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Calculating God
Number 1 Bestseller!

Robert J. Sawyer's twelfth novel, Calculating God, is number one on the bestsellers' list published in the October 2001 issue of Locus: The Newspaper Of The Science Fiction Field.

Here's the full list; it covers the sales period June and July 2001:

                                                         Months    Last
                                                        on list   Month 
  1) Calculating God, Robert J. Sawyer (Tor)                 1      -
  2) The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey)    5      7 
  3) King Kelson's Bride, Katherine Kurtz (Ace)              1      - 
  4) The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey)                    9      3 
  5) Brightly Burning, Mercedes Lackey (DAW)                 2      1 
  6) Eccentric Circles, Rebecca Lickiss (Ace)                1      - 
  7) Great War: Breakthroughs, Harry Turtledove (Del Rey)    1      - 
  8) The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien (Del Rey)                1      - 
  9) Alien Taste, Wen Spencer (Roc)                          1      - 
 10) Assassin Fantastic, Greenberg & Potter, eds. (DAW)      1      - 

Notes Locus: "Calculating God had a solid lead in the paperback category. New runner-up: The Depths of Time by Roger MacBride Allen (Bantam Spectra). Nominees: 102, down from 106."

The list is compiled with data from the following 24 sources — a mixture of chains, SF specialty stores, and independent booksellers:

  • Adventures in Crime & Space (TX)
  • Amazon.com (USA)
  • Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton (USA)
  • Basilisk Dreams (Ottawa, ON)
  • Borders Bookstores (USA)
  • Dangerous Visions (CA)
  • DreamHaven (MN)
  • Heroes & Dragons (CO)
  • Lone Star (TX)
  • Midtown Comics (NY)
  • Musicland Group (MN)
  • Mysterious Galaxy (CA)
  • Pages for All Ages (IL)
  • Pandemonium Books & Games (MA)
  • John W. Rollins Bookseller (MI)
  • Saint Mark's (NY)
  • Science Fiction & Mystery Bookshop (GA)
  • The Stars Our Destination (IL)
  • Toadstool (2 in NH)
  • Totem Bookshop (WA)
  • Uncle Hugo's (MN)
  • University Bookstore (WA)
  • Waldenbooks/BGI (USA)
  • White Dwarf (Vancouver, BC)

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