This is a big batch including 7 of my most anticipated books for 2011, which have magically appeared and are sure to wreck havoc with my reading schedule. I don't know how long I can keep my mitts of some of these. First up is a pile of review copies sure to make a lot of people jealous.
The Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham - The book at the top of many anticipated lists of 2011 is mine and it looks damn good.
Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey - Another my of my highly anticipated, but from the Sci-Fi list that will be posted tomorrow. The galley looks incredible as Orbit opted to leave text off the front cover, which shows off the art quite nicely.
The Fallen Blade by Jon Courtenay Grimwood - This is Act One of the Assassini trilogy, which looks like an interesting alternative history Venice with Vampires.
The Hammer by K.J. Parker - This is Parker's third standalone novel and is the finished copy so it should show up in stores shortly. After my recent read of Blue and Gold I'm anxious to get at some Parker in longer form.
Black Halo by Sam Sykes - Sykes is back for what should be a crotch-stomping good time at sea in this sequel to Tome of the Undergates. I'll definitely be checking this out around the release date in March.
God's War by Kameron Hurley - Another that will be on my Sci-Fi anticipated list for 2011. Bugpunk. Need I say more? Oh, it is also the first in a trilogy.
After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn - Vaughn has been turning out the Kitty Norville books, but over the last year has been stepping out into other areas. This is a galley of a superhero prose novel from the point of view of a normal daughter to superhero parents. Sounds like a good time to me.
The Buntline Express by Mike Resnick - The final copy of a Weird Western that has been getting decent marks as a fun ride with Doc Holiday.
Wild Cards 1 edited by George R.R. Martin - Here is the novel that started the long running series with a couple new stories to boot. I've actually been in search of the first volume for a while now so I'm glad this showed up.
The Gormenghast Novels by Mervyn Peake - This was a buy to fill-in the gaps in my library of New Weird fore-bearers. I want to see where it all began for VanderMeer, Mieville, and Newton.
The Scar Crow Men by Mark Chadbourn - The second in the Swords of Albion series from the very prolific Chadbourn.
The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang - Another purchase. I wouldn't allow myself to buy this until I read Chiang's Stories of Your Life. After I finished Stories I immediately had to order a copy of Lifecycle. Yeah, he is that good.
Never Knew Another by J.M. McDermott - Still another on my anticipated list. I showed off the cover a couple weeks back and it is even better in person.
Of Blood and Honey by Stina Leciht - This is the author's debut novel taking place in Ireland in the 1970s with "The Fallen" battling the Fey during some tumultuous times. Sounds very original and I just may have to take part.
Wolfsangel by M.D. Lachlan - I've been looking forward to this one since I heard about it being released in the UK, but opted to wait for the Pyr edition as they were also quick to take notice. Vikings and werewolves. You know I've gotta be there for that.
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