Release Week: Dangerous Women, Ian Tregillis’ Something More Than Night, Helen Marshall’s Hair Side, Flesh Side, and John Gwynne’s Malice

NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2013: While there’s still no sign of Nicola Griffith’s Hild — read like the wind, Ms. Flosnick! — we still get another fantastic week of audiobooks, including the latest GRRM/Dozois anthology, a Kirkus year’s-best-listed new standalone novel from Ian Tregillis, Helen Marshall’s creepy ChiZine collection Hair Side, Flesh Side, and the Gemmell-winning epic fantasy Malice by John Gwynne. In the “also out” listings this week, even more epic fantasy than you can shake a stick at, space and military sf, alternate history, and some highly-anticipated literary fiction releases. My “seen but not heard” list this week is led by Daniel Polanski’s “She Who Waits” and Ari Marmell’s “Lost Covenant”, though, primarily, admittedly, I’m still waiting for Hild. Any day now? Meanwhile, there has already been one big mid-week release in the two days that it’s taken to get this post together: Tails of Wonder and Imagination edited by Ellen Datlow, with stories by Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates, Susanna Clarke, Lawrence Block, Tanith Lee, and more, narrated by Teresa DeBerry, Jeremy Arthur, Cynthia Barrett for Audible Frontiers. Look for more on that subject next week. Enjoy!

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

Dangerous Women is edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, out in print/ebook from Tor and read by an all-star cast ranging from Jonathan Frakes (Riker from Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Stana Katic (“Kate Beckett” on Castle) and Iain Glen (“Jorah Mormont” on Game of Thrones) and Inna Korobkina (“Luda” in Dawn of the Dead, along with roles on 24 and in Transformers: Dark of the Moon) to Janis Ian, Scott Brick, Emily Rankin, among many others as detailed on the Random House product page. The table of contents includes original fiction from Joe Abercrombie, Lev Grossman, Sam Sykes, Nancy Kress, Joe R. Lansdale, Cecelia Holland, and Pat Cadigan, and again too many to list here; an excerpt of Brandon Sanderson’s story is up at Tor.com as part of a series of excerpts from the anthology including Abercrombie, Grossman, Jim Butcher, Carrie Vaughn, Diana Rowland, Diana Gabaldon, and George R.R. Martin, all writing in their bestselling continuities — and of course, Glen reads a story in GRRM’s Game of Thrones. Writes Gardner Dozois in his Introduction, “Here you’ll find no hapless victims who stand by whimpering in dread while the male hero fights the monster or clashes swords with the villain, and if you want to tie these women to the railroad tracks, you’ll find you have a real fight on your hands.  Instead, you will find sword-wielding women warriors, intrepid women fighter pilots and far-ranging spacewomen, deadly female serial killers, formidable female superheroes, sly and seductive femmes fatale, female wizards, hard-living Bad Girls, female bandits and rebels, embattled survivors in Post-Apocalyptic futures, female Private Investigators, stern female hanging judges, haughty queens who rule nations and whose jealousies and ambitions send thousands to grisly deaths, daring dragonriders, and many more.”

Dangerous Women | [George R. R. Martin (editor), Gardner Dozois (editor)] Something More Than Night | [Ian Tregillis]

Something More Than Night is a new standalone novel by Ian Tregillis out from Tor, and read by Scott Brick for Audible Frontiers. I first picked up on it via the Kirkus Reviews list of 10 best sf/f of 2013: “New, independent fantasy from the author of the fine Milkweed Triptych (Necessary Evil, 2013, etc.)–and it’s a doozy.” And there’s an excerpt up at Tor.com. “Ian Tregillis’s Something More Than Night is a Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler inspired murder mystery set in Thomas Aquinas’s vision of Heaven. It’s a noir detective story starring fallen angels, the heavenly choir, nightclub stigmatics, a priest with a dirty secret, a femme fatale, and the Voice of God. Somebody has murdered the angel Gabriel. Worse, the Jericho Trumpet has gone missing, putting Heaven on the brink of a truly cosmic crisis. But the twisty plot that unfolds from the murder investigation leads to something much bigger: a con job one billion years in the making. Because this is no mere murder. A small band of angels has decided to break out of heaven, but they need a human patsy to make their plan work. Much of the story is told from the point of view of Bayliss, a cynical fallen angel who has modeled himself on Philip Marlowe. The yarn he spins follows the progression of a Marlowe novel—the mysterious dame who needs his help, getting grilled by the bulls, finding a stiff, getting slipped a mickey. Angels and gunsels, dames with eyes like fire, and a grand maguffin, Something More Than Night is a murder mystery for the cosmos.”

Hair Side, Flesh Side is Helen Marshall‘s 2012 ChiZine-published collection, winner of this year’s British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer. Now it’s out in audio from the lovely independent audiobook publisher Iambik, narrated by Chiquito Joaquim Crasto. Reviewed highly by Strange Horizons, The National Post, Library Journal, and others. “A child receives the body of Saint Lucia of Syracuse for her seventh birthday. A rebelling angel rewrites the Book of Judgement to protect the woman he loves. A young woman discovers the lost manuscript of Jane Austen written on the inside of her skin. A 747 populated by a dying pantheon makes the extraordinary journey to the beginning of the universe. Lyrical and tender, quirky and cutting, Helen Marshall’s exceptional debut collection weaves the fantastic and the horrific alongside the touchingly human in fifteen modern parables about history, memory, and cost of creating art.”

Malice

Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen) by John Gwynne is out in audio concurrent with its US release from Orbit, after first being published late last year by Tor UK and being named the winner of the 2013 David Gemmell Legend Awards Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer. Here, narrated by John Keating for Recorded Books: “The Banished Lands has a violent past where armies of men and giants clashed in battle, but now giants are seen, the stones weep blood and giant wyrms are stirring. Those who can still read the signs see a threat far greater than the ancient wars. For if the Black Sun gains ascendancy, mankind’s hopes and dreams will fall to dust…and it can never be made whole again. MALICE is a dark epic fantasy tale of blind greed, ambition, and betrayal.”

