January 3rd, 2008, 09:16 PM
Thanks, JohnH. If McKillip's novel, (and hopefully it is indeed a novel), isn't coming out until November I could see information being scarce. I shall have to try something else of her's before then, to see if I'm likely to enjoy The Knight Errant. I haven't started reading Butcher's Codex Alera yet, (I've only recently discovered Dresden and it hasn't started to fizzle out for me yet), but I'm sure that I will do so at some point. Just based on past evidence, he may well deliver the fifth book in 08, though he doesn't quite seem to be able to manage to turn a Codex book around in twelve months the way he does with Dresden so I'd say early 09 is more likely. Either way the man is a writing machine.
I'm currently reading Jeff Somers's cyberpunk novel The Electric Church and liking it reasonably well, so I'm interested to see that the sequel, entitled The Digital Plague, is coming out quite soon, in May this year.
Also, for Charles Stross fans, this is from his blog:
Some time in August-October, Ace will be publishing my new SF novel, "Saturn's Children", in hardcover.
There won't be a new Merchant Princes novel in 2008 -- I'm behind schedule -- but I'm currently working on "The Revolution Business" and "The Trade of Queens", and hopefully one or both of them will be published in 2009.
On a whim, I searched the name of the popular children's and ya author Diana Wynne Jones on amazon and was surprised and pleased to see that she has a new book coming out in her Castle series. The only book by her that I have read is Howl's Moving Castle, which I read and thoroughly enjoyed earlier this year, so this made me very happy. The author's (sort of) official website hints that Wizard Howl might, in fact, be in this new novel, which is entitled House of Many Ways, and is expected in June. I'm surprised by how much I'm suddenly anticipating this.
FuzzBunneh: Yeah; I'm definitely intrigued by The Red Wolf Conspiracy, [through Werthead's review], as well. I'm not counting the days or anything, but I'm certainly ready to be impressed.
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