Coming to the end of 2014's third quarter, it is time to look ahead towards some interesting stuff being published in the final three months of the year. I'm using the Locus Forthcoming list because even though it may not be exhaustive, it is a fairly representative list of what is coming out over the course of a year. My list below is based simply on that which strikes my own fancy, and I'm sure I'm overlooking all sorts of excellent stuff that if only I knew more about it or was familiar with the author's work, I would be excited for it. But, alas, I am not.
October: I'm a huge fan of Brust's Vlad Taltos series and he simply cannot write them fast enough for me now that I have finally caught up with the series. After the year Ancillary Justice has had, I'm not sure any explanation is needed for Leckie's follow up. I'm behind on my Hamilton, but I wanted to note this one anyway.
Hawk, by Steven Brust
The Abyss Beyond Dreams, by Peter F. Hamilton
Ancillary Sword, by Ann Leckie
November: What Baxter I have read has been fantastic, and this seems to be an impressively ambitious new novel. I'll read everything Stephen King writes, same with Modesitt's Recluse series, and I'm interested to see where Mira Grant takes the Parisitology series. It's not as impressive, thus far, as the Newsflesh novels, but it's still a good read.
Proxima, by Stephen Baxter
Symbiont, by Mira Grant
Revival, by Stephen King
Heritage of Cyador, by L. E. Modesitt
December: It's been 8 years since Katherine Kurtz published Childe Morgan, the second volume in her trilogy of the same name. I haven't loved this trilogy (so far) the way I have many of her other Deryni novels, but new Deryni is always cause for celebration. I only hope that, now that the trilogy is complete, she might work on either the 948 novel or the Orin and Jodotha novel which she hinted about years ago. I've also never read Nora Jemisin's Inheritance trilogy, so what better time than a new omnibus?
The Inheritance Trilogy, by N. K. Jemisin
The King's Deryni, by Katherine Kurtz