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

summerdragonFor 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.


Night Shift (Midnight, Texas), by Charlaine Harris
The Summer Dragon, by Todd Lockwood
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, by George R.R. Martin
Sleeping Giants, by Sylvain Neuvel
A Game of Thrones 
(A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin
The World of Ice & Fire,
by George R.R. Martin, Elio Garcia, and Linda Antonsson
Fire Touched
(Mercy Thompson), by Patricia Briggs
The Sorcerer’s Daughter (The Defenders of Shannara), by Terry Brooks
The Everything Box, by Richard Kadrey
Morning Star,
by Pierce Brown

Trade Paperback

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin
Writers of the Future, Vol. 32, edited by Dave Farland
The Martian, by Andy Weir
Uprooted, by Naomi Novik
The Girl with All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey
The Magicians (The Magicians Trilogy), by Lev Grossman
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic), by V.E. Schwab
Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson
Red Rising (Red Rising), by Pierce Brown

Mass Market Paperback

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice & Fire), by George R.R. Martin
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicles),
by Patrick Rothfuss
Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
Dead Ice (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter), by Laurell K. Hamilton
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin
Dune, by Frank Herbert
The Princess Bride, by William Goldman


Star Wars: Bloodline, by Claudia Gray
Star Wars: Aftermath, by Chuck Wendig
Star Wars: Dark Disciple, by Christie Golden
Star Wars: Lords of the Sith, by Paul S. Kemp
Star Wars: The Old Republic Revan, by Pablo Hidalgo

Graphic Novels

Batman: The Killing Joke, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
Civil War,
by Mark Millar, Steve McNiven, and Dexter Vines
Walking Dead, Vol. 25: No Turning Back,
by Robert Kirkman
Preacher, Book One, by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
The White Donkey: Terminal Lance, by Maximilian Uriarte


One-Punch Man, Vol. 6, by ONE and Yusuke Murata
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 1, by Sui Ishida
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 6, by Sui Ishida
My Hero Academia, Vol. 4, by Kohei Horikoshi
One-Punch Man, Vol. 1, by ONE and Yusuke Murata

What books did you buy in May?

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