Release Week: Sofia Samatar's A Stranger in Olondria, Gene Wolfe's The Land Across, Kate Maruyama's Harrowgate, Dr. Who: Eleven Stories (including Neil Gaiman's Nothing O'Clock), and a big stack of sf by Greg Egan

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Release Week: Sofia Samatar's A Stranger in Olondria, Gene Wolfe's The Land Across, Kate Maruyama's Harrowgate, Dr. Who: Eleven Stories (including Neil Gaiman's Nothing O'Clock), and a big stack of sf by Greg Egan

Posted on 2013-11-27 at 17:40 by Sam

NOVEMBER 20-26, 2013: Not one but (at least) two absolute must-listens this week, along with more new Dr. Who and new-to-audio hard sf than you can shake a stick at — and more besides. The picks include concurrent new audio for Gene Wolfe’s highly-anticipated The Land Across, and another pair of my “most missing audiobooks of 2012” which come off the list as Sofia Samatar’s A Stranger in Olondria and Kate Maruyama’s Harrowgate were also released this week. In “also out” there’s yet more, including Joan Vinge’s novelization of 47 Ronin (along with an historical fiction of the same title), book 4 in Steven Erikson’s Malazan Books of the Fallen, the Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt anthology Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-mi Hwang (translated from the Korean), book two in Magnus Flyte’s City of Dark Magic series, Christopher Healy’s The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle read by Bronson Pinchot, and a new GraphicAudio adaptation of Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn: The Final Empire. Still, a few “seen but not heard” titles keep the overall balance I suppose, including Francis Knight’s Last to Rise (which I had really expected to see after books one and two in the series both were concurrent audio releases) and an intriguing title newly in translation from Finnish, The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen, and I’m still quite eagerly waiting for the “any day now” appearance of the Anne Flosnick-narrated Hild by Nicola Griffith. Still, plenty to pick from right here, to be sure. Enjoy!


A Stranger in Olondria: Being the Complete Memoirs of the Mystic, Jevick of Tyom by Sofia Samatar, narrated by Josh Hurley for Audible, published in print/ebook earlier this year by Small Beer Press. I’ve read — and even been lucky enough to publish — some of Samatar’s poetry, and have been anticipating this audio release with bated eardrums for quite some time. Released to some fantastic reviews early on (Library Journal gave it a starred review, and Locus praised its “elegant language” and “revelatory focus”, calling it “the rare first novel with no unnecessary parts … the most impressive and intelligent first novel I expect to see this year, or perhaps for a while longer.”) it has remained a book of interest; Strange Horizons published Newcastle University’s Nic Clarke’s review just last month. While I’m not entirely sold on the narration — Hurley is new to me and this is his first at-length narration — the story and language are both marvelous. “When reading and writing are the most important things in the world. Jevick, the pepper merchant’s son, has been raised on stories of Olondria, a distant land where books are as common as they are rare in his home - but which his mother calls the Ghost Country. When his father dies and Jevick takes his place on the yearly selling trip to Olondria, Jevick’s life is as close to perfect as he can imagine. Just as he revels in Olondria’s Rabelaisian Feast of Birds, he is pulled drastically off course and becomes haunted by the ghost of an illiterate young girl. In desperation, Jevick seeks the aid of Olondrian priests and quickly becomes a pawn in the struggle between the empire’s two most powerful cults. Even as the country simmers on the cusp of war, he must face his ghost and learn her story before he has any chance of freeing himself by setting her free: an ordeal that challenges his understanding of art and life, home and exile, and the limits of that most seductive of necromancies, reading. A Stranger in Olondria is a rich, immersive fantasy that circles around and away from and back to the transportation of reading and how ideas can be carried far from their origins in something so simple as a book.” (Note: a $3.49 Whispersync for Voice upgrade is available on this title.)

A Stranger in Olondria: Being the Complete Memoirs of the Mystic, Jevick of Tyom | [Sofia Samatar] The Land Across | [Gene Wolfe]

The Land Across by Gene Wolfe, read by Jeff Woodman for Audible in a digital-only concurrent release with the print/ebook from Tor — Brilliance Audio is set to publish in CD media in January. “An American writer of travel guides in need of a new location chooses to travel to a small and obscure Eastern European country. The moment Grafton crosses the border he is in trouble, much more than he could have imagined. His passport is taken by guards, and then he is detained for not having it. He is released into the custody of a family, but is again detained. It becomes evident that there are supernatural agencies at work, but they are not in some ways as threatening as the brute forces of bureaucracy and corruption in that country. Is our hero in fact a spy for the CIA? Or is he an innocent citizen caught in a Kafkaesque trap? In The Land Across, Gene Wolfe keeps us guessing until the very end, and after.”

Harrowgate by Kate Maruyama, read by Nick Podehl for Brilliance Audio, brings to audio this intriguing and dark September 24 print/ebook release from’s 47North. “Michael should be overjoyed by the birth of his son, but his wife, Sarah won’t let him touch the baby or allow anyone to visit. Greta, an intrusive, sinister doula has wormed her way into their lives, driving a wedge between Michael and his family. Every time he leaves the Harrowgate, he returns to find his beloved wife and baby altered. He feels his family slipping away and, as a malevolent force begins to creep in, Michael does what any new father would do–he fights to keep his family together.”

Harrowgate | [Kate Maruyama] Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 stories | [Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman, Alex Scarrow, Charlie Higson, Derek Landy, Neil Gaiman]

Neil Gaiman’s Nothing O’Clock: Eleventh Doctor is out both standalone and as part of a Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 stories anthology for Dr. Who’s 50th anniversary, whose constituent stories are also all available standalone and include (among others) A Big Hand For The Doctor: First Doctor By Eoin Colfer and the Nicholas Pegg-narrated Tip Of The Tongue: Fifth Doctor By Patrick Ness. (Peter Kenny narrates Gaiman’s contribution.) Via, according to Bleeding Cool, here’s what Gaiman has to say about the book: “Nothing O’Clock stars the Eleventh Doctor, the Matt Smith Doctor, with Amy Pond as his companion. I set it somewhere during the first season of Matt Smith, mostly on Earth, in our time now and in 1984, but also somewhere else, a very, very long time ago. I had never created an original monster for Doctor Who and really enjoyed getting to create a creepy Doctor Who monster of the kind that we haven’t quite seen before… I hope that the Kin will get out there and occasionally give people nightmares. And that you will be worried if a man in a rabbit mask comes to your door and tries to buy your house.”

