Bestsellers, Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2016

#1

Vigil (Verity Fassbinder 01)
Slatter, Angela
Fabulous paranormal mystery… set here, in Brisbane (or, as Angela would have it: Brisneyland) – how could we not recommend this above all else? Our bestseller for 2016.
Urban fantasy | TP | $32.99

#2

The Rook (Checquy Files 01)
O’Malley, Daniel
Another great, paranormal mystery that sells and sells – and continues to do well thanks to release of the sequel. We all love this Aurealis Award winner, with its brilliant premise: Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park, surrounded by bodies, all wearing latex gloves. The letter she’s holding, begins: The body you are wearing used to be mine…
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.99

#3

Stiletto (Checquy Files 02)
O’Malley, Daniel
See above! (Altho’ set in London this is a series by an Aussie writer – like Vigil – published by a big, British publisher: kudos!)

Urban fantasy | TP | $29.99

#4

Station Eleven
Mandel, Emily St John
The sheer humanity of this post-apocalypse novel still brings a tear to Ron’s (somewhat jaded!) eye. Wonderful!
Post-apocalyptic | PBK | $19.99

#5

The High Ground (Imperials 01)
Snodgrass, Melinda
Is this to be the Next Big Thing in military space opera? Stand aside Honor Harrington…
Space opera | TP | $29.95

#6

Staked (Iron Druid Chronicles 08)
Hearne, Kevin
Too much fun (and still loving the wolfhound)!
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.99

#7

The Hanging Tree (Rivers of London 06)
Aaronovitch, Ben
Police-procedural paranormal mystery/urban fantasy, set against the rich tapestry of modern day – and historical – London. Great fun!
Urban fantasy | TP | $29.99

#8

Leviathan Wakes (Expanse 01)
Corey, James S A
The fantastic TV version has meant sales of this series have gone crazy – and this is where it all starts…
Space opera | PBK | $22.99

#09

The Three-Body Problem (Three-Body Problem 01)
Liu, Cixin
The Hugo Award-winning novel – hard-science fiction translated from the original Chinese – where it won their equivalent of the Hugo, too. (Early-adopter Iain has been recommending this from the very beginning!)
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

#10

Rivers of London (Rivers of London 01)
Aaronovitch, Ben
See The Hanging Tree at #7 – this is where it all began…
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.99