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 April 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: April 2014


Last update: 4/2/2014

*NEW in this revision 4/2/2014
+MODIFIED during month of April 2014
Adams, John Joseph
Dead Man's Hand
(Short story anthology. The weird, wild west - an American frontier populated by gunslingers, rattlesnakes, outlaws, zombies, aliens, time travelers, and steampunk! Trade pbk.)
Weird West SF
May 2014

Anderson, Taylor
Deadly Shores
(bk 9 of the Destroyermen series. Sequel to Storm Surge.)
Alternate history/hard sf.
May 2014

Asaro, Catherine
Undercity
(New novel will be based on the novella City of Cries, an sf mystery which happens in the Skolian Empire. Novella ebook currently available from Amazon.com & usual ebook sources.)
SF Mystery.
Dec.2014

Bear, Greg
War Dogs
(Standalone novel. "An epic interstellar tale of war from a master of science fiction." [Amazon.com blurb])
Space Opera. Military hard sf.
Oct.2014

Bear, Greg, & Dozois, Gardner, editors
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds
"A nicely balanced mixture of fiction and reminiscence, Multiverse contains thirteen stories and novellas by some of today's finest writers, along with moving reflections by, among others, Anderson's wife, Karen, his daughter, Astrid Anderson Bear, and his son-in-law, novelist and co-editor Greg Bear."
Fiction & non-fiction
Apr.2014

Benford, Gregory & Niven, Larry
Shipstar
(Sequel to Bowl of Heaven. Similar to Ringworld but MUCH bigger!)
Hard sf
Apr.2014

Bernobich, Beth
Time Roads
(Time travel / Steampunk. Standalone novel. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf.
Oct.2014

Bova, Ben
New Frontiers: A Collection of Tales About the Past, the Present, and the Future
Short story collection.
Hard sf.
Jul.2014

Bova, Ben
Transhuman
(Standalone. Medical/Genetic Thriller.)
Thriller.
Apr.2014

Bova, Ben & Johnson, Les
Rescue Mode
(Near future thriller. Standalone.)
Hard sf.
Jun.2014

Briggs, Patricia
Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson
("A compilation of short stories in the Mercyverse, including all the stories from previous anthologies as well as several new ones.")
Urban fantasy
Sep.2014

Britain, Kristen
Mirror Sight
(bk 5 in the Green Rider series. Sequel to Blackveil.)
Fantasy
May 2014

Brooks, Terry
High Druid's Blade
(bk 1 of the Defenders of Shannara series. Listed as a stand-alone AND listed as a good entry point into the Shannara series. In other words, here is how it all started.)
Fantasy
Jul.2014

Brooks, Terry
Darkling Child
(bk 2 of the Defenders of Shannara series. Sequel to High Druid's Blade.)
Fantasy
Aug.2014

*Brozek, Jennifer, editor
Shattered Shields
("Swords and Shields. Faith and Magic." Short story collection. Numerous authors including Sarah A. Hoyt, Seanan McGuire, & Elizabeth Moon [among others].)
Fantasy.
Nov.2014

Brust, Steven
Hawk
(bk 14 of the Vlad Taltos series. Sequel to Tiassa.)
Fantasy
Oct.2014

Buckell, Tobias S.
Hurricane Fever
(Sequel to Arctic Rising.)
Eco-Thriller.
Jul.2014

Butcher, Jim
Skin Game
(bk 15 in the Dresden Files series. Sequel to Cold Days.)
Urban fantasy
Jun.2014

Campbell, Jack
Steadfast
(Latest of the Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier series. Sequel to Guardian.)
Military hard sf.
May 2014

Campbell, Jack
Imperfect Sword
(bk 3 in the Lost Stars series. Sequel to Perilous Shield.)
Space opera. Military hard sf.
Oct.2014

Card, Orson Scott
Earth Awakens
(bk 3 of the First Formic War series. Sequel to Earth Afire.)
Hard sf.
Jun.2014

Cherryh, C.J.
Peacemaker
(bk 15 in the Foreigner series. Sequel to Protector.)
Hard sf
Apr.2014

