New Releases and Forthcoming Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

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Most recent Locus magazine consulted: June 2017


Last update: 6/4/2017

*NEW in this revision 6/4/2017
+MODIFIED during month of June 2017
Aaronovitch, Ben
Furthest Station
(bk 6.5 in the Peter Grant/Rivers of London series. Sequel to Hanging Tree. Novella. "Deluxe Hardback".)
Police Procedural Urban Fantasy
Jun.2017

Anderson, Taylor
Devil's Due
(bk 12 in The Destroyermen Series. Sequel to Blood in the Water.)
Alternate history.
Jun.2017

*Afsharirad, David, editor
Year's Best Military and Adventure SF, Volume 3
(Short story collection. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf
Jun.2017

Asaro, Catherine
The Bronze Skies
(bk 9 in the Skolian Empire series and bk 2 in the Major Bhaajan, P.I., series. Bk 2's prime murder suspect is a Jagernaut, one of the "elite soldiers in the Imperial Space Command" [Amazon.com]. Sequel to Undercity. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf
Sep.2017

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. & Weisman, Jacob, editors
The New Voices of Fantasy
("...[N]ineteen breakout writers who are reinventing fantasy right now....[M]any of these rising stars have just or are about to publish their first novels and collections." Amazon.com. Short story collection. Trade pbk.)
Fantasy
Aug.2017

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

*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
Black Elfstone
(bk 23 in the Shannara series. Sequel to Sorcerer's Daughter.)
Fantasy
Jun.2017

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 3 in the World of the Five Gods : Penric & Desdemona series. Sequel to Penric and the Shaman. First released as ebook. Deluxe hardback edition. Novella)
Fantasy
Nov.2017

Butcher, Jim et al [Anthology edited by Nassise, Joseph]
Urban Enemies
(Short stories from villain's point of view from top authors of series like the Dresden Files, October Daye, Iron Druid Chronicles, etc.)
Urban fantasy
Aug.2017

Caine, Rachel
Ash and Quill
(bk 3 of the Great Library series. Sequel to Paper and Fire. Young Adult.)
Alternate history/Urban fantasy.
Jul.2017

*Caine, Rachel & Aguirre, Ann
Honor Among Thieves
(bk 1 in the Honors series. Young adult.)
Fantasy
Feb.2018

*Caine, Rachel
Red Hot Rain
(bk 10 in the Weather Warden series. Sequel to Total Eclipse.)
[Note: book financed through Kickstarter. So copies will only be available to general public AFTER all Kickstarter backers get their copies delivered.])
Urban fantasy
August/September 2017

Campbell, Jack
Vanguard
(bk 1 of the Genesis Fleet. Backstory. The founding of Alliance. Introduces "Robert Geary, a young former junior fleet officer, and Mele Darcy, a onetime enlisted Marine." [Amazon.com]. Sequel to Lost Fleet series book Leviathan.)
Hard sf. Military sf.
May.2017

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

*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

*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

*Cogman, Genevieve
The Lost Plot
(bk 4 of the Invisible Library series. Sequel to Burning Page. Trade pbk.)
Urban fantasy/Alternate worlds
Jan.2018

Conroy, Robert & Dunn, J.R.
Day after Gettysburg
(Robert E. Lee wins the Battle of Gettysburg and rampages across Pennsylvania. In this book, the Civil War did not end at Appomattox and that is just the beginning!)
Alternate history
Jun.2017

Cooper, Brenda
Wilders
(bk 1 of the Project Earth series. Human "re-wilding crews" using bots (of course), "restoring lands once managed by humans but now being returned to more wild places." But do the bots have their own agenda? [Quotes from Goodreads])
Hard sf
Jun.2017

+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
Amber Arrow
(bk 2 in the Wulf's Saga series. Sequel to Dragon Hammer. Young adult)
Fantasy
Sep.2017

*Daniel, Tony & Ruocchio, Christopher, editors
Star Destroyers
("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

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

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

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

Elliott, Kate
Buried Heart
(bk 3 to Court of Five trilogy. Sequel to Poisoned Blade. Young Adult.)
Fantasy
Jul.2017

