SFSignal.com posted 209+ books coming out in October. These are only SciFi, Fantasy and Horror books. Can you image what the list would look like if it included all genres? Wow…
Who was it that said we were entering the “death of books?”
Here are my picks for the month. These are not books I’m going to run out to buy, but they are books I would like to read. Quantum Coin and The Dead of Winter are in my possession as ARCs.
Justin Cronin’s The Twelve will be on my Christmas list (I received The Passage last year for Christmas). London Eye by Tim Lebbon will probably be a gift for a daughter; which I will then read when she is finished.
The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks is on my list more as a reminder. When I moved back to the US from the UK in 2008 I was reading The Algebraist, another of his Culture books. Ever since then I’ve wanted to read more from this series!
The Abolition of Species by Dietmar Dath sounded like nothing I’ve seen on the market in some time. Here’s snippet from the description:
The world as we know it is over. Man’s reign on earth has come to an end, and the reign of the animals has begun. The indifferently wise Cyrus Golden the Lion rules the three-city state that is now what remains of Europe. Yet, other forces stir while the king of beasts sleeps—the last struggling human resistance, the Atlanteans with their mysterious undersea plans; the factions of Badger, Fox and Lynx within the empire itself; and, in the jungles across the ocean, a ceramic form of postbiological life.
I have two Zahn books on my list, but he has a total of seven books being released this month!! Coming of Age sounds like a YA Science Fiction novel. I’m hoping my daughter might read this one too.
The last two books, Midnight City and After, are both post-apocalypse. The first is a YA novel and the second is an anthology by the renown Ellen Datlow. If I had to choose one of the two, it would be her anthology; which includes stories by N.K. Jemisin, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Garth Nix, and many more.