Forthcoming SF&F Books December 2011-2014

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.


December 2011


  • Count to a Trillion (Book 1) by John C. Wright (Tor) – uk us
  • Mecha Corps (The Armor War 1) by Brett Patton (ROC) – uk us
  • Planesrunner (Everness 1) by Ian McDonald (Pyr) – uk us
  • Artemis by Philip Palmer (Orbit) – uk us
  • Earthbound (Bound 3) by Joe Haldeman (Ace) – uk us
  • Galactic Courier (John Grimes Saga 3) by  A. Bertram Chandler (Baen) – uk us


January 2012


  • 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)
  • The Fourth Wall (This Is Not a Game 3) by Walter Jon Williams (Orbit)
  • Arctic Rising by Tobias S. Buckell (Tor) – amazon uk
  • Judgment at Proteus (The Quadrail 5) by Timothy Zahn (Tor) – uk us

March 2012


  • 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)
  • Omega Point (Richard & Klein 2) by Guy Haley (Angry Robot) – amazon uk us

April 2012


  • Alien Diplomacy (Katherine “Kitty” Katt 5) by Gini Koch (Daw)
  • 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
  • Pearlant (Light 3) by M. John Harrison (Gollancz)
  • Constellation Games by Leonard Richardson (Candlemark & Gleam)
  • Lost Everything by Brian Francis Slattery (Tor)
  • Starters by Lissa Price (Random house) debut

May 2012


  • Toxicity by Andy Remic (Solaris)
  • No Going Back (Jon & Lobo) 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
  • Kop Killer (Kop 3) by Warren Hammond (Tor) – uk us
  • Further: Beyond the Threshold by Chris Roberson (47North) – uk us
  • Invincible (Lost Fleet Beyond The Frontier 2) by Jack Campbell (Ace)
  • Tarnished Knights (Lost Stars 1) by Jack Campbell (Ace) probably Fall/Winter
  • The Devil’s Nebula (Weird Space 1) by Eric Brown (Abaddon) – uk us
  • Toxicity by Andy Remic (Solaris) – uk us

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

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)
  • Stuck by Jenifer Bosworth (Random house) – debut
  • War Maid’s Choice by David Weber (Baen)

August 2012


  • Ghost Spin by Chris Moriaty (Spectra)
  • 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)
  • vN (Von Neumann Sisters 1) by Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot)
  • 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

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

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


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

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


2014 date to be decided

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