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 April 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: April 2018


Last update: 4/5/2018

*NEW in this revision 4/5/2018
+MODIFIED during month of April 2018
Aaronovitch, Ben
Lies Sleeping
(bk 7 of the Rivers of London/Peter Grant series. Sequel to The Furthest Station.)
Urban Fantasy/Police Procedural
Nov.2018

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

Benford, Gregory
Rewrite: Loops in the Timescape
(Sequel to Timescape. Time travel.)
Hard sf.
Nov.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

Bova, Ben
Power Failure
(bk 3 in the Jake Ross series. Sequel to Power Surge.)
Thriller
Oct.2018

Britain, Kristen
The Dream Gatherer
(bk 7 in the Green Rider series. "[A] novella and two short stories set in the universe of [Kristen Britain's] best selling Green Rider series in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the publication of her first novel, Green Rider." Sequel to Firebrand.)
Fantasy
Oct.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
Jun.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
Jun.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
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

Cogman, Genevieve
The Mortal Word
(bk 5 in the Invisible Library series. Sequel to The Lost Plot. Trade pbk.)
Urban Fantasy.
Nov.2018

Czerneda, Julie E.
Search Image
(bk 4 in the Web Shifters series. Sequel to Hidden in Sight.)
Hard sf.
Oct.2018

Czerneda, Julie E., editor.
Tales from Plexis
(Shared world anthology where invited authors submit stories in the Trade Pact universe. Mass mkt pbk.)
Hard sf. Space opera
Dec.2018

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

Dozois, Gardner, ed.
The Book of Magic
("An anthology celebrating the witches and sorcerers of epic fantasy--featuring stories by George R. R. Martin, Scott Lynch, Megan Lindholm, and many more!...In these pages, seventeen of today's top fantasy writers--including award-winners K. J. Parker (The Two of Swords), Megan Lindholm (The Windsingers), John Crowley (The Deep), Tim Powers (Last Call), Liz Williams (Snake Agent), Elizabeth Bear (Eternal Sky Trilogy), George R. R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire), Kate Elliott (The Court of Fives Trilogy), Scott Lynch (The Republic of Thieves), and more--cast wondrous spells that thrillingly evoke the mysterious, awesome, and at times downright terrifying worlds where magic reigns supreme: worlds as far away as forever...and as near as next door." Amazon.com)
Fantasy
Oct.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

Duncan, Dave
Trial by Treason
(bk 2 of the Enchanter General series. Sequel to Ironfoot. "[Historical fantasy series set in twelfth century England." Amazon.com)
Fantasy.
Oct.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
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

Flint, Eric and Freer, Dave
All the Plagues of Hell
(bk 6 of the Heirs of Alexandra. Sequel to Burdens of the Dead.)
Alternate history with magic.
Dec.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

Gardner, James Alan
They promised me the gun wasn't loaded
(bk 2 in the Sparks/Darklings series. Sequel to All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault. Trade pbk.)
Urban fantasy.
Nov.2018

Goodkind, Terry
Siege of Stone
(bk 3 of the Sister of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles. Sequel to Shoud of Eternity. Set in the world of the Sword of Truth saga.)
Fantasy
Dec.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

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

Hamilton, Peter F.
Salvation
(bk 1 of the Salvation Sequence. "Humanity’s complex relationship with technology spirals out of control in this first book of an all-new series from "the owner of the most powerful imagination (sic) in science fiction" (Ken Follett)....In 2204, humanity is expanding into the wider galaxy in leaps and bounds. Cutting-edge technology of linked jump gates has rendered most forms of transportation—including starships—virtually obsolete...." Amazon.com.)
Hard sf.
Sep.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

Jemison, N.K. and Adams, John Joseph
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018
Anthology. Trade pbk.
Oct.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
Terran Tomorrow
(bk 3 of Yesterday's Kin trilogy. Sequel to If Tomorrow Comes.)
Hard sf.
Nov.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
Apex
(bk 3 in the Hunter series. Sequel to Elite. Young Adult.)
Fantasy
Sep.2018

