Forthcoming SF&F Books November 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 is written in 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. Recent changes are bold.


November 2011


  • The Ascendant Stars (Humanity’s Fire 3) by Michael Cobley (Orbit 2011) – uk us
  • The Ninth Circle (Tour of the Merrimack 5) by R. M. Meluch (Daw) – uk us
  • Firebird (Alex Benedict) by Jack McDevitt (Ace 2011) – uk us
  • Wolf Among the Stars by Steve White (Baen) – uk us
  • Master of the House of Darts (Obsidian and Blood 3) by Aliette de Bodard (Angry Robot) – uk us
  • Seed by Rob Ziegler (Night Shade) – uk us
  • The Other by Matthew Huges (Underland) – uk us
  • Daylight on Iron Mountain (Chung Kuo 2) by David Wingrove (Corvus) – uk us
  • Theme Planet (A Novel of The Anarchy 1) by Andy Remic (Solaris) – uk us
  • The Doomsday Vault (Clockwork Empire 1) by Stephen Harper (ROC) – uk us

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


  • Tale of the Kitty Jay 4 by Chris Wooding (Gollancz) august?
  • Zero Point (Owner Trilogy 2) by Neal Asher (TorUK) august? or later?
  • 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 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)
  • Ghost Spin (Spin Universe) by Chris Moriarty (Spectra)
  • 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


  • 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

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


  • 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
  • Shadow Blizzard (Chronicles of Siala 3) by Alexey Pehov (Simon & Schuster)
  • Ride the Star Winds (John Grimes Saga 4) by A. Bertram Chandler (Baen)
  • 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


  • 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)
  • Invincible (Lost Fleet Beyond The Frontier 2) by Jack Campbell (Ace)
  • Tarnished Knights (Lost Stars 1) by Jack Campbell (Ace) probably Fall/Winter

June 2012


  • Existence by David Brin (Tor)
  • Redshirts by John Scalzi (Tor)
  • Caliban’s War (The Expanse 2) by James S. A. Corey (pseudonym for Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck) (Orbit)
  • The Thousand Emperors (Final Days 2) by Garry Gibson (Tor UK)
  • The Devil’s Nebula (Weird Space 1) by Eric Brown (Abaddon)
  • The Shadowed Sun (Dreamblood 2) by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit)
  • Energized by Edward M. Lerner (Tor)
  • Earth Unaware (Enderverse prequel) by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston (Tor)

July 2012

  • Heaven’s War (Heaven’s Shadow Trilogy book 2) by Michael Cassutt & David S Goyer (Tor)
  • Queen of Nowhere (The Hidden Empire 5) by Jaine Fenn (Gollancz)
  • Stuck by Jenifer Bosworth (Random house) – debut

August 2012


  • The Traitor Queen (Traitor Spy Trilogy 3) by Trudi Canavan (Orbit)
  • Chimera (The Subterrene War 3) by T. C. McCarthy (Orbit)
  • 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

September 2012

  • The Fractal Prince (The Quantum Thief 2) by Hannu Rajaniemi (Gollancz)
  • The Age of Scorpio (Veteran 3) by Gavin G. Smith (Gollancz)

October 2012

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

November 2012

  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance (Vorkosigan Saga) by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen) – title pending


  • A River Across the Sky / River of Light (A Shaol universe book) by Garry Gibson (Tor UK) – title pending
  • 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

January 2013


  • Tuf Voyaging by George R. R. Martin (Gollancz)
  • Poseidon’s Children Book 2 by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz)
  • Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell (Solaris) 

February 2013

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

April 2013

  • Helix Wars (Helix 2) by Eric Brown (Solaris)

May 2013

  • Highprince of War (Stormlight Archives 2) by Brandon Sanderson (Gollancz) – title pending
  • Untitled Sookie Stackhouse 13 by Charlaine Harris (Gollancz)

October 2013

  • Cape Grace (Shaman’s Tales 2) by Nathan Lowell
  • The Arrows of Time (The Orthogonal 3) by Greg Egan


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