With regards reading, 2012 was a fantastic year for me. It was the year that I stepped out of my comfort zone and read in genres that I normally would not read, such as urban fantasy (involving angels, vampires, werewolves etc) and historical fiction. It was also the year that I read more than the traditional fantasy, and tie-in fantasy at that. My experiments seem to have mostly been successful as I’ve started to really like reading these kind of books.
My goal for this year is to continue on that same path and read as widely as I can. Which is why this massive list is so huge in scope, with tons of variety. I went through the catalogues for most of these publishers and picked out things I liked,and which caught my eye. Getting through the entire list this year will probably not happen, but then again, never say never!
Tags: Imperial Guard, Black Library, Space Wolves, Warhammer, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Space Marine Battles, Chris Wraight, Rachel Aaron, Urban Fantasy, Orbit Books, Paul S. Kemp, Michael J. Sullivan, Nightshade Books, Angry Robot Books, Ben Counter, Elspeth Cooper, David Annandale, Wild Hunt, Trinity Rising, Lee Collins, Cora Oglesby, Binding, Space Opera, Josh Reynolds, David Guymer, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Adam Christopher, Amanda Carlson, Chuck Wendig, Epic Fantasy, Jo Fletcher Books, Gotrek & Felix, Guy Haley, Vampires, Jessica McClain, Werewolves, C. L. Werner, 2013 Most Anticipated, She Returns From War, The Mad Scientist’s Daughter, Between Two Thorns, Emma Newman, Black Feathers, Joseph D’Lacey, The Age Atomic, The Lives of Tao, Wesley Chu, Split Worlds, Egil and Nix, The Blue Blazes, A Discourse in Steel, Road of Skulls, Warhammer Heroes, Van Horstmann, The Death of Antagonis, The Curse of the Everliving, The Black Plague, Blighted Empire, Blood of Asaheim, Baneblade, The Secret of the Nagas, Amish, The Immortals of Meluha, Gemsigns, Stephanie Saulter, Everness, Planesrunner, Ian McDonald, Billy Fox, Blind God's Bluff, Richard Lee Byers, Earth Thirst, Mark Teppo, Moon Saga, Carol Wolf, Prepare To Die, Paul Tobin, The Daedalus Incident, Michael J. Martinez, Pimm and Skye, The Constantine Affliction, T. Aaron Payton, No Return, Zachary Jernigan, Seven Kings, John R. Fultz, Ice Forged, Gail Z. Martin, Fade To Black, Francis Knight, Wolfhound Century, Peter Higgins, Hot Blooded, Rebellion, Ian Irvine, Riyria Chronicles, The Crown Tower, Powder Mage, Promise of Blood, Brian McClellan, Rojan Dizon, Before The Fall, Fortune's Pawn, Broken, A. E. Rought, The Holders, Julianna Scott, Emillie and The Hollow World, Martha Wells, Zenn Scarlett, Christian Schoon, Playing Tyler, T. L. Costa, Cracked, Eliza Crewe, The Kassa Gambit, M. C. Planck, Marked, Eve of Darkness, S. J. Day, The Six-Gun Tarot, Rod Belcher, The Sixth Station, Linda Stasi, The Eldritch Conspiracy, Cat Adams, Farside, Ben Bova, Blood's Pride, Evie Manieri, The Wreck of The River of Stars, Michael Flynn, Tor Books, Near Future, Far Future, Sword and Sorcery, Heroic Fantasy, Steampunk, Androids, Robots, Aliens
Joining me today on Names: A New Perspective is newly-minted author David Guymer, who’s taken his plunge writing tie-in fiction for Games Workshop and Black Library’s Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 settings. He has only done short story work so far, but he has an audio drama and a couple novels coming out very soon, all of which I’m very excited about. He definitely has a very fresh approach to Warhammer Fantasy, and is taking on some of the heavyweights of the setting, as well as some of the more ignored factions/characters. On the subject of names and their meaning, it’s always interesting I feel to hear from a tie-in author, and this is what David had to say.
A little late, but I finally have the schedule of posts down. Post-NaNoWriMo blues and a massive reviewing/reading backlog plus my Advent Reviews series has kept me rather busy. Which reminds me, I still need to do that NaNoWriMo “after-action” report too! Ack! You can read any of the previous posts by using the series tag: “Names A New Perspective“. The previous line-up of authors is here. So, without further ado, here you are.
Tags: 2012 Debuts, Adam Christopher, Aliette de Bodard, Amanda Carlson, Angry Robot Books, Black Library, Bradley P. Beaulieu, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Chuck Wendig, Ciara Ballintyne, David Guymer, Debut Authors, E. J. Swift, Erin M. Evans, Fantasy, Forgotten Realms, Gareth Powell, Genre Magazines, Guest Posts, Janet Edwards, Jo Anderton, Jocelyn Koehler, Lee Collins, Lyndsay Faye, Matt Forbeck, Names A New Perspective, Nightshade Books, Science Fiction, Self-published, Solaris Books, The meaning of Names, Tim Marquitz, Urban Fantasy, Warhammer Fantasy, Wizards of the Coast