Lastly, that pile of hard sf from Greg Egan I mentioned begins — or in fact ends, but let’s not dither — with The Arrows of Time by Greg Egan, read by Adam Epstein for Audible concurrent with its Gollancz UK print/ebook release. The Arrows of Time is book 3 in Egan’s alternate physics “Orthogonal” series after The Clockwork Rocket and The Eternal Flame, and while the Night Shade Books US release has moved to 2014 the audiobooks for the entire series are out this week. Now, I read very few prose books per year (it’s a “sitting down with nothing else I need to be doing” time thing) and one criteria which bumps books onto that short queue is whether they might ever come to audio. When I saw The Clockwork Rocket at my local library, I knew instantly both that it could never be produced in audio and that I had to read it — which I did. There are many detailed charts and graphs demonstrating the alternate physics system at work, and while a picture may be worth a thousand words, describing one can certainly take longer and still result in failing to convey what is going on. Still, somehow, Audible has gone ahead and done it. Luckily, Egan’s site contains massive reference material for the alternate physics he developed; but you’ll have to read or listen to the story to enjoy the strange world he created using those rules and its inhabitants. “In Yalda’s universe, light has mass, no universal speed, and its creation generates energy. On Yalda’s world, plants make food by emitting light into the dark night sky. And time is different: An astronaut might measure decades passing while visiting another star, only to return and find that just weeks have elapsed for her friends. On the farm where she lives, Yalda sees strange meteors that are entering the planetary system at an immense, unprecedented speed - and it soon becomes apparent that more of this ultra-fast material is appearing all the time, putting her world in terrible danger. An entire galaxy is about to collide with their own. There is one hope: A fleet sent straight towards the approaching galaxy, as fast as possible. Though it will feel like weeks back home, on board, millennia will pass before the collision, time enough to raise new generations, and time enough to find a way to stop the ultra-fast material. Either way, they have a chance to save everyone back on the home world.”

The Arrows of Time | [Greg Egan] Permutation City | [Greg Egan]

And the Orthogonal trilogy is far from Egan’s only audiobooks this week. Diaspora, Distress, and Permutation City are all also out, also read by Epstein. In particular I want to focus on Permutation City, both because TIME book editor Lev Grossman calls it “underappreciated” and because, hey, at $2.99 Kindle and $1.99 Whispersync upgrade to Audible, it’s top shelf sf for well drink prices. “The good news is that you have just awakened into Eternal Life. You are going to live forever. Immortality is a reality. A medical miracle? Not exactly. The bad news is that you are a scrap of electronic code. The world you see around you, the you that is seeing it, has been digitized, scanned, and downloaded into a virtual reality program. You are a Copy that knows it is a copy. The good news is that there is a way out.”


The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-mi Hwang and translated by Chi-Young Kim, read by Jill Larson for Penguin Audio — a slim 3 hours, in print and ebook from Penguin Books — “An anthem for freedom, individuality and motherhood featuring a plucky, spirited heroine who rebels against the tradition-bound world of the barnyard, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly is a novel of universal resonance that also opens a window on Korea, where it has captivated millions of readers. And with its array of animal characters—the hen, the duck, the rooster, the dog, the weasel—it calls to mind such classics in English as Animal Farm and Charlotte’s Web.

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-mi Hwang Rags & Bones by Melissa Marr, Tim Pratt, various authors

Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales edited by by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt, narrated by Mark Cabus, Bernard Setaro Clark, and Reay Kaplan for Hachette Audio. Stories include: “Sir Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene” by Saladin Ahmed; “W. W. Jacobs’ The Monkey’s Paw” by Kelley Armstrong; “Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla” by Holly Black; “Sleeping Beauty” by Neil Gaiman; “The Brothers Grimm’s Rumpelstiltskin” by Kami Garcia; “Kate Chopin’s The Awakening” by Melissa Marr; “Rudyard Kipling’s The Man Who Would Be King” by Garth Nix; “Henry James’ The Jolly Corner” by Tim Pratt; “E. M. Forster’s The Machine Stops” by Carrie Ryan; “Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto” by Margaret Stohl; “William Seabrook’s The Caged White Werewolf of the Saraban” by Gene Wolfe; and “Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Birth-Mark” by Rick Yancey.

House of Chains: Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 4 By Steven Erikson, Narrated By Michael Page for Brilliance Audio as Erikson’s epic fantasy series continues to come to audio after its decade-long run in print. I still haven’t made the (significant — these are 30+ hours apiece!) time to get into Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen, but when I can, I will. Glen Cook says: “This masterwork of imagination may be the high watermark of epic fantasy. This marathon of ambition has a depth and breadth and sense of vast reaches of inimical time unlike anything else available today. The Black Company, Zelazny’s Amber, Vance’s Dying Earth, and other mighty drumbeats are but foreshadowings of this dark dragon’s hoard.”

House of Chains by Steven Erikson 47 Ronin | [Joan D. Vinge]

47 Ronin by Joan D. Vinge, read by Steve Baker for Macmillan Audio (Tor, Nov 26) — novelisation of the upcoming film: “From ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 Ronin. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind.” Also, under the same title: 47 Ronin by John Allyn, with a foreword from Stephen Turnbull, narrated by David Shih for HighBridge: “For those looking for the real story behind the fictionalized movie account of the 47 Ronin story, this is the definitive, fascinating account of this unforgettable tale of a band of samurai who defied the Emperor to avenge the disgrace and death of their master, and faced certain death as a result. It led to one of the bloodiest episodes in Japanese history, and in the process, created a new set of heroes in Japan.”

