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    2015 Upcoming Releases - Fantasy & Horror

    It's again time to look ahead to what the future will bring. I'm curious to hear what everyone else is interested in for 2015, and am sure that I'm not alone in that. I especially love these yearly threads as they seem to me to be about hope and excitement and even if the reality doesn't match the expectation then at least we have those things for a little while.


    I've still not heard of any one resource that lists all the Fantasy & Horror releases, but know that Locus lists many of them, and has been referred to several times in the past:

    http://www.locusmag.com/Resources/ForthcomingBooks.html

    Meanwhile, Goodreads already has quite the list going:

    https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/...015%2322852698


    If anyone knows of anything better, please don't hesitate to mention it.

    Since some books are released on different dates in different areas, and in different formats, it might be worthwhile to mention which region release date and format (print, ebook, audio) you're using. It might also be good to differentiate between books with announced release dates, and books that are unannounced but that we might hope are coming (Winds of Winter by GRRM, Doors of Stone by Rothfuss, etc.). Those are only suggestions though, more than anything I again look forward to seeing what's on everyone's radar!

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    I'm using mostly the Goodreads list, with some confirmed dates from Amazon US mixed in.

    The Dagger's Path (The Forsaken Lands #2) - Glenda Larke Jan 13th
    The Providence of Fire (Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne #2) - Brian Staveley Jan 13th
    The Autumn Republic (The Powder Mage Trilogy #3) Feb 10th
    Half The World (Shattered Sea #2) - Joe Abercrombie Feb 17th
    Death Marked (Death Sworn #2) - Leah Cypress Mar 3rd
    A Dance of Chaos (Shadowdance #6) - David Dalglish May 12th
    The Prince of Valour (The Shadow Campaigns #3) - Django Wexler July 2nd
    Queen of Fire (Raven's Shadow #3) - Anthony Ryan July 7th
    Fool's Quest (The Fitz & The Fool Trilogy #2) - Robin Hobb Aug
    Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels) - Ilona Andrews Aug 4th
    Black Heart - Mark Smylie Aug 5th
    The Dread Wyrm (The Traitor Son Cycle #3) - Miles Cameron October 15th


    Cast in Honor (Chronicles of Elantra #11) - Michelle Sagara
    Doors of Stone (Kingkiller Chronicles #3) - Patrick Rothfuss
    Half a War (Shattered Sea #3) - Joe Abercrombie
    Hymn (The Psalms of Isaak #5) - Ken Scholes
    League of Dragons (Temeraire #9) - Naomi Novik
    Peace Talks (The Dresden Files #16) - Jim Butcher
    Rhune (The First Empire #1) - Michael J. Sullivan
    Dherg (The First Empire #2) - Michael J. Sullivan
    Rhist (The First Empire #3) - Michael J. Sullivan
    Fhrey (The First Empire #4) - Michael J. Sullivan
    Shadows of Self (Mistborn #5) - Brandon Sanderson
    Skybreaker (The Stormlight Archive #3) - Brandon Sanderson
    Staked (The Iron Druid Chronicles #8) - Kevin Hearne
    The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires #1) - Jim Butcher
    The Thorn of Emberlain (Gentlemen Bastards #4) - Scott Lynch
    The Winds of Winter (ASOIAF #6) - GRRM
    Untitled (Alex Verus #6) - Benedict Jacka
    Untitled (Rithmatist #2) - Brandon Sanderson

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    Sword of Shadows book 5 by JV Jones (supposedly going to be released next year)
    Stileto by Daniel O'Malley (sequel to The Rook)

    The First Empire series by Michael J Sullivan

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    JohnH posted this thread recently. Some books on there that I don't see above.

    I'm really looking forward to O'Malley, Lynch and Rothfuss, all in equal measure. As I say that, there are so many other books coming out next year that I really need to read too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedMage View Post
    JohnH posted this thread recently.
    I am well aware of it, as it was begun less than two hours after I'd specifically mentioned that I sincerely hoped that we could take one last look at 2014 (in post #44) before beginning a 2015 thread. JohnH may well not have seen that, as he hasn't yet posted in the 2014 thread even once, or he may not have cared, or something else? I don't know.

