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New year (soon!) and new thread! :)

First, let's get some of the elephants in the room out of the way! :D:P

Unknown publication dates:

The Winds of Winter by George R. R. Martin
The Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss
The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch
Endlords by J. V. Jones

 

My book list for 2020 releases will be done by Sunday (hopefully).In the meantime, which upcoming releases from 2020 are you guys looking forward to?

 

January

The Broken Heavens by Kameron Hurley
Prosper's Demon by K. J. Parker
City of Stone and Silence by Django Wexler
The Secret Chapter by Genevieve Cogman (US)
Highfire by Eoin Colfer
The Shadow Saint by Gareth Hanrahan
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
A Longer Fall by Charlaine Harris
The God Game by Danny Tobey
Resurgence by C. J. Cherryh
The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez
Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi
Lady Hotspur by Tessa Gratton
Song of the Risen God by R. A. Salvatore
The Bard's Blade by Brian D. Anderson
A Queen in Hiding by Sarah Kozloff
Stars Beyond by S. K. Dunstall
The Fugitive and the Vanishing Man by Rod Duncan
Heart of Black Ice by Terry Goodkind


February
False Value by Ben Aaronovitch
The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold
Bone Silence by Alastair Reynolds (ebook/US)
Daughter from the Dark by Sergey and Marina Dyachenko
Sword of Fire by Katharine Kerr
Imaginary Numbers by Seanan McGuire
Stormsong by C. L. Polk
The Light Years by R.W.W. Greene
Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
The Fenmere Job by Marshall Ryan Maresca
Twilight of the Gods by Scott Oden
Burn Cycle by Joel Dane
Black Leviathan by Bernd Perplies (Drachenjäger in Germany)
Finna by Nino Cipri
The Queen of Raiders by Sarah Kozloff
The Unspoken Name by A. K. Larkwood
Three Californias: The Wild Shore, The Gold Coast, and Pacific Edge by Kim Stanley Robinson (Tor Omnibus)
A Blight of Blackwings by Kevin Hearne
Mazes of Power by Juliette Wade
The Chill by Scott Carson
Breath of Gods by Tina LeCount Myers
The Hidden Girl and Other Stories by Ken Liu
Gravity of a Distant Sun by R. E. Stearns
Carved from Stone and Dream by T. Frohock

 

March

The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin
War of the Maps by Paul McAuley
Servant of the Crown by Duncan M. Hamilton
Mother of Daemons by David Hair
Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs
The Queen's Bargain (Black Jewels #10) by Anne Bishop
Sixteenth Watch by Myke Cole
Beneath The Rising by Premee Mohamed
Anthropocene Rag by Alex Irvine
The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo
A Broken Queen by Sarah Kozloff
The Poet King by Ilana C. Myer
Docile by K.M. Szpara
Otaku by Chris Kluwe
The Last Human by Zack Jordan
Cries from the Lost Island by Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Shadows of Annihilation by S. M. Stirling
Cyber Shogun Revolution by Peter Tieryas
Agatha H and the Siege of Mechanicsburg by Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio
The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag
Ravencaller by David Dalglish
The Breach by M. T. Hill


April
The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence
Peace Talks by Jim Butcher (UK)
Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett
The Devil's Blade by Mark Alder
The Book of Koli by M. R. Carey
A Time of Courage by John Gwynne
The Ranger of Marzanna by Jon Skovron
Bone Silence by Alastair Reynolds (Paperback /US)
The Last Emperox by John Scalzi
Critical Point by S. L. Huang
Lady of Shadows by Breanna Teintze
Creeping Jenny by Jeff Noon
The Cerulean Queen by Sarah Kozloff
Repo Virtual by Corey J. White
The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer
Ghost Money by Stephen Blackmoore
Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst
The Mistress of Illusions by Mike Resnick
Titan's Day by Dan Stout
Looking Glass by Christina Henry
Alchemy of Glass by Barbara Barnett
The Human Son by Adrian J Walker
Weave The Lightning by Corry L. Lee
Dark Star Rising by Bennett R. Coles
Vagabonds by Hao Jingfang (translated by Ken Liu)


