New Releases and Forthcoming Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

[See Caveat] This list will be maintained alphabetical by author. I will periodically remove books after they are no longer new (my cutoff date for this particular list is September and more recent) and move them here. I will add new titles as I find out about them.
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Most recent Locus magazine consulted: September 2016


Last update: 9/7/2016

*NEW in this revision 9/7/2016
+MODIFIED during month of September 2016
Aaronovitch, Ben
Hanging Tree
(bk 6 in the Peter Grant/Rivers of London series. Sequel to Foxglove Summer. Pbk.)
Police Procedural Urban Fantasy
Jan.2017

*Anderson, Taylor
Devil's Due
(bk 12 in The Destroyermen Series. Sequel to Blood in the Water.)
Alternate history.
Jun.2017

Bear, Greg
Take Back The Sky
(bk 3 & conclusion in the War Dogs trilogy. Sequel to Killing Titan.)
Hard sf. Space Opera
Dec.2016

*Benford, Gregory
The Berlin Project: An Alternative History of World War II
(What if the atomic bomb had been ready in time to be used on D-Day, June 6, 1944?)
Alternate history.
May 2017

Bishop, Anne
Etched in Bone
(bk 5 in The Courtyards of The Others series. Sequel to Marked in Flesh.)
Alternate History/Urban Fantasy
Mar.2017

Bova, Ben
Apes and Angels
(bk 3 of the Star Quest Trilogy. Sequel to Death Wave.)
Hard sf.
Nov.2016

Briggs, Patricia
Silence Fallen
(bk 10 in the Mercy Thompson series. Sequel to Fire Touched.)
Urban Fantasy
Mar.2017

*Brin, David, ed., with Stephen W. Potts
Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
("...Essays & short stories from writers such as Robert J. Sawyer, James Morrow, William Gibson, Damon Knight, Jack McDevitt, and many others to examine the benefits and pitfalls of technologic transparency in all its permutations." from Amazon.com.)
Non-fiction.
Jan.2017

Britain, Kristen
Firebrand
(bk 6 in the Green Rider series. Sequel to Mirror Sight.)
Fantasy
Mar.2017

Brust, Steven & White, Skylar
Skill of Our Hands
(Sequel to the Incrementalists.)
Hard sf. Secret societies.
Jan.2017

Butcher, Jim, ed, (with Hughes, Kerrie Lynn, ed.)
Shadowed Souls
(Short story anthology from major urban fantasy authors. Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Tanya Huff, Jim C. Hines, Rob Thurman, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and more! Trade pbk.)
Urban fantasy.
Nov.2016

*Cherryh, C.J.
Convergence
(bk 18 in the Foreigner series. Sequel to Visitor.)
Hard sf.
May 2017

Chu, Wesley
Rise of Io
(bk 1 in a new series. Set in same universe as the Tao series, but eight years after last Tao book. Trade pbk)
Urban fantasy
Oct.2016

*Clarke, Neil, ed.
Galactic Empires
("Here then is a diverse collection of stories that asks the questions that science fiction asks best. Empire: How? Why? And to what effect?" from Amazon.com. [www.clarkesworldmagazine.com])
Hard sf.
Jan.2017

*Cooper, Brenda
Wilders
(bk 1 of the Project Earth series. Human "re-wilding crews" using bots (of course), "restoring lands once managed by humans but now being returned to more wild places." But do the bots have their own agenda? [Quotes from Goodreads])
Hard sf
Jun.2017

Corey, James S.A.
Babylon's Ashes
(bk 6 in the Expanse series. Sequel to Nemesis Games.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Nov.2016

Czerneda, Julie E.
The Gate to Futures Past
(bk 2 of Reunification / bk 8 in the Clan Chronicles series. Sequel to This Gulf of Time and Stars.)
Hard sf.
Sep.2016

Davis, Hank
If This Goes Wrong...
("Science fiction tales, some humorous and some not-so-funny, about the downside of the future—and how to deal with a universe ruled by Murphy's Law! Includes stories by Robert A. Heinlein, Sarah A. Hoyt, Fritz Leiber, Gordon R. Dickson, Lester del Rey, Christopher Anvil, Fredric Brown, and more." FROM Amazon.com)
Hard sf. Short stories collection.
Jan.2017

