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Offline Overlord

Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« on: October 03, 2011, 10:58:28 AM »
So... What books are you looking forward to in 2012?

For me, it has to be: Daylight Wars (Peter V. Brett), The Republic of Thieves (Scott Lynch) and Black Prism 2 (Brent Weeks).

Daylight Wars. I am intrigued to see how he takes the series... another new View Point character and the increasing problems Arlen is facing with his links to the core should make things very, very exciting.

The Republic of Thieves - what can I say really... who doesn't love Lynch? Well... a few people... but not very many.

Although I didn't enjoy Black Prism hugely, I know that Weeks is a very, very good writer and I think he is capable of developing the story quite a bit after the events of the first book.
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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011, 11:33:06 AM »
The Republic of Thieves should be great. Plus finally the Wheel of Time finally comes to an end!would have to see the list of releases for 2012 though to give some more intelligent comments. And there is always a release which catches everyone blindsided. Could 2012 see Stormlight Archives Volume 2?a new Dunk and Egg tale?a new sci fi from Iain M Banks, a spaghetti fantasy Western from Joe Abercrombie?might Neil Gaiman leave his twitter alone long enough to write a new book?
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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 12:55:30 PM »
Just been reminded of James Barclay's new Elves book too - that will be very, very cool. Heard a reading from it and it sounded even sharper than the first!!!

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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 01:31:30 PM »
I don't think Stormlight v2 will be 2012, to be honest - aMoL is, what, Fall? So I imagine Sanderson probably won't have time to write a Stormlight-size volume, though I could be wrong.

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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 02:54:19 PM »
Definitely the new Lynch. Not sure what else is really planned for 2012, really - quite swamped with 2011!

Presumably there will be Abercrombie, Miéville and Parker... those three seem have Herculean work ethics.

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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 03:02:02 PM »
No 1 with a bullet has to be the Daylight War. I've read both the Warded man and the Desert Spear numerous times now. The interview with Brett only got me more excited.

Love Lynch so Republic of Thieves is also up there. And any new Abercrombie is a must have so Red Country is on the list.

Other than that - how about a master list of what's on the schedule for 2012?

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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2011, 04:22:01 PM »
No 1 with a bullet has to be the Daylight War. I've read both the Warded man and the Desert Spear numerous times now. The interview with Brett only got me more excited.

Love Lynch so Republic of Thieves is also up there. And any new Abercrombie is a must have so Red Country is on the list.

Other than that - how about a master list of what's on the schedule for 2012?

That would make a good article for the site!  Anyone interested in writing one up?

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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2011, 07:16:27 PM »
The new Barclay will be amazing. Such a good writer.

The daylight wars, and Black prism 2 as well.

Robin Hobb's new Riverwilds book (third in the trilogy) and The new Kristen Britain book as well (In the Green riders series)

Is Patrick Rothfuss releasing the third book in 2012?

And of course book 8 from Adrian Tchaikovsky.

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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2011, 07:35:14 PM »
Hate to be Mr Pedantic, but the new Rainwilds book is not third in the trilogy. The other two were a two parter. The new one is a stand alone story technically, though really part 12 of the ongoing saga. Dont think it has been made clear yet, who will be the protagonists, but hoping it brings together characters from both the Rainwild and Liveship books, as still a lot of unresolved character arcs for both, and deals with the creation of a new Elderling society. But good call, anticipating that myself. And not a hope of a new Rothfuss book in 2012, he takes about 5 years to write a book!2014 would be the earliest that might come out.   
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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2011, 08:04:34 PM »
No 1 with a bullet has to be the Daylight War. I've read both the Warded man and the Desert Spear numerous times now. The interview with Brett only got me more excited.

Love Lynch so Republic of Thieves is also up there. And any new Abercrombie is a must have so Red Country is on the list.

Other than that - how about a master list of what's on the schedule for 2012?

That would make a good article for the site!  Anyone interested in writing one up?

I'm doing one... this is my way of conning users into doing it for me *shhhhh* ;P
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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2011, 08:05:53 PM »
Hate to be Mr Pedantic, but the new Rainwilds book is not third in the trilogy. The other two were a two parter. The new one is a stand alone story technically, though really part 12 of the ongoing saga. Dont think it has been made clear yet, who will be the protagonists, but hoping it brings together characters from both the Rainwild and Liveship books, as still a lot of unresolved character arcs for both, and deals with the creation of a new Elderling society. But good call, anticipating that myself. And not a hope of a new Rothfuss book in 2012, he takes about 5 years to write a book!2014 would be the earliest that might come out.   

Not a chance in hell for Rothfuss I am afraid guys :(

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And of course book 8 from Adrian Tchaikovsky.

ARCs are out for that one already I think ;P
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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2011, 08:07:40 PM »
Most of my look-forward-too's have been listed. Lynch and Weeks highest among them. The final wheel of time will of course be the highlight of the year. I wouldn't put it past Brandon to also release something else of his own next year. He is a very well oiled machine. Also hoping that Peter Orullian will release the second book in the Vault of Heaven series, nothing confirmed as far as I can tell. After hearing Adrian Tchaikovsky's reading at fantasycon I am very interested to start reading his book's so hopefully I will enjoy them and be able to add him to the list for 2012.
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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2011, 08:10:02 PM »
Hate to be Mr Pedantic, but the new Rainwilds book is not third in the trilogy. The other two were a two parter. The new one is a stand alone story technically, though really part 12 of the ongoing saga. Dont think it has been made clear yet, who will be the protagonists, but hoping it brings together characters from both the Rainwild and Liveship books, as still a lot of unresolved character arcs for both, and deals with the creation of a new Elderling society. But good call, anticipating that myself. And not a hope of a new Rothfuss book in 2012, he takes about 5 years to write a book!2014 would be the earliest that might come out.   

A fair point, i wasn't aware that the Rainwilds was only 2 books because, as you say, there is a lot of unresolved story there, i haven't read the liveship traders series yet, i think i may have to pull those up my list a bit!

I appreciate you setting me straight, otherwise i may have been disappointed when i read the new book thinking it was something it wasn't.

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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2011, 09:04:17 PM »
I thought Mary Gentle's new book "Black Opera" was going to be this year, but it has slipped until August 2012

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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2011, 09:04:52 PM »
You have covered it! but just to say also looking forward to the new James Barclay!

And Kiwi365, definitely push Liveships to the top of your to-do list. One of my all time favourite series (and mad, sentient ships!  ;D)