    But I waited a couple of weeks to post this out of deference (it had already been written but not posted prior to the 4th) and gave his thread a fair chance to catch on. It seemed to me that it hadn't and so I thought that I would give this one a try. Perhaps some people, seeing the content of my posts in that thread and knowing how many many posts I'd put into 2014 (and 2012 ands 2013 too) were waiting for a thread from me, aware of how enthused I was for this topic, and if that was the case then I didn't want to let them down. I guess time will tell.

    Some books on there that I don't see above.
    Yes, for example I do have to confess that I was unfamiliar with "Drian Staveley", despite his apparently having previously published 8 volumes in his "Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne" series. But I guess that JohnH knows more about that than I do. The Brian Staveley novel that I am anticipating, also entitled "The Providence of Fire", and also out in January, is only the second in the Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne series, but I assume must be a different book. I guess that he and I just have different tastes.

    But also, JohnH and I seem to have some key differences in our methodology. One is that since imho it's bad form to put one's personal picks in the initial post, I didn't do so. There are lots and lots of books coming out next year and it would be impossible to list them all, but I've always felt that the novels in the first few posts shouldn't be considered any more important than those in the 60th post, or hundredth.

    Along those same lines, I also felt it very important that there be links to outside resources (as has happened in all the past years that I've checked) so that people might see that while I, personally, am not anticipating some new books (either due to taste or lack of familiarity), then they are coming. Imho those people should have as much chance as possible to locate and cheer on their favorites. I hope that my thread encourages that, and I've tried to make it clear that that is one of the chief goals here (if there's something more/else that you think can be done to communicate that then please don't hesitate to let me know).

    I'm really looking forward to O'Malley, Lynch and Rothfuss, all in equal measure. As I say that, there are so many other books coming out next year that I really need to read too.
    I hadn't checked out Daniel O'Malley's The Rook, but as you and satab21076 have already highlighted it then that's clearly one that I should research further. Thank you very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmethystOrator View Post
    I hadn't checked out Daniel O'Malley's The Rook, but as you and satab21076 have already highlighted it then that's clearly one that I should research further. Thank you very much!
    Glad I could be part of the recommendation team for you on the O'Malley. I found it to be hilarious, nail biting and quite consuming.
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    I hadn't checked out Daniel O'Malley's The Rook, but as you and satab21076 have already highlighted it then that's clearly one that I should research further. Thank you very much!
    It's OK. Had to make a couple of leaps of faith, but overall an enjoyable & fun (not to be taken too seriously) read. Review here: http://www.sffworld.com/brevoff/918.html

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    Some more books that i'm interested in


    The Boy Who Wept Blood (Erebus Sequence #2) by Den Patrick - January 29th 2015
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Boy-Wept-Blo...dp/1473211522/

    Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky - February 12th 2015
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...ns-of-the-dawn

    Those Above (The Empty Throne #1) by Daniel Polansky - February 26th 2015
    https://www.hodder.co.uk/books/detai...=9781444779899

    Knight's Shadow (Greatcoats #2) by Sebastien de Castell - 5 March 2015
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Knights-Shad...dp/1782066772/

    The Black Dream (Heart of the World #3) by Col Buchanan - March 12th 2015
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Black-Dr...dp/1447211189/

    Old Man's Ghosts (Empire of a Hundred Houses #2) by Tom Lloyd - 19 March 2015
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Old-Mans-Gho...dp/0575131209/

    The Grace of Kings (Dandelion Dynasty #1) by Ken Liu - April 7, 2015
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1481424270/

    A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall - April 14, 2015
    http://edelweiss.abovethetreeline.co...sku=0316277983

    Valkyrie's Song (Wolfsangel Cycle #4) by M.D. Lachlan - 16 April 2015
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Valkyries-So.../dp/0575129646

    Lord of Ashes (Steelhaven #3) by Richard Ford - May 7th 2015
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lord-Ashes-S...dp/0755394097/

    When the Heavens Fall (Chronicles of the Exile #1) by Marc Turner - May 19, 2015
    http://edelweiss.abovethetreeline.co...sku=0765337126

