Coming to the end of the year, it is time to look ahead towards some interesting stuff being published in the beginning of 2015. 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.
Later this month there will be the annual look at the books I am most excited for coming out any time next year, and you will see books slide from year to year to year depending on delays and such. But for this post, it is just the first three months.
January: I am a book behind on the Tao series from Chu, but The Lives of Tao (my review) was a breath of fresh air in my reading. Rebirths of Tao is volume three in the series, so I better get a move on. I adored Jo Walton's Among Others, so at this point any new Walton is cause for celebration.
Rebirths of Tao, by Wesley Chu
The Just City, by Jo Walton
February: New Elizabeth Bear, which needs no explanation. I thought the first Wastelands anthology was fantastic (my review) and I'm a sucker for post apocalyptic fiction. I actually have the Kate Elliott collection on my Nook, so that's something I'll chip away at pretty soon. And a new Kelly Link collection, which even though I'm not necessarily as big of a fan as many others, I think it is worth noting and worth reading.
Wastelands II: More Stories of the Apocalypse, by John Joseph Adams (editor)
Karen Memory, by Elizabeth Bear
The Very Best of Kate Elliott, by Kate Elliott
Get In Trouble, by Kelly Link
March: I'm a bit less excited by this month and I expect that what I read from March will be read months if not years down the line. But, I'm two books into Peter Brett's series and I enjoyed them like a good 80's fantasy (my review of The Warded Man), Daryl Gregory's Pandemonium was excellent (my review) and I keep talking about his new books without reading them, and while I loved Bitter Seeds from Ian Tregillis (my review), I still haven't read anything else of his.
The Skull Throne, by Peter V. Brett
Harrison Squared, by Daryl Gregory
The Mechanical, by Ian Tregillis