Flint, Eric & Kimble, Alistair
Iron Angels
(bk 1 in a new series OR standalone. FBI uncovers strange goings-on in Chicago.)
Urban fantasy.
Sep.2017

Flint, Eric; Huff, Gorg; & Goodlett, Paula
Alexander Inheritance
(Yet another Ashanti Shard [ala 1632] takes a current day cruise ship from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean two thousand years ago, just 2 years after the death of Alexander the Great. bk 1 in a new alternate history series.)
Alternate history
Jul.2017

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

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

Gabaldon, Diana
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall
(Subtitle: A Collection of Outlander Fiction. Seven novellas (two original to this volume, others previously printed elsewhere). Mostly Lord John Grey stories (but at least one includes Jamie Fraser).
Outlander universe/Historical fiction.
Jun.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

Godfrey, Daniel
Empire of Time
(bk 2 of the New Pompeii series. "New Pompeii, a replica city filled with Romans, pulled through time just before the volcanic eruption" [Amazon.com] by an energy company. Book 2 picks up 15 years after the events of book 1. "New Rome is cut off from the rest of the world in a new Cold War. The Romans, lead by Calpurnia, have control of the time travel technology, which keeps western governments at bay." [Amazon.com] Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Time travel.
Jun.2017

*Goodkind, Terry
Shroud of Eternity
(bk 2 of the Nicci Chronicles. Sequel to Death's Mistress.)
Epic Fantasy
Jan.2018

Green, Simon R.
Moonbreaker
(bk 11 in the Secret History [Eddie Drood] series. Sequel to Dr. DOA.)
Urban fantasy
Jun.2017

Gunn, James
Transformation
(bk 3 in the Transcendental Trilogy Series. Sequel to Transgalactic. "Epic, high-concept space opera" [FantasticFiction.com])
Hard sf
Jun.2017

+Guran, Paula, ed.
Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore
("Librarians guide us to enlightenment as well as serving as the captains, mages, and gatekeepers who open the doors to delight, speculation, wonder, and terror. Both inspire writers of speculative fiction to pen wonderful tales woven around them." [Amazon.com] Short stories by many top sff authors. Trade pbk)
Hard sf AND Fantasy
Jan.2018

+Guran, Paula, ed.
Swords Against Darkness
("An epic anthology of short stories and novellas from classic to modern, each tale a memorable vision from masters [and] mistresses of heroic fantasy past and present!" [Amazon.com]
Trade pbk.
Fantasy
Jun.2017

Hearne, Kevin
Beseiged
(bk 8.5 in the Iron Druid Chronicles series. A "collection of almost all-new Iron Druid stories" [author's Web site]. Atticus short stories. Sequel to Staked.)
Urban fantasy.
Jul.2017

Hearne, Kevin
A Plague of Giants
(bk 1 of a new fantasy series. Not part of Iron Druid)
Fantasy.
Oct.2017

*Hearne, Kevin
Squirrel on the Train
(bk 2 of Oberon's Meaty Mysteries. Sequel to Purloined Poodle. Novella. [Iron Druid 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
A Peace Divided
(bk 2 of the Peacekeepers series. Sequel to An Ancient Peace.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Jun.2017

Kenyon, Kay
At the table of wolves
(bk 1 in the A Dark Talents series. [At least I hope this is a series!]. "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy meets X-Men in a classic British espionage story. A young woman must go undercover and use her superpowers to discover a secret Nazi plat and stop an invasion of England." [Amazon.com])
Paranormal spy novel.
Jul.2017

Kress, Nancy
Tomorrow's Kin
(bk 1 of Yesterday's Kin trilogy. Sequel to her 2014 Nebula-winning novella Yesterday's Kin.)
Hard sf.
Jul.2017

*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 13 in the Elemental Masters series. Sequel to A Study in Sable.)
Fantasy.
Oct.2017

Lackey, Mercedes
Apex
(bk 3 in the Hunter series. Sequel to Elite. Young Adult.)
Fantasy
Sep.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. Short stories. Pbk.)
Fantasy
Dec.2017

*Leckie, Ann
Provenance
(Either a standalone or bk 1 of a new series. Last book Ancillary Mercy.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Sep.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

