A new year brings new adventures! Several new book series kick off 2017, but for those afraid of change, we also return to familiar hunting grounds. Here are six sci-fi and fantasy books to read in January 2017:
January 3rd, 2017
The Heart of What Was Lost (The Last King of Osten Ord prequel)
Tad William’s newest The Last King of Osten Ord trilogy, due to begin in June with The Witchwood Crown, will mark the beginning of a new story set in the world of the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy, which concluded almost 25 years ago. The Heart of What Was Lost is a standalone novella that bridges the gap between both trilogies.
The Final Day (After #3)
William R. Forstchen
The Final Day is the third book in the After series, where William R. Forstchen’s John Matherson have taken us through a nuclear cataclysm and the struggle to recover from the devastation.
January 17th, 2017
Empire Games (Empire Games #1)
Alt-Universe Spy Sci-Fi
Charles Stross is no stranger to far-out sci-fi ideas, as evidenced by titles like Accelerando. HIs new Empire Games series looks to be just as fantastical, with secret agents and alternate timelines all mixed up in a sci-fi thriller hodgepodge.
Anthology (Neil Clarke, ed.)
Sci-Fi Short Story Anthology
Galactic Empires is an anthology of space-faring sci-fi short stories, collected by Neil Clarke of Clarkesworld Magazine and numerous Hugo award fame.
January 19th, 2017
The Massacre of Mankind (sequel to The War of the Worlds)
Alien Invasion Sci-Fi
Stephen Baxter’s The Time Ships was a successful sequel to H. G. Wells The Time Machine — The Massacre of Mankind seeks to be the same for The War of the Worlds.
January 24th, 2017
Death’s Mistress: Sister of Darkness (The Nicci Chronicles #1)
Nicci — Sister of the Light, Sister of the Dark, and yes, Death’s Mistress — gets her own series in Terry Goodkind’s follow-up to the 5000-book The Sword of Truth series. Don’t fret, weary-eyed fantasy readers: The Nicci Chronicles is rumored to be only a mere 75 books in length.