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK:

Rebel Spring: A Falling Kingdoms Novel, Book 2 | [Morgan Rhodes] The Orphans' Promise: The Secret of Ji, Book 2 | [Pierre Grimbert, Matt Ross (translator), Eric Lamb (translator)] A Dance of Mirrors: Shadowdance | [David Dalglish]

Rebel Spring: A Falling Kingdoms Novel by Rhodes, Morgan (Dec 3, 2013) — out in audio from Dreamscape and Penguin Audio

The Orphans’ Promise (The Secret of Ji, #2) by Pierre Grimbert, translated from the French by Matthew Ross and Eric Lamb, read by Michael Page for Brilliance Audio (Dec 17, 2013) — from the Nov 19 print/ebook release from AmazonCrossing

A Dance of Mirrors (Shadowdance) by David Dalglish (Orbit, Dec 3, 2013) — Narrated By Elijah Alexander for Hachette Audio

The Apartment: A Novel | [Greg Baxter] Vatican Waltz: A Novel | [Roland Merullo] Communion Town: A Novel | [Sam Thompson]

Fiction: The Apartment: A Novel By Greg Baxter, Narrated By Peter Powlus for Hachette Audio

Fiction: Vatican Waltz: A Novel By Roland Merullo, Narrated By Cassandra Campbell

Fiction: Communion Town: A Novel By Sam Thompson, Narrated By Luke Daniels for Audible Inc (Dec 3)

The Living | [Matt de la Pena] Mars, Inc.: The Billionaire's Club | [Ben Bova] Andromeda's Choice: A Novel of the Legion of the Damned | [William C. Dietz]

Teen: The Living By Matt de la Pena, Narrated By Henry Leyva for Brilliance Audio [via de la Pena’s essay for NPR]

Mars, Inc.: The Billionaire’s Club By Ben Bova, Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki for Blackstone Audio (Dec 3)

Andromeda’s Choice (Legion of the Damned)  by William C. Dietz, Narrated By Isabelle Gordon for Audible Frontiers (December 3, 2013)

ALSO ALSO OUT THIS WEEK:

Outcasts: Three Stories | [Vonda N. McIntyre]

SEEN BUT NOT HEARD:

The Irreal Reader

COMING SOON:

Nicola Griffith Hild Collected Stories by Lewis Shiner

  • Hild: A Novel by Nicola Griffith, read by Anne Flosnick for Macmillan Audio (December 2013) — published in print/ebook Nov 12 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux — a discussion with the author at the LA Times; the author wrote about Anne Flosnick getting started in October as narrator; and  LibraryJournal says: “Since Griffith has won the Tiptree, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards, the Premio Italia, and the Lambda Literary Award six times, you’re well advised to grab this fictionalized portrait of a girl name Hild who grew up in seventh-century Britain and became St. Hilda’s of Whitby. Griffith gives us a determined and uncannily perceptive Hild who seems capable of predicting the future (or at least of human behavior), a trait that puts her in the life-and-death position of being made the king’s seer. The writing itself is uncannily perceptive, with none of the flowery excess of some historical fiction writing, though the detailed narrative runs close to 600 pages. I thought of Hillary Mantel’s Wolf Hall even before I noted the comparison in the promotion.” The author’s site contains links to download a glossary, maps, and other reference material.
  • Anthology: Tails of Wonder and Imagination edited by Ellen Datlow, with stories by Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates, Susanna Clarke, Lawrence Block, Tanith Lee, and more, Narrated By Teresa DeBerry, Jeremy Arthur, Cynthia Barrett for Audible Frontiers (Dec 4)
  • Starfarers By Vonda McIntyre, Narrated By Gayle Hendrix for Audible (Dec 4)
  • Short: The Call of Cthulhu By H. P. Lovecraft, Narrated By Christopher Strong (Dec 4)
  • The Vampire Count of Monte Cristo By Matthew Baugh and Alexandre Dumas, Narrated By Paul Mantell for Audible Frontiers
  • Fiction: THE COLLECTOR OF LOST THINGS by Jeremy Page, read by Michael Healy for Blackstone Audio (Dec 7)
  • Kids: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and HOW TO BE A PIRATE by Cressida Cowell, read by To Be Announced for Blackstone Audio (Dec 10)
  • Wild Fell by Rowe, Michael (ChiZine, Dec 10, 2013) — Rowe’s second novel after the well-received debut Enter, Night. Publishers Weekly reviews it positively: “For Jameson Browning, Wild Fell, a turn-of-the-century mansion on an island in Devil’s Lake, combines easy access to the institute where his father is dying from Alzheimer’s with glorious isolation from a world that has too often given him bullying, broken relationships and sudden loss. Only after taking possession of the property does Browning learn of Wild Fell’s dark reputation, a sinister history reaching back across a century to the days when a brutal, perverse millionaire preyed on his own daughter and dark magic that has tied Browning to a vengeful, possessive specter longer than he can suspect. Trapped alone, unable to trust the evidence of his senses or even his memory, Browning must somehow come to grips with his spectral host or become the latest victim. A modern take on Gothic ghost stories, Rowe’s (Enter, Night) second novel replaces the isolated heroines of such tales with an equally isolated, socially estranged man and adds such unsavory details as modern audiences might find diverting. From the young boy whose gender identity appears fluid to the adult who finds every secure foundation eroded away from under him, the novel is artfully constructed, a tale as deliberate and inexorable as a glacier.”
  • Year’s Best SF 18  edited by David G. Hartwell (December 10, 2013)
  • A Calculated Life by Anne Charnock, read by Susan Duerden (Brilliance Audio, Dec 10, 2013) — from the September 24 print/ebook release by 47North
  • Spectrum: A Novel by Jason K. Melby (Boxfire Press, Dec 10, 2013)
  • Bethany’s Sin, They Thirst, The Night Boat, and Baal By Robert McCammon, Narrated By Ray Porter (Dec 10)
  • The Doctor and the Dinosaurs (A Weird West Tale) by Resnick, Mike (Pyr, Dec 10, 2013)
  • The Seventh Day By Scott Shepherd, Narrated By Nick Podehl for Brilliance Audio — Scheduled Release Date: 12-10-13
  • Collection: Cat ‘O Nine Tales: The Jane Yellowrock Stories by Faith Hunter (Dec 10) — coming to audio narrated by Khristine Hvam
  • Non-Fiction: The Jane Yellowrock World Companion by Faith Hunter with Carol Malcolm (Dec 10)
  • Collected Stories by Lewis Shiner, read by Stefan Rudnicki, John Rubinstein, Janis Ian, Scott Brick, Kimberly Farr, Arthur Morey, Roxanne Hernandez Coyne, Kristoffer Tabori, Gabrielle de Cuir, and Karen Joy Fowler (Blackstone Audio, December 15, 2013) — the “definitive collection” of Shiner’s short fiction in the form of 41 stories
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude By Gabriel García Márquez, Narrated By Jimmy Smits for Blackstone Audio — Scheduled Release Date: 12-15-13
  • PROTECTOR by Larry Niven, read by Tom Weiner for Blackstone Audio (Dec 15)
  • CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY by Robert A. Heinlein, read by Grover Gardner for Blackstone Audio (Dec 15)
  • THE GODMAKERS by Frank Herbert, read by To Be Announced for Blackstone Audio (Dec 15)
  • Suspense: THE GHOST WRITER by John Harwood, read by Simon Vance for Blackstone Audio (Dec 15)
  • Guardian of the Trust, Guardian of the Promise, Guardian of the Freedom, Guardian of the Vision, and Guardian of the Balance By Irene Radford, Narrated By Rebecca Rogers (Dec 17)
  • The Suicide Exhibition: The Never War by Justin Richards (Del Rey, Dec 24, 2013) — “A groundbreaking alternate history World War 2 thriller. The threat is not new. The aliens have been here before — if indeed they are aliens. Obsessed with the Occult, Hitler and other senior Nazis believed they were destined to inherit the Earth. To this end, they are determined to recover ‘their’ ancient artifacts — the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail, the Spear of Destiny. When Dunkirk veteran and Foreign Office trouble-shooter Major Guy Pentecross stumbles across a seemingly unbelievable conspiracy, he, together with pilot and American spy Sarah Diamond and SOE operative Leo Davenport, enter the shadow world of Section Z. All three have major roles to play as they uncover the Nazis’ insidious plot to use the alien Vril’s technology to win the war… at any cost.”
  • The Spider: Elemental Assassin, Book 10 By Jennifer Estep, Narrated By Lauren Fortgang — Scheduled Release Date: 12-24-13
  • The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig (Angry Robot, Dec 31, 2013)
  • The Grendel Affair: A SPI Files Novel by Lisa Shearin (Dec 31, 2013)
  • The Iron Wolves by Andy Remic (Angry Robot and Angry Robot on Brilliance Audio, Dec 31, 2013)
  • THE VASTALIMI GAMBIT by Steve Perry, read by To Be Announced for Blackstone Audio (Dec 31)
  • A Study in Ashes: Book Three in The Baskerville Affair by Holloway, Emma Jane (Dec 31, 2013)
  • Starter House: A Novel By Sonja Condit, Narrated By Cassandra Campbell for HarperAudio (William Morrow) — Scheduled Release Date: 12-31-13
  • Teen: Blood Oranges: A Siobhan Quinn Novel By Kathleen Tierney, Narrated By Amber Benson for Audible Inc. — Scheduled Release Date: 12-31-13 — Caitlin R. Kiernan’s pseudonym for her new YA series; the book was published in print/ebook earlier in 2013
  • Collection: Our Blood in Its Blind Circuit by J. David Osborne (Broken River, December 2013) — “Twelve weird crime tales, a couple of which you’ve never read before!”

