Forthcoming SF&F Books (May 2011-2013)

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.


May 2011

  • The Deserter (The Bone World 2) by Peader Ó Guilín (David Fickling 2011)
  • City of Ruins (Diving Universe 2) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Pyr)
  • Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi (Tor)
  • The Hot Gate (Troy Rising 3) by John Ringo (Baen)
  • RX for Chaos by Christopher Anvil (Baen)
  • The Rogue (Traitor Spy Trilogy 2) by Trudi Canavan (Orbit)
  • Dead Reckoning (True Blood 11) by Charlaine Harris (Gollancz, Ace)
  • The Noise Revealed (The Noise Within book 2) by Ian Whates (Solaris)
  • Embassytown by China Miéville (Tor UK | Del Rey) – USA
  • Mind Storm (Strykers Syndicate 1) by K.M. Ruiz (Thomas Dunne)

June 2011

  • The Book of Transformations (Legends of the Red Sun 3) by Mark Charan Newton (Tor UK)
  • Leviathan Wakes (Expanse 1) by James S. A. Corey (pseudonym for Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck) (Orbit)
  • A Dance With Dragons (Song of Ice & Fire 5) by George R.R. Martin (Harper Voyager)
  • The Nine Lives of Chloe King (Omnibus 1-3) by Liz Braswell (Simon Pulse)

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)
  • Unti (Star Corpsman 1) by William Keith (Eos)

August 2011

  • 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

  • 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 (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) – Not final cover,this is a rough draft
  • 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)

November 2011

  • 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)
  • A Rising Thunder part 1 (Honor Harrington/Torch/Saganami) by David Weber (Baen) – maybe according to the author

December 2011

  • Artemis by Philip Palmer (Orbit)
  • Earthbound (Bound 3) by Joe Haldeman (Ace)
  • Galactic Courier (John Grimes Saga 3) by  A. Bertram Chandler (Baen)
  • Illegal Aliens by Robert J. Sawyer (Ace)


  • Kop Killer (Kop 3) by Warren Hammond (Tor)
  • The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower 8) by Stephen King (Penguin?)
  • No Return (Star Carrier 3) by Ian Douglas (Harper Voyager) – title unconfirmed
  • The Road of Danger (RCN 9) by David Drake (Baen) – could be late 2011, David told about it in Jan 2011
  • Zero Point (Owner Trilogy 2) by Neal Asher (TorUK) august?
  • Intruder (Foreigner book 13) C. J. Cherryh (Daw) – in the writing Oct 2010
  • Clan Chronicles: The Reunification Cycle book 1 by Julie E. Czerneda (DAW) – she started writing it in Oct 2010
  • Furious/Valiant (Kris Longknife 10) by Mike Shepherd (Ace) – title & date pending
  • Darkship Renegade (Darkship Thieves book 2) by Sarah A. Hoyt (Baen)

January 2012

  • Boneyards (Diving 3) by Kristine Katheryn Rush (Pyr)
  • Blue Remembered Earth (Poseidon’s Children Book 1) by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz)
  • In the Mouth of the Whale (Quiet War Universe) by Paul McAuley (Gollancz)

February 2012

  • Transmission (Ragnarok book 2) by John Meaney (Gollancz)
  • Ashes of Candesce (Virga 5) by Karl Schroeder (Tor)
  • The Fourth Wall (This Is Not a Game 3) by Walter Jon Williams
  • The Great Game (The Bookman 3) by Lavie Tidhar (Angry Robot)
  • Echoes of Betrayal (Paladin’s Legacy 3) by Elizabeth Moon (Tor)
  • A Rising Thunder part 2 (Honor Harrington/Torch/Saganami) by David Weber (Baen) – feb/march according to the author
  • 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
  • In the Lion’s Mouth (January Dancer 3) by Michael Flynn (Tor)

March 2012

  • The Fractal Prince (The Quantum Thief 2) by Hannu Rajaniemi (Gollancz)
  • Germline book 2 by T. C. McCarthy (Orbit)

April 2012

  • Pearlant (Light Universe) by M. John Harrison (Gollancz)
  • Blizzard of Shadows (Chronicles of Siala 3) by ALexey Pehov (Simon & Schuster)

May 2012

  • Tale of the Kitty Jay 4? by Chris Wooding (Gollancz)
  • The Traitor Queen (Traitor Spy Trilogy 3) by Trudi Canavan (Orbit)
  • Caliban’s War (Expanse 2) by James S. A. Corey (pseudonym for Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck) (Orbit)

June 2012

  • 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)

September 2012

  • Hellhole book 2 by Kevin J. Anderson & Brian Herbert (Simon & Schuster)


  • Jupiter War (Owner Trilogy 3) by Neal Asher (TorUK) august?