Lackey, Mercedes
Bartered Brides
(bk 14 of the Elemental Masters series. Sequel to A Scandal in Battersea.)
Alternate history/Urban Fantasy.
Oct.2018

*Latner, Alexis Glynn
Helldive
(bk 4 in the Aeon's Legacy series. Sequel to Star Crossing.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Jun.2018

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

Levine, David D.
Arabella and the Traitor of Mars
(bk 3 of the Adventures of Arabella Ashby series. Sequel to Arabella and the Battle of Venus.)
Steampunk fantasy
Jul.2018

McAulty, Todd
Robots of Gotham
Thriller.
Jun.2018

McCaffrey, Gigi
Dragon's Code
(Latest in the Dragonriders of Pern series. First book by daughter Gigi. "One of the world's most beloved series in sci-fi history--Anne McCaffrey's The Dragonriders of Pern--relaunches with an all-new adventure." Amazon.com))
Hard sf.
Oct.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

McDevitt, Jack
A Voice in the Night
(Limited edition Short Story Collection. Signed and numbered.)
Hard sf.
Aug.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
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.
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

Martin, George R.R., ed.
Texas Hold 'Em
(bk 26 in the Wild Cards series. Sequel to Low Chicago.)
Alternate history/Urban Fantasy.
Oct.2018

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

Novik, Naomi
Spinning Silver
("A fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairytale" [Amazon.com]. Last book Golden Age and Other Stories.)
Fantasy
Jul.2018

Robinson, Kim Stanley
Red Moon
(Either standalone or first book in a new series.)
Hard sf.
Oct.2018

Rusch, Kristine Kathryn
Searching For The Fleet
(bk 7 in the Diving Universe. Sequel to The Runabout. Space salvage/Space Opera.)
Hard sf.
Sep.2018

Salvatore, R. A.
Timeless
(Latest in the Drizzt series. "At long last, New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore returns with one of fantasy's most beloved and enduring icons, the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden, in an all-new trilogy full of swordplay, danger, and imaginative thrills...." Amazon.com)
Fantasy.
Sep.2018

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

Scalzi, John
The Consuming Fire
(bk 2 of The Interdependency series. Sequel to the Collapsing Empire.)
Hard sf.
Oct.2018

*Smith, Susan E.
Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3
(Short story anthology. Including story by Alexis Glynn Latner.)
Hard sf. plus Romance.
Oct.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]) Last book The Sea Peoples. Trade pbk.)
Alternate history
Jul.2018

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

Turtledove, Harry
Through Darkest Europe
(Either standalone or book one of new series. "What if: Europe never exited the Dark Ages but remained a backwater continent rife with religious fanaticism." [Uchronia])
Alternate history.
Sep.2018

Valente, Catherynne
Space Opera
("The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy meets Eurovision in an over-the-top galactic science fiction spectacle from bestselling author Catherynne Valente where sentient races compete for glory in a universe-wide musical contest—where the stakes are as high as the fate of planet Earth." Amazon.com)
Hard sf.
Apr.2018

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

Weber, David
Uncompromising Honor
(bk 19 in the main Honor Harrington series. Sequel to Shadow of Freedom. "Honor's finishing what she started." Amazon.com)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Oct.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

Wells, Martha
Exit Strategy
(bk 4 of the Murderbot Diaries. Tor.com novella. Sequel to Rogue Protocol.)
Hard sf.
Oct.2018

White, Steve
Her Majesty's American
("In an alternate future where the British empire never crumbled, the space ships of Her Majesty’s Navy work to keep the spaceways safe. Commander Robert Rogers of the Royal Space Navy is a defense intelligence officer known for his unconventional ways." Amazon.com. Trade pbk.)
Alternate history space opera.
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
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine: A Decade of Hugo and Nebula winning stories 2005-2015
Trade pbk.
Nov.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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