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paulgoatallen
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What Were Your Favorite 2010 Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases?

This was a pretty good year for fantasy – and, surprisingly, a good one as well for SF. I'm compiling my "Year's Best" list right now – what were your favorite fantasy and SF reads of 2010?

 

Paul

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dhaupt
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Re: What Were Your Favorite 2010 Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases?

I'm sure there were a lot but the ones that come to mind is 

Ken Scholes series ending with the sneak peek of

 

Antiphon 

 

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dalnewt
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Re: What Were Your Favorite 2010 Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases?

I've got a tie for best epic fantasy. Undeniably, the best was The Passage, but I absolutely ADORED The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire, Book 1).

 

Other fantasies (and one or two Sci-Fi books) that I truly believe to be outstanding were AntiphonThe Way of Kings, The Black Prism (Lightbringer Series #1)The Fall (Strain Trilogy #2), The Bone Palace  Empire in Black and Gold (Shadows of the Apt Series #1)Pleasure Model (Heavy Metal Pulp), and Shadow Prowler. I also really enjoyed Angelology. I'm probably forgetting a few. Maybe I'll post an addendum later.:smileyhappy:        

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Re: What Were Your Favorite 2010 Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases?

 


dalnewt wrote:

I've got a tie for best epic fantasy. Undeniably, the best was The Passage, but I absolutely ADORED The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire, Book 1).

 

Other fantasies (and one or two Sci-Fi books) that I truly believe to be outstanding were AntiphonThe Way of Kings, The Black Prism (Lightbringer Series #1)The Fall (Strain Trilogy #2), The Bone Palace  Empire in Black and Gold (Shadows of the Apt Series #1)Pleasure Model (Heavy Metal Pulp), and Shadow Prowler. I also really enjoyed Angelology. I'm probably forgetting a few. Maybe I'll post an addendum later.:smileyhappy:        


First addendum:                 

Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy Series #1) was a terrific fantasy too. I loved it. So please add it to my list above.

 

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dalnewt
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Re: What Were Your Favorite 2010 Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases?

Oops, I forgot another one.


dalnewt wrote:

I've got a tie for best epic fantasy. Undeniably, the best was The Passage, but I absolutely ADORED The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire, Book 1).

 

Other fantasies (and one or two Sci-Fi books) that I truly believe to be outstanding wereAntiphonThe Way of KingsThe Black Prism (Lightbringer Series #1)The Fall (Strain Trilogy #2)The Bone Palace  Empire in Black and Gold (Shadows of the Apt Series #1)Pleasure Model (Heavy Metal Pulp), and Shadow Prowler. I also really enjoyedAngelology. I'm probably forgetting a few. Maybe I'll post an addendum later.:smileyhappy:        


First addendum:                 

Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy Series #1) was a terrific fantasy too. I loved it. So please add it to my list above.


 

Second Addendum:

 I loved, loved, loved

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Series #1). Once again, please add it to the list above.  

 

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Fricka
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Re: What Were Your Favorite 2010 Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases?

I'm going YA all the way for my 2010 favorites; Tamora Pierce's Bloodhound is my favorite, closely followed by Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.Honorable Mentions to Mercedes Lackey and Diana Wynne Jones for their latest YA books as well.
 
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julestrik
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Re: What Were Your Favorite 2010 Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases?

My favorite book this year was the Passage. I also enjoyed catching up on non 2010 fantasy/science fiction such as th fever series andthe song of ice and fire. I know not publ. In 2010 but they were all new to me.
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KC_May
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Re: What Were Your Favorite 2010 Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases?

I think The Way of Shadows (Night Angel Trilogy #1)  and A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3)  were my two favorites, though I did enjoy Bright of the Sky (Entire and the Rose Series #1),  too.

 

I'm going to have to learn to read faster to keep up with my growing TBR list!

 

 

 


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Whisperlynn
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Re: What Were Your Favorite 2010 Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases?

I've gotta give a shout out to young adult Sci-Fi!  Absolutely great this year were:

 

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The Replacement by Brenna Yavonaff - 

A changeling novel where kids are replaced with...things.  Creepy and enthralling!

 

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Timeriders by Alex Scarrow-

Jumping through time to try and save the world, this band of interesting characters is so much fun to read about, and the creative presentation keeps you eager to turn the page and guessing at every turn. 

 

 

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Clockwork Angel by Carrandra Clare -

The first in a prequel trilogy to The Mortal Instruments, this steampunk novel has it all!  Beautiful prose, rich historical setting, supernatural infusion everywhere you turn, and unique characters I love to read about.  I highly recommend all of Clare's works!

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Re: What Were Your Favorite 2010 Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases?

The Black Prism (Lightbringer Series #1) 

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Sarah3973
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Re: What Were Your Favorite 2010 Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases?

100% without a doubt this one:
Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy Series #1)  

 

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infael
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Re: What Were Your Favorite 2010 Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases?

I can't remember what was released last year....Rothfuss's 2nd Kingkiller book, Sanderson's Way of the Kings.

 

Lemme nominate A Dance of Dragons as one of 2011's best releases. Not even a date for the next book. Sigh.

 

Michael