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This November is a huge month for sci-fi and fantasy reading, with new books from big series releasing — and most of them on the 14th. These are the 6 books to read in November 2017:
Road Brothers: Tales from the Broken Empire (Broken Empire)
At the start of the month, we return to Mark Lawrence’s gritty world of the Broken Empire with a collection of short fiction in Road Brothers: Tales from the Broken Empire.
Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive 3)
Oathbringer, the third book of Brandon Sanderson’s 650-book Stormlight Archive series, releases on the 14th.
Seventh Decimate (Great God’s War 1)
Stephen R. Donaldson
Stephen R. Donaldson starts a completely new series with The Seventh Decimate, which looks to be every bit as epic as the Thomas Covenant series.
The Forsaken Throne (Kingfountain 6)
The conclusion of Jeff Wheeler’s Kingfountain series releases with The Forsaken Throne.
Andy Weir, of The Martian fame, releases a new sci-fi (probably bestseller) called Artemis.
Deadhouse Landing (Path to Ascendancy 2)
Ian C. Esslemont
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In October we revisit worlds we’ve explored before and sadly, say goodbye to one of them. These are the four books you should read in October 2017:
October 3rd, 2017
The Core (Demon Cycle 5)
Peter V. Brett
October starts off with a bang, as we say farewell to Peter V. Brett’s brilliant Demon Cycle series. The Core concludes the war between man and demon, with Arlen Bales and Ahmann Jardir, now united, leading the charge into battle.
Most of us know Hugh Howey from Wool and the rest of the Silo trilogy, but he is a prolific short fiction writer in his own right as well. Machine Learning collects his short-form work and includes three stories from the Silo world.
October 10th, 2017
Tool of War (Ship Breaker)
The dogman from Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities was my favorite character from the series by far, and he gets his own book in the new Tool of War, slated for release on October 10th.
October 24th, 2017
The Fireman and NOS4A2 were two of the most creative horror books I’ve read. I’m hoping for more of the same from Strange Weather, which collects four of Joe Hill’s shorter novels.
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In September, the summer heat begins to cool, and the weather is ripe for some relaxing backyard reading. Thankfully, this month is packed with a bunch of must-read releases. These are the five books to read in September of 2017:
The Ruin of Angels (Craft Sequence 6)
Readers who have been following Max Gladstone’s paranormal-fantasy Craft Sequence know how ambitious and compelling it is; The Ruin of Angels is the sixth entry in the series, and seeks to continue the tradition of combining fantastical setting with genre-bending story.
Null States (Centenal Cycle 2)
Malka Older’s dystopian thriller Infomocracy was one of my picks for best debuting fiction for 2016, on the strength of sharp, perfectly-paced writing and a chilling premise. Null States, its sequel, should offer more of the same.
Author Annalee Newitz is no stranger to the world of speculative fiction, running io9 and having a couple of published short stories under her belt; however, her future-pharma-dystopian sci-fi book Autonomous, which releases on the 19th, will be her debut novel.
The Imperial Radch trilogy shattered the way I look at space opera with its unique take on things like relationships and gender. I was sad to see the series end. Ann Leckie’s new book Provenance is also a space opera and I expect it to also be packed with new ideas in a planet-hopping journey.
Stephen King & Owen King
Sleeping Beauties has a fascinating premise: it is a world where all women are afflicted with a disease that causes them to become entombed in a cocoon while they sleep. The story follows the one woman isn’t affected by the disease. I don’t know much more about the book than that, but I’m already hooked.