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The books coming out in 2018

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New Bernard Cornwell book - Fools and Mortals:

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New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell makes a dramatic departure with this enthralling, action-packed standalone novel that tells the story of the first production of A Midsummer Night's Dream—as related by William Shakespeare’s estranged younger brother.

Lord, what fools these mortals be . . .

In the heart of Elizabethan England, Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in one of the London playhouses, a world dominated by his older brother, William. But he is a penniless actor, making ends meet through a combination of a beautiful face, petty theft and a silver tongue. As William’s star rises, Richard’s onetime gratitude is souring and he is sorely tempted to abandon family loyalty.

So when a priceless manuscript goes missing, suspicion falls upon Richard, forcing him onto a perilous path through a bawdy and frequently brutal London. Entangled in a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal which threatens not only his career and potential fortune, but also the lives of his fellow players, Richard has to call on all he has now learned from the brightest stages and the darkest alleyways of the city. To avoid the gallows, he must play the part of a lifetime . . . .

Showcasing the superb storytelling skill that has won Bernard Cornwell international renown, Fools and Mortals is a richly portrayed tour de force that brings to life a vivid world of intricate stagecraft, fierce competition, and consuming ambition.

That sounds extremely interesting.

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Any news regarding Neal Stephenson's next novel, Fall

The above website had the following information on the book:

Science Fiction: Snow Crash author Neal Stephenson has sold his next novel, Fall, to William Morrow. Pitched as a high-tech version of Paradise Lost, the book will feature characters from his 2011 novel Reamde. Coming in fall 2017.

An entry on Goodreads suggests 26 June 2018. Whether or that is correct, however...

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14 hours ago, Darth Richard II said:

Goodreads is never correct.

If you post that sentence on Goodreads, the universe may collapse into a paradox. 

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17 hours ago, IlyaP said:

Science Fiction: Snow Crash author Neal Stephenson has sold his next novel, Fall, to William Morrow. Pitched as a high-tech version of Paradise Lost, the book will feature characters from his 2011 novel Reamde. Coming in fall 2017.

Out of all the Neal Stephenson books that could have been revisited I can't imagine many people wanting a follow-up to Reamde.

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7 hours ago, williamjm said:

Out of all the Neal Stephenson books that could have been revisited I can't imagine many people wanting a follow-up to Reamde.

 

*shrug*

I enjoyed it. 

Thus why I'm trying to get find some concrete information regarding the quasi-sequel. 

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S K Vaughn’s blockbuster space-set survival thriller Across the Void (Sphere) is among the titles bagging numerous foreign-rights deals at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.It will be published on 5th July, 2018.S.K. Vaughn is the pseudonym for an author of three internationally bestselling novels - one of which has been acquired for film adaptation by Sony Pictures and Original Film - and a writer-director with credits at Universal, Paramount, Sony, Fox, and Lionsgate. Across The Void is Vaughn's first science fiction story.

Vaughn’s book, Sphere’s “biggest submission for the Frankfurt Book Fair 2017”, has been sold into multiple territories based on a 50,000-word partial manuscript. Skybound Books seized US and audio rights for a “significant” six-figure sum through Foundry agent Sam Morgan. Little, Brown’s rights team, which holds world rights apart from US and Canada, sold the novel into Germany (Goldmann) for a “very strong” five-figure advance, and accepted a “major” five-figure pre-empt in Italy (Rizzoli) and further pre-empts in Brazil, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Portugal and Spain, with a Dutch deal imminent.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Across-Void-S-K-Vaughn/dp/0751568228

 

Winner of Africa’s First Speculative Fiction Award Announced alongside Orbit Publishing Deal

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Please join us in welcoming Tade Thompson to the Orbit family! The news is out – we will be publishing his Rosewater trilogy next year.

 

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On 13.7.2017 at 8:44 PM, AncalagonTheBlack said:

July

Empire of Silence by Christopher Ruocchio

Here is a new blurb:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Empire-Silence-Sollan-Christopher-Ruocchio/dp/1473218268/

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EMPIRE OF SILENCE is a totally original SF read, perhaps most easily described as an SFnal Name of the Wind in concept. Hadrian Marlowe, privileged first son of a Duke was destined for greatness, and he has become a legend. The Sun-Slayer. The Breaker of Sieges. The Crusher of Civilisations. His is a story which defined the course of worlds.

This novel is not that story - not the only laid out in the history books, charting the 300 years of his life. Rather this is Hadrian's story, told in his own worlds. Of being passed over by his father for rule in favour of his younger brother, and sent to a military academy against his wishes. Of being kidnapped in transit to that planet and sold into slavery on a planet at the edge of our war against the Cielcen... and of how he used their eventual attack to claw his way back into the dangers and opportunities of politics.

Focused on a single character, this is accessible low-SFnal adventure where the emphasis is on character motivation, relationships and politics - whether those characters are aristocrats, slaves or aliens - placing it in the tradition of Dune or even Star Wars and giving us a wider potential market than we might usually have for an SF novel (absolutely no science being involved).

Edited by Jussi

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13 minutes ago, Jussi said:

That feels like something that wasn't really meant to be put on Amazon given the typos and the comments more appropriate for a publisher's internal communications (I know when I'm choosing what to read next that I always consider how wide a potential market the book has :rolleyes:). I also like the way it's totally original and just like The Name of the Wind.

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On 11/17/2017 at 6:40 PM, williamjm said:

Out of all the Neal Stephenson books that could have been revisited I can't imagine many people wanting a follow-up to Reamde.

I was hoping for a 5 tome sequel to the Baroque Trilogy, each book coming in at 2000 pages, called the Rococo Trilogy, which details the adventures of Timmy Shaftoe, orphan and math savant, who is the real inventory of the steam engine and also a world class violinist, as he fights the Barbary Pirates to free his true love, a poorly characterized concubine. 

 

Spoiler alert- the third book mostly takes place on a space station orbiting Alpha Centauri for reasons detailed in a 530 page footnote. 

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Naomi Novik's new novel Spinning Silver will be published in August 2018:

https://www.amazon.com/Spinning-Silver-Naomi-Novik/dp/0399180982/

A fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairytale from the bestselling author of Uprooted, called "very enjoyable fantasy with the air of a modern classic" by The New York Times Book Review.

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders... but her father isn't a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife's dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty - until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers' pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed - and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold.

But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it's worth - especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand.

Naomi Novik once again creates a wonderfully rich, multilayered fantasy world that readers will want to return to again and again.

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April 2018 A Glimmer of Hope by Steve McHugh (first book in followup to Hellequin series)

It was listed on his website if you don't trust Goodreads.

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