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Jonathan
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - 02:54 pm:   

I posted about this over on my blog, but thought it might be fun to add it here. I'm curious to know what new book that you've heard will be published in 2005 are you most excited about?

I know the majors have some good books coming, as do Night Shade, PS, Golden Gryphon, Subterranean Press and so on and so forth. I have a whole bunch of contenders, but my favorite at the moment is Kelly Link's Magic for Beginners. How about you, guys?
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Mastadge
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - 03:25 pm:   

I can't pick just one! Here's my list of 2005's most wanted, in approximate release order, off the top of my head (I'm sure there are more. . .):

Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore
Graham Joyce's The Limits of Enchantment
Russell Hoban's Come Dance With Me
Paul Witcover's Tumbling After
Richard Morgan's Woken Furies
Tamar Yellin's The Genizah at the House of Shepher
Matthew Stover's Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Steph Swainston's No Present Like Time
Kelly Link's Magic for Beginners
John Marco's The Sword of Angels
John Crowley's The Evening Land: Lord Byron's Novel
Richard Calder's Babylon
Dan Simmons' Olympos
Paul Park's A Princess of Roumania
Robin Hobb's Shaman's Crossing (Speck's Magic Trilogy, 1)
Jeffrey Ford's The Girl in the Glass
Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys
Karen Traviss' The World Before (Wess'har Wars, 3)
Mary Gentle's Ilario
Kage Baker's Children of the Company (The Company, 6)
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Jonathan
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - 03:30 pm:   

Oh my god! Mastadge! How do you, you know, find time to do other things <g>. I've got the Joyce at home and will read it next. Agree with you about most of the others, though I'd add things like Justina Robson's new novel. I'm also aware that books for the last quarter of 05 haven't been scheduled yet, so there are surprises. For example, I heard rumour of a massive Philip Jose Farmer retrospective on the horizon. Oh, and don''t forget Tachyon's complete Tim Powers short fiction. And someone has to buy James Blaylock's YA novel.
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Mastadge
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - 03:32 pm:   

Oh, and Clive Barker's The Scarlet Gospels.
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Mastadge
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - 03:33 pm:   

Do you know if Strange Itineraries collects Powers' fiction from Devils in the Details, or is mainly a reprint of Night Moves?

Speaking of YA, we'll have to see about Graham Joyce's TWOC.
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Jonathan
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - 03:53 pm:   

According to Jacob, who I believe, it is ALL of Powers' short fiction. Not just NIGHT MOVES or DEVILS, but everything that's been published to date. And all in one affordable trade paperback. Here endeth the commercial.

On YA, I'd like to see TWOC, but there are so many other cool YA books coming. There's Carol Emshwiller's, Garth Nix's and so on and on.
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ben peek
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2004 - 01:58 am:   

mastage--

i'm with you on the new murakami. i'm always up for his stuff.

b.
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JV
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2004 - 07:08 am:   

Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore is the one I'm really excited about.

JeffV
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montmorency
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2004 - 07:16 am:   

James Morrow's The Last Witchfinder
Mary Doria Russell's A Thread of Grace (though not SF)
Robert Charles Wilson's Spin
Cory Doctorow's Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
John Meaney's Resolution
Adam Roberts' Gradisil

I've got Kafka on the Shore in Japanese but still haven't read it yet.

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