Forthcoming SF&F Books (July 2011-2014)

This is my teaser page of things to come. Remember that 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 was written on stone. These are also the books I would like to read and review. You might also enjoy Best SF&F Books of 2010 – 2010 Book IndexNew SFF to Read 2011.

Click on the covers for a larger image. Titles in Italic have covers.


July 2011

  • The Clockwork Rocket by Greg Egan (Night Shade)
  • Rule 34 (Halting State 2) by Charles Stross (ACE)
  • Hell Ship by Philip Palmer (Orbit)
  • The Mandel Files (Omnibus  Mindstar Rising (1993), A Quantum Murder (1994) and The Nanoflower (1995)) by Peter Hamilton (Del Rey)
  • Heaven’s Shadow (Heaven’s Shadow Trilogy book 1) by Michael Cassutt & David S Goyer (Tor)
  • Flashback by Dan Simmons (Reagan Arthur Books)
  • Vortex (Spin 3) by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
  • Germline (The Subterrene War Trilogy 1) by T.C. McCarthy (Orbit)
  • Miserere: An Autumn Tale by Teresa Frohock (Night Shade books)
  • A Dance With Dragons (Song of Ice & Fire 5) by George R.R. Martin (Harper Voyager)
  • Unti (Star Corpsman 1) by William Keith (Eos) 2012?

August 2011


  • Machine Man by Max Barry (Vintage Books)
  • Android: Free Fall by William H. Keith (Fantasy Flight Games)
  • Bringer of Light (The Hidden Empire book 4) by Jaine Fenn (Gollancz)
  • The Unincorporated Woman (The Unincorporated Man 3) by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin (Tor)
  • The Moon Maze Game (Dream Park book 4) by Larry Niven & Steven Barnes (Tor)
  • Blight of Mages (prequel to King breaker King maker) by Karen Miller (Orbit)
  • By Light Alone by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
  • Final Days (Final Days book 1) by Gary Gibson (Tor UK)
  • First Command (John Grimes Saga 2) by  A. Bertram Chandler (Baen)
  • The Recollection by Gareth L. Powell (Solaris)

September 2011

  • All Men of Genius by Lev Ac Rosen (Tor)
  • Reamde by Neal Stephenson (William Morrow)
  • The Highest Frontier by Joan Slonczewski (Tor)
  • Debris (The Veiled Worlds 1) by Jo Anderton (Angry Robot)
  • War in Heaven (Veteran book 2) by Gavin G. Smith (Gollancz)
  • How Firm A Foundation (Safehold 5) by David Weber (Tor)
  • Ganymede (Clockwork Century 4) by Cherie Priest (Tor)
  • The Departure (Owner Trilogy 1) by Neal Asher (Tor UK)
  • Into the Hinterlands (The Citizen book 1) by David Drake & John Lambshead (Baen)
  • Rogue (A Freehold novel) by Michael Z. Williamson  (Baen)
  • Dust 514 by Tony Gonzales (Gollancz)
  • The End Specialist by Drew Magary (Random House)

October 2011


  • Daylight on Iron Mountain (Chung Kuo 2) by David Wingrove (Corvus)
  • A Beautiful Friendship (Honorverse YA) by David Weber (Baen)
  • The Iron Jackal (Tale of the Kitty Jay 3) by Chris Wooding (Gollancz)
  • The Kingdom of Gods (The Inheritance Trilogy 3) by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit)
  • Daring (Kris Longknife 9) by Mike Shepherd (Ace)
  • The Children of the Sky (sequel to A Fire Upon the Deep) by Vernor Vinge (Tor)
  • Neverwinter (Neverwinter Nights 2, A Drizzt novel) by R. A. Salvatore  (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Infidel (God’s War 2) by Kamerun (Night Shade)

November 2011


  • Count to a Trillion (Book 1) by John C. Wright (Tor)
  • The Ascendant Stars (Humanity’s Fire 3) by Michael Cobley (Orbit 2011)
  • Theme Planet (A Novel of The Anarchy 1) by Andy Remic (Solaris)
  • The Ninth Circle (Tour of the Merrimack 5) by R. M. Meluch (Daw)
  • Firebird (Alex Benedict) by Jack McDevitt (Ace 2011)
  • Wolf Among the Stars by Steve White (Baen)
  • Master of the House of Darts (Obsidian and Blood 3) by Aliette de Bodard (Angry Robot)
  • Seed by Rob Ziegler (Night Shade)
  • The Doomsday Vault (Clockwork Empire 1) by Stephen Harper (ROC)

December 2011

  • Planesrunner (Everness 1) by Ian McDonald (Pyr)
  • Artemis by Philip Palmer (Orbit)
  • Earthbound (Bound 3) by Joe Haldeman (Ace)
  • Galactic Courier (John Grimes Saga 3) by  A. Bertram Chandler (Baen)
  • Mecha Corps (The Armor War 1) by Brett Patton (ROC)
  • Illegal Aliens by Robert J. Sawyer (Ace)


  • Thousand Emperors (Final Days 2) by Garry Gibson (Tor UK)
  • Tale of the Kitty Jay 4 by Chris Wooding (Gollancz) august?
  • Kop Killer (Kop 3) by Warren Hammond (Tor)
  • The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower 8) by Stephen King (Penguin?)
  • Zero Point (Owner Trilogy 2) by Neal Asher (TorUK) 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?

