The Bestselling Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics, and Manga of 2017

Every month, we bring you Barnes & Noble’s bestsellers in sci-fi and fantasy over the prior 30-day period. But which books had staying power throughout the year? Below, we take a look at the books that sold, and sold, and sold throughout 2017.



Artemis, by Andy Weir
Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive), by Brandon Sanderson
Beren and Lúthien, by J.R.R. Tolkein
Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson), by Patricia Briggs
The Princess Bride: Deluxe Edition, by William Goldman
The Lord of the Rings: Deluxe Edition, by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, by George R.R. Martin
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice & Fire), by George R.R. Martin
A Conjuring of Light, by V.E. Schwab

Trade Paperback

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin
The Magicians (The Magicians Trilogy), by Lev Grossman
The Martian, by Andy Weir
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic), by V.E. Schwab
Red Rising (Red Rising), by Pierce Brown
The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick
The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide, by Douglas Adams
The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Mass Market Paperback

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin
American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle), by Patrick Rothfuss
Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
The Wise Man’s Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle), by Patrick Rothfuss
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
Dune, by Frank Herbert
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin
The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive), by Brandon Sanderson
The Last Wish (The Witcher), by Anderzej Sapkowski

Gaming & Media-Related

Star Wars: Thrawn, by Timothy Zahn
Empire’s End (Star Wars: Aftermath), by Chuck Wendig
Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, by Christie Golden
Aftermath (Star Wars: Aftermath), by Chuck Wendigzz
Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, by Various
Star Wars: Phasma, by Delilah S. Dawson
Star Wars: Darth Plagueis, by James Luceno
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary, by Pablo Hidalgo
Life Debt (Star Wars: Aftermath), by Chuck Wendig
Welcome to Night Vale (Welcome to Night Vale), by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Graphic Novels

Saga, Vol. 7
Flash, Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice
The Walking Dead, Vol. 27
Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book

Batman: The Killing Joke
Injustice: Gods Among Us, Year One: The Complete Collection
Batman, Vol. 1: I Am Gotham
The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan (B&N Exclusive)
American Born Chinese


Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 1
Death Note Black Edition, Vol. 1
My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 2
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Legendary Edition
One-Punch Man, Vol. 1
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 1
Boruto, Vol. 1
Attack on Titan, Vol. 1
Dragon Ball Super, Vol. 1

What’s the best new book you bought in 2017?

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