Gollancz (UK-only?) catalogue here from Orion, looking towards ~Dec '11 thru July '12.
Seems a tiny bit stronger than the other showings so far. Our own Jon Sprunk's mentioned, as are some of the upcoming SF Masterworks books, although I have to be honest and ask whether we truly need yet another bleeding reissue of H2G2.
Edit: Chris Wooding's YA-marketed reprints are in the YA section that's straight after the Gollancz one, by the way.
Last edited by Loerwyn; November 17th, 2011 at 09:22 AM.
Another good place to find upcomming releases is Amazon's "Coming Soon" feature. I'll update this from time to time but here are the Top 25 for Epic Fantasy for Kindles and Books. They are sorted by Popularity but you can also sort on price or publication dates if you desire.
Kindle Epic Fantasy Coming Soon based on Popularity# 1 Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan
# 2 Percepliquis by Michael J. Sullivan
# 3 Rise of Empire by Michael J. Sullivan
# 4 Heir of Novron by Michael J. SUllivan
# 5 The Hedgewitch Queen by Lilith Saintcrow
# 6 Dragon Age: Asunder by David Gaider
# 7 The Dread (The Fallen Kings Cycle) by Galiz Z. Martin
# 8 The Masked Witches: Brotherhood of the Griffon, Book IV by Richard Lee Byers
# 9 City of Light and Shadow: City of a Hundred Rows, Book 3 by Ian Whates
#10 Legends of the Dragonrealm, Vol. III: 3 by Richard A. Knaak
#11 The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller
#12 Empire of Blood: The Minotaur Wars, Book 3 by Richard A. Knaak
#13 Night of Blood: The Minotaur Wars, Book 1: Vol 1 by Richard A. Knaak
#14 Hedgewitch #2 by Lilith Saintcrow
#15 Tides of Blood: The Minotaur Wars, Book 2 by Richard A. Knaak
#16 Vampire of the Mists (The Ravenloft Covenant) by Christie Golden
#17 Plague of Spells: Abolethic Sovereignty, Book I by Bruce R. Cordell
#18 The Awakened Mage (Kingmaker, Kingbreaker) by Karen Miller
#19 Swords of Dragonfire: The Knights of Myth Drannor, Book II by Ed Greenwood
#20 Swords of Eveningstar: The Knights of Myth Drannor, Book I (Forgotten Realms: The Knights of Myth Drannor, Book 1) by Ed Greenwood
#21 The Sword Never Sleeps: The Knights of Myth Drannor, Book III by Ed Greenwood
#22 Giant Thief by David Tallerman
#23 Seven Princes (Books of the Shaper) by John R. Fultz
#24 The Hobbit (Enhanced Edition) by J.R.R. Tolkien
#25 Orbit Sampler 6: Jan. - March 2012 by Orbit Various Authors
Book Epic Fantasy Coming Soon based on Popularity# 1 Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan
# 2 The Sacred Band: The Acacia Trilogy, Book Three by David Anthony Durham
# 3 Night Watch (Discworld Novel) by Terry Pratchett
# 4 Percepliquis by Michael J. Sullivan
# 5 Kings of the North: Paladin's Legacy by Elizabeth Moon
# 6 Dragon Age: Asunder by David Gaider
# 7 Rise of Empire by Michael J. Sullivan
# 8 Heir of Novron by Michael J. SUllivan
# 9 Initiate's Trial: First Book of the Sword of the Canon (The Wars of Light and Shadow series) by Janny Wurts
#10 Honor Among Thieves: Book Three of the Ancient Blades Trilogy by David Chandler
#11 Honor's Paradox (Godstalker Chronicles) by P. C. Hodgell
#12 The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller
#13 The Dread (The Fallen Kings Cycle) by Galiz Z. Martin
#14 The Awakened Mage (Kingmaker, Kingbreaker) by Karen Miller
#15 The Masked Witches: Brotherhood of the Griffon, Book IV by Richard Lee Byers
#16 The Hedgewitch Queen by Lilith Saintcrow
#17 Legends of the Dragonrealm, Vol. III: 3 by Richard A. Knaak
#18 After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
#19 Blood of Aenarion by William King
#20 The Serpent Sea by Martha Wells
#21 Orbit Sampler 6: Jan. - March 2012 by Orbit Various Authors
#22 The Book of Joby by Mark J. Ferrari
#23 Myth-Fortunes by Robert Asprin and Jody Lynn Nye
#24 Pathfinder Tales: Death's Heretic by James L. Sutter
#25 Of Limited Loyalty: The Second Book of the Crown Colonies by Michael A. Stackpole
I actually had several publisher's interested in my series and Orbit was my first choice for a number of reasons. They seem to be interested in growing the careers of their authors (For instance multiple series by the same people) and as for series...well I'm a series writer so yeah I like having a series rather than a one off. Still for those people who like standalones my next fantasy is a single book. We'll see whether Orbit is interested in putting it out once I get it done and show it to them.
