Science fiction and fantasy bestsellers: October 2016

#1

Vigil (Verity Fassbinder 01)
Slatter, Angela
October marks Vigil’s fourth month as our Number One seller! And, why not? Fabulous paranormal mystery/urban fantasy – set here in Brisbane! It slays!
Urban fantasy | TP | $32.99

#2

Closer to the Chest (Herald Spy 03)
Lackey, Mercedes
After all these years, Lackey is still a bestseller at Pulp – and Valdemar series books sell best of all.
Valdemar | HC | $49.95

#3

Hot Lead, Cold Iron (Mick Oberon Job 01)
Marmell, Ari
‘A potent mix of gangsters and magic… gripping, fantastical’ – what’s not to like?
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.95

#4

Bold (Kris Longknife 14)
Shepherd, Mike
A perennial Pulp bestseller, this long-running, military sf series never disappoints. If you like Webber, et al – then you’re set (ignore meh jackets!).
Space opera | PBK | $19.95

#5

Closer to the Heart (Herald Spy 02)
Lackey, Mercedes
See #2.
Valdemar | PBK | $19.95

#6

High Ground (Imperials 01)
Snodgrass, Melinda
The first in a new space opera sequence. Regulars are very impressed – comparisons to Weber, Bujold and the like! ‘Melinda Snodgrass just keeps getting better!’ – George R R Martin.
Space opera | TP | $29.95

#7

A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarer 02)
Chambers, Becky
The sequel to Chambers’ wonderful debut, A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. Firefly fans – take note: we think you’ll enjoy…
Space opera | TP | $32.99

#8

Unbreakable (Chronicles of Promise Paen 01)
Bauers, W C
An exciting, new, military sf debut – featuring a strong female lead – recommended!
Military SF | TP | $24.99

#09

Goldenhand (Old Kingdom 05)
Nix, Garth
Internationally bestselling, young adult series, from Australian author Nix. If you haven’t read Sabriel – the book that started it all – then you really, really should…
YA fantasy | TP | $24.99

#10

Crimson Death (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter 25)
Hamilton, Laurell K
The paranormal romance series that refuses to die reaches its 25th chapter! Vampires and sex! Or is it sex and vampires? One is never quite sure… Some regular readers have reported an increase in ‘actual story’ from the last few in the series!
Paranormal | HC | $52.95