Forthcoming SF&F Books 2012-2014

These are the upcoming books I would like to read and review

It is also my teaser page of things to come. 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 calendar like it is written in stone. You might also enjoy Best SF&F Books of 2010  – 2011 Booki IndexNew SFF to Read 2011.

Click on the covers for a larger image. Titles in Italic have covers. Recent changes are bold


July 2012


  • Energized by Edward M. Lerner (Tor) – uk us
  • Earth Unaware (First Formic War 1) by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston (Tor) – uk us
  • Heaven’s War (Heaven’s Shadow Trilogy book 2) by Michael Cassutt & David S Goyer (Tor) – uk us
  • War Maid’s Choice by David Weber (Baen) – uk us
  • vN (Von Neumann Sisters 1) by Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot) – uk us
  • Chimera (The Subterrene War 3) by T. C. McCarthy (Orbit) – uk us
  • Suited (Veiled Worlds 2) by Jo Anderton (Angry Robot)
  • Iron Grey Sea (Destroyermen 7) by Taylor Anderson (Roc)

August 2012


  • Zero Point (Owner Trilogy 2) by Neal Asher (TorUK)
  • Fate of Worlds (Ringworld) Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner (Tor) – uk us
  • Ghost Spin (Spin 3) by Chris Moriarty (Spectra) – uk us
  • The Traitor Queen (Traitor Spy Trilogy 3) by Trudi Canavan (Orbit) – uk us
  • The Queen of Wands (Special Circumstances 2) by John Ringo (Baen)
  • Bloodstar Unti (Star Corpsman 1) by William Keith (Harper) – us 
  • When Diplomacy Fails (Freehold Bodyguards) by Michael Z. Williamson (Baen) – uk us

September 2012


  • The Eternal Flame (Orthogonal 2) by Greg Egan (Gollancz) – uk 
  • The Fractal Prince (The Quantum Thief 2) by Hannu Rajaniemi (Gollancz) – uk
  • Midst Toil and Tribulation (Safehold book 6) by David Weber (Tor) – uk us
  • Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton (Tor UK) – uk us
  • Origin by Jessica Khoury (Penguin) YA
  • Helix Wars (Helix 2) by Eric Brown (Solaris) – uk us
  • Crown Thief (Giant Thief 2) by David Tallerman (Angry Robots) – uk
  • The Black Captain by Miles Cameron (Gollancz) – uk
  • Welcome Home – Go Away (Kris Longknife) by Mike Shepherd (Ace)

October 2012


  • Fire Season (Stephanie Harrington 2) by David Weber & Jane Lindskold (Baen) – uk us
  • Furious (Kris Longknife 10) by Mike Shepherd (Ace) – uk us
  • Tarnished Knights (Lost Stars 1) by Jack Campbell (Ace) – uk us
  • The Inexplicables (Clockwork Century 4) by Cherie Priest (Tor)
  • The Middle Kingdom (Chung Kuo 3) by David Wingrove (Corvus) – uk

November 2012


  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance (Vorkosigan Saga 14) by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen) –uk us
  • The Age of Scorpio (Veteran 3) by Gavin G. Smith (Gollancz) – uk us
  • Art of Hunting (The Gravedigger Chronicles 2) by Alan Campbell (Tor)
  • The Human Division (An Old Man’s War novel) by John Scalzi (Tor) episodic until February 2013

December 2012


  • Andromeda’s Fall (Legion of the Damned universe) by William C. Dietz (ACE)
  • Darkship Renegades (Darkship Thieves book 2) by Sarah A. Hoyt (Baen) – uk us
  • Ice and Fire (Chung Kuo 4) by David Wingrove (Corvus)
  • Queen of Nowhere (The Hidden Empire 5) by Jaine Fenn (Gollancz) – uk 
  • Alien vs Alien (Katherine “Kitty” Katt 6) by Gini Koch (Daw) – uk us
  • Mecha Rouge (Armor Wars 2) by Brett Patton (Roc) –uk us

2012 date to be decided

  • The Ace Of Skulls (Tale of the Kitty Jay 4) by Chris Wooding (Gollancz) august?
  • Clan Chronicles: The Reunification Cycle book 1 by Julie E. Czerneda (DAW) – she started writing it in Oct 2010
  • The Beauty of Murder by A. K. Benedict (Orion) – debut late 2012


