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Overlord

Most anticipated books by female authors in 2013?
« on: December 15, 2012, 09:12:58 AM »
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  • Hi guys,

    So, most people seem to agree with our top 10 list (arguments against AMOL being number 1 are fair and, with so many die-hard fans, expected), but what I wanted to focus on is the disappointment that there was not a single female author in the top 10.

    Now, what I will say is that had Trudi Canavan or N.K. Jesmin been releasing in 2013, they'd have probably made the list. Robin Hobb's Rain Wild Chronicles hasn't been as popular as early work - i.e. why I left it off and moved it to honourable mention.

    So, rather than defend my decision, I thought I'd ask people:

    What books by female authors are you looking forward to in 2013? Where would you slot them in within our top 10?

    Look forward to reading your replies! :)


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    Re: Most anticipated books by female authors in 2013?
    « Reply #1 on: December 15, 2012, 10:12:25 AM »
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  • #1 - Gaie Sebold - Dangerous Gifts.  Because Babylon Steel was fantastic and so much fun.

    #2 - Lou Morgan - Blood and Feathers: Rebellion.  (Is there a publish date for this yet? If it makes 2013, I'm so there!)

    #3 - Kate Griffin - The Glass God

    #4 - Seanan McGuire - Midnight Blue Light Special

    #5 - Kate Elliott - Cold Steel

    #7 (Because Scott Lynch can be #6  ;) ) - Rachel Aaron - Fortune's Pawn.

    #8 -Lilith Saintcrow - The Red Plague Affair

    #10 - (Because Mark Charan Newton can be #9  ;D ) Anne Lyle - The Merchant of Dreams

    Bubbling very close under...
    Emma Newman - Between Two Thorns
    Cassandra Rose Clarke - The Mad Scientist's Daughter
    Gail Carriger - Ettiquette and Espionage

    If Kameron Hurley, Kari Sperring, Laini Taylor, Rowena Cory Daniells, Amanda Downum, Aliette de Bodard, Kaaron Warren, Juliet McKenna, Jaine Fenn or Ekaterina Sedia had anything coming out in 2013 I'd be on those very fast...

    Hierath

    Re: Most anticipated books by female authors in 2013?
    « Reply #2 on: December 15, 2012, 10:15:02 AM »
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  • I don't know about top tens, that's hard, but I'm definitely looking forward to Merchant of Dreams and Fade to Black ;) , Also Emma Newman's Split Worlds debut from Angry Robot, ACID by Emma Pass and the Earth Girl sequel by Janet Edwards (admittedly both more SF).

    And *cough* *shuffles feet* *cough* mine.... ;)
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    « Reply #3 on: December 15, 2012, 10:16:13 AM »
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  • Juliet McKenna has a bunch of ebook re-releases coming out through Wizard's Tower, if that's on any interest....
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    Laure Eve

    Re: Most anticipated books by female authors in 2013?
    « Reply #4 on: December 15, 2012, 10:49:08 AM »
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  • Man, so many.

    The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

    The next Grisha book by Leigh Bardugo

    If Cat Hellisen brings out anything in 2013 I will grab at it with my greedy greedy fingers

    Amy McCulloch has a gorgeous sounding debut coming out called The Oathbreaker's Shadow

    Splintered by AG Howard - another debut getting great reviews, a retelling of Alice in Wonderland

    Pantomime by Laura Lam is another debut that has been getting rave reviews

    Libba Bray may have the next Diviners book coming out

    I should probably stop there :)

    Sensei

    Re: Most anticipated books by female authors in 2013?
    « Reply #5 on: December 15, 2012, 01:46:26 PM »
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  • As a huge Gail Z. Martin fan I would have to say her new series Ice Forged is out in January I hope.

    TsarevichRaven

    Re: Most anticipated books by female authors in 2013?
    « Reply #6 on: December 15, 2012, 02:20:30 PM »
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  • Not a single female author in the top ten?! I've honestly not looked at the list, but I'm not sure how this could even happen...

    Not with the third book of Elspeth Cooper's The Wild Hunt series due out in the summer, The Raven's Shadow, and Anne Lyle's Merchant of Dreams releasing in the UK in January instead of December. Let alone Laura Lam's incredibly important Pantomime, which (along with MoD) will be getting bought despite having read ARCs--just because they're so damn good.

    Then of course there's Lou Morgan's Blood and Feathers: Rebellion set to land.

    Lots of different tastes in books going around... Now to have a peek at the top ten list and see if I agree with any! ;)
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    Re: Most anticipated books by female authors in 2013?
    « Reply #7 on: December 15, 2012, 04:54:54 PM »
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  • Another vote for Pantomime by Laura Lam - although I beta-read that, so it's not anticipated in the sense of dying to read it!

