2017’s Highly Anticipated Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Books

2017 Most Anticipated Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Books2016 was a fantastic year for speculative fiction!

Several great series came to a conclusion (The Passage, Red Rising, Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, The Red Queen’s War) while other series began (The Machineries of Empire, The Draconis Memoria, The Legends of the First Empire). There were also great fiction debuts from new writers.

2017 is shaping up to be just as exciting for speculative fiction; I’ve compiled a list of titles I’m anxious to get my hands on. Titles that I’m most excited about are bolded:

Q1 2017

Q2 2017

Q3 2017

  • The Unholy Consult (Aspect-Emperor 4) by R. Scott Bakker – July 2017
  • The Delirium Brief (Laundry Files 8) by Charles Stross – July 2017
  • Dichronauts by Greg Egan – July 2017
  • Age of Swords (Legends of the First Empire 2) by Michael J. Sullivan – June 2017 July 2017
  • Xeelee Vengeance (Xeelee Sequence 5) by Stephen Baxter – July 2017
  • The Stone Sky (Broken Earth 3) by N.K. Jemisin – August 2017
  • The Core (Demon Cycle 5) by Peter V. Brett – August 2017
  • Iron Gold (Iron Gold 1) by Pierce Brown – August 2017

Q4 2017

  • Untitled (Imperial Radch Universe 1) by Ann Leckie – October 2017
  • The More Known World (Oddfits 2) by Tiffany Tsao – October 2017
  • Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive 3) by Brandon Sanderson – November 2017

Q? 2017

  • Persepolis Rising (The Expanse 7) by James S.A. Corey – 2017 (author blog)
  • Strange Weather by Joe Hill – 2017
  • Null States (Centenal Cycle 2) by Malka Older – 2017 (tor.com, Macmillan)

Maybe sometime in 2017?

  • The Thorn of Emberlain (Gentleman Bastards 4) by Scott Lynch – originally scheduled for 2016 release, now delayed to ?
  • Peace Talks (Dresden Files 16) by Jim Butcher – in progress
  • The Mad Baron’s Mechanical Attic (Gentleman Bastards Novella)
  • Untitled (Wayfarers 3) by Becky Chambers
  • Untitled The Infernal Battalion (Shadow Campaigns 5) by Django Wexler
  • Walk in Shadow (Kharkanas 3) by Steven Erikson

Onwards

  • Doors of Stone (Kingkiller Chronicle 3) by Patrick Rothfuss – January 2018
  • The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire 6) by George R. R. Martin – March 3502

 

Last updated May 25th, 2017

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