Dellamonica, A.M.
Nature of a Pirate
(bk three in the Stormwrack series. Sequel to Daughter of No Nation.)
Urban fantasy
Dec.2016

*Doctorow, Cory
Walkaway
("Fascinating, moving, and darkly humorous, Walkaway is a multi-generation SF thriller about the wrenching changes of the next hundred years…and the very human people who will live their consequences." [Amazon.com])
Thriller
Apr.2017

*Duncan, Dave
Portal of a Thousand Worlds
("The looming threat of a once-in-a-millennium magical event sends nineteenth-century China into violent chaos in this epic alternate-history fantasy." Amazon.com. Trade pbk.)
Alternate History Fantasy.
Feb.2017

Flint, Eric
1636: the Ottoman Onslaught
(Latest in the 1632/Ashanti Shards series. General Mike Stearns versus the Ottomans! "Direct sequel to both 1636: The Saxon Uprising as well as my short novel in Ring of Fire III, 'Four Days on the Danube.'" [Eric Flint])
Alternate history
Jan.2017

*Flint, Eric & Barber, James Griffin
1636: Mission to the Mughals
(bk 23 in the 1632/Ring of Fire series. "The U.S.E. needs a reliable source of opiates for those wounded in action, as well as other goods not available in Europe. The Prime Minister of the U.S.E., Mike Stearns, sends a mission to the Mughal Empire of India with the aim of securing a trade deal with the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan." [Amazon.com] New India storyline.)
Altrenate history
Apr.2017

Flint, Eric & Carrico, David
Span of Empire
(bk 3 of the Jao Empire series. Sequel to Crucible of Empire.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Sep.2016

+Flint, Eric & Resnick, Mike
Gods of Sagittarius
("It’s a space opera. Think of it as Interstellar Indiana Jones and the Alien Investigator/Terminator and you’ll be… well, pretty wildly off but still somewhere in the galactic vicinity." Eric Flint. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
May.2017

*Freed, Alexander
Rogue One: a Star Wars Story
("The official novelization of the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, starring a band of rebels on a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans." [Amazon.com])
Hard sf. Space opera
Jan.2017

Gannon, Charles E.
Caine's Mutiny
(bk 4 in the Tales of the Terran Empire. Sequel to Raising Caine. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Feb.2017

Goodkind, Terry
Death's Mistress
("The launch of an entirely new series built around Richard and Kahlan's friend and defender, the warrior woman Nicci." RisingShadow.net)
Fantasy.
Jan.2017

*Gunn, James
Transformation
(bk 3 in the Transcendental Trilogy Series. Sequel to Transgalactic. "Epic, high-concept space opera" [FantasticFiction.com])
Hard sf
Jun.2017

+Hamilton, Peter F.
Night Without Stars
(bk 2 in the Chronicle of the Fallers. Last book in the Commonwealth series. Sequel to Abyss Beyond Dreams.)
Hard sf.
Oct.2016

Hearne, Kevin
Purloined Poodle
(Iron Druid novella, set after Staked. Starring Oberon, of course!)
Urban Fantasy
Sep.2016

Herbert, Brian & Anderson, Kevin J.
Navigators of Dune
(Latest in Dune series. Sequel to Mentats of Dune.)
Hard sf.
Sep.2016

Hobb, Robin
Assassin's Fate
(bk 3 in the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy. Sequel to Fool's Quest.)
Fantasy
Mar.2017

*Hoyt, Sarah A.
Darkship Revenge
(bk 3 of the Darkship series. Sequel to Darkship Renegades. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
May 2017

*Huff, Tanya
A Peace Divided
(bk 2 of the Peacekeepers series. Sequel to An Ancient Peace.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Jun.2017

Lackey, Mercedes
Closer to the Chest
(bk 3 in the Valdemar Herald Spy series. Sequel to Closer to the Heart.)
Fantasy
Oct.2016

