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12/04/2005 Entry: "Forthcoming Books Page Updated -- Thank You, Locus"

The Queen in Winter

Through a combination of the new issue of Locus, internet searching, and reader tips, I've updated the forthcoming books page through next December. Some thoughts from having updated the page:

*Although I've heard there's no romance in Naomi Novik's Temeraire series, or at least in the first one, a couple of my buddies here on the site who are more plugged into SF fandom than I am are very excited about it. Also, I see that this trilogy is being released with only one month separating each volume. That's great news for readers. I've seen this done many times in the romance genre but hadn't seen it in fantasy yet.

*Lynn Flewelling's THE ORACLE'S QUEEN, the long-awaited third book in the Tamir trilogy, is set to be released in July 2006.

*Pamela Dean's TAM LIN is being reissued in August, which may finally provide a hook for me to read the book.

*Uh, oh. Patricia McKillip's new book SOLSTICE WOOD is a contemporary novel with what seems like gothic overtones. I guess that explains why the cover doesn't feature Kinuko Craft artwork.

*The cover art for THE QUEEN IN WINTER anthology is unusual and striking. Even if the book wasn't an auto-buy based on containing a story by Sharon Shinn, I'd have given it serious consideration as a purchase based on that cover.

*Did anyone here ever read Pauline Alama's debut novel, THE EYE OF NIGHT, published in 2002? I enjoyed it although I never wrote a review. I don't know where I picked up the information, but it looks like she finally has another book in the publishing pipeline.

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