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.
Unless otherwise noted, all listings are for print hardbacks.
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Most recent Locus magazine consulted: December 2014


Last update: 12/2/2014

*NEW in this revision 12/2/2014
+MODIFIED during month of December 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
Mar.2015

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

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

*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

*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.)
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 Game
(bk 5 in the Expanse series. Sequel to Cibola Burn.)
Space opera hard sf.
Jun.2015

Davis, Hank, editor
As Time Goes By
("Time travel tales of love and the future, alternate realities, and the worlds of fantasy." Sarah A. Hoyt, Poul Anderson, Nancy Kress, Tony Daniel, & more authors!)
Short story anthology. Trade pbk.
Hard sf. & fantasy.
Feb.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

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

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

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

*Fawcett, Bill, editor
By Tooth & Claw
(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

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

*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

*Kimbriel, Katharine Eliska
Spiral Path
(bk 3 in the Alfreda Golden-Tongue series. Sequel to Kindred Rites. Trade pbk. from Book View Cafe.)
Alternate history fantasy.
Jan.2015

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

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

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

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
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

Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve
Carousel Seas
(Book 3 in Carousel series. Sequel to Carousel Sun.)
Urban fantasy.
Jan.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

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. Ebook announced in Locus so far. Not in Amazon.com yet but IS on the author's Web site in the FAQ. Should be a print copy as well.)
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

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.
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

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

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

Salvatore, R.A.
Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf
(bk 3 of the Forgotten Realms: The Companions Codex series. Sequel to Rise of the King.)
Fantasy
Feb.2015

*Salvatore, R.A.
Arch Mage
Fantasy
Sep.2015

Sawyer, Robert
Philosopher's Zombie
Apr.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

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

*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 & Presby, Joelle
Road to Hell
(bk 3 of the Multiverse series. Sequel to Hell Hath No Fury but with new coauthor.)
Hard sf.
Aug.2015

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.
Apr.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 time travel?)
Chick lit hard sf.
Apr.2015

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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