Bestsellers, Science Fiction & Fantasy: January 2017

#1

Closer to the Chest (Herald Spy 03)
Lackey, Mercedes
As we said of the hardcover edition, in October… after all these years, Lackey is still a bestseller at Pulp – and the Valdemar series books sell best of all.
Valdemar | PBK | $18.99

#2

After the Crown (Indranan War 02)
Wagers, K B
The second in a new military space opera series – beginning to build an enthusiastic following.
Space opera | PBK | $22.99

#3

Normal 
Ellis, Warren
Brilliant. A conspiracy is unearthed that calls into question the core principles of how and why we think about the future – and the past, and the now.
Science fiction | PBK | $18.99

#4

Tempest (All-New Tales of Valdemar)
Lackey, Mercedes (editor)
‘Lackey’s delightful world of magic is inhabited by strong and believable men, women, and creatures… the most enchanting being the gryphons.’ – Publishers Weekly. And, to paraphrase one regular customer: ‘While they keep putting Jodi A Lee’s magic-crack horses on the covers, I’ll keep buying them’.
Valdemar anthology | PBK | $19.95

#5

Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War 01)
Scalzi, John
We can’t help ourselves – keep selling and selling it – even though it’s been out for years and you’d think everyone had mostly read it by now… (As a real treat, read Heinlein’s Starship Troopers, Haldeman’s Forever War – and then this. Compare and contrast.)
Military SF | PBK | $19.95

#6

Silverwolf (Rowankind 02)
Bedford, Jacey
Much love for the next on the swashbuckling alternate history fantasy series, set in Britain, circa 1801.
Historical fantasy | PBK | $19.95

#7

Recluce Tales: Stories from the World of Recluce (Recluce series)
Modesitt Jr, L E
Around two dozen short stories (mostly new!) spanning the thousand year history of the world of Recluce.
Fantasy collection | HC | $36.99

#8

Traitor’s Blade (Greatcoats 01)
De Castell, Sebastien
Okay – first in the series – and we were a little late getting onto the bandwagon – but now recommending, to all and sundry! Great, fun fantasy – think Three Musketeers, with the snark turned way up…
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

#09

Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch 01)
Leckie, Ann
Fantastic, thoughtful, humanitarian SF – that won every award the year it came out – and is still a strong seller.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

#10

Babylon’s Ashes (Expanse 06)
Corey, James S A
‘The Expanse series is the best space opera series – running at full tilt, right now…’ – io9. The fantastic TV version has meant sales of this series have gone crazy; but the great stories definitely help…
Science fiction | TP | $32.99