A few important works are coming out in 2011, such as Book 2 of the Kingkiller Chronicles and Book 5 of a Song of Ice and Fire. The only one I'm excited about at this point is Embassytown by Mieville. I don't think SF/F will have a year like 2010.
Embassytown will definitely be a book to pay attention to!
Hells yes, SF/F will have a GREAT year in 2011! I think we'll get massive cross-pollination by the SOFI series coming out - look what True Blood and (ergh) the Meyer movies have done to Paranormal romance. HBO and other American TV series are doing an ever-increasingly-great job of popularising SF/F, as people realise it's significantly more entertaining than things constrained to the 'normal' world. Plus, geeks get older and hit their second (and third!) generations. I have a copy of Dune on my desk that my grandfather gave me. People are growing up now writing, having had a full generation of precedent-setting authors blazing trails for them.I am slavering in anticipation of 2011s goodies. - Pip
Well, someone is enthusiastic :P.I hope SF TV will be good this year. I really need a strong replacement for BSG...so far, there have been close calls, but nothing that made me obsessed.
I said yes, I wasn't even thinking in TV terms, but A Game of Thrones looks like creating some waves, but bookswise it really depends on if a few long awaited big releases actually do come out.
A lot of good shows got canned in fall, though, Elfy. Who knows what will fill their places, and if they'll be genre shows :(.