Teen: Quantum Coin By E.C. Myers, Narrated By Macleod Andrews follows fairly quickly on the heels of the audio edition of book one, Fair Coin; both books were published in print/ebook by Pyr Teen. “Ephraim thought his universe-hopping days were over. He’s done wishing for magic solutions to his problems; his quantum coin has been powerless for almost a year, and he’s settled into a normal life with his girlfriend, Jena. But then an old friend crashes their senior prom: Zoe, Jena’s identical twin from a parallel world. Zoe’s timing couldn’t be worse. It turns out that Ephraim’s problems have just begun, and they’re much more complicated than his love life.”

Quantum Coin | [E.C. Myers] The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy

Kids: The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy, read by Bronson Pinchot for Harper Audio is book two in Healy’s The Hero’s Guide series. “Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You remember them, don’t you? They’re the Princes Charming, who finally got some credit after they stepped out of the shadows of their princesses—Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, and Briar Rose—to defeat an evil witch bent on destroying all their kingdoms. But alas, such fame and recognition only last so long. And when the princes discover that an object of great power might fall into any number of wrong hands, they are going to have to once again band together to stop it from happening—even if no one will ever know it was they who did it.”

The City of Lost Dreams by Magnus Flyte, read by Natalie Gold for Penguin Audio — second in the writing duo of Meg Howrey and Christina Lynch’s pseudonymous Flyte’s The City of Dark Magic Series, in print and ebook from Penguin — “In this action-packed sequel to City of Dark Magic, we find musicologist Sarah Weston in Vienna in search of a cure for her friend Pollina, who is now gravely ill and who may not have much time left. Meanwhile, Nicolas Pertusato, in London in search of an ancient alchemical cure for the girl, discovers an old enemy is one step ahead of him. In Prague, Prince Max tries to unravel the strange reappearance of a long-dead saint while being pursued by a seductive red-headed historian with dark motives of her own.”

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Long out in audiobook, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn: The Final Empire is now being adapted by GraphicAudio into their full cast, sound effects format. Part one of the first book is now out, with 3 parts planned for each of the trilogy’s 3 books.


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  • The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen and translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers (Pushkin Press, Nov 21, 2013) — “A highly contagious book virus, a literary society, and a Snow Queen-like disappearing author.” -- US print edition coming May 2014
  • The Art of Hunting by Alan Campbell (Tor UK, Nov 21) -- "Fantasy novel, second in a series following Sea of Ghosts (2011), about a gravedigger soldier and his daughter, a blind telepath, in a world full of enemies." (via Locus Online)
  • Moon’s Artifice by Tom Lloyd (Gollanz UK, Nov 21) -- "Fantasy novel, first volume of a new series, about an investigator in the ruling city of the Empire of a Hundred Houses, which is threatened by civil war." (via Locus Online)
  • The Tower Broken by Mazarkis Williams (Gollanz UK, Nov 21) -- "Fantasy novel, the author’s third novel following The Emperor’s Knife (2011) and Knife-Sworn (2012), set in an empire plagued by a ‘Pattern’, concerning palace schemes to take control once the Pattern affects the Emperor." (via Locus Online)
  • Only Human by Mike Mehalek (Nov 24, 2013) -- “Dragons do not cry. They control their emotions. That is what all dragons were taught, but I am now the only one alive to remember this lesson.”
  • Last to Rise by Francis Knight (Orbit, Nov 26) — concluding volume in a new trilogy which started with Knight’s debut Fade to Black in early 2013 and continued with Before the Fall this summer, out in print and ebook from Orbit -- the previous two were read quite well by Paul Thornley for Hachette Audio and I guess I just assumed an audiobook would be coming, but I don't see any info on an audiobook for this one: "The towering vertical city of Mahala is on the brink of war with its neighboring countries. It might be his worst nightmare, but Rojan and the few remaining pain mages have been drafted in to help. The city needs power in whatever form they can get it -- and fast. With alchemists readying a prototype electricity generator, and factories producing guns faster than ever, the city's best advantage is still the mages. Tapping their power is a risky plan, but with food in the city running out, and a battle brimming that no one is ready for, risky is the best they've got... The spectacular conclusion to the adventures of Rojan Dizon, which began with the thrilling fantasy debut Fade to Black."
  • Anthology: The End of the Road edited by Jonathan Oliver (Solaris, Nov 26) -- "Anthology of 14 original horror stories; authors include Lavie Tidhar, Philip Reeve, Vandana Singh, and Paul Meloy." (via Locus Online)

