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


January 2012


  • Faith by John Love (Night Shade) uk us
  • Giant Thief by David Tallerman (Angry Robot) uk us – review copy
  • In the Mouth of the Whale (Quiet War Universe) by Paul McAuley (Gollancz) – uk us
  • Dark Eden by Chris Beckett (Corvus)
  • In the Lion’s Mouth (January Dancer 3) by Michael Flynn (Tor) – uk us
  • Shadows in Flight (The Shadow series (Ender) 5) by Orson Scott Card (Tor)
  • Transmission (Ragnarok book 2) by John Meaney (Gollancz) – uk
  • Boneyards (Diving 3) by Kristine Katheryn Rush (Pyr) – uk us
  • The Great Game (The Bookman 3) by Lavie Tidhar (Angry Robot)
  • Blue Remembered Earth (Poseidon’s Children Book 1) by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz) – uk us

February 2012


  • Tooth and Nail by Jennifer Safrey (Night Shade)
  • Exogen (Subterrene War book 2) by T. C. McCarthy (Orbit) – amazon uk us
  • Echoes of Betrayal (Paladin’s Legacy 3) by Elizabeth Moon (Orbit/Del Rey)
  • Article 5 (Ember 1) by Kristen Simmons (Tor)
  • Singularity (Star Carrier 3) by Ian Douglas (AvonEos) – amazon uk us
  • Ashes of Candesce (Virga 5) by Karl Schroeder (Tor) – amazon uk us
  • Guardian of Night by Tony Daniel (Baen) – uk us
  • The Fourth Wall (This Is Not a Game 3) by Walter Jon Williams (Orbit)
  • Arctic Rising by Tobias S. Buckell (Tor) – amazon uk

March 2012


  • Omega Point (Richard & Klein 2) by Guy Haley (Angry Robot) – amazon uk us
  • The Games by Ted Kosmatka (Del Rey) – amazon uk us
  • Range of Ghosts (The Eternal Sky 1) by Elizabeth Bear (Tor) – amazon uk us
  • A Rising Thunder (Honor Harrington 13) by David Weber (Baen)  – amazon uk
  • Body, Inc by Alan Dean Foster (Del Rey) – amazon uk
  • The Intruder (Foreigner 13) by C. J. Cherryh (Daw)
  • Intrusion by Ken MacLeod (Orbit) – uk us

April 2012


  • Alien Diplomacy (Katherine “Kitty” Katt 5) by Gini Koch (Daw) – uk us
  • The Road of Danger (RCN 9) by David Drake (Baen) – amazon uk us
  • The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower 8) by Stephen King (Scribner)
  • Immobility by Brian Evenson (Tor) – amazon uk us
  • Shadow Blizzard (Chronicles of Siala 3) by Alexey Pehov (Simon & Schuster)
  • Ride the Star Winds (John Grimes Saga 4) by A. Bertram Chandler (Baen)
  • A Song Called Youth by John Shirley (Prime) – uk us
  • Lost Everything by Brian Francis Slattery (Tor) – uk us
  • Pearlant (Light 3) by M. John Harrison (Gollancz)
  • Constellation Games by Leonard Richardson (Candlemark & Gleam)
  • Starters by Lissa Price (Random house) debut

May 2012


  • Invincible (Lost Fleet Beyond The Frontier 2) by Jack Campbell (Ace) – uk us
  • Toxicity by Andy Remic (Solaris)  – uk us
  • No Going Back (Jon & Lobo 5) by Mark L. van Name (Baen) – amazon uk us
  • 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit) – amazon uk
  • The Killing Moon (Dreamblood 1) by NK Jemisin (Orbit) – amazon uk us
  • Bitterblue (Seven Kingdoms Trilogy 3) by Kristin Cashore (Gollancz|Dial) – amazon uk us
  • Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse 12) by Charlaine Harris (Gollancz) – amazon uk us
  • Railsea by China Mieville (Del Rey) – amazon us uk
  • The Devil’s Nebula (Weird Space 1) by Eric Brown (Abaddon) – uk us
  • Further: Beyond the Threshold by Chris Roberson (47North) – uk us
  • Tarnished Knights (Lost Stars 1) by Jack Campbell (Ace) probably Fall/Winter

