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 February 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: March 2015


Last update: 3/15/2015

*NEW in this revision 3/15/2015
+MODIFIED during month of March 2015
Adams, John Joseph, editor
Operation Arcana
(Military Fantasy anthology. Short stories/novels by many authors.)
Trade pbk
Mar.2015

Anderson, Taylor
Straits of Hell
(bk 10 of the Destroyermen series. Sequel to Deadly Shores.)
Alternate history/hard sf.
May 2015

*Asprin, Robert & Evans, Linda
Tales of the Time Scouts
(Time travel.Contains Time Scout and Wages of Sin, first two books in this series. Omnibus trade pbk)
Hard sf.
Dec.2015

*Bacigalupi, Paolo
Water Knife
Thriller.
May 2015

*Bailey, Robin Wayne, editor
Architects of Wonder: Fifty Years of Nebula-Winning Short Fiction
Trade pbk
Jun.2015

*Bear, Greg
Killing Titan
(bk 2 in the Gurus series. Sequel to War Dogs. Space Opera.)
Military hard sf.
Oct.2015

*Bishop, Anne
Vision in Silver
(bk 3 of The Others series. Sequel to Murder of Crows.)
Urban fantasy.
Mar.2015

Bova, Ben
Power Surge
(Sequel to Power Play.)
Thriller
Aug.2015

Briggs, Patricia
Dead Heat
(bk 4 in the Alpha and Omega series. Sequel to Fair Game.)
Urban fantasy.
Mar.2015

Brooks, Terry
Darkling Child
(bk 2 of the Defenders of Shannara series. Sequel to High Druid's Blade. This series is listed as a good entry point for new Shannara readers.)
Fantasy
Jul.2015

*Butcher, Jim
Aeronaut's Windlass
(bk 1 in the Cinder Spires series. Steampunk.)
Fantasy
Sep.2015

*Butcher, Jim
Working for Bigfoot
(Three Harry Dresden novellas, collected here for the first time.)
Urban fantasy
Jun.2015

Campbell, Jack
Leviathan
(bk 11 of the Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier series. Sequel to Steadfast.)
Military hard sf.
May 2015

Card, Orson Scott
Gatefather
(bk 3 of the Mither Mages series. Sequel to Gate Thief.)
Fantasy
Sep.2015

Cheney, J. Kathleen
Shores of Spain
(bk 3 of the Golden City series. Sequel to The Seat of Magic. Trade pbk.)
Historical/romantic/magic/police procedural fantasy
Jul.2015

Cherryh, C.J.
Tracker
(bk 16 in the Foreigner series. Sequel to Peacemaker.)
Hard sf
Apr.2015

Cooper, Brenda
Edge of Dark
(bk. 1 of the Glittering Edge duology.)
Hard sf.
Mar.2015

+Corey, James S.A.
Nemesis Games
(bk 5 in the Expanse series. Sequel to Cibola Burn.)
Space opera hard sf.
Jun.2015

Davis, Hank, editor
Future Wars... and Other Punchlines
(Trade paperback humorous military science fiction anthology. Featuring a mix of classic science fiction reprints & original stories by Baen regulars. Includes stories by David Drake, Frederik Pohl, Howard F. Waldrop, Christopher Anvil and more.)
Military hard sf.
Sep.2015

*Donaldson, Stephen R.
King's Justice: Two Novellas
Two new original novellas: The King's Justice & Augur's Gambit.
Fantasy
Oct.2015

*Dozois, Gardner, editor
Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection
Hard sf.
Jul.2015

Drake, David and Lambshead, John
Maelstrom
(bk 2 in the Citizens series. Sequel to Into the Hinterlands.)
Military sf / alternate history [George Washington]
Mar.2015

*Drake, David
Air and Darkness
(bk 4 of the Books of the Elements series. Sequel to Monsters of the Earth.)
Fantasy.
Nov.2015