Nicola Griffith Hild Collected Stories by Lewis Shiner


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    • SOUL CATCHER by Frank Herbert, read by To Be Announced for Blackstone Audio (Jan 1, 2014)
    • The Queen of Dreams by Peter Hamilton (Doubleday UK, 2 Jan 2014) — first children’s book by the epic sf author Peter F. Hamilton: “Taggie and Jemima are summer holidaying on their dad’s farm. They know just what to expect – a tumbledown cottage, sunshine and strawberry-picking. But then Jemima sees a white squirrel wearing glasses . . . And things become even more extraordinary when their dad is captured and whisked away to a faerie world. Magical adventures await, as the two sisters discover powers they never knew they had and a series of worlds to explore. But can Taggie and Jemima rescue their dad and defeat the evil King of Night?”
    • The Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson (Jo Fletcher Books, January 7, 2014) — a “Viking fantasy novel” by a new Icelandic author
    • The Girl with All the Gifts by M.J. Carey (Orbit, Jan 7, 2014) — “Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her ‘our little genius’. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh.” — link to cover
    • Rex Regis by L. E. Modesitt (Tor, Jan 7, 2014)
    • Fury of the Demon by Diana Rowland (Jan 7, 2014)
    • Dreams of the Golden Age by Vaughn, Carrie (Jan 7, 2014) — sequel to After the Golden Age
    • Work Done for Hire  by Joe Haldeman (Ace Hardcover, January 7, 2014) — novel about an ex-sniper turned sf screenwriter turned reluctant hitman; I’ve hear Haldeman read from this novel in draft and am very much looking forward to its release
    • Love in the Time of Metal and Flesh by Jay Lake (Prime Books, January 7, 2014) — “Markus Selvage has been bent by life, ground up and spit out again. In San Francisco’s darkest sexual underground, he is a perpetual innocent, looking within bodies – his own and others’ – for the lost secrets of satisfaction. But extreme body modification is only the beginning of where he will go before he’s finished…”
    • Rex Regis (Imager Portfolio)  by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Jan 7, 2014)
    • 1636: Seas of Fortune  by Iver Cooper (January 7, 2014)
    • Black Arts: A Jane Yellowrock Novel  by Faith Hunter (Jan 7, 2014)
    • Darkest Fear (Birthright) by Cate Tiernan (Jan 7, 2014)
    • Once In a Blue Moon by Green, Simon R. (Jan 7, 2014)
    • The Descent (The Taker #3) by Alma Katsu (Jan 7, 2014)
    • Graphic novel: Cemetery Girl, Book One: The Pretenders (The Cemetery Girl Trilogy) by Harris, Charlaine and Golden, Christopher (Jan 7, 2014)
    • Anthology: Dark Duets by Golden, Christopher (Jan 7, 2014)
    • The Emperor’s Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne) by Brian Staveley (Jan 14, 2014) -- excerpts going up on
    • Watchers in the Night (Guardians of the Night) by Jenna Black (Jan 14, 2014)
    • The Man Who Made Models: The Collected Short Fiction  by R.A. Lafferty (Centipede Press, January 14, 2014)
    • Dawn of Swords (The Breaking World)  by David Dalglish (Jan 14, 2014)
    • Hollow City (Miss Peregrine, #2)  by Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books, Jan 14, 2014)
    • He Drank, and Saw the Spider: An Eddie LaCrosse Novel by Bledsoe, Alex (Jan 14, 2014)
    • Dirty Magic (Prospero’s War) by Jaye Wells (Jan 21, 2014)
    • Pandemic by Scott Sigler (Crown, Jan 21, 2014)
    • The Secret of Magic by Johnson, Deborah (Putnam Adult, Jan 21, 2014) — “Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a returning black war hero. It is signed by M. P. Calhoun, the most reclusive author in the country. As a child, Regina was captivated by Calhoun’s The Secret of Magic, a novel in which white and black children played together in a magical forest. Once down in Mississippi, Regina finds that nothing in the South is as it seems. She must navigate the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past. The Secret of Magic brilliantly explores the power of stories and those who tell them.”
    • The Vanishing by Wendy Webb (Hyperion, Jan 21, 2014) —"Recently widowed and rendered penniless by her Ponzi-scheming husband, Julia Bishop is eager to start anew. So when a stranger appears on her doorstep with a job offer, she finds herself accepting the mysterious yet unique position: caretaker to his mother, Amaris Sinclair, the famous and rather eccentric horror novelist whom Julia has always admired . . . and who the world believes is dead.”
    • Non-Fiction: What Makes This Book So Great by Walton, Jo (Jan 21, 2014)
    •  Red Rising by Brown, Pierce (Jan 28, 2014) — “Brown’s debut novel . . . is reminiscent of both Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games and William Goldman’s The Lord of the Flies but has a dark and twisted power of its own that will captivate readers and leave them wanting more.”— Library Journal
    • Hang Wire by Adam Christopher (Angry Robot, Jan 28) -- "When Ted Hall’s birthday dinner in San Francisco’s famous Chinatown ends with an explosion, the fire department blames a gas leak, but when Ted finds strange, personalised messages from the restaurant’s fortune cookies scattered around his apartment, his suspicions are aroused, particularly as his somnambulant travels appear to coincide with murders by the notorious Hang Wire Killer."
    • The Book of the Crowman by Joseph D’ Lacey (Jan 28, 2014)
    • A Darkling Sea by James Cambias (Tor, Jan 28, 2014)
    • Shadow Ops: Breach Zone by Myke Cole (Jan 28, 2014)
    • Arcanum by Simon Morden (Orbit, Jan 28) — “A historical fantasy novel of medieval Europe in which the magic that has run the world for centuries is disappearing– and now the gifts of the gods must be replaced with the ingenuity of humanity.”
    • The Echo by James Smythe (Jan 28, 2014) — sequel to The Explorer
    • The Unbound (The Archived, #2)  by Victoria Schwab (Jan 28, 2014)
    • Maze by J.M. McDermott (Apex, January 2014)
    • Leaving the Sea: Stories by Ben Marcus (Knopf, January 2014)
    • Into the Wilderness: Blood of the Lamb Book Two by Mandy Hager (Pyr Teen, January 2014)
