech War
      ST: Gateways VI
      ST: Gateways III
      TNG: Section 31
      ST: Dark Passions I
      DS9: Millinnium III
      NF: Dark Allies

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      No other forms of media or other bestseller lists were included in this list.

      Please refer to http://www.locusmag.com/ for more information on their bestseller lists, books, and other resources.
    • Keith R.A. DeCandido
      Star Trek books could not possibly appear on any other list in Locus, because they separate out the tie-ins. They aren t counted in the other lists. ... sent
      Message 2 of 6 , Jan 4, 2010
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        Star Trek books could not possibly appear on any other list in Locus,
        because they separate out the tie-ins. They aren't counted in the
        other lists.

        ---Keith R.A. DeCandido,
        sent from my iPhone

        On Jan 5, 2010, at 1:55 AM, "devildogdoyle" <devildogdoyle@...>
        wrote:

        > Here's the top ten list for all Star Trek Pocket Books' novels since
        > January 2000. The list was compiled from Locus Magazine's Bestseller
        > List's Media-Related list (top five only). This list only includes
        > media related scifi like Star Trek, Star Wars, Serenity, Babylon 5,
        > etc. Star Trek made no other list (hardcovers, paperbacks, trade
        > paperbacks, and gaming-related) there over the past 10 years. In
        > addition, Star Trek novels never made more than three of the spots,
        > rarely had the same book on the list for two consecutive months,
        > never had a single book on the list for three or more months, and
        > had months where books never even made the list.
        >
        > --
        >
        > A thank you to the author whose name i cannot recall for referring
        > me to this list last year during a discussion on Pocket Books and
        > the NYT Best Seller List.
        >
        > --
        >
        > TOP TEN NOVELS BY YEAR
        >
        > 2000
        > 01 DS9: Millinnium III
        > 02 NF: Dark Allies
        > 03 NF: Excalibur I
        > 04 SHAT: Dark Victory
        > 05 DS9: Millinnium I
        > 06 TNG: Gemworld I
        > 07 NF: The Quiet Place
        > 08 NF: Excalibur II
        > 09 ST: New Earth V
        > 10 DS9: A Stitch in Time
        >
        > 2001
        > 01 ST: Gateways III
        > 02 TNG: Section 31
        > 03 ST: Dark Passions I
        > 04 ST: Gateways IV
        > 05 VOY: Section 31
        > 06 DS9: Avatar I
        > 07 SHAT: Preserver
        > 08 TNG: Maximum Warp II
        > 09 TNG: Diplomatic Implausibility
        > 10 ST: Dark Passions II
        >
        > 2002
        > 01 DS9: Mission Gamma I
        > 02 ST: Gateways VI
        > 03 TNG: Immortal Coil
        > 04 NF: Being Human
        > 05 ST: Gateways V
        > 06 DS9: Mission Gamma II
        > 07 TOS: In the Name of Honor
        > 08 NF: Excalibur III
        > 09 ST: Errand of Vengeance II
        > 10 ST: The Janus Gate I
        >
        > 2003
        > 01 VOY: Homecoming
        > 02 ST: The Lost Era II
        > 03 VOY: The Farther Shore
        > 04 VOY: Nanotech War
        > 05 ST: The Lost Era I
        > 06 DS9: The Left Hand of Destiny I
        > 07 DS9: Rising Son
        > 08 STGZ: Oblivion
        > 09 ST: The Brave and the Bold I
        > 10 DS9: Mission Gamma III
        >
        > 2004
        > 01 TNG: A Time to Die
        > 02 TNG: A Time to Heal
        > 03 TNG: A Time to Sow
        > 04 TNG: A Time to Be Born
        > 05 TNG: A Time to Hate
        > 06 NF: Gods Above
        > 07 TNG: A Time to Kill
        > 08 ST: The Lost Era VI
        > 09 ST: The Lost Era V
        > 10 ST: The Lost Era III
        >
        > 2005
        > 01 VAN: Harbinger
        > 02 VOY: String Theory I
        > 03 TIT: Taking Wing
        > 04 ST: Engines of Destiny
        > 05 VOY: Spirit Walk II
        > 06 TNG: A Time for War, a Time for Peace
        > 07 DS9: Worlds of… II
        > 08 ST: Ex Machina
        > 09 NF: Stone and Anvil
        > 10 TIT: The Red King
        >
        > 2006
        > 01 TOS: Crucible I
        > 02 VAN: Summon the Thunder
        > 03 NF: After the Fall
