Starting with this post, I'm planning on doing quarterly (or thereabouts) updates for new authors in SF/Fantasy.
What this list IS: authors who have recently published their first book in the sci-fi/fantasy field.
What this list is NOT: my personal endorsement of these authors and/or their books (though I'm sure there are gems here or I wouldn't be posting this). Several of these are books I have on my 'to read' list and feel that the authors could use some publicity. It's a tough industry and with so many good books to choose from, new authors are often overlooked. This is NOT a comprehensive listing, though I hope as I do each successive post I'll catch more and more of the new authors. Feel free to comment if you know a book/new author I've missed who's published in the past 3-4 months or if one of these authors shouldn't be on this list (mistakes happen).
As usual, there's no reasoning behind the order of the books.
Singularity's Ring - Paul Melko
New Dawn's Rising - Scott Gamboe
Peacekeeper - Laura Reeve
Close Encounters - Katherine Allred [has a strong romance slant]
Long Journey to Rneadal - Sharon Dreyer
Blood of Ambrose - James Enge
Ice Song - Kirsten Imani Kasai
Midwinter - Matthew Sturges
The Warded Man - Peter Brett
Dragon in Chains - Daniel Fox
The Adamantine Palace - Stephen Deas
Darkborn - Alison Sinclair
Betrayal - Pati Nagle
Living with Ghosts - Kari Sperring
Pandemonium - Daryl Gregory
Mark of the Demon - Diana Rowland
Death's Daughter - Amber Benson
Sins and Shadows - Lyn Benedict
Good Ghoul's Guide to Getting Even - Julie Kenner [Kenner has several books out. I mention her here because her other books are shelved by my bookstore chain in mystery, so she may be new to a lot of urban fantasy readers.]