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 May 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: May 2016


Last update: 5/1/2016

*NEW in this revision 5/1/2016
+MODIFIED during month of May 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

Bova, Ben
Apes and Angels
(bk 3 of the Star Quest Trilogy. Sequel to Death Wave.)
Hard sf.
Nov.2016

Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Ross, Deborah J.
Realms of Darkover
(bk 16 of the Darkover Anthology series. Sequel to Gifts of Darkover.)
Short stories. Supposed to be a trade pbk, too.
NOTE: eBook only so far
Fantasy.
May 2016)

Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Ross, Deborah J.
Thunderlord
(Latest in the Darkover series. Sequel to A Sword Called Chaos.)
Fantasy
Aug.2016

Brooks, Terry
The Sorcerer's Daughter
(bk 3 of the Defenders of Shannara. Sequel to Darkling Child.)
Fantasy
May 2016

Butcher, Jim, ed, (with Hughes, Kerrie Lynn, ed.)
Shadowed Souls
(Short story anthology from major urban fantasy authors. Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Tanya Huff, Jim C. Hines, Rob Thurman, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and more!)
Trade pbk
Urban fantasy.
Nov.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

Chu, Wesley
Rise of Io
(bk 1 in a new series. Alien in head similar to Tao series.)
Trade pbk
Urban fantasy
Sep.2016

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

Cooper, Brenda
Spear of Light
(Sequel to Edge of Dark.)
Hard sf.
Jun.2016

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

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

Dozois, Gardner, ed.
Mash Up: Stories Inspired By Famous First Lines
Short stories. Major sf authors. Trade pbk.
Hard sf.
Jun.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

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

Guran, Paula, ed.
Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold
Fantasy.
Jul.2016

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

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

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

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

Lackey, Mercedes
Closer to the Chest
(bk 3 in the Valdemar Herald Spy series. Sequel to Closer to the Heart.)
Fantasy
Oct.2016

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

Lackey, Mercedes
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, ed.
Nebula Awards Showcase 2016
May 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
Full of Briars
(Latest in October Daye series. Short story)
NOTE: eBook only so far
Urban fantasy.
Aug.2016

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

*Meyer, Marissa
Heartless
(Standalone book about the Queen of Hearts, in the Alice and Wonderland universe. Young Adult.)
Fantasy
Nov.2016

Modesitt, L.E., Jr.
Treachery Tools
(bk 10 in the Imager Portfolio series. Sequel to Madness in Solidar.)
Fantasy
Oct.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.
Jun.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

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

Ringo, John & Poole, Gary eds.
Black Tide Rising
(bk 5 in the Black Tide rising. Short story anthology by many top sf authors in this zombie apocalypse world.)
Fantasy
Jun.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

Shinn, Sharon
Unquiet Land
(bk 4 in the Elemental Blessings series. Sequel to Jeweled Fire.)
Fantasy.
Nov.2016

Snodgrass, Melinda
The High Ground
Hard sf.
Jul.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

Stirling, S.M.
Prince of Outcasts
(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, Jodi
Just One Damned Thing After Another
(bk. 1 of the Chronicles of St. Mary's. "...bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea." [Amazon.com] I had found these as ebooks. Delighted to see them in the U.S. AND in trade paperback!) Time travel. Hard sf.
Jun.2016

Taylor, Jodi
A Symphony of Echoes
(bk. 2 of the Chronicles of St. Mary's. "...bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea." [Amazon.com]
Trade pbk
Time travel. Hard sf.
Jul.2016

Taylor, Jodi
Second Chance
(bk. 3 of the Chronicles of St. Mary's. "...bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea." [Amazon.com]
Trade pbk
Time travel. Hard sf.
Sep.2016

Taylor, Jodi
Trail Through Time
(bk. 4 of the Chronicles of St. Mary's. "...bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea." [Amazon.com]
Trade pbk
Time travel. Hard sf.
Nov.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

Vandermeer, Jeff & Ann, eds.
Big Book of Science Fiction
Short story collection.
Hard sf
Jul.2016

Weber, David
Shadow of Victory
(bk 14 in the Honor Harrington series. Sequel to A Rising Thunder)
Hard sf.
Nov.2016.

Weber, David
At the Sign of Triumph
(bk 9 of the Safehold series. Sequel to Hell's Foundations Quiver.)
Hard sf.
Oct.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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