Best Sci-fi & Fantasy Books of 2018: The Ultimate List

Looking for the best sci-fi and fantasy books of 2018? We’ve got you covered.

Below, you’ll find a list of the best sci-fi and fantasy books of 2018:


January Sci-fi/Fantasy Books:

Saga Volume 8 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staplesupcoming sci-fi books 2018

Release Date: January 2
Publisher: Image Comics
Pages: 152 (paperback)

The 8th collection of Vaughan’s and Staples’s epic space opera graphic novel picks up from where we last saw our heroes. After the devastating events of the War for Phang, Hazel, Marko, and Alana must dust themselves off and head to new horizons and worlds at the edge of the universe.

Each volume of Saga has proven to be more volatile and dramatic than the last, and Volume 8 should be no different. Staples’s artwork creates a stunning harmony with Vaughan’s characters and worlds, and this collaboration has only grown stronger with each issue.

Let’s hope that this vibrant and ambitious series still has a long way to go!

Buy it here.


The Cruel Prince (Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black

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Release Date: January 2
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 384 (hardcover)

With The Cruel Prince, Holly Black begins what is sure to be an enthralling and vividly imagined fantasy trilogy.

Jude was only seven years old when her parents were killed and her sisters were taken to live in the High Court of Faerie. A decade later, Jude wants to join them, though many of the cruel fey despise humans like her. Prince Cardan, the youngest son of the High King, is particularly vile.

In order to join the High Court, Jude must stand up to Prince Cardan. In doing so, she enters a world of politics and treachery. Jude must take great risks and forge an alliance to save her sisters, but civil war looms over the Courts of Faerie, threatening to plunge everything into violence.

Holly Black’s charming style and imagination are sure to please both new fans and old in this new trilogy, and that’s why it’s one of our most anticipated fantasy books coming out in 2018.

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Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children #3) by Seanan McGuirenew sci-fi books 2018

Release Date: January 9
Publisher: Tor.com
Pages: 176 (hardcover)

This standalone fantasy for all ages takes readers back to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, a boarding school for children who have been on fantastic adventures and need to be reacclimated to reality.

When Rini finds herself at the Home for Wayward Children, she learns that her mother died before Rini was even born. Not only does Rini have a world to save, but she also has to resolve the paradox of her own existence.

In a world without magic, contradicting Reality is a dangerous thing. Rini must work with her fellow students to bring her mother back before Reality ensures that they both disappear forever.

Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series began with the Hugo- and Nebula-Award-winning Every Heart a Doorway and can be read in any order. However, connections between books will reward observant readers.

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Shroud of Eternity (Nicci Chronicles #2)  by Terry Goodkind

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Release Date: January 9
Publisher: Tor Books
Page Count: 528 (hardcover)

Goodkind’s Shroud of Eternity is the second volume of his latest series from the world of Sword of Truth, following the sorceress Nicci and the prophet Nathan.

With Nathan’s powers lost, Nicci, Nathan, and Bannon must push Norukai slavers out of Renda Bay. They will need Nathan’s magic back, for the fate of the world hangs on this mission.

Following the guidance of the witch Red’s prophecy, they travel to the city hidden behind time, Ildakar. On this journey, they encounter a genetically modified monster and a massive petrified army. Yet more terrors wait for them in the Shroud of Eternity.

For longtime fans of the Sword of Truth as well as newcomers, Shroud of Eternity is sure to be filled with more adventures from two of Goodkind’s most beloved characters.

Buy it here.


Dark State (Empire Games #2) by Charles Stross

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Release Date: January 9
Publisher: Tor Books
Page Count: 352 (hardcover)

British sci-fi legend and Hugo winner Charles Stross brings us the sequel to Empire Games. Like this first book, Dark State takes place in Stross’s brilliant alternate-reality The Merchant Princes series.

Nuclear war between two alternate realities is imminent. Commissioner Miriam Burgeson must try to take out a political player in order to stop the impending destruction.

Stross’s alternate reality universe imagines complex interactions between wildly different timelines and worlds, featuring characters with the rare ability to teleport from one timeline to the other. This latest trilogy is a great place to enter his intricate, multi-genre world.

