The Bestselling Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics, and Manga of 2016

For nearly two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. At the end of each month, he’ll be sharing the lists of B&N’s bestsellers in the genre, from new hardbacks, to trade paperbacks, to mass markets and media tie-ins, to graphic novels and manga. These are the books everyone is talking about—and buying.

Hardcovers

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, by George R.R. Martin
Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson), by Patricia Briggs
Morning Star, by Pierce Brown
The World of Ice & Fire, by George R.R. Martin
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice & Fire), by George R.R. Martin
The Lord of the Rings: Deluxe Edition, by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Bands of Mourning, by Brandon Sanderson
Crimson Death (Anita Blake), by Laurell K. Hamilton
The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer), by Brent Weeks
A View from the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman

Trade Paperback

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
The Martian, by Andy Weir
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin
The Magicians (The Magicians Trilogy), by Lev Grossman
The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick
The Girl with All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey
Red Rising (Red Rising), by Pierce Brown
Uprooted, by Naomi Novik
The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic), by V.E. Schwab

Mass Market Paperback

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicles), by Patrick Rothfuss
Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
The Martian, by Andy Weir
The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicles), by Patrick Rothfuss
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice & Fire), by George R.R. Martin
Dune, by Frank Herbert
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin

Gaming & Media-Related

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, by Alan Dean Foster
Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (Star Wars), by James Luceno
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary, by Pablo Hidalgo
Star Wars: Bloodline, by Claudia Gray
Star Wars Aftermath: Life Debt, by Chuck Wendig
Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher, by Andrzej Sapkowski
Star Wars: Aftermath, by Chuck Wendig
Star Wars: Darth Plagueis, by James Luceno
Blood of Elves (Witcher), by Andrzej Sapkowski
Welcome to Night Vale, by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Graphic Novels

Batman: The Killing Joke, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
Civil War, by Mark Millar, Steve McNiven, and Dexter Vines
Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Suicide Squad, Vol. 1: Kicked in the Teeth, by Adam Glass, and Federico Dallocchio
The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone By, by Robert Kirkman, Stefano Gaudiano, Charlie Adlard
Preacher, Book One, by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
Walking Dead, Vol. 25: No Turning Back, by Robert Kirkman
Harley Quinn, Vol. 1: Hot in the City, by Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and Chad Hardin
American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang
The Walking Dead Compendium One, by Robert Kirkman, Stefano Gaudiano, Charlie Adlard

Manga

Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 1, by Sui Ishida
One-Punch Man, Vol. 1, by ONE and Yusuke Murata
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 2, by Sui Ishida
Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 1, by Tsgumi Ohba
Attack on Titan, Vol. 1, by Hajime Isayama
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 3, by Sui Ishida
Black Butler, Vol. 1, by Yana Toboso
Fairy Tail, Vol. 1, by Hiro Mashima
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 4, by Sui Ishida
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 5, by Sui Ishida

What bestsellers did you buy in 2016?

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