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message 1: by Stefan, Group Founder + Moderator (Retired) (last edited Dec 27, 2009 03:49PM) (new)

Stefan (sraets) | 1667 comments Mod
Hi everyone,

Here's the list of major forthcoming SF&F books for January! Please let us know if you are planning to buy and/or read any of them.

Anderson, Poul Young Flandry (Vol. 4) (tp)
Archer, Alex: Rogue Angel #22: The Spirit Banner (pbo)
Ash, Sarah: Flight Into Darkness (Conclusion of Alchymist’s Legacy) (pap)
Asimov, Isaac: The End of Eternity (Reissue)
Berg, Carol: The Spirit Lens (#1 Collegia Magica Trilogy) (tpo)
Berry, Jedediah: The Manual of Detection (tp)
Bova, Ben: The Immortality Factor (pap)
Bradbury, Ray: We’ll Always Have Paris (tp)
Bradley / Ross: Hastur Lord (Darkover)
Brett, Peter V: The Great Bazaar And Other Stories
Patricia, Briggs: Bone Crossed (#4 Mercy Thompson) (pap)
Brust, Steven: Iorich (Vlad Taltos)
Bynum, Laura: Veracity
Card, Orson Scott: Ender in Exile (pap)
Carver, Jeffrey A: Sunborn (pap)
Cherryh, C J: Regenesis (pap)
Cook, Glen: The Many Deaths of the Black Company (#4 Omnibus) (tpo)
Cornwell, Bernard: The Burning Land
Cornwell, Bernard: Agincourt (tp)
Del Franco, Mark: Unperfect Souls (#4 Connor Grey) (pbo)
Drake, David: The Gods Return (#3 Crown of the Isles) (pap)
Duncan, Dave: Ill Met in the Arena (pap)
Esslemont, Ian C: Return of The Crimson Guard (Malazan Empire) (tpo & trade)
Fforde, Jasper: Shades of Grey
Flint / Freer: The Sorceress of Karres
Gilman, Laura Anne: Burning Bridges (#4 Retrievers) (pap)
Gilman, Laura Anne: Free Fall (#5 Retrievers) (pap)
Gilman, Laura Anne: Blood from Stone (#6 Retrievers) (pap)
Graham, Jo: Hand of Isis (pap)
Green, Chris Marie: Break of Dawn (#3 Vampire Babylon) (pap)
Green, Simon: The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny (The Nightside)
Haldeman, Joe: Starbound
Heinlein, Robert A: Podkayne of Mars (Reissue) (tp)
Hendee, Barb & J C: Through Stone and Sea (#8 Noble Dead)
Hendee, Barb & J C: In Shade and Shadow (pap)
Henderson, C J: Brooklyn Knight (tpo)
Hobb, Robin: Dragon Keeper (#1 Rain Wilds Chronicles)
Hoyt, Sarah A: Darkship Thieves (tpo)
Hunter, Faith: Blood Cross (Jane Yellowrock) (pbo)
Huston, Charlie: Sleepless
Jablokov, Alexander: Brain Thief
Jones, J Sydney: The Empty Mirror (#1 Viennese) (tp)
Kambayashi, Chohei: Yukikaze (tp)
Kenner, Julie: Turned (#3 Blood Lily Chronicles) (pbo)
Kenyon, Kay: City Without End (#3 The Entire and the Rose) (tp)
Kenyon, Kay: Prince of Storms (#4 The Entire and the Rose)
Kurland, Lynn: A Tapestry of Spells (#1 Nine Kingdoms) (tpo)
Mandery, Evan J: First Contact: Or, It’s Later Than You Think (tpo)
Martin, Gail Z: Dark Lady’s Chosen (#3 Chronicles of the Necromancer) (pap)
Modesitt, L E, Jr: Arms-Commander (Saga of Recluce)
Moorcock, Michael: Hawkmoon: The Jewel in the Skull (tpo)
Norton, Andre: Beast Master’s Planet (Reissue) (tp)
Preston, Douglas: Impact
Redick, Robert V: The Red Wolf Conspiracy (pap)
Resnick, Laura: Dopplegangster (pbo)
Ronald, Margaret: Wild Hunt (#2 Evie Scelan) (pbo)
Steele, Allen: Coyote Horizon (#4) (pap)
Suarez, Daniel: Freedom (TM)
Tsutsui, Yasutaka: Salmonella Men On Planet Porno (tp)
Williams, Walter Jon: This Is Not a Game (pap)
Wurts, Janny: Peril's Gate (Wars of Light and Shadow, Arc III, book 3) (pap) (reissue)
Ed. Brockmeier: Real Unreal: Best American Fantasy 3 (tp)
Butcher et al: Mean Streets (pap)



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Ken (ogi8745) | 1217 comments Looking forward to
Brust, Steven: Iorich, I have on pre order at my local shop.
Hendee, Barb & J C: Through Stone and Sea (#8 Noble Dead)

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Sandi (Sandikal) | 337 comments I'm looking forward to Jasper Fforde's Shades of Grey.

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Ron (ronbacardi) | 302 comments Oh excellent! There's a new book by Alexander Jablokov. He's a fine Canadian sf writer who hasn't released anything since I think the late nineties. And, not to pre-empt this list, the mmpb comes out in June according to Amazon. Jablokov writes well and his characters, particularly aliens, are very inventive. This makes me very happy.