    The Liar's Key (Red Queen’s War #2) by Mark Lawrence - June 2, 2015
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...the-liar-s-key

    Shower of Stones (Jeroun #2) by Zachary Jernigan - June 2, 2015
    http://www.amazon.com/Shower-Stones-.../dp/1597808172

    Beyond Redemption (Manifest Delusions #1) by Michael R. Fletcher - June 16, 2015
    http://edelweiss.abovethetreeline.co...sku=0062387030


    The Immortal Throne (The City #2) by Stella Gemmell - 2 July 2015
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Immortal.../dp/0593071484

    Ruin (Faithful and the Fallen #3) by John Gwynne - 16 July 2015
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ruin-John-Gwynne/dp/1447259629

    Last First Snow (Craft Sequence #4) by Max Gladstone - July 14, 2015
    http://edelweiss.abovethetreeline.co...sku=0765379406

    Leviathan's Blood (Children Trilogy #2) by Ben Peek - July 28, 2015
    http://edelweiss.abovethetreeline.co...sku=1250050030

    The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán - July 28, 2015
    http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/09/din...s-cover-reveal

    Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories by China Mieville – 30 July 2015
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Three-Moment...dp/0230770177/


    The Spider's War (Dagger and the Coin #5) by Daniel Abraham - August 4, 2015
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Spiders-.../dp/0356504727

    Fall of Light (Kharkanas Trilogy #2) by Steven Erikson – 13 August 2015
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fall-Light-S...dp/0593062191/

    The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard – 20 August 2015
    http://aliettedebodard.com/2014/11/2...sell-gollancz/

    Twelve Kings in Sharakhai (Song of the Shattered Sands #1) by Bradley P. Beaulieu - August 2015
    http://quillings.com/2014/09/03/twel...-release-date/

    The Wolf in the Attic by Paul Kearney – September 15, 2015
    http://solaris-editors-blog.blogspot...-in-attic.html

    The Black Wolves (Black Wolves Trilogy #1) by Kate Elliott - October 6, 2015
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Black-Wolv...dp/0316368695/

    The Dread Wyrm (Traitor Son Cycle #3) by Miles Cameron - 15 October 2015
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dread-Wyrm-M...dp/0575113375/

    Chains of the Heretic (Bloodsounder's Arc #3) by Jeff Salyards - Expected publication: November 2015

    The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson - Fall 2015
    Debut novelist Seth Dickinson’s THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT from Tor Books: an epic fantasy geopolitical tragedy pitched as Game of Thrones meets Germs, Guns and Steel.

    "Baru Cormorant will pay any price to liberate her world — even if it makes her a monster.

    When the Empire of Masks conquers her island home and murders one of her fathers, Baru makes a vow: I will never be powerless again. She’ll swallow her hate, join the Empire’s civil service, and claw her way high enough to set her people free.

    Suspicious of her loyalty, the Masquerade exiles her to an accountant’s post in distant Aurdwynn, a snakepit of informants and seditious dukes. Targeted for death by the uncomfortably intriguing rebel duchess Tain Hu, Baru fears a more intimate disaster — if her colleagues discover her homosexuality, she’ll be jailed and mutilated.

    But Baru is a savant in games of power, ruthless enough to make herself sick. Armed with ink, lies, and one dubiously loyal secretary, she arranges a sweeping power play — a win–or–die double–cross gambit with empire as the prize. Survive it, and she’ll save her home…but the cost will be appalling. Her dream of liberation might make her a tyrant. And if she’s so very clever — why was she fool enough to fall in love?"
    The Thorn of Emberlain (Gentleman Bastard #4) by Scott Lynch:

    The Thorn of Emberlain is missing from the Gollancz January-July 2015 catalogue.August-December 2015 release date seems more likely.

    Not confirmed:

    Endlords by J.V. Jones
    Spellbreaker by Blake Charlton
    A King in Cobwebs by David Keck
    Hymn by Ken Scholes
    The Unholy Consult by R. Scott Bakker
    The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin


    Doors of Stone (Kingkiller Chronicles #3) by Patrick Rothfuss:

    Rothfuss has publicly confirmed on more than one occasion that this will not be out in 2015.
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    I'm looking forward to Gemini Cell by Myke Cole, out 1st thing in 2015

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...74-gemini-cell

    I'm reading the final version now (so I'm looking forward to the next page).