Corey, James S.A.
Cibola Burn
(bk 4 in the Expanse series. Sequel to Abaddon's Gate.)
Space opera. Hard sf.
Jun.2014

Daniel, Tony & Drake, David
The Savior
(bk 10 of the Raj Whitehall [aka The General] series. Sequel to Heretic.)
Hard sf.
Sep.2014

Dozois, Gardner, editor
Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-first Annual Collection
Hard sf.
Jul.2014

Dozois, Gardner, editor and Schafer, William K.
Book of Silverberg: Stories in Honor of Robert Silverberg
("The book begins with a pair of affectionate appreciations from Greg Bear and Barry Malzberg, and continues with a series of wonderfully original stories that inhabit and extend some of Silverberg's most memorable creations.")
Nonfiction & also sf short stories
Apr.2014

Drake, David
Sea Without a Shore
(bk 10 in the Leary & Mundy/RCN series. Sequel to Road of Danger.)
Hard sf.
May 2014

Drake, David
Dinosaurs & Dirigibles
("All five of David Drake's time travel stories collected for the first time in one volume, including dinosaur tale 'Time Safari.'")
Short stories. Omnibus Trade Pbk
Hard sf.
Sep.2014

Drake, David & Flint, Eric & Stirling, S.M.
Hope Reformed
(Omnibus. Reprint contains The Reformer and The Tyrant of The General series. Sequel to omnibus Hope Renewed [which contained The Sword and The Chosen.)
Space opera. Military hard sf.
Nov.2014

Feist, Raymond E.
King of Ashes
(bk 1 of the War of the Five Crowns. Final book of the Riftwar series was Magician's End.)
Fantasy.
Apr.2015

Flint, Eric & Gannon, Charles E.
1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies
(bk 14 in the Ring of Fire series. "Eddie Cantrell, now married to the king of Denmark’s daughter, is sent by Admiral Simpson to the Caribbean" to secure oil resources. Sequel to 1636: The Devil's Opera.)
Alternate history
Jun.2014

Flint, Eric, Huff, Gorg, and Goodlett, Paula
1636: The Viennese Waltz
("With Gorg Huff & Paula Goodlett, a romantic comedy sub-titled The Viennese Waltz which will run parallel to one of my [Eric Flint] sequels to The Baltic War and serves also as a sequel to a number of the stories they've written about the Barbie Consortium in various issues of the Gazette.")
Alternate history/time travel/hard sf.
Nov.2014

Gabaldon, Diana
Written in My Heart's Own Blood
(bk 8 in the Outlander series. Sequel to An Echo in the Bone.)
"The smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance story ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting 'Scrooge McDuck' comics." (Salon.com)
Jun.2014

Gannon, Charles E.
Trial by Fire
(bk 2 of the Tales of the Terran Republic series. Sequel to Fire with Fire. Trade pbk)
Hard sf.
Aug.2014

Goodkind, Terry
Severed Souls
(bk 3 of the Richard and Kahlan series. Sequel to the Third Kingdom.")
Fantasy
Aug.2014

Gould, Steven
Exo
(bk 4 in the Jumper series. Sequel to Impulse.)
Hard sf.
Sep.2014

Guran, Paula, editor
Time Travel: Recent Trips
(Short story anthology by various authors)
Trade pbk
Hard sf.
Oct.2014

Harrison, Harry
Memoir
(See blog. Nonfiction)
Sep.2014

Hobb, Robin
Fool's Assassin
(bk 1 of the Fitz and Fool Trilogy. Follow-on trilogy to the Farseer Trilogy. Sequel to Assassin's Quest.)
Fantasy
Aug.2014

Hodder, Mark
Return of the Discontinued Man
(bk 5 of the Burton & Swinburne series. Sequel to Secret of Abdu El Yezdi. Trade pbk.)
Alternate history
Jul.2014

Horton, Rich
Space Opera
("Space Opera spans a vast range of epic interstellar adventure stories told against a limitless cosmos filled with exotic aliens, heroic characters, and incredible settings....")
(Short story anthology.)
Hard sf.
Apr.2014