*Drake, David and Afsharirad, David, editors
Year's Best Military SF & Space Opera
(First in a new annual anthology series. Mass mkt. pbk.)
Hard sf.
Jun.2015

*Elliott, Kate
Court of Fives
Young Adult
Fantasy
Aug.2015

Elliott, Kate
Black Wolves
(bk 1 of a new epic fantasy.)
Mass mkt. pbk.
Fantasy
Nov.2015

*Elrod, P.N.
Hanged Man
"Murder, mayhem and tea--a well-bred Victorian urban fantasy thriller. Prepare, o reader, to be enthralled."--Patricia Briggs [from Amazon.com]
Steampunk Urban Fantasy
May 2015

+Fawcett, Bill, editor
By Tooth & Claw
(bk 2 in the Clan of the Claw series. S.M. Stirling, Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, and Jody Lynn Nye return with four novellas. The cat-like Mrem, our heroes, battle the deep reptilian intelligence of humanoid dinosaurs in a Bronze Age world. Sequel to Exiled: Clan of the claw [also novellas from these authors].)
Hard sf.
Apr.2015

+Flint, Eric, ed.
Grantville Gazette VII
(bk 7 of the Ring of Fire series. "The Grantville Gazettes are anthologies of short stories set in the 1632 universe introduced in Eric Flint's novel 1632. The Gazettes started as an experiment: a professionally edited, officially sanctioned 'fan magazine' published electronically.")
Alternate history/time travel/hard sf.
Apr.2015

Flint, Eric and Hunt, Walter
1636: The Cardinal Virtues
(bk 19 in the long-running 1632/Ring of Fire series. Cardinal Richileu, France, Queen Anne's baby, & Grantville.)
Alternate history
Jul.2015

*Flint, Eric; Goodlett, Paula; & Huff, Gorg
1637: The Volga Rules
(bk 25 of the 1632/Ashanti Shards series. "This is the sequel to 1636: The Kremlin Games." [according to Eric Flint's home page])
Alternate history
Jan.2016

*Flint, Eric and Dennis, Andrew
1635: A Parcel of Rogues
(bk 20 in the 1632/Ashanti Shards series. "This is the long-delayed sequel to 1634: The Baltic War, which follows the adventures of Julie Sims, Alex Mackay, Oliver Cromwell and others after their escape from the Tower of London." [from Eric Flint home page])
Alternate history
Jan.2016

+Friedman, C.S.
Dreamseeker
(bk 2 in the Dreamwalker Chronicles. Sequel to Dreamwalker.)
Urban fantasy
Jul.2015

*Gabaldon, Diana
Outlandish Companion, volume 2
Sequel to The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated) published March 2015
Nonfiction
Oct.2015

*Gannon, Charles E.
Raising Caine
(bk 3 of the Tales of the Terran Republic. Sequel to Trial by Fire. Trade pbk)
Space Opera Hard sf.
Oct.2015

*Goodkind, Terry
First Confessor
(Richard and Kahlan series. The prequel to the Sword of Truth series. Note: Originally published in 2012.)
Fantasy
Jul.2015

*Goodkind, Terry
Warheart
(bk 15 in the Richard & Kahlan series. Sequel to Severed Souls.)
Fantasy
Nov.2015

*Guran, Paula, editor
Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas
Trade pbk
Aug.2015

Hearne, Kevin
Heir to the Jedi
(bk 3 in the Empire and Rebellion series. "A thrilling new adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and—for the first time ever—written entirely from Luke Skywalker’s first-person point of view." Star Wars.)
Hard sf. Space opera
Mar.2015

*Hearne, Kevin
Two Tales of the Iron Druid Chronicles (Kaibab Unbound [prequel to bk 1] and A Test of Mettle [concurrent with bk 3] short stories. E-book only)
Urban fantasy
May 2015

