2012 Upcoming Releases-Fantasy & Horror

Discussion in 'Fantasy / Horror' started by Rob B, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Rob B

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    Now this has me VERY interested. Since I was a kid, I was threatened around Christmas time that if I wasn't good, the Krampus might make a visit.
     
  2. Mithfânion

    Mithfânion Lord of the Wild Hunt

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    An update from Tor, their listing is up now on Amazon up until 2013. Sadly there are a few disappointments.

    No JV Jones, unfortunately. Another major novel in epic fantasy to move to 2013. No Glen Cook, in case you were wondering. No Jay Lake. And even no Ken Scholes.

    Rise of Ransom City by Gilman has been pushed back, but that just makes it out in 2012, it is now coming out on November 27th.

    Non-Tor updates:

    Justin Cronin's The Twelve is now set for a pre-Christmas release of Dec. 18.

    And according to Werthead, Bakker's Unholy Consult will now definitely not make 2012 and it is looking like early 2013.
     
  3. Randy M.

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    March may play hell on my budget, not to mention my reading time:
    Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers
    The Drowning Girl by Caitlin Kiernan
    Silent Voices by Gary McMahon

    The McMahon is part of a trilogy, and I still haven't gotten to the first one, The Concrete Grove; I think that's my next read.

    Randy M.
     
  4. Jeff Salyards

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    Glad to see the interest, Kazz. The publishing marketing folk will be pleased to no end that their copy has at least intrigued. :)
     
  5. Jeff Salyards

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    Mithfânion,

    I completely appreciate the wait-and-see approach with newbies. I adopt the same philosophy with debuts. I know self-promotion only gets authors into trouble on forums, particularly when they just show up to pimp their own stuff and don't contribute in any meaningful way. So I am hesitant to mention it, but I'll put it out there anyway--I do have an excerpt on my site, in case you want to at least get a feel for the book.

    I'm guessing you'll want to read reviews or hear from someone you trust before you consider plunking down money--and I totally get it.

    Now, I will either join some other conversations or drop into lurking mode.

    Thanks for the "promising" comment. That's promising. ;-)
     
  6. JustaStaffer

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    There will be plenty of reviews for it before the release, I'm sure. I've already started reading it in fact. ;)
     
  7. Jeff Salyards

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    Awesome! Well, presuming you don't loathe it and post a scathing critique.
    ;-)
     
  8. kcf

    kcf Nobody in Particular

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    I finished up The Hunger Games by Suzzane Collins a while back and just posted my review. It's good - well worth all the buzz out there. I've also finished up Orb Sceptre Throne by Ian C. Esslemont. It's only OK - he's simply no Erikson. Review forthcoming.

    Now I'm reading Arctic Rising by Tobias Buckell. It's very good so far. And it appears that I'm reading yet another of the current 'hot topics' since it was just reviewed on NPR.
     
  9. Kazz Wylde

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    Right on, Jeff, your book sounds pretty cool.

    I wonder when we'll get to see a cover of the John Gwynne debut, So Deep a Malice, I think its supposed to come out in the UK in December, so might be awhile huh?
     
  10. Jeff Salyards

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    Cool beans. That sure beats the alternative. "Your book sounds like every other book I've ever read, except worse."
     
  11. Kazz Wylde

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    Right on, Jeff. lol I hope it does good, man. :cool: Who would your biggest influences be in writing this book?
     
  12. Jeff Salyards

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    Me, too, Kazz. The publisher is taking a risk putting out debuts in hardcover, so I don't want them to look back and say, "Who the hell signed that Salyards guy? Was it you, Morrison? It was, wasn't it? You're fired. And leave the popcorn--that came out of the company popcorn maker."

    Influences, huh? Always a tough question. Here are some authors I admire who probably influenced it in some fashion: Joe Abercrobmie, Richard K. Morgan, George R.R. Martin, Bernard Cornwell, Patrick Rothfuss. But those are just the first that spring to mind.

    Tons of books, movies, alcohol, and junk food were formative.
     
  13. Kazz Wylde

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    Not the company popcorn maker! lol

    Good influences, dude It sounds better all the time! lol
     
  14. Jeff Salyards

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    I'm just bitter because my company doesn't have one.

    Thanks! I really hope if you decide to get the book you enjoy it.
     
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    Well, maybe with all the money you're gonna make them, they can get one. lol

    Yeah, I plan on reading it, Jeff.
     
  16. Jeff Salyards

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    Dream big or not at all. ;)

    Well, let me know what you think once you get through it.
     
  17. Kazz Wylde

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    That's the way to go.

    Alright I will, man.
     
  18. Mithfânion

    Mithfânion Lord of the Wild Hunt

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    Guys, can we try and keep this thread meaningful and full of content rather than one-liner chat sessions that are much better suited to PM?
     
  19. Jeff Salyards

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    My apologies.

    Back on track, I am looking forward to The Croning. I've really enjoyed Laird's short stories, and have high hopes for the novel. He does a great job creating atmosphere--it's rich, and dark, and decadent. Like chocolate. :)
     
  20. Kazz Wylde

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    Sorry, got caught up chatting with a new author here.