    • The Emperor’s Blades (The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #1) by Brian Stavely (Tor, January 2014) — “follows siblings Valyn, Kaden, and Adare, who are in different parts of the world when they learn about the assassination of their father, the Emperor. All of them are in danger of being the next targets, and all of them are caught in the maelstrom of conspiracy, intrigue, treachery, and magic that sweeps through Staveley’s auspicious debut novel.”
    • The Kingmakers (Vampire Empire #3) by Clay and Susan Griffith, read by James Marsters for Buzzy Multimedia (January 2014) -- published in print/ebook by Pyr in 2012
    • Black Gum Godless Heathen by J David Osborne (Broken River Books, January 2014) -- sequel to Low Down Death Right Easy
    • Annihilation (Southern Reach, Volume 1) by Jeff VanderMeer (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, Feb 4, 2014) — the first of a trilogy of “Southern Reach” novels being published in 2014 — “For thirty years, Area X has remained mysterious, remote, and concealed by the government as an environmental disaster zone even though it is to all appearances pristine wilderness. For thirty years, too, the secret agency known as the Southern Reach has monitored Area X and sent in expeditions to try to discover the truth. Some expeditions have suffered terrible consequences. Others have reported nothing out of the ordinary. Now, as Area X seems to be changing and perhaps expanding, the next expedition will attempt to succeed where all others have failed. What is happening in Area X? What is the true nature of the invisible border that surrounds it?” Of the book, Kim Stanley Robinson says: “This swift surreal suspense novel reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world. The reader will want to stay trapped with the biologist to find the answers to Area X’s mysteries.”
    • Like a Mighty Army (Safehold) by David Weber (Feb 4, 2014)
    • The Crimson Campaign (The Powder Mage Trilogy, Book 2) by Brian McClellan (Orbit, February 2014)
    • Like a Mighty Army (Safehold)  by David Weber (Feb 4, 2014)
    • Red Delicious: A Siobhan Quinn Novel by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Feb 4, 2014)
    • V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History  by Allen Steele (Feb 4, 2014) — narrated by Ray Chase
    • Empire of Men by David Weber and John Ringo (Feb 4, 2014)
    • Cress (Lunar Chronicles, #3)  by Marissa Meyer (Feb 4, 2014)
    • Burn (Pure, #3)  by Julianna Baggott (Feb 4, 2014)
    • By Blood We Live (The Last Werewolf, #3)  by Glen Duncan (Feb 4, 2014)
    • Stolen Crown: A Novel of Mithgar by McKiernan, Dennis L. (Feb 4, 2014)
    • Three Princes by Wheeler, Ramona (Feb 4, 2014)
    • The Waking Engine by David Edison (Feb 11, 2014)
    • White Space (Dark Passages, #1)  by Ilsa J. Bick (Feb 11, 2014)
    • The Martian: A Novel by Weir, Andy (Random House, Feb 11, 2014) — picked up by Random House after self-publishing success; 2013 audiobook by Podium Publishing
    • Kids: The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Turnage, Sheila (Feb 11, 2014) -- "The eagerly anticipated followup to the Newbery honor winner and New York Times bestseller, Three Times Lucky. Small towns have rules. One is, you got to stay who you are -- no matter how many murders you solve. When Miss Lana makes an Accidental Bid at the Tupelo auction and winds up the mortified owner of an old inn, she doesn't realize there's a ghost in the fine print. Naturally, Desperado Detective Agency (aka Mo and Dale) opens a paranormal division to solve the mystery of the ghost's identity. They've got to figure out who the ghost is so they can interview it for their history assignment (extra credit)."
    • With Silent Screams (The Hellequin Chronicles) by Steve McHugh (Feb 18, 2014)
    • Influx by Suarez, Daniel (Dutton Adult, Feb 20, 2014)
    • Meridian 144 By Meg Files, Narrated By Carly Robins -- Scheduled Release Date: 02-25-14
    • Alabaster: Pale Horse by Caitlin Kiernan and Daniel Chabon (Feb 25, 2014)
    • The Judge of Ages (Count to a Trillion) by John C. Wright (Feb 25, 2014)
    • The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison (Feb 25, 2014)
    • Honor's Knight -- Book 2 in the Paradox series -- By Rachel Bach, Read By Emily Durante for Tantor (February 25, 2014) -- "Rachel Bach presents the rollicking sequel to the science fiction novel Fortune's Pawn."
    • Dreamwalker by C.S. Friedman (February 2014)
    • Empress of the Sun by Ian McDonald (Pyr, February 2014)
    • Kids: Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy) by Green, Sally (Mar 3, 2014) — via Kate Atkinson (the author of Life after Life) a new middle grade series about witches in modern-day England
    • Night Broken (A Mercy Thompson Novel)  by Patricia Briggs (Mar 4, 2014)
    • Ghost Train to New Orleans (The Shambling Guides) by Mur Lafferty (Orbit, Mar 4, 2014) — sequel to The Shambling Guide to New York City
    • The Tropic of Serpents: A Memoir by Lady Trent (A Natural History of Dragons) by Marie Brennan (Mar 4, 2014)
    • Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson (Tor, March 4, 2014) — book 2 in The Stormlight Archive after The Way of Kings
    • Hope Rearmed by S.M. Stirling and David Drake (March 4, 2014)
    • Half-Off Ragnarok: An Incryptid Novel by Seanan McGuire (Mar 4, 2014)
    • Murder of Crows: A Novel of the Others by Bishop, Anne (Mar 4, 2014)
    • Honor Among Thieves: Star Wars (Empire and Rebellion) by Corey, James S.A. (Mar 4, 2014)
    • Blood and Iron (The Book of the Black Earth) by Jon Sprunk (Pyr, March 11, 2014)
    • The Barrow by Mark Smylie (Pyr, March 2014)
    • Resistance by Jenna Black (Mar 11, 2014)
    • Working God’s Mischief (Instrumentalities of the Night)  by Glen Cook (Mar 11, 2014)
    • The High Druid’s Blade: The Defenders of Shannara by Brooks, Terry (Mar 11, 2014)
    • Mentats of Dune  by Brian Herbert (March 11, 2014)
    • Ruins (Partials, #3)  by Dan Wells (March 11, 2014)
    • Anthology: The Time Traveler’s Almanac by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer (Tor, Mar 18, 2014)
    • The Pilgrims (The Pendulum Trilogy) by Will Elliott (Tor, Mar 18, 2014)
    • The Lascar's Dagger: The Forsaken Lands by Glenda Larke (Mar 18, 2014)
    • Raising Steam (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett (Mar 25, 2014)
    • Lockstep  by Karl Schroeder (Mar 25, 2014)
    • The Burning Dark by Adam Christopher (Mar 25, 2014)
    • Truth and Fear (The Wolfhound Century) by Peter Higgins (Mar 25, 2014)
