September 13th, 2008, 01:43 PM
Lord of the Wild Hunt
Looking forward to 2009
Next year looks to be another massive year for new book releases, it seems that every year the genre is deluged more and more. Fine by me, I'll pick and choose, though it does take ever more time. So now it's September and publishers have their schedules up on Amazon as far as March/April, and I'm interested in what others here are looking forward to, and I'll start off my own extensive list of anticipated books.
Dance with Dragons- GRR Martin- April (Tentative- UK)- No date in the US.
Dragonkeeper by Robin Hobb- July (UK- US date usually 6 months later)
The Judging Eye by R. Scott Bakker- January
Lamentation by Ken Scholes- February
Canticle by Ken Scholes- October/November
The Desert Spear-Peter Brett-August/September
Watcher of the Dead by JV Jones- November ( UK).
Fall of Thanes by Brian Ruckley-May ( UK)
The Adamantine Palace by Stephen Deas-March ( UK)
Avilion by Robert Holdstock- July ( UK)
The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch- February- Tentative
Turn Coat by Jim Butcher- April
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss- April
Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie-June
Finch-Jeff Vandermeer- June
City & The City- China Mieville- May
The Price of Spring by Daniel Abraham- Summer
Memory of Light by Jordan and Sanderson-Fall
Dragon in Chains by Daniel Fox-February
Twelve-Jasper Kent-January (UK)
Heritage-Maggie Furey- February (UK)
Bad Things-Michael Marshall-January
Mortal Coils-Eric Nylund-February
Julian Comstock: A novel of the 22nd Century- Robert Wilson-June
Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis- Summer
Angels of Destruction- Keith Donohue- March
Cold Commands-Morgan- September
Ones which might come out but have no release dates:
Lord of Silence-Mark Chadbourn
Swords of Albion-Mark Chadbourn
September 13th, 2008, 03:31 PM
I eat fish.
My goodness. Next year has a lot I'm looking forward to. Thanks for the list, Mith. Just updated my "look for these" file quite a bit.
September 13th, 2008, 06:11 PM
Don't forget Underland Press's two launch titles:
Brian Evenson, Last Days (Feb.)
Will Elliott, The Pilo Family Circus (US release in March, was already released in Australia a few years ago)
Then there's that Best of Gene Wolfe collection coming out in March, I believe.
September 13th, 2008, 06:25 PM
Indeed there are tons of new releases that I am looking forward for 2009, and I have already read Drood - Feb 09 - and I expect to read Weber Storm from the Shadows - March 09 - soon.
So far I've read 86 new 08 releases out of about 170 books total read in 08 so far and I expect to read 20-50 more new 08 releases till the end of the year and of course more next year, so I expect a similar number for 09 hence it's hard for me to list all the titles I intend to get next year.
Outside Weber, I think that right now the ones I am looking forward the most are Monette, Rothfuss, Tchaikowski, and Abercrombie
Regarding Pilo's Family Circus - PS is releasing it this year in the UK and I have a PDF review copy - liked it so far though I have several other books I want to read first, but I intend to write a review for Robert on this one. Dark but funny "Australian" fantasy/horror
September 13th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Only a handful I'm jonesin' for:
Drood by Dan Simmons
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
The City & the City by China Miéville
Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
The Cold Commands by Richard Morgan
Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Above the Snowline by Steph Swainston
Couldn't see what all the fuss was about with Pilo Family Circus. I think it made a big splash in Australia because our local industry is still pretty conservative when it comes to genre boundaries. The book certainly has a novelty factor, but it's not that good. If there was any justice in this world Swedish author, John Ajvide Lindqvist, would be getting just as much attention in countries outside his homeland.
September 13th, 2008, 08:48 PM
Let me ask you, Mith, where on Amazon are you getting these publishers' up-coming schedules? Cause I'm not finding it, but it would be quite helpful.
September 13th, 2008, 09:23 PM
2009 looks like being quite jam-packed, due to so many 2008 releases slipping into next year.
