The Indie Science Fiction & Fantasy Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending September 23, 2012.

    1. A Game of Thrones
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716

    2. A Clash of Kings
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780345535429

    3. A Discovery of Witches
    Deborah Harkness, Penguin, $16, 9780143119685

    4. Cloud Atlas
    David Mitchell, Random House, $15, 9780375507250

    5. A Storm of Swords
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553573428

    6. A Feast for Crows
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024

    7. A Dance With Dragons
    George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $35, 9780553801477

    8. The Hobbit
    J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345534835

    9. Fahrenheit 451
    Ray Bradbury, S&S, $11.99, 9781451673319

    10. Ender’s Game
    Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702

    11. Ready Player One
    Ernest Cline, Broadway, $14, 9780307887443

    12. 1984
    George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935

    13. The Age of Miracles
    Karen Thompson Walker, Random House, $26, 9780812992977

    14. The Name of the Wind
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741

    15. The Magicians
    Lev Grossman, Plume, $16, 9780452296299

    16. The Map of Time
    Felix J. Palma, Atria, $16, 9781439167410

    17. The Wise Man’s Fear
    Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $19, 9780756407124

    18. The Magician King
    Lev Grossman, Plume, $16, 9780452298019

    19. Ghost Story
    Jim Butcher, Roc, $9.99, 9780451464071

    20. Cat’s Cradle
    Kurt Vonnegut, Dial, $15, 9780385333481

    21. Dune
    Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780441172719

    22. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803

    23. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    J.R.R. Tolkien, Ballantine, $8.99, 9780345339706

    24. Wards of Faerie
    Terry Brooks, Del Rey, $28, 9780345523471

    25. The Windup Girl
    Paolo Bacigalupi, Night Shade, $14.95, 9781597801584