April 2011 Bestsellers

The bestseller charts for April show that the people, they love their subscriptions! Apex seem to send the most readers here followed by the two John Joseph Adams magazines, Fantasy and Lightspeed. But all the subscriptions are busy: for our own zine, LCRW, the electronic subscriptions are up to 12% of the total. Interesting!

Besides the new issues of all those there magazines (and Clarkesworld) we have Genevieve Valentine’s debut novel, Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus TresaultiPW gave it a starred review (“Fans of grim fantasy will love this menacing and fascinating debut”) and check out the rave review on The Onion:

Novels—especially speculative ones—that tap into the weirdness of circuses are certainly nothing new. But as a slice of sumptuous atmosphere, Mechanique evokes two of the best: Angela Carter’s Nights At The Circus and Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love, especially in the way all three use the Big Top as a backdrop for allegories of transfiguration and otherness. To Valentine’s credit as an aerialist of the literary sort, Mechanique is metamorphic but never grotesque, even as it sustains fabulist weightlessness between raw flesh, poignant insight, and glimmering fantasy.

Besides that star, we also added half-a-dozen sexy looking titles from BookCyclone. Will they grace next month’s chart? Only if Ginn Hale’s fans need something else to keep them going in between Rifter installments! Next week, something new.

Thanks for going Weightless!

April 2011

  1. The Rifter Subscription & installments, Ginn Hale
  2. Lord of the White Hell Book One and Book Two, Ginn Hale
  3. Apex Magazine 12-Month Subscription
  4. Fantasy Magazine 12-Month Subscription
  5. Lightspeed Magazine Annual Ebook Subscription

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