Thursday, December 14, 2006

Calculating God one of Canada's all-time best books

The Canadian bookselling chain Chapters / Indigo / Coles asked 150,000 members of its iRewards loyalty program to pick the top 100 Canadian-authored books of all time. Only one book published as science fiction made the list: my Calculating God, coming in at number 79. You can see the whole list here (I'm on page 4).


At December 14, 2006 5:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrads! I'm hoping to read Calculating God over the holiday break.

At December 14, 2006 5:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the looks of the list, you're in some fine company there.

There is a large selection of Margaret Atwood's work listed, as well a some of Farley Mowat's work.

I'm amused that Robertson Davies' Fifth Business appears, in addition to the Deptford Trilogy, which contains Fifth Business.

Pierre Berton also has several books on the list.

Some distinguished company indeed.

At December 15, 2006 3:34 PM , Anonymous Jim Shannon said...

Hi Rob:

I shop at Chapters all the time and they asked me in November if I wanted to sign up for their loyalty program. But I thought their $20 fee was quite high.

Still at least your in fine company.

Does that mean only one customer out of 150,000 picked "Calculating God" and 1 science fiction book made the cut?

At December 15, 2006 3:37 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

No, Jim. It does not.

At December 15, 2006 9:06 PM , Blogger Lou_Sytsma said...

Woohoo! Congrats Rob. That is very impressive.

At December 18, 2006 10:29 PM , Blogger A Mackey said...


It's certainly one of my favourite books.

At December 19, 2006 3:34 PM , Blogger Virginia said...

Congratulations, Rob! An excellent distinction.

I do notice the selection of Canadian authors seems to be quite narrow. Looks like we've got about 10 authors pounding out all of our homegrown literature. *wink*

At December 19, 2006 4:10 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Now if I can just eliminate the other nine, I'll be the top dog! :)


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