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 December 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: December 2016


Last update: 12/2/2016

*NEW in this revision 12/2/2016
+MODIFIED during month of December 2016
Aaronovitch, Ben
Hanging Tree
(bk 6 in the Peter Grant/Rivers of London series. Sequel to Foxglove Summer. Pbk.)
Police Procedural Urban Fantasy
Jan.2017

*Adams, John Joseph, editor
Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies
"A collection of original, epic science fiction stories by some of today’s best writers—for fans who want a little less science and a lot more action-....Inspired by movies like The Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars, this anthology features brand-new stories from some of science fiction’s best authors...." [Amazon.com]
Hard sf.
Apr.2017

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

*Anthony, Piers
Ghost Writer in the Sky
(bk 41 in the Xanth series. Sequel to Isis Orb.)
Fantasy
Apr.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.)
Hard sf
Sep.2017

*Asher, Neal
Infinity Engine
(bk 3 in the Transformation series. Sequel to War Factory.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Mar.2017

*Beagle, Peter S.
In Calabria
Fantasy.
Feb.2017

*Beagle, Peter S. & Weisman, Jacob, editors
The New Fantasy
Fantasy
Aug.2017

Bear, Greg
Take Back The Sky
(bk 3 & conclusion in the War Dogs trilogy. Sequel to Killing Titan.)
Hard sf. Space Opera
Dec.2016

Benford, Gregory
The Berlin Project: An Alternative History of World War II
(What if the atomic bomb had been ready in time to be used on D-Day, June 6, 1944?)
Alternate history.
May 2017

Bishop, Anne
Etched in Bone
(bk 5 in The Courtyards of The Others series. Sequel to Marked in Flesh.)
Alternate History/Urban Fantasy
Mar.2017

*Brennan, Marie
Lightning in the Blood
(bk 2 in the Varekai series. Novella. Sequel to Cold-Forged Flame.)
Fantasy
May.2017

*Brennan, Marie
Within the Sanctuary of Wings
(bk 5 and last book in the Memoir of Lady Trent series. Sequel to In the Labyrinth of Drakes.)
Fantasy.
Apr.2017

Briggs, Patricia
Silence Fallen
(bk 10 in the Mercy Thompson series. Sequel to Fire Touched.)
Urban Fantasy
Mar.2017

Brin, David, ed., with Stephen W. Potts
Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
("...Essays & short stories from writers such as Robert J. Sawyer, James Morrow, William Gibson, Damon Knight, Jack McDevitt, and many others to examine the benefits and pitfalls of technologic transparency in all its permutations." from Amazon.com.)
Non-fiction.
Jan.2017

Britain, Kristen
Firebrand
(bk 6 in the Green Rider series. Sequel to Mirror Sight.)
Fantasy
Mar.2017

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

Brust, Steven & White, Skylar
Skill of Our Hands
(Sequel to the Incrementalists.)
Hard sf. Secret societies.
Jan.2017

*Brust, Steven
Vallista
(bk 15 in the Vlad Taltos series. Sequel to Hawk.)
Fantasy
Sep.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
Jul.2017

*Caine, Rachel
Ash and Quill
(bk 3 of the Great Library series. Sequel to Paper and Fire.)
Alternate history/Urban fantasy.
Jul.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
Prentice Alvin and Alvin Journeyman
(bks 1 & 2 in the Alvin Maker series. Omnibus reissue.)
Fantasy
Apr.2017

Cherryh, C.J.
Convergence
(bk 18 in the Foreigner series. Sequel to Visitor.)
Hard sf.
May 2017

Clarke, Neil, ed.
Galactic Empires
("Here then is a diverse collection of stories that asks the questions that science fiction asks best. Empire: How? Why? And to what effect?" from Amazon.com. [www.clarkesworldmagazine.com])
Hard sf.
Jan.2017

Cogman, Genevieve
Burning Page
(bk 3 of the Invisible Library series. Sequel to Masked City. Trade pbk.)
Urban fantasy/Alternate worlds
Jan.2017

*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

*Czerneda, Julie E., editor
Nebula Awards Showcase 2017
Hard sf & fantasy.
May 2017

