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 December 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: December 2017


Last update: 12/4/2017

*NEW in this revision 12/4/2017
+MODIFIED during month of December 2017
Afsharirad, David, editor
Year's Best Military & Adventure SF, Volume 4
(Short story anthology. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Jun.2018

*Altman, Mark A. & Gross, Edward
So Say We All: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica
(Covers BOTH original 1978 & remake 2004 series. "What began as a three-hour made for TV movie inspired by the success of Star Wars..." led to the iconic Battlestar Galactic series [both of them].)
Nonfiction.
Aug.2018

Anderson, Kevin J. and Hoyt, Sarah A.
Uncharted: Lewis and Clark in Arcane Territories
[Part of an Arcane America series by different authors "set in a fantasy/alternate history North America in the mid-18th century. The passage of Halley’s comet in 1759 triggers a catastrophe that sunders the New World from the Old World, and unleashes magic in the New World." [See http://www.ericflint.net/index.php/forthcoming/ ] Paranormal alternate history
May.2018

*Anderson, Taylor
River of Bones
(bk 13 of the Destroyerman series. Sequel to Devil's Due.)
Alternate history
Jul.2018

Bacigalupi, Paolo and Buckell, Tobias
The Tangled Lands
(Standalone. What happens after your empire has "overly relied upon magic until it became toxic"...? When you have a "land crippled by the use of magic"? [Amazon.com])
Fantasy.
Feb.2018

Benson, Michael
Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece
("Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the film’s release, this is the definitive story of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey...." [Amazon.com])
Nonfiction
Apr.2018

Bishop, Anne
Lake Silence
(Set in the world of The Courtyards of the Others. Follow-on series. Last book Etched in Bone.)
Urban Fantasy
Mar.2018

Bova, Ben
Survival
(bk 3 in the Star Quest machine intelligence series. Sequel to Apes & Angels.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Dec.2017

Briggs, Patricia
Burn Bright
(bk 5 of Alpha & Omega series. Sequel to Dead Heat.)
Urban fantasy.
Mar.2018

Brooks, Terry
The Skaar Invasion
(Bk 2 of a four-book Fall of Shannra ending for the long-running series. Sequel to The Black Elfstone.)
[Author also says he might still do books set earlier in the timeline.]
Fantasy
May.2018

Brust, Steven
Good Guys
("A snarky, irreverent tale of secret magic in the modern world, the first solo standalone novel in a two decades from Steven Brust, the New York Times bestselling author of the Vlad Taltos series." (Amazon.com)
Urban fantasy
Mar.2018

Bujold, Lois McMaster
Mira's Last Dance
(bk 5 in the World of the Five Gods : Penric & Desdemona series. Sequel to Penric's Mission. First released as ebook. Deluxe hardback edition. Novella. NOTE: Author has re-numbered the series chronologically.)
Fantasy
Feb.2018

*Butcher, Jim
Brief Cases
("The second anthology of Dresden Files short stories...." [Author's Web site] Including a new Maggie & Mouse novella.)
Urban fantasy.
Jun.2018

Caine, Rachel & Aguirre, Ann
Honor Among Thieves
(bk 1 in the Honors series. "...a vibrant, exciting, Guardians of the Galaxy meets Star Wars style adventure..." "the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan--a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers." [both from author mass email] Young adult.)
Fantasy
Feb.2018

*Caine, Rachel
Smoke and Iron
(bk 4 of the Great Library series. Sequel to Ash and Quill.)
Alternate history/Urban fantasy.
Jul.2018

Campbell, Jack
Ascendant
(bk 2 in the Genesis Fleet series. Sequel to Vanguard. Prequel series to the long-running Lost Fleet universe series.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
May.2018

Cherryh, C.J.
Emergence
(bk 19 in the Foreigner series. Sequel to Convergence.)
Hard sf. Space Opera. First contact saga.
Jan.2018

Clare, Cassandra and Chu, Wesley
Lost Book of the White
(bk 1 of Eldest Curses trilogy. "Clare will publish an adult trilogy about fan-favorite character Magnus Bane, EW can announce exclusively. Published by Saga Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, the first book in the series is slated for a November 2017 release, and will be co-written by Wesley Chu, author of The Lives of Tao." [Entertainment Weekly])
Fantasy
Mar.2018

Clare, Gwendolyn
Ink, Iron, & Glass
("Her debut novel...is the first in a steampunk duology about a young mad scientist with the ability to write new worlds into existence...." [Amazon.com] Young adult.)
Fantasy / steampunk
Feb.2018