        > 04 TIT: Orion's Hounds
        > 05 TOS: Burning Dreams
        > 06 DS9: Warpath
        > 07 ENT: Rosetta
        > 08 ENT: Last Full Measure
        > 09 TIT: The Red King
        > 10 -
        >
        > 2007
        > 01 TNG: Resistance
        > 02 TNG: Q&A
        > 03 TNG: The Buried Age
        > 04 ENT: The Good That Men Do
        > 05 TOS: Rihannsu- The Empty Chair
        > 06 TOS: Vulcan's Soul II
        > 07 -
        > 08 -
        > 09 -
        > 10 -
        >
        > 2008
        > 01 TNG: Greater Than the Sum
        > 02 DS9: Fearful Symmetry
        > 03 ST: A Burning House
        > 04 TNG: Q&A
        > 05 ENT: Kobayashi Maru
        > 06 TNG: Before Dishonor
        > 07 EXC: Forged in Fire
        > 08 TIT: Sword of Damocles
        > 09 SHAT: Captain's Glory
        > 10 -
        >
        > 2009
        > 01 TIT: Over a Torrent Sea
        > 02 Star Trek Novelization
        > 03 VOY: Full Circle
        > 04 TNG: Losing the Peace
        > 05 ST: Destiny III
        > 06 ST: Destiny I
        > 07 TOS: Troublesome Minds
        > 08 ST: A Singular Destitny
        > 09 DS9: The Soul Key
        > 10 VAN: Open Secrets
        >
        > --
        >
        > TOP TEN AUTHORS
        >
        > 01 Peter David, 14 Top Five Novels
        > 02 Keith RA DeCandido, 11 Top Five Novels
        > 03 Andy Mangels & Michael A Martin, 10 Top Five Novels
        > 04 Christie Golden, 7 Top Five Novels
        > David Mack, 7 Top Five Novels
        > John Vornhold, 7 Top Five Novels
        > 07 Christopher L Bennett, 5 Top Five Novels
        > Susan Wright, 5 Top Five Novels
        > 09 David R George III, 4 Top Five Novels
        > Jeffrey Lang, 4 Top Five Novels
        > Michael Jan Friedman, 4 Top Five Novels
        > SD Perry, 4 Top Five Novels
        > William Shatner, 4 Top Five Novels
        >
        > --
        >
        > TOP TEN NOVELS
        >
        > 01 TIT: Over a Torrent Sea
        > DS9: Mission Gamma I
        > 03 Star Trek Official Novelization
        > TNG: Resistance
        > 05 VOY: Full Circle
        > TNG: Greater Than the Sum
        > TNG: A Time to Die
        > VOY: Homecoming
        > 09 TNG: Losing the Peace
        > ST: Destiny III
        > ST: Destiny I
        > VAN: Harbinger
        > TNG: A Time to Heal
        > TNG: A Time to Sow
        > TNG: A Time to Be Born
        > ST: The Lost Era II
        > VOY: The Farther Shore
        > VOY: Nanotech War
        > ST: Gateways VI
        > ST: Gateways III
        > TNG: Section 31
        > ST: Dark Passions I
        > DS9: Millinnium III
        > NF: Dark Allies
        >
        > --
        >
        > No other forms of media or other bestseller lists were included in
        > this list.
        >
        > Please refer to http://www.locusmag.com/ for more information on
        > their bestseller lists, books, and other resources.
        >
        >


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      • infinitydogalpha
        ... I beg to differ. STAR TREK DESTINY, Book III: LOST SOULS was on the LOCUS MAGAZINE Top 5 Media Tie-In List for =3= consecutive months: February 2009
        Message 3 of 6 , Jan 5, 2010
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          --- "devildogdoyle" <devildogdoyle@...> wrote:
          >
          > In addition, Star Trek novels ... never had a single book on the list for three or more months

          I beg to differ. STAR TREK DESTINY, Book III: LOST SOULS was on the LOCUS MAGAZINE Top 5 Media Tie-In List for =3= consecutive months:

          February 2009
          http://www.locusmag.com/2009/Issue02_LocusBestsellers.html

          March 2009
          http://www.locusmag.com/2009/Issue03_LocusBestsellers.html

          April 2009
          http://www.locusmag.com/2009/Issue04_LocusBestsellers.html
        • devildogdoyle
          My mistake. I had overlooked it. I shouldve rechecked the data before stating that. I was more concerned about compiling the 10 years of data. While on that
          Message 4 of 6 , Jan 6, 2010
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            My mistake. I had overlooked it. I shouldve rechecked the data before stating that. I was more concerned about compiling the 10 years of data.