NEXT YEAR:

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer Southern Reach trilogy the-girl-in-the-road-monica-byrne

    • SOUL CATCHER by Frank Herbert, read by To Be Announced for Blackstone Audio (Jan 1, 2014)
    • The Queen of Dreams by Peter Hamilton (Doubleday UK, 2 Jan 2014) — first children’s book by the epic sf author Peter F. Hamilton: “Taggie and Jemima are summer holidaying on their dad’s farm. They know just what to expect – a tumbledown cottage, sunshine and strawberry-picking. But then Jemima sees a white squirrel wearing glasses . . . And things become even more extraordinary when their dad is captured and whisked away to a faerie world. Magical adventures await, as the two sisters discover powers they never knew they had and a series of worlds to explore. But can Taggie and Jemima rescue their dad and defeat the evil King of Night?”
    • The Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson (Jo Fletcher Books, January 7, 2014) — a “Viking fantasy novel” by a new Icelandic author
    • The Girl with All the Gifts by M.J. Carey (Orbit, Jan 7, 2014) — “Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her ‘our little genius’. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh.” — link to cover
    • Rex Regis by L. E. Modesitt (Tor, Jan 7, 2014)
    • Fury of the Demon by Diana Rowland (Jan 7, 2014)
    • Dreams of the Golden Age by Vaughn, Carrie (Jan 7, 2014) — sequel to After the Golden Age
    • Work Done for Hire  by Joe Haldeman (Ace Hardcover, January 7, 2014) — novel about an ex-sniper turned sf screenwriter turned reluctant hitman; I’ve hear Haldeman read from this novel in draft and am very much looking forward to its release
    • Love in the Time of Metal and Flesh by Jay Lake (Prime Books, January 7, 2014) — “Markus Selvage has been bent by life, ground up and spit out again. In San Francisco’s darkest sexual underground, he is a perpetual innocent, looking within bodies – his own and others’ – for the lost secrets of satisfaction. But extreme body modification is only the beginning of where he will go before he’s finished…”
    • Rex Regis (Imager Portfolio)  by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Jan 7, 2014)
    • 1636: Seas of Fortune  by Iver Cooper (January 7, 2014)
    • Black Arts: A Jane Yellowrock Novel  by Faith Hunter (Jan 7, 2014)
    • Darkest Fear (Birthright) by Cate Tiernan (Jan 7, 2014)
    • Once In a Blue Moon by Green, Simon R. (Jan 7, 2014)
    • The Descent (The Taker #3) by Alma Katsu (Jan 7, 2014)
    • Graphic novel: Cemetery Girl, Book One: The Pretenders (The Cemetery Girl Trilogy) by Harris, Charlaine and Golden, Christopher (Jan 7, 2014)
    • Anthology: Dark Duets by Golden, Christopher (Jan 7, 2014)
    • The Emperor’s Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne) by Brian Staveley (Jan 14, 2014) — excerpts going up on Tor.com
    • Watchers in the Night (Guardians of the Night) by Jenna Black (Jan 14, 2014)
    • The Man Who Made Models: The Collected Short Fiction  by R.A. Lafferty (Centipede Press, January 14, 2014)
    • Dawn of Swords (The Breaking World)  by David Dalglish (Jan 14, 2014)
    • Hollow City (Miss Peregrine, #2)  by Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books, Jan 14, 2014)
    • He Drank, and Saw the Spider: An Eddie LaCrosse Novel by Bledsoe, Alex (Jan 14, 2014)
    • Dirty Magic (Prospero’s War) by Jaye Wells (Jan 21, 2014)
    • Pandemic by Scott Sigler (Crown, Jan 21, 2014)
    • The Secret of Magic by Johnson, Deborah (Putnam Adult, Jan 21, 2014) — “Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a returning black war hero. It is signed by M. P. Calhoun, the most reclusive author in the country. As a child, Regina was captivated by Calhoun’s The Secret of Magic, a novel in which white and black children played together in a magical forest. Once down in Mississippi, Regina finds that nothing in the South is as it seems. She must navigate the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past. The Secret of Magic brilliantly explores the power of stories and those who tell them.”
    • The Vanishing by Wendy Webb (Hyperion, Jan 21, 2014) —”Recently widowed and rendered penniless by her Ponzi-scheming husband, Julia Bishop is eager to start anew. So when a stranger appears on her doorstep with a job offer, she finds herself accepting the mysterious yet unique position: caretaker to his mother, Amaris Sinclair, the famous and rather eccentric horror novelist whom Julia has always admired . . . and who the world believes is dead.”
    • Non-Fiction: What Makes This Book So Great by Walton, Jo (Jan 21, 2014)
    •  Red Rising by Brown, Pierce (Jan 28, 2014) — “Brown’s debut novel . . . is reminiscent of both Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games and William Goldman’s The Lord of the Flies but has a dark and twisted power of its own that will captivate readers and leave them wanting more.”— Library Journal
    • Hang Wire by Adam Christopher (Angry Robot, Jan 28) — “When Ted Hall’s birthday dinner in San Francisco’s famous Chinatown ends with an explosion, the fire department blames a gas leak, but when Ted finds strange, personalised messages from the restaurant’s fortune cookies scattered around his apartment, his suspicions are aroused, particularly as his somnambulant travels appear to coincide with murders by the notorious Hang Wire Killer.”
    • The Book of the Crowman by Joseph D’ Lacey (Jan 28, 2014)
    • A Darkling Sea by James Cambias (Tor, Jan 28, 2014)
    • Shadow Ops: Breach Zone by Myke Cole (Jan 28, 2014)
    • Arcanum by Simon Morden (Orbit, Jan 28) — “A historical fantasy novel of medieval Europe in which the magic that has run the world for centuries is disappearing– and now the gifts of the gods must be replaced with the ingenuity of humanity.”
    • The Echo by James Smythe (Jan 28, 2014) — sequel to The Explorer
    • The Unbound (The Archived, #2)  by Victoria Schwab (Jan 28, 2014)
    • Maze by J.M. McDermott (Apex, January 2014)
    • Leaving the Sea: Stories by Ben Marcus (Knopf, January 2014)
