- The Dreaming Void – Peter F. Hamilton: I still need to start Pandora’s Star, but I enjoyed the Night’s Dawn trilogy and new Hamilton is to be paid attention to.
- The Born Queen – Greg Keyes: I’m a bit mixed on this series. The Briar King was one hell of an opening, but having a two year gap in between books has really brought down my ability to truly follow what is going on. I like the books, but I should be more excited for The Born Queen than I am. Even so, I would love to see how Keyes wraps up this series. Readers who get the chance to go from Book 1 through Book 4 in a period of months rather than years will likely be far more rewarded than those who have waited years.
- Judge – Karen Traviss: The Wess’har Wars is one of my favorite science fiction series and I am excited to see how Traviss brings it together and what happens when the Eqbas reaches Earth.
- Tides from the New Worlds – Tobias Buckell: I like Buckell’s novels and the two short stories I’ve read. Interested to read his first collection.
- The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy – Ellen Datlow (editor): Just curious.
- Little Brother – Cory Doctorow: Nearly everything Doctorow has published has been fascinating and well worth reading, and I expect this to be no different. I believe this is ostensibly a YA novel, but it’s Doctorow.
- The Hounds of Ash and other Tales of Fool Wolf – Greg Keyes: I’ve read 9 novels from Keyes, but not a single short story. Can he work in the short form? I’d like to find out.
- Nano Comes to Clifford Falls and Other Stories – Nancy Kress: With her recent Nebula nominations I’ve had a chance to read some Nancy Kress and I’ve liked what I’ve read. I’ll be happy to read the collection.
- Sideways in Crime – Lou Anders (editor): My interest in this is based solely on the fact that I think very highly of Fast Forward 1. Different subject here, but if Anders’ eye for stories is as sound here as it was for Fast Forward, this should be a good set.
- Escapement – Jay Lake: I have Mainspring on my bookshelf. This is the sequel. Pending my enjoyment of Mainspring, I’ll read Escapement.
- The Enchantress of Florence – Salman Rushdie: Because it is Salman Rushdie.
I won’t talk about it quite yet, but July looks to be an interesting month.