Monday, September 07, 2009

Making My List Early

As soon as Locus Magazine's "Forthcoming Books" feature comes out every Fall, it's time to start making your holiday wish lists. Okay, so some of these books won't come out until well into 2010, but I'm listing them anyway. So here's a partial list of the books I'm looking forward to in the coming months:

The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi (Aug 2009; Night Shade Books)

The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard (Sept 2009; Norton)

Mirrored Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle (Feb. 2010; Subterranean Press) [I've already pre-ordered this one!]

Best American Fantasy 3 - Kevin Brockmeier, ed. (Jan 2010; Underland Press)

Catching Fire (YA) - Suzanne Collins (Sept 2009; Scholastic Press)

Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror - Ellen Datlow, ed. (Feb 2010; Tachyon Publications)

Odd and the Frost Giants (YA) - Neil Gaiman (Sept 2009; HarperCollins)

Wonderwall (YA) - Elizabeth Hand (Oct 2009; Penguin/Viking)

Under Heaven - Guy Gavriel Kay (May 2010; Penguin/Roc)

Scenting the Dark and Other Stories - Mary Robinette Kowal (Nov 2009; Subterranean Press) [I've pre-ordered this one, too.]

The Best of Fritz Leiber (Apr 2010; Night Shade Books

Who Fears Death - Nnedi Okorafor (May 2010; DAW)

World of Fantasy: The Best of Fantasy Magazine - Cat Rambo, ed. (Dec 2009; Prime Books)

The Taborin Scale - Lucius Shepard (Feb 2010; Subterranean Press)

A Dark Matter - Peter Straub (Feb 2010; Doubleday)

American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps - Peter Straub, ed. (Oct 2009; Library of America)

The Radio Magician & Other Stories - James Van Pelt (Sept 2009; Fairwood Press)

Booklife: How to Finish a Novel in Two Months: A Survival Kit for Twenty-First Century Writers - Jeff VanderMeer (Oct 2009; Tachyon Publications)

Finch - Jeff VanderMeer (Nov 2009; Underland Press)

Leviathan (YA) - Scott Westerfeld (Oct 2009; Simon Pulse)

Blackout - Connie Willis (Feb 2010; Ballantine Spectra)

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