New Releases and Forthcoming Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

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Most recent Locus magazine consulted: August 2017


Last update: 8/2/2017

*NEW in this revision 8/2/2017
+MODIFIED during month of August 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

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 & 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

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

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
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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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
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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Jaye
Volatile Bonds
(bk 4 of the Prospero's War series. Sequel to Deadly Spells. Author announced on Goodreads and on her Web site. Not yet in Amazon.com. [Will be self-published??])
Urban Fantasy.
Sep.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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