    I have a few other anticipated books by female authors, but I wasn't sure if they'd be out in 2013 as they have had releases in the second half of 2012:

    * The final (as yet untitled?) installment of Lynn Flewelling's Nightrunner series
    * The Labyrinth of Flame (Shattered Sigil #3) by Courtney Schafer
    * Blood & Feathers: Rebellion by Lou Morgan

    Also, how does one count books by authors of unknown gender? Both K J Parker and Mazarkis Williams are on my "watch out for new books" list :)
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    Fellshot

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    « Reply #8 on: December 15, 2012, 05:31:04 PM »
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  • I don't do things in tens and I actually wasn't seriously looking forwards to any of the books on the original top ten list, but that isn't unusual for me.

    I'm looking forwards to the conclusion of Kate Eliott's Spiritwalker Trilogy, Cold Steel. I haven't picked up Defiant Peaks by Juliet E. McKenna yet and likely won't get a chance to start reading it until the new year, so I think it counts. I'm also waiting for the beginnings of Gail Carriger's next two series with a lot of impatience.

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    « Reply #9 on: December 15, 2012, 05:52:01 PM »
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  • There's a lot of good fantasy to look forward to next year, by both male and female authors (personally I am salivating for The Dark Defiles, the third volume of Richard Morgan's A Land Fit for Heroes fantasy/SF mashup), but I think the big news of 2013 will be in SF - particularly in the number of female authors. Full disclosure: I am one of them, but this is not an exercise in personal horn-blowing; it's just that being on the release schedule has made me aware of how many others are as well. Aliette de Bodard has a book out with Immersion Press right at the end of this year, as does Jaine Fenn with Gollancz right at the beginning of next. Hierath has already mentioned Emma Pass and Janet Edwards. Karen Lord, Naomi Foyle and myself are all out pretty much en masse (January - March) from Jo Fletcher Books. Those are just the releases I can think of off the top of my head - there are more.

    Given that less than a year ago I was told that British female SF authors could be numbered on the fingers of one hand, it seems like there's more than a bit of a groundswell going on (granted Karen is Barbadian and Aliette is French, but they're both being published in the UK). I'm a newbie, but I've heard others who have been on the SF writing/representing/publishing scene a lot longer than I have comment on how unusual this concentration is; and also on how unusual (and good!) many of the books are. Given the long (and often self-reinforcing) history of gender imbalance in SF authorship/readership and how often female SF authors have been encouraged to conceal their sex with pseudonyms or initials for fear of turning off male readers, it feels to me like a bit of a moment.

    pornokitsch

    Re: Most anticipated books by female authors in 2013?
    « Reply #10 on: December 16, 2012, 09:39:45 AM »
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  • If Kameron Hurley, Kari Sperring, Laini Taylor, Rowena Cory Daniells, Amanda Downum, Aliette de Bodard, Kaaron Warren, Juliet McKenna, Jaine Fenn or Ekaterina Sedia had anything coming out in 2013 I'd be on those very fast...

    I *think* Kameron Hurley is getting a UK publisher in 2013. EJ Swift is amazing and her debut comes out in 2013 as well.

    Is there a third book in NK Jemisin's Dreamblood series?

    Ashes

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    « Reply #11 on: December 16, 2012, 03:19:06 PM »
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  • I'm looking forwards mostly to Stella Gemmell's The City. Closely followed by Fade to Black, Pantomime, Blood's Pride and also Anne Lyle's next book. Prince of Lies? Prince of Thieves? Can't remember the name.

    Theres going to be some awesome books in 2013. I just pitty the bank acounts of the world... those poor, poor bank acounts.
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    « Reply #12 on: December 16, 2012, 10:12:20 PM »
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  • Seanan McGuire - Midnight Blue-Light Special and Chimes of Midnight. Anything written by Cat Valente and Francis Knight's Fade to Black are some of them.
    I will expand your TBR pile.

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    AnneLyle

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    « Reply #13 on: December 17, 2012, 07:26:28 AM »
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  • I'm looking forwards mostly to Stella Gemmell's The City. Closely followed by Fade to Black, Pantomime, Blood's Pride and also Anne Lyle's next book. Prince of Lies? Prince of Thieves? Can't remember the name.

    The Prince of Lies - the other one is an indifferent Robin Hood movie, only saved by having the lovely Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham.

    All three book titles follow the pattern "The [person] of [abstract noun]s" :)
    « Last Edit: December 17, 2012, 08:01:39 AM by AnneLyle »
    Elizabethan fantasy trilogy The Alchemist of SoulsThe Merchant of Dreams and The Prince of Lies out now from Angry Robot Books!

    Ashes

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    « Reply #14 on: December 17, 2012, 11:55:15 AM »
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  • I'm looking forwards mostly to Stella Gemmell's The City. Closely followed by Fade to Black, Pantomime, Blood's Pride and also Anne Lyle's next book. Prince of Lies? Prince of Thieves? Can't remember the name.

    The Prince of Lies - the other one is an indifferent Robin Hood movie, only saved by having the lovely Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham.

    All three book titles follow the pattern "The [person] of [abstract noun]s" :)
    And a very good nameing pattern it is. I loved the Alchemist of Souls.
    “Never violate a woman, nor harm a child. Do not lie, cheat or steal. These things are for lesser men. Protect the weak against the evil strong. And never allow thoughts of gain to lead you into the persuit of evil.” David Gemmell

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