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I thought it was about time we started up the topic. I'll update the first post to keep it current. All release dates are subject to change.


Gun Machine by Warren Ellis

Doktor Glass by Thomas Brennan

Witchbreaker by James Maxey (Dragon Apocalypse #3)

The Explorer by James Smythe

1356 by Bernard Cornwell

A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson {The Wheel of Time #14}

Immortals of Meluha by Amish (Shiva #1)

The Six Gun Tarot by R.S. Belcher

Ice-Forged by Gail Z. Martin (The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga)

The Kassa Gambit by M.C. Planck

Imager's Battalion by L.E. Modesitt Jr (Imager #6)

Kalimpura by Jay Lake (Green #3)

Path of Needles by Alison Littlewood

The Demi-Monde: Summer by Rod Rees (Demi-Monde #3)

Deva Zen by Yoshitaka Amano

Nexus by Ramez Naam

The Merchant of Dreams by Anne Lyle (Night's Masque #2)

The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord

Seven Kings by John R. Fultz (Shaper #2)

Earth Thirst by Mark Teppo

Tyrant: Destroyer of Cities by Christian Cameron (Tyrant #5)

Adam Robots by Adam Roberts

Queen of Nowhere by Jaine Fenn

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (Across the Universe #3)

Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole (Shadow Ops #2)

Battle by Michelle West (House Wars #5)


The Daylight by Peter V. Brett {Demon Cycle #3}

Mongoliad: Book Three {Foreworld #3}

The Arena Man by Steve Englehart (Max August #4)

Fade to Black by Francis Knight (Rojan Dizon #1)

Trickster by Jeff Somers

The Disestablishment of Paradise by Philip Mann

Seoul Survivors by Naomi Foyle

Dreams and Shadows by C Robert Cargill

Homeland by Cory Doctorow (Little Brother #2)

The Mad Scientists Guide to World Domination edited by John Joseph Adams

Ever After by Kim Harrison (Hollows #11)

Trafalgar by Angelica Gorodischer

She Returns From War by Lee Collins

Exile by Betsy Dornbusch

The Departure by Neal Asher (Owners #1)

Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter by Richard Parks

American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett

Blood Oranges by Caitlin R. Kiernan

Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell


The Shattered Pillars by Elizabeth Bear {Eternal Sky Trilogy #2}

Quintessence by David Walton

Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson

Intrusion by Ken Macleod

Red Planet Blues by Robert J. Sawyer

The City of Silk and Steel by Mike, Linda, and Louise Carey

Gateway of the Saviours by AJ Dalton (Chronicles of a Cosmic Warlord #2)

Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins

Far Side by Ben Bova

The Grim Company by Luke Scull (Grim Company #1)

The Warring States by Aidan Harte (Rasenna #2)

Queen Victoria's Book of Spells edit by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

What the Family Needed by Steven Amsterdam

The Art of War by David Wingrove (Chung Kuo #5)

The Last Threshold by R.A. Salvatore (Neverwinter Saga #4)

Midnight Blue Light Special by Seanan McGuire (InCryptid #2)

Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #7)

The Runaway King by Jennifer Nielsen (The Ascendance Trilogy #2)

The Bloodfire Quest by Terry Brooks

Rebellion by Ian Irvine (The Tainted Realm #2)

No Return by Zachary Bernigan

Life Afer Life by Kate Atkinson


Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

The God Tattoo by Tom Lloyd

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Abominable by Dan Simmons

The Watcher in the Shadows by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A Tale of Tales by David Farland (Runelords #9)

The Exiled Blade by Jon Courtenay Grimwood (Assassini #3)

The Good, the Bad, and the Infernal by Guy Adams (Heaven's Gate Chronicle #1)

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan (Powder Mage #1)

River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay {Stand Alone}

Graveyard Child by MLN Hanover (Black Sun's Daughter #5)

Son of the Morning by Mark Alder

A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar

Grail of the Summer Stars by Freda Warrington (Aetherial Tales #3)