Hoyt, Sarah
Night Shifters
("Urban fantasy with were-creatures and intrigue. First two books in Sarah A. Hoyt's Shifter series together for the first time: Contains Draw One in the Dark, and Gentleman Takes a Chance.")
Omnibus Trade pbk
Urban fantasy.
Jun.2014

Kowal, Mary Robinette
Valour and Vanity
(bk 4 of the Glamourist series. [Jane Austen but with magic!] Sequel to Without a Summer.)
Alternate History/Fantasy
Apr.2014

Kress, Nancy
Yesterday's Kin
("Aliens have landed in New York. A deadly cloud of spores has already infected and killed the inhabitants of two worlds. Now that plague is heading for Earth, and threatens humans and aliens alike. Can either species be trusted to find the cure?" Standalone.)
Thriller
Sep.2014

Kurtz, Katherine
King's Deryni
(Latest in the long-running Deryni series. Bk 3 of the Childe Morgan trilogy. Sequel to Childe Morgan.)
Fantasy
Dec.2014

Lackey, Mercedes
Blood Red
(bk 9 of the Elemental Masters series. Sequel to Steadfast.)
Fantasy
Jun.2014

Lackey, Mercedes & Edgehill, Rosemary
Victories
(bk 4 of the Shadow Grail. Sequel to Sacrifices. YA.)
Fantasy
Apr.2014

Lackey, Mercedes and Mallory, James
House of Four Winds
(bk 1 of the One Dozen Daughters series. "Full of swashbuckling adventure, buoyant magic, and irrepressible charm, The House of the Four Winds is a lighthearted fantasy romp by a pair of bestselling writers.")
Fantasy
Aug.2014

Leckie, Ann
Ancillary Sword
(bk 2 of the Imperial Radch series. Sequel to Ancillary Justice. Trade pbk.)
Space opera hard sf.
Oct.2014

Lindskold, Jane
Artemis Awakening
(bk 1 of new series.)
Hard sf.
May 2014

McDevitt, Jack
Coming home
(bk 7 in the Alex Benedict series. Sequel to Firebird.)
Hard sf.
Nov.2014

McGuire, Seanan
Sparrow Hill Road
(bk 4 in the Incryptid series. This is like an offshoot to the main series. This is bk 1 in the story of ghost girl Rose Marshall. Last Incryptid book Half Off Ragnarok.)
Fantasy
May 2014

McGuire, Seanan
Winter Long
(bk 8 in the October Daye series. Sequel to Chimes at Midnight.)
Urban fantasy
Sep.2014

Martin, George R.R.
Lowball
(bk 22 in the Wild Cards shared world series. Sequel to Fort Freak.)
Alternate history/hard sf.
Nov.2014
Martin, George R.R. and Dozois, Gordon, editors
Rogues
(Short story/short novel collection. "We're got something for everyone in ROGUES -- SF, mystery, historical fiction, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, comedy, tragedy, crime stories, mainstream. And rogues, cads, scalawags, con men, thieves, and scoundrels of all descriptions. If you love Harry Flashman and Cugel the Clever, as I do, this is the book for you.")
Sep.2014

Modesitt, L.E.
Cyador's Heirs
(bk 16 in the Saga of Recluce series. Sequel to Arms-Commander.)
Fantasy
May 2014

Modesitt, L.E.
Heritage of Cyador
(bk 17 in the Saga of Recluce series. Sequel to Cyador's Heirs.)
Fantasy
Nov.2014

Moon, Elizabeth
Crown of Renewal
(bk 5 in the Legend of Paksenarrion series. Sequel to Limits to Power.)
Fantasy
May 2014

Moore, David Thomas, editor
Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets: An Anthology of Holmesian Tales Across Time and Space
(Alternate Sherlock Holmes stories in varying time periods throughout time. Trade pbk.)
Mystery/sf
Oct.2014

Nye, Jody Lynn
Fortunes of the Imperium
(bk 2 of the Imperium series. "Jeeves in space! Rollicking adventure featuring a seemingly dense, lovable nobleman and his indespensible, droll aide, Parsons." Sequel to a View from the Imperium.)
Hard sf. Trade pbk
Sep.2014

