Forthcoming SF&F Books (2011-2012)

Happy New Year!

We have an interesting year ahead of us with a lot of fantastic reading from the look of it. I am busy celebrating the new year at the moment but will soon return with a list of the most exciting and anticipated genre books of this new year.

Meanwhile enjoy this teaser or take a look at the year gone past – Best SF&F Books of 20102010 Book Index.

This is my teaser page of things to come. Remember that the further away a release is the less certain is the information, covers can change from week to week and delays are common. This is also a collection of data from public sources that can contain errors or old information. So you can’t trust this calender like it was written on stone.

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2011

January 2011

February 2011

March 2011


April 2011


  • Dreadnaught (Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier 1) by Jack Campbell (ACE)

May 2011


Summer 2011

June 2011

  • Blue Remembered Earth (Poseidon’s Children Book 1) by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz)

July 2011

  • Unti (Star Corpsman 1) by William Keith (Eos)

August 2011

  • The Iron Jackal (Tale of the Kitty Jay 3) by Chris Wooding (Gollancz)
  • Pearlant (Light Universe) by M. John Harrison (Gollancz)
  • Heaven’s Shadow by David S. Goyer & Michael Cassutt (Ace)

Fall 2011

  • How Firm a Foundation (Safehold 5) by David Weber (Tor) – probably October?
  • Children of the Sky (sequel to A Fire Upon the Deep) by Vernor Vinge (Tor)
  • Daring (Kris Longknife 9) by Mike Shepherd (Ace) – probably fall/winter
  • Darkship Renegade (Darkship Thieves book 2) by Sarah A. Hoyt (Baen) – probably fall/winter
  • Clan Chronicles: The Reunification Cycle book 1 by Julie E. Czerneda (DAW) – she started writing it in Oct 2010, could be late 2011
  • Daylight on Iron Mountain (Chung Kuo 2) by David Wingrove (Corvus)

September 2011

  • Artemis by Philip Palmer (Orbit)
  • War in Heaven (Veteran book 2) by Gavin G. Smith (Gollancz)
  • The Ascendant Stars (Humanity’s Fire 3) by Michael Cobley (Orbit)
  • Dust 514 by Tony Gonzales (Gollancz)
  • Bitterblue (Seven Kingdoms Trilogy 3) by Kristin Cashore (Gollancz)

October 2011

  • A Beautiful Friendship (Honorverse YA) by David Weber (Baen?)
  • The Kingdom of Gods (The Inheritance Trilogy 3) by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit)

December 2011

2011 winter

  • Ganymede (Clockwork Century 4) by Cherie Priest (Tor)

2012

  • Zero Point (Owner Trilogy 2) by Neal Asher (TorUK) august?
  • The Traitor Queen (Traitor Spy Trilogy 3) by Trudi Canavan (Orbit) – Trudi starts writing Oct 2010
  • Intruder (Foreigner book 13) C. J. Cherryh (Daw) – in the writing Oct 2010

January 2012

  • A Rising Thunder (Honor Harrington/Torch/Saganami) by David Weber (Baen)
  • In the Mouth of the Whale (Quiet War Universe) by Paul McAuley (Gollancz)

March 2012

  • The Quantum Thief 2 by Hannu Rajaniemi (Gollancz)
  • Ragnarok 3 by John Meany (Gollancz)
  • Crisis of Vision (Paladin’s Legacy 3) by Elizabeth Moon (Tor) month uncertain

April 2012

  • Blizzard of Shadows (Chronicles of Siala 3) by ALexey Pehov (Simon & Schuster)

September 2012

  • Ragnarok book 3 by John Meaney (Gollancz)

October 2012

  • Poseidon’s Children Book 2 by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz)

November 2012

  • Highprince of War (Stormlight Archives 2) by Brandon Sanderson – title pending