New Speculative Fiction Stars
This list is intended for new speculative fiction by new authors. That should mean books written by authors who have published for the first time recently. Books with first published dates before 2000 will be removed.
1 The Name of the Wind (The K...
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2 The Wise Man's Fear (The Ki...
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4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 130,562 ratings
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3 Mistborn: The Final Empire ...
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 113,087 ratings
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4 The Lies of Locke Lamora (G...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 56,431 ratings
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5 The Blade Itself (The First...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 48,401 ratings
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6 The Way of Kings (The Storm...
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4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 67,961 ratings
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7 The Way of Shadows (Night A...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 59,163 ratings
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8 The Warded Man (Demon Cycle...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 37,032 ratings
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9 Storm Front (The Dresden Fi...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 128,441 ratings
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10 Old Man's War (Old Man's Wa...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 54,347 ratings
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11 Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kov...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 27,270 ratings
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12 The Hero of Ages (Mistborn,...
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 70,263 ratings
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13 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 99,014 ratings
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14 World War Z: An Oral Histor...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 220,658 ratings
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15 The Well of Ascension (Mist...
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 71,775 ratings
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16 The Desert Spear (Demon Cyc...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 30,151 ratings
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17 His Majesty's Dragon (Temer...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 29,091 ratings
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18 The Black Prism (Lightbring...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 29,624 ratings
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19 Gardens of the Moon (The Ma...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 35,113 ratings
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20 His Dark Materials (His Dar...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 75,028 ratings
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21 Starshine (Aurora Rising, #1)
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4.52 of 5 stars 4.52 avg rating — 174 ratings
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22 It Lives in The Basement
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4.9 of 5 stars 4.90 avg rating — 87 ratings
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23 Kushiel's Dart (Phèdre's Tr...
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24 Anathem
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 30,271 ratings
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25 Plebs
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26 The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 14,283 ratings
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27 Crashing Down to Earth (Par...
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4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 69 ratings
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28 Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 21,764 ratings
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29 Mateguas Island (Mateguas I...
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30 Theft of Swords (The Riyria...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 14,516 ratings
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31 Circle of Five (Pha Yul, #1)
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4.77 of 5 stars 4.77 avg rating — 103 ratings
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32 The Diamond Age
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 44,631 ratings
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33 Coraline
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 201,200 ratings
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34 Little Brother (Little Brot...
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35 Revelation Space (Revelatio...
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36 A Shadow in Summer (Long Pr...
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 4,971 ratings
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37 Switch! The Lost Kingdoms o...
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38 Ready Player One
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39 The Passage (The Passage, #1)
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40 Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 41,334 ratings
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41 Stories of Your Life and Ot...
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42 The Christ Project
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43 Prince of Thorns (The Broke...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 24,257 ratings
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44 Daemon (Daemon, #1)
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 15,885 ratings
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45 The Steel Remains (A Land F...
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 5,973 ratings
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46 Irradiance (The Dream Guild...
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4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 39 ratings
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47 Cryonic: A Zombie Novel
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3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 456 ratings
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48 Table 21
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 344 ratings
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49 Spin (Spin, #1)
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 16,551 ratings
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50 The Book of Lost Things
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 31,687 ratings
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51 Dragon Dawn (Dinosaurian Ti...
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4.64 of 5 stars 4.64 avg rating — 53 ratings
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52 Quicksilver (The Baroque Cy...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 22,799 ratings
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53 Blood of Elves (The Witcher...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 9,305 ratings
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54 Across the Nightingale Floo...
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55 Blindsight
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 7,547 ratings
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56 The Elephant Tree
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 5,106 ratings
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57 The Zombie Room
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 5,771 ratings
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58 This Changes Everything (Th...
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4.59 of 5 stars 4.59 avg rating — 70 ratings
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59 The Yiddish Policemen's Union
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 39,397 ratings
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60 The Meat Market (Jonathan H...
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 155 ratings
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61 Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels...
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4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 30,798 ratings
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62 Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 29,864 ratings
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63 The Red Wolf Conspiracy (Th...
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64 Rogue Genesis (Shimmer in t...
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65 Perdido Street Station (Bas...
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66 Moon 514: Blaze and the Whi...
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67 Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels,...
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68 The Dreaming Void (Void, #1)
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 10,001 ratings
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69 In The Devil's Own Words
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70 Liberty
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71 Acacia: The War with the Me...
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 4,947 ratings
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72 The Windup Girl
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 30,632 ratings
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73 The Magicians (The Magician...
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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 77,718 ratings
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74 Blood Borne (Cathedral Chro...
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75 Io Deceneus - Journal of a ...
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76 Retribution Falls (Tales of...
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77 Son of Ereubus (Guardians o...
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78 The Darkness That Comes Bef...
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79 The Amazing Adventures of K...
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80 City of Saints and Madmen (...
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81 The Iron Duke (Iron Seas, #1)
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82 The Confusion (The Baroque ...
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83 The Rook (The Checquy Files...
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84 The Scar (Bas-Lag, #2)
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85 The Evolutionary Void (Void...
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86 The Sounding
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 86 ratings
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87 The Night Circus
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 251,873 ratings
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88 Rise of the Penguins
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89 The Case of the Displaced D...
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90 The Case of the Displaced D...
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91 Who Fears Death
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92 Singularity Sky (Eschaton, #1)
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 7,208 ratings
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93 Crystal Rain (Xenowealth, #1)
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 874 ratings
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93 Necropolis
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95 Mainspring (Clockwork Earth...
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96 The Etched City
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 1,290 ratings
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97 Death Drop (The D-Evolution...
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98 Recon One-Five
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99 Melusine (Doctrine of Labyr...
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100 Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim,...
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Comments (showing 1-19 of 19) (19 new)