Secret of the Nagas by Amis (Shiva #2)

Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb {Rain Wilde Chronicles #4}

Necessary Evil by Ian Tregillis {Milkweed Triptych #3}

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher

Protecter by C.J. Cherryh (Foreigner #14)

Assassin's Gambit by Amy Rabe (The Hearts and Thrones #1)

Poison by Sarah Pinborough (Fairy Tales: Tales in Tatters #1)

Herald of the Storm by Richard Ford


The Tyrant's Law by Daniel Abraham {Coin and Dagger #3}

Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #13)

The Ill-Made Knight by Christian Cameron

Zero Point by Neal Asher (Owner's #2)

Magician's End by Raymond E. Feist (Riftwar #31)

Fortune's Pawn by Rachel Bach

Antiagon's Fire by L.E. Modesitt Jr

The Daedalus Incident by Michael J. Martinez

Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy edited by Jonathan Strahan

The Sinistra Zone by Adam Bodor

Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl by David Barnett

Tunnel out of Death by Jamil Nasir

The Human Division by John Scalzi

THe Year of the Lady Bird by Graham Joyce

The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

Beyond the Mist of Katura by James Barclay (Elves #3)

Mending the Moon by Susan Palwick

Squaring the Circle: A Pseudotreatise of Urbogony by Gheorghe Sasarman, translated & selected by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Twelve Children of Paris (Tannhauser Trilogy #2) by Tim Willocks

The Resurrectionist by E.B. Hudspeth


Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. Corey (June) {Expanse #3)

The City by Stella Gemmell

Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

The End of the World by Ofir Touche Gaflan

On the Steel Breeze by Alastair Reynolds (Poseidon's Children #2)

The Time of Contempt by Andrzei Sapkowski {Witcher #3)

Cold Steel by Kate Elliot (Spiritwalker #3)

Love Minus Eighty by Will Mcintosh

The Dragon Queen by Stephen Deas

Before the Fall by Francis Knight (Rojan Dizon #2)

The Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson

Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter

The Beautiful Land by Alan Averill

Hunted by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid #6)

Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch (Peter Grant #4)

Neptune's Brood by Charles Stross

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

A Discourse in Steel by Paul S. Kemp (Nix and Egil #2)

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha #2)

An Inch of Ashes by David Wingrove (Chung Kuo #6)

Requiem by Ken Schole (Psalms of Isaak #4)

Sea Change by S.M. Wheeler

Wisp of a Thing by Alex Bledsoe

Reviver by Seth Patrick

Theatre of the Gods by Mark Suddain


The Blood of Gods by Conn Iggulden

The Siege by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Magic Rise by Ilona Andrews(Kate Daniels #6)

The Thousand Names by Django Wexler (Shadow Campaigns #1)

The Dead Run by Adam Mansbach

Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea by Adam Roberts

The Curosity by Stephen Kiernan

The Arrivals by Melissa Marr

The Glass God by Kate Griffin (Magical Anonymous #2)

Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes

Elisha Barber by E.C. Ambrose (Dark Apostle #1)

Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone

Thieves' Quarry by D.B. Jackson

On the Razor's Edge by MIchael Flynn

Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish by Morgan Llywelyn

The Executioner's Heart by George Mann (Newbury and Hobbes #4)

Night Pilgrims by Chelsea Quinn Yarboro

Gallow: The Crimson Shield by Nathan Hawke (Gallow #1)

The Raven’s Shadow Elspeth Cooper

Charm by Sarah Pinborough (Fairy Tales: Tales in Tatters #2)

2121 by Susan Greenfield


The Crown Tower by Michael Sullivan (Riyria Chronicles #1)

Kill City Blues by Richard Kadrey (Sandman Slim #5)

Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe edited by Bill Fawcett

The Adjacent by Christopher Priest

On Her Majesty's Behalf by Joseph Nassise (The Great Undead War #2)

Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (Broken Empire #3)

