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Month: October 2005

Clarkesworld Bestsellers: Week Ending October 9th, 2005

Books
1Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (Signed Hardcover)
2Berserk by Tim Lebbon (Signed Numbered Hardcover)
3Home Before Dark (The Collected Cedar Hill Stories, Vol. 2) by Gary Braunbeck (Signed Numbered Hardcover)
4Thud! by Terry Pratchett (Signed Hardcover)
5To Charles Fort, with Love by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Hardcover)

Magazines
1Asimov’s
2Fantasy & Science Fiction
3Neo-Opsis
4Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
5Insidious Reflections

Anansi Boys just barely held onto the top spot this week. I’m running out of signed copies, so this may be the end. Berserk was a preorder-only limited edition that nearly took the top spot. We had a few cancellations, so there are copies still available. Had those been sold, it would have been #1.

-Neil

Another Contest!

Tom Piccirilli contacted me last night to see if we’d be interested in being one of two booksellers participating in a new contest he’s cooked up. Naturally, I said yes. Here’s the details:

Nightjack/Headstone City Contest
BE AN ALTERNATE IDENTITY

Tom Piccirilli’s new novel NIGHTJACK deals with a group of misfits who all suffer from multiple personality disorder.  Here’s the story:  Pace is one of a group of four men who each suffer from MPD, experiencing complex delusions, hallucinations, and sometimes fantastical identities.  The four go into hiding in the city, trying to piece together what happened when apparently one of their alternate personalities went on a killing spree at the hospital where they were patients.

For unknown reasons, Pace is able to access others’ delusions–when alternate personalities take over members of the group, Pace alone is able to see and experience the intense hallucinations and detailed back-stories of each persona.  Including Princess Eirrin, ten thousand year old sorceress and heir to the Atlantean throne; the Red Dreamer, an autistic child and sage; Smoker, a half-breed gunman from 1880s Arizona; Thaddeus, friend and companion to St. Paul, spreading the word of Christ across a troubled new world; Mei Lau, concubine to a Manchu Emperor, who’s spent a decade in slavery for the moment when she may set a nation free.

Anyone who pre-orders a copy of Tom’s next paperback novel HEADSTONE CITY (due out from Bantam in February) from us will automatically be entered into the BE AN ALTERNATE IDENTITY contest. 

Who knows what kind of character you’ll be.  Will you be a saint or killer?  Poet or hitman?  Hero or betrayer? Human or alien sloth?

Here’s your chance to find out! 

Complete rules can be found here.

Clarkesworld Bestsellers: Week Ending October 2, 2005

Books
1Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (Signed Hardcover)
2Thud! by Terry Pratchett (Signed Hardcover)
3The Drive-In: The Bus Tour by Joe R. Lansdale (Signed Hardcover)
4Shaman’s Crossing by Robin Hobb (Signed Hardcover)
5The Narrows by Alexander C. Irvine (Trade Paperback)

Magazines
1Fantasy & Science Fiction
2Surreal
3Zahir
4Insidious Reflections
5Red Scream Magazine

Not much change from last week. Anansi Boys is still trouncing all contenders.

-Neil

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