Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Rollback rolls along on the Locus bestsellers’ list!

by Rob - July 1st, 2008.
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Woohoo! Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer is now in its third month on the paperback bestsellers’ list published by Locus, the trade journal of the SF field.

I’m doubly pleased because this is the second month in a row that Rollback is the top-selling science-fiction title (all the higher ranked titles are fantasy).

This is also the second month in a row that Rollback is the highest-ranked paperback from my publisher, Tor (and three months ago, the only Tor title to beat Rollback was Steve Gould’s Jumper, while the movie based on it was in theaters).

Here are the lists for the last three months. Numbers following listings are: months on list; position last month. An asterisk means a tie with the book listed (alphabetically) preceding it — so, this month Greg Bear and I are tied for 7th place.

JULY 2008 (data period: April [Locus site]):

1) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 1 –

2) Embrace the Night, Karen Chance (Roc) 1 –

3) White Night, Jim Butcher (Roc) 3 1

4) Heart-Shaped Box, Joe Hill (Harper) 1 –

5) Storm Front, Jim Butcher (Roc) 6 –

6) All Together Dead, Charlaine Harris (Ace) 1 –

7) Quantico, Greg Bear (Vanguard Press) 1 –

*) Rollback, Robert J. Sawyer (Tor) 3 3

9) Fortune’s Fool, Mercedes Lackey (Luna) 1 –

10) The Outback Stars, Sandra McDonald (Tor) 2 –

JUNE 2008 (data period: March [Locus site]):

1) White Night, Jim Butcher (Roc) 2 1

2) Into a Dark Realm, Raymond E. Feist (Eos) 1 –

3) Rollback, Robert J. Sawyer (Tor) 2 7

4) Grimspace, Ann Aguirre (Ace) 1 –

5) No Humans Involved, Kelley Armstrong (Bantam Spectra) 1 –

6) Madhouse, Rob Thurman (Roc) 2 8

7) Goblin War, Jim C. Hines (DAW) 1 –

8) Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor) 20 –

9) Dead to Me, Anton Stout (Ace) 1 –

*) Von Neumann’s War, John Ringo & Travis Taylor (Baen) 1 –

MAY 2008 (data period: February [Locus site]):

1) White Night, Jim Butcher (Roc) 1 –

2) Iron Kissed, Patricia Briggs (Ace) 3 1

3) Command Decision, Elizabeth Moon (Ballantine Del Rey) 1 –

4) Some Golden Harbor, David Drake (Baen) 1 –

5) Jumper, Steven Gould (Tor) 1 –

6) Feast of Souls, C. S. Friedman (DAW) 1 –

7) Rollback, Robert J. Sawyer (Tor) 1 –

8) Madhouse, Rob Thurman (Roc) 1 –

*) The Outback Stars, Sandra McDonald (Tor) 1 –

10) Whitechapel Gods, S.M. Peters (Roc) 1 –

Since Rollback also spent two months on the Locus bestsellers’ list in hardcover, that means the book has now been on the Locus bestsellers’ list for a total of five months. Yay!

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