    • Into the Wilderness: Blood of the Lamb Book Two by Mandy Hager (Pyr Teen, January 2014)
    • The Emperor’s Blades (The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #1) by Brian Stavely (Tor, January 2014) — “follows siblings Valyn, Kaden, and Adare, who are in different parts of the world when they learn about the assassination of their father, the Emperor. All of them are in danger of being the next targets, and all of them are caught in the maelstrom of conspiracy, intrigue, treachery, and magic that sweeps through Staveley’s auspicious debut novel.”
    • The Kingmakers (Vampire Empire #3) by Clay and Susan Griffith, read by James Marsters for Buzzy Multimedia (January 2014) — published in print/ebook by Pyr in 2012
    • Black Gum Godless Heathen by J David Osborne (Broken River Books, January 2014) — sequel to Low Down Death Right Easy
    • Annihilation (Southern Reach, Volume 1) by Jeff VanderMeer (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, Feb 4, 2014) — the first of a trilogy of “Southern Reach” novels being published in 2014 — “For thirty years, Area X has remained mysterious, remote, and concealed by the government as an environmental disaster zone even though it is to all appearances pristine wilderness. For thirty years, too, the secret agency known as the Southern Reach has monitored Area X and sent in expeditions to try to discover the truth. Some expeditions have suffered terrible consequences. Others have reported nothing out of the ordinary. Now, as Area X seems to be changing and perhaps expanding, the next expedition will attempt to succeed where all others have failed. What is happening in Area X? What is the true nature of the invisible border that surrounds it?” Of the book, Kim Stanley Robinson says: “This swift surreal suspense novel reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world. The reader will want to stay trapped with the biologist to find the answers to Area X’s mysteries.”
    • Like a Mighty Army (Safehold) by David Weber (Feb 4, 2014)
    • The Crimson Campaign (The Powder Mage Trilogy, Book 2) by Brian McClellan (Orbit, February 2014)
    • Like a Mighty Army (Safehold)  by David Weber (Feb 4, 2014)
    • Red Delicious: A Siobhan Quinn Novel by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Feb 4, 2014)
    • V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History  by Allen Steele (Feb 4, 2014) — narrated by Ray Chase
    • Empire of Men by David Weber and John Ringo (Feb 4, 2014)
    • Cress (Lunar Chronicles, #3)  by Marissa Meyer (Feb 4, 2014)
    • Burn (Pure, #3)  by Julianna Baggott (Feb 4, 2014)
    • By Blood We Live (The Last Werewolf, #3)  by Glen Duncan (Feb 4, 2014)
    • Stolen Crown: A Novel of Mithgar by McKiernan, Dennis L. (Feb 4, 2014)
    • Three Princes by Wheeler, Ramona (Feb 4, 2014)
    • The Waking Engine by David Edison (Feb 11, 2014)
    • White Space (Dark Passages, #1)  by Ilsa J. Bick (Feb 11, 2014)
    • The Martian: A Novel by Weir, Andy (Random House, Feb 11, 2014) — picked up by Random House after self-publishing success; 2013 audiobook by Podium Publishing
    • Kids: The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Turnage, Sheila (Feb 11, 2014) — “The eagerly anticipated followup to the Newbery honor winner and New York Times bestseller, Three Times Lucky. Small towns have rules. One is, you got to stay who you are — no matter how many murders you solve. When Miss Lana makes an Accidental Bid at the Tupelo auction and winds up the mortified owner of an old inn, she doesn’t realize there’s a ghost in the fine print. Naturally, Desperado Detective Agency (aka Mo and Dale) opens a paranormal division to solve the mystery of the ghost’s identity. They’ve got to figure out who the ghost is so they can interview it for their history assignment (extra credit).”
    • With Silent Screams (The Hellequin Chronicles) by Steve McHugh (Feb 18, 2014)
    • Influx by Suarez, Daniel (Dutton Adult, Feb 20, 2014)
    • Meridian 144 By Meg Files, Narrated By Carly Robins — Scheduled Release Date: 02-25-14
    • Alabaster: Pale Horse by Caitlin Kiernan and Daniel Chabon (Feb 25, 2014)
    • The Judge of Ages (Count to a Trillion) by John C. Wright (Feb 25, 2014)
    • The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison (Feb 25, 2014)
    • Honor’s Knight — Book 2 in the Paradox series — By Rachel Bach, Read By Emily Durante for Tantor (February 25, 2014) — “Rachel Bach presents the rollicking sequel to the science fiction novel Fortune’s Pawn.”
    • Dreamwalker by C.S. Friedman (DAW, February 2014)
    • Empress of the Sun by Ian McDonald (Pyr, February 2014)
    • Kids: Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy) by Green, Sally (Mar 3, 2014) — via Kate Atkinson (the author of Life after Life) a new middle grade series about witches in modern-day England
    • Night Broken (A Mercy Thompson Novel)  by Patricia Briggs (Mar 4, 2014)
    • Ghost Train to New Orleans (The Shambling Guides) by Mur Lafferty (Orbit, Mar 4, 2014) — sequel to The Shambling Guide to New York City
    • The Tropic of Serpents: A Memoir by Lady Trent (A Natural History of Dragons) by Marie Brennan (Mar 4, 2014)
    • Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson (Tor, March 4, 2014) — book 2 in The Stormlight Archive after The Way of Kings
    • Hope Rearmed by S.M. Stirling and David Drake (March 4, 2014)
    • Half-Off Ragnarok: An Incryptid Novel by Seanan McGuire (Mar 4, 2014)
    • Murder of Crows: A Novel of the Others by Bishop, Anne (Mar 4, 2014)
    • Honor Among Thieves: Star Wars (Empire and Rebellion) by Corey, James S.A. (Mar 4, 2014)
    • Blood and Iron (The Book of the Black Earth) by Jon Sprunk (Pyr, March 11, 2014)
    • The Barrow by Mark Smylie (Pyr, March 2014)
    • Resistance by Jenna Black (Mar 11, 2014)
    • Working God’s Mischief (Instrumentalities of the Night)  by Glen Cook (Mar 11, 2014)
    • The High Druid’s Blade: The Defenders of Shannara by Brooks, Terry (Mar 11, 2014)
    • Mentats of Dune  by Brian Herbert (March 11, 2014)