Cogman, Genevieve
The Lost Plot
(bk 4 of the Invisible Library series. Sequel to Burning Page. Trade pbk.)
Urban fantasy/Alternate worlds
Jan.2018

Corey, James S.A.
Persepolis Rising
(bk 7 of the Expanse series. Sequel to Babylon's Ashes.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Dec.2017

Daniel, Tony & Ruocchio, Christopher, editors
Star Destroyers: Big Ships. Blowing Things Up.
(Short story themed anthology. "Big, bold, and edge-of-your-seat space opera and military science fiction from David Drake, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Michael Z. Williamson, Steve White, Robert Buettner, Susan R. Matthews, Dave Bara, and many more!" [Amazon.com] Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Space opera
Mar.2018

Datlow, Ellen, editor,
Mad Hatters and March Hares: All-New Stories from the World of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland
("An all original anthology of stories inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There....[Stories/poems from] Seanan McGuire, Jane Yolen, Catherynne M. Valente, Jeffrey Ford, and many other fantasy authors."[Amazon.com]
Fantasy.
Dec.2017

De Bodard, Aliette
The Tea Master and the Detective
(bk 3 of the Universe of Xuya series. Sequel to The Citadel of Weeping Pearls. Novella. "Welcome to the Scattered Pearls Belt, a collection of ring habitats and orbitals ruled by exiled human scholars and powerful families, and held together by living mindships who carry people and freight between the stars...." [Amazon.com])
Hard sf. Space opera.
Mar.2018

*Dozois, Gardner, ed.
Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-fifth Annual Collection
(Short story collection.)
Hard sf.
Jul.2018

Drake, David
Though Hell Should Bar The Way
(bk 12 in the Leary & Mundy RCN series. Sequel to Death's Bright Day.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Apr.2018

+Feist, Raymond E.
King of Ashes
(bk 1 of The Firemane Saga. This is a "new series of books not related to the Riftwar Cycle" [Author's Web site])
Fantasy
May.2018

Flint, Eric and Gannon Charles E.
1636: The Vatican Sanctions
(bk 24 of the 1632 Ashanti Shards series. Direct sequel to 1635: The Papal Stakes.)
Alternate history
Dec.2017

Flint, Eric; Huff, Gorg; & Goodlett, Paula
1637: The Volga Rules
(book 25 in the 1632/Ashanti Shards series. This is the [direct] sequel to 1636: The Kremlin Games.)
Alternate History.
Feb.2018

Flint, Eric
Grantville Gazette VIII
(Latest in the 1632/Ring of Fire alternate history series. Short story anthology.)
Alternate history
Jun.2018

*Flint, Eric
Worlds 2
(Short fiction from many different series [such as 1632 and a steampunk series] for which Flint has written, including a new Honorverse novella. Trade pbk.)
Science fiction and fantasy
Aug.2018

*Foster, Alan Dean
Relic
(Standalone. The last known human [saved by friendly aliens] goes in search of another possible human survivor.)
Hard sf.
Aug.2018

Gibson, William
Agency
(Standalone. Most recent book Peripheral. "In William Gibson's first novel since 2014's New York Times bestselling The Peripheral, a gifted "app-whisperer" is hired by a mysterious San Francisco start-up and finds herself in contact with a unique and surprisingly combat-savvy AI." [Amazon.com])
Thriller.
Dec.2018

Goodkind, Terry
Shroud of Eternity
(bk 2 of the Nicci Chronicles. Sequel to Death's Mistress.)
Epic Fantasy
Jan.2018

*Gray, Claudia
Defy the Worlds
(bk 2 of the Constellation series. Sequel to Defy the Stars. Young Adult.)
Hard sf.
Apr.2018

Green, Simon R.
Night Fall
(bk 13 in the Nightside series. Sequel to The Bride Wore Black and also Moonbreaker. "Night Fall will be the last full length Nightside and SH book. There could be more shorts on the future. [Steve SRG Admin]" [Author's Facebook page for his books]. NOTE: I presume SH to be Secret Histories. These two series overlap at times.)
Urban fantasy.
Jun.2018

Hearne, Kevin
Scourged
(bk 9 & final book in the Iron Druid Chronicles series. Sequel to Staked.)
Urban Fantasy.
Apr.2018

