Thursday, September 1, 2011

Upcoming Dystopia + Index of Dystopian Preview Author Interviews

There are so many exciting books coming out in 2012/13 and during Dystopian August 2011, we got a sneak peek of 29 of them via preview interviews with their authors.  Just check out this list (click on book name to read preview)!  This is a post you'll want to bookmark for future reference - at the end of this post, I also added Publisher's Marketplace announcements for upcoming books not included in the interview series.


Veronica Rossi previews UNDER THE NEVER SKY (HarperCollins/January 3, 2012)

Megan Crewe previews THE WAY WE FALL (Hyperion/Jan 2012)

Jodi Meadows previews INCARNATE (HarperCollins/January 31, 2012)

Julianna Baggott previews PURE (Grand Central Publishing/Hachette/Feb 8, 2012)

Kristen Simmons previews ARTICLE 5 (Tor/February 14, 2012)

Susanne Winnacker previews THE OTHER LIFE (Usborne/Feb 2012 & Marshall Cavendish/May 2012)

Lissa Price previews STARTERS (Random House/March 13, 2012)

Kate Messner previews EYE OF THE STORM (Walker/March 2012)

Leah Bobet previews ABOVE (Scholastic/April 2012)

Jennifer Bosworth previews STRUCK (FSG/Spring 2012)

John Claude Bemis previews THE PRINCE WHO FELL FROM THE SKY (Random House/Spring 2012)

Heather Anastasiu previews GLITCH (St Martins/Spring 2012)

Jay Kristoff previews STORMDANCER (St. Martins Press/US Tor/UK Spring 2012)

Alexandra Bracken previews BLACK IS THE COLOR (Hyperion/June 2012)

Diana Peterfreund previews FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins/Summer 2012)

Kiera Cass previews THE SELECTION (HarperCollins/Summer 2012)

Demitria Lunetta previews IN THE AFTER (HarperTeen/Summer 2012)

Lenore Appelhans previews LEVEL TWO (Simon & Schuster BFYR/Fall 2012)

Antony John previews ELEMENTALS (Penguin/Fall 2012)

Bethany Griffin previews MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (HarperCollins/2012)

CJ Redwine previews DEFIANCE (HarperCollins/2012)

Catherine Knutsson previews SHADOWS CAST BY STARS (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster/2012)

Kassy Taylor previews ASHES OF TWILIGHT (St. Martins Press/2012)

Sarah Crossan previews BREATHE (HarperCollins/2012)

JA Souders previews RENEGADE (Tor/2012)

Claire Merle previews THE GLIMPSE (Faber & Faber UK/2012)

Suzanne Young previews THE PROGRAM (Simon & Schuster/2013)

Erin Bowman previews THE LAICOS PROJECT (HarperCollins/2013)

Jordana Frankel previews THE WARD (HarperCollins/2013)


Peter Lerangis's PERFECT, in which a boy is rescued by a rogue gang and joins a battle against agents of a world society where population is out of control and resources are dwindling; the only hope is a cure to the ultimate plague - human perfection. Egmont/Spring 2012

S.D. Crockett’s AFTER THE SNOW, in which a boy born into a world where the oceans have stopped working and is thus covered in ice and snow must leave the wilderness to search for his missing family. Feiwel and Friends/March 2012

Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan's THE YOUNG COUNTRY, a post-apocalyptic Western set in the near future, where disease and pollution dictate that no one lives past their teens. HarperCollins

C. Alexander London's debut PROXY, about two boys from opposite ends of a society where the poor are paid to take punishments for the rich, and the conspiracy which engulfs them both. Penguin

DARK LIFE author Kat Falls's THE FETCH, a dystopian romance trilogy set in a future where the U.S. has been divided by a wall separating the civilized West from the disease-ravaged East - now called the Savage Zone - in which a 16-year-old must leave everyone she loves behind to enter the frightening Savage Zone, where she meets a mysterious boy who's not all that he seems to be. Scholastic/Fall 2012

Sara Grant's HALF LIVES, a dystopian chronicle of the journeys of two unlikely heroes in their race against time to save future generations. Little Brown/Fall 2012

Chris Howard's debut THE TREE CATCHER, a smart futuristic Huck Finn about a teen who builds trees out of scrap metal for rich patrons until a mysterious girl shows him a polaroid of the legendary last trees on earth, and he sets out in a deadly race against time to find them in this upside down old-west, post-apocalyptic, gypsy-rasta world of killers, pirates, poachers, and opportunists.

Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam's ELUSION, pitched as an "Inception"-type futuristic thriller series about three teenagers attempting to solve a mystery with serious personal stakes that leads them inside an alternate reality game that transports users to dangerously seductive Utopian world, and ETHERWORLD.

Josin L. McQuein's debut ARCLIGHT, a science fiction/dystiopian thriller, where a parasitic race is driving humanity to the point of extinction, and no one who leaves the last safe enclave ever returns until one teenage girl, a stranger, stumbles out of the Dark. HarperCollins

Bethany Pinnell's STUNG, in which government attempts to save endangered bees by genetic modification causes their sting to induce deadly, flu-like symptoms in humans, and a vaccine created in response changes children into ferocious, killer beasts; the uninfected have built a wall to keep the beasts out, and a girl has awakened on the wrong side.

Karen Thompson’s Walker’s THE AGE OF MIRACLES, in which a girl comes of age during a geological disaster after a massive earthquake knocks Earth off its axis, slowing the passage of time. 2012


Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Just bookmarked this so I have my list ready to to go for fall. :O)

Zibilee said...

Oh yes, this is a post worth going back to again and again when book shopping this fall. Thanks for putting all this together for us!

Lucy said...

Great list. I'll be coming back to refer to this post when planning my 2012 dystopian reads.

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Ooh great post. Thanks so much for dystopian August. As always, it was amazing, and I loved learning about all these new books.

Alyce said...

So much to look forward to! I'll have to double check that I've got the ones that I want on my wish list.

marymunar said...

great post and interviews! these books are definitely going on my list! and i did a double take when i saw your own post haha. congrats on your debut!!

Cecelia said...

All of these sound interesting, and some of them downright amazing. Can't wait to hear and see (and read) more!