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SCI-FI FICTION SO FAR 2012…

Alright then, here we are now at around the middle of the year surprisingly now. Six months in and what have so far been some of the most interesting, significant novels and books to have been released? Some very big names in the realms of SF and fantasy and then horrror fiction have returned and a good few first time authors have also broke through. Here are some of the ones that I have found to be very interesting and need to read:

China Mieville-Railsea

As ever probably essential reading, but this time actually fairly different in ways, and possibly less dark as before

The Long Earth-Stephen Baxter/Terry Pratchett

Many have eagerly been waiting for this new collaboration between two of the most respected of science fiction and fantasy writing of our times

Cyber Circus-Kim Larkin-Smith

A younger very different bold female writer it seems very much worth discovering soon

A very entertaining author, great detail and bizarre tales

Existence-David Brin

It seems that this new novel is a very challenging and extremely detailed big hard SF book but apparently very much worth reading

2312-Kim Stanley Robinson

Is this one really as good as it might like to be? I am not sure, but it could be

Blue Remembered Earth-Alastair Reynolds

Yet another from the regularly mightily impressive guy

Dark Eden-Chris Beckett

Sounded slightly unusual and possibly an interesting and important tale

Distrust That Particular Flavour-William Gibson

Alright, it is not fiction, but it is just Gibson so likely very worth reading anyway

The Sisterhood of Dune-Kevin J. Anderson

Even while it is no longer produced by Frank Herbert, the series is always worth looking at with new installments

Blackbird-Chuck Wendig

A very humourous guy, and with this new novel of paranoid thrilling dark adventure

Final Days-Gary Gibson

The Method-Juli Zeh

I remember reading very good things about this one, some kind of psychological SF drama tale

Empire State-Adam Christopher

From quite a few months back at the begining of the year, a bold and entertaining book, worth looking for

Anno Dracula-Kim Newman

This a newer one, a well crafted hybrid tale from the very respected and talented critic and writer from the UK

Amped-Daniel H. Wilson

From the author of the soon to be blockbuster movie Robopocalypse, comes this new similar dystopian thriller tale

There have been a good many more, all across the platforms of ebooks, kindle reading, paperbacks, hardback and more. Good signs even now for the transforming and tense world of publishing out there

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About JAMES E PARSONS

Author of science fiction novels Orbital Kin and Minerva Century-also horror, literary fiction, many short stories and screenplays. Always reading, writing, watching films, playing guitar/bass, and am a husband with a coffee addiction. New horror novel due for 2017. This is my blog, offshoot from my website. It will be where I post current thoughts, opinions, views, reviews, or discussions about contemporary film, movies, books, video games, television series mostly in the horror, science fiction, fantasy and their sub-genre offshoots. The entertainment not in the mainstream (for the most part) and proud of it. Also follow me on twitter- @ParsonsFiction, and facebook - James E Parsons

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