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 January 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: January 2016


Last update: 1/3/2016

*NEW in this revision 1/3/2016
+MODIFIED during month of January 2016
Aaronovitch, Ben
Hanging Tree
(bk 6 in the Peter Grant/Rivers of London series. Sequel to Foxglove Summer. Pbk.)
Police Procedural Urban Fantasy
Jun.2016

Afsharirad, David, ed.
Year's Best Military SF & Adventure SF 2015
Hard sf. Military & Space Opera.
Jun.2016

Anderson, Taylor
Blood in the Water
(bk 11 in the Destroyermen series. Sequel to Straits of Hell.)
Alternate history/Parallel World/Hard sf.
Jun.2016

Asprin, Robert & Evans, Linda
Tales of the Time Scouts, Volume II
(Time travel.Contains Ripping Time and The House That Jack Built, second two books in this series. Omnibus trade pbk)
Hard sf.
Apr.2016

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

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

Brooks, Terry
The Sorcerer's Daughter
(bk 3 of the Defenders of Shannara. Sequel to Darkling Child.)
Fantasy
May 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

Bujold, Lois McMaster
Penric's Demon
(Novella in the Five Gods universe. First released as ebook. Hardback coming in May 2016.)
Fantasy
May 2016

Butcher, Jim
Peace Talks
(bk 16 in the Dresden Files series. Sequel to Skin Game.)
Urban fantasy
May 2016

Caine, Rachel
Paper and Fire
(bk 2 of the Great Library series. Sequel to Ink and Bone.)
Alternate history.
Jul.2016

Campbell, Jack
Shattered Spear
(bk 4 of the Lost Stars series. Sequel to Imperfect Sword.)
Military hard sf.
May 2016

Card, Orson Scott
The Swarm
(bk 1 of the Second Formic War. Sequel to Earth Awakens.)
Hard sf.
Aug.2016

Cheney, J. Kathleen
Dreaming Death
(bk 1 of the Palace of Dreams series. Trade pbk)
Fantasy.
Feb.2016

Cherryh, C.J.
Visitor
(bk 17 in Foreigner series. Sequel to Tracker.)
Hard sf.
Apr.2016

Chu, Wesley
Time Siege
(Sequel to Time Salvager.)
Hard sf. Time Travel.
Jul.2016

Cooper, Brenda
Spear of Light
Hard sf.
May 2016

Corey, James S.A.
Babylon's Ashes
(bk 6 in the Expanse series. Sequel to Nemesis Games.)
Space opera hard sf.
Jun.2016

Czerneda, Julie E.
The Gate to Futures Past
(bk 2 of Reunification / bk 8 in the Clan Chronicles series. Yes, there will be a book 9 for a total of three trilogies! Sequel to This Gulf of Time and Stars.)
Hard sf.
Sep.2016

Daniel, Tony
Dragon Hammer
(bk 1 of Wulf's Saga. "Epic fantasy series.")
Fantasy
Jul.2016

Dozois, Gardner, editor
Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection
Hard sf.
Jul.2016

Drake, David
Death's Bright Day
(bk 11 of the RCN / Lt. Leary series. Sequel to Sea Without a Shore.)
Hard sf. Space Opera. Military SF.
Jun.2016

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

Flint, Eric
Ring of Fire IV
(Latest in Ashanti Shards/1632 series. Sequel to Grantville Gazette VII.)
Alternate history
May 2016

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.2017

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

Flint, Eric & Carrico, David
Span of Empire
(bk 3 of the Jao Empire series. Sequel to Crucible of Empire.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Sep.2016

Foster, Alan Dean
The Force Awakens
(Star Wars novelization of new movie, Episode 7.)
Hard sf.
Jan.2016

Gunn, James
Transgalactic
(Grand master sf author. "Epic high-concept space opera." Sequel to Transcendental.)
Hard sf.
Mar.2016

Guran, Paula, ed.
Warrior Women
(Short stories collection. Stories by: Carrie Vaughn, Elizabeth Moon, Robert Reed, Elizabeth Bear, Seanan McGuire, Nancy Kress, Jane Yolen, & George R. R. Martin. Trade Pbk.)
Hard sf and Fantasy.
Dec.2015

Guran, Paula, ed.
Street Magicks
(Short story collection. Reprints.)
Fantasy
Apr.2016

Guran, Paula, ed.
Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas: 2016 Edition
Trade pbk.
Aug.2016

Hamilton, Peter F.
Night Without Stars
(bk 2 in the Chronicle of the Fallers. Last book in the Commonwealth series. Sequel to Abyss Beyond Dreams.)
Hard sf.
Sep.2016

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

Herbert, Brian & Anderson, Kevin J.
Navigators of Dune
(Latest in Dune series. Sequel to Mentats of Dune.)
Hard sf.
May 2016

