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 July 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: July 2014


Last update: 7/6/2014

*NEW in this revision 7/6/2014
+MODIFIED during month of July 2014
+Aaronovitch, Ben
Foxglove Summer
(bk 5 in the Rivers of London series. Sequel to Broken Homes.)
Urban fantasy police procedural
Jan.2015

+Adams, John Joseph, editor
Operation Arcana
(Military Fantasy anthology. Short stories/novels by many authors.)
Trade pbk
Apr.2015

Asaro, Catherine
Undercity
(New novel will be based on the novella City of Cries, an sf mystery which happens in the Skolian Empire. Novella ebook currently available from Amazon.com & usual ebook sources.)
SF Mystery. Trade pbk.
Dec.2014

Bear, Greg
War Dogs
(Standalone novel. "An epic interstellar tale of war from a master of science fiction." [Amazon.com blurb])
Space Opera. Military hard sf.
Oct.2014

Bernobich, Beth
Time Roads
(Time travel / Steampunk. Standalone novel. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf.
Oct.2014

Bova, Ben
New Frontiers: A Collection of Tales About the Past, the Present, and the Future
Short story collection.
Hard sf.
Jul.2014

Bova, Ben, editor with Choi, Eric, editor
Carbide Tipped Pens: Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction
(Includes stories by Ben Bova, Gregory Benford, Robert Reed, Aliette de Bodard, Jack McDevitt, Howard Hendrix, Daniel H. Wilson, and many others!)
Hard sf.
Dec.2014

Briggs, Patricia
Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson
("A compilation of short stories in the Mercyverse, including all the stories from previous anthologies as well as several new ones.")
Urban fantasy
Sep.2014

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

Brooks, Terry
High Druid's Blade
(bk 1 of the Defenders of Shannara series. Listed as a stand-alone AND listed as a good entry point into the Shannara series. In other words, here is how it all started.)
Fantasy
Jul.2014

Brooks, Terry
Darkling Child
(bk 2 of the Defenders of Shannara series. Sequel to High Druid's Blade.)
Fantasy
Aug.2015

Brozek, Jennifer, editor
Shattered Shields
("Swords and Shields. Faith and Magic." Short story collection. Numerous authors including Sarah A. Hoyt, Seanan McGuire, & Elizabeth Moon [among others].)
Fantasy.
Nov.2014

Brust, Steven
Hawk
(bk 14 of the Vlad Taltos series. Sequel to Tiassa.)
Fantasy
Oct.2014

Buckell, Tobias S.
Hurricane Fever
(Sequel to Arctic Rising.)
Eco-Thriller.
Jul.2014

Campbell, Jack
Imperfect Sword
(bk 3 in the Lost Stars series. Sequel to Perilous Shield.)
Space opera. Military hard sf.
Oct.2014

Daniel, Tony & Drake, David
The Savior
(bk 10 of the Raj Whitehall [aka The General] series. Sequel to Heretic.)
Hard sf.
Sep.2014

Davis, Hank, editor
Baen Big Book of Monsters
(Short story collection by many authors. Sarah A. Hoyt, Wen Spencer, David Drake, Tony Daniel, Arthur C. Clarke, H.P. Lovecraft, & more!! Trade pbk)
Hard sf.
Oct.2014

Dozois, Gardner, editor
Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-first Annual Collection
Hard sf.
Jul.2014

Drake, David
Dinosaurs & Dirigibles
("All five of David Drake's time travel stories collected for the first time in one volume, including dinosaur tale 'Time Safari.'")
Short stories. Omnibus Trade Pbk
Hard sf.
Sep.2014

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

Drake, David & Flint, Eric & Stirling, S.M.
Hope Reformed
(Omnibus. Reprint contains The Reformer and The Tyrant of The General series. Sequel to omnibus Hope Renewed [which contained The Sword and The Chosen.)
Space opera. Military hard sf.
Nov.2014

Elliott, Kate
Black Wolves
(bk 1 of a new epic fantasy.)
Trade pbk.
Feb.2015

Elliott, Kate
Very Best of Kate Elliott
Short story collection. See Table of Contents. Trade pbk.
Feb.2015

Flint, Eric, Huff, Gorg, and Goodlett, Paula
1636: The Viennese Waltz
("With Gorg Huff & Paula Goodlett, a romantic comedy sub-titled The Viennese Waltz which will run parallel to one of my [Eric Flint] sequels to The Baltic War and serves also as a sequel to a number of the stories they've written about the Barbie Consortium in various issues of the Gazette.")
Alternate history/time travel/hard sf.
Nov.2014

Friedman, C.S.
Dreamseeker
(bk 2 in the Dreamwalker Chronicles. Sequel to Dreamwalker.)
Young adult urban fantasy
Apr.2015