Levine, David D.
Arabella and the Battle of Venus
(bk 2 in the Adventures of Arabella Ashby series. Sequel to Andre Norton Award-winning Arabella of Mars.)
Steampunk/Alternate Victorian adventure fantasy.
Jul.2017

McGuire, Seanan
Brightest Fell
(bk 11 of the October Daye series. Sequel to Once Broken Faith.)
Urban fantasy
Sep.2017

*McGuire, Seanan
Down Among the Sticks and Bones
(bk 2 of the Wayward Children series. Sequel to Nebula Award-winning Every Heart a Doorway. Novella.)
Fantasy
Jun.2017

*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

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.
Assassin's Price
(bk 11 in the Imager Portfolio series. Sequel to Treachery's Tools.)
Fantasy.
Jul.2017

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

*Moon, Elizabeth
Into the Fire
(bk 2 of the Vatta's Peace series. Sequel to Cold Welcome.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Feb.2018

Novik, Naomi
Golden Age and Other Stories
(Short story collection. "An original Temeraire collection as unique as the world she has created, with each tale inspired by an accompanying piece of fan art." [Amazon.com] NOTE: These are from Temeraire's world but I don't think Temeraire himself is in these stories. "Readers will delight at appearances by fan-favorite characters from the series and historical figures like the famed explorer Matteo Ricci." [again, Amazon.com])
Alternate history/Fantasy
Aug.2017

*Owens, Robin D.
Heart Sight
(bk 14 in the Celta paranormal romance series. Sequel to Heart Legacy.)
Fantasy
Dec.2017

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

Ritter, William
The Dire King
(bk 4 in the Jakaby series. Sequel to Ghostly Echoes. For Doctor Who / Sherlock Holmes fans! Young adult.)
Urban fantasy / steampunk
Aug.2017

*Rusch, Kristine Kathryn
The Runabout
(bk 6 of the Diving Series. Sequel to The Falls. Currently scheduled to be released as an Audible audiobook in Sept. 2017, according to Amazon.com. Web site shows eBook/print to be published by "WMG Publishing in October 2017".)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Oct.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

Snodgrass, Melinda M.
In Evil Times
(bk 2 of the Imperials Saga. Sequel to The High Ground. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Jul.2017

Stirling, S.M.
Sea Peoples
(bk 8 of the Change series. Sequel to The Given Sacrifice. Book 4 of the Emberverse III series.[Author's Web site] "'[T]ruly original combination of postapocalyptic sci-fi and military-oriented medieval fantasy' about a future where mysterious Powers removed advanced technology, and humanity rebuilds society." [Amazon.com])
Alternate history/Fantasy.
Oct.2017

Taylor, Jodi
And the Rest is History
(bk 8 in The Chronicles of St. Mary's series. "The eighth book in the bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea." [Amazon.com] Sequel to Lies, Damned Lies, & History. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Time travel.
Jul.2017

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 and Nye, Jody Lynn
Moon Beam
(Teens participating in a TV reality show have to complete huge projects on The Moon. "The [16-yr-old] loner from farm country must find a way to weld a functional team out of fiercely independent thinkers." [Amazon.com] On live TV! YA.)
Hard sf.
Jul.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

Turtledove, Harry
Armistice
(bk 3 of the Hot War. Sequel to Fallout.)
Alternate history.
Jul.2017

*Weber, David with Zahn, Timothy & Pope, Thomas)
A Call to Vengeance
(bk 3 in the Manticore Ascendant series. Sequel to Call to Arms)
[Note: I had previously listed this title as a March 2017 release. Evidently, the schedule slipped and it now is listed as a March 2018 release instead. So I tagged it as "new" because it had dropped off my Forthcoming page.]
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
Harbors of the Sun
(bk 5 in the Books of the Raksura series. Sequel to Edge of Worlds. Raksura Book 1 is Cloud Roads.)
Fantasy
Jul.2017

Wells, Martha
Artificial Condition
(bk 2 of the Murderbot Diaries. Tor.com novella. Sequel to All Systems Red. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf.
Jan.2018

White, Steve
Gods of Dawn
(bk 6 in the Jason Thanou series. Sequel to Soldiers Out Of Time. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Time travel.
Aug.2017

*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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