New York Times Best Seller List
In May, one science fiction, one fantasy, and one horror book made it to the New York Times best seller list (adult fiction, hardcover):
DAY SHIFT by Charlaine Harris (Ace) (paranormal/urban fantasy)
A psychic mired in scandal turns to a mysterious woman for help.
SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson (Morrow/HarperCollins) (science fiction)
Five thousand years after a small number of survivors of the moon’s explosion took refuge on an international space station, their descendants contemplate a return to Earth.
THE SCARLET GOSPELS by Clive Barker (St. Martin’s) (horror)
Harry D’Amour, the detective of the supernatural from Barker’s Books of Blood, faces off against Pinhead, the sadistic Cenobite from the Hellraiser series.
B&N Bookseller’s Picks for May 2015
Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women, edited by Paula Guran (Night Shade Books)
A tantalizing selection of stories from some of the best female authors who’ve helped define the modern vampire.
Straits of Hell (Destroyermen Series #10) by Taylor Anderson (Roc)
Taylor Anderson’s alternate history Destroyermen series continues as a game-changing conspiracy throws the hope of honor, trust, and survival into chaos.
The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor (DAW)
The Book of Phoenix is a work of magical futurism, a prequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning novel Who Fears Death.
Leviathan (Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier Series #5) by Jack Campbell (Ace, Penguin)
Jack Campbell’s latest action-packed military space opera novel.
The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi (Knopf Doubleday)
The author of The Windup Girl delivers a near-future thriller that casts new light on how we live today—and what may be in store for us tomorrow.
Trial of Intentions by Peter Orullian (Tor)
The gods who created this world have abandoned it. In their mercy, however, they chained the rogue god—and the monstrous creatures he created to plague mortalkind—in the vast and inhospitable wasteland of the Bourne.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Del Rey, Random House)
The author of the Temeraire novels introduces a bold new world rooted in folk stories and legends.
Note: this is a selection, not the complete list.