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New Year, New Anticipation!

Okay, so thanks to being a pastor (which means that I was uber-busy with Christmas), family illness, travel, more illness, a wedding renewal, and a couple of funerals to boot, the elaborate post I had planned for today didn’t come […]
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Okay, so thanks to being a pastor (which means that I was uber-busy with Christmas), family illness, travel, more illness, a wedding renewal, and a couple of funerals to boot, the elaborate post I had planned for today didn’t come to pass. Sorry. So instead, I leave you with this question:

What Speculative something-or-other (be it book, movie, video game or whatever, either Christian or not) are you looking forward to most in 2013?

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Kaleb
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Kaleb

Man of Steel, I think. The Hobbit this year wasn’t bad, but it was nowhere near the level of the LotR movies, so I think my anticipation is greatly diminished. 

Mickey
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JRR Tolkien’s King Arthur poem!
It comes out in May 

Tamra Wilson
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Tamra Wilson

On a funny note: I’m anticipating how many ways we can squeeze Orlando Bloom onto next year’s Hobbit movie posters. I like Mr. Bloom, but trying to find a poster without him on it is going to be impossible!

Ralene B
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Hmm…I think the next Star Trek movie. 🙂

Lacee Hogg
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Agreed!

Paul Lee
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Most of the speculative stories that I hope to consume in 2013 were created in 2012 or earlier, because I’m slow.  But there are some things that I’m waiting for:

A Memory of Light, the final book in The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and finished by Brandon Sanderson.  It’s scheduled to be released January 8th — next Tuesday!
Valor’s Worth by Rebecca P. Minor, but I still have to catch up with Curse Bearer.
Hadean Lands by Andrew Plotkin, an interactive fiction.  I dearly hope that it will be realsed for platforms other than the iPhone.

After having seen The Hobbit movie last night, the next movie in the artificial Hobbit movie trilogy is in the same category for me as the next Star Trek movie.  I will want to see them, because I’m highly invested in the stories (especially with The Hobbit, but also to an extent with Star Trek), but I also feel that the essence of the original stories is being desecrated and violated by the filmmakers, and I’m not eager to see more sacrilege.

Alassiel
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Alassiel

A month ago I would have said the second Hobbit movie, but after seeing this one my excitement is somewhat diminished. So I’ll have to say Andrew Peterson’s The Warden and the Wolf King, which I very much hope will come out in the next year even though the date hasn’t actually been released yet.

Galadriel
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The new Hobbit movie, Dragonwitch by Anne Elisabeth Stengl, and the year of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary and all associated celebrations

Lauren
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Lauren

I’ll second Dragonwitch! I’m on the edge of my seat for it!!!

Alassiel
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Alassiel

I forgot to mention Doctor Who! Then again, I probably won’t see much of this year’s material until it comes out on Netflix, which will most likely be next year. Oh well, I look forward to seeing the episodes of season 7 that have already aired whenever Netflix gets them.

Kessie Carroll
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I LOVED the Hobbit movie. But since I’ve already seen it, it doesn’t count for this question.
 
Hmm. I’m looking forward to the rest of Grimm, and Doctor Who season 7 now that the new companion has come along.
 
For books: I’m planning to read everything by Anne Elizabeth Stengl, since I’ve been remiss with her series. Also I’m going to reread all the Temeraire books and catch up on the latest book, which I’ve not read yet. Also I want to read a bunch of popular stuff I’ve heard of but not read, like Percy Jackson or I Am Number 4. Or 9 or whatever number he was.
 
Also I want to read some Philip K. Dick, since I’ve enjoyed every movie that’s been based on one of his stories. I feel like he’s getting to be the 7 degrees of separation guy–this movie was inspired by this book dedicated to Philip K. Dick.

E. Stephen Burnett
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In chronological (I think), not priority, order of expected films:

  1. Iron Man 3.
  2. Star Trek: Into Darkness.
  3. Man of Steel.
  4. Thor: The Dark World.
  5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Also, I just learned that Kerry Nietz has a new novel releasing in February: Mask. I have no clue what it’s about, but after The DarkTrench Saga I will keeping buying this man’s books.

Tamra Wilson
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Tamra Wilson

I forgot about Thor! The design for the dark elves is most interesting. I just hope they keep the same tone as the last one, I liked the chivalry on the part of Thor and the Warriors Three (plus Sif of course!) But then I’m a sucker for Chivalry.