Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending February 10, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books and Subterranean Books.
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If you heard a strange exploding sound recently, it may have been the combustion of the minds of our city's science fiction geeks upon the discovery of this week's number-eight bestseller: Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventure by Douglas Adams by Gareth Roberts.
Let's parse this for a second. Apparently once upon a time, Douglas Adams, author of the canonical Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy wrote a script for the equally-canonical TV series Doctor Who. The script was intended to star Tom Baker, the Fourth Doctor, but it was never produced. Instead if languished in obscurity...until now! It wasn't enough to publish the script, though. Instead the publisher decided to publish a novelization of said script, another classic form of science fiction writing, by Gareth Roberts, a master of the form.
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