The first title I came across is actually one that I really, really want to read and have been anticipating since seeing it in the Orbit catalog. Leviathan Wakes is appealing to me for so many reasons, even though I do tend to shy away from Sci-Fi books. Sad, but true. Here's a nice little piece on Curiosity Killed the Bookworm that refers to some of the same issues I suffer from. Her post comes in the wake of the recent slew of articles about sexism in publishing (lordy, men's fiction vs women's fiction vs genre labeling vs who gets reviewed where vs whether genre fiction is respectable, it's making me dizzy!).
Anywho, Ellie's points ring true for me anyway, a lot of the time I just feel like Sci-Fi goes completely over my head for one reason or another (books that is, movies I have no issue with). I have hopes that Leviathan Wakes will be different -- because I so want it to be! Abandoned ship fits right in with my whole weird obsession with abandoned hospitals, orphanages, and such. Plus there's the whole detective aspect in it as well. Here's chapter one if you're curious.
Leviathan Wakes is set for release on June 15, by the way, and is a team effort -- author James S.A. Corey being Daniel Abrahams and Ty Franck. But that's not all for busy bee Abrahams. Seems he also writes as MLN Hanover, author of the Black Sun's Daughter series.
I mean wow. It's no secret or anything, which is nice since I didn't completely unravel the mystery I was searching out originally pertaining to that other author.