May
The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell
Network Effect by Martha Wells
Firewalkers by Adrian Tchaikovsky
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Maker's Curse by Trudi Canavan
The Human by Neal Asher
Rule by Rowenna Miller
Goldilocks by Laura Lam
Automatic Reload by Ferrett Steinmetz
Hope Island by Tim Major
Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks
Thrawn (Star Wars): The Ascendancy Trilogy #1 by Timothy Zahn
T.I.M.E Stories: The Heiden File by Christophe Lambert
The Aleph Extraction by Dan Moren
Westside Saints by W.M. Akers
The Home by Mats Strandberg
Empress of Flames by Mimi Yu


June
The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again by M. John Harrison
Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso
Interlibrary Loan by Gene Wolfe
The Wizard Knight by Gene Wolfe (Omnibus)
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho
The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison
The Tyrant Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians by H. G. Parry
We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson (republished by Orbit)
The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty
The Ghosts of Sherwood by Carrie Vaughn
The Black Coast by Mike Brooks (US)
A Child of Two Worlds by Stephen Cox
Out of Body by Jeffrey Ford
Random Sh*t Flying Through the Air by Jackson Ford
Stormblood by Jeremy Szal
Glorious by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven
Drowned Country by Emily Tesh
The Unconquered City by K. A. Doore
By Force Alone by Lavie Tidhar
The Living Dead by George A. Romero and Daniel Kraus
The Shadow Commission by David Mack
Chasing Starlight by Teri Bailey Black
Trouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson
The Last Druid by Terry Brooks
Hella by David Gerrold
Spy, Spy Again by Mercedes Lackey
Red Noise by John P. Murphy
Corporate Gunslinger: A Novel by Doug Engstrom


July
The Tower of Fools by Andrzej Sapkowski (US)
The Black Song by Anthony Ryan (UK)
The Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winter
Play of Shadows by Sebastien de Castell
The Baron of Magister Valley by Steven Brust
Ashes of the Sun by Django Wexler
Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliott
When Jackals Storm the Walls by Bradley Beaulieu
Queen of Storms by Raymond E. Feist
Or What You Will by Jo Walton
A Peculiar Peril by Jeff VanderMeer
Demon in White by Christopher Ruocchio
Malorie: A Bird Box Novel by Josh Malerman
The Worst of All Possible Worlds by Alex White
ReV by Madeline Ashby
Savage Legion by Matt Wallace
Kill Orbit by Joel Dane
The Sin in the Steel by Ryan Van Loan
Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings
Quantum Shadows by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
In the Kingdom of All Tomorrows by Stephen R. Lawhead
The Relentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning
The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
The Chimera Code by Wayne Santos
The House of the Rising Sun by Richard Cox
Relentless by R. A. Salvatore
The Book of Dragons: An Anthology, edited by Jonathan Strahan
The Culture: Notes and Drawings by Iain M. Banks and Ken MacLeod

August
The Black Song by Anthony Ryan (US)
The Black Coast by Mike Brooks (UK)
Beowulf: A New Translation by Maria Dahvana Headley
The Heirs of Locksley by Carrie Vaughn
The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons
Ballistic Kiss (Sandman Slim #11) by Richard Kadrey
Architects of Memory by Karen Osborne
Breath by Breath by Morgan Llywelyn
City Under the Stars by Gardner Dozois and Michael Swanwick
The Last Uncharted Sky by Curtis Craddock
Sorcery of a Queen by Brian Naslund
A Chorus of Fire by Brian D. Anderson
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson
Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May
The House of Styx by Derek Künsken
Shadow in the Empire of Light by Jane Routley
The Vanished Queen by Lisbeth Campbell
Noumenon Ultra by Marina J. Lostetter
Bystander 27 by Rik Hoskin
Divine Heretic by Jaime Lee Moyer
The Ikessar Falcon by K. S. Villoso


September
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
The Trials of Koli by M. R. Carey
A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
The Stars Around Us by Mark Oshiro
Call of the Bone Ships by RJ Barker
Prime Deceptions by Valerie Valdes
As the Shadow Rises by Katy Rose Pool
World Engines: Creator by Stephen Baxter


October
The Tower of Fools by Andrzej Sapkowski (UK)
Map's Edge by David Hair
Dead Lies Dreaming by Charles Stross
Dead Man in a Ditch by Luke Arnold


November
The Shattered Realm of Ardor Benn by Tyler Whitesides
Legacy of Steel by Matthew Ward
God of Night by Tom Lloyd
Quiver X by Christopher Hinz


December

Hollow Empire by Sam Hawke


Untitled K. J. Parker 1 Paperback – 27 Aug 2020
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Untitled-K-J-Parker-1/dp/0356514382/
The captivating follow-up to the critically acclaimed Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City from World Fantasy Award-winner K. J. Parker

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Thorn should actually be out this year though, unless i am mistaken. Isn’t it actually with the editors this time?