January 2012


  • In the Lion’s Mouth (January Dancer 3) by Michael Flynn (Tor)
  • Shadows in Flight (The Shadow series (Ender) 5) by Orson Scott Card (Tor)
  • The Great Game (The Bookman 3) by Lavie Tidhar (Angry Robot)
  • Ghost Spin (Spin Universe) by Chris Moriarty (Spectra)
  • Transmission (Ragnarok book 2) by John Meaney (Gollancz)
  • Boneyards (Diving 3) by Kristine Katheryn Rush (Pyr)
  • Blue Remembered Earth (Poseidon’s Children Book 1) by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz)
  • Range of Ghosts (The Eternal Sky 1) by Elizabeth Bear (Tor)
  • In the Mouth of the Whale (Quiet War Universe) by Paul McAuley (Gollancz)
  • Dark Eden by Chris Beckett (?)

February 2012


  • Echoes of Betrayal (Paladin’s Legacy 3) by Elizabeth Moon (Orbit/Del Rey)
  • 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
  • Article 5 (Ember 1) by Kristen Simmons (Tor)
  • Singularity (Star Carrier 3) by Ian Douglas (AvonEos)
  • Ashes of Candesce (Virga 5) by Karl Schroeder (Tor)
  • 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)
  • Judgment at Proteus (The Quadrail 5) by Timothy Zahn

March 2012


  • Range of Ghosts (The Eternal Sky 1) by Elizabeth Bear (Tor)
  • A Rising Thunder (Honor Harrington/Torch/Saganami) by David Weber (Baen) 
  • Body, Inc by Alan Dean Foster (Del Rey)
  • The Intruder (Foreigner 13) by C. J. Cherryh (Daw)
  • The Fractal Prince (The Quantum Thief 2) by Hannu Rajaniemi (Gollancz)
  • Exogen (Subterrene War book 2) by T. C. McCarthy (Orbit)
  • The Games by Ted Kosmatka (Del Rey)
  • Intrusion by Ken MacLeod (Orbit)

April 2012


  • Shadow Blizzard (Chronicles of Siala 3) by Alexey Pehov (Simon & Schuster)
  • Ride the Star Winds (John Grimes Saga 4) by A. Bertram Chandler (Baen)
  • The Road of Danger (RCN 9) by David Drake (Baen)
  • Pearlant (Light 3) by M. John Harrison (Gollancz)
  • Immobility by Brian Evenson (Tor)

May 2012

  • No Going Back (Jon & Lobo) by Mark L. van Name (Baen)
  • The Killing Moon (Dreamblood 1) by NK Jemisin (Orbit)
  • The Traitor Queen (Traitor Spy Trilogy 3) by Trudi Canavan (Orbit) some sources say august

June 2012

  • The Shadowed Sun (Dreamblood 2) by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit)
  • Caliban’s War (The Expanse 2) by James S. A. Corey (pseudonym for Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck) (Orbit)
  • Bitterblue (Seven Kingdoms Trilogy 3) by Kristin Cashore (Gollancz)

July 2012

  • Queen of Nowhere (The Hidden Empire 5) by Jaine Fenn (Gollancz)
  • Veteran book 3 by Gavin G. Smith (Gollancz)

August 2012

  • The Middle Kingdom (Chung Kuo 3) by David Wingrove (Corvus)
  • vN (Von Neumann Sisters 1) by Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot)

September 2012

  • Hellhole Inferno (Hellhole 2) by Kevin J. Anderson & Brian Herbert (Simon & Schuster) – title from wikipedia?

October 2012

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


  • untitled Shaol universe book by Garry Gibson (Tor UK) – could be 2012?
  • 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 Arrows of Time (The Orthogonal 3) by Greg Egan

January 2013

  • Poseidon’s Children Book 2 by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz)

February 2013

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

May 2013

  • Highprince of War (Stormlight Archives 2) by Brandon Sanderson (Gollancz) – title pending

October 2013

  • Cape Grace (Shaman’s Tales 2) by Nathan Lowell


  • The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire 6) by George R. R. Martin
  • There’s some excellent stuff coming. This week I’ve got Rule 34, Hell Ship and Ship Breaker (By the guy who wrote The Windup Girl) all hitting my Kindle on Thursday. I want Clockwork Rocket but currently there’s no sign of a Kindle version. I’m also looking forward to Vortex but the chances of an ebook version as pretty close to zero. Nothing much for me in August but in September I’m certainly getting Remade and The Departure.

    One thing I didn’t realise was we can expect another Phillip Palmer towards the end of the year. Awesome stuff. The man is a fantastic writer.

    I’m currently reading the new Avery Cates book by Jeff Somers. I don’t know if you’ve read any of those but they’re very good.

  • Sam

    I love these posts, I always find something I hadn’t heard of yet or known a release date (so that’s when Ganymede is coming), or reminders of long awaiting things (Neal Stephenson! Yes!). Few other things in the short term future that are on my list:

    July 2011:

    7th Sigma by Steven Gould:

    The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities: Exhibits, Oddities, Images, and Stories from Top Authors and Artists by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer (Jul 12, 2011)

    Heart of Iron by Ekaterina Sedia (Prime, July 28) which is introdcued as: “In a Russia where the Decembrists’ rebellion was successful and the Trans-Siberian railroad was completed before 1854 …”

    The Goblin Corps by Ari Marmell (Pyr, July 28, 2011)

    and Out of the Waters by David Drake (Tor)

    August 2011:

    The Magician King by Lev Grossman (Viking)

    Machine Man by Max Barry

    September 2011:

    The Rift Walker: Vampire Empire, Book 2 by Clay and Susan Griffith (Pyr)

    October 2011:

    1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (I’ve no idea yet of the content, whether it has sff elements or not, etc.)

    November 2011:

    Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (yeah, yeah, the Eragon series comes to an end)

    The Folded Word by Catherynne M. Valente, book 2 in her A Dirge for Prester John after 2010’s The Habitation of the Blessed

    And that’s probably enough of me dumping here. (Five months is still probably a few too many, sorry…)

  • Thanks for the Machine Man by Max Barry, I had no idea it was coming in August. I liked Jennifer Government so this is definitely a go for me.

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