Forthcoming SF&F Books 2012-2016

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.

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


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)
  • The Art of War (Chung Kuo 5) by David Wingrove (Corvus) – uk

February 2013

  Resonance (Ragnarok book 3) by John Meaney (Gollancz)

  • Hellhole Awakening (Hellhole 2) by Kevin J. Anderson & Brian Herbert (Simon & Schuster) – uk us
  • Breaking Point (Article 5 2) by Kristen Simmons (Tor)
  • Resonance (Ragnarok book 3) by John Meaney (Gollancz) – uk

March 2013


  • Shadow of Freedom (Honorverse – Talbott) by David Weber (Baen) – uk
  • The Gate Thief (Mither Mages 2) by Orson Scott Card (Tor) – uk us
  • A Few Good Men (A Darkship novel) by Sarah A. Hoyt (Baen) – us uk 
  • The Art of War (Chung Kuo 5) by David Wingrove (Canongate)
  • Evening’s Empires (A Quiet War Novel) by Paul McAuley
  • Growing Pains by Ian Whates
  •  The Last Threshold (Neverwinter Saga 4) by R.A. Salvatore

April 2013

  • Fire with Fire by Charles E. Gannon (Baen) – uk us
  • Protector (Foreigner 14) by C. J. Cherryh (Daw) – uk us
  • Deep Space (Star Carrier 4) by Ian Douglas (Harper Voyager)

May 2013


  • House of Steel (Honorverse novella) by David Weber (Baen) – uk
  • Serene Invasion by Eric Brown (Solaris) 
  • 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 
  • The Crash by Guy Haley (Solaris)
  • Abaddon’s Gate (The Expanse 3) by James S. A. Corey (pseudonym for Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck) (Orbit)
  • Earth Afire (First Formic War 2) by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (Tor) – uk us
  • (Poseidon’s Children Book 2) by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz) – uk us
  • The Lives of Tao by Wesley Tao (Angry Robot) – uk
  • An Inch of Ashes (Chung Kuo 6) by David Wingrove (Corvus)
  • Lexicon by Max Barry (Mulholland)

July 2013

   Storm Surge (Destroyermen) by Taylor Anderson (Roc)

  • On the Razor’s Edge (The January Dancer 4) by Michael Flynn (Tor) – uk
  • Phoenicia’s Worlds (Book 1) by Ben Jeapes (Solaris) – us uk
  • Heaven’s Fall (Heaven’s Shadow 3) by Michael Cassutt & David S. Goyer (Tor)
  • Storm Surge (Destroyermen) by Taylor Anderson (Roc) – uk us
  • Beginnings (World of Weber 6) by David Weber (Baen) – us uk
  • iD (The Second Machine Dynasty 2) by Madelaine Ashby (Angry Robot)

August 2013

  • No Life But This (A Long, Long Sleep 2) by Anna Sheehan (Gollancz) – uk
  • The Ace Of Skulls (Tale of the Kitty Jay 4) by Chris Wooding (Gollancz) – us uk
  • Untitled Star Corpsman 2 by Ian Douglas (Ace)
  • Marauder (A Shaol universe book) by Gary Gibson (Tor UK)

Autumn 2013

  • Warcage (Humanity’s Fire Universe) by Michael Cobley (Orbit)
  • Like A Mighty Army (Safehold 7) by David Weber (Tor) – sept/oct/dec – title?

September 2013

  • Proxima by Stephen Baxter (Gollancz) – uk
  • Jupiter War (Owner Trilogy 3) by Neal Asher (TorUK) 

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 us
  • Prince Thief (Tales of Easie Damasco 3) by David Tallerman (Angry Robot) – uk
  • Evening’s Empire (Quiet War universe) by Paul McAuley

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
  • 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
  • Armada by Ernie Cline (Crown Publishing) – 2014?


A Travesty of Hope (Honorverse Travis Uriah Long 1) by David Weber and Timothy Zahn (Baen)

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)