This was the best news that I could receive for New Year's Eve. The Dragon and the Stars had not only gotten into the Top 10 but had also ranked 5th in the mass market book sales of 2010 at Bakka-Phoenix Books, Toronto's famous science fiction bookstore. See the Bakka-Phoenix announcement here:
The Top 10 bestselling mass market books at Bakka-Phoenix in 2010 were:
1. Wake, Robert J. Sawyer
2. Sandman Slim, Richard Kadrey
3. Lord of the Changing Winds, Rachel Neumeier
4. Julian Comstock, Robert Charles Wilson
5. Dragon and the Stars, Derwin Mak & Eric Choi, eds.
6. Gaslight Dogs, Karin Lowachee
7. Enchantment Emporium, Tanya Huff
8. Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss
9. On the Edge, Ilona Andrews
10. Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett
I owe many thanks to my co-editor Eric Choi and to all the authors for creating such a wonderful anthology: Tess Gerritsen, Tony Pi, Charles Tan, William F. Wu, Emergy Huang, Crystal Gail Shankuan Koo, Emily Mah, Eugie Foster, Melissa Yuan-Innes, Shelly Li, Gabriela Lee, E.L. Chen, Susan Ee, Brenda W. Clough, Urania Fung, Wen Y Phua, and Ken Liu.