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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Some Highly Anticipated 2012 Books: Aug-Dec/Presumed (by Liviu Suciu)

As 2012's publishing schedule has become clearer, I started talking about what books I am looking forward to for the next year. Since I like variation, this time I have done it in several posts for Jan-March (HERE), April-July (HERE) and the rest of 2012 including presumed but unsure titles.

I noticed that except for the Saladin Ahmed title HERE, I have not included any debuts, so I will research the subject and come back soon with a list of intriguing debuts for 2012 also.

In this post I present a list of both the announced titles that have already some relevant links and of the presumed ones that for now have no clear information.

For the full schedule as known to us at a given time, you can visit the Upcoming Releases page. As usually schedules change unexpectedly, wrong dates spread fast online, so while we try to be as accurate as possible, let us know of any mistakes.

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Announced:

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks (sequel to The Black Prism, Orbit, Fall 2012)
The Eternal Flame by Greg Egan (sequel to The Clockwork Rocket, Night Shade, Summer 2012)
Black Opera by Mary Gentle (standalone sff, Gollancz, Summer 2012)
Jack Glass by Adam Roberts (standalone sf, Gollancz, Summer 2012)
The Coldest War by Ian Tregilis (sequel to Bitter Seeds, Tor, Summer 2012)

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Presumed:

The Air War by Adrian Tchaikovsky (the 8th Shadows of the Apt novel, after 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Macmillan)
The 6th Safehold Novel by David Weber (after OAR, BSRA, BHD, AMF, HFAF, Tor)
Cold Steel by Kate Elliott (after Cold Magic and Cold Fire, Orbit)
The 3rd Thomas Cale Novel by Paul Hoffman (after The Left Hand of God and The Last Four Things, Dutton)

The 4th Red Sun Novel by Mark Newton (after Nights of Villjamur, City of Ruin, The Book of Transformations (FBC Rv soon), Macmillan)
Queen's Hunt by Beth Bernobich (sequel to Passion Play, Tor)
Black Bottle by Anthony Huso (sequel to The Last Page, Tor)
Great North Road by Peter Hamilton (standalone sf, Macmillan)

Added Oct 24 as per comment below:

The Complete Sea Beggars Series by Paul Kearney (see this post on dropped series, Solaris)

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Two very speculative but of the highest priority titles for 2012:

Adjacent by Christopher Priest (standalone sf, Gollancz)
English Translation of El Prisionero del Cielo by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Spanish Release, Nov 17 2011 and I will report on it since I plan to get it asap)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would also add The Sea Beggars omnibus by Paul Kearney ( to be expected Fall 2012?)

Liviu said...

Excellent addition - huge favorite of mine as noted in this post

http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/2010/07/dropped-series-some-favorites-i-would.html

Will add it in the main post above

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