September is a packed month for SF/F (and other genre) books. There are stories of science fictional and fantastical heists, technological breakthroughs, artificial intelligences, hidden worlds, and quite a few more in store for us — 26 in all.
I'm going to change up how I do book lists a bit with this roundup. For pretty much as long as I've done this list for all sorts of places (here's the last year's worth), these have been organized by date: the 4-5 Tuesdays marked down with their respective entries listed below.
This time around, I'm going to list books out by genre: fantasy, science fiction, and other (other genres, nonfiction, etc.), with each entry sorted by the author's last name. We'll see how this works: I'm wondering if maybe it'll make things easier to find for folks looking for a specific type of book over another. For comparison's sake, here's the same list, sorted by date (this one didn't go out in email, so you didn't miss anything.)
Joe Abercrombie closes out his Age of Madness trilogy (which started with A Little Hatred and The Trouble With Peace) — itself following his The First Law trilogy — with The Wisdom of Crowds. Set in a medievalish world, the Union has entered a new era of machines, which has brought new forms of unrest, heroism, and conflict.