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Anxiously awaiting. . .

Posted on: December 13, 2010

Although my New Years resolution is to read what I’ve got, that’s not to say there aren’t some 2011 releases that I am eagerly and anxiously awaiting.

Scott Lynch’s The Republic of Thieves. I pride myself of my active web stalking of Mr. Lynch, via his livejournal, facebook, twitter, anything. I’m not embarrassed to admit this man turns me into a blabbering, blubbering, squeeing fangirl. And is that not some stunning cover art for the third title in his Gentlemen Bastard series? Amazon offers a March release date, but I am quite sure the release date has been set back to summer or fall of 2011. Sad news, but that gives me the chance to read the first two books in the series again, and maybe again after that.
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 Probably the most awaited title of 2011 for fantasy fans is Patrick Rothfuss’s The Wise Man’s Fear, book two of his Kingkiller Chronicles. When it comes to epic fantasy, Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind was a game changer for me, even more so than George R R Martin. Excitement for this title is so crazy that rumor has it the ARC’s were numbered, signed for, and are being tracked via RFID to ensure zero spoilage before the release date. Any confirmation on that? AND there are T-shirts! Squeeee!!!
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The City and The City didn’t really do it for me, and I probably shouldn’t admit that I haven’t even looked at Kraken yet, but I gotta say, I am eagerly awaiting China Mieville’s Embassytown. From the approximately 6 sentences that have been released about this title, it sounds deliciously weird. Not Bas-Lag by any means, but a little closer to that addictive Mieville brand of strangeness that seems to have been lacking in his more recent novels.
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And speaking of the infamous George R R Martin, I am still holding out hope that A Dance With Dragons (fifth book in his Song of Ice and Fire series) will actually be published in 2011. And if no 2011 then I’m sure it’ll come out eventually, right? I mean, I’ve only waited five years for this book, what’s another five? I am not going to even attempt to find cover art. Yes, I am eagerly awaiting this title, but that doesn’t mean I’m not just a teensy bit bitter.

Wow,  three out of the four are the next books in series! I really wasn’t expecting that!

How about you? what are your most eagerly awaited titles for 2011?

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4 Responses to "Anxiously awaiting. . ."

There is always the possibility of a new book in the Malazan setting from Eriksson or Esslemont

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You are right about the cover art on the Lynch book. That’s enough to make anyone want to pick it up.

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I think most people are hanging out that Dance will be finished and published in 2011 (I believe it will), but me I’m really hoping that Republic of Thieves comes out. The couple of snippets (the prologue and the first couple of chapters) that I’ve read have been awesome and the publication will also hopefully help Scott recover from his current problem.

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You’ve got mine pretty much pegged though I’m also looking forward to Erikson’s The Crippled God and Kristen Britain’s Blackveil :)

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