- Saladin Ahmed, The Throne of the Crescent Moon (which was a very good debut novel)
- Ian Cameron Esslemont, Orb, Sceptre, Throne (a weaker effort from him)
- Eduardo Jiménez Mayo and Chris N. Brown (eds.), Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic (it was not a good anthology at all; very disappointed with virtually all the stories)
So with that growing antipathy for a certain segment of publishing occurring, why do people bother to visit here when I am becoming much more interested in weird fiction, realist novels, and especially poetry? It does confuse me to see that I have almost as high of an audience now as I did 2-3 years ago when I did cover more of the newer "core genre" releases. Am I covering something different that people want to read? I don't know. It's just something that's puzzling me, so I thought I'd just ask those reading this who have followed this blog for a while, why do you still read this blog when my focus has changed so much over the years?