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Binti: The Night Masquerade (the Binti trilogy #3) by Ndedi Okorafor

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Release Date: January 16
Publisher: Tor.com
Page Length: 208 (paperback)

In the final volume of Ndedi Okorafor’s Hugo- and Nebula-Award-winning Binti trilogy, Binti returns to her home planet to find an ancient rivalry between the Khoush and the violent Meduse resurfacing.

Binti and her friend Mwinyi must convince their people that war is not the solution, but they are opposed by the elders.

The Binti trilogy is an ambitious series packed into three novellas. It won’t take long to get caught up on the story so far before the third book releases!

Buy it here.


Iron Gold (Red Rising #4) by Pierce Brown

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Release Date: January 16
Publisher: Del Rey
Page Count: 624 (hardcover)

Following the success of #1 New York Times Bestseller Morningstar, Pierce Brown continues the story of Darrow, now the weary leader of an army he created in a world thrust into an unintended war.

Iron Gold marks the beginning of a new epic saga in the world of Red Rising. Early reviews of Iron Gold have been overwhelmingly positive. For those new to the series, the first trilogy is a lightning-paced story of war and retribution in a complicated science fiction future — this is the perfect time to dive into the series.

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Senlin Ascends (The Tower of Babel #1) by Josiah Bancroft

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Release Date: January 16
Publisher: Orbit
Page Count: 448 (paperback)

Josiah Bancroft’s debut novel, Senlin Ascends, follows schoolteacher Thomas Senlin and his wife Marya on their honeymoon to the Tower of Babel. But this is no biblical Babel — this massive tower is inhabited by millions of people and is made up of several “ringdoms,” each with their own government and societal norms.

Thomas and Marya aren’t at the tower for two hours before becoming separated, and Thomas soon learns that the chances of finding someone in the Tower are slim. Thomas, however, is loyal to a fault and not easily discouraged, and so we follow him on his journey up the Tower to find his wife, if she’s still alive.

Senlin Ascends was originally self-published, but was recently picked up by Orbit for publication. Thomas Senlin is a fantastic protagonist for his cold logic and endless optimism, despite the cruelty and failure he endures in his journey. Bancroft’s writing is beautiful without being flowery, and his worldbuilding makes an otherwise ridiculous premise feel immersive and vivid. The sequel, The Arm of the Sphinx, releases on March 13, and the third and final volume may be released in 2018 as well.

Buy it here.


The Sky is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith

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Release Date: January 23
Publisher: Hogarth
Page Count: 464 (hardcover)

In what is sure to be one of the boldest debut novels of next year, Chandler Klang Smith has created a dystopian city on Empire Island where a pair of dragons constantly lurk in the sky.

When things become dangerous and unstable, three denizens of the futuristic metropolis seek refuge together as they make their way toward the center of the city. Threats of corruption, cults, and worse lurk in the streets and in themselves.

This powerfully human story of survival will give us a look at a bizarre and mysterious setting. It isn’t often that a premise as unusual as this comes along, and when you pair that with the fact that its title sounds like the name of a 007 film, it’s one of our most anticipated new sci-fi books of 2018.

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The King of Bones and Ashes (Witches of New Orleans #1) by J. D. Horn

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Release Date: January 23
Publisher: 47North
Page Count: 352

This first book in a new trilogy from J. D. Horn introduces Alice Marin, who has just been released from an asylum after being placed there by her family. She’s a witch, and she finds the world quickly losing its magic, threatening to destroy an entire world of witches. Witches throughout New Orleans are disappearing mysteriously, and Alice is determined to understand why and save magic before it vanishes completely.

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Reign the Earth (The Elementae #1) by A. C. Gaughen

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Release Date: January 30
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Page Count: 448 (hardcover)

This new series from A. C. Gaughen introduces Shalia, who has surrendered her freedom to become Queen of the Bone Lands. In her domain, the Elementae (individuals who possess the powers of the elements) are distrusted and are often subjected to torture.

Things get tricky when Shalia learns that she herself is an Elementae who can command the earth. Her husband despises the Elementae, and her brother is at the head of a rebellion — Shalia must make an impossible choice that can only lead to a sacrifice.