    • Written in My Own Heart’s Blood: A Novel (Outlander) by Gabaldon, Diana (Mar 25, 2014)
    • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton (Mar 25, 2014)
    • Code Zero (Joe Ledger, #6)  by Jonathan Maberry (March 2014)
    • Anthology: KAIJU RISING (Kickstarter, March 2014)
    • Dirtbags by Eryk Pruitt (Immortal Ink Publishing, March/April 2014) -- "The blame for a county-wide murder spree lies at the feet of three people broken by a dying mill town: Calvin, a killer; London, a cook; and Rhonda, the woman who loves them both. Neither they, nor the reader, see the storm brewing until it's too late in this Southern Gothic noir (or Southern neo-noir) that adds a transgressive, chicken-fried twist to a story ripped straight from the pages of a true crime novel."
    • City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett (Crown/Broadway and Recorded Books, April 1, 2014) — “a second-world story of spies, subterfuge, and statesmanship set in a nation of dead gods.”
    • The Revolutions by Felix Gilman (Tor, Apr 1, 2014) -- "Following his spectacularly reviewed The Half-Made World duology, Felix Gilman pens a sweeping stand-alone tale of Victorian science fiction, space exploration, and planetary romance in The Revolutions."
    • Reign of Ash (Book Two in the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga) by Gail Z. Martin (Orbit, April 1, 2014) — follow-on to Ice Forged
    • The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (April 1, 2014)
    • Cauldron of Ghosts (Crown of Slaves) by David Weber (April 1, 2014)
    • Baltic Gambit: A Novel of the Vampire Earth by E.E. Knight (April 1, 2014)
    • Covenant: The Books of Raziel by Benulis, Sabrina (Apr 1, 2014)
    • Peacemaker: Foreigner #15 by Cherryh, C. J. (Apr 1, 2014)
    • Steles of the Sky (The Eternal Sky) by Bear, Elizabeth (Apr 8, 2014)
    • Shipstar  by Larry Niven and Gregory Benford (Tor, April 8, 2014)
    • Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)  by Laini Taylor (April 8, 2014)
    • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by North, Claire (Redhook, Apr 8, 2014)
    • Transhuman  by Ben Bova (April 15, 2014)
    • Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan (Tachyon and Recorded Books, April 15, 2014)
    • House of Ivy & Sorrow  by Natalie Whipple (Harper Teen, April 15, 2014)
    • Kids: The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler (Apr 15, 2014)
    • The Serpent of Venice: A Novel by Moore, Christopher (Apr 22, 2014)
    • The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes (Gollanz UK, 17 Apr 2014) — from the author of Tome of the Undergates
    • Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor (Hodder & Stoughton, April 2014) — “The Nigerian megacity of Lagos is invaded by aliens, and it nearly consumes itself because of it.”
    • The Moon King by Neil Williamson (Newcon, April 2014) — Debut novel: “The story of The Moon King grew out of its setting, the sea-locked city of Glassholm, which is a thinly veneered version of Glasgow, Scotland where I live. Glasgow is a city of mood swings, brilliant with sun and warm sandstone one minute and dour with overcast and rain soaked tarmac the next. Summer days are long and filled with light. The winter months pass mostly in darkness. Living here, your spirit is tied to the city’s mood. As soon as I hooked that almost bipolar sense to the idea of natural cycles, the story blossomed. In Glassholm, the moon never sets and everything, from entropy to the moods of the populace, is affected by its phasing from Full to Dark and back to Full again. I wanted to know what would life be like there, what quirks nature might throw into the mix. And what would happen if it was discovered that the cyclic euphorias and depressions were not natural after all.”
    • Black Cloud by Juliet Escoria (April 2014)
    • Immolation (Children, #1) by Ben Peek (Tor UK, Spring 2014) is “set fifteen thousand years after the War of the Gods. The bodies of the gods now lie across the world, slowly dying as men and women awake with strange powers that are derived from their bodies. Ayae, a young cartographer’s apprentice, is attacked and discovers she cannot be harmed by fire. Her new power makes her a target for an army that is marching on her home. With the help of the immortal Zaifyr, she is taught the awful history of ‘cursed’ men and women, coming to grips with her new powers and the enemies they make. The saboteur Bueralan infiltrates the army that is approaching her home to learn its terrible secret. Split between the three points of view, Immolation‘s narrative reaches its conclusion during an epic siege, where Ayae, Zaifyr and Bueralan are forced not just into conflict with those invading, but with those inside the city who wish to do them harm.”
    • Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson (Tor, April 15, 2014) — “Caeli-Amur: a city torn by contradiction. A city of languorous philosopher-assassins and magnificent creatures from ancient myth: minotaurs and sirens. Three Houses rule over an oppressed citizenry stirring into revolt. The ruins of Caeli-Amur’s sister city lie submerged beneath the sea nearby, while the remains of strange advanced technology lie hidden in the tunnels beneath the city itself.”
    • The Furies: A Thriller  by Mark Alpert (April 22, 2014)
    • Thornlost (Glass Thorns) by Rawn, Melanie (Apr 29, 2014)
    • Authority: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy) by Jeff VanderMeer (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, May 6, 2014) — “The bone-chilling, hair-raising second installment of the Southern Reach Trilogy. For thirty years, a secret agency called the Southern Reach has monitored expeditions into Area X—a remote and lush terrain mysteriously sequestered from civilization. After the twelfth expedition, the Southern Reach is in disarray, and John Rodriguez (aka “Control”) is the team’s newly appointed head. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and more than two hundred hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the secrets of Area X begin to reveal themselves—and what they expose pushes Control to confront disturbing truths about both himself and the agency he’s promised to serve.”
    • The Sea Without a Shore by David Drake (May 6, 2014) — Lt. Leary series