I’m looking forward to Eragon in Space!

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Kidding, of course :P 

The two i am looking forward to are the second in Abercrombie’s new series and also Sooty Feathers #2. 

I would also like to see Robin Hobb/Meghan Lindholm publish something but haven’t heard that she is working on anything currently

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3 hours ago, HelenaExMachina said:

Thorn should actually be out this year though, unless i am mistaken. Isn’t it actually with the editors this time?

It is meant to have been handed in so I would think it should be sometimes in 2020 even if we don't know when yet.

For other continuing series I'm also looking forward to Abercrombie's next book, the new Peter Grant book and Robert Jackson Bennett's sequel to Foundryside.

I'm also intrigued by Susanna Clarke's new novel.

I'm sure Adrian Tchaikovsky will probably have written another 4 or 5 books at least.

Do we think we're going to get the ninth Expanse book in 2020?

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7 hours ago, Mark Antony said:

As of now most excited for Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel and the 2nd age of madness book by Abercrombie. 
Winds would be cool.

Forgot about Mirror and the Light! Very excited for that too. Waterstones have been advertising it pretty heavily since September/October here! (At least my local branch)

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Something worth getting excited about: Ricardo Pinto will be re-releasing his Stone Dance of the Chameleon series in seven slim volumes. (The books were initially released as three big novels in the late 90s and early 00's; The Chosen, The Standing Dead, and The Third God.)

He's written about it a bit at his blog: https://www.ricardopinto.com/2019/11/06/stonedance-proofs/

(The comments sections are adorable - particularly when he starts bantering with his brother.)

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Should we add 'Capital's Tower' by Melanie Rawn to this list? (Exiles #3)

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23 minutes ago, IlyaP said:

Should we add 'Capital's Tower' by Melanie Rawn to this list? (Exiles #3)

I was just thinking that. Last I heard she was writing it, but she had zero online presence now and even that forum that has her and like 3 other uses is gone.

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Given how much of an improvement The Monster Baru Cormorant was over The Traitor, The Tyrant by Seth Dickinson is worth getting a bit excited for. Due in June it looks like.

We should get Dresden Files Peace Talks next year too, though I don't believe a date is set.

 

 

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Most anticipated SFF books in 2020 according to tor.com:

https://www.tor.com/2019/11/26/the-25-most-anticipated-sff-books-of-2020/#more-524115

The recommendation text snippets are rather cringeworthy, for some reason, but all in all a decent overview. I am interested to various degrees in maybe half of the featured books.

 

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8 hours ago, Maia said:

Most anticipated SFF books in 2020 according to tor.com:

https://www.tor.com/2019/11/26/the-25-most-anticipated-sff-books-of-2020/#more-524115

The recommendation text snippets are rather cringeworthy, for some reason, but all in all a decent overview. I am interested to various degrees in maybe half of the featured books.

 

You mean you weren’t a fan of this ringing endorsement?

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Do I have to say anything other than hot lady orcs to get you interested in this one? No, I didn’t think so. 

 

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JV Jones and Susanna Clarke would be the ones I'm anticipating most. 

I would expect a new Michelle West Essalieyan book in 2021, but a new prequel series set in the Cast world and featuring Severn as the MC will begin in September 2020.

That Tor list had some interesting books.  Paolini sells well, doesn't he?  He'll be pushed by Tor.  The blurbs are pretty funny.  It hurts my head when I see someone actually write out 'hella'.  To be true it hurts my head to hear it spoken aloud as well.   

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I am apparently out of the loop as far as English fantasy goes, so I am just patiently waiting for the new Moers - Die Insel der 1000 Leuchttürme ("Island of 1000 lighthouses") sounds like a very intriguing title to me, and I cannot wait to read that.

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Although after the last two books, I feel that the time has come for the  Mythenmetz-saga to finish and give room to a new protagonist.

 

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On 11/22/2019 at 4:47 PM, AncalagonTheBlack said:

Unknown publication dates:

The Winds of Winter by George R. R. Martin

I might have some bad news for you ;) ...

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