The Bestselling Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics, and Manga of 2015

knightofthe7Every 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 2015.



A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, by George R.R. Martin
The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass, by Jim Butcher
Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson
Trigger Warning, by Neil Gaiman
Dead Ice, by Laurell K. Hamilton
Saturn Run, by John Sandford and Ctein
Shadows of Self, by Brandon Sanderson
Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega), by Patricia Briggs
The Explorers Guild, Vol. 1: A Passage to Shambala, by Kevin Costner, Jon Baird, and Rick Ross
Uprooted, by Naomi Novik

Trade Paperback

The Martian, by Andy Weir
The Girl with All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey
The Vorrh
, by B. Caitling
Writers of the Future, Vol. 31, edited by Dave Farland and Kevin J. Anderson
Alice, by Christina Henry
Queen of the Tearling, by Erika Johansen
Half a King, by Joe Abercrombie
Golden Son (Red Rising), by Pierce Brown
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, by Neil Gaiman
The Magician’s Land (The Magicians), by Lev Grossman

Mass Market Paperback

The Martian, by Andy Weir
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archives), by Brandon Sanderson
Skin Game
(Dresden Files), by Jim Butcher
Night Broken
(Mercy Thompson), by Patricia Briggs
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse,
edited by John Joseph Adams
by Stephen Baxter
Earth Awakens,
by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
Midnight Crossroad
(Midnight, Texas), by Charlaine Harris
Monster Hunter Nemesis
(Monster Hunter), by Larry Correia
Severed Souls
(Richard & Kahlan), by Terry Goodkind


Star Wars: Aftermath, by Chuck Wendig
Welcome to Night Vale, by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary, by Pablo Hidalgo
Star Wars: Lords of the Sith, by Paul S. Kemp
Star Wars: Dark Disciple, by Christie Golden
Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi, by Kevin Hearne
Rise of the King (Companions Codex), by R.A. Salvatore
Star Wars: Maul Lockdown, by Joe Schreiber
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross Sections,
by Jason Fry and Kemp Remillard
Star Wars: Imperial Handbook, by Daniel Wallace

Graphic Novels

The Walking Dead, Vol. 23: Whispers Into Screams, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Stefano Guadiano
Saga, Vol. 5, by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
The Walking Dead Compendium, Vol. 3, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
Batgirl, Vol. 1: The Batgirl of Burnside, by Brendan Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr
Harley Quinn, Vol. 1: Hot in the City
, by Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and Chad Hardin
The Walking Dead, Vol. 24: Life and Death, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
Star Wars: Darth Vader, Vol. 1, by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca
Sandman: Overture, by Neil Gaiman, J.H. Williams III, and Dave Stewart
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why, by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, and Jacob Wyatt
Batman: Earth One, Vol. 2, by Geoff Johns, Gary Frank\


Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 1, by Sui Ishida
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 2, by Sui Ishida
One-Punch Man, Vol. 1, by ONE and Yusuke Murata
Big Hero 6, Vol. 1, by Haruki Ueno
Attack on Titan, Vol. 15, by Hajime Isayama
Naruto, Vol. 72, by Mashashi Kishimoto
Naruto, Vol. 70, by Mashashi Kishimoto
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 3, by Sui Ishida
Sword Art Online: Progressive, Vol. 1, by Reki Kawahara
Naruto, Vol. 69, by Mashashi Kishimoto

What book stood out for you in 2015?


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