War Master's Gate by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Shadows of the Apt #9)

The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman

The Lost Prince by Edward Lazellari

Gallow: Cold Redemption by Nathan Hawke (Gallow #2)

The Ace of Skulls by Chris Wooding (Tales of the Ketty Jay #4)

The Dark Defiles by Richard Morgan (A Land Fit for Heroes #3)

The Black Guard by A.J. Smith

She WHo Waits by Daniel Polansky (Low Town #3)


Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

The Broken Wheel by David Wingrove (Chung Kuo #7)

Shaman: A Novel of the Ice Age by Kim Stanley Robinson

Proxima by Stephen Baxter

Fiddlehead by Cherie Priest (Clockwork Century #5)

The Incrementalists by Steven Brust and Skylar White

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Transcendental by James Gunn

The Scroll of Years by Chris Willrich


The Arrow of Time by Greg Egan {Orthogonal #3}

Evening's Empires by Paul McAuley

Gallow: The Last Bastion by Nathan Hawke (Gallow #3)

Beauty by Sarah Pinborough (Fairy Tales: Tales in Tatters #3)

Drakenfeld by Mark Charan Newton (Drakenfeld #1)

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Old Mars edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar

Monsters of the Earth by David Drake (The Books of the Elements #3)

Allegiance by Beth Bernobich (River of Souls #3)

The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch (Gentlemen Bastards #3)

Dead Set by Richard Kadrey


Moon's Artifice by Tom Lloyd

Glorious Angels by Justina Robson

Last to Rise by Francis Knight (Rojan Dizon #3)

Burning Paradise by Robert Charles Wilson

Arcanum by Simon Morden

The Waters of Eternity by Howard Andrew Jones (Short stories)

The Time Traveller's Almanac edited by the VanderMeers

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson (Way of Kings #2)

The Land Across by Gene Wolfe

Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis

Midkemia: THe Chronicles of Pug by Raymond E. Feist


The White Mountain by David Wingrove (Chung Kuo #8)

In Dark Service by Stephen Hunt

Resonance by John Meaney

The Maiden's Eye by Howard Andrew Jones (Chronicles of Sword and Sand #3)

Sources Indict these books will be Published in 2013

The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher (The Cinder Spires #1)

Three by Jay Posey (Duskwalker Cycle #1)

Garden of Stone by Mark Barnes

The Last Dark Stephen R. Donaldson

The Prince of Lies by Anne Lyle (Night's Masque #3)

The Flames of Shadam Khoreh by Bradley P. Beaulieu (The Lays of Anuskaya #3)

The Beautiful Thing that Awaits Us All by Laird Barron

Curse of A Dark God by John D. Brown (Dark God #2)

Bells of the Kingdom by Leona Wisoker (Children of the Desert #3)

Morningstar by Liz Williams

The Whispering Storm by Michael Moorcock

Untitled Magic Seismology Project by N.K. Jemisin

ID by Madeline Ashby (Machine Dynasty #2)

The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb

Happy Hour in Hell by Tad Williams {Bobby Dollar #2}

The Rose and the Thorn by Michael Sullivan (Riyria Chronicles #2)

Blade Reforged by Kelly McCullough (Fallen Blade #4)

Veil of Deserters by Jeff Salyard (Bloodsounder's Arc #2)

These are being written and have a shot at publication in 2013

The Fell Sword (Traitor Son #2) by Miles Cameron

The Free by Brian Ruckley

Fall of Light by Steven Erikson (Kharkanas #2)

Seal of the Worm by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Shadows of the Apt #10)

Kingmaker, Kingbreaker by Rowenna Cory Daniels (King Rolen's Kin #4)

The Scarlet Tides by David Hair (Moontide #2)

Daughter of Blood by Helen Lowe (Wall of Night #3)

Spellbreaker by Blake Charlton (Spellwright #3)

Shield of Sea and Space by Erin Hoffman (Chaos Knight #3)

Prince Thief by David Tallerman (Tales of Easie Damasco #3)