Gannon, Charles E.
Trial by Fire
(bk 2 of the Tales of the Terran Republic series. Sequel to Fire with Fire. Trade pbk)
Hard sf.
Aug.2014

Goodkind, Terry
Severed Souls
(bk 3 of the Richard and Kahlan series. Sequel to the Third Kingdom.")
Fantasy
Aug.2014

Gould, Steven
Exo
(bk 4 in the Jumper series. Sequel to Impulse.)
Hard sf.
Sep.2014

Guran, Paula, editor
Time Travel: Recent Trips
(Short story anthology by various authors)
Trade pbk
Hard sf.
Oct.2014

+Harrison, Harry
Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison!
(See blog. Nonfiction)
Nov.2014

Hines, Jim C.
Unbound
(bk 3 in the Magic Ex Libris series. Sequel to Codex Born.)
Urban fantasy
Jan.2015

Hobb, Robin
Fool's Assassin
(bk 1 of the Fitz and Fool Trilogy. Follow-on trilogy to the Farseer Trilogy. Sequel to Assassin's Quest.)
Fantasy
Aug.2014

Hodder, Mark
Return of the Discontinued Man
(bk 5 of the Burton & Swinburne series. Sequel to Secret of Abdu El Yezdi. Trade pbk.)
Alternate history
Jul.2014

Huff, Tanya
Future Falls
(bk 3 of the Enchantment Emporium series. Sequel to Wild Ways.)
Urban fantasy
Nov.2014

*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

Kress, Nancy
Yesterday's Kin
("Aliens have landed in New York. A deadly cloud of spores has already infected and killed the inhabitants of two worlds. Now that plague is heading for Earth, and threatens humans and aliens alike. Can either species be trusted to find the cure?" Standalone. Trade pbk.)
Thriller
Sep.2014

Kurtz, Katherine
King's Deryni
(Latest in the long-running Deryni series. Bk 3 of the Childe Morgan trilogy. Sequel to Childe Morgan.)
Fantasy
Dec.2014

Lackey, Mercedes and Mallory, James
House of Four Winds
(bk 1 of the One Dozen Daughters series. "Full of swashbuckling adventure, buoyant magic, and irrepressible charm, The House of the Four Winds is a lighthearted fantasy romp by a pair of bestselling writers.")
Fantasy
Aug.2014

Lackey, Mercedes
Closer to Home
(bk 1 in the new Herald Spy series.)
Fantasy
Oct.2014

Lackey, Mercedes
No True Way: All-New Tales of Valdemar
(bk 8 in the Tales of Valdemar series. Sequel to Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar.)
Fantasy
Dec.2014

Leckie, Ann
Ancillary Sword
(bk 2 of the Imperial Radch series. Sequel to Nebula Award-winner Ancillary Justice. Trade pbk.)
Space opera hard sf.
Oct.2014

McDevitt, Jack
Coming home
(bk 7 in the Alex Benedict series. Sequel to Firebird.)
Hard sf.
Nov.2014

McGuire, Seanan
Winter Long
(bk 8 in the October Daye series. Sequel to Chimes at Midnight.)
Urban fantasy
Sep.2014

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

Martin, George R.R.
Lowball
(bk 22 in the Wild Cards shared world series. Sequel to Fort Freak.)
Alternate history/hard sf.
Nov.2014

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

Meyer, Marissa
Fairest: Levana's Story
(bk 0.1 of the Lunar Chronicles series. [Prequel to Cinder.] Trade pbk.)
Urban fantasy.
Jan.2015

Modesitt, L.E.
Heritage of Cyador
(bk 17 in the Saga of Recluce series. Sequel to Cyador's Heirs.)
Fantasy
Nov.2014

Modesitt, L.E.
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

Moore, David Thomas, editor
Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets: An Anthology of Holmesian Tales Across Time and Space
(Alternate Sherlock Holmes stories in varying time periods throughout time. Trade pbk.)
Mystery/sf
Oct.2014

Niven, Larry, & Torgerson, Brad, & Harrington, Matthew
Red Tide
("Loosely based on Larry Niven s 1973 novella "Flash Crowd," Red Tide continues to examine the social consequences of the impact of having instantaneous teleportation, where humans can instantly travel long distances in milliseconds."
Hard sf.
Oct.2014

Novik, Naomi
Uprooted
(Not a Temeraire book. New fantasy book.)
Jun.2015

Nye, Jody Lynn
Fortunes of the Imperium
(bk 2 of the Imperium series. "Jeeves in space! Rollicking adventure featuring a seemingly dense, lovable nobleman and his indespensible, droll aide, Parsons." Sequel to a View from the Imperium.)
Hard sf. Trade pbk
Sep.2014