            While on that subject, both TNG's Q&A and Titan's The Red King were on the list for two months. As far as i can see, there were no other duplicates.

            I scored as follows:

            1st - 5 points
            2nd - 4 points
            3rd - 3 points
            4th - 2 points
            5th - 1 point

            Consecutive months were added together and then sorted highest to lowest. The list is based of Locus Magazine's list and not detailed sales and revenues. I hope a list is produced based off those.


            --- In startrekbooks@yahoogroups.com, "infinitydogalpha" <davidmack@...> wrote:
            >
            >
            >
            > --- "devildogdoyle" <devildogdoyle@> wrote:
            > >
            > > In addition, Star Trek novels ... never had a single book on the list for three or more months
            >
            > I beg to differ. STAR TREK DESTINY, Book III: LOST SOULS was on the LOCUS MAGAZINE Top 5 Media Tie-In List for =3= consecutive months.
          • infinitydogalpha
            ... MERE MORTALS, the second volume of the DESTINY trilogy, made two consecutive appearances on the Locus list: January 2009
            Message 5 of 6 , Jan 6, 2010
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              > --- "devildogdoyle" <devildogdoyle@...> wrote:
              >
              > While on that subject, both TNG's Q&A and Titan's The Red King
              > were on the list for two months. As far as i can see, there were
              > no other duplicates.

              MERE MORTALS, the second volume of the DESTINY trilogy, made two consecutive appearances on the Locus list:

              January 2009
              http://www.locusmag.com/2009/Issue01_LocusBestsellers.html
              (behind Book I, GODS OF NIGHT, the #1 bestseller that month)

              February 2009
              http://www.locusmag.com/2009/Issue02_LocusBestsellers.html
            • devildogdoyle
              I guess its time for me to get my prescription glasses rechecked. Any other things i have missed? Here are the #1 bestsellers (so as far as i see): 2009 ST:
              Message 6 of 6 , Jan 6, 2010
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                I guess its time for me to get my prescription glasses rechecked.

                Any other things i have missed?

                Here are the #1 bestsellers (so as far as i see):

                2009
                ST: Destinty III

                2008
                EXC: Forged in Fire
                TIT: Sword of Damocles
                SHAT: Captain's Glory

                2007
                TOS: Vulcan's Soul II

                2006
                ENT: Last Full Measure
                TIT: The Red King

                2005
                -

                2004
                SHAT: Captain's Peril

                2003
                ENT: Surak's Soul
                DS9: Mission Gamma IV
                ST: Gateways VII

                2002
                ST: The Janus Gate III
                ST: The Eugenics War I
                ST: Starfleet Year One
                ENT: By the Book
                TNG: Genesis Wave II

                2001
                -

                2000
                ST: New Earth VI
                TOS: Vulcan's Heart
                TNG: Triangle, Imzadi II

                --

                Here's where i get confused and where i dont understand.

                Take August 2008 (http://www.locusmag.com/2008/Issue08_LocusBestsellers.html).

                01: SW: Legacy of the Force: Invincible
                02: SW: Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice
                03: SW: Legacy of the Force: Revelation
                04: Iron Man
                05: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

                According to the information there, Star Trek: Terok Nor: Dawn of the Eagles: 2360-2369 was the runner-up to the first place. Would not this make the book second?



                --- In startrekbooks@yahoogroups.com, "infinitydogalpha" <davidmack@...> wrote:
                >
                >
                > > While on that subject, both TNG's Q&A and Titan's The Red King
                > > were on the list for two months. As far as i can see, there were
                > > no other duplicates.
                >
                > MERE MORTALS, the second volume of the DESTINY trilogy, made two consecutive appearances on the Locus list:
                >
                > January 2009
                > http://www.locusmag.com/2009/Issue01_LocusBestsellers.html
                > (behind Book I, GODS OF NIGHT, the #1 bestseller that month)
                >
                > February 2009
                > http://www.locusmag.com/2009/Issue02_LocusBestsellers.html
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