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Stefan (sraets) | 1667 comments Mod
I read a novel by Jablokov called Carve the Sky, many years ago. Very good. He also has some great short stories.

There are so many good books on this list, I don't even know where to begin!

message 6: by Ron (new)

Ron (ronbacardi) | 302 comments Indeed, the Jablokov book got so much of my attention that I missed the Joe Haldeman book and the Walter Jon Williams title, both of which interest me quite a bit.

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Shel (shel99) | 1289 comments I will definitely be purchasing Bone Crossed and Wild Hunt (I just finished the first Evie Scanlan book a few weeks ago). I didn't know Jasper Fforde had a new one coming out, so I'll probably look for that as well - I *love* his books. I will probably hold off on the new Robin Hobb until I hear some reviews... I LOVED her Farseer & Tawny Man trilogies, hated her Liveship Traders trilogy (I finished it because I kept reading, hoping it would get better, but it didn't), and liked but didn't love her Soldier's Son trilogy, so she's not quite a buy it right away author for me.

I'll definitely be purchasing Iorich eventually, but not until it's out in paperback. I don't buy hardcovers, with very few exceptions.

message 8: by Chris (new)

Chris Jasper Fforde without a doubt.

message 9: by Kathi (new)

Kathi | 1969 comments These are the ones that caught my eye and will go on my "watch for" list. I rarely buy new books...

Brust, Steven: Iorich (Vlad Taltos)
Card, Orson Scott: Ender in Exile (pap)
Cornwell, Bernard: The Burning Land
Cornwell, Bernard: Agincourt (tp)
Fforde, Jasper: Shades of Grey
Hobb, Robin: Dragon Keeper (#1 Rain Wilds Chronicles)
Preston, Douglas: Impact

colleen the convivial curmudgeon (blackrose13) Hmm... I see that 'Dark Lady's Chosen' by Martin is on this list. I just commented over on the December list that it was missing from that list, because I thought it was due to be published tomorrow. Of course, I suppose that's close enough to January, anyway. *grins* I really enjoy this series, despite being riddled with cliches, so I've been looking forward to this book ever since the (damndable) cliffhanger ending of the third. I feel silly for posting it in the other thread now. *meep*

I'll wait for Green's latest Nightside in paperback, though, but I will pick that up in due course.

But I gave up on the Noble Dead series after the disappointing ending of Child of a Dead God, and the fact it switched main focus from Leesil and Magiere to Wynn, whom I always found overly naive and annoying.

Nothing else is jumping out at me.

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Ken (ogi8745) | 1217 comments Hmm I wasnt the only one who was disappointed with the ending to Child of a Dead God.

colleen the convivial curmudgeon (blackrose13) Not at all. I know a few other people who were disappointed in it, too. I think the last three books were all weak, but I stuck with it expecting a payoff, and it just fizzled. At the start of the series I would've gladly recommended it to others - not anymore, though.

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Brian I love Ray Bradbury so I will have to scoop up We'll Always Have Paris Stories. I have read 451 three times in the last year and The Halloween Tree.

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Deedee | 135 comments These 3 are on my definately read list:

Fforde, Jasper: Shades of Grey
Hobb, Robin: Dragon Keeper (#1 Rain Wilds Chronicles)
Hoyt, Sarah A: Darkship Thieves

message 16: by Ken (new)

Ken (ogi8745) | 1217 comments blackrose wrote: "At the start of the series I would've gladly recommended it to others - not anymore, though. "

I was just the opposite, thought the first book was not that well done, it was the second and third books that drew me in.

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Kerry (rocalisa) | 475 comments I'm tempted by the Robin Hobb, but I'm way behind with reader her earlier books, so I think I'll try to get a bit more caught up first.

I bought Bone Crossed in hardcover, so won't get that, but will be looking forward to the next in the series next month.

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Jacinda (alynnakasmira) | 15 comments I intend to read Shades of Grey. I may read Podkayne of Mars.

message 19: by M? (new)

M? (everythingbeeps) Already picked up WJW's This Is Not a Game (B&N had it on the shelves already), and I'll also be grabbing Haldeman's Starbound. There's a few others that I'll eventually get, but they're not big priorities.

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Chris  (haughtc) I've ordered the Esslemont book from Amazon. I love the Malazan stuff....

The Carol Berg title looks very interesting. I might have to look into that.

I'll be picking up Janny's book too, but I still have a few to get to before I need Peril's Gate.

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Kerry (rocalisa) | 475 comments I've only read two Carol Berg books and liked them, but I did find that she made me work for the story. I think I'll try to catch up on the earlier ones I have before jumping to a new series, but I do think she's a very good author.

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Jane (Hippygoth66) | 99 comments Jasper Fforde Shades of Grey was published in the UK in Decembe, and my hubby bought it on Boxing day. And enjoyed it alot but it is alot different from his other books and alot darker. He said that he spent two thirds waiting for it to get funny, but it didn't. But he recommends it highly and it is now on by pile of books to read.
To put this in context, my hubby reads much more than me but usually all nonfiction military history. His fiction reading is usually ones I recommend (and that I have bought) he rarely buys fiction himself and I can't remember ever buying a novel in hardback before Boxing Day when he got "Shades of Grey"

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