Some Books in 2015 I am looking forward to getting to read

I’ve seen some lists of books people are looking forward to in 2015. I hope 2015 will be a banner year of reading and writing. I’m looking forward to a lot of interesting books by authors familiar to me, and making new discoveries as well.

Here is a list of a few of the books I am salivating over.

The Just City, Jo Walton

So Pallas Athena decides to put the practice of the Republic into practice on an island populated by people throughout history. The Classics lover in me is enthused.

Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin

A new fantasy series, set in a post-Apocalyptic world. Jemisin has a rich, immersive voice that draws you into the world and the characters that populate it.

Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman

Disclaimer: I know a little about this book already, set in an alternate, magical Wild West. The Devil’s not going down to Georgia, he has his own territory in the west, and when a teenaged protagonist signs a pact with the Master of the Territory, demons and worse are on the road she will have to walk.

Court of Fives, Kate Elliott

Little Women in a world inspired by Greco-Roman Egypt, with a Count of Monte Cristo plot.

(I have already read The Very Best of Kate Elliott, but you will want to add it to your list.)

Stories of the Raksura: Volume Two: The Dead City & The Dark Earth Below , Martha Wells

More stories of the shapeshifters known as the Raksura, with fascinating gender and social dynamics in one of the most populated fantasy worlds I know of.

Edge of Dark, Brenda Cooper

Set on the edge of the solar system we saw in Ruby’s Song duology, Cooper explores AIs and transhumanism.

The Galaxy Game, Karen Lord

Set in the world of The Best of All Possible Worlds, and featuring a school for the psionically gifted, along with high scale star civilizations scheming and colliding? Yes, please.

Cold Iron, Stina Leicht

Flintlock Epic Fantasy in a world with dying magic, a scion of a noble family more known for books than swords is thrown into an epic conflict.

Updraft, Fran Wilde

A city of living bone rises high above the clouds, its past is lost to legend. I am reminded of New Weird notes in that description, aren’t you?

Last Song Before Night, Ilana Myer

“An epic fantasy of the lures and perils of art”. I am reminded of The Golden Key, which I well love. And its got a gorgeous cover.

Madeline Ashby, Company Town

Madeline Ashby skates toward the Singularity (again). Her nonhuman characters are deeper and more human than many authors human ones.

Lagoon, Nnedi Okorafor.

Okay, not new for most of the world, but finally getting a US edition in 2015. More fantasy from beyond the Great Wall of Europe.

Empire Ascendant, Kameron Hurley

The Second Mirror Empire novel. Need I say more? I would, but the carnivorous plants might eat me.

I’d add Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear to this list, but I’ve read it already. *You* will want to add it to yours. This is Steampunk as only Bear could do it, with the protagonist you won’t expect but you will want.

There’s plenty more out there, too. Read widely. You may only get one life in order to do so.

9 thoughts on “Some Books in 2015 I am looking forward to getting to read”

  1. Great List! A lot of great stuff on here, I’m excited for anything from Stina Leicht, and I can’t wait to read N.K. Jemisin’s new one. Did you get into Marie Brennan’s A Natural History of Dragons? The 3rd one comes out in 2015. Ian Tregillis also has a new one, The Mechanicals, that looks intriguing.

  2. Excellent list! Some I wasn’t even aware of and shall be on the look out for in 2015. There was one that came out in December of 2014, ELYSIUM by Jennifer Marie Brissett I’m adding to my January reading list because I fear it will be overlooked with all the best-of lists from earlier in the year.

    Thank you again for sharing your list, it shall help expand mine!

  3. In addition to these, finding myself quite excited by SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson, AURORA by Kim Stanley Robinson, and THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT by Seth Dickenson.

  4. I’m really looking forward to Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho, House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard, Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie, Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley, Get in Trouble by Kelly Link and Radiance by Catherynne M Valente. And keeping my finders crossed for a sequel to A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar. And wasn’t Zadie Smith working on a science fiction novel? 2015 is going to be awesome!

  5. (here via @aliettedb’s Twitter)

    An excellent list, great fodder for my wishlist 🙂

    I’m reading “The best of all possible worlds” right now, and honestly having to slow down so that I don’t run out too fast. So glad there will be more.

  6. Fascinating list. I fear I will have to be content with whatever I can get my hands on, in the couple scraps of time I scour out of the edges of my day.

    Ooh! I heard of Elysium on an AISFP Podcast. An intriguing exploration of what love can be, as told across the eons.

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