Hines, Jim C.
Revisionary
(bk 4 in the Magic Ex Libris series. Sequel to Unbound.)
Urban fantasy.
Feb.2016

Hobb, Robin
Assassin's Fate
(bk 3 of the Fitz and the Fool series. Sequel to Fool's Quest.)
Fantasy
Jul.2016

Hoyt, Sarah A.
Through Fire
(bk 4 in the Darkship/Good Men series. Sequel to A Few Good Men.)
Hard sf.
May 2016

Kay, Guy Gavriel
Children of the Earth and Sky
(Either standalone or book one of new series.)
Fantasy
Apr.2016

Kowal, Mary Robinette
Ghost Talkers
("Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force." An American in London during World War I.)
Alternate history / Urban fantasy
Jul.2016

Lackey, Mercedes
Study in Sable: An Elemental Masters Novel
(bk 11 in the Elemental Masters series. Sequel to From A High Tower.)
Fantasy.
Jun.2016

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

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

McGuire, Seanan
Chaos Choreography
(bk 5 in the Incryptid series. Sequel to Pocket Apocalypse. Mass mkt pbk)
Urban fantasy.
Mar.2016

McGuire, Seanan
Every heart a doorway
(Standalone. Not part of any series. "Every Heart a Doorway tells the story of what happens after Ever After. When a portal fantasy has ended, and its young protagonist is no longer wanted, where do they go? ...." Novella.)
Fantasy.
Apr.2016

McGuire, Seanan
Once broken faith
(bk 10 of the October Daye series. Sequel to Red Rose Chain.)
Urban fantasy.
Sep.2016

Martin, George R.R., ed.
High Stakes
(bk 23 in the Wild Cards series. Sequel to Lowball.)
Shared universe fantasy.
Aug.2016

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

Niven, Larry & Barnes, Steven
Seascape Tattoo
(A "swords and sorcery novel" set in the Magic Goes Away series.)
Fantasy
Jun.2016

Novik, Naomi
League of Dragons
(bk 9 and FINAL bk of the Temeraire series. Sequel to Blood of Tyrants.)
Alternate history/fantasy.
May 2016

Offord, Kerryn & Boatwright, Rick
1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz
(Latest in the 1632/Ashanti Shards series. "An alchemist of the 17th century confronts modern science with often amusing results." Trade pbk.)
Alternate history
Aug.2016

Pratchett, Terry & Baxter, Stephen
The Long Cosmos
(bk 5 in the Long Earth series. Sequel to Long Utopia. Parallel worlds.)
Hard sf.
Jun.2016

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

Rusch, Kristine Kathryn, ed.
Women of futures Past
(Reprint anthology. "Anthology of great SF stories by renowned women SF authors! A collection of wonderful SF carefully selected by ground-breaking editor and author, Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Stories by Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey, Lois McMaster Bujold, CJ Cherryh and more.")
Hard sf.
Sep.2016

Salvatore, R.A.
Maestro
(Latest Drizzt book in longrunning series. Sequel to Archmage.)
Fantasy
Apr.2016

Sawyer, Robert
Quantum Night
Thriller.
Mar.2016

Schwab, V.E.
Gathering of Shadows
(bk 2 of the Darker Shade of Magic series. Sequel to A Darker Shade of Magic. Parallel worlds. Our London is the one without magic.)
Urban fantasy.
Feb.2016

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

Spencer, Wen
Project Elfhome
(bk in the Elfhome series. Sequel to Wood Sprites. "A trio of novellas exploring the fascinating realm of Elfhome, a world where modern day Pittsburgh has collided with the kingdom of the Elves.")
Urban Fantasy
Sep.2016

Steele, Allen
Arkwright
Hard sf.
Mar.2016

Stirling, S.M.
Prince John
(bk 13 in the Emberverse [AKA Novels of The Change] series. Sequel to The Desert and The Blade. "It's two generations after high-energy technology died in a catastrophe most of the human race didn't survive.")
Alternate history
Sep.2016

Taylor, Travis & Johnson, Les
On to the Asteroid
(Sequel to Back to the Moon. "Realistic thriller crackling with action and danger as an asteroid threatens the Earth, and dedicated astronauts and scientists try to save the planet.")
Thriller.
Aug.2016

Turtledove, Harry
House of Daniel
(...Fantasy/alternate history novel scheduled for release from Tor in May, 2016. It is set during an analog of the Great Depression in an alternate United States of America where magic works. The story will focus on minor league baseball.")
Alternate history
May 2016

Turtledove, Harry
Fallout
(bk 2 of the Hot War. What if the Cold War had turned into a shooting war?! Sequel to Bombs Away.)
Alternate history
Jul.2016

Turtledove, Harry
God Wills It
Sep.2016

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

Wells, Martha
Edge of Worlds: A Novel of the Raksura
(First half of a duology. Sequel to Stories of the Raksura II: The Dead City & The Dark Earth Below.)
Fantasy
Apr.2016

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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