Wednesday, October 7, 2009 bestseller: #66 overall, #6 in genre, #1 in SF

The British edition of FlashForward (pictured above), the novel by Robert J. Sawyer upon which the new TV series is based, is a bestseller at, the British version of

It's reached at least as high as sales rank #66 of all titles in the store (and, at this moment is #81).

More: it is currently the #6 best-selling genre-fiction title in the entire store:
  1. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  2. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  4. The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell
  5. The Shack by William P. Young
  6. FlashForward by Robert J. Sawyer
  7. Hard Girls by Martina Cole
  8. Scarlet Women by Jessie Keane
  9. A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
  10. Dissolution by C.J. Sansom
And it's currently #1 on the science-fiction bestsellers list:
  1. FlashForward by Robert J. Sawyer
  2. Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
  3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  4. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  5. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli,
  6. High-Rise by J.G. Ballard
  7. Batman: The Killing Joke (Deluxe Edition) by Moore & Bolland
  8. Batman: Dark Knight Returns by Miller & Janson
  9. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  10. Batman: Year One by Miller and Mazzuchelli

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At October 07, 2009 3:14 PM , Blogger Todd said...

Congrats! Since when is The Prince by Machiavelli considered SF?

At October 07, 2009 3:19 PM , Blogger Paul said...

Congratulations on your 3rd place finish in the CBC’s recent poll of the Top 10 Science Fiction Writers! Here’s the link:

At October 07, 2009 4:45 PM , Blogger Dwight Williams said...

Interesting question about The Prince there. Brave New World and Handmaid's Tale make sense to include as much as Rob's work does, but Machiavelli seems better suited to political science.

Pleased to see those particular three Bat-books in the running as well, though.

Congrats, Rob!

At October 08, 2009 5:53 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

No doubt somewhere along the line, THE PRINCE got miscategorized. :)

Paul, yes, I was thrilled to place so highly on the CBC's poll! I'll gladly take a backseat to Herbert and Asimov any day.

1. Frank Herbert
2. Isaac Asimov
3. Robert J. Sawyer
4. Arthur C. Clarke
5. William Gibson
6. Philip K. Dick
7. Ursula K. Le Guin
8. Robert A. Heinlein
9. Neal Stephenson
10. Roger Zelazny

By the way, given that I'm feeling old as I race toward my 50th birthday on the FLASHFORWARD target date of April 29, 2010, I'm pleased to see I'm the YOUNGEST writer on the list (Neal is six months older than me).


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