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.Quote:
I wonder what Tor's lead title will be for the fall, now that A Memory of Light is moved to winter? Perhaps the new Goodkind which is supposed to be coming out in August but will inevitably get bumped. I could see Tor having a fairly epic fantasy-heavy fall/winter: There's AMoL, the new Erikson [I'm assuming they are publishing this in the States], the new Goodkind for those as like that sort of thing, hopefully Jones' Endlords, Glen Cook's Working the Gods' Mischief, which is on Tor's IOU list and I understand has now been done for a while, almost certainly Jay Lake's Calimpura, and possibly Requiem by Ken Scholes. I don't know if they've got much in the way of debuts or pleasant surprises, save for Tina Connolly's debut Ironskin [Jane Eyre with faeries], which they're supposed to be publishing in the fall.
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.
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.
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.
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. ;-)
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.
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.