January 2013


  • Tuf Voyaging by George R. R. Martin (Gollancz)
  • Tiger by the Tail (Paladin of Shadows 6) by John Ringo (Baen) – uk us 
  • Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell (Solaris) – us uk
  • Nexus (Nexus 1) by Ramez Naam (Angry Robot) – debut
  • Abbadon’s Gate (The Expanse 3) by James S. A. Corey (pseudonym for Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck) (Orbit)
  • Fortress Frontier (Shadow Ops 2) by Myke Cole (Ace) – us

February 2013

  • Resonance (Ragnarok book 3) by John Meaney (Gollancz) – uk

March 2013

  • Shadow of Freedom (Honorverse – Talbott) by David Weber (Baen)
  • Hellhole Awakening (Hellhole 2) by Kevin J. Anderson & Brian Herbert (Simon & Schuster) – uk us
  • Evening’s Empires (A Quiet War Novel) by Paul McAuley
  • The Art of War (Chung Kuo 5) by David Wingrove (Corvus)

May 2013

  • The Book of Endless Pages (Stormlight Archives 2) by Brandon Sanderson (Gollancz) – working title – uk
  • Dead ever After (Sookie Stackhouse 13) by Charlaine Harris (Gollancz) – the final True Blood novel – uk

Summer 2013

  • Serene Invasion by Eric Brown

June 2013

  • Limits of Power (Paladin’s Legacy 4) by Elizabeth Moon (Orbit) – uk 
  • Poseidon’s Children Book 2 by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz) – uk

July 2013

  • Heaven’s Fall (Heaven’s Shadow 3) by Michael Cassutt & David S. Goyer (Tor)

August 2013

  • Untitled (A Long, Long Sleep 2) by Anna Sheehan (Gollancz) – uk

Autumn 2013

  • Warcage (Humanity’s Fire Universe) by Michael Cobley (Orbit)

September 2013

  • Proxima by Stephen Baxter (Gollancz) – uk

October 2013

  • Cape Grace (Shaman’s Tales 2) by Nathan Lowell
  • The Arrows of Time (The Orthogonal 3) by Greg Egan – uk

2013 date to be decided

  • A River Across the Sky / River of Light (A Shaol universe book) by Gary Gibson (Tor UK) – title pending
  • Jupiter War (Owner Trilogy 3) by Neal Asher (TorUK) august?
  • Valiant (Kris Longknife 11) by Mike Shepherd (Ace) – October?
  • Target (Vicky Peterwald 1) by Mike Shepherd (Ace?) unsure when this will be out
  • Dandelion Sky (The Expanse 3) by James S. A. Corey
  • The Wolfhound Century (Vissarion Lom 1) by Peter Higgins (Gollancz) – early 2013
  • The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna (Random House) – debut early 2013
  • ACID by Emma Pass (Random House) – debut early 2013
  • Serene Invasion by Eric Brown (Solaris) – early 2013
  • Penny Royal (A Polity Novel) by Neal Asher (TorUK) – year?
  • A Few Good Men (Darkship Thieves universe) by Sarah A. Hoyt (Baen/Naked Press?) – preliminary title and year
  • Crux (Nexus 2) by Ramez Naam (Angry Robot) – later in the year
  • The Betrayal (The Bone World 3) by Peadar Ó Guilín (David Fickling?)
  • The Gate Thief (Mither Mages 2) by Orson Scott Card (Tor?)
  • Treecat Wars (Stephanie Harrington 3) by David Weber & Jane Lindskold (Baen)
  • Cauldron of Ghosts (Honorverse – Torch) by David Weber & Eric Flint (Baen) – title pending
  • Lexicon by Max Barry (Mulholland)


2014 date to be decided

  • The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire 6) by George R. R. Martin
  • Hounds of War (Ray Longknife 4) by Mike Shepherd (ACE)

Unsure when

  • (Storm?) Black Mountain (Ray Longknife 5) by Mike Shepherd (ACE)
  • Iteeche War (Ray Longknife 6) by Mike Shepherd (ACE)