Now that I have time to look at what is on the horizon from a better vantage point, if I were to adjust my last post on the Q3 forthcoming books, the one I wrote back in February before I left for BMT, I would do something like this:
The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, by Jeff and Ann VanderMeer (no change)
Kitty's Big Trouble, by Carrie Vaughn (no change)
A Dance With Dragons, by George R. R. Martin: Because holy crap it's really coming.
The Tempering of Men, by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear (no change)
The Diviner, by Melanie Rawn (no change)
Winter's Dream, by Glen Cook: Honestly, I'm skeptical of this listing. Locus shows it as a collection from SubPress, but I haven't heard word one about it. But, if it is real, I want. Badly.
Hellbent, by Cherie Priest: Umm...it's by Cherie Priest.
Goliath, by Scott Westerfeld: The concluding volume of the trilogy beginning with Leviathan.
Good stuff. The monster is obviously GRRM's book, but Melanie Rawn's Diviner is kind of a big deal. It's her first foray back into more traditional fantasy AND, it's the prequel to the outstanding novel The Golden Key. Like everyone who read The Golden Key, I've been waiting a long time for this one.