For no reason other than that I was idly thinking about it just now (terrible thing, the way the mind wanders when you’re supposed to be writing …), in no particular order and without comment, my favourites amongst the books I’ve read so far this year:
Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
River of Gods, Ian McDonald
Britain BC, Francis Pryor
The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch
The Civil War Vol. 2, Shelby Foote
Winter Tales, George Mackay Brown
And look: Orbit (my very nice publishers) have a spiffy new website covering both the UK and US bits of their increasingly globe-spanning empire. It’s got a corporate blog and future publishing schedules (as pdf files) for anyone who’s curious about what’s in their pipeline for the next year or so.