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message 1: by Zak (new)

Zak What counts as new? I see Tolkien on this list. I personally think that if an author had a decently selling book or well known short story before say, mid-90s, that s/he should not be on this list


message 2: by Pesto (new)

Pesto Hey Zak - agree 100%... tolkien=new? remove the word "new" if you want to include Tolkien... :)


message 3: by Valerie (last edited Dec 23, 2012 05:03AM) (new)

Valerie This is one of the most interesting lists on science fiction. To write speculative fiction is harder than writing other genres.
I added a new book about a living universe discreetly interfering when human civilizations are in danger: Io Deceneus Journal of a Time Traveler
Io Deceneus Journal of a Time Traveler by Florian Armas


message 4: by A.A. (last edited Jan 13, 2013 12:37AM) (new)

A.A. Bell Ummm ... new??
Many of these have been around for decades... Not just Tolkien... First edition of Game of Thrones is over 2 decades too.

Great idea for a list, but stacks have to go if you want to keep the word "new"

Hugs


message 5: by Lucy (new)

Lucy Georges Table 21 - speculative fiction?


message 6: by Andrew (new)

Andrew O A lot of this stuff is not new authors. Unless by new you mean less than 100 years ago.


message 7: by Willow (new)

Willow Definitely agree with the assessment of "new". I came here hoping to find a lens into the more recent releases -- the authors that are being published now. This looks like it could be a really interesting list, if tweaked to remove the classics.


message 8: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell So how about we say that it's not clear what new is - but any book published before 2000 is not new and should be removed. And we update the list description. And we start removing books.


message 9: by Willow (new)

Willow That's as good a definition as any -- gives us a solid baseline to start with, that can be tweaked as necessary. I approve! (I'd help remove books, but I have no idea how that's done).


message 10: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Okay. So I added to the definition of this list. And we hope people remove their books. And any librarians in sight will remove the most egregious of books first. Starting with A Christmas Carol and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


message 11: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell A Game of Thrones is from 1996 and should be removed. The Reality Disfunction is from 1997 and should be removed. Assassin's Apprentice is from 1996 and should be removed. Use of Weapons is from 1990 and should be removed.


message 12: by Willow (new)

Willow Here's some more that need to be culled: His Dark Materials (first published 1999). Snow Crash (1992). Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone (1997). The Assassin's Apprentice (1995). Cryptonomicon (1999).


message 13: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Deleted Little Women, A Game of Thrones, Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, The Assassin's Apprentice, The Reality Disfunction and Use of Weapons.


message 14: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell The Naked God 1 from 1999, Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone from 1997, The Reality Dysfunction 1: Emergence from 1997, Consider Phlebas from 1987 all should be removed.


message 15: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell This is actually a pretty good list - so good I wonder if it is worth splitting - say New Speculative Fiction Stars from 2000-2009 and New Speculative Fiction Stars from 2010-2019.


message 16: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Deleted Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone, The Naked God 1: Flight, The Reality Dysfunction 1:Emergence and Consider Phlebas.


message 17: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Excession from 1996 and Anna Karenina from 1873 and One for the Money from 1994 and A Clash of Kings from 1998, should be removed.


message 18: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Deleted Excession, Anna Karenina, One For the Money and A Clash of Kings.


message 19: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell The Neutronium Alchemist I from 1997 and the Neutronium Alchemist II from 1997 and Reality Disfunction 2 from 1996 and Against a Dark Background from 1993 and Feersum Endjinn from 1995 and Player of Games from 1988 and the Complete Sherlock Holmes from 1927 and the Mysterious Affair at Styles from 1920 and A Little Princess from 1905 and the Gift of the Magic from 1905 and We Have Always Lived in the Castle from 1962.


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