The Indie Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bestseller List

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Based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending September 25, 2011.

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, 9780553579901

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

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

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

6. The Magician King
Lev Grossman, Viking, $26.95, 9780670022311

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

8. Ghost Story
Jim Butcher, Roc, $27.95, 9780451463791

9. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935

10. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345342966

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

12. The Map of Time
Felix J. Palma, Atria, $26, 9781439167397

13. How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
Charles Yu, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307739452

14. World War Z
Max Brooks, Three Rivers, $14.95, 9780307346612

15. Zero History
William Gibson, Berkley, $16, 9780425240779

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

17. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345339683

18. Ready Player One
Ernest Cline, Crown, $24, 9780307887436

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

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

21. The Wise Man’s Fear
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $29.95, 9780756404734

22. My Name Is Memory
Ann Brashares, Riverhead, $15, 9781594485183

23. The Omen Machine
Terry Goodkind, Tor, $29.99, 9780765327727

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

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