I've never been to London, and I could tell the background photographs for the first three were definitely modern London, not the Victorian-era London Carriger writes in. Oops.
The most recent thing I saw about that was Night Shade saying that had been mended in 2011, and they expected to be off that probation list very soon. There also don't seem to have been further complaints from authors.Are they? I'm not sure on current status but I know the SWFA had put Night Shade on probation because they hadn't been paying author royalties. Putting out books is certainly a primary responsibility for the publisher - but we authors would like to get our cut as well
I've also noticed that Night Shade put out a tremendous amount of titles last year. There was a period two years ago when they didn't published for more than 8 months.
Not technically new or a novel, but DC/Vertigo Comics is bringing one of Neil Gaiman's early works, Black Orchid originally published in 1988 with illustrations by Dave McKean, back into print for the first time in what I believe is 20 years.
Hellions, you are of course right about Harper Voyager's lineup. I completely spaced on Kim Harrison, who outsells both Hobb and Feist by orders of magnitude, I believe. Also, I'd entirely forgotten they were now Harper Voyager rather than Eos. Which definitely says something about my memory, but, given the conversation y'all were having on this point, perhaps also something about them. For myself, don't think I've read anything they published in quite some time. [As pointed out their UK manifestation is of course different.]
That Marmell novel is actually not the first of Pyr's ya offerings, I don't think. There was an urban fantasy called Lightbringer out recently, and the wise and majestic Ian McDonald's first young adult novel, Planesrunner, comes out through the imprint imminently if it is not out already. Quite surprised not to have seen more noise about this new Pyr venture, particularly the McDonald [which is reportedly, as the young people say on the street, the bees knees, based on what little I've heard.]
Re Orbit's sequel-heavy list: It is series-heavy, yeah. But, you know, not more than at any other time, it doesn't seem to me. There's John Fulz's Seven Princes, which is a debut and a series starter. Sounds potentially intriguing; looking forward to that review. And Kim Stanley Robinson's 2312 in May; that's either a book 1 or a stand-alone as well. And Robert Jackson Bennett, whose The Company Man I recommend to your attention [I was less crazy about Mr. Shivers], has The Troupe out on that list, and that's standalone for sure.
Through tireless internet obsessing, I have divined that Lauren Beukes is contracted for a new [apparently] standalone novel. The Shining Girls. Time-travelling serial-killer [um, I think.] 2013. So do not hold breath. But wonderful news.
Waste of pixels, but for my own summing-up, below the list of stuff I'm looking forward to. I've left off books that look interesting in cases where they're part of a series I'm not caught up on in most cases. There is not a single Pyr novel on this list. Times have changed. Orbit books outnumber Tor [though just, and I've probably forgotten about something or other].