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February 2018 Sci-fi/Fantasy Books:

Into the Fire (Vatta’s Peace #2) by Elizabeth Moon

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Release Date: February 6
Publisher: Del Rey
Page Count: 480 pages

Science fiction genius Elizabeth Moon’s newest series, Vatta’s Peace, marks her return after a ten year hiatus. The second book in the series, Into the Fire, follows Kylara Vatta as she leads a team of crash survivors on an arctic island. While there, they discover a strange base that holds secrets about a strange organization, the planets government, and Ky’s own family.

It’s fantastic news that Moon is writing again, and this latest series is a great place to start if you’ve never read her before.

Buy it here.


Gunpowder Moon by David Pedreira

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Release Date: February 13
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Page Count: 304 pages

In 2072, the moon’s helium-3 is a valuable resource in the effort to save a dying Earth. After a bomb kills a miner, the moon becomes more dangerous than it already was. Caden Dechert runs the U.S. mining operation on the moon, and he is determined to figure out who is responsible for the attack. During his investigation, Dechert uncovers a secret that threatens to spark war on the moon and endanger the planet.

Don’t miss out on this political space thriller.

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The Armored Saint (The Sacred Throne #1) by Myke Cole

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Release Date: February 20
Publisher: Tor.com
Page Count: 208 (hardcover)

Myke Cole (author of The Shadow Ops series) is making his first step into epic fantasy, and we couldn’t be more excited.

The Armored Saint introduces a world where magic is forbidden by the Order because, simply put, any magic use risks opening a portal to hell. One girl, Heloise, knows firsthand what evils the Order is capable of and dares to oppose them.

Epic fantasy doesn’t have to be long — just epic. With The Armored Saint coming in just over 200 pages, it’s sure to be a powder keg of action, which is why it”s one of our most anticipated new fantasy books of 2018.

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A Time of Dread (Of Blood and Bone #1) by John Gwynne

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Release Date: February 20
Publisher: Orbit
Page Count: 512 (paperback)

From the world of The Faithful and the Fallen quartet comes a new series, Of Blood and Bone.

The Ben-Elim are warrior angels who once defeated by a demon army and now rule over the Banished Lands. Their rule is harsh, and there are signs that the demons may be gaining strength.

A trapper named Drem finds corpses affected by dark magic, while Riv, a young and frenetic soldier from the south, discovers a schism within the Ben-Elim.

These two characters hold powerful knowledge that may affect the future of the Banished Lands. Dark forces are gathering, and an ancient conflict is just on the horizon.

John Gwynne is sure to recapture the magic of his fantastic world with a fresh cast of characters in this new saga, and that’s why this is one of our most anticipated fantasy books of 2018.

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Fire and Bone (Otherborn #1) by Rachel A. Marks

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Release Date: February 20
Publisher: Skyscape
Page Count: 414

Sage is eighteen and homeless on the streets of Los Angeles. When she and her friend Ziggy are invited to a party with the promise of food and a hot shower, Sage discovers a world of gods and goddesses — the Otherworld. On top of that, Sage herself is apparently the daughter of a Celtic goddess. Sage must quickly find her footing in a world of magic, alliances, and glamour.

Buy it here.


March 2018 Sci-fi/Fantasy Books:

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi

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Release Date: March 6
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Page Count: 544 (hardcover)

Children of Blood and Bone, the debut novel from 23-year-old Tomi Adeyemi, is going to be a big one.

In Orïsha, magic was once everywhere. Zélie Adebola remembers a day when magic was a part of everyday life, but those days are past.

Now, she has one chance to bring magic back. With the aid of a princess turned against her own monarchy, Zélie will overcome a world of danger and spirits while learning to master her own powers.

This highly anticipated debut is also being adapted for film. Here’s to hoping it’s the next big thing!

Buy it here.


Good Guys by Stephen Brust

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Release Date: March 6
Publisher: Tor Books
Page Count: 320 (hardcover)

Stephen Brust (known for the Vlad Taltos series) has a new standalone coming next spring, and it sounds like a blast.

Donovan is shot multiple times by a cop for being black — but it doesn’t kill him, because he is unusual.

