Usually early in whatever quarter of the year we're in I like to take a look at the Locus list of books coming out in the next quarter. I just like to see what's coming out that I should keep an eye out for. It's about that time. So, here's what I think looks good in the second quarter of 2009. Obviously, publishing schedules can and do change.
The God Engine, by John Scalzi: New Scalzi, and a novella? Yeah, I've gotta get me some of that. (Regarding Henry? Witness?)
The Revolution Business, by Charles Stross: I am seldom enthused about Stross's fiction, but I'd be happy with another half dozen more of this series.
Federations, by John Joseph Adams (editor): I like JJA's work as an anthologist, so there's no way I'm missing this one.
The City & the City, by China Mieville: Hey, it's new Mieville. I'm not sure I really care what it is about. It's worth a look.
Night of Knives, by Ian Cameron Esslemont: New Malazan from the other guy who created the world.
Son of Retro Pulp Tales, by Joe R. Lansdale (editor): First one was good, time for more.
World's End, by Mark Chadbourn: I know nothing, but I think this is going to be one of the major US releases of the year - along with the rest of Chadbourn's novels coming out in 2009.
Well...nothing. Joe Abercrombie's book is UK only, and nothing else really interests me.
Here's my Q1 list for 2009.