Thursday, July 19, 2007

Back again

I just spent a lovely week in the South West of Western Australia with the family. Lots of bike riding, good food, crackling log fires and no rain (until today, but today was driving home so it didn't matter.)

Anyway, I'm back. I just synced all my email and source code changes across from the laptop and then I hit the web. And the first thing I saw was a blog post by Fantastic Planet containing their all-time bestsellers list dating back to when they opened their doors. Hal 1 and 2 both feature, which was a pleasant surprise. (Hal 3 has only been out 4 months, but it was a bestseller in January so it might show up next time.)

Here are the relevant portions of the list:

21..Nylon Angel…Marianne de Pierres
22..Woken Furies…Richard Morgan
23..Forest Mage…Robin Hobb
24..Flight of the Night Hawks …Raymond E. Feist
25..Hal Spacejock…Simon Haynes
26..Eldest…Christopher Paolini
27..The Blue Girl…Charles de Lint
28..The Gold Falcon…Katharine Kerr
29..Accelerando…Charles Stross
30..Altered Carbon…Richard Morgan

and slightly further down:

41..The Hallowed Hunt…Lois McMaster Bujold
42..White Tiger…Kylie Chan
43..Engaging the Enemy…Elizabeth Moon
44..Hal Spacejock: Second Course…Simon Haynes
45..Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell…Susannah Clarke
46..The Complete Chronicles of Narnia…C. S. Lewis
47..Bad Case of Loving You…Laney Cairo
48..Priestess of the White…Trudi Canavan
49..Court of the Air…Stephen Hunt
50..Iron Council…China Mieville

I don't mind being in that company, I can tell you!

View the full list here

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

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