After this experience, he is revived by The Foundation, an organization that trains individuals with unique abilities. The Foundation is highly secretive, yet they pay their employees minimum wage. There’s something off about this society for people with powers.

Don’t miss out on the first standalone from Brust in two decades.

Buy it here.


Lake Silence (The Others #6) by Anne Bishop

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Release Date: March 6
Publisher: Ace
Page Count: 416 (hardcover)

Set in the same world as The Others, Anne Bishop introduces divorcee Vicki DeVine, who owns a resort in Lake Silence. Though the town is filled with humans, it is not controlled by them — the Others (vampires and other paranormal beings) are in charge.

When a dead body is found by a tenant, Vicki finds herself the primary suspect, even though the conditions of the murder suggest that no human could have been responsible. Things get dangerous quickly as Vicki and her friends seek answers in dangerous places.

Fans of Bishop’s The Others series are sure to enjoy this standalone novel, and new fans will find it to be a great introduction to Bishop’s fantastic world.

Buy it here.


American Gods Volume 1 (Graphic novel) by Neil Gaiman, Craig Russell, and Scott Hampton

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Release Date: March 13
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Page Count: 208 (hardcover)

That’s right — Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is being adapted as a graphic novel. The Starz adaptation has already done the book justice, but a graphic novel adaptation of the classic American(ish) fantasy is just as exciting.

There will be three volumes in total in beautiful hardcover editions.

Buy it here.


The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

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Release Date: March 13
Publisher: William Morrow
Page Count: 336 (hardcover)

What would happen if every thought, emotion, and idea were instantaneously shared through a massive international network? What would a global society built upon this look like? And what would happen if this network vanished?

That is exactly what happens in Nick Clark Windo’s close-to-home sci-fi, The Feed. Kate and Tom had kept their use of the Feed to a minimum while it existed — but when their six-year-old daughter vanishes in a world suddenly disconnected, they must use whatever means and resources they can to find her.

The world is filled with disease and danger overnight, and people change when their lives are changed in such a fundamental way. Don’t miss out on this terrifying, near-future sci-fi tale of family, humanity, and massive change.

Buy it here.


April 2018 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Books:

Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor #2) by Mark Lawrence

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Release Date: April 3
Publisher: Ace
Page Count: 432 (hardcover)

The bestselling author of Prince of Thorns Mark Lawrence brings us the sequel to Red Sister, once again following the life of Nona Grey.

In the Convent of Sweet Mercy, Nona must decide which order to dedicate her life to. Will her life be one of devotion and study, or one of killing?

The girl with a bloody past must find her own way in a complicated world that threatens to pull her apart.

Lawrence is sure to deliver with this follow-up to fan-favorite Red Sister.

Buy it here.


The School for Psychics (The School for Psychics #1) by K. C. Archer

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Release Date: April 3
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Page Count: 368 (paperback)

This debut novel introduces a world much like our own, but with an underworld of people with special abilities.

Twenty-eight-year-old Teddy Cannon is one of those people, but it takes her some time to figure this out. She has always had a keen sense of the thoughts and emotions of other people. Only when a tip from a mysterious stranger sends her to the School for Psychics does she begin to understand herself.

The story features a cast of characters with a variety of supernatural abilities in a world steeped in mystery and darkness. If Archer can pull of the “Harry-Potter-for-adults” trick, this new series might end up right next to Lev Grossman’s Magicians trilogy on the shelf.

Buy it here.


Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller

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Release Date: April 17
Publisher: Ecco
Page Count: 336 (hardcover)

In Blackfish City, A self-sustaining floating city in the Arctic Circle is home to thousands of people. Though it is filled with engineering marvels and a tenacious population, Blackfish City is beginning to crumble. When a strange woman riding an orca arrives in the city, she sets in motion a desperate resistance to save the city from itself.

Though Miller takes on some of the bigger issues faced by the world, he also examines his characters and their personal struggles intimately. Blackfish City is sure to be a captivating examination of struggles small and large in a frighteningly plausible future.