    Here's a voteable list of anticipated (or aspirational) 2015 releases on Goodreads
    https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/..._2015#22852698

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    I'm looking forward to a lot of what has already been listed (especially Robin Hobb's Fool's Quest), but I also want to catch up on everything I missed in 2014.

    That said, I'm especially looking forward to the ones I don't even know I am gonna love. You know, those self-published phenoms that seemingly drop from the sky like comets.

    I'm also curious about upcoming releases of translated works. Would that be included in that Goodreads list you all keep posting? I guess I should just click on it and find out...

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    For me, in Fantasy:

    Fool's Quest-Hobb-August
    Unholy Consult-Bakker- tbd
    Queen of Fire-Ryan-July
    Trigger Warnings-Gaiman-February
    Those above-Daniel Polansky-February
    Dinosaur Lords-Milan-July
    Chasing the Phoenix-Swanwick-August
    Bloodstone re-released in illustrated hardcover-Wagner-August
    Voices in the Night-Millhauser- April
    The Dead Lands-Benjamin Percy-April
    The Vagrant-Peter Newman-April
    The Sleeping King-Cindy Dees- September ( not sure what its about yet but like the title combined with it being epic fantasy)
    Thorn of Emberlain-Scott Lynch-September ( according to Locus Magazine)
    The Mechanical-Ian Tregillis-March
    Radiant State- Peter Higgins-March ( final book in the trilogy)
    The Buried Giant-Kazuo Ishiguro-March ( not Fantasy but a great author)
    City of Mirrors-Cronin-Presumbly in the Fall.

    Winds of Winter seems extremely unlikely, but would join Bakker and Hobb as my no.1 release if it happened.




    ADMIN EDIT: Mith, I've copied your SF list to the SF thread. Hope that's OK. Hobbit.
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    #1 Madness in Solidar by LE Modesitt
    #2 Savages by KJ Parker
    #3 Ascendant Rite by D. Hair (could be 2016, but hope for 2015)
    #4/5 the 2 Tchaikovsky fantasy novels
    #6 Price of Valour by D. Wexler

    Then in no particular order the books by:

    Peter Brett, Daniel Abraham, Pierre Pevel (Royaume 2), Antoine Rouaud, Alex Marshall (highly touted debut from orbit), Robin Hobb, Anthony Ryan (maybe will get the desire to finish book 2 then), David Weber (the first of his Norfressa fantasy magnum opus in 5 volumes), Richard Ford, Robert Jackson Bennett (City series), maybe the Dinosaur Lords debut...

    will add more as I remember/see them

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    I'm waiting for quite a few new Releases next year, on my wishlist at amazon so far:

    Brandon Sanderson Firefight

    Kate Elliott Black Wolves

    Joe Abercrombie Half the World

    Stephen Deas Splintered Gods

    Brian Staveley Provdence of Fire

    Michelle West Oracle House War six (May 2015)

    Brian Mcclellan Autumn Republic (Feb 15)

    Susan Ee Penryn and the End of Days three

    Peter V.Brett Skull throne

    Richard Ford Lord of Ashes

    Richard Schwartz Die Macht der Alten

    Justin Cronin City of Mirrors (?)

    Steven Erikson Fall of Light

    George Martin Winds of Winter (?)
    R. Scott Bakker Unholy Consult (?still hoping)
    Robin Hobb "Fool" Book 2

    I'm always delighted to see your lists! To get more recommendation or to find new books by my favorites!
    If David Keck and JV Jones would be published next year that would be great! I've been waiting for Ages!
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    There's some interesting choices here: (includes Sf as well as Fantasy/Horror) http://io9.com/mind-blowing-science-...tch-1679067009

    Some of them have been mentioned above.

    I have got copies of The Boy Who Wept Blood and Half the World which I am itching to get to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    There's some interesting choices here: (includes Sf as well as Fantasy/Horror) http://io9.com/mind-blowing-science-...tch-1679067009
    Great link, thanks!

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