1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (May 1)
I loved Divergent. If you haven’t read it, go forth and read.
2. Winds of Winter by George RR Martin (Who knows?)
This is supposedly the last installment in the Songs of Fire and Ice series. I don’t know when it’s scheduled to be published, but the FIRST CHAPTER of Winds of Winter is on Martin's web site. (That page says it's to be published last year; Dance of Dragons didn't come out until last July.)
3. New Neil Gaiman or Scott Westerfeld?
I'm jonesing for another Coraline or Graveyard Book or Leviathan trilogy. Hint, hint.
4. Hunger Games Movie (March 23)
Well, isn’t everyone looking forward to this?
5. The Hobbit Movie (December 14)
6. Dark Shadows movie (Summer)
Three of my favorite things together. Johnny Depp + Tim Burton + Dark Shadows. This could be totally brilliant or completely awful. For you Dark Shadows virgins, Moviebyte did a quick introduction to the movie / series.
7. Game of Thrones Season 2 (April 1)
HBO's excellent adaptation of George RR Martin's Game of Thrones made me go read the Songs of Fire and Ice series -- only to discover it's not finished (see item 2 above). Season 2 should be based on book 2, A Clash of Kings.
8. Walking Dead Season 2.5 (February 12)
I'm not usually a zombie fan, but AMC's The Walking Dead is a damn good show. Period.
9. HG Wells spinoff of Warehouse 13
Last spring, Hollywood Reporter and several other places reported that a Warehouse 13 spin-off was in the works, featuring one of my fave characters, HG Wells. The spin-off (possibly called Warehouse 12) is set in Victorian London. (Yes, it is Steampunk-ish.) We saw a backdoor pilot or sorts for it on last season's Warehouse 13 (via I09).
|btw, HG is a woman.|
10. The Apocalypse (December 21)
As we've all no doubt heard by now, the Maya calendar runs out on 12/21/12. All the end-of-the-world prophecies are, of course, fiction (knock wood), but I'm secretly glad the Hobbit movie comes out before that date. ;)
|The Mayans are probably laughing their asses off.|
What are you looking forward to this year in the science fiction / fantasy (and/or young adult) universe?