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Head On (Lock In #2) by John Scalzi

Release Date: April 17
Publisher: Tor Books
Page Count: 336 (Hardcover)

Sci-fi legend John Scalzi returns to the world of Lock In with a standalone story of the dangerous world of technology-driven sports. Hilketa is a high-stakes game in which players attempt to decapitate one another and carry their opponent’s severed head through the goalposts. It’s brutal and violent — but the players remain safe while their “threeps”, highly agile robot bodies, do the fighting for them. It’s hugely popular, and large fortunes are exchanged over the sport.

The sport takes a dark turn when a star athlete is killed. Two investigators are called in to examine the crime, and they find themselves pulled into the dark world of the massively popular sport of Hilketa.

With a premise like that, it will be hard to stay away from this near-future crime thriller.

Buy it here.


May Books:

Only Human (The Themis Files #3) by Sylvain Neuvel

Release Date: May 1
Publisher: Del Rey
Page Count: 352

The Themis Files trilogy comes to a close with Only Human, picking up 10 years after the cliffhanger ending to Waking Gods, following in the series’ tradition of time skips.

The Themis Files began with Rose Franklin’s discovery of a massive metal hand buried in South Dakota. She and her team discovered the scattered parts that were assembled to create the mysterious robot Themis. Twenty years later, Dr. Rose Franklin, returns to an Earth in danger after spending ten years on another world.

Neuvel tells this ambitious sci-fi saga through several interviews, which allows him to capture events on a global scale and from a variety of perspectives. Despite this, he still manages to create memorable characters and a narrative full of powerful moments.

Buy it here.


Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries #2) by Martha Wells

Release Date: May 8
Publisher: Tor
Page Count: 160 (hardcover)

Murderbot earned its name in a massacre that it can’t recall with much clarity. It knows that it can be lethal, and in order to discover the answers to its past, Murderbot returns to the mining facility where it lost control.

Martha Wells is sure to deliver another sci-fi adventure filled with moral dilemmas… and killing.

Buy it here.


Wrath of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder #2) by Brian McClellan

Release Date: May 15
Publisher: Orbit
Page Count: 656 (hardcover)

Set in the same world as his bestselling Powder Mage trilogy, this follow up to Sins of Empire presents a young country in a state of unrest and chaos. Our heroes, Lady Flint, Michel Bravis, and Ben Syke, are battling threats to their county on all sides.

McClellan’s Powder Mage books introduced an unusual “flintlock fantasy” setting that feels fresh and fast-paced compared to a more traditional medieval world. If you’re a fan of Brandon Sanderson’s worldbuilding and magic systems, don’t skip McClellan’s latest fantasy series.

Buy it here.


June 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books:

A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #4) by Sabaa Tahir

Release Date: June 12
Publisher: Razorbill
Page Count: 464 (hardcover)

The fantasy genre needs more ancient Rome, and Sabaa Tahir’s bestselling An Ember in the Ashes quartet delivers.

The third installment in the series brings us back to the Empire, threatened by an inevitable war.

While Helene Aquilla and Emperor Marcus desperately try to support a fragile Empire, Laia of Serra is in the East fighting the real threat — the Nightbringer. And Elias Veturius has surrendered his freedom to become Soul Catcher, but this decision may have consequences for all of humanity.

With this stakes higher than ever, A Reaper at the Gates will be an explosive installment in Tahir’s critically acclaimed series.

Buy it here.


Starless by Jacqueline Carey

Release Date: June 12
Publisher: Tor
Page Count: 592 (hardcover)

From legendary fantasy author Jacqueline Carey comes a standalone adventure set in a new world.

Starless introduces a world of royalty, astronomical events, prophecies, and evil gods. At the center of it is Khai, who is tasked with protecting the princess Zariya, who was born at the exact same moment as Khai. The court of the Sun-Blessed is a menagerie of intrigue and danger, and Khai must act carefully to protect his soul’s twin.

With destruction looming, Khai and Zariya must trust unlikely allies before a great evil spreads across the world.

The fantasy genre could use more epic standalones. If anyone can pull it off, it’s Jacqueline Carey.

Buy it here.


July 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books:

The Calculating Stars (The Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal

Release Date: July 3
Publisher: Tor Books
Page Count: 384 (paperback)

Set in the same world as her Hugo-Award-winning Novella, The Lady Astronaut of Mars, Mary Robinette Kowal invokes the retro style of Ray Bradbury in this historical space sci-fi.