Blood and Iron by Jon Sprunk

Divergent #3 by Veronica Roth

The Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire (October Daye #7)

Skin Game (Dresden Files #15) by Jim Butcher

Books being Written But Unlikely to be Published in 2013

Endlords by J.V. Jones (Sword of Shadows #5)

The Unholy Consult by R. Scott Bakker (Aspect Emperor #3)

The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire #6)

The Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss (Kingkiller Chronicles #3)

The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks (Lightbringer #3)

The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett (Demon Cycle #4)

Witch Wrath by Terry Brooks (Dark Legacy of Shannara #3)

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Some synopsizes to go along with the above.

The Six Gun Tarot by R.S. Belcher:

Nevada, 1869: Beyond the pitiless 40-Mile Desert lies Golgotha, a cattle town that hides more than its share of unnatural secrets. The sheriff bears the mark of the noose around his neck; some say he is a dead man whose time has not yet come. His half-human deputy is kin to coyotes. The mayor guards a hoard of mythical treasures. A banker’s wife belongs to a secret order of assassins. And a shady saloon owner, whose fingers are in everyone’s business, may know more about the town’s true origins than he’s letting on.

A haven for the blessed and the damned, Golgotha has known many strange events, but nothing like the primordial darkness stirring in the abandoned silver mine overlooking the town. Bleeding midnight, an ancient evil is spilling into the world, and unless the sheriff and his posse can saddle up in time, Golgotha will have seen its last dawn…and so will all of Creation.

Quintessence by David Walton

At the edge of the flat Earth, there is a place of wonders

Quintessence is an Alternate History/Fantasy set 500 years ago in the Age of Exploration, full of alchemy, human dissection, sea monsters, betrayal, torture, religious controversy, and magic. In Europe, the magic is thin, but at the edge of the world, where the stars reach down close to the Earth, wonders abound. This drives the bravest explorers to the alluring Western Ocean. Christopher Sinclair is an alchemist who cares only about one thing: quintessence, a substance he believes will grant magical powers and immortality. And he has a ship.

Fleeing an inquisition, physician Stephen Parris follows Sinclair to an island that perches on the edge of the world, bringing his daughter Catherine with him. The island is teeming with fantastical animals and alluring mysteries, and may hold the secret of immortality.

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I'm on a bit of a super hero binge at the moment so this looked very interesting to me.

What the Family Needed by Steven Amsterdam:

In this incandescent novel, a family’s superpowers bestow not instant salvation but the miracle of accepting who they are.

“Okay, tell me which you want,” Alek asks his cousin at the outset of What the Family Needed. “To be able to fly or to be invisible.” And soon Giordana, a teenager suffering the bitter fallout of her parents’ divorce, finds that she can, at will, become as invisible as she feels. Later, Alek’s mother, newly adrift in the disturbing awareness that all is not well with her younger son, can suddenly swim with Olympic endurance. Over three decades, in fact, each member of this gorgeously imagined extended family discovers, at a moment of crisis, that he or she possesses a supernatural power.

But instead of crimes to fight and villains to vanquish, they confront inner demons, and their extraordinary abilities prove not to be magic weapons so much as expressions of their fears and longings as they struggle to come to terms with who they are and what fate deals them. As the years pass, their lives intersect and overlap in surprising and poignant ways, and they discover that the real magic lies not in their superpowers but in the very human and miraculous way they are able to accept, protect, and love one another.

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I think Stephen Hunt's steampunk offerings look pretty interesting and I've been meaning to give them a try. Apparently he's signed a deal for a three book fantasy series, the first of which, In Dark Service, will be published in 2013. We don't have a proper synopsis yet but we do have a bit of worldbuilding info:

Plenas has two unique characteristics worth noting, the first – and most significant of which – is that it’s a world on a mind-boggling scale where peddler caravans can take a thousand years to complete a limited circuit of their trade territory, a land where the guild of radio signallers can relay messages between their stations for multiple lifetimes and still never make a clean circumnavigation of the globe.

