Friday, 20 May 2011


From the past four weeks, here are our top sellers from the overarching genre of science fiction, fantasy and horror.

5. JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit

"A finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls! an exciting epic of travel and magical adventure, all working up to a devastating climax." Observer

4. George RR Martin's Clash Of Kings

"Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome in his imaginary world... one of the greats of fantasy literature." SFX

3. Priest's Inverted World

"One of two or three of the most impressive pure-SF novels produced in the UK since World War Two." Encyclopaedia Of Science Fiction

2. George RR Martin's A Game Of Thrones

"Fantasy literature has never shied away from grandeur, but the sheer-mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads." Guardian

1. Tom Fletcher's Thing On The Shore

"An atmospheric, entertaining book that, with its criticisms of corporate culture, manages to be about something more than just monsters." SFX

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