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Anticipated Books 2015


‘Tis the season for listing upcoming books for 2015 that one is excited by the prospect of reading, and I see no reason to not get in on this game! I’m going to try to keep it to only a couple of books each month, otherwise this post will truly be monstrous, though… This is almost entirely drawn from Locus’ December 2015 list of forthcoming books, and hence is light on anything from the back end of 2015.

Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell (Tor)
Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel José Older (Roc)

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear (Tor)
Rapture by Kameron Hurley (Del Rey)
Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Solaris)*
Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology eds. Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (PM)

Company Town by Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot Books)
Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan (Tor)
Glorious Angels by Justina Robson (Gollancz)
The Boy Who Lost Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente (Corsair)
Persona by Genevieve Valentine (Saga)

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley (HarperCollins)
The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu (Saga)

Dreams of Shreds and Tatters by Amanda Downum (Solaris)*
The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor (DAW)

Cold Iron by Stina Leicht (Saga)
The Year’s Illustrious Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy, Vol. 1 ed Nisi Shawl (Aqueduct)

The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin (Tor)
Last First Snow by Max Gladstone (Tor)
Three Moments of an Explosion by China Miéville (Macmillan)
Savages by K. J. Parker (Subterranean)
Regeneration by Stephanie Saulter (Jo Fletcher)^
The Price of Valour by Django Wexler (Del Rey)

House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard (Gollancz)^
Court of Fives by Kate Elliott (Little, Brown)
Prodigies by Angelica Gorodischer (Small Beer)*
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit)
Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente (Tor)

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson (Tor)*
Making Wolf by Tade Thompson (Rosarium)
Updraft by Fran Wilde (Tor)*

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho (Tor)
The Black Wolves by Kate Elliott (Orbit)
Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley (Angry Robot)
Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie (Orbit)

Planetfall by Emma Newman (Ace/Roc)*
Young Woman in a Garden by Delia Sherman (Small Beer)

What am I missing? What should I be looking forward to, but haven’t included here? What have I included but shouldn’t have – actually, don’t answer that one… The comments section is open; please chip in!

*=Added on later recommendation
^=Release date corrected


  1. Niall says:

    I think some of those release dates are off — Company Town has moved from Angry Robot to Tor, and is now (I believe) scheduled for the autumn, and Amazon says Regeneration isn’t due until July.

    Also on my list are Tamaruq by EJ Swift (Del Rey, January), Clade by James Bradley (Penguin RH, Jan), Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Solaris, Feb), UK editions of various bits of Elizabeth Bear’s backlist (Gollancz), The Chimes by Anna Smaill (Sceptre, Feb), The Swan Book by Alexis Wright (Constable, March), Get in Trouble by Kelly Link (Canongate, March), Escape from Baghdad! by Saad Hossain (Unnamed, March), The Power by Naomi Alderman (Viking, April), Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit, May), The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan, May), The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan (Heinemann, July), The Seed Collectors by Scarlett Thomas (Canongate, July), Prodigies by Angelica Gorodischer (Small Beer, August), Luna by Ian McDonald (Gollancz, September).

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    The same publisher also has a Hannu Rajaniemi short story collection listed as forthcoming.

    And The Very Best of Kate Elliott is coming Feb 2014!

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