2012 Upcoming Releases-Fantasy & Horror

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

  1. suciul

    suciul Read interesting books

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    Recent information coming to light - the author's name is very likely a pseudonym for noted author Christian Cameron who has recently become one of my top writers of today - made this the hugest fantasy debut for me and I plan to get and read a copy asap
     
  2. Kazz Wylde

    Kazz Wylde Rogue Warrior

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    Yeah Dec 18, 2012 release for this, Amazon says.
     
  3. suciul

    suciul Read interesting books

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    US December but UK is October so if I cannot go a copy until then from the US publisher Orbit, I will definitely buy the UK edition...
     
  4. Kazz Wylde

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    Yeah the UK cover is a little cooler, like always. lol Sounds like my kind of book.
     
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    I'm a little surprised and confused by the approach that Gollancz seems to be taking with Miles Cameron's The Red Knight, and which Tor UK also seems to be following with John Gwynne's Malice. Or rather the lack of approach. It's just a month until the release of the former in the UK, and only three until Malice comes out, also in the UK. They're both seemingly meant to be big books launched squarely into the commercial heartland of epic fantasy. And the hype amounts to a couple of cover art posts and introductions that basically say "hear is a book; it will set your world ablaze; more in due course". Three months prior to the publication of The Name of the Wind ... well, okay, maybe not quite then. But one month prior you couldn't go anywhere fantasy novel related on the interwebs without hearing about the thing. Am I misremembering previous publisher hype-trains? Is there some subtle scheme I'm missing?

    Ah well. Hope both books turn out nicely.

    I forget if we have this in here already, or just in the 2013 thread: Robert V. S. Redick's The Night of the Swarm has been delayed to January, but only in the US. Gollancz will still publish in the UK in October.

    For Sam Sykes' The Skybound Sea, which, like The Night of the Swarm, is the end of a series I believe, the situation's reversed: The UK doesn't seem to get the book till late December, but it's already shipping in the US, apparently.
     
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    The Skybound Sea is indeed the last in Sam Sykes' Aeon's Gate trilogy. He's moving on to a new series but I'm not entirely sure what it'll be - I think it's potentially YA.
     
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    Yeah, I'll be doing the same thing Because Redick's series is great and I don't want to have to wait till next year to read the conclusion. It stinks when some writers deliver the sequels to their series in a timely fashion and the publisher pushes back release dates. Didn't this happen with Ian Tregellis too?
     
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    Yes I just got my copy of Gary Gibson's Stealing Light from BD, took 11 days, not real bad.
    Yeah I agree, The Chathrand Voyage series was a big surprise to me, I always pimp this series, I need to go with BD again for this for sure.
    Yes I believe that just happened with the Tregellis series too.
     
  9. Randy M.

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    The Big Book of Ghost Stories edited by Otto Penzler has just came out last week. It's an interesting line-up:

    BUT I’M NOT DEAD YET
    Conrad Aiken: Mr. Arcularis
    William Fryer Harvey: August Heat

    I’LL LOVE YOU—FOREVER (OR MAYBE NOT)
    Ellen Glasgow: The Shadowy Third
    Ellen Glasgow: The Past
    David Morrell: But At My Back I Always Hear
    O. Henry: The Furnished Room
    Paul Ernst: Death’s Warm Fireside
    Andrew Klavan: The Advent Reunion
    R. Murray Gilchrist: The Return
    Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw
    Ambrose Bierce: The Moonlit Road
    Lafcadio Hearn: The Story of Ming-Y
    Lafcadio Hearn: Yuki-Onna

    THIS OLD HOUSE
    Amyas Northcote: Brickett Bottom
    E. F. Benson: How Fear Departed from the Long Gallery
    G. G. Pendarves: Thing of Darkness
    Edward Lucas White: The House of the Nightmare
    Hector Bolitho: The House on Half Moon Street
    Dick Donovan: A Night of Horror
    Vincent O’sullivan: The Burned House

    KIDS WILL BE KIDS
    Rosemary Timperley: Harry
    Michael Reaves: Make-Believe
    A. M. Burrage: Playmates
    Ramsey Campbell: Just Behind You
    A. E. Coppard: Adam And Eve and Pinch Me
    Steve Friedman: The Lost Boy of the Ozarks

    THERE’S SOMETHING FUNNY AROUND HERE
    Mark Twain: A Ghost’s Story
    Donald E. Westlake: In At The Death
    Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Ghost of Dr. Harris
    “Ingulphus”: The Everlasting Club
    Isaac Asimov and James Maccreigh: Legal Rites
    Albert E. Cowdrey: Death Must Die
    Frank Stockton: The Transferred Ghost
    Oscar Wilde: The Canterville Ghost

    A NEGATIVE TRAIN OF THOUGHT
    August Derleth: Pacific 421
    Robert Weinberg: The Midnight El

    STOP—YOU’RE SCARING ME
    Frederick Cowles: Punch and Judy
    Henry S. Whitehead: The Fireplace
    H. F. Arnold: The Night Wire 400
    Fritz Leiber: Smoke Ghost 406
    Wyatt Blassingame: Song of the Dead