+Lackey, Mercedes, ed.
Tempest
(bk 3 of the All New Tales of Valdemar shared world series. Sequel to Crucible. [NOTE: Valdemar is a long-running series.])
Fantasy
Dec.2016

*Lackey, Mercedes
A Scandal in Battersea
(bk 13 in the Elemental Masters series. Sequel to A Study in Sable.)
Fantasy.
Jun.2017

*Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve
The Gathering Edge (bk 20 in The Liaden Universe. Sequel to Alliance of Equals. A Theo Waitley story.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
May 2017

McGuire, Seanan
Once broken faith
(bk 10 of the October Daye series. Sequel to Red Rose Chain.)
Urban fantasy.
Sep.2016

McGuire, Seanan
Magic for Nothing
(bk 6 in the Incryptid Series. Sequel to Chaos Choreography.)
Urban Fantasy.
Mar.2017

McGuire, Seanan
Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day
("Coming of age story about ghosts and witches and Kentucky. Not connected to any preexisting world; this is for Tor.com's new publishing arm." Seanan McGuire. Novella.)
Fantasy
Jan.2017

*McGuire, Seanan
Down among the Sticks and Stones
(bk 2 of the Wayward Children series. Sequel to Every Heart a Doorway.)
Fantasy.
Jun.2017

Meyer, Marissa
Heartless
(Standalone book about the Queen of Hearts, in the Alice and Wonderland universe. Young Adult.)
Fantasy
Nov.2016

Modesitt, L.E., Jr.
Treachery's Tools
(bk 10 in the Imager Portfolio series. Sequel to Madness in Solidar.)
Fantasy
Oct.2016

Modesitt, L.E., Jr.
Recluce Tales: Stories from the World of Recluce
(Latest in the Saga of Recluce series. Last Recluce book Heritage of Cyador)
Fantasy
Jan.2017

*Moon, Elizabeth
Cold Welcome
(bk 7 in the Vatta series. Sequel to Victory Conditions. Check blog for latest author updates!)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Apr.2017

Pedersen, Anette
1635: The Wars for the Rhine
(Book 24 in the 1632/Ashanti Shards series. Trade pbk.)
Alternate history
Dec.2016

Resnick, Mike
Castle in Cassiopeia
(bk 3 in the Dead Enders series. Sequel to Prison in Antares. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Feb.2017

Robinson, Kim Stanley
New York 2140
("A Venice-like future New York City, flooded because of climate change, was already featured in 2312. Here it becomes the setting of the entire novel, which will deal with the nuts and bolts of how to address and how to adapt to climate change -- technologically, financially, legally, socially -- as well as giving us a glimpse into what day to day life will feel like in that future society." Kim Stanley Robinson site.)
Hard sf.
Mar.2017

Robinson, Kim Stanley, ed. with Gardner, James Alan
Tesseracts Twenty: Compostela
("Anthology of hard & soft science fiction stories that best represent a futuristic view of the sciences & how humanity might be affected (for better or worse) by a reliance in all things technological." Publisher)
Hard sf.
Mar.2017

*Rowling, J.K.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
(bk of the Harry Potter series. Sequel to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Children's book.)
Fantasy
Nov.2016

Rusch, Kristine Kathryn, ed.
Women of futures Past
(Reprint anthology. "Anthology of great SF stories by renowned women SF authors! A collection of wonderful SF carefully selected by ground-breaking editor and author, Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Stories by Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey, Lois McMaster Bujold, CJ Cherryh and more." Trade pbk.)
Hard sf.
Sep.2016

Sagara, Michelle
Cast in Flight
(bk 12 in the Chronicles of Elantra. Sequel to Cast in Honor. Pbk.)
Fantasy
Oct.2016

Sagara, Michelle
Grave
(bk 3 of the Queen of the Dead series. Sequel to Touch.)
Fantasy
Feb.2017

*Salvatore, R.A
Hero
(Latest Forgotten Realms. bk 3 of the Homecoming series. Sequel to Maestro.)
Fantasy.
Oct.2016