When a meteorite wipes out Washington D.C. in 1952, the U.S. government (for obvious reasons) collapses and Earth becomes a dangerous place to live. The space race takes on a new meaning as humanity desperately tries to find a new home, looking to nearby celestial bodies.

Elma York is a mathematician and pilot who wants nothing more than to become the first Lady Astronaut. Societal norms would prefer if she didn’t, but Elma is highly qualified and highly determined.

The Lady Astronaut series is a departure for Kowal (known for her Glamourist Histories novels), but her skilled writing and memorable characters are sure to make it an exciting ride.

Did I say Lady Astronaut series? Yes, I did — the second novel comes out less than two months later, on August 23. If you want to get a headstart, you can find the award-winning short that inspired the series here.

Buy The Calculating Stars here.


Age of War (Legends of the First Empire #3) by Michael J. Sullivan

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Release Date: July 3
Publisher: Del Rey
Page Count: 448 (hardcover)

Michael J. Sullivan (author of Riyria Revelations) is known for writing a series in its entirety before publishing the first novel, and he’s done it again with his Legends of the First Empire series. This allows him to flesh his ideas out before publishing, and you don’t have to worry about the series going unfinished.

His latest series takes place thousands of years before the events of Riyria Revelations. This third installment is due in May, and the next one won’t be far off.

Buy it here.


Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Release Date: July 10
Publisher: Del Rey
Page Count: 256 (hardcover)

Naomi Novik (author of Uprooted) brings us another retelling, this time drawing from the tale of Rumpelstiltskin to create a fresh story.

Miryem’s father has lent out most of his wealth and his wife’s dowry, and Miyrem takes it upon herself to collect her family’s money. She discovers that she has a knack for this, but her talent draws unwanted attention and soon finds herself in a dangerous predicament.

Novik’s Uprooted was wonderfully written and imagined, and I’m sure Spinning Silver will be no different.

Buy it here.


Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers #3) by Becky Chambers

Release Date: July 24
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Page Count: 400 (paperback)

Becky Chambers knows how to come up with a book title! Following The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and A Closed and Common Orbit, this book takes us  back to the Galactic Commons for another standalone novel.

The Exodus Fleet is the craft that carried humanity out of our solar system and into the Milky Way. It was the home to many generations, though the original adventurers never made contact with any of the aliens in the galaxy. Their descendants did, however, and some even chose to remain on the vessel that carried humankind away from Earth.

Record of a Spaceborn Few is the story of several individuals who call the Exodus Fleet their home and their reasons for staying, or leaving, the Exodus Fleet.

Chambers has created a massive, diverse, and thriving galaxy filled with wonderful characters and stories. Don’t miss out on the next installment in her Wayfarers series.

Buy it here.


August 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books:

Bloody Rose (The Band #2) by Nicholas Eames

Release Date: August 28
Publisher: Orbit
Pages: 560 (paperback)

This standalone fantasy is set in the same world as Nicholas Eames’ rowdy and hilarious Kings of the Wyld from 2017.

In a world where mercenaries are essentially rock stars, Tam Ashford is a bartender at the local pub who is tired of listening to other people’s stories of adventure.

When the world’s most renowned mercenary band gives Tam the chance to escape, she seizes it, leaving behind her humdrum life for one of danger, adventure, and glory.

Eames’s fast-paced and comedic style are an absolute blast. Don’t miss out on another rockin’ adventure from the world of Kings of the Wyld.

Buy it here.

Check out more of August’s new sci-fi & fantasy books here.


October Books:

The Monster Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade #2) by Seth Dickinson

Publisher: Tor Books
Release Date: October 30 (expected)

The sequel to the outstanding The Traitor Baru Cormorant is due next fall. Seth Dickinson’s debut novel follows Baru Cormorant, a young woman whose people have nearly been destroyed by the Empire of Masks. Rich in intrigue and worldbuilding, this powerful novel stands well on its own, but the sequel is more than welcome. Hopefully the cover is as dazzling as the first. According to Rising Shadow, it’s slated for October 30, 2018.


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