    I MUST BE DREAMING
    Wilkie Collins: The Dream Woman 437
    Washington Irving: The Adventure of the German Student

    A SÉANCE, YOU SAY?
    Joseph Shearing: They Found My Grave
    Edgar Jepson: Mrs. Morrel’s Last Séance
    Joyce Carol Oates: Night-Side

    CLASSICS
    M. R. James: “Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come To You My Lad”
    W. W. Jacobs: The Monkey’s Paw
    W. W. Jacobs: The Toll-House
    Edith Wharton: Afterward
    Willa Cather: Consequences
    Cynthia Asquith: The Follower
    Cynthia Asquith: The Corner Shop
    H. P. Lovecraft: The Terrible Old Man
    Erckmann-Chatrian: The Murderer’s Violin
    Saki: The Open Window
    Saki: Laura
    Fitz-James O’Brien: What Was It?
    Alexander Woollcott: Full Fathom Five
    H. R. Wakefield: He Cometh and He Passeth By
    Perceval Landon: Thurnley Abbey

    THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES
    Algernon Blackwood: The Woman’s Ghost Story
    Victor Rousseau: The Angel of the Marne
    Olivia Howard Dunbar: The Shell of Sense
    Marjorie Bowen: The Avenging of Ann Leete

    BEATEN TO A PULP
    Greye La Spina: The Dead-Wagon
    Urann Thayer: A Soul with Two Bodies
    Arthur J. Burks: The Ghosts of Steamboat Coulee
    Thorp Mcclusky: The Considerate Hosts
    Cyril Mand: The Fifth Candle
    August Derleth and Mark Schorer: The Return of Andrew Bentley
    M. L. Humphreys: The Floor Above
    Manly Wade Wellman: School for the Unspeakable
    A. V. Milyer: Mordecai’s Pipe
    Julius Long: He Walked by Day
    Dale Clark: Behind the Screen

    MODERN MASTERS
    M. Rickert: Journey into the Kingdom
    H. R. F. Keating: Mr. Saul
    Chet Williamson: Coventry Carol


    It's an interesting line-up. What I've read (Bierce, Kipling, Benson, M.R. James, Blackwood, Saki, among others), I've generally liked, and there's a lot here I've not come across before. I look forward to picking away at this anthology a bit at a time.


    Randy M.
     
  10. Hobbit

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    OOOH... thanks Randy: not seen this one, but, as you know, I'm a big fan of Penzler's anthologies. This will be my Halloween read for this year!

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    [LATER EDIT.... And ordered. Great stuff!]

    Mark
     
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  11. Randy M.

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    You're welcome, Mark. I figured even if no one else was interested, you would be.


    Randy M.
     
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    Mithfânion Lord of the Wild Hunt

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    Mjolnir

    I agree. Very little buzz on these books even though they are supposed to big, big debuts. Gollancz is quiet about it, I see no arc's or early reviews, it's nothing like when Name of the Wind was launched, to name a comparison. I think they give it as much publicity as they do any other books, like say Elsbeth Cooper's Wild Hunt series.

    I guess this is just how they work, they will focus their publicity engine on the more established big guns. I can't recall them making a major splash for Abercrombie's first book either, and that one gained a large readership steadily but surely. Lynch on the other hand came with a lot of pre-pub buzz, but that was US fed as well.

    As for TOR UK, well they seem to release so few books now that the one book that I am interested in hardly getting any publicity sofar is no surprise to me.
     
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    Must admit they (Red Knight and Malice) are two I am looking forward to a great deal. Was hoping to get a heads up on both, but as yet to no avail. Do know people that have copies of the ARC of Malice, though.

    Mark
     
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    I asked Orbit and they promised me a review copy of Red Knight when it's available, so we'll see as I plan to get the Uk version if that is published before; about Malice I will see as sometimes Tor.uk sends me review copies, but if I like what I read in a sample whenever available i will get that one too...

    In the meantime not sure if it was mentioned but a new Jo Fletcher imprint novel (series debut and author's firrst adult fantasy) Mage's Blood by David Hair seems to be quite interesting and as the official release is Thursday (27) I will check it out and get a copy if I like what i see
     
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    They sent me a copy of MAGE'S BLOOD. Starting it tonight. Nice looking book.
     
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    Have not heard of it until today - for FBC Mihir got a copy and I am pretty sure I could have asked for one and got it, but I find it harder and harder to read print books so I prefer to wait for an ebook release if the publisher does not offer earcs with very, very few (I really, really want this) exceptions

    The blurb sounds interesting but until I see a sample, I simply do not know if the book will interest me - for Red Knight I know for sure as the author is (99%) Christian Cameron under a semi pseudonym and I just love his style (he is one of my top 3 "regular ie publishing a book or more a year with rare gaps" non-sff authors of today)

    For Malice same, have no idea how the book will read so need a sample...
     
  17. Contrarius

    Contrarius You talkin' to me??

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    Dangit, wrong thread. Nevermind!
     
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    Shifting stickies have gotten me more than once :eek:.
     
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    That's what we get for posting before we look. ;)
     
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    quick question:

    is there a thread/list somewhere with the releases that actually happened any given year?