Owens, Robin D.
Heart Fire
(bk 13 of the Celta [HeartMate] series. Sequel to Heart Fortune. Trade pbk.)
Paranormal Fantasy
Nov.2014

Pratchett, Terry
A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Nonfiction
("A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day.")
Sep.2014

Pratchett, Terry
Globe: Science of Discworld II
(Novelette [fantasy fiction] plus non-fiction.)
Dec.2014

Pratchett, Terry
Compleat Ankh Morpork
(Nonfiction. "A brand-new street directory of Discworld city Ankh-Morpork complete with a beautifully illustrated pull-out map.")
Dec.2014

Resnick, Mike
Fortress in Orion
(bk 1 in the Dead Enders series. Trade pbk.)
Space opera military sf.
Dec.2014

Ringo, John
Islands of Rage & Hope
(bk 3 of the Black Tide Rising series. "A hardened group of survivors fights back against a zombie plague that has brought down civilization." Sequel to Sail a Darkling Sea.)
Thriller.
Aug.2014

Ringo, John
Strands of Sorrow
(bk 4 of Black Tide Rising. This will be last book. Sequel to Islands of Rage and Hope.)
Thriller
Jan.2015

Sagara, Michelle
Cast in Flame
(bk 10 in the Chronicles of Elantra series. Sequel to Cast in Sorrow.)
Urban fantasy. Trade pbk
Sep.2014

Salvatore, R.A.
Rise of the King
(bk 2 of the Forgotten Realms: The Companions Codex series. Sequel to Night of the Hunter.)
Fantasy
Aug.2014

Scalzi, John
Lock In
Standalone novel. Not part of any series.
Thriller
Aug.2014

Shepherd, Mike
Tenacious
(bk 12 in the Kris Longknife series. Sequel to Defender.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Nov.2014

Shepherd, Mike
Target
(bk 1 in the Vicky Peterwald series [or bk 13 in the Kris Longknife series. Sequel to Tenacious.] Pbk.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Jul.2014

Shinn, Sharon
Turning Season
(bk 3 of the Shifting Cirle series. Sequel to Still Life With Shapeshifter.)
Urban fantasy.
Nov.2014

Spencer, Wen
Wood Sprites
(bk 4 in the Elfhome series. Sequel to Elfhome.)
Urban fantasy
Sep.2014

Stirling, S.M.
Golden Princess
(bk 1 of the Emberverse series. Follow-on series in the world of The Change series. "Itís Change Year 46, two generations after high-energy technology died in a catastrophe most of the human race didnít survive." Sequel to Given Sacrifice.)
Alternate history/post-apocalypse.
Sep.2014

Tepper, Shari S.
Fish Tails
("The planned sequel [Fish Tales] includes all three books. Plague of Angels, The Waterís Rising, & Fish Tales.)
Hard sf.
Aug.2014

Turtledove, Harry
Last Orders
(bk 6 in The War That Came Early. Sequel to Two Fronts. [Formerly announced as Not Without A Bang before the title was changed.])
WWII Alternate History
Jul.2014

Vandermeer, Jeff & Boskovich, Desirina
Steampunk User's Manual: An Illustrated Practical & Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-futurist Dreams
(Follow-up to the Steampunk Bible. Coffee-table book)
Non-fiction
Oct.2014

Weber, David & Ringo, John
Throne of Stars
(bks 3 & 4 in the Empire of Man series: March to the Stars and We Few. Sequel to March to the Sea. Omnibus Trade pbk)
Hard sf.
Aug.2014

Weber, David & Zahn, Timothy
A Call to Duty
(bk 1 in the Manticore Ascendant trilogy. Protagonist Travis Uriah Long. Early days of the Royal Manticoran Navy, hundreds of years before Honor's time. [Expansion of short story published in Beginnings.])
Hard sf.
Oct.2014

Weis, Margaret & Krammes, Robert
Seventh Sigil
(bk 3 in the Dragon Brigade series. Sequel to Storm Riders)
Fantasy
Sep.2014

Wells, Martha
The Falling World & The Tale of Indigo and Cloud
(bk 1 of the Stories of the Raksura series. Contains two novellas & some short stories. Bk 4 in the Raksura books. Sequel to Siren Depths.Trade Pbk.)
Fantasy.
Sep.2014

White, Steve
Ghosts of Time
(bk 4 of the Jason Thanou Time Travel series. Sequel to Pirates of the Timestream. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf.
Jul.2014

Zahn, Timothy
Cobra Outlaw
(bk 2 of Cobra Rebellion. Sequel to Cobra Slave.)
Hard sf.
Feb.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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