Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Looking forward to 2011

2010 was a busy year. I had a few projects to take care of and those proved to be rewarding. 2010 had its downfalls too, with a few things that disappointed me, although they shouldn’t have, but towards the end of the year, after more consideration, those actually proved to be totally irrelevant. To put it simple, 2010 was a great year. As for the reading, well, it was good. Good, because looking over the resolutions made at the beginning of 2010 not many of them were accomplished. Therefore looking into the perspective of 2011 now I better start with only a few goals into mind. I am thinking to balance the readings I will have this year, with both older and newer titles and a bit more horror and science fiction books, a couple from outside the speculative fiction too. Also, I would like to read a bit more short fiction and this way to review more than 10 collections of stories on my blog this year. Since in 2010 I had more goals, but accomplished too little, I will set only these two for 2011 and see how it will turn out. I hope that 2011 will be a great year for you all and I hope you’ll have some marvelous time.

Here are some of the 2011 releases that look very interesting to me and I hope to read this year:

John Joseph Adams – “Brave New Worlds”

Peadar Ó Guilín – “The Deserter”

William Hussey – “Gallows at Twilight” & “The Last Nightfall”

Jasper Kent – “The Third Section”

George R.R. Martin – “A Dance of Dragons” (if it is released this year ;))

Gary McMahon – “The Concrete Grove”

China Miéville – “Embassytown”

David Moody – “Them or Us”

Mark Charan Newton – “The Book of Transformations”

K.J. Parker – “The Hammer”

Sarah Pinborough – “The Shadow of the Soul”

Adam Roberts – “By Light Alone”

Patrick Rothfuss – “The Wise Man’s Fear”

Brian Ruckley – “The Edinburgh Dead”

Ekaterina Sedia – “Heart of Iron”

Catherynne M. Valente – “Deathless”

Conrad Williams – “Loss of Separation”

Carlos Ruiz Zafón – “The Midnight Palace”


Unknown said...

Great list. I see we've got our eyes on quite a few of the same books this year. Then, there are other authors whose work I have to dig back a bit to read, like Jasper Kent and David Moody.

Mihai A. said...

I like both Jasper Kent and David Moody quite a lot. Although I do have to catch up with some of their works :)