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
  • john

    Where’s Republic of Thieves? The Alloy of Law? A Rising Thunder?

    Your list sucks.

  • Dear John,

    I recommend you read the complete list before commenting. A Rising Thunder part 1 and 2 have been there for months.

    It would be nice if you explained why you think those books should be on the list rather than your list suck because they are not there. Then you might attract new readers to those books that you no doubt love.

    I am familiar with Brandon Sanderson and loved the Way of Kings but I have not read any Mistborn novels and I only put books on the list that I am familiar with (The Alloy of Law).

    It is nice that you like Scott Lynch an author I have heard of but never read. Why should I include him?

    Try to have a more positive and informative attitude and things might progress in the direction you would like.

  • Sam M-B

    Missing David Drake’s Out of the Waters (July, Tor, sequel to last year’s The Legions of Fire). As you have a couple more of his books, it might be something to add here.

  • Sam M-B

    Another one to add is Lev Grossman’s The Magician King, coming late July/early August from Viking, sequel to The Magicians.

  • Sam M-B

    Another Night Shade book this summer (they are putting out great books, aren’t they?) is the debut novel from Teresa Frohock, Miserere: An Autumn Tale:

  • Thanks for the suggestion. I like some of David Drake’s works, I will take a look at it.

  • Sam M-B

    Another one you might consider, speaking of Night Shade authors, is JM McDermott’s MAZE which is forthcoming from Apex Books. It’s based on his excellent short story “Dedalus and the Labyrinth”. (Never Knew Another came earlier this year from Night Shade.)

  • Sam M-B

    I see you have a couple of Pyr books here. Clay and Susan Griffith’s The Rift Walker (Vampire Empire, Book 2 — the first book was last November’s The Greyfriar) is coming this year, currently marked as September 20 via Amazon’s data.

  • Sam M-B

    I see a couple of Solaris books as well. James Maxey (the Dragon Age series came from Solaris) starts a new fantasy series from Solaris with GREATSHADOW, currently slated for January 31, 2012 (again per

    On a Solaris note, TC McCarthy’s GERMLINE is on my list as well, but I have it as coming from Orbit, not Solaris, as your list does.

    Speaking of Orbit, Gail Z. Martin’s next book in the Chronicles of the Necromancer world is set for February 2, 2012. (The Sworn came out last February from Orbit, the first four books in this world came from Solaris.)

  • Sam M-B

    Thanks for being interested — The Legions of Fire series is set basically in an ancient Rome where sphynxes might come to life given a proper reading of epic poetry; where Hyperborean wizards plot the destruction of the world; etc. There are a couple more I would throw your way, but Natania Barron’s Pilgrim of the Sky doesn’t have a release date yet, at least not set in stone. It’s from a fairly new small press, Candlemark and Gleam. The other doesn’t have a release date, either, which is Jay Requard’s The Night, from an even newer small press, Peak City Publishing. Yet a third is Rebecca Rowe (she wrote Forbidden Cargo, published by EDGE a few years ago) who has a new book coming this August, CIRCLE TIDE. An anthology (I don’t see any anthologies on your list, but hey, I like ’em) I’m really looking forward to is ARMORED, a mecha and power-armor anthology coming from John Joseph Adams and Baen Books, in 2012:!5726006

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  • Sam M-B

    Forgot the title of Gail Z. Martin’s book: The Dread.

  • Embassytown was a good read, maybe a bit slow in the start.  I haven’t read much by Scalzi, but I start to get really curious about Fuzzy Nation after reading some of the author’s own comments about it. Interesting to se a book by Joan Slonczewski on your list, I really should read someting by her. Thanks for the list!

  • TC

    Shoot me an email at [hidden] and I’ll ask for a GERMLINE ARC for you to review (you may be on Orbit’s list already, though). 

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  • You are welcome,
    Nice meeting you at Eurocon, your presentation on Dark Matter was very interesting.

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