    • The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)  by Elizabeth May (May 6, 2014) -- US release for fantasy novel published in 2013 in the UK
    • The Silk Map: A Gaunt and Bone Novel by Willrich, Chris (Pyr, May 6, 2014)
    • Graphic novel: All You Need Is Kill: The Graphic Novel by Nick Mamatas, Lee Ferguson, Fajar Buana, and Zack Turner, based on the novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (VIZ Media/Haikasoru, May 6, 2014)
    • After the End (After the End, #1)  by Amy Plum (May 6, 2014)
    • The Oversight by Fletcher, Charlie (Orbit, May 6, 2014)
    • Mirror Sight: Book Five of Green Rider by Britain, Kristen (May 6, 2014)
    • King of Ashes: Book One of The War of Five Crowns by Raymond E. Feist (May 6, 2014)
    • Queen of the Dark Things: A Novel by C. Robert Cargill (Harper Voyager, May 13, 2014) — follow-on to Dreams and Shadows
    • Dead but Not Forgotten By Charlaine Harris (editor), Toni L. P. Kelner (editor) with stories by MaryJanice Davidson, Seanan McGuire, and more (Audible Frontiers, May 13, 2014) — “Charlaine Harris’ smash-hit Sookie Stackhouse series may have reached its conclusion, but the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, lives on in this all-new collection of 15 stories.”
    • Renegade (MILA 2.0, #2)  by Debra Drizza (May 13, 2014)
    • The Severed Streets by Cornell, Paul (May 20, 2014)
    • A Dance of Shadows (Shadowdance) by David Dalglish (May 20, 2014)
    • Cyador's Heirs (Saga of Recluce) by L. E. Modesitt (May 20, 2014)
    • Defenders by McIntosh, Will (May 27, 2014)
    • Artemis Awakening by Jane Lindskold (Tor, May 27, 2014)
    • Thief's Magic (Millennium's Rule) by Trudi Canavan (May 27, 2014)
    • City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)  by Cassandra Clare (May 27, 2014)
    • The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne (Random House/Crown, May 2014) — “traces the harrowing twin journeys of two women forced to flee their homes in different times in the near future. The first, Meena, is a Brahmin-caste student whose odyssey takes her from the coastal city of Mumbai toward Djibouti across a futuristic but treacherous bridge that spans the Arabian Sea. The second, Mariama, escapes from slavery as a small child in Mauritania, joining a caravan heading across Saharan Africa toward Ethiopia.” A big-name blurb is in from none less than Kim Stanley Robinson: “The Girl in the Road is a brilliant novel–vivid, intense, and fearless with a kind of savage joy. These journeys–Meena’s across the Arabian Sea and Mariama’s across Africa–are utterly unforgettable.”
    • My Real Children by Jo Walton (Tor, May 2014) — “story about one woman and the two lives that she might lead”
    • Veil of the Deserters (Bloodsounder’s Arc #2) by Jeff Salyards (Night Shade Books, June 3, 2014)
    • Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)  by Leigh Bardugo (Jun 3, 2014)
    • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel by King, Stephen (Scribner, Jun 3, 2014)
    • The Merchant Emperor (The Symphony of Ages) by Elizabeth Haydon (Jun 3, 2014)
    • Cibola Burn (The Expanse) by Corey, James S. A. (Jun 5, 2014)
    • Shattered: The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne (Jun 17, 2014)
    • The Long Childhood: A Novel (Long Earth) by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (Jun 17, 2014)
    • Prince of Fools (The Red Queen’s War, #1)  by Mark Lawrence (Ace, June 2014)
    • Anthology: The End is Nigh: The Apocalypse Triptych #1 edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey (June 2014) -- via io9, "Contributors include Nancy Kress, Paolo Bacigalupi, Daniel Wilson, Elizabeth Bear, and many other incredible authors (full disclosure: io9 editor Charlie Jane Anders and myself (Annalee Newitz) are also contributing stories)."
    • All Those Vanished Engines by Paul Park (Tor, Jul 1, 2014)
    • The Rhesus Chart (A Laundry Files Novel) by Charles Stross (Jul 1, 2014)
    • Tower Lord (A Raven’s Shadow Novel) by Anthony Ryan (Jul 1, 2014)
    • The Shadow Throne: Book Two of the Shadow Campaigns by Django Wexler (Jul 1, 2014)
    • Shattering the Ley by Palmatier, Joshua (DAW Hardcover, Jul 1, 2014)
    • Unwept: Book One of The Nightbirds by Tracy Hickman and Laura Hickman (Jul 1, 2014)
    • Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15) by Jim Butcher (Roc, July 3, 2014)
    • Resistance by Samit Basu (Titan, Jul 8, 2014) -- follow-on to Turbulance
    • A Plunder of Souls (The Thieftaker Chronicles) by D. B. Jackson (Jul 8, 2014)
    • The Return of the Discontinued Man (A Burton & Swinburne Adventure) by Mark Hodder (Jul 8, 2014)
    • The Path to Power (The Tarnished Crown Series) by Miller, Karen (Jul 8, 2014)
    • Full Fathom Five by Max Gladstone (Tor, Jul 15, 2014)
    • The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3)  by Deborah Harkness (July 15, 2014)
    • Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels) by Ilona Andrews (Jul 29, 2014)
    • Half a King  by Joe Abercrombie (Harper Voyager, July 2014) -- "A classic coming-of-age tale, set in a brilliantly imagined alternative historical world reminiscent of the Dark Ages with Viking overtones, the book tells the story of Yarvi, youngest son of a warlike king. Born with a crippled hand, he can never live up to his father’s expectations of what a real man should be and his destiny is not the throne but the Ministry, not the sword and shield but the book and the soft word spoken."
    • The Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynne Jones and Ursula Jones (Greenwillow, Summer 2014) — “Fans of the late writer Diana Wynne Jones – who died in March 2011 – are in for an unexpected treat. In the summer of 2014, Greenwillow will publish a new title from the acclaimed science fiction and fantasy author. Titled The Islands of Chaldea, the book is a standalone novel unconnected to any of the author’s earlier works. It is also the result of an unusual, asynchronous collaboration between the writer and her younger sister, Ursula Jones.”
    • The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman (Viking Adult, August 5, 2014) — book three after The Magicians and The Magician King -- "The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy. Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him. Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything. The Magician’s Land is an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It’s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole."
