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Offline jdiddyesquire

Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2011, 09:47:08 PM »
Well I'm going to end up reading around 100 books this year... so Marc, what prize you going to give me if I read every book you put on this list next year? lol
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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2011, 11:34:03 PM »
Evil Dark by Justin Gustainis - April 2012

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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2011, 04:24:55 AM »
There's quite a few, but one that I know for sure is coming out that I think I'm almost certain to enjoy is Discount Armageddon, the first book of Seanan McGuire's new Incryptid series.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Offline Cherie

Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2011, 08:46:21 AM »
January: Saints Astray Jacqueline Carey.
The first one was pretty good, so this is definitely on my wishlist.

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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2011, 01:08:58 AM »
Dates for this novel are always tentative in the extreme, but having just reread Anno Dracula I'm really looking forward to Johnny Alucard which was once given a very tentative date of 2012 (probably). Here's hoping... I'm also a bit keen on Christopher Fowler's Hell Train, which squeaks into eligibility for this thread due to being released on January 4th.
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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2011, 08:51:10 AM »
Well I'm going to end up reading around 100 books this year... so Marc, what prize you going to give me if I read every book you put on this list next year? lol

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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2011, 11:03:42 PM »
Seanan McGuire (I love her, I can't help it) has the first installment of a new UF series coming out in March 2012. Discount Armageddon. There's also talk of Cat Valente doing a sequel to The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making, but I'm not sure when she'll have that done or released. The first one remains the best thing I've read this year, though.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #37 on: October 31, 2011, 12:55:57 PM »
For anyone who missed it, our list has now been published:

http://fantasy-faction.com/2011/most-anticipated-fantasy-books-of-2012
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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2011, 07:35:13 PM »
Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter are co writing a book?seriously excited by this!
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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2011, 06:32:07 AM »
Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter are co writing a book?seriously excited by this!

Me too! I completely missed this and although not a huge Pratchett fan, I quite like Baxter and would be interested to see how on Earth their two styles are going to come together! :D
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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2011, 09:05:25 AM »
If you can't wait until 2012, both Tom Pollock and Lou Morgan have stories in Pandemonium :)


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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2011, 12:14:29 PM »
If you can't wait until 2012, both Tom Pollock and Lou Morgan have stories in Pandemonium :)


Also, if you can find it - Jo Fletcher ran a 'preview book' at FantasyCon that had the first chapter of about 12 novels that are coming out in 2012... brilliant if you can find it :) Tom's book is in there for example :)
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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2011, 02:22:18 PM »
Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter are co writing a book?seriously excited by this!

Me too! I completely missed this and although not a huge Pratchett fan, I quite like Baxter and would be interested to see how on Earth their two styles are going to come together! :D

I'm hoping for the perfect result, which is Pratchett's easily readable prose tempering Baxter's clinical tendencies, with Baxter's rigour tempering Pratchett's wilder flights of fancy. Hard SF with elegance, wit and emotional resonance isn't unheard of by any stretch of the imagination, but, if we're all ruthlessly honest, it's not exactly the norm. When the universally acknowledged titans* of the genre are Clarke, Asimov and Heinlein, that makes for some pretty dry roots for everything to grow from.

* Yes, I know about Le Guin, Butler, Haldeman, Adams, Banks, etc.. All elegant, witty and emotionally complex (OK, maybe not HG2G with the emotional depth). None of them are titans, though, are they? Outside of SF&F fans, most have probably only heard of Adams and Banks, more's the pity
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Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2011, 03:00:26 PM »
A Memory of Light, The final Wheel of Time book.

Offline Nyki Blatchley

Re: Books you are looking forward to in 2012?
« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2011, 06:53:00 PM »
I thought Mary Gentle's new book "Black Opera" was going to be this year, but it has slipped until August 2012

 >:( It's already been on my Amazon wish-list for nearly a year.