June 2012


  • Existence by David Brin (Tor)
  • Redshirts by John Scalzi (Tor) – uk us
  • Caliban’s War (The Expanse 2) by James S. A. Corey (pseudonym for Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck) (Orbit) – uk us
  • The Thousand Emperors (Final Days 2) by Garry Gibson (Tor UK)
  • The Shadowed Sun (Dreamblood 2) by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit) – uk us
  • Broken Universe by Paul Melko (Tor) – uk us
  • Judgment at Proteus (The Quadrail 5) by Timothy Zahn (Tor) – uk us
  • Kop Killer (Kop 3) by Warren Hammond (Tor) – uk us

July 2012


  • Energized by Edward M. Lerner (Tor) – uk us
  • Earth Unaware (Enderverse prequel) 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)
  • War Maid’s Choice by David Weber (Baen)
  • Struck by Jennifer Bosworth (Random house) – debut
  • vN (Von Neumann Sisters 1) by Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot) – uk us

August 2012


  • 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
  • Chimera (The Subterrene War 3) by T. C. McCarthy (Orbit) – uk
  • The Middle Kingdom (Chung Kuo 3) by David Wingrove (Corvus)
  • Hellhole Inferno (Hellhole 2) by Kevin J. Anderson & Brian Herbert (Simon & Schuster) – title from wikipedia – uk
  • When Diplomacy Fails (Freehold Bodyguards) by Michael Z. Williamson (Baen) – uk us
  • Zero Point (Owner Trilogy 2) by Neal Asher (TorUK)

September 2012

  • The Fractal Prince (The Quantum Thief 2) by Hannu Rajaniemi (Gollancz) – uk
  • The Age of Scorpio (Veteran 3) by Gavin G. Smith (Gollancz) – uk us
  • Midst Toil and Tribulation (Safehold book 6) by David Weber (Tor) 

October 2012

  • Furious (Kris Longknife 10) by Mike Shepherd (Ace)
  • The Eternal Flame (Orthogonal 2) by Greg Egan (Gollancz) – uk

November 2012

  • Queen of Nowhere (The Hidden Empire 5) by Jaine Fenn (Gollancz)
  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance (Vorkosigan Saga) by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen) – title pending
  • Art of Hunting (The Gravedigger Chronicles 2) by Alan Campbell (

2012 date to be decided

  • 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
  • Darkship Renegade (Darkship Thieves book 2) by Sarah A. Hoyt (Baen)
  • Bloodstar (Star Corpsman 1) by William Keith (AvonEos) – formerly named Unti
  • Inexplicable (Clockwork Century 4) by Cherie Priest – late?
  • Shadow of Freedom (Honor Harrington) by David Weber (& Eric Flint?) (Baen) – probably second half of 2012 – title pending
  • Crown Thief (Tales of Easie Damasco 2) by David Tallerman (Angry robot) – end of the year
  • The Beauty of Murder by A. K. Benedict (Orion) – debut late 2012


January 2013


  • Tuf Voyaging by George R. R. Martin (Gollancz)
  • Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell (Solaris)

February 2013

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

April 2013

  • Helix Wars (Helix 2) by Eric Brown (Solaris)

May 2013

  • Highprince of War (Stormlight Archives 2) by Brandon Sanderson (Gollancz) – title pending – uk
  • Untitled Sookie Stackhouse 13 by Charlaine Harris (Gollancz)

June 2013

  • 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)

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 Garry Gibson (Tor UK) – title pending
  • Evening’s Empires (A Quiet War Novel) by Paul McAuley
  • Jupiter War (Owner Trilogy 3) by Neal Asher (TorUK) august?
  • Valiant (Kris Longknife 11) by Mike Shepherd (Ace) – October?
  • 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?


2014 date to be decided

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