The lists are fully linked to wikipedia, users posts which provided information about a series - short description or similar are also linked in the lists.
1 vote = the book/series makes it on the lists.
I'll maintain three lists:
Alphabetical, votes->alphabetical and genre->votes->alphabetical.
You can vote for a series, or for a single book in a series. Your choice.
Acceptable ways to vote:
Author - Series/Title
Author - Series/Title in Genre
Author - Series/Title
Really, anything you like as long as there is lime.
Here we go D&D!.
Recommend, look up and discuss.
Welcome to the D&D's Sci-fi & Fantasy Recommendations, Releases & Discussion Thread!
In this thread I'll try and keep track of some
(not even most) sci-fi and fantasy releases, new authors, new series, old series and special editions with publication dates for the UK & USA. I'll try to limit new books only to authors/series/standalones that have generated some positive buzz for sheer volume's sake. I'll also try and update the list at least once weekly with links to reviews & new additions. At the end of the current month I'll extend the list a month forward.
Any help, suggestion about books, corrections etc are more than welcome.
Been to amazon? Seen their listmania? Well, the same principle, but done by the extremely fine gentlemen from D&D. I'm still unclear on the exact format, I was considering opening one genre per week(e.g. Week 1 - Epic, Week 2 - Speculative etc) and adding all poster suggestions(5 per poster) with a counter for votes for every one. At the end of the week, we retain the top 10 or less and I spoiler it in the second post as D&D's best of the sub-genre. Again, open to suggestions on how to do this. We should figure it out by Monday.
All genre books that don't have their own thread could fall in here, as well as general sci-fi/fantasy rambling extending to all sorts of entertainment/media.
Current D&D threads:
George RR Martin - ASoIaF - HBO series
George RR Martin - ASoIaF - Books
Steven Erikson - Malazan
An abortion of a thread about unspeakable evil.(Legend of the Seeker)
Wheel of Time gets movie deal
We love Gene Wolfe!
Releases - January - March 2009
01.01(US) - Jasper Kent - Twelve(speculative fiction, horror)
- I haven't read it, I've heard good things about it.
06.01(US) - Margaret Weis
& Tracy Hickman - Dragonships of Vindras - Bones Of The Dragon(Fantasy
. With dragons. Or not.)
20.01(US) - Richard Morgan - The Steel Remains(fantasy, 1st in series, 3 planned)
- Fantasy debut. I enjoyed it, but I wouldn't recommend it. Still, if you like Kovacz, odds are you'd like that.
27.01(US) - Lois Mcmaster Bujold
- The Sharing Knife 4 - Horizon(epic fantasy
01.02(US) - Michael Cobley - The Seeds of Earth(space opera
, 1st in series)
02.02(US) - Richard Scott Bakker - Aspect Emperor 1
- The Judging Eye(epic
, 1st in series) - Second trilogy, events pick up 20 years after the Prince of Nothing
03.02(US) - Patricia Briggs - Mercy Thompson 4
- Bone Crossed(urban fantasy
03.02(US) - Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle - Escape From Hell
(I honestly don't know. Urban Speculative Fantasy
, I guess.) - Should be fun.
06.02(UK) - Adrian Tchaikovsky - Shadows of Apt 2
- Dragonfly falling(epic fantasy
09.02(US), 05.03(UK) - Dan Simmons
) - I loved The Terror and I'm a sucker for Simmons. That's probably my most anticipated book for the first couple of months.
10.02(US) - Ian M. Banks - Matter - (sci-fi
, standalone) - Culture
24.02(US) - Bruce Sterling
- The Caryatids
(speculative fiction, cyberpunk
? I'm not actually sure)
24.02(US) - Catherynne Valente
- Palimpsest(fantastic fantasy
) - It's Valente. Go buy it.
24.02(US) - Kim Harrison - The Hollows 7
- White witch, black curse(urban fantasy
24.02(US) - Ian McDonald - Cyberabad days(speculative fiction
, sci-fi) - Short stories collection in a River of Gods setting. River of gods
was actually pretty good.
26.02(UK) - Giles Kristian - Raven Blood Eye(speculative fiction
, historical) - Vikings. And stuff. Pretty sure it's a debut.
10.03(US) - Peter V. Brett - Demon trilogy 1 - The Warded man
, 1st in series) - A fun little read, nothing special. A debut.
24.03(US) - Tim Lloyd
- Twilight Reign 3 - The Twilight Herald(epic, series 3 of 5 or so)
24.03(US) - Peter F. Hamilton - The Void 2
- The Temporal Void(sci-fi, space opera
) - It's awesome. If you like space opera even one bit, get this.
26.03(US) - Brian D'Amato - In The Courts of the Sun
) - A second novel after a 15 year break. Supposed to be decent.
31.03(US) - Illona Andrews
- Kate Daniels 3 - Magic Strikes(urban fantasy
) - A fun little urban fantasy, I enjoyed the first two, I'll get this one.
31.03(US) - Raymond E. Feist
- Demonwar 1 - Rides A Dread Legion(sword & sorcery
Oh yeah, and there is a collection of Gene Wolfe SS's coming out. You may want to get it.