New Releases and Forthcoming Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

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Most recent Locus magazine consulted: October 2017


Last update: 10/15/2017

*NEW in this revision 10/3/2017
+MODIFIED during month of October 2017
Afsharirad, David, editor
Year's Best Military & Adventure SF, Volume 4
(Short story anthology)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Jun.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

Bacigalupi, Paolo
Tool of War
(bk 3 in the Ship Breaker series. Sequel to Drowned Cities. Young Adult)
Hard sf.
Oct.2017

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

Beagle, Peter S.
The Overneath
("New and uncollected short fiction from the beloved author of The Last Unicorn." [Amazon.com] Trade pbk.)
Fantasy.
Nov.2017

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

Bernstein, David Siegel
Blockbuster Science: The Real Science in Science Fiction
Nonfiction. Trade pbk.
Oct.2017

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
Vallista
(bk 15 in the Vlad Taltos series. Sequel to Hawk.)
Fantasy
Oct.2017

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
Penric's Mission
(bk 4 in the World of the Five Gods : Penric & Desdemona series. Sequel to Penric's Fox. First released as ebook. Deluxe hardback edition. Novella. NOTE: Author has re-numbered the series chronologically.)
Fantasy
Nov.2017

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

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

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

Card, Orson Scott
Children of the Fleet
(bk 1 in the Fleet School series. Also bk 12 in the Ender's Saga series. Sequel to Shadows in Flight. NOTE: Storyline is parallel to Ender's Shadow series. New protagonist wants to attend Fleet School [successor to Battle School].)
Hard sf.
Oct.2017

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

Clarke, Neil, editor
More Human than Human: Stories of Androids, Robots, and Manufactured Humanity
(Short story collection. "The short stories in More Human than Human demonstrate the depth and breadth of artificial humanity in contemporary science fiction." [Amazon.com] Trade pbk.)
Hard sf.
Nov.2017

Clarke, Neil, & Wallace, Sean, editors
Clarkesworld Magazine: A Tenth Anniversary Anthology
Short story anthology.
Nov.2017

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

Czerneda, Julie E.
To Guard Against the Dark
(bk 9 of the Clan Chronicles. bk 3 of the Reunification Trilogy. Sequel to This Gulf of Time and Stars.)
Hard sf.
Oct.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
Novella
Mar.2018

Donaldson, Stephen R.
Seventh Decimate
(bk 1 of the God's War trilogy. Last book: King's Justice [two novellas].)
Fantasy.
Nov.2017

Dozois, Gardner, editor
The Book of Swords
("...An all-new anthology of original epic tales by...George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Ken Liu, C. J. Cherryh, Daniel Abraham, and more...." [Amazon.com]
Epic Fantasy
Oct.2017

Drake, David
The Spark
(Standalone. "In a violent world in which civilization has fallen and monsters roam, a young hero will rise." [Amazon.com] Last fantasy book Air and Darkness.)
Fantasy
Nov.2017

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
Ironfoot
(bk 1 of the Enchanter General series. Year 1164 England. Saxons & Normans & magic! Last fantasy book When The Saints.)
Alternate history/fantasy
Oct.2017

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

Foster, Alan Dean
Strange Music
(bk 15 in the Adventures of Pip & Flinx series. Sequel to Flinx Transcendent.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Nov.2017

Gardner, James Alan
All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault
(bk 1 in a new series. "So I have this new series to be published by Tor. There are vampires. There are werewolves. There are demons. There are superheroes." Two books under contract. "Book 2: They Promised Me The Gun Wasn't Loaded". If all goes well, there may be two additional books. [Author's Web site] Trade pbk.)
Urban fantasy.
Nov.2017

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

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
A Plague of Giants
(bk 1 of the Seven Kennings trilogy. [Not part of Iron Druid Chronicles urban fantasy series.])
Epic Fantasy.
Oct.2017

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

Hearne, Kevin
Squirrel on the Train
(bk 2 of Oberon's Meaty Mysteries. Sequel to Purloined Poodle. Novella. [Iron Druid Chronicles series])
Urban Fantasy
Nov.2017

Hines, Jim C.
Terminal Alliance
(bk 1 in the Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse series. Amazon.com has this as a "humorous military science fiction series" in the vein of "Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett". Zombies included.)
Hard sf.
Nov.2017

