2012 Upcoming Releases-Science Fiction

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  1. Rob B

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    Caliban's War (The Expanse #2) by James SA Corey (Abraham & Franck):D

    Arctic Rising by Tobias Buckell - First non-media novel from Buckell in quite some time, looks to be an eco-thriller. I'm looking forward to it.

    The Age of Aztec (Pantheon Saga #4) by James Lovegrove
     
  2. suciul

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    Some of the asap titles for me that were not on Rob's list; will add more as I find out about them

    A Rising Thunder by D. Weber and possibly its (already written) sequel
    “The Great Game” by Lavie Tidhar.
    “Ghost Spin” by Chris Moriarty.
    “Blue Remembered Earth” by Alastair Reynolds.
    “In the Mouth of the Whale” by Paul McAuley
    “Angelmaker” by Nick Harkaway.
    “Pearlant” by M. John Harrison.
    “Black Opera” by Mary Gentle
    The new Peter Hamilton (North Road??)
     
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    The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi (sequel to The Quantum Thief)
     
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    That's September 23, 2011 actually (UK) and a book I am interested in and may get on publication despite being so-so on TQT.
     
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    reposting from the combined SFF list, with the fantasy titles removed:

    January 2012
    Shadows Alive (Unnecessary and Unwanted Ender Cash-In Hack Job #4,713) by Orscon Scott Card
    Blue Remembered Earth (Poseidon's Children #1) by Alastair Reynolds

    February 2012
    2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (apparently on hold until late 2012 now)
    Arctic Rising by Tobias Buckell

    March 2012
    The Fractal Prince (Quantum Thief #2) by Hannu Rajaniemi
    Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers

    April 2012
    Pearlant (Kefahuchi Tract ((sounds like a form of bowel surgery)) Trilogy #3) by M. John Harrison

    May 2012
    Caliban's War (The Expanse #2) by James SA Corey (Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck)
    Intruder (Foreigner #13) by CJ Cherryh
    The Twelve (The Passage #2) by Justin Cronin

    August 2012
    The Middle Kingdom (Chung Kuo #3) by David Wingrove
    vN (Von Neumann Sisters #1) by Madeline Ashby

    Mid-Late 2012
    Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton
    Lowball (Wild Cards #22), edited by George R.R. Martin
    The Coldest War (Milkweed Triptych #2) by Ian Tregellis (finally!)
    Stonemouth by Iain Banks
    In the Mouth of the Whale by Paul J. McAuley
    Existence by David Brin

    Both the UK and US releases appear to have been delayed until late 2012. That's certainly backed up by there being no UK cover art for it yet, something that wouldn't be the case for a book coming out in three weeks' time.
     
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    Is Stonemouth Culture or non-Culture Banks?
     
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    this is the blurb:

    Pitched between THE CROW ROAD and THE WASP FACTORY, STONEMOUTH is set in a small town north of Aberdeen and involves two warring crime families. Our hero was run out of town five years ago and now he's back for a family funeral - some closeted skeletons are about to appear!
     
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    Unnecessary and Unwanted Ender Cash-In Hack Job #4,713

    I feel some resentment based on a letdown feeling, perhaps? ;) Me as well, buddy.
     
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    As suciul pointed out, I don't think it's even 'M' Banks ;) It was only included as a lot of SF fans seem to like his non-SF stuff as well (and a fair number of his allegedly non-SF books sometimes still have minor SF elements to them).
     
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    You can also add:

    May 2012
    The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Invincible by Jack Campbell (Beyond the Frontier book 2)

    October 2012
    The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell (The Lost Stars book 1, a Lost Fleet spin-off focusing on Syndic space)

    Late 2012
    Zero Point by Neal Asher (Owner series book 2)
     
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    Great job, troops! Now just tell me which of these books are going to be good, and which I should buy. :)
     
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    Banks Said at a British Library event in may that he hopes the next ( currently unnamed ) M book will be released late 2012.
     
  13. Werthead

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    Yeah, I think Banks has suffered in the recession or something. He's gone back to a novel a year, alternating M and non-M, rather than a novel every 18 months. Which is great for his fans :)
     
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    Great North Road by Peter Hamilton

    Never could put down any of his space opera books. (I haven't read any of the Greg Mendel books though)
     
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    19 January according the man himself.
     
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    I started looking more carefully at 2012 books and for January - March my top sf expected releases are:

    1: “A Rising Thunder” by David Weber. Release Date: March 6, 2012. Published by Baen. (SF).
    2.“Blue Remembered Earth” by Alastair Reynolds. UK Release Date: January 19, 2012. Published by Gollancz. (SF).
    3.“In the Mouth of the Whale” by Paul McAuley. UK Release Date: January 19, 2012. Published by Gollancz. (SF).
    4.“The Great Game” by Lavie Tidhar. Release Date: January 31, 2012. Published by Angry Robot. (Steampunk).
    5.“2312” by Kim Stanley Robinson. Release Date: February 3, 2012. Published by Orbit. (SF).
    6.“Guardian of Night” by Tony Daniel. Release Date: February 7, 2012. Published by Baen. (SF).

    Next would be In the Lion's Mouth by Michael Flynn (3rd in his Celtic Space Opera series of which i read and reviewed 1/2- I actually have a copy of this and will read it soon) and Expedition to the Mountains of the moon by Mark Hodder (3rd in his Burton/Swinbourne alt-hist/time travel/steampunk series of which i also reviewed 1/2 and I have a copy too and will get to it soon)

    Next I will look into the April-July/aug releases
     
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    Good to see a new novel from Tony Daniel, I really enjoyed Metaplanetary.
     
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    I was pretty upset that the series got canned after Superluminal and the author could not publish a sf novel until now, though he had some superb ss in various anthologies; maybe at some point there will be interest in reissuing the first two novels and the author could finish that series...
     
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    Was he contractually prohibited from publishing a novel?
     
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    No of course; it's just that Mr. Daniel was very disappointed by the failure to have the trilogy ending published - I remember being shocked at his post about that since it was in the beginning of author' sites and the like, now this stuff - ie authors mentioning how they were dropped, how their last book was not published, etc (see Acacia 3 in the UK as latest such) is much more common.

    I was very excited when i saw his ss appearing in various anthologies (I have reviewed at least 2 recent ones in the context of their anthologies - the Cathedral one and the weird garden one)...
    btw he is now an editor at Baen since June

    I also did a post a year or so ago on FBC about 4 dropped series I really loved and in the meantime Sea Beggars is going to be finished while DK Moran finally released more in his Continuing Time - though that is still far away from the stated ambitions - and I really do not think that the Metropolitan one by WJ Williams has a chance to be continued, but this last one by Tony Daniel just may be finished if Guardian does well since Baen occasionally continues series started somewhere else despite the economical disadvantages - in most series usually the first volume sells most; also the current e-indie scene offers opportunities for continuing dropped series as other authors including most recently Tobias Buckell for example are doing

    Another author like that - though he finished his final trilogy but it seemed to have bombed badly - is Sean Russell whose fantasies I used to love a lot in the 90's; he now writes historical naval fiction as S. Thomas Russell but I hope he will return to sff at some point...
     
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