Owens, Robin D.
Heart Fire
(bk 13 of the Celta [HeartMate] series. Sequel to Heart Fortune. Trade pbk.)
Paranormal Fantasy
Nov.2014

Pratchett, Terry and Briggs, Stephen
Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion...So Far
Nonfiction
Apr.2014

Pratchett, Terry
A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Nonfiction
("A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day.")
Sep.2014

Ringo, John
Islands of Rage & Hope
(bk 3 of the Black Tide Rising series. "A hardened group of survivors fights back against a zombie plague that has brought down civilization." Sequel to Sail a Darkling Sea.)
Thriller.
Aug.2014

Sagara, Michelle
Cast in Flame
(bk 10 in the Chronicles of Elantra series. Sequel to Cast in Sorrow.)
Urban fantasy. Trade pbk
Sep.2014

Salvatore, R.A.
Rise of the King
(bk 2 of the Forgotten Realms: The Companions Codex series. Sequel to Night of the Hunter.)
Fantasy
Aug.2014

Scalzi, John
Lock In
Standalone novel. Not part of any series.
Thriller
Aug.2014

Shepherd, Mike
Tenacious
(bk 12 in the Kris Longknife series. Sequel to Defender.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Nov.2014

Shinn, Sharon
Turning Season
(bk 3 of the Shifting Cirle series. Sequel to Still Life With Shapeshifter.)
Urban fantasy.
Nov.2014

Spencer, Wen
Wood Sprites
(bk 4 in the Elfhome series. Sequel to Elfhome.)
Urban fantasy
Sep.2014

Stirling, S.M.
Golden Princess
(bk 1 of the Emberverse series. Follow-on series in the world of The Change series. "It’s Change Year 46, two generations after high-energy technology died in a catastrophe most of the human race didn’t survive." Sequel to Given Sacrifice.)
Alternate history/post-apocalypse.
Sep.2014

Tepper, Shari S.
Fish Tails
("The planned sequel [Fish Tales] includes all three books. Plague of Angels, The Water’s Rising, & Fish Tales.)
Hard sf.
Aug.2014

Turtledove, Harry
Last Orders
(bk 6 in The War That Came Early. Sequel to Two Fronts. [Formerly announced as Not Without A Bang before the title was changed.])
WWII Alternate History
Jul.2014

Vandermeer, Jeff & Boskovich, Desirina
Steampunk User's Manual: An Illustrated Practical & Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-futurist Dreams
(Follow-up to the Steampunk Bible. Coffee-table book)
Non-fiction
Oct.2014

Weber, David & Flint, Eric
Cauldron of Ghosts
(bk 3 in Crown of Slaves [Honorverse] series. Sequel to Torch of Freedom & Crown of Slaves.)
Hard sf.
Apr.2014

Weber, David & Ringo, John
Throne of Stars
(bks 3 & 4 in the Empire of Man series: March to the Stars and We Few. Sequel to March to the Sea. Omnibus Trade pbk)
Hard sf.
Aug.2014

Weber, David & Zahn, Timothy
A Call to Duty
(bk 1 in the Manticore Ascendant trilogy. Protagonist Travis Uriah Long. Early days of the Royal Manticoran Navy, hundreds of years before Honor's time. [Expansion of short story published in Beginnings.])
Hard sf.
Oct.2014

Weis, Margaret & Krammes, Robert
Seventh Sigil
(bk 3 in the Dragon Brigade series. Sequel to Storm Riders)
Fantasy
Sep.2014

Wells, Martha
The Falling World & The Tale of Indigo and Cloud
(bk 1 of the Stories of the Raksura series. Contains two novellas & some short stories. Bk 4 in the Raksura books. Sequel to Siren Depths.Trade Pbk.)
Fantasy.
Sep.2014

White, Steve
Ghosts of Time
(bk 4 of the Jason Thanou Time Travel series. Sequel to Pirates of the Timestream. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf.
Jul.2014

Wilson, Daniel H. & Adams, John Joseph, editors
Robot Uprisings
("From self-aware robotic toys to intelligent machines violently malfunctioning, this anthology brings to life the half-formed questions and fears we all have about the increasing presence of robots in our lives." Short story anthology.)
Hard sf.
Apr.2014

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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