My provisional Top 10 of 2007


Since we're approaching the halfway point of the year, here are my picks for best speculative fiction titles published in 2007 thus far. As always, feel free to disagree and post your own Top 10 in the comment section!;-)

If you're looking for something good to read this summer, this selection should provide you with countless hours of reading pleasure!

TOP 10 of 2007

1- Black Man/Thirteen by Richard Morgan: Del Rey/Gollancz (Canada, USA, Europe)
2- Reaper's Gale by Steven Erikson: Bantam Press (Canada, USA, Europe)
3- Ink by Hal Duncan: Del Rey/Pan MacMillan (Canada, USA, Europe)
4- Brasyl by Ian McDonald: Pyr/Gollancz (Canada, USA, Europe)
5- Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay: Roc/Simon & Schuster Ltd. (Canada, USA, Europe)
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6- The Terror by Dan Simmons: Little, Brown and Company/Bantam Press (Canada, USA, Europe)
7- Red Seas under Red Skies by Scott Lynch: Bantam Dell/Gollancz (Canada, USA, Europe)
8- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss: Daw Books/Gollancz (Canada, USA, Europe)
9- Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie: Pyr/Gollancz (Canada, USA, Europe)
10- Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn: Warner Books (Canada, USA, Europe)

Given the fact that many of my 2006 picks were published in the second portion of the year, this Top 10 might look a lot different at the end of December. But as things stand at the moment, these are my picks!
If you've read my earlier post, some of these titles are heavily discounted at amazon.co.uk. Just click on the "Europe" links. . .

7 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post! I agree with your list, especially with Black Man at the top. I've only read half of this list so now I have a purpose in life: go get the others to enjoy!

Lawrence said...

Might be handy to add the links to the particular reviews of these ten books on this site, so we can instantly see how you rated/reviewed that book. ^_^
Haven't yet read every book of this list, but the ones that I read seem very good indeed. Thanks for the recommendations. ;)

Ed S. said...

I think everything was front loaded this year. After about July I really don't see what I would consider to be a major title on my buy list. Maybe I'm missing something but the second half of the year looks pretty dull.

Aidan said...

I'm surprised to see Ysabel so high on the list. I've put off reading it because I had heard it was one of Kay's weaker novels. Maybe I'll have to bump back up the list.

Also, I really need to read Thirteen/Black Man.

Anonymous said...

Patrick,
Did you read The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds? It won't be out in the U.S. for another year, but I've considered ordering it from the UK as I've heard good things and I like Reynolds, esp Century Rain.

Brennan said...

I generally agree, though I couldn't stand Ink--which was doubly disappointing given how good vellum was. I may retry, but the choppy storytelling just didn't work for me. I have been spending this year catching up on older books I never caught, and rereading favorites.

Patrick said...

I haven't read THE PREFECT yet...

Which reminds me that I should contact Gollancz to get a review copy of Reynolds' latest!