    • Ruins (Partials, #3)  by Dan Wells (March 11, 2014)
    • Anthology: The Time Traveler’s Almanac by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer (Tor, Mar 18, 2014)
    • The Pilgrims (The Pendulum Trilogy) by Will Elliott (Tor, Mar 18, 2014)
    • The Lascar’s Dagger: The Forsaken Lands by Glenda Larke (Mar 18, 2014)
    • Raising Steam (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett (Mar 25, 2014)
    • Lockstep  by Karl Schroeder (Mar 25, 2014)
    • The Burning Dark by Adam Christopher (Mar 25, 2014)
    • Dawn’s Early Light: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel by Ballantine, Pip and Morris, Tee (Mar 25, 2014)
    • Truth and Fear (The Wolfhound Century) by Peter Higgins (Mar 25, 2014)
    • Written in My Own Heart’s Blood: A Novel (Outlander) by Gabaldon, Diana (Mar 25, 2014)
    • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton (Mar 25, 2014)
    • Code Zero (Joe Ledger, #6)  by Jonathan Maberry (March 2014)
    • Anthology: KAIJU RISING (Kickstarter, March 2014)
    • Dirtbags by Eryk Pruitt (Immortal Ink Publishing, March/April 2014) — “The blame for a county-wide murder spree lies at the feet of three people broken by a dying mill town: Calvin, a killer; London, a cook; and Rhonda, the woman who loves them both. Neither they, nor the reader, see the storm brewing until it’s too late in this Southern Gothic noir (or Southern neo-noir) that adds a transgressive, chicken-fried twist to a story ripped straight from the pages of a true crime novel.”
    • City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett (Crown/Broadway and Recorded Books, April 1, 2014) — “a second-world story of spies, subterfuge, and statesmanship set in a nation of dead gods.”
    • The Revolutions by Felix Gilman (Tor, Apr 1, 2014) — “Following his spectacularly reviewed The Half-Made World duology, Felix Gilman pens a sweeping stand-alone tale of Victorian science fiction, space exploration, and planetary romance in The Revolutions.”
    • Reign of Ash (Book Two in the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga) by Gail Z. Martin (Orbit, April 1, 2014) — follow-on to Ice Forged
    • The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (April 1, 2014)
    • Cauldron of Ghosts (Crown of Slaves) by David Weber (April 1, 2014)
    • Baltic Gambit: A Novel of the Vampire Earth by E.E. Knight (April 1, 2014)
    • Covenant: The Books of Raziel by Benulis, Sabrina (Apr 1, 2014)
    • Peacemaker: Foreigner #15 by Cherryh, C. J. (Apr 1, 2014)
    • Poetry Collection: Reel to Reel (Phoenix Poets) by Alan Shapiro (University of Chicago Press, Apr 7, 2014) — “Reel to Reel, Alan Shapiro’s twelfth collection of poetry, moves outward from the intimate spaces of family and romantic life to embrace not only the human realm of politics and culture but also the natural world, and even the outer spaces of the cosmos itself. In language richly nuanced yet accessible, these poems inhabit and explore fundamental questions of existence, such as time, mortality, consciousness, and matter. How did we get here? Why is there something rather than nothing? How do we live fully and lovingly as conscious creatures in an unconscious universe with no ultimate purpose or destination beyond returning to the abyss that spawned us? Shapiro brings his humor, imaginative intensity, characteristic syntactical energy, and generous heart to bear on these ultimate mysteries. In ways few poets have done, he writes from a premodern, primal sense of wonder about our postmodern world.”
    • Steles of the Sky (The Eternal Sky) by Bear, Elizabeth (Apr 8, 2014)
    • Shipstar  by Larry Niven and Gregory Benford (Tor, April 8, 2014)
    • Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)  by Laini Taylor (April 8, 2014)
    • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by North, Claire (Redhook, Apr 8, 2014)
    • Transhuman  by Ben Bova (April 15, 2014)
    • Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan (Tachyon and Recorded Books, April 15, 2014)
    • House of Ivy & Sorrow  by Natalie Whipple (Harper Teen, April 15, 2014)
    • Kids: The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler (Apr 15, 2014)
    • The Serpent of Venice: A Novel by Moore, Christopher (Apr 22, 2014)
    • The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes (Gollanz UK, 17 Apr 2014) — from the author of Tome of the Undergates
    • Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor (Hodder & Stoughton, April 2014) — “The Nigerian megacity of Lagos is invaded by aliens, and it nearly consumes itself because of it.”
    • The Moon King by Neil Williamson (Newcon, April 2014) — Debut novel: “The story of The Moon King grew out of its setting, the sea-locked city of Glassholm, which is a thinly veneered version of Glasgow, Scotland where I live. Glasgow is a city of mood swings, brilliant with sun and warm sandstone one minute and dour with overcast and rain soaked tarmac the next. Summer days are long and filled with light. The winter months pass mostly in darkness. Living here, your spirit is tied to the city’s mood. As soon as I hooked that almost bipolar sense to the idea of natural cycles, the story blossomed. In Glassholm, the moon never sets and everything, from entropy to the moods of the populace, is affected by its phasing from Full to Dark and back to Full again. I wanted to know what would life be like there, what quirks nature might throw into the mix. And what would happen if it was discovered that the cyclic euphorias and depressions were not natural after all.”
    • Black Cloud by Juliet Escoria (April 2014)
    • Immolation (Children, #1) by Ben Peek (Tor UK, Spring 2014) is “set fifteen thousand years after the War of the Gods. The bodies of the gods now lie across the world, slowly dying as men and women awake with strange powers that are derived from their bodies. Ayae, a young cartographer’s apprentice, is attacked and discovers she cannot be harmed by fire. Her new power makes her a target for an army that is marching on her home. With the help of the immortal Zaifyr, she is taught the awful history of ‘cursed’ men and women, coming to grips with her new powers and the enemies they make. The saboteur Bueralan infiltrates the army that is approaching her home to learn its terrible secret. Split between the three points of view, Immolation‘s narrative reaches its conclusion during an epic siege, where Ayae, Zaifyr and Bueralan are forced not just into conflict with those invading, but with those inside the city who wish to do them harm.”
    • Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson (Tor, April 15, 2014) — “Caeli-Amur: a city torn by contradiction. A city of languorous philosopher-assassins and magnificent creatures from ancient myth: minotaurs and sirens. Three Houses rule over an oppressed citizenry stirring into revolt. The ruins of Caeli-Amur’s sister city lie submerged beneath the sea nearby, while the remains of strange advanced technology lie hidden in the tunnels beneath the city itself.”
    • The Furies: A Thriller  by Mark Alpert (April 22, 2014)
    • Thornlost (Glass Thorns) by Rawn, Melanie (Apr 29, 2014)
    • A Certain Exposure by Jolene Tan (Epigram Books, April 2014)
    • Authority: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy) by Jeff VanderMeer (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, May 6, 2014) — “The bone-chilling, hair-raising second installment of the Southern Reach Trilogy. For thirty years, a secret agency called the Southern Reach has monitored expeditions into Area X—a remote and lush terrain mysteriously sequestered from civilization. After the twelfth expedition, the Southern Reach is in disarray, and John Rodriguez (aka “Control”) is the team’s newly appointed head. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and more than two hundred hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the secrets of Area X begin to reveal themselves—and what they expose pushes Control to confront disturbing truths about both himself and the agency he’s promised to serve.”
    • The Sea Without a Shore by David Drake (May 6, 2014) — Lt. Leary series
    • The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)  by Elizabeth May (May 6, 2014) — US release for fantasy novel published in 2013 in the UK
    • The Silk Map: A Gaunt and Bone Novel by Willrich, Chris (Pyr, May 6, 2014)
    • Graphic novel: All You Need Is Kill: The Graphic Novel by Nick Mamatas, Lee Ferguson, Fajar Buana, and Zack Turner, based on the novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (VIZ Media/Haikasoru, May 6, 2014)
    • After the End (After the End, #1)  by Amy Plum (May 6, 2014)
    • The Oversight by Fletcher, Charlie (Orbit, May 6, 2014)
    • Mirror Sight: Book Five of Green Rider by Britain, Kristen (May 6, 2014)
    • King of Ashes: Book One of The War of Five Crowns by Raymond E. Feist (May 6, 2014)
    • Queen of the Dark Things: A Novel by C. Robert Cargill (Harper Voyager, May 13, 2014) — follow-on to Dreams and Shadows
    • Dead but Not Forgotten By Charlaine Harris (editor), Toni L. P. Kelner (editor) with stories by MaryJanice Davidson, Seanan McGuire, and more (Audible Frontiers, May 13, 2014) — “Charlaine Harris’ smash-hit Sookie Stackhouse series may have reached its conclusion, but the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, lives on in this all-new collection of 15 stories.”
    • Renegade (MILA 2.0, #2)  by Debra Drizza (May 13, 2014)
    • The Severed Streets by Cornell, Paul (May 20, 2014)
    • A Dance of Shadows (Shadowdance) by David Dalglish (May 20, 2014)
    • Cyador’s Heirs (Saga of Recluce) by L. E. Modesitt (May 20, 2014)
    • Defenders by McIntosh, Will (May 27, 2014)
    • Artemis Awakening by Jane Lindskold (Tor, May 27, 2014)
    • Thief’s Magic (Millennium’s Rule) by Trudi Canavan (May 27, 2014)
    • City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)  by Cassandra Clare (May 27, 2014)
    • The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne (Random House/Crown, May 2014) — “traces the harrowing twin journeys of two women forced to flee their homes in different times in the near future. The first, Meena, is a Brahmin-caste student whose odyssey takes her from the coastal city of Mumbai toward Djibouti across a futuristic but treacherous bridge that spans the Arabian Sea. The second, Mariama, escapes from slavery as a small child in Mauritania, joining a caravan heading across Saharan Africa toward Ethiopia.” A big-name blurb is in from none less than Kim Stanley Robinson: “The Girl in the Road is a brilliant novel–vivid, intense, and fearless with a kind of savage joy. These journeys–Meena’s across the Arabian Sea and Mariama’s across Africa–are utterly unforgettable.”
    • My Real Children by Jo Walton (Tor, May 2014) — “story about one woman and the two lives that she might lead”
    • Veil of the Deserters (Bloodsounder’s Arc #2) by Jeff Salyards (Night Shade Books, June 3, 2014)
    • Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)  by Leigh Bardugo (Jun 3, 2014)
    • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel by King, Stephen (Scribner, Jun 3, 2014)
    • The Merchant Emperor (The Symphony of Ages) by Elizabeth Haydon (Jun 3, 2014)
    • Cibola Burn (The Expanse) by Corey, James S. A. (Jun 5, 2014)
    • Shattered: The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne (Jun 17, 2014)
    • The Long Childhood: A Novel (Long Earth) by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (Jun 17, 2014)
    • Prince of Fools (The Red Queen’s War, #1)  by Mark Lawrence (Ace, June 2014)
    • Anthology: The End is Nigh: The Apocalypse Triptych #1 edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey (June 2014) — via io9, “Contributors include Nancy Kress, Paolo Bacigalupi, Daniel Wilson, Elizabeth Bear, and many other incredible authors (full disclosure: io9 editor Charlie Jane Anders and myself (Annalee Newitz) are also contributing stories).”
    • All Those Vanished Engines by Paul Park (Tor, Jul 1, 2014)
    • The Rhesus Chart (A Laundry Files Novel) by Charles Stross (Jul 1, 2014)
