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

duneyduneduneFor 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.


Navigators of Dune, by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
Magic Binds, by Ilona Andrews
Prince of Outcasts (The Change), by S.M. Stirling
Nevernight, by Jay Kristoff
Jerusalem, by Alan Moore
Age of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire), by Michael J. Sullivan
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, by George R.R. Martin
The Summer Dragon, by Todd Lockwood
The View from the Cheap Seats
, by Neil Gaiman
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

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 Girl with All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey
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
The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman

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 (The Kingkiller Chronicles), by Patrick Rothfuss
Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
Once-Broken Faith (October Daye), by Seanan McGuire
The Aeronaut’s Windlass (The Cinder Spires), by Jim Butcher
Hell’s Foundation’s Quiver (Safehold), by David Weber
The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicles), by Patrick Rothfuss
Dune, by Frank Herbert
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire), by George R.R. Martin

Gaming & Media-Related

Mostly Void, Partially Stars: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Vol. 1, by Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink
Star Wars Aftermath: Life Debt, by Chuck Wendig
Star Trek Legacies #3: Purgatory’s Key, by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher, by Andrzej Sapkowski
The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Vol. 2, by Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink
Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization, by Marv Wolfman
Pharos (Warhammer 40K), by Guy Haley
Blood of Elves (Witcher), by Andrzej Sapkowski
HALO: Fractures, by Various
Star Wars: Year-by-Year, by Daniel Wallace

Graphic Novels

Walking Dead, Vol. 26: Call to Arms, by Robert Kirkman, Stefano Gaudiano, Charlie Adlard
Batman: The Killing Joke,
by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 1, by James Tynion and Freddie E. Williams
Black Panther, Vol. 1: A Nation Under Our Feet, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Saga, Vol. 6, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Spider-Man/Deadpool, Vol. 1, by Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness
American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang
Harley Quinn’s Greatest Hits, by Various
Harley Quinn, Vol. 1: Hot in the City, by Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and Chad Hardin


One-Punch Man, Vol. 8, by ONE and Yusuke Murata
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 1,
by Sui Ishida
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 8, by Sui Ishida
Monster Musume, Vol. 9, by OKAYADO
One-Punch Man, Vol. 1, by ONE and Yusuke Murata
Haikyu!! Vol. 3, by Haruichi Furudate
Attack on Titan, Vol. 1, by Hajime Isayama
Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 1, by Tsgumi Ohba
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 2, by Sui Ishida
Attack on Titan, Vol. 19, by Hajime Isayama

What books did you buy in September?

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