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mulrich
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These dates are based on amazon's product listings and I'm only including new novels (no audio books, commentaries, re-releases, etc). If anyone has additional information on new novels please add.

March 19, 2013 - The Gate Thief
June 4, 2013 - Earth Afire (The First Formic War)
May 1, 2014 - Untitled Book 3 (Pathfinder?)

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Has The Gate Thief release date been officially confirmed/announced? Or is that just Amazon speculating wildly?
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Man, I wish he'd just stick with one series at a time.
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As long as they're quality, I don't mind multiple series going on at once. I'm part way through Ruins, and I'm enjoying it just as much as Pathfinder. I quite enjoyed The Lost Gate and Earth Unaware too. I've been less than patiently anticipating the sequels in each series.
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quote:
Originally posted by SteveRogers:
Has The Gate Thief release date been officially confirmed/announced? Or is that just Amazon speculating wildly?

Hard to say. I like to think they have information from the publisher. I just wish they would have a release date for an unnamed OSC Book 7.
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quote:
Originally posted by mulrich:
Hard to say. I like to think they have information from the publisher.

I think sometimes they do, but they're also notorious for posting essentially what is just an estimated release date.
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quote:
Originally posted by SteveRogers:
quote:
Originally posted by mulrich:
Hard to say. I like to think they have information from the publisher.

I think sometimes they do, but they're also notorious for posting essentially what is just an estimated release date.
Normally I would agree with you but it seems strange that they list an untitled OSC book 3 with a precise date. Although, it's known that Card agreed to make Pathfinder into a trilogy to be released over a short (2-3 year) timeframe, so maybe it is just speculation.
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The series which includes The Lost Gate and soon The Gate Thief is also a trilogy if I recall correctly.
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Now that Gatefather is out I was curious what OSC has in his writing queue. Amazon has one future release

The Swarm – August 2, 2016 (2nd Formic Wars #1)

Others that are planned according to Wikipedia
Shadows Alive (Shadows #6)
The Hive (2nd Formic Wars #2)
The Queens (2nd Formic Wars #3)
Master Alvin (Alvin Maker #7)

With only one new release in 2015 and likely one in 2016 OSC's pace has definitely slowed. I hope this means he's taking time to manage his health (as discussed in an interview). I'd love to see more frequent releases but I'm glad he's prioritizing the way he is. Health trumps writing fervency.

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Series still waiting for sequels:

Second Formic War #2-3
Ender-Children of the Mind/Shadows in Flight wrap up
Women of Genesis book #4
Ladder top vol 3
Alvin Maker 7
Empire/Hidden Empire book 3

And, of course, Lovelock... the holy grail of unfinished series

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I just listened to the audiobook of Seventh Son where OSC solemnly swore he would finish the Alvin Maker series. He is therefore not allowed to die until he does.
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