Books I must read:
-- Margo Lanagan, The Brides of Rollrock Island
-- N. K. Jemisin, The Killing Moon [with sequel if I like, probably will]
-- Robert Jackson Bennett, The Troupe
-- Saladin Ahmed, Throne of the Crescent Moon
-- Elizabeth Bear, Range of Ghosts
-- Daniel Abraham, The King's Blood
-- Caitlin R. Kiernan, The Drowning Girl
-- James S. A. Corey, Leviathan Wakes
-- Ian Tregillis, The Coldest War
-- Alastair Reynolds, Blue Remembered Earth
-- Naomi Novik, Crucible of Gold
-- John Scalzi, Redshirts
-- Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, A Memory of Light
-- Hannu Rajaniemi, The Fractal Prince
-- Mira Grant, Blackout
-- Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls
-- Lois McMaster Bujold, Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
Novels I might try [am open and would like to, but depends]:
-- Eowyn Ivy, The Snow Child
-- Melanie Rawn, Touchstone
-- Yves Meynard, Chrysanthe
-- John Fulz, Seven Princes
-- Kim Stanley Robinson, 2312
-- Tobias S. Buckell, Arctic Rising
-- David Bryn, Existence
-- Madeline Ashby, VN
Chuck Wendig, Blackbirds
-- Adam Christopher, Empire State
-- Mathew Stover, Caine's Law [oh for that discarded title; blurb abominable]
-- China Mieville, Railsea [time was this would've been a no-brainer]
-- Jay Lake, Calimpura [depending on how I like Endurance]
Novels not yet confirmed:
-- Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Prisoner of Heaven
-- Kate Elliott, Cold Steel
-- George R. R. Martin [ed], Wild Cards: Lowball
-- Marie Brennan, A Natural History of Dragons
-- Scott Lynch, The Republic of Thieves
-- Joe Abercrombie, A Red Country
-- Catherynne M. Valente, The Spindle of Necessity
-- Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
-- Sarah Monette, The Goblin Emperor [unlikely]
-- R. Scott Bakker, The Unholy Consult [unlikely]
Zafón is confirmed for June 2012 in the UK and presumably around the same time for the US. For what it's worth, I just finished reading the third volume several hours ago and I found it to be my favorite of the three volumes to date.
Oh, and I forgot to add that two reprint anthologies will be available in the US in print form in Spring 2012, both edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer: Weird (Tor) and ODD? (Cheeky Frawg; currently available as an e-book). I have a bit of interest in these, of course, but since I don't recall seeing those mentioned when I scanned this thread, thought it wouldn't do any harm to mention it here in a hopefully proper place.
Last edited by Larry; November 26th, 2011 at 02:10 AM.
An interesting novel I just bumped into, from Chris Beckett, who we know from The Holy Machine and some other books. It is called Dark Eden and is actually out next month already. Sounds pretty cool to me.
"You live in Eden. You are a member of the Family, one of 532 descendants of Angela and Tommy. You shelter beneath the light and warmth of the Forest's lantern trees, hunting woollybuck and harvesting tree candy. Beyond the forest lie the treeless mountains of the Snowy Dark and a cold so bitter and a night so profound that no man has ever crossed it. The Oldest among you recount legends of a world where light came from the sky, where men and women made boats that could cross between worlds. One day, the Oldest say, they will come back for you. You live in Eden. You are a member of the Family, one of 532 descendants of two marooned explorers. You huddle, slowly starving, beneath the light and warmth of geothermal trees, confined to one barely habitable valley of a startlingly alien, sunless world. After 163 years and six generations of incestuous inbreeding, the Family is riddled with deformity and feeblemindedness. Your culture is a infantile stew of half-remembered fact and devolved ritual that stifles innovation and punishes independent thought. You are John Redlantern. You will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. You will be the first to abandon hope, the first to abandon the old ways, the first to kill another, the first to venture in to the Dark, and the first to discover the truth about Eden."
Nice cover as well. This is from Corvus.