Scalzi, John
Collapsing Empire
(Standalone. Not part of any existing series. Yet.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Mar.2017

*Scalzi, John
Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi
("These four stories, along with fourteen other pieces, have one thing in common: They're short, sharp, and to the point—science fiction in miniature, with none of the stories longer than 2,300 words." Amazon.com)
Hard sf.
Dec.2016

Schwab, V.E.
A Conjuring of Light
(bk 3 & FINAL book of the Shades of Magic trilogy. Sequel to A Gathering of Shadows.)
Hard sf. Parallel worlds. Alternate realities.
Feb.2017

Shearin, Lisa
Ghoul Vendetta
(bk 4 of the SPI Files series. Sequel to the Brimstone Deception.)
Urban Fantasy
Jan.2017

Shinn, Sharon
Unquiet Land
(bk 4 in the Elemental Blessings series. Sequel to Jeweled Fire.)
Fantasy.
Nov.2016

*Snodgrass, Melinda M.
In Evil Times
(bk 2 of the Imperials Saga. Sequel to The High Ground. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Jul.2017

Spencer, Wen
Project Elfhome
(bk in the Elfhome series. Sequel to Wood Sprites. "A trio of novellas exploring the fascinating realm of Elfhome, a world where modern day Pittsburgh has collided with the kingdom of the Elves.")
Urban Fantasy
Sep.2016

*Spencer, Wen
Black Wolves of Boston
(bk 1 in a new series.)
Urban Fantasy.
Feb.2017
+Steele, Allen
Avengers of the Moon
("With the permission of the Edmond Hamilton estate, Allen Steele revives the exciting adventures of Captain Future." (Goodreads). "A reboot of the original pulp character. And second, while light in tone, it's not a humorous SF novel."(Email from author.)
Hard sf.
Mar.2017

Stirling, S.M.
Prince of Outcasts
(bk 13 in the Emberverse [AKA Novels of The Change] series. Sequel to The Desert and The Blade. "It's two generations after high-energy technology died in a catastrophe most of the human race didn't survive.")
Alternate history
Sep.2016

Taylor, Jodi
Second Chance
(bk. 3 of the Chronicles of St. Mary's. "...bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea." [Amazon.com]
Trade pbk
Time travel. Hard sf.
Sep.2016

Taylor, Jodi
Trail Through Time
(bk. 4 of the Chronicles of St. Mary's. "...bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea." [Amazon.com]
Trade pbk
Time travel. Hard sf.
Nov.2016

*Taylor, Travis
Kill Before Dying
(bk 5 of the Tau Ceti Agenda series. Sequel to Trail of Evil.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Feb.2017

Weber, David
Shadow of Victory
(bk 14 in the Honor Harrington series. Sequel to A Rising Thunder)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Nov.2016.

Weber, David
At the Sign of Triumph
(bk 9 of the Safehold series. Sequel to Hell's Foundations Quiver.)
Hard sf.
Oct.2016

Weber, David with Zahn, Timothy & Pope, Thomas)
A Call to Vengeance
(bk 3 in the Manticore Ascendant series. Sequel to Call to Arms)
Hard sf. Military sf. Space Opera.
Mar.2017

*Zahn, Timothy
Pawn: A Chronicle of the Sibyl's War
(bk 1 in a new Sybil's War series.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
May 2017

*Zahn, Timothy
Thrawn
(In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power—uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history. [Amazon.com] Backstory to the classic Heir to the Empire trilogy.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Apr.2017

See also:
  • Forthcoming Books (Published quarterly in Locus magazine.)
  • AwardWeb: Collections of Literary Award Information
  • Friends of Fandom's Science Fiction and Fantasy WWW Page

    [Caveat: Here is listed what Margaret A. Davis is looking forward to reading or has just read plus books of general interest to science fiction and fantasy. I will include books by authors I do not personally read but which patrons at my library do read and tell me how much they love them. See also Science Fiction&Fantasy for Younger Readers. (Hint: I do not read horror. Sorry, horror fans may peruse the Horror Writers Assn. Recommended Reading List for suitable suggestions.)
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