the word according to the NYT
"This appears to be the first time a book derived from a video game has been a No. 1 New York Times best seller."
I am excited to be part of this, whether it's a sign of things to come or just part of the Star Wars phenomenon. It'd be nice to think that this heralds a greater emphasis on story in computer games and their tie-ins, but we'll see. At least my book was spared the dismissive treatment of the "Clone War" tie-ins in the same article. ("Exploding Robots!" Not that there's anything wrong with that.)