B&N Bestsellers in Science Fiction & Fantasy: August 2016

the-hikeFor 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.


The Swarm (The Second Formic War), by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
Nevernight, by Jay Kristoff
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge, by Larry Correia and John Ringo
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, by George R.R. Martin
A Game of Thrones 
(A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin
The Hike, by Drew Magary
The World of Ice & Fire, by George R.R. Martin, Elio Garcia, and Linda Antonsson
Age of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire), by Michael J. Sullivan
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Sorcerer’s Daughter (The Defenders of Shannara), by Terry Brooks

Trade Paperback

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin
The Martian, by Andy Weir
The Girl with All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey
Ubik, by Philip K. Dick
American Gods: 10th Anniversary Edition, by Neil Gaiman
The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Magicians (The Magicians Trilogy), by Lev Grossman
Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson
Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler

Mass Market Paperback

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin
The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicles), by Patrick Rothfuss
The Aeronaut’s Windlass (The Cinder Spires), by Jim Butcher
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman

A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin

Gaming & Media-Related

Star Wars Aftermath: Life Debt, by Chuck Wendig
Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization, by Marv Wolfman
Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher, by Andrzej Sapkowski
Star Trek Legacies #2: Best Defense, by David Mack
Blood of Elves (Witcher), by Andrzej Sapkowski

Graphic Novels

Batman: The Killing Joke, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
Suicide Squad, Vol. 1: Kicked in the Teeth, by Adam Glass, and Federico Dallocchio
Saga, Vol. 6, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Harley Quinn, Vol. 1: Hot in the City, by Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and Chad Hardin
Harley Quinn’s Greatest Hits, by Various
Preacher, Book One, by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
New Suicide Squad, Vol. 1: Pure Insanity, by Sean Ryan, Rob Hunter, Jeremy Roberts, and Blond
Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Fight Club 2, by Chuck Palahniuk, Cameron Stewart, and David Mack


Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 8, by Sui Ishida
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 1, by Sui Ishida
My Hero Academia, Vol. 5, by Kohei Horikoshi
Attack on Titan, Vol. 19, by Hajime Isayama
Haikyu!! Vol. 1, by Haruichi Furudate
Haikyu!! Vol. 2, by Haruichi Furudate
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 7
by Sui Ishida
One-Punch Man, Vol. 1, by ONE and Yusuke Murata
Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 1, by Tsgumi Ohba
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 2, by Sui Ishida and Takeshi Obata

What books did you buy in August?

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