It is a world where, should a youngster be gripped by wanderlust, they can simply head off and travel with merchant nomads for their entire lifetime, taking in thousands of exotic nations, strange races and mysterious wonders, while still only travelling across a minute fraction of the globe.

The second distinctive facet of Plenas is that the land has no mineral resources worth mining except around the stratovolcanoes dotted across the world, massive shield volcanoes that stand about three times the elevation of Mount Everest above sea level. These vomit out great gobs of ore-bearing rocks into the air for harvesting by sky mines, and this wealth is always jealously hoarded by the empires that rise to pre-eminence around the stratovolcanoes, growing rich with their monopoly over metals, crystals and coals.

Reliance on sustainable resources means that most societies, races and nations on Plenas are throttled somewhere between a Roman and Victorian level of progress, with only the great empires of the stratovolcanoes reaching a higher level of development.

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Gun Machine by Warren Ellis (January 1):

After a shootout claims the life of his partner in a condemned tenement building on Pearl Street, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles across an apartment stacked high with guns. When examined, each weapon leads to a different, previously unsolved murder. Someone has been killing people for twenty years or more and storing the weapons together for some inexplicable purpose.

Confronted with the sudden emergence of hundreds of unsolved homicides, Tallow soon discovers that he's walked into a veritable deal with the devil. An unholy bargain that has made possible the rise of some of Manhattan's most prominent captains of industry. A hunter who performs his deadly acts as a sacrifice to the old gods of Manhattan, who may, quite simply, be the most prolific murderer in New York City's history.

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No synopsis yet, but there is an excerpt on Amazon: Graveyard Child by M.L.N. Hanover (Daniel Abraham)


Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb


The Human Division by John Scalzi


The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb


The Unholy Consult by R. Scott Bakker (at least its looking that it will come out in 2013 and not 2012)


Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. Corey


The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski


Gallow: The Crimson Shield by Nathan Hawke


Son of the Morning by Mark Alder


Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins


The Night of the Swarm Robert V.S. Redick


The Mongoliad: Book Three by Neal Stephenson, Erik Bear, Greg Bear, Joseph Brassey, Nicole Galland, Cooper Moo, Mark Teppo


Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin (Reprint)


A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar


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Other books of interest to me on that list:

The Silver Dream- Neil Gaiman. That is absolutely the first time I have seen that book listed anywhere, and obviously no idea what it is about, but I am hoping it is the American Gods sequel, or otherwise a book for adults and not one of his children's books that hasn't had a title revealed yet.

Burning Paradise-Robert Charles Wilson. Always curious to see what he comes uop with next.

Also, definitely getting the Robin Hobb long novella published by Subpress about the Six Duchies.

Barron, Laird • The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All. Barron's third collection, first I've heard of this.

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The "also available" section of the listing for a forthcoming Gaiman picture book in this HarperCollins catalog (page 14) shows The Silver Dream with a US retail price of $18.99, which is probably too low for a book for adults.

The Barron collection has been in the works for a while-- he finished it in July of 2011, but The Croning, completed later, jumped ahead in the publishing queue. Barron has described the new collection as a hybrid of the action-oriented, hardboiled stories in The Imago Sequence and the more character relationship and atmosphere-driven stories in Occultation. The contents, at least as of July 2011, are:

Blackwood’s Baby

The Carrion Gods in Their Heaven

The Siphon

a strange form of life

American Remake of a Japanese Horror Story


More Dark

The Redfield Girls

The Men From Porlock

Hand of Glory

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Pat Rothfuss has sold a fantasy trilogy to DAW Books. Apparently it's not set in Kvothe's world, and may be an urban fantasy trilogy consiting of three quite short (under 100,000 words) books. Potentially controversial: he's been working on the first book in this trilogy, and may have not done much work on Kingkiller #3 as a result.

Hopefully he blogs and clarifies this soon.

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