Thursday, February 01, 2007

Hal 3 a bestseller

January's bestsellers at Fantastic Planet bookstore

1...Hal Spacejock: Just Desserts...Simon Haynes
2...Peace and War...Joe Haldeman
3...The Arrival...Shaun Tan
4...Galactic North...Alastair Reynolds
5...Pushing Ice...Alastair Reynolds
6...Running from the Deity...Alan Dean Foster
7...Red Phoenix...Kylie Chan
8...Red Spikes...Margo Lanagan
9...Thud!...Terry Pratchett
10..Temeraire...Naomi Novik

So, a big thank-you to all the staff at Fantastic Planet. Nice going ;-)

Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series (Amazon / Smashwords / other formats)

5 comments:

Khylan said...

Hi Simon,

I found your blog via the Australian_Writers_online group. you have some really interesting and useful information in your blog.

Thanks for sharing it. And congratulations for making #1 on the book stores list. Thats a massive achievement.

All the best,

TECH said...

Awesome! When I conquer the planet with my lasers from China, I will leave Fantastic Planet standing. Like a statue to you, except it will be a store rather than a representation in stone of your features.

Congratulations!

Blue Tyson said...

Ok, you beat Joe Haldeman. That is pretty cool. Score one for unserious. :)

Simon Haynes said...

Thanks everyone. It was a great feeling, because while earlier Hal books have been on various bestseller lists either at Dymocks or Fantastic Planet, none of them have ever been #1

As any series goes on you either get people eagerly awaiting the next release or ignoring new books completely (in which case the series peters out.)

So, Hal's obviously no peter.

Julia Buckley said...

Fantastic news - take that Pratchett!