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 2015


Last update: 7/4/2015

*NEW in this revision 7/4/2015
+MODIFIED during month of July 2015
Andrews, Ilona
White Hot
(bk 2 in the Hidden Legacy series. NOTE: Set in Houston, TX. Sequel to Burn for Me. [By the way, misleading cover: "only has a romantic subplot not major plot", according to my friend, a fellow librarian.]
Urban fantasy.
Oct.2015 [NOTE: Amazon.com has Oct.2018 for pbk but likely this is an error.]

Asaro, Catherine
Bronzed Sky
(bk 16 in her Skolian Empire series. Second book in her new sf mystery series. Sequel to Undercity.)
Mystery hard sf.
Sometime in 2016.

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

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

Bishop, Anne
Marked in Flesh
(bk 4 in The Others series. Sequel to Vision in Silver.)
Urban Fantasy
Mar.2016

Bova, Ben
Best of Bova
Trade pbk
Feb.2016

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

Bova, Ben
Death Wave
(bk 1 of the Star Quest Trilogy. Also, sequel to New Earth. Earth dwellers need to expand beyond the solar system or die when the Death Wave radiation hits.)
Space opera Hard sf.
Nov.2015

Briggs, Patricia
Fire Touched
(bk 9 of the Mercy Thompson series. Sequel to Night Broken.)
Urban fantasy
Mar.2016

Bujold, Lois McMaster
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
(bk 17 of the Vorkosigan Saga. Ms. Bujold has said that this is "a new Cordelia Vorkosigan novel....It is not a war story.")
Space opera hard sf.
Feb.2016

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

Caine, Rachel
Ink and Bone
(bk 1 of the Great Library series. What if the Great Library of Alexandra had survived? And what if the Great Library controlled all distribution of knowledge [with the corollary that people would be forbidden to own books of their own]?)
Alternate history.
Jul.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

Chu, Wesley
Time Salvager
[Either standalone or book one of a new series.]
Hard sf.
Jul.2015

Czerneda, Julie E.
This Gulf of Time and Stars
(bk 7 of the Clan Chronicles. bk 1 of Reunification Trilogy. Sequel to To Trade the Stars.)
Space opera Hard sf.
Nov.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. Trade pbk.)
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
Air and Darkness
(bk 4 of the Books of the Elements series. Sequel to Monsters of the Earth.)
Fantasy.
Nov.2015

Duane, Diane
Games Wizards Play
(bk 10 of the Young Wizards series. Sequel to A Wizard of Mars.)
Young Adult Fantasy.
Feb.2016

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

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
Nov.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, ed.
Warrior Women
(Short stories collection. Trade Pbk.)
Oct.2015

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

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

Hines, Jim C.
Revisionary
(bk 4 in the Magic Ex Libris series. Sequel to Unbound.)
Urban fantasy.
Feb.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

Hurley, Kameron
Broken Heavens
(bk 3 in the Worldbreaker Saga. Sequel to Empire Ascendant. Trade pbk.)
Epic Fantasy.
Fall 2017 [Tentative pub date, according to author]

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

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

Kress, Nancy
Best of Nancy Kress
(Short fiction collection. NOTE: Deluxe hardbound edition.)
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
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

*Landers, Melissa
Starflight
(bk 1 of a new series. Young adult space opera.)
Hard sf.
Feb.2016

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

Le Guin, Ursula K
Steering the Craft: A 21st Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story
Non-Fiction Trade Pbk
Sep.2015

Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve
Liaden Universe Constellation Vol. 3
(Latest in the Liaden Universe series. Short fiction 2011 & more recent. Trade pbk.)
Space opera Hard sf.
Aug.2015

*Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve
Alliance of Equals
(bk 19 in the Liaden Universe series. Sequel to Dragon in Exile.)
Space opera Hard sf.
Jul.2016

*Lewis, R.C.
Spinning Starlight
(bk 2 of re-imagined fairy tales series. Sequel to Stitching Snow. This book is a re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen's "Wild Swans" fairy tale, set in space. Can a suddenly mute sister save her imperiled brothers in time?)
Young adult space opera/fairy tale
Hard sf.
Oct.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
Red Rose Chain
(bk 9 in the October Daye series. Sequel to Winter Long. Mass market pbk.)
Urban fantasy.
Sep.2015

McGuire, Seanan
Professional Gore-Eography
(bk 5 in the Incryptid series. Sequel to Pocket Apocalypse.)
Urban fantasy.
Mar.2016

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

Meyer, Marissa
Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection
(bk 6 in the Lunar Chronicles series. Sequel to Winter. Short story prequels to the Lunar Chronicle novels.)
Young adult.
Urban Fantasy.
Feb.2016

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

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

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
Shepherd's Crown
(bk 41 and last in the Discworld series. bk 5 in the Tiffany Aching series. Sequel to I Shall Wear Midnight.)
Young Adult
Sep.2015

Reichert, Mickey Zucker
Isaac Asimov's I, Robot: To Preserve
(bk 3 & last of the I, Robot prequel series. Sequel to Isaac Asimov's I Robot: To Obey. Susan Calvin's origin story.)
Hard sf.
Feb.2016

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

Rusch, Kristine Kathryn
Masterminds
(bk 8 and final bk of the Retrieval Artist series: Anniversary Day Saga. Sequel to Starbase Human.)
Science fiction detective/thriller
Trade pbk
Jun.2015

Sagara, Michelle
Cast in Honor
(bk 11 in the Chronicles of Elantra series. Sequel to Cast in Flame. Trade pbk)
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

*Sawyer, Robert
Quantum Night
Thriller.
Mar.2016

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

Schenk-de Michele, Hope; Marquez, Paul; & Bonhoff, Maya Kaathryn
Devil's Daughter
(bk 1 of the Lucinda's Pawnshop series. Trade pbk.)
Urban fantasy.
Jul.2015

Shearin, Lisa
Brimstone Deception
(bk 3 of the SPI Files series. Sequel to The Dragon Conspiracy.)
Urban fantasy
Feb.2016

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

Steele, Allen
Arkwright
Hard sf.
Mar.2016

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, Jodi
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
(bk 6 of the Chronicles of St. Mary's. Sequel to No Time Like the Past)
Note: eBook only. [Pbk will be published in UK in November 2015.]
Hard sf. Time Travel.
Aug.2015

Thurman, Rob
Nevermore
(bk 10 of the Cal Leandros series. Sequel to Downfall.)
Urban Fantasy
Dec.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
We Install: and Other Stories
Short stories and 3 essays. Fiction plus nonfiction (about how to write alternate history, of course!).
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.
Oct.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.
Mar.2016

Weis, Margaret & Hickman, Tracy
Doom of the Dragon
(bk 4 of the Dragonships of Vindras series. Sequel to Rage of the Dragon.)
Fantasy
Jan.2016

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

White, Steve & Gannon, Charles E.
Imperative
(bk 7 in the Starfire series. Sequel to Extremis. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf.
Mar.2016

+Zahn, Timothy
Pawn's Gambit and Other Strategems
(Short fiction collection. Trade pbk & ebook.)
Jan.2016

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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