Hearne, Kevin & Dawson, Delilah S.
Kill the Farm Boy
(bk 1 of The Tales of Pell series. "In an irreverent new series in the tradition of Terry Pratchett novels and The Princess Bride, the New York Times bestselling authors of the Iron Druid Chronicles and Star Wars: Phasma reinvent fantasy, fairy tales, and floridly written feast scenes." Amazon.com)
Fantasy.
Jul.2018

Huff, Tanya
Privilege of Peace
(bk 3 of the Peacekeepers series. Sequel to A Peace Divided.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Jun.2018

Kenyon, Kay
Serpent in the Heather
(bk 2 of the Dark Talents series. Sequel to At the Table of Wolves. Alternate England in 1930s with Nazis.)
Paranormal suspense alternate history.
Apr.2018

+Kowal, Mary Robinette
Calculating Stars
(bk 1 in the Lady Astronaut series. Sequel to Lady Astronaut, a finalist for the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novelette. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Secret history space opera.
Jul.2018

Kowal, Mary Robinette
Fated Sky
(bk 2 in the Lady Astronaut series. Sequel to Calculating Stars Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Secret history space opera.
Aug.2018

Kress, Nancy
If Tomorrow Comes
(bk 2 of Yesterday's Kin trilogy. Sequel to Tomorrow's Kin)
Hard sf.
Mar.2018

Lackey, Mercedes
The Hills Have Spies
(bk 1 of the Valdemar Family Spies series. Mags & Amily now have 3 kids. This is Justyn's book. Sequel to Closer to the Chest.)
Fantasy
Jun.2018

Lackey, Mercedes, editor
Pathways: All New Tales of Valdemar
(bk 11 of the long-running Valdemar shared world short stories series. Sequel to Crucible. Pbk.)
Fantasy
Dec.2017

Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve
Neogenesis
(bk 21 in The Liaden Universe. Direct sequel to direct sequel to Dragon in Exile, Alliance of Equals, and The Gathering Edge. This book will tie Theo Waitley's thread back into the main Korval Clan thread.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Jan.2018

Lee, Yoon Ha
Revenant Gun
(bk 3 of Machineries of Empire series. Sequel to Raven Strategem.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Jun.2018

*Lerner, Edward M.
Trope-ing the Light Fantastic: The Science Behind the Fiction
Nonfiction
Mar.2018

*Levine, David D.
Arabella and the Traitor of Mars
Steampunk fantasy
Jul.2018

McAulty, Todd
Robots of Gotham
Thriller.
Jun.2018

McDevitt, Jack
Long Sunset
(bk 8 in the Academy series. A Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins novel. Sequel to Starhawk.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Apr.2018

McDonald, Ian
Time Was
(Standalone. Not part of Luna books. "A love story stitched across time and war, shaped by the power of books, and ultimately destroyed by it." [Amazon.com])
Novella
Apr.2018

*McDonald, Ian
Moon Rising
(bk 3 in the Luna series. Sequel to Wolf Moon. "The continuing saga of the Five Dragons, Ian McDonald's fast-paced, intricately plotted space opera pitched as Game of Thrones meets The Expanse." [Amazon.com])
Hard sf. Space opera.
Jul.2018

McGuire, Seanan
Beneath the Sugar Sky
(bk 3 of the Wayward Children series. Sequel to Down Among the Sticks and Bones. Novella.)
Fantasy
Jan.2018

McGuire, Seanan
Tricks for Free
(bk 7 in the Cryptid series. Sequel to Magic for Nothing. Paperback.)
Urban fantasy
Mar.2018

*McGuire, Seanan
The Girl in the Green Silk Gown
(bk 2 in the Ghost Roads series. Sequel to Sparrow Hill Road. Trade pbk)
Urban Fantasy.
Jul.2018

*McGuire, Seanan
Night and Silence
(bk 12 in the October Daye series. Sequel to The Brightest Fell.)
Urban fantasy.
Sep.2018

Martin, George R.R., ed.
Mississippi Roll
(bk 24 of the Wild Cards series. Sequel to High Stakes.)
Alternate history/Urban Fantasy.
Dec.2017

Martin, George R.R., ed.
Low Chicago
(bk 25 of the Wild Cards series. Sequel to Mississippi Roll. "Perfect for current fans and new readers alike, Low Chicago is an all-new, time travel adventure that leads to the underworld of 1920s Chicago, featuring a a fresh cast of characters from the Wild Cards...." [Amazon.com])
Alternate history/Urban Fantasy.
Jun.2018