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

Davis, Hank
If This Goes Wrong...
("Science fiction tales, some humorous and some not-so-funny, about the downside of the future—and how to deal with a universe ruled by Murphy's Law! Includes stories by Robert A. Heinlein, Sarah A. Hoyt, Fritz Leiber, Gordon R. Dickson, Lester del Rey, Christopher Anvil, Fredric Brown, and more." FROM Amazon.com)
Hard sf. Short stories collection.
Jan.2017

Dellamonica, A.M.
Nature of a Pirate
(bk three in the Stormwrack series. Sequel to Daughter of No Nation.)
Urban fantasy
Dec.2016

Doctorow, Cory
Walkaway
("Fascinating, moving, and darkly humorous, Walkaway is a multi-generation SF thriller about the wrenching changes of the next hundred years…and the very human people who will live their consequences." [Amazon.com])
Thriller
Apr.2017

*Dozois, Gardner, editor
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-fourth Annual Collection
Hard sf.
Jul.2017

Duncan, Dave
Portal of a Thousand Worlds
("The looming threat of a once-in-a-millennium magical event sends nineteenth-century China into violent chaos in this epic alternate-history fantasy." Amazon.com. Trade pbk.)
Alternate History Fantasy.
Feb.2017

Flint, Eric
1636: the Ottoman Onslaught
(Latest in the 1632/Ashanti Shards series. General Mike Stearns versus the Ottomans! "Direct sequel to both 1636: The Saxon Uprising as well as my short novel in Ring of Fire III, 'Four Days on the Danube.'" [Eric Flint])
Alternate history
Jan.2017

Flint, Eric & Barber, James Griffin
1636: Mission to the Mughals
(bk 23 in the 1632/Ring of Fire series. "The U.S.E. needs a reliable source of opiates for those wounded in action, as well as other goods not available in Europe. The Prime Minister of the U.S.E., Mike Stearns, sends a mission to the Mughal Empire of India with the aim of securing a trade deal with the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan." [Amazon.com] New India storyline.)
Altrenate history
Apr.2017

Flint, Eric & Resnick, Mike
Gods of Sagittarius
("It’s a space opera. Think of it as Interstellar Indiana Jones and the Alien Investigator/Terminator and you’ll be… well, pretty wildly off but still somewhere in the galactic vicinity." Eric Flint. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
May.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

Freed, Alexander
Rogue One: a Star Wars Story
("The official novelization of the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, starring a band of rebels on a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans." [Amazon.com])
Hard sf. Space opera
Jan.2017

*Friedman, C.S.
Dreamweaver
(bk 3 of the Dreamwalkers series. Sequel to Dreamseeker.)
Urban fantasy
Dec.2016

*Gaiman, Neil
Norse Mythology
("In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki?son of a giant?blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.
Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants...." [Amazon.com])
Retelling of Norse myths, more like a novel than a reference book.
Feb.2017

Gannon, Charles E.
Caine's Mutiny
(bk 4 in the Tales of the Terran Empire. Sequel to Raising Caine. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Feb.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
Death's Mistress
("The launch of an entirely new series built around Richard and Kahlan's friend and defender, the warrior woman Nicci." RisingShadow.net)
Fantasy.
Jan.2017

*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

*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

Hobb, Robin
Assassin's Fate
(bk 3 in the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy. Sequel to Fool's Quest.)
Fantasy
Mar.2017

Hoyt, Sarah A.
Darkship Revenge
(bk 3 of the Darkship series. Sequel to Darkship Renegades. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
May 2017

Huff, Tanya
A Peace Divided
(bk 2 of the Peacekeepers series. Sequel to An Ancient Peace.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Jun.2017

*Kress, Nancy
Tomorrow's Kin
(bk 1 of Yesterday's Kin trilogy. Sequel to Yesterday's Kin.)
Hard sf.
Jul.2017

Lackey, Mercedes, ed.
Tempest
(bk 3 of the All New Tales of Valdemar shared world series. Sequel to Crucible. [NOTE: Valdemar is a long-running series.])
Fantasy
Dec.2016

Lackey, Mercedes
A Scandal in Battersea
(bk 13 in the Elemental Masters series. Sequel to A Study in Sable.)
Fantasy.
Jun.2017

Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve
The Gathering Edge
(bk 20 in The Liaden Universe. Sequel to Alliance of Equals. A Theo Waitley story.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
May.2017

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

*McDonald, Ian
Wolf Moon
(bk 2 of the Luna series. Sequel to New Moon.)
Hard sf.
Mar.2017

