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The books coming out in 2018

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Jordanna Max Brodsky's new novel The Wolf in the Whale is going to be released in January 2019:

https://www.edelweiss.plus/#sku=0316417157

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The heroic journey of an Inuit shaman and the Viking she comes to love, in an epic tale of culture clashes, coming-of-age, and a fight for survival in the frozen Arctic of 1000 AD.

Omat was born with her father's soul and raised as a man, a hunter, and a shaman. Her isolated tribe is the farthest Inuit outpost in the ancient Arctic, and her people's survival depends upon meeting more of their own kind. But when new Inuit finally appear, Omat's life - and her manhood - are shattered. Forced to live as a woman by her new husband, she begins a journey that will thrust her into a world of strange men and even stranger gods.

The Wolf in the Whale is the story of a shaman whose nested identities fuse man and woman, earth and spirit, Inuit and Viking - wolf and whale.

 

Key selling points:

  • Omat is a strong and engaging gender-nonconforming protagonist whom readers will find intriguing and sympathetic.
  • Highly commercial given modern readers' appetite for feminist and multicultural fiction.
  • The Arctic North is an increasingly appealing setting for epic fiction like this - unusual and intriguing, yet relatable for readers.

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The new Gibson novel's been pushed back to December?

My understanding was that it was due out in April. (Can't recall where that date is from - perhaps something I saw on a publisher's site?)

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I'm looking forward to Terry Hayes's next novel, The Year of the Locust, the successor to I Am Pilgrim. Seems to have gone through a few delays...

Also can't wait to get my hands on Jo NEsbo's telling of Macbeth. This should be very interesting. 

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I just noticed Adrian Tchaikovsky has another short story collection in his Shadows of the Apt world coming out next week, For Love of Different Shores. I enjoyed the previous two collections so I'll probably get this as well.

He doe seem to be exceeding even his normal writing pace because as well as this collection he also has two novels coming out soon, The Hyena and the Hawk this week and Redemption's Blade in July as well as a novella The Expert System's Brother, also in July.

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On 3/28/2018 at 8:33 AM, Jussi said:

Jordanna Max Brodsky's new novel The Wolf in the Whale is going to be released in January 2019:

https://www.edelweiss.plus/#sku=0316417157

Blurb:

 

Key selling points:

 

 

I am totally reading this

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@Darth Richard II you at least should appreciate this properly like I do, but Zen Cho has seemingly been in manuscript hell but finally has something resembling a novel as her sequel to Sorcerer to the Crown. Currently it's scheduled for March 2019. Few details except

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Prunella and Zacharias appear but aren't the principal characters. And we get to learn more of the world outside Britain

 

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1 minute ago, HelenaExMachina said:

@Darth Richard II you at least should appreciate this properly like I do, but Zen Cho has seemingly been in manuscript hell but finally has something resembling a novel as her sequel to Sorcerer to the Crown. Currently it's scheduled for March 2019. Few details except

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Prunella and Zacharias appear but aren't the principal characters. And we get to learn more of the world outside Britain

 

Yay!

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Ann Leckie's first fantasy novel The Raven Tower will be published by Orbit in February 2019:

https://www.edelweiss.plus/#sku=0316388696

 

Peter V. Brett's The Desert Prince is coming out in October 2019:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Desert-Prince-Peter-V-Brett/dp/0008309779/

A new fantasy trilogy from Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Peter V. Brett, author of The Demon Cycle. A new series, opening with THE DESERT PRINCE and taking place approximately fifteen years after the ending of THE CORE, tells the tales of two young protagonists, Olive Paper and Darin Bales. Get ready for the next adventure.

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