Sales of SF & F Books Up in 2008

According to a recent story for the Chicago Sun-Times, While Borders Books and Music reported book sales in most categories were flat or down in 2008, sales of science fiction and fantasy books, as well as romance and American history, were up.

Just F.Y.I.

Top 10 Best Selling Science Fiction Books at

1. The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman
2. Shadow’s Edge by Brent Weeks
3. Moonseed by Stephen Baxter
4. Plague Year by Jeff Carlson
5. StarShip Down by Darrell Bain
6. Tanner’s Scheme by Lora Leigh
7. The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
8. A Singular Destiny by Keith R. A. DeCandido
9. Captain’s Fury by Jim Butcher
10. Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Top 10 Best Selling Science Fiction Books at

1. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
2. Without Warning by John Birmingham
3. Storm from the Shadows by David Weber
4. Watchmen by Alan Moore (Author) and Dave Gibbons (Illustrator)
5. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (I happen to be reading this right now. So far, so good.)
6. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore (Author) and David Lloyd (Illustrator)
7. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
8. Watchmen (Absolute Edition) by Alan Moore (Author) and Dave Gibbons (Illustrator)
9. One Second After by William R. Forstchen
10. The Sword of Truth, Boxed Set I, Books 1-3, by Terry Goodkind

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.