Some Future SF Book Titles

One of the nice things about Locus Magazine is the People and Publishing section which lists “book sales” and “books delivered”. The January 2006 issue shows a sneak peek into the future of SF. (Some of this news may be a little old…print is a slower medium than the Internet, after all!)

  • Stephen Baxter is writing the four-book Time’s Tapestry cycle, the first book is called Emperor.
  • Charlie Stross sold a near-future heist novel about MMORPGs tentatively titled Halting State and also sold an unnamed sequel to Iron Sunrise.
  • This was already mentioned but is worth repeating: John C. Wright sold the third book in his Orphans of Chaos series.
  • John Scalzi sold book three in his Old Man’s War series, titled The Last Colony.
  • Alan Dean Foster sold Sagramanda, a near-future tale of India.
  • William C. Dietz sold two more novels in his Legion of the Damned series: When All Seems Lost and When Duty Calls.
  • Kage Baker sold a collection titled Dark Mondays.
  • Neal Asher sold Prador Moon, described as “a sequel prequel of sorts” to Skinner.
  • James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel turned in Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology.

4 thoughts on “Some Future SF Book Titles”

  1. Almost all of those books look interesting. Now if only I could find a device that would let me halt time for everyone but me, so I could actually get a chance to read them!

    I’m curious to see what Stross’ Halting State will be about. It strikes me that it could be a Dreampark type novel, but updated to use MMORPGs instead of pseudo-virtual environments. Sounds cool.

  2. The ability to stop time, huh? Something like the time-stopping watch from John D. Macdonald’s The Girl, The Gold Watch and Everything perhaps?

    I have such vivid memories of the made-for-TV movie version of that story, which starred Robert Hays (“It’s an entirely different kind of flying altogether.”) and Pam Dawber (Nanu, Nanu). When Hays’ character clicked the stopwatch, time stood still for him, the screen was flipped into serious red-filter mode and he was able to move the people around quite easily as they would apparently levitate. I love the idea and want to read the book (which I have stored away in some box or other) but those vivid memories of a bad TV movie keep me from doing so. That and the fact that I don’t have the time. :)

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