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.
May.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
A Scandal in Battersea
(bk 12 in the Elemental Masters series. Sequel to A Study in Sable. "The twelfth novel in Mercedes Lackey's magical Elemental Masters series reimagines Sherlock Holmes in a richly-detailed alternate 20th-century England." from Amazon.com)
Fantasy.
Oct.2017

Lackey, Mercedes & Mallory, James
Blade of Empire
(bk 2 of the Dragon Prophecy. Sequel to Crown of Vengeance.)
Epic Fantasy
Oct.2017

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

Latner, Alexis Glynn
Embrace the Romance
(bk 2 in the Pets in Space series. Many authors "share stories and help out Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that supports our veterans!....10% of the first month’s profits go to Hero-Dogs.org." [Amazon.com])
Hard sf.
Oct.2017

Ledbetter, William, editor
The Jim Baen Memorial Award: The First Decade
("Since 2007, Baen Books and The National Space Society have sponsored The Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award, to honor the legacy of Jim Baen and to promote the ideals of forward-thinking, positive science fiction. Here gathered together for the first time are the best of the best of the first decade of the Jim Baen Memorial Award." [Amazon.com] Trade pbk)
Hard sf.
Nov.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

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] Last book Wolf Moon.)
Novella
Apr.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

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
Renegades
(Originally bk 1 of a trilogy. Currently just a standalone. Not part of any previous series.)
Fantasy
Nov.2017

Modesitt, L.E., Jr.
The Mongrel Mage
(bk 19 in the Saga of Recluce. Sequel to Heritage of Cyador.)
Fantasy
Oct.2017

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

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.

Pullman, Philip
The Book of Dust, Volume One
("Equel", neither prequel nor sequel to the His Dark Materials trilogy. Stands alongside. Young Adult.)
Fantasy.
Oct.2017

Resnick, Mike, Robyn, Lezli, & Hodges, Larry
When Parallel Lines Meet
(A Stellar Guild title. This series pairs best selling authors with new authors. The veteran author(s) write a book. The new author writes a companion piece, in the same world.)
Hard sf.
Nov.2017.

+Rusch, Kristine Kathryn
The Runabout
(bk 6 of the Diving Series. Sequel to The Falls.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Sep.2017

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

*Schmidt, Brian Thomas (editor)
Infinite Stars: The Definitive Anthology of Space Opera and Military SF
("24 space opera stories in bestselling universes, including brand new stories by Orson Scott Card, David Weber, Jack Campbell, Elizabeth Moon, Catherine Asaro, William Deitz, David Drake, and more." [Amazon.com])
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Oct.2017

Silverberg, Robert
First-Person Singularities
("First-Person Singularities, stories by science fiction Grand Master Robert Silverberg, features eighteen tales written over the course of his forty-year career, all told in the first-person singular....Every story in First-Person Singularities offers a one-of-a-kind narrator...." [Amazon.com] Short story collection. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf.
Oct.2017

Stirling, S.M.
Sea Peoples
(bk 11 of the Change series. Sequel to “The Golden princess”, “The Desert and the Blade”, “Prince of outcasts”, and earlier books in the series. Book 4 of the Emberverse V series. Note: it is now "Change Year 46, two generations after high-energy technology died in a catastrophe most of the human race didn’t survive." [from author's Web site]
Alternate history/Fantasy.
Oct.2017

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

Taylor, Jodi
The Long and Short of It
(Short stories in The Chronicles of St. Mary's series. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Time travel.
Nov.2017

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

Thomas, Will
Old Scores
(bk 9 of the Barker & Llewelyn series. Sequel to Hell Bay.)
Victorian / Sherlock Holmes-esque mystery
Oct.2017

Tuttle, Lisa
The Curious Affair of the Witch at Wayside Cross
(bk 2 of the Casebooks of Jesperson & Lane series. Sequel to The Curious Affair of the Somnambulist & the Psychic Thief. eBook ONLY.)
[Note: This listing is for the eBOOK only.]
Paranormal Victorian mystery
Nov.2017

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

Weir, Andy
Artemis: A Novel
("The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller--a heist story set on the moon." [Amazon.com])
Thriller.
Nov.2017

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 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

Yu, Charles & Adams, John Joseph, editors
Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017
(Short story collection. Trade pbk.)
Both hard sf. & fantasy
Oct.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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