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. 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


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

  • On the Razor’s Edge (The January Dancer 4) by Michael Flynn
  • 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)
  • Untitled Star Corpsman 2 by Ian Douglas (Ace)

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)
  • On the Razor’s Edge (The January Dancer 4) by Michael Flynn (Tor?) – best guess built on previous rate is 2014
  • Keith

    Hi Ove

    I’ve asked you before, in a light-hearted way, how on earth you manage to read so many books. But this time I really want to know…how do you do it? Do you speed read? Do you ‘read’ some books in audio format? Do you have a number of books ‘on the go’ at the same time, and if so, how many? PLEASE TELL ME!!!! :)

    Regards, Keith

  • Hi Keith,
    Maybe I should make a post about reading habits. Reading a lot of books is mostly about being at it regularly. Reading two hours per night finish a book in three days (if it is really good i have to read long into the night). I read about 50 pages per hour, which is fast but in no way exceptional. During the weekend I usually take a day and read the whole day usually finish a book that way. Then there is the two times a half hour drive every weekday listening to an audio book. I also listen during my daily 40 minutes run/walk (audio accounts for 1-2 books a week). I usually have a few books going at the same time but those are books I started reading but fell out of interest or where I found another book I rather read first. I don’t think that makes you read any faster though. I have a genuine love for reading fantastic stories with wow moments that motivates me, and I dispose my own time outside work, that is the most important thing. And it is not a competition, reading should be done at a speed and level that satisfies you.

    Kind regards, Ove

  • Keith

    Hi Ove

    Thanks for that insight into your reading habits. I’ve just started to read during bus jouneys to and from work, and while waiting for the bus – I’m not quite sure why I haven’t tried that before. It’s certainly easier nowadays, with the ability to synch between ebook reader (which I leave at home) and smartphone. I’ve also been thinking about buying audio books for a while, so I may give that a try as well.

    I think I would find it difficult to set aside blocks of hours for reading – I tend to read in small chunks, a chapter here, a chapter there – but of course we are all different in our lifestyles and habits.

    I have no intention of trying to match your rate of consumption – as you say it’s not a competition. But I just wanted a few tips so that I can reduce that seemingly infinite ‘to read’ pile. Of course, if I didn’t keep buying books that you recommend, it would be much easier!

    Thanks again for your response.

    Regards, Keith