*Hearne, Kevin
Three Slices
(Three Iron Druid novella anthology. A Prelude to War [just after bk 7] plus two more novellas.)
Urban Fantasy.
["Release date forthcoming"]

*Hearne, Kevin
Staked
(bk 8 of the Iron Druid Chronicles series. Sequel to Shattered.)
Urban Fantasy
2016

*Hines, Jim C.
Fable: Blood of Heroes
("The official companion novel to the videogame Fable™ Legends" [from Amazon.com]. Trade pbk.)
Fantasy
Aug.2015

Hobb, Robin
Fool's Quest
(bk 2 in the Fitz and Fool Trilogy. Sequel to Fool's Assassin.)
Fantasy.
Aug.2015

Hodder, Mark
Rise of the Automated Aristocrats
(bk 6 of the Burton & Swinburne Adventure series. Sequel to The Return of the Discontinued Man.)
Steampunk Alternate History
Aug.2015

*Holland, Cecelia
Dragon Heart
Fantasy
Sep.2015

*Huff, Tanya
Ancient Peace
(bk 1 of the Peacekeepers series. "The first book of a thrilling new military science fiction spin-off of Tanya Huff's Confederation series" [from Amazon.com.])
Space opera hard sf.
Oct.2015

*Hurley, Kameron
Empire Ascendant
(bk 2 of the Worldbreaker Saga. Sequel to Mirror Empire. Trade pbk.)
Epic fantasy
Oct.2015

*Jordan, Robert; McDougal, Harriet; Romanczuk, Alan; & Simons, Maria
Wheel of Time Companion
Nonfiction
Nov.2015

Kowal, Mary Robinette
Of Noble Family
(bk 5 of the Glamourist series. [Jane Austen but with magic!] Sequel to Valour and Vanity.)
Alternate History/Fantasy
Apr.2015

Kowal, Mary Robinette
Word Puppets
(Short fiction collection.)
Sep.2015

Kress, Nancy
Best of Nancy Kress
(Short fiction collection.)
Sep.2015

*Lackey, Mercedes
Closer to the Heart
(bk 2 of the Hearld Spy [Valdemar universe] series. Sequel to Closer to Home.)
Fantasy
Oct.2015

*Lackey, Mercedes
From a High Tower
(bk 11 of the Elemental Masters series. Rapunzel story. Sequel to Red as Blood [aka Blood Red].)
Fantasy
Jun.2015

*Lackey, Mercedes
Hunter
Young adult.
Fantasy
Sep.2015

*Lackey, Mercedes, editor
Crucible: All-New Tales of Valdemar
(Next book in long-running Valdemar series. Sequel to One True Way. Mass mkt pbk)
Fantasy.
Dec.2015

*Leckie, Ann
Ancillary Mercy
(bk 3 & final book of Imperial Radch trilogy. Sequel to Ancillary Sword. Trade pbk)
Space opera hard sf.
Oct.2015

Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve
Dragon in Exile
(bk 18 in the Liaden Universe series. Sequel to Trade Secret. Clan Korval on Surebleak.)
Space opera hard sf.
Jun.2015

Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve
Liaden Universe Constellation Vol. 3
(bk 19 in the Liaden Universe series. Short fiction 2011 & more recent.)
Space opera hard sf.
Aug.2015

Lindskold, Jane
Artemis Invaded
(bk 2 of Artemis series. Sequel to Artemis Awakening.)
Hard sf.
Jun.2015

*McDevitt, Jack
Thunderbird
(Sequel to Ancient Shores [first published in 1996 and currently available as an ebook]. "Working stargate" left by ancients ten thousand years ago turns up "in North Dakota, on a Sioux reservation near Devils Lake." [from Amazon.com] Thunderbird is the next chapter in this space opera tale.
Hard sf.
Dec.2015

McGuire, Seanan
Pocket Apocalypse
(bk 4 in the Incryptid series. Sequel to Half-off Ragnarok. Pbk.)
Urban fantasy.
Mar.2015

