Forthcoming Fantasy and Science Fiction books in 2015

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Laurentius

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Maybe some stuff for the lsit. Feel free to sort in it however you please. These are some of the ones I am looking forward to at least.

R. S. Bakker (with pub in 2015 sometime (hopefully)): http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9968073-the-unholy-consult
Butcher: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17403559-the-aeronaut-s-windlass
Butcher: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22249640-peace-talks
Random Sanderson novels published throughout the year (as I have come to expect - I am not spoiled, merely used to a certain lifestyle by now!)
Trudi Canavan: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17475481-angel-of-storms?from_search=true
Sanderson: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16065004-shadows-of-self
Ernest Cline (Ready Player One): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16278318-armada --> not fantasy, but holy moly, I will get this on the pub date and read the #¤%& out of it. I loved Ready Player one in every aspect. Such a great book. Fan for life!
Sanderson: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17825280-untitled
Luke Scull: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18114110-sword-of-the-north
V. E. Schwab: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22055262-a-darker-shade-of-magic --> do not know this one, but it sounds exciting.
Myke Cole (love his books!): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17888374-gemini-cell
Wesley Chu: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23168818-time-salvager
Wesley Chu: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20765775-the-rebirths-of-tao
Ian Tregillis: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20980667-the-mechanical
C. L. Werner: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22609505-deathblade - have been waiting for this for a long time. Loved me some Malus Darkblade before i discovered "real" fantasy and not just D & D stuff.
Mark Smylie: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23158317-black-heart - never heard of Mark Smylie before, but this book intrigues me.
Jim Hines: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18139127-unbound This is seriously a great and imaginative series. For those of you who wants a unique magic system and dresden like stories, read the first 2 books now. Cannot recommend enough, and eagerly awaiting book 3.

I probably missed a whole bunch, but I will make a new post when I stumble upon them.
 
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Haven

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The cover on that book is simply fabulous. That coupled with the fact that he just signed a six-figure deal means that I am so getting this(and the last in the Tao series)

I seem to have been waiting for this book since forever. Ready Player One is a geek's dream come to life.

Jim Hines: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18139127-unbound This is seriously a great and imaginative series. For those of you who wants a unique magic system and dresden like stories, read the first 2 books now. Cannot recommend enough, and eagerly awaiting book 3.
The magic system is great, but the books somehow didn't click with me at that level. Will still get it ofc.

Mark Smylie: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23158317-black-heart - never heard of Mark Smylie before, but this book intrigues me.
The first book was simply OK. I think he tried way too hard to make this a dark fantasy book, and I didn't really approve of the judicious usage of what can only be described as satanic sex acts.

All this reminds me that I should get my shit together and finish writing that script for extracting upcoming fantasy books :/.
 

kenubrion

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Like Boreas said just link the thread. And check in once in a while. I'll want to keep this one updated.
Thank you for your permission and Boreas for the idea. As much as I mention this site, I'm surprised I haven't seen more of those folks. Of course they may be using a different user name like I am.
 
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fbones24

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There you go. Found this link to Amazon UK for Abraham's forthcoming book on another site. Couldn't find it on Amazon US, though, so I don't know if it's bulletproof. Hope this will make up for @fbones24 disappointment as I remember Abraham is one of his favorites.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Spiders-War-Daniel-Abraham/dp/0356504727
Thanks! Yes, LPQ and D&C are two of my favorites although I was ever so slightly disappointed in the last installment of D&C. Hopefully he returns to form with "The Spider's War."
 

Alucard

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Updated first post with Laurentius' finds. Thanks again.
Also added these new titles.

Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Feb)
Those Above (The Empty Throne, #1) by Daniel Polansky (Mar)
Dreamseeker (The Dreamwalker Chronicles, #2) by C. S. Friedman (Mar)
To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix (Jun)
The Mortal Tally (Bring Down Heaven, #2) by Sam Sykes (Jul)
The Dinosaur Lords (The Dinosaur Lords, #1) by Victor Milán (Jul) @TomTheBeliever this one is for you lol
Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories by China Miéville (Jul)
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) by N. K. Jemisin (Aug)
The Wolf in the Attic by Paul Kearney (Sep)
The Dread Wyrm (The Traitor Son Cycle #3) by Miles Cameron (Oct)
 

Laurentius

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Hell. I am a really big Harry Connolly fan, so have patience with me please. I just saw that the trilogy will be released as follows.

december 31st Book 1: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Way-Into-Ch...qid=1418299441&sr=1-1&keywords=way+into+chaos
January 31st Book 2: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Way-Into-Ma...r_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418299451&sr=1-11
February 28 Book 3: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Way-Into-Da...r_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418299271&sr=1-13

They are some of the best covers I have seen for a trilogy imo. Chris McGrath is pretty awesome.
 

kenubrion

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I linked this thread at the Amazon fantasy forum as suggested, including a note today that the list has greatly increased.

