Reviews and Articles in General Publications
Time October 11, 1999
§ The Onion 6 October 1999
§ The Village Voice Sept. 29 - Oct. 5
§ Zoetrope October 1999
Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn (Doubleday), which is getting new-discovery treatment from reviewers who've never heard of, or who've dismissed, his SF, debuts at #13 on the LAT list this week. It's #15 on the San Francisco Chronicle list.
Kurt Vonnegut's Bagombo Snuff Box remains #1 on the LAT list. It's 23rd at NYT. Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon, after several months, remains 10th at SFC.
The Harry Potter books, and Stephen King's latest, haven't moved noticeably from their positions last week, as of Monday. (Though Amazon.com's Hot 100 list became dominated, on Tuesday, by a slew of dieting books.) Card's Ender's Shadow has dropped off the LAT and NYT lists -- it's among runners-up at 17th at NYT -- but holds at #7 at WP, #10 at PW, and #8 on Amazon's fiction hardcover list.
In the UK, Amazon.uk's Top 100 list has Terry Pratchett's The Fifth Elephant in 11th place.
Amazon's not-yet-published bestselling books ranks Michael Crichton's Timeline (Random House) in 5th place.
Ender's Shadow leads Amazon's SF bestsellers, followed by books by Neal Stephenson, Connie Willis (in paperback), Greg Bear, and Eric Idle. Barnes & Noble's SF bestsellers are led by Card, R.A. Salvatore, Tad Williams, Connie Willis, and Robert Jordan.
Things are quite different on the ChaptersGLOBE.com list in Canada, where Stephen King's previous book, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, is still #1, and books by Terry Goodkind, Anne Rice, and George R.R. Martin place among the top ten.
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(Wed 6 Oct 1999)
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