*Meyer, Marissa
Gone Rogue
(bk 2 of the Wires and Nerve series. Graphic novel. Iko's story after the Lunar Chronicles ended. Young adult.)
Urban fantasy.
Jan.2018

Modesitt, L.E., Jr.
Outcasts of Order
(bk 20 in the Saga of Recluce. Sequel to Mongrel Mage.)
Fantasy
Jun.2018

Moon, Elizabeth
Into the Fire
(bk 2 of the Vatta's Peace series. Sequel to Cold Welcome.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Feb.2018

*Novik, Naomi
Spinning Silver
"A fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairytale" [Amazon.com]
Fantasy
Aug.2018

*Ober, Damien Lincoln
Doctor Benjamin Franklin's Dream America: A Novel of the Digital Revolution
([NOTE: This is a re-issue by new publisher of Doctor Benjamin Franklin's Dream America, first published by Equus Press in 2014. Equus Press declares itself "outside the literary establishment defined by the Anglo-American publishing industry...."]
"Gore Vidal’s Burr meets Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash in this blazingly original alt- history that weaves twenty-first century technology into a saddle-punk retelling of the American Revolution." [Amazon.com])
Alternate history / "Saddle-punk".
Jan.2018

Owens, Robin D.
Heart Sight
(bk 14 in the Celta paranormal romance series. Sequel to Heart Legacy.)
Fantasy
Dec.2017

Pierce, Tamora
Tempests and Slaughter
(bk 1 of the Numair Chronicles series. Part of the Tortall Universe. Young Adult.)
Fantasy.
Feb.2018.

Sagara, Michelle
Cast in Deception
(bk 13 in the Chronicles of Elantra series. Sequel to Cast in Flight. Trade pbk)
Fantasy
Jan.2018

Salvatore, R.A.
Child of a Mad God
(bk 1 in the Coven series. Totally new series from the author of the popular Drizzt Do'Urdern books.)
Fantasy
Feb.2018

Scalzi, John
Don't Live for Your Obituary: Advice, Commentary, and Personal Observations on Writing
(Deluxe hardcover edition.)
Nonfiction
Dec.2017

Scalzi, John
Head On
(Sequel to Lock In.)
Hard sf.
Apr.2018

*Snodgrass, Melinda
The Hidden World
(bk 3 of the Imperials Saga series. Sequel to In Evil Times. Trade pbk)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Jul.2018

*Stirling, S.M.
Black Chamber: A novel of an alternate World War I
(bk 1 of Tales from the Black Chamber. "The first novel in a brand-new alternate history series where Teddy Roosevelt is president for a second time right before WWI breaks out, and on his side is the Black Chamber, a secret spy network watching America's back." [Amazon.com])
Alternate history
Jul.2018

*Stirling, S.M.
Sky-Blue Wolves
(bk 15 in the Emberverse series. Sequel to The Sea Peoples.)
Alternate history
Sep.2018

Strahan, Jonathan, ed.
Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, Volume 12
(Short story anthology)
Science fiction AND fantasy
Mar.2018

*Taylor, Jodi
An Argumentation of Historians
(bk 9 in The Chronicles of St. Mary's series. Sequel to And the Rest is History. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Time travel.
May.2018

Taylor, Travis
Bringers of Hell
(bk 6 of the Tau Ceti Agenda series. Sequel to Kill Before Dying.)
Hard sf. Space Opera
Feb.2018

*Turtledove, Harry
Through Darkest Europe
Sep.2018

+Walton, Jo
An Informal History of the Hugos: A Personal Look Back at the Hugo Awards
Nonfiction
Aug.2018

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.2018

Wells, Martha
Artificial Condition
(bk 2 of the Murderbot Diaries. Tor.com novella. Sequel to All Systems Red.)
Hard sf.
May.2018

Wells, Martha
Rogue Protocol
(bk 3 of the Murderbot Diaries. Tor.com novella. Sequel to Artificial Condition.)
Hard sf.
Aug.2018

*White, Steve
Her Majesty's American
Trade pbk
Sep.2018

White, Steve and Gannon, Charles,
Oblivion
(bk 8 of the Starfire series. Sequel to Imperative. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Military sf. Space opera.
May.2018

Williams, Sheila, editor
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine: A Decade of Hugo & Nebula Award Winning Stories 2005-2015
(Short story collection. Trade pbk.)
Nov.2017

Zahn, Timothy
Cobra Traitor
(bk 9 in the Cobra series. bk 3 of Cobra Rebellion trilogy. Sequel to Cobra Outlaw.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Jan.2018

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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