Orbit books has always been close to my heart. They were the first publisher to approach me about review copies, they’ve released some bloody good novels and the staff and their authors are approachable and eager to embrace the blogger movement. Well, now that they’ve just released a list of the upcoming novel’s being released this Fall/Winter, I’m about ready to tie the knot with them.


Peter F. Hamilton and Iain M. Banks.

I’ve been making a concentrated effort to catch up on the science fiction genre and so have been trying to check out some of the recent classics. Peter F. Hamilton and Iain M. Banks are two of the authors I’m most eager to dive into, but I’ve been having trouble getting my grubby hands on their novels (without resorting to order online, which is a dangerously tempting practice at the best of time…). In particular I’ve been interested in picking up Hamilton’s Nights Dawn Trilogy and Banks’ Use of Weapons (actually on their Spring/Summer release list), so imagine my surprise when I found out that Orbit was going to re-release both of these.

Good stuff coming from Orbit, indeed. The list:

Orcs – Stan Nicholls

The Riven Kingdom – Karen Miller

Hunter’s Prayer – Lilith Saintcrow

Debatable Space – Phillip Palmer

The Company – K.J. Parker

The Reality Dysfunction – Peter F. Hamilton

The Way of Shadows – Brent Weeks

Deep Water – Pamela Freeman

Shadow’s Edge – Brent Weeks

Orphan’s Alliance – Robert Buettner

Dark Heart – Russell Kirkpatrick

Beyond the Shadows Brent Weeks

The Neutronium Alchemist – Peter F. Hamilton

One More Bite – Jennifer Rardin

Hammer of God – Karen Miller

The Accidental Sorcerer – K.E. Mills

The Magician’s Apprentice – Trudi Canavan

Witches Incoporated – K.E. Mills

Matter – Iain M. Banks

The Naked God – Peter F. Hamilton

Hand of Isis – Jo Graham

This Is Not a Game: A Novel – Walter Jon Williams

The full details of each release can be found HERE.

  • Kristen July 13, 2008 at 7:20 am

    I was also excited to see Orbit was going to release Use of Weapons. They released a bunch of other novels by Banks recently and I really loved The Player of Games. That and Use of Weapons are the two novels I usually hear are his best so I’m going to have to get my hands on that one, too.

  • Graeme July 14, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    The Brent Weeks books look like my kind of thing, nice post Aidan :)

  • meese July 15, 2008 at 6:08 am

    The nights dawn trilogy is great fun but his new ‘commonwealth saga’ is even better, full of great ideas, and numerous action packed plotlines. You really are in for a treat Aidan