    • Tower Lord (A Raven’s Shadow Novel) by Anthony Ryan (Jul 1, 2014)
    • The Shadow Throne: Book Two of the Shadow Campaigns by Django Wexler (Jul 1, 2014)
    • Shattering the Ley by Palmatier, Joshua (DAW Hardcover, Jul 1, 2014)
    • Unwept: Book One of The Nightbirds by Tracy Hickman and Laura Hickman (Jul 1, 2014)
    • Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15) by Jim Butcher (Roc, July 3, 2014)
    • Resistance by Samit Basu (Titan, Jul 8, 2014) — follow-on to Turbulance
    • A Plunder of Souls (The Thieftaker Chronicles) by D. B. Jackson (Jul 8, 2014)
    • The Return of the Discontinued Man (A Burton & Swinburne Adventure) by Mark Hodder (Jul 8, 2014)
    • The Path to Power (The Tarnished Crown Series) by Miller, Karen (Jul 8, 2014)
    • Collection: Her Husband’s Hands and Other Stories by Adam-Troy Castro (Prime Books, July 8, 2014)
    • Full Fathom Five by Max Gladstone (Tor, Jul 15, 2014)
    • The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3)  by Deborah Harkness (July 15, 2014)
    • Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels) by Ilona Andrews (Jul 29, 2014)
    • Half a King  by Joe Abercrombie (Harper Voyager, July 2014) — “A classic coming-of-age tale, set in a brilliantly imagined alternative historical world reminiscent of the Dark Ages with Viking overtones, the book tells the story of Yarvi, youngest son of a warlike king. Born with a crippled hand, he can never live up to his father’s expectations of what a real man should be and his destiny is not the throne but the Ministry, not the sword and shield but the book and the soft word spoken.”
    • The Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynne Jones and Ursula Jones (Greenwillow, Summer 2014) — “Fans of the late writer Diana Wynne Jones – who died in March 2011 – are in for an unexpected treat. In the summer of 2014, Greenwillow will publish a new title from the acclaimed science fiction and fantasy author. Titled The Islands of Chaldea, the book is a standalone novel unconnected to any of the author’s earlier works. It is also the result of an unusual, asynchronous collaboration between the writer and her younger sister, Ursula Jones.”
    • The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman (Viking Adult, August 5, 2014) — book three after The Magicians and The Magician King – “The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy. Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him. Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything. The Magician’s Land is an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It’s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole.”
    • The Galaxy Game by Karen Lord (Del Rey, Aug 5, 2014)
    • The House of the Four Winds (Dragon Prophecy) by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory (Aug 5, 2014)
    • The Chaplain’s War by Brad Torgerson (Baen, 2014)
    • Colossus by Stephen Messer (Random House Children’s Books, 2014)
    • The Broken Eye (Lightbringer #3) by Brent Weeks (Orbit, 2014)
    • The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin, translated by Ken Liu (Tor Books, 2014) — the first of an announced trilogy of translated editions of this 400,000-copy-selling Chinese sf series
    • Lock In by John Scalzi (Tor, Aug 26, 2014)
    • Frostborn (Thrones & Bones #1) by Lou Anders (Random House Children’s Books, August 2014) — longtime Pyr editor Anders’ debut novel, a young reader book which “introduces Karn, who would rather be playing the board game Thrones and Bones, and Thianna, half-frost giant, half-human, who team up when they are chased by wyverns, a dead Viking sea captain, and a 1200-year-old dragon.”
    • Acceptance: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy) by Jeff VanderMeer (Sep 1, 2014)
    • Anthology: Phantasm Japan: Fantasies Light and Dark, From and About Japan edited by Nick Mamatas (Haikasoru, Sep 16, 2014) — another original trade paperback anthology edited by Mamatas for VIZ Media’s Haikasoru sf/f prose imprint after 2012′s well-received The Future is Japanese
    • Clash of Eagles by Alan Smale (Del Rey, 2014) — “His novella of a Roman invasion of ancient America, “A Clash of Eagles” in the Panverse Two anthology (edited by Dario Ciriello), won the 2010 Sidewise Award for Alternate History, and he has recently sold a trilogy of novels set in the same universe. The first book, CLASH OF EAGLES, will appear from Del Rey in 2014.”
    • Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin (Solaris, Summer 2014) — “It’s official! I’ll be writing a new urban fantasy novel for Solaris Books called “Deadly Curiosities” (from my short story universe of the same name) that will come out in summer, 2014!”
    • The Scorched Earth by Drew Karpyshyn (Summer 2014) — sequel to 2013 novel Children of Fire
    • Echopraxia by Peter Watts (August 16, 2014) — “We are going to the Sun, rs and Ks.  Whereas the last time out we froze in the infinite Lovecraftian darkness of the Oort, now we are diving into the very heart of the solar system— and man, there’s gonna be a hot time in the ol’ town tonight.”
    • The Winter Long (October Daye, #8) by Seanan McGuire (September 2014)
    • Mortal Beauty (Immortal Game, #1)  by Ann Aguirre (September 2014)
    • Chimpanzee by Darin Bradley (Resurrection House, Fall 2014) — “a delightfully weird existential near-fi conspiracy theory romance”
    • Heraclix and Pomp by Forrest Aguirre (Resurrection House, Fall 2014) — “an alternative history fantasy set in the Eastern Europe. It features a golem, a faery, and a mad scientist (well, more of 17th century alchemist/demonologist, but it’s the same trope)”
    • Rooms by Lauren Oliver (Fall 2014)
    • Collection: The Nickronomicon by Nick Mamatas (Inssmouth Free Press, Fall/Winter 2014) — collects all of Mamatas’ Lovecraft-inspired fiction into a single volume, including a new, never-before-published novella, titled “On the Occasion of My Retirement.”
    • Anthology: The End is Now: The Apocalypse Triptych #2 edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey (December 2014) — via io9