McGuire, Seanan
Red Rose Chain
(bk 9 in the October Daye series. Sequel to Winter Long. Mass market pbk. Also available as e-book.)
Urban fantasy.
Sep.2015

Martin, George R.R. with Gardner Dozois
Old Venus
(Short story/short novel collection. Similar to Old Mars anthology.)
Hard sf.
Mar.2015

*Martin, George R.R.
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
"Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire." [from Amazon.com]
"This omnibus collects together three novellas: The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, and The Mystery Knight. The stories all recount the tales of Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Egg. The stories are set nearly a century before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire." [from publisher Del Rey]
Fantasy
Oct.2015

Modesitt, L.E., Jr.
Madness in Solidar
(bk 9 in the Imager Portfolio series. "Takes place some 380 years after the Wars of Consolidation." Sequel to Rex Regis.)
Fantasy.
Mar.2015

*Modisett, L.E., Jr.
Solar Express
(Standalone. Not part of any series. "...[S]et just about a hundred years in the future and which features as main characters a female post-doc astrophysicist manning a Farside lunar observatory and a male fusionjet pilot… and what happens to them both after she discovers a very long period comet. " [author's site])
Hard sf.
Nov.2015

*Myles, L.M. & Barr, Liz, editors
Companion Piece: Women Celebrate the Aliens, Humans and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who
(Essays on the long-running Dr Who TV program. ebook only)
Nonfiction
Apr.2015

*Nagata, Linda
First Light
(bk 1 in The Red trilogy. Space opera. First self-published in March 2013.
"The Red, originally published as The Red: First Light under my own imprint, Mythic Island Press LLC, has been acquired by Joe Monti, Executive Editor at Saga Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster—along with two sequels." [from author's site]
The first book was nominated for the 2013 Nebula Award (Novel) and nominated for the Campbell Memorial Award. Now all three books in this trilogy are being issued by Saga Press.
"Reality TV and advanced technology make for high drama in this political thriller that combines the military action of Zero Dark Thirty with the classic science fiction of The Forever War." [from Amazon.com])
Hard sf.
Jun.2015

*Nagata, Linda
The Trials
(bk 2 in The Red trilogy. Sequel to First Light. Space opera)
Hard sf.
Aug.2015

*Nagata, Linda
Going Dark
(bk 3 in the Red trilogy. Sequel to The Trials. Space opera)
Hard sf.
Nov.2015

+Novik, Naomi
Uprooted
"[I]ntroduces a bold new world rooted in folk stories and legends, as elemental as a Grimm fairy tale."
Fantasy.
May.2015

*Nye, Jody Lynn
Rhythm of the Imperium
(bk 3 of the Imperium series. Sequel to Fortunes of the Imperium. Jeeves in Space! Space Opera Trade pbk)
Hard sf.
Dec.2015

*Owens, Robin D.
Heart Legacy
(bk 14 in the Celta HeartMate series. Sequel to Heart Fire. Trade Pbk)
Romantic paranormal fantasy.
Nov.2015

*Pratchett, Terry & Baxter, Stephen
The Long Utopia
(bk 4 in the Long Earth series. Sequel to Long Mars. Parallel worlds.)
Hard sf.
Jun.2015

*Resnick, Mike and Gower, Tina
INCI
(Next book in the Stellar Guild series [in which an established writer teams up with newbie writer. Newbie writes companion novelette.] Trade pbk).
Hard sf.
Aug.2015

*Resnick, Mike
Prison in Antares
(bk 2 in the Dead Enders trilogy. Sequel to Fortress in Orion. Trade pbk)
Space opera hard sf.
Dec.2015

*Robinson, Kim Stanley
Aurora
(Generation starship finally approaches new home planet, Aurora. First such mission from Earth.)
Hard sf.
Jul.2015