    • The Galaxy Game by Karen Lord (Del Rey, Aug 5, 2014)
    • The House of the Four Winds (Dragon Prophecy) by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory (Aug 5, 2014)
    • The Chaplain’s War by Brad Torgerson (Baen, 2014)
    • Colossus by Stephen Messer (Random House Children’s Books, 2014)
    • The Broken Eye (Lightbringer #3) by Brent Weeks (Orbit, 2014)
    • The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin, translated by Ken Liu (Tor Books, 2014) — the first of an announced trilogy of translated editions of this 400,000-copy-selling Chinese sf series
    • Lock In by John Scalzi (Tor, Aug 26, 2014)
    • Frostborn (Thrones & Bones #1) by Lou Anders (Random House Children’s Books, August 2014) — longtime Pyr editor Anders’ debut novel, a young reader book which “introduces Karn, who would rather be playing the board game Thrones and Bones, and Thianna, half-frost giant, half-human, who team up when they are chased by wyverns, a dead Viking sea captain, and a 1200-year-old dragon.”
    • Acceptance: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy) by Jeff VanderMeer (Sep 1, 2014)
    • Anthology: Phantasm Japan: Fantasies Light and Dark, From and About Japan edited by Nick Mamatas (Haikasoru, Sep 16, 2014) -- another original trade paperback anthology edited by Mamatas for VIZ Media's Haikasoru sf/f prose imprint after 2012's well-received The Future is Japanese
    • Clash of Eagles by Alan Smale (Del Rey, 2014) — “His novella of a Roman invasion of ancient America, “A Clash of Eagles” in the Panverse Two anthology (edited by Dario Ciriello), won the 2010 Sidewise Award for Alternate History, and he has recently sold a trilogy of novels set in the same universe. The first book, CLASH OF EAGLES, will appear from Del Rey in 2014.”
    • Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin (Solaris, Summer 2014) — “It’s official! I’ll be writing a new urban fantasy novel for Solaris Books called “Deadly Curiosities” (from my short story universe of the same name) that will come out in summer, 2014!”
    • The Scorched Earth by Drew Karpyshyn (Summer 2014) — sequel to 2013 novel Children of Fire
    • Echopraxia by Peter Watts (August 16, 2014) — “We are going to the Sun, rs and Ks.  Whereas the last time out we froze in the infinite Lovecraftian darkness of the Oort, now we are diving into the very heart of the solar system— and man, there’s gonna be a hot time in the ol’ town tonight.”
    • The Winter Long (October Daye, #8) by Seanan McGuire (September 2014)
    • Mortal Beauty (Immortal Game, #1)  by Ann Aguirre (September 2014)
    • Chimpanzee by Darin Bradley (Resurrection House, Fall 2014) -- "a delightfully weird existential near-fi conspiracy theory romance"
    • Heraclix and Pomp by Forrest Aguirre (Resurrection House, Fall 2014) -- "an alternative history fantasy set in the Eastern Europe. It features a golem, a faery, and a mad scientist (well, more of 17th century alchemist/demonologist, but it’s the same trope)"
    • Rooms by Lauren Oliver (Fall 2014)
    • Collection: The Nickronomicon by Nick Mamatas (Inssmouth Free Press, Fall/Winter 2014) -- collects all of Mamatas’ Lovecraft-inspired fiction into a single volume, including a new, never-before-published novella, titled “On the Occasion of My Retirement.”
    • Anthology: The End is Now: The Apocalypse Triptych #2 edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey (December 2014) -- via io9
UNDATED or 2015:
  • When Women Were Warriors by Catherine M. Wilson, read by Janis Ian for Dog Ear Audio — in late October, Dog Ear Audio posted a Kickstarter update with a sample of Janis Ian’s narration of When Women Were Warriors and it sounds so very, very good
  • Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh, read by the author for Simon & Schuster Audio — out in print/ebook in late October
  • All the Worlds Against Us (Jon and Lobo) by Mark L. Van Name (Baen) — Audible Frontiers has produced the previous books in the series, under fantastic narrations by Tom Stechschulte
  • Tsarina  by J. Nelle Patrick (2014)
  • The Thousand and One: Book II of The Crescent Moon Kingdoms by Saladin Ahmed (2014?)
  • Sleeping Late on Judgement Day (Bobby Dollar #3) by Tad Williams (DAW, 2014)
  • Ebon (Pegasus, #2)  by Robin McKinley (2014?)
  • The Doors of Stone (Kingkiller Chronicle #3) by Patrick Rothfuss (DAW, 2014?)
  • Shadows of Self (Mistborn, #5)  by Brandon Sanderson (Tor, 2014?)
  • Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy #3)  by Ken Follett (2014?)
  • The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire, #6) by George R.R. Martin (2015?)
  • The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi (Knopf, 2015) — “Knopf has acquired a new novel by Paolo Bacigalupi, the science fiction writer whose 2009 book “The Windup Girl” sold 200,000 copies and was considered one of the top novels of the year. The new book, “The Water Knife,” is set in a lawless, water-starved American Southwest in the not-too-distant future.”
  • Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas (Bloomsbury USA, 2015) — first novel from 2010 Clarion Workshop graduate
  • The Philosopher's Zombie by Robert J. Sawyer (April 2015)
  • Anthology: The End has Come: The Apocalypse Triptych #3 edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey (June 2015) -- via io9
  • John Claude Bemis is set to launch a new Steampunk/alchemist series for young readers, to be published by Disney/Hyperion starting in 2015
  • The Skull Throne (Demon Cycle, #4)  by Peter V. Brett (2015?)
  • The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker (St. Martin's Press, 2015) -- "Originally planned as a collection of short stories, the project changed to focus on Harry D’Amour going up against Pinhead. The novel has been in works for more than a decade and we’ll be able to read it in 2015, courtesy of St. Martin’s Press: 'Clive is delighted to announce that St Martin’s Press has acquired world English rights to publish The Scarlet Gospels, his upcoming novel featuring Pinhead and Harry D’Amour.  St Martin’s anticipates a winter 2015 publication date.'"
  • The City of Mirrors (The Passage, #3)  by Justin Cronin
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