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What SF/F/H Books, Films and Television Shows Are You Most Anticipating?

Ah, the Fall season is upon us. In TV land, that usually means a slew of new shows elbowing each other for our hungry eyes. But there are lots of books and films coming, too!

Here’s a question for you: What SF/F/H books, films and television shows are you most anticipating?

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22 Comments on What SF/F/H Books, Films and Television Shows Are You Most Anticipating?

  1. Not many at all, when it comes to TV. The Walking Dead is at the top of my list. I’m looking forward to more returning shows, namely Stargate Universe, and Fringe, but also Castle and House. 

    Films, Monsters and Tron: Legacy. Battle: Los Angeles, but that’s next spring. 

    As far as books go, not a whole lot – I’ve got such a reading list already, I’m not too eager to add too much to it, although I’m sure that will happen. 

  2. The newest Miles Vorkosigan book by Bujold (Cryoburn)

    The newest Harry Dresden novel from Mr. Butcher

    And the last Malazan novel from Erikson!

  3. The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi, which should show up in my mailbox anyday now πŸ™‚

    Also the A Game of Thrones tv series which looks just awesome.

    And, of course, A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin, but I guess that will be a looooong wait


  4. Books:

    • Out of the Dark by David Weber on Tor, September 28 – Out of the Dark book 1
    • Dreadnought by Cherie Priest on Tor, September 28 – Clockwork Century
    • Redoubtable by Mike Shepherd on ACE, October 26 – Kris Lingknife book 8
    • Quantum Thief by Hanu Rajaniemi by Gollancz, September 30 – Quantum Thief book 1
    • Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold on Baen, November 2 – Vorkosigan Saga Book 12
    • Money Shot by Christopher Rowley on Tor, November 9 – Netherworld book 3


    • The Cape
    • Walking Dead
    • Returning Series: Fringe, Chuck, SGU


  5. Hull Zero Three Greg Bear

    Zero History William Gibson

    The Evolutionary Void Peter F Hamilton

    The Quantum Thief  Hannu Rajaniemi


  6. Glimpses by Lynn Flewelling (prequel to the Nightrunner series; which is out as of this morning: squee!)

    The Good, the Bad and the Uncanny by Simon R. Green (new Nightside series entry, in paperback because I’m cheap)

    The Bone Palace by Amanda Downum (Necromancer Chronicles Book 2. 11/28 will be a Shriek With Glee Day)

    Nell Gwynne’s Scarlet Spy by Kage Baker (Who among us does not love killer hookers?)

    Kraken by China Mieville (because there’s nothing like tentacles for the holidays)

    Oh I am so looking forward to winter…here’s to getting snowed in at least once with all these things.

  7. I read Gibson’s ZERO HISTORY, so I can cross one book off of my list. (Review forthcoming.) Right now I’m very keen to read Hannu Rajaniemi’s THE QUANTUM THIEF and Greg Egan’s ZENDEGI. And in the spring of next year it’ll be Lansdale’s DEVIL RED and Dan Simmons’s FLASHBACK. Adam Roberts’s new novel NEW MODEL ARMY hasn’t hit these shores yet, but it’s another that sounds intriguing. I’m also looking forward to three released from Subterranean Press: the fifth volume of COLLECTED STORIES OF ROBERT SILVERBERG, the Silverberg novella THE LAST SONG OF ORPHEUS, and the reprint of Harlan Ellison’s DEATHBIRD STORIES. Okay, I’m old. So sue.

    Not many movies are grabbing me as “must-see.” I saw LET ME IN, and will have my review up on opening day. I’ll of course watch TRON: LEGACY and THE SOCIAL NETWORK. MEGAMIND looks promising. I’m a little ambivalent about the genre cred of NEVER LET ME GO (and wasn’t all that knocked out by the novel), but critics at Fantastic Fest have had good things to say about it, so that may be worthwhile. TRUE GRIT isn’t science fiction, but it’s the Coens remaking a good movie adapted from a great Charles Portis novel, so that’s on my radar.

  8. – The Crippled God, Steven Erikson

    – His Father’s Fist, Matthew Stover

    – Alien prequel(s)

  9. Reading Gibson now. Hoping it is going to be more than a series of product placements and a “Project Runway” backstory. Looking forward to tons of stuff, but most the new Cherie Priest and the new Scott Westerfeld.

    And, shame on you all: looking forward to the next episode of The SF Signal Podcast.

    Ssssssss Ffffffff Signaaaaal (as John Anealio sings it).

  10. Nick Karayev // September 23, 2010 at 3:32 pm //

    The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi

    The Coming of the Terraphiles by Michael Moorcock

    Zero History by William Gibson

  11. A Dance with Dragons by George Martin

  12. The anthologies Engineering Infinity and the long delayed Godlike Machines.


    Fred: Given the number of male-only podcasts we’ve done, it’s been decided that the SF in SF SIgnal means “sausage fest.”

  13. I was anticipating Dreadnought by Cherie Priest, and am thankfully reading (and thus far enjoying) it right now.  

    Can’t wait to see A Game of Thrones, though that is many days away. 

    I wish I was anticipating some new sci fi television, but there isn’t anything on the horizon that really excites me.


  14. Dino Mascolo // September 23, 2010 at 10:36 pm //

    I’m anticipating three sequels:

    http://WWW.Wonder by Robert J. Sawyer

    Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

    The Weight of Stone by Laura Anne Gilman

  15. Dino Mascolo // September 23, 2010 at 10:42 pm //

    Ooops. http://WWW.Wonder doesn’t come out until April.

  16. I should plug Sym-Bionic Titan. Aliens, secret Gov’t cabals, and some sweet mecha.

  17. The Ones That Got Away – Stephen Graham Jones

    It Came From Del Rio – Stephen Grahasm Jones

    The Orange Eats Creeps – Grace Krilanovich

    Hull Zero Three – Greg Bear

    Deep State – Walter Jon williams


  18. Quantum Thief is out?  I can’t find it at any brick n mortar.


  19. The official U.S/U.K. release date for Quantum Thief is September 30.

  20. Niven and Lerner’s Betrayer of Worlds out in October.

    Jack McDevitt’s Echo out in November.




    The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie
    Towers of Midnight by Brandon Sanderson/Robert Jordan




  22. —Patrick Rothfuss’ next book.

    In the Valley of the Nest of Spiders, Chip Delany’s forthcoming work.

    —The Game of Thrones TV show, although that will be a bit of a wait since I haven’t got cable.

    —The next volume of Nemesis the Warlock, one of my favorite 2000AD characters.

    Illyria and Available Dark by Liz Hand.

    —Cherie Priest’s Dreadnought.

    —I’m curious about Demons of the Body and Mind: Essays on Disability on Gothic Literature, a collection edited by Ruth Bienstock Anolik; Amy Clarke’s Ursula K. Le Guin’s Journey to Post-Feminism; Karoly Pinter’s The Anatomy of Utopia, and The Heroic Ideal: Western Archetypes from the Greeks to the Present, by M. Gregory Kendrick, all books from the idiosyncratic McFarland Publishing Co.  There are a number of other titles (recent and older) in their Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy series that sound intriguing as well.

    — AMC’s The Walking Dead looks promising, although I’m not sure they can get as hardcore as the comic does.


    —Not much on the movie horizon, except perhaps Tron: Legacy, more out of nostalgia than anything else.





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