The OF Blog: Some anticipated 2008 releases

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Some anticipated 2008 releases

I thought now would be an appropriate time to list some of the books I'm looking forward to being released in 2008. Although I have read two them already (Gregory Frost's Shadowbridge; review in a few days, as well as having read a draft form of R. Scott Bakker's Neuropath back in early 2006), this list represents just some of the books that I know are most likely to have a 2008 release that caught my eye first. There are doubtless many that I shall discover in the coming year that perhaps will be better than any of these, but just to whet your appetites, here's my list, in no particular order:

Gregory Frost, Shadowbridge (January 15) and its sequel due out in August, Lord Tophet

R. Scott Bakker, Neuropath (supposedly a spring 2008 UK release)

Gene Wolfe, An Evil Guest (no firm release date, but if a draft is already available, there is hope for a 4th Quarter release); Memorare (limited-edition signed novella coming out any day now by Wyrm Publishing)

Tobias Buckell, Tides from the New Worlds (limited-edition signed story collection, again from Wyrm, scheduled for a Spring 2008 release); Sly Mongoose (August - third novel in a sequence)

Paul Melko, Singularity's Ring (February - looked this up and it seems like it might be a nice mixture of styles and influences, but I know little more than that, so I'm very curious)

Jeffrey Ford, The Shadow Year (novel, March); The Night Whiskey (collection, September)

Ursula Le Guin is adapting/co-opting the Aeneas's story with her Lavinia, coming out in April

Richard K. Morgan has a new fantasy series coming out in 2008, starting with The Steel Remains (August)

Andrzej Sapkowski's second book to appear in English, the novel Blood of the Elves, is also scheduled for an August release in the UK

Ann and Jeff VanderMeer have a few collections coming out in 2008: The New Weird (February); Steampunk (May); and Best American Fantasy 2 (July)

Lucius Shepard has a collection of his shorter fiction, The Best of Lucius Shepard, coming out in August.

Steven Erikson is scheduled to release his eighth Malazan Book of the Fallen book, Toll the Hounds, in August in the UK and US (for the first time), while his collaborator/friend, Ian Cameron Esslemont, will have a wide-release of his second Malazan-related novel, The Return of the Crimson Guard, around the same time in the UK (no known US publication date or publisher)

And finally, I see where there's a new Kelly Link collection (yay!) coming out in September called The Wrong Grave and Other Stories

So there you have it, just a few of the books I'm anticipating for the coming year. I wouldn't be surprised if the final list surpasses 100 this time next year. Any books that you expect to be released in 2008 that I failed to mention? If so, feel free to list them in the Comments section of this post.

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