Just for my personal curiosity however, where do you folks find all this out at? Do you actually check each and every publisher's web sites? Or do I need 1 billion credits before I can have that secret?:)
 

Sneaky Burrito

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Or do I need 1 billion credits before I can have that secret?:)
I don't know any of this stuff except what I read here and I am a TRILLIONAIRE now, I think. (I also don't go looking for it.)

The only time I find out about upcoming books is if they magically appear on my doorstep (I'm on some list at Tor). And then it's usually low- to mid-tier authors and it's only a week or two in advance.
 

Alucard

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Just for my personal curiosity however, where do you folks find all this out at? Do you actually check each and every publisher's web sites? Or do I need 1 billion credits before I can have that secret?
It's not a secret, only a bit of web surfing.Sources range from blogs and sites dedicated to fantasy books, Goodreads listopia lists (for example one like this), and sometimes I check out orionbooks.co.uk, and see what Gollancz is up to in their catalog.
 

Alucard

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For all you Ernest Cline fans new book coming July 28th 2015




Zack Lightman is daydreaming through another dull math class when the high-tech dropship lands in his school's courtyard-and when the men in the dark suits and sunglasses leap out of the ship and start calling his name, he's sure he's still dreaming.

But the dream is all too real; the people of Earth need him. As Zack soon discovers, the videogame he's been playing obsessively for years isn't just a game; it's part of a massive, top-secret government training program, designed to teach gamers the skills they'll need to defend Earth from a possible alien invasion. And now…that invasion is coming.

As he and his companions prepare to enter their ships and do battle, Zack learns that the father he thought was dead is actually a key player in this secret war. And together with his father, he'll uncover the truth about the alien threat, race to prevent a genocide, and discover a mysterious third player in the interplanetary chess game he's been thrown into.



Sounds a lot like Ender's Game.
 

kenubrion

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For all you Ernest Cline fans new book coming July 28th 2015




Zack Lightman is daydreaming through another dull math class when the high-tech dropship lands in his school's courtyard-and when the men in the dark suits and sunglasses leap out of the ship and start calling his name, he's sure he's still dreaming.

But the dream is all too real; the people of Earth need him. As Zack soon discovers, the videogame he's been playing obsessively for years isn't just a game; it's part of a massive, top-secret government training program, designed to teach gamers the skills they'll need to defend Earth from a possible alien invasion. And now…that invasion is coming.

As he and his companions prepare to enter their ships and do battle, Zack learns that the father he thought was dead is actually a key player in this secret war. And together with his father, he'll uncover the truth about the alien threat, race to prevent a genocide, and discover a mysterious third player in the interplanetary chess game he's been thrown into.



Sounds a lot like Ender's Game.
Hi Alucard. Thanks for the heads-up on Armada, Amazon doesn't have a thing about it, pre-order or otherwise.

Anyway since I've not read the original I just bought it, based on your informative review. Sounds just like what I like. My question: isn't there a sequel to Ready Player One, or is this it? We're only up to book 2 in this series? Thanks.
 
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Alucard

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Hi Aluvard. Thanks for the heads-up on Armada, Amazon doesn't have a thing about it, pre-order or otherwise.

Anyway since I've not read the original I just bought it, based on your informative review. Sounds just like what I like. My question: isn't there a sequel to Ready Player One, or is this it? We're only up to book 2 in this series? Thanks.
Check the publisher page.
Thanks but it's not my review, I just copy pasted the synopsis from Goodreads.
I think this is a separate book, so far as I can tell a standalone.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16278318
 

ofer

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For all you Ernest Cline fans new book coming July 28th 2015
Zack Lightman is daydreaming through another dull math class when the high-tech dropship lands in his school's courtyard-and when the men in the dark suits and sunglasses leap out of the ship and start calling his name, he's sure he's still dreaming.

But the dream is all too real; the people of Earth need him. As Zack soon discovers, the videogame he's been playing obsessively for years isn't just a game; it's part of a massive, top-secret government training program, designed to teach gamers the skills they'll need to defend Earth from a possible alien invasion. And now…that invasion is coming.

As he and his companions prepare to enter their ships and do battle, Zack learns that the father he thought was dead is actually a key player in this secret war. And together with his father, he'll uncover the truth about the alien threat, race to prevent a genocide, and discover a mysterious third player in the interplanetary chess game he's been thrown into.
Sounds a lot like an old sci-fi movie I saw once. Don't remember the name - it wasn't a famous one - but it was from the 80's (big surprise, in Cline's case). Still, if it will be as well-written and fun like Ready Player One, you won't see me complaining.
My question: isn't there a sequel to Ready Player One, or is this it? We're only up to book 2 in this series? Thanks.
I don't think Ready Player one was meant as a series. It is a standalone and from the description Alucard posted it doesn't sound like the upcoming book is connected to it in any way.
 

Boreas

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You've got to be referring to the awesome "The Last Starfighter". I loved that movie.
I'm normally against remakes and reboots (esp. if I already like the movie), but in this case, I'm all for it. If someone could please remake it as well as the recent "Dredd" ... I'd be much obliged.
 
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