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


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
  • Welcome Home – Go Away (Kris Longknife) by Mike Shepherd (Ace)
  • Downside Girls (Hidden Empire anthology) by Jaine Fenn (Clarion)

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
  • Swords of Waar (Jane Carver 2) by Nathan Long (Night Shade) – uk us

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
  • Mecha Rouge (Armor Wars 2) by Brett Patton (Roc) –uk us  
  • Alien vs Alien (Katherine “Kitty” Katt 6) by Gini Koch (Daw) – uk us


January 2013


  • Fortress Frontier (Shadow Ops 2) by Myke Cole (Ace) – us 
  • Tiger by the Tail (Paladin of Shadows 6) by John Ringo (Baen) – uk us 
  • Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell (Solaris) – us uk
  • The Kassa Gambit by M. C. Planck (Tor) – us uk
  • Nexus (Nexus 1) by Ramez Naam (Angry Robot)
  • Abaddon’s Gate (The Expanse 3) by James S. A. Corey (pseudonym for Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck) (Orbit)

February 2013

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

March 2013


  • Shadow of Freedom (Honorverse – Talbott) by David Weber (Baen) – uk
  • The Art of War (Chung Kuo 5) by David Wingrove (Corvus)
  • Hellhole Awakening (Hellhole 2) by Kevin J. Anderson & Brian Herbert (Simon & Schuster) – uk us
  • The Gate Thief (Mither Mages 2) by Orson Scott Card (Tor) – uk
  • A Few Good Men (A Darkship novel) by Sarah A. Hoyt (Baen) – us uk 
  • Evening’s Empires (A Quiet War Novel) by Paul McAuley
  • Growing Pains by Ian Whates

April 2013


  • Fire with Fire by Charles E. Gannon (Baen)
  • Serene Invasion by Eric Brown (Solaris) 
  • Protector (Foreigner 14) by C. J. Cherryh (Daw) – uk 

May 2013

  • House of Steel (Honorverse novella) by David Weber (Baen) – uk
  • Dead ever After (Sookie Stackhouse 13) by Charlaine Harris (Gollancz) – the final True Blood novel – uk
  • Guardian (Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier 3) by Jack Campbell (Ace) – uk
  • Alien in the House (Katherine “Kitty” Katt 7) by Gini Koch (Dow) – uk
  • ACID by Emma Pass (Random House)

Summer 2013

  • Serene Invasion by Eric Brown

June 2013

  • Limits of Power (Paladin’s Legacy 4) by Elizabeth Moon (Orbit) – uk 
  • On the Steel Breeze (Poseidon’s Children Book 2) by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz) – uk
  • The Lives of Tao by Wesley Tao (Angry Robot) – uk

July 2013

  • Heaven’s Fall (Heaven’s Shadow 3) by Michael Cassutt & David S. Goyer (Tor)
  • An Inch of Ashes (Chung Kuo 6) by David Wingrove (Corvus)
  • Storm Surge (Destroyermen) by Taylor Anderson (Roc) – uk us

August 2013

  • Untitled (A Long, Long Sleep 2) by Anna Sheehan (Gollancz) – uk
  • The Ace Of Skulls (Tale of the Kitty Jay 4) by Chris Wooding (Gollancz) 

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
  • Defender (Kris Longknife 11) by Mike Shepherd (Ace) – us uk
  • The Lost Stars book 2 by Jack Campbell (Ace) – uk

November 2013

  • Starhawk (Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins 7) by Jack McDevitt (Ace) – uk
    The Book of Endless Pages (Stormlight Archives 2) by Brandon Sanderson (Gollancz) – working title – uk

2013 date to be decided

  • Gods of Risk (an Expanse novella) by James S. A. Corey
  • 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? might be Jupiter Conflict
  • Penny Royal (A Polity Novel) by Neal Asher (TorUK) – 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?)
  • 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)


January 2014

  • Hounds of War (Ray Longknife 4) by Mike Shepherd (ACE)

2014 date to be decided

  • The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire 6) by George R. R. Martin

June 2014

  • Target (Vicky Peterwald 1) by Mike Shepherd (Ace)

November 2014

  • Tenacious (Kris Longknife 12) by Mike Shepherd (Ace)


June 2015

  • Survivor (Vichy Peterwald 2) by Mike Shepherd (Ace)

November 2015

  • Relentless (Kris Longknife 13) by Mike Shepherd (Ace)


June 2016

  • Rebel (Vichy Peterwald 3) by Mike Shepherd (Ace)

November 2016

  • Ambassador (Kris Longknife 14) 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)