The ones I'm waiting for are:
I'd add The Traitor by Peadar O Guilin (unknown) to the list as well as Time of Disdain by Andrzej Sapkowski (possibly October 2009) and Dust of Dreams by Steven Erikson. I'd also add Warriors, ed. GRRM and Gardner Dozois, which sounds like it will be out in late 2009 or early 2010. I'll also check out Ark by Stephen Baxter, as its predecessor Flood was very entertaining, if corny as hell. Lynch's Bastards and the Knives may also come out in late 2009, given how fast Subterrenean can turn around books when they put their minds to it, although that would put a UK publication back all the way to 2011.
Originally Posted by Mithfânion
I'm also looking forward to Kate Elliott's Traitor's Gate. The first book in the trilogy was meh, but the second was a radical improvement. The third should be interesting.
Pullman is allegedly aiming The Book of Dust for 2009, but given how long he's been working on that, I'll believe it when I see it.
Al Reynolds' new book will be out in 2009, but no name yet I believe. Peter F. Hamilton's The Evolutionary Void will be 2010. Despite its best efforts, it looks like being another huge one, back to his Night's Dawn size again. No word from Esslemont on Stonewielder, but he definitely seems to be slower than Erikson, so I wouldn't expect that one until 2010.
Most interesting is the news that David Brin is working on another big SF disaster novel in the vein of Earth. Brin's been promising a new book for the better part of a decade (supposedly first a sequel to Kil'n People and then a new Uplift book), so it'll be interesting to see what he's come up with, assuming it comes out next year.
September 13th, 2008, 11:42 PM
Originally Posted by KatG
What Kate said, but I'd like to be linked to the sci-fi list and the horror list and the fiction action/adventure list (if there is such a thing?)
September 14th, 2008, 04:21 AM
Lord of the Wild Hunt
What I do is that I go to Amazon's advanced search page here:
I enter the name of the publisher I want the schedule from, then under "sort results by" I select publication date.
September 14th, 2008, 04:32 AM
I am really looking forward to the new titles by George R.R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Scott Bakker, Scott Lynch, Patrick Rothfuss, China Mieville and Sarah Monette. Jo Graham's new book The Hand of Isis is looking interesting as well.
September 14th, 2008, 10:29 AM
Trudi Canavan's 'Magician's Apprentice'. Really looking forward to this (out in Febraury in the UK)
And maybe the first book in her Traitor Spy Trilogy, which follows on from the Black Magician Trilogy!
September 14th, 2008, 10:43 AM
A few others I'm tempted by:
The Rats and the Ruling Sea by Robert VS Redick
The Edge of Ruin by Melinda Snodgrass
Malice by Chris Wooding
The Ace of Skulls: A Tale of the Ketty Jay by Chris Wooding
September 15th, 2008, 04:13 AM
Author of "The Inferior"
Thanks for the mention, Werthead! But you're jumping ahead just a little bit. My second book will be called The Deserter. The Traitor is a possible name for book 3, although Michael Cisco already has a book by that title, so we'll have to see.
Originally Posted by Werthead
Oh, and I'm really excited by the possibility of more Chris Wooding novels in the pipeline.
September 15th, 2008, 05:26 AM
I have a question. And seeing how this is about books i thought well...
Okay this is about the third book in Ian Irvines song of the tears series. Destiny of the Dead.
Amazon says its due for publication in January 15th 2009, ok? His Australian publisher has it schedualled for November 24th 2008. But they dont have the cover art. Orbit books uk, his uk publisher have the manuscript, they recived it on the 8th of this year and they have the Uk cover art already to be put on. My question is, will Orbit wait until its published in its country of origin, or would they publish it as soon as possible now they have it?
Cause i asume that when they say that the book has been delivered, they don't mean manuscript, they mean the finished book
September 8th, 2008 by Bella Pagan
We’ve just had an eagerly-awaited delivery in the form of The Destiny of the Dead, the final volume in Ian Irvine’s fabulous Song of the Tears trilogy, set within Ian’s wider Three Worlds sequence.
Any help, anyone who can clear this up for me
September 15th, 2008, 07:41 AM
One title that has not been mentioned yet - Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton. Tor UK have released a debut epic fantasy in 2007 (Bilsborough) and 2008 (Tchaikovsky), so this is going to be their release for 2009 and is due out in June, if I recall correctly.
I've been fortunate enough to read some of the manuscript and the early signs are very promising. Should certainly appeal to Erikson fans and those that prefer more literary fantasy.
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