UNDATED or 2015:

  • When Women Were Warriors by Catherine M. Wilson, read by Janis Ian for Dog Ear Audio — in late October, Dog Ear Audio posted a Kickstarter update with a sample of Janis Ian’s narration of When Women Were Warriors and it sounds so very, very good
  • Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh, read by the author for Simon & Schuster Audio — out in print/ebook in late October
  • All the Worlds Against Us (Jon and Lobo) by Mark L. Van Name (Baen) — Audible Frontiers has produced the previous books in the series, under fantastic narrations by Tom Stechschulte
  • Tsarina  by J. Nelle Patrick (2014)
  • The Thousand and One: Book II of The Crescent Moon Kingdoms by Saladin Ahmed (2014?)
  • Sleeping Late on Judgement Day (Bobby Dollar #3) by Tad Williams (DAW, 2014)
  • Ebon (Pegasus, #2)  by Robin McKinley (2014?)
  • The Doors of Stone (Kingkiller Chronicle #3) by Patrick Rothfuss (DAW, 2014?)
  • Shadows of Self (Mistborn, #5)  by Brandon Sanderson (Tor, 2014?)
  • Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy #3)  by Ken Follett (2014?)
  • The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire, #6) by George R.R. Martin (2015?)
  • The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi (Knopf, 2015) — “Knopf has acquired a new novel by Paolo Bacigalupi, the science fiction writer whose 2009 book “The Windup Girl” sold 200,000 copies and was considered one of the top novels of the year. The new book, “The Water Knife,” is set in a lawless, water-starved American Southwest in the not-too-distant future.”
  • Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas (Bloomsbury USA, 2015) — first novel from 2010 Clarion Workshop graduate
  • The Philosopher’s Zombie by Robert J. Sawyer (April 2015)
  • Anthology: The End has Come: The Apocalypse Triptych #3 edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey (June 2015) — via io9
  • John Claude Bemis is set to launch a new Steampunk/alchemist series for young readers, to be published by Disney/Hyperion starting in 2015
  • The Skull Throne (Demon Cycle, #4)  by Peter V. Brett (2015?)
  • The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker (St. Martin’s Press, 2015) — “Originally planned as a collection of short stories, the project changed to focus on Harry D’Amour going up against Pinhead. The novel has been in works for more than a decade and we’ll be able to read it in 2015, courtesy of St. Martin’s Press: ‘Clive is delighted to announce that St Martin’s Press has acquired world English rights to publish The Scarlet Gospels, his upcoming novel featuring Pinhead and Harry D’Amour.  St Martin’s anticipates a winter 2015 publication date.’”
  • The City of Mirrors (The Passage, #3)  by Justin Cronin
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