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

McGuire, Seanan
Magic for Nothing
(bk 6 in the Incryptid Series. Sequel to Chaos Choreography.)
Urban Fantasy.
Mar.2017

McGuire, Seanan
Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day
("Coming of age story about ghosts and witches and Kentucky. Not connected to any preexisting world; this is for Tor.com's new publishing arm." Seanan McGuire. Novella.)
Fantasy
Jan.2017

McGuire, Seanan
Down among the Sticks and Stones
(bk 2 of the Wayward Children series. Sequel to Every Heart a Doorway.)
Fantasy.
Jun.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.
Recluce Tales: Stories from the World of Recluce
(Latest in the Saga of Recluce series. Last Recluce book Heritage of Cyador)
Fantasy
Jan.2017

Moon, Elizabeth
Cold Welcome
(bk 7 in the Vatta series. Sequel to Victory Conditions. Check blog for latest author updates!)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Apr.2017

Pedersen, Anette
1635: The Wars for the Rhine
(Book 24 in the 1632/Ashanti Shards series. Trade pbk.)
Alternate history
Dec.2016

*Pratchett, Terry
Witch's Vacuum Cleaner
(Short fiction collection. Sequel to Dragons at Crumbling Castle. Written when author was 17 years old. YA.)
Fantasy.
Jan.2017

Robinson, Kim Stanley
New York 2140
("A Venice-like future New York City, flooded because of climate change, was already featured in 2312. Here it becomes the setting of the entire novel, which will deal with the nuts and bolts of how to address and how to adapt to climate change -- technologically, financially, legally, socially -- as well as giving us a glimpse into what day to day life will feel like in that future society." Kim Stanley Robinson site.)
Hard sf.
Mar.2017

Robinson, Kim Stanley, ed. with Gardner, James Alan
Tesseracts Twenty: Compostela
("Anthology of hard & soft science fiction stories that best represent a futuristic view of the sciences & how humanity might be affected (for better or worse) by a reliance in all things technological." Publisher)
Hard sf.
Mar.2017

Sagara, Michelle
Grave
(bk 3 of the Queen of the Dead series. Sequel to Touch.)
Fantasy
Feb.2017

Scalzi, John
Collapsing Empire
(Standalone. Not part of any existing series. Yet.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Mar.2017

Scalzi, John
Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi
("These four stories, along with fourteen other pieces, have one thing in common: They're short, sharp, and to the point—science fiction in miniature, with none of the stories longer than 2,300 words." Amazon.com)
Hard sf.
Dec.2016

Schwab, V.E.
A Conjuring of Light
(bk 3 & FINAL book of the Shades of Magic trilogy. Sequel to A Gathering of Shadows.)
Hard sf. Parallel worlds. Alternate realities.
Feb.2017

Shearin, Lisa
Ghoul Vendetta
(bk 4 of the SPI Files series. Sequel to the Brimstone Deception.)
Urban Fantasy
Jan.2017

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

Spencer, Wen
Black Wolves of Boston
(bk 1 in a new series.)
Urban Fantasy.
Feb.2017

+Steele, Allen
Avengers of the Moon
("With the permission of the Edmond Hamilton estate, Allen Steele revives the exciting adventures of Captain Future." (Goodreads). "A reboot of the original pulp character. And second, while light in tone, it's not a humorous SF novel."(Email from author.)
Hard sf.
Apr.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, 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." On live TV! YA.)
Hard sf.
Jul.2017

Taylor, Travis
Kill Before Dying
(bk 5 of the Tau Ceti Agenda series. Sequel to Trail of Evil.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
Feb.2017

*Thompson, Arianne "Tex"
Dreams of the Eaten
(bk 3 of the Children of the Drought series. Sequel to Medicine for the Dead.)
Urban Fantasy / Old West Post-Apocalpyse
Jan.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)
Hard sf. Military sf. Space Opera.
Mar.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
All Systems Red
(bk 1 of the Murderbot Diaries. Tor.com novella. Trade pbk.)
Hard sf.
May.2017

*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

Zahn, Timothy
Pawn: A Chronicle of the Sibyl's War
(bk 1 in a new Sybil's War series.)
Hard sf. Space Opera.
May 2017

Zahn, Timothy
Thrawn
(In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power—uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history. [Amazon.com] Backstory to the classic Heir to the Empire trilogy.)
Hard sf. Space opera.
Apr.2017

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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