*Sagara, Michelle
Cast in Honor
(bk 11 in the Chronicles of Elantra series. Sequel to Cast in Flame.)
Urban Fantasy
Nov.2015

Salvatore, R.A.
Archmage
(Latests Drizzt book in longrunning series. "Drizzt returns to the Underdark! ....Archmage has everything Drizzt’s fans crave: action, adventure, characters that resonate with equal measures of warrior spirit and deep compassion, and no shortage of wicked dark elves!" [from Amazon.com])
Fantasy
Sep.2015

Scalzi, John
End of All Things
(bk 6 in the Old Man's War series. Sequel to Human Division.)
Space opera hard sf.
Aug.2015

*Shinn, Sharon
Jeweled Fire
(bk 3 in the Elemental Blessings series. Sequel to Royal Airs.)
Fantasy
Nov.2015

+Smith, Sherwood
Sword Named Truth
(Companion book to A Stranger to Command. Prequel to Crown Duel. Sartorias-deles series.)
Fantasy
Aug.2015

Stirling, S.M.
The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth
(bk 8 in the Change series. Short story anthology. "All new tales of the Emberverse" by S. M. Stirling, Walter Jon Williams, Harry Turtledove, Jane Lindskold, Jody Lynn Nye, and many more!)
Alternate history
Jun.2015

Stirling, S.M.
Desert and the Blade
(bk 2 in the Emberverse series. "It's Change Year 46, two generations after high-energy technology died in a catastrophe most of the human race didn't survive. The children born after the Change and their children are again battling against powers that are not sympathetic to humans and human concerns.)
Alternate history
Sep.2015

*Strahan, Jonathan, editor
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year
(bk 9 in this series. Trade pbk)
May.2015

Taylor, Travis S.
Trail of Evil
(bk 4 of the Tau Ceti Agenda. Sequel to One Good Soldier.)
Military hard sf.
Apr.2015

Turtledove, Harry
Bombs Away
(bk 1 of the Hot War series. "...The 1950s and the Korean War. Only this time, when China enters the Korean War in late 1950, General MacArthur orders several nuclear bombs to be dropped on some of the Manchurian cities.")
Alternate history
Jul.2015

Turtledove, Harry
Joe Steele
(Standalone. Not part of any series.)
Alternate history.
Apr.2015

*Turtledove, Harry
We Install: and Other Stories
Short stories published online only in this collection.
Aug.2015

*Van Name, Mark, editor
Onward Drake!
("David Drake commemorative anthology" [according to Eric Flint's home page, see above])
Oct.2015

Weber, David
The Sword of the South
(bk 5 of the War God series. Sequel to War Maid's Choice. That's right, Bahzell Bahnakson is back!)
Fantasy
Aug.2015

*Weber, David
Hell's Foundations Quiver
(bk 8 in the Safehold series. Sequel to Like a Mighty Army.)
Hard sf.
Sep.2015

*Weber, David & Zahn, Timothy, & Pope, Thomas
A Call to Arms
(bk 2 in the Manticore Ascendent prequel to Honor Harrington series. Sequel to A Call to Duty. Space Opera.)
Hard sf.
Oct.2015

+Weber, David & Presby, Joelle
Road to Hell
(bk 3 of the Multiverse series. Sequel to Hell Hath No Fury but with new coauthor.)
Hard sf.
[Early 2016]

Wells, Martha
The Dead City & The Dark Earth Below
(bk 2 of the Stories of the Raksura series. Contains two novellas. Bk 5 in the Raksura series. Sequel to The Falling World & The Tale of Indigo and Cloud. Trade pbk.)
Fantasy.
Jun.2015

White, Steve
Soldiers Out Of Time
(bk 5 of the Jason Thanou Time Travel series. Sequel to Ghosts of Time. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf.
Aug.2015

+Wicoff, Kamy
Wishful Thinking
(Debut novel. What if there were an app for being in two places at once?)
Chick lit hard sf.
Apr.2015

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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