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Posting this again cause previous thread went missing after forum upgrade.



Publishing info collected from Amazon,Amazon UK,and a few publisher catalogues.I will keep updating this list regularly.


City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett
This Census-Taker by China Miéville
Medusa's Web by Tim Powers
The Pagan Night by Tim Akers
Stiletto by Daniel O'Malley
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
Daughter of Blood by Helen Lowe
Roadside Magic by Lilith Saintcrow
Staked by Kevin Hearne
Early Riser by Jasper Fforde
Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan
The Girl on the Liar's Throne by Den Patrick
The Beauty of Destruction by Gavin Smith
Ancestral Machines by Michael Cobley
Zero-G by Rob Boffard
Eleanor by Jason Gurley
Jericho by Alex Gordon
Broken Hero by Jonathan Wood
The Last Weekend by Nick Mamatas
Drake by Peter McLean
Steal the Sky by Megan E. O'Keefe
Who Wants to Be the Prince of Darkness? by Michael Boatman
Judged: The Blackhart Legacy by Liz de Jager
Starbound by Dave Bara
The Night Voice by Barb and J. C. Hendee
Midnight Taxi Tango by Daniel José Older
The Brimstone Deception by  Lisa Shearin
Graveyard by William C. Dietz
The Last Dream Keeper by Amber Benson
Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim by Brian Michael Bendis & Neil Kleid


Son of the Morning by Mark Alder - US edition
Chains of the Heretic by Jeff Salyards
Fall of Light by Steven Erikson
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Those Below by Daniel Polansky
Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner
The Medusa Chronicles by Alastair Reynolds & Stephen Baxter
Poseidon's Wake by Alastair Reynolds - US
Down Station by Simon Morden
Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
Forget Me Not by Claire North
Kingfisher by Patricia A. McKillip

Version Control by Dexter Palmer
Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab
The Silver Tide by Jen Williams
13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough
The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
Empire V by Victor Pelevin
Strife's Bane by Evie Manieri - UK edition
The Reaction by Helena Coggan
Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre
Funeral Games by Jay Allan
Jani and the Great Pursuit by Eric Brown
The Guns of Ivrea by Clifford Beal
Graft by Matt Hill
The Conclave of Shadow by Alyc Helms
Good Girls by Glen Hirshberg
Bigfootloose and Finn Fancy Free by Randy Henderson
Revisionary by Jim C. Hines
The Alchemy of Chaos by Marshall Ryan Maresca
Winterwood by Jacey Bedford
Grave Visions by Kalayna Price
Dreaming Death by J. Kathleen Cheney
Alliance: A Linesman Novel by  S. K. Dunstall
The Reburialists by J. C. Nelson
Alight by Scott Sigler
A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly
Phantom Effect by Michael Aronovitz

The Spider's War by Daniel Abraham
The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar
The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley
The Immortal Throne by Stella Gemmell
Eagle in Exile by Alan Smale
Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
Marked In Flesh by Anne Bishop
Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire
War Factory by Neal Asher
Snakewood by Adrian Selby
Into Everywhere by Paul McAuley
The Mortal Tally by Sam Sykes
The Stars Askew by Rjurik Davidson
Javelin Rain by Myke Cole
Blood and Fire by James Barclay
The City of Woven Streets by Emmi Itäranta
The Blood of the Hoopoe by Naomi Foyle
The Cold Between by Elizabeth Bonesteel
The Black Disc by David Ramirez
World of Water by James Lovegrove
Psycho: Sanitarium by Chet Williamson
United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas-Liu
Blood Red City by Justin Richards - US
Battlestorm by Susan Krinard
Transgalactic by James Gunn
World's End by Will Elliott
The Lyre Thief by Jennifer Fallon
Arkwright by Allen Steele
The Brotherhood of the Wheel by R. S. Belcher
Character, Driven by David Lubar
Shadow and Flame by Gail Z. Martin
Dragon Wizard by S. Andrew Swann
The Courier by Gerald Brandt
Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer
Jupiter Rising by Zachary Brown
Borderline by Mishell Baker
Grim Tidings by Caitlin Kittredge

Leviathan's Blood by Ben Peek
Tyrant's Throne by Sebastien de Castell
The Fall of the Dagger by Glenda Larke
The Edge of Worlds by Martha Wells
Dancer's Lament by Ian C. Esslemont
Dead Man's Steel by Luke Scull - US
Visitor by C. J. Cherryh
Fellside by M. R. Carey
The Fireman by Joe Hill
Thunderbird by Chuck Wendig
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
The Family Plot by Cherie Priest
Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter
Burned by Benedict Jacka
A Time of Torment by John Connolly
Long Dark Dusk by James P. Smythe
Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Tales From the Kingdoms: Poison, Charm, Beauty by Sarah Pinborough
Strife's Bane by Evie Manieri
reV: The Third Machine Dynasty by Madeline Ashby
Strangely Beautiful by Leanna Renee Hieber
Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis
A Shadow All of Light by Fred Chappell
The Dead Stars by Adam Christopher
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Legacy of the Demon by Diana Rowland
Death's End by Cixin Liu
In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan
Nightstruck by Jenna Black
Company Town by Madeline Ashby
The Demonists by Thomas E. Sniegoski
Arena by Holly Jennings

Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay - UK

League of Dragons by Naomi Novik
The Wolf in the Attic by Paul Kearney

A Blade of Black Steel by Alex Marshall
The Swallow's Tower by Andrzej Sapkowski
King of Ashes (working title) by Raymond E. Feist
The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey
Nettle King by Katherine Harbour
Stranger of Tempest by Tom Lloyd
Idle Hands: The Factory Trilogy Book 2 by Tom Fletcher
Dark Paths by Markus Heitz
Second Lives by Scott K. Andrews
Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen
Resurgence by Kerry Wilkinson
The Summon Stone by Ian Irvine
The False Admiral by by Sean Danker

The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay

Son of Night by Mark Alder - UK edition
The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence
Dead Fire: Parts One and Two by Ian Graham
The Ember in the Ashes by Antoine Rouaud
Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill
The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief by Lisa Tuttle

The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan - UK
Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi

Assassin's Fate (working title) by Robin Hobb
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter

Crosstalk by Connie Willis
Luna: Volume 2 by Ian McDonald
The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

A Plague of Swords by Miles Cameron
The Wield by Dan Abnett
Destiny's Conflict (Wars of Light & Shadow #10) by Janny Wurts
The Revenant Express by George Mann
The Prince of Glass by Karen Miller

The Dragon House by Elspeth Cooper

Fair Rebel (Castle #5) by Steph Swainston
The Thousand and One by Saladin Ahmed - UK

Tentative publication dates:


The Thorn of Emberlain (Gentleman Bastard #4) by Scott Lynch - 2016

Babylon's Ashes by James S. A. Corey - summer 2016
The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams - Spring 2016
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer - 2016
Ancestral Night by Elizabeth Bear - late 2016
Spellbreaker by Blake Charlton -  US pub date in May/June 2016
Untitled First Law short story collection by Joe Abercrombie - 2016
Untitled (Series: Goddess of the Empire #1) by Brian McClellan - August 2016
The Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor - autumn 2016
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch - summer 2016

Unknown publication dates:

The Winds of Winter by George R. R. Martin
The Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss
The Unholy Consult by R. Scott Bakker
Endlords by J. V. Jones (tentative title; was supposed to be published in 2015 but has been "pushed back")
A King in Cobwebs (Durand Col #3) by David Keck

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Are those UK dates? A few of those are slated to hit the U.S. In The fall and haven't been delayed from what I know.


Which one's ? Most of these are US dates since majority of SFF comes from Tor/DAW/Ace/Roc etc.


The titles tagged with 'UK' means only UK publications.

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This is a really great list; I'm very impressed. Here are a few more scheduled for 2016:


January: Path of Gods by Snorri Kristjansson [US release]

March: The Second Death by Teresa Frohock [eBook only]

June: Flameout by Keri Arthur

November: Belle Chasse by Suzanne Johnson

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New Acquisition: THE WAKING FIRE by Anthony Ryan



Pleased at long last to announce my new series ‘The Draconis Memoria’, the first volume of which – ‘The Waking Fire’ – will be published by Ace/Roc in the US and by Orbit in the UK in July of 2016. Many thanks to my agent Paul Lucas of Janklow & Nesbit, my editors at Ace – Jessica Wade and Susan Allison, and my UK editor James Long for all their hard work in making this happen. The Orbit press release can be viewed here. Below is the full text of the Ace press release:


New York, NY, July 22, 2015—Ace Books, an imprint of the Berkley Publishing Group, will publish The Draconis Memoria, a new fantasy series from New York Times bestselling author Anthony Ryan. Ace acquired North American and translation rights to three books from Paul Lucas at Janklow & Nesbit, and the series has been sold in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, and the United Kingdom, where Orbit will publish. Ace will release the first novel in the series, The Waking Fire, in hardcover in July 2016


Anthony Ryan began his career as a self-publishing sensation with the release of Blood Song, the first novel in The Raven’s Shadow trilogy. Sales began to rise and caught the attention of former Berkley Vice President and Editorial Director Susan Allison, who quickly acquired the trilogy and released Blood Song in hardcover in July 2013. The subsequent novels, Tower Lord (Ace, July 2014) and the recently-released Queen of Fire (Ace, July 2015), became New York Times bestsellers. To date, The Raven’s Shadow trilogy has been published in fifteen countries, and over 200,000 copies of the novels have been sold worldwide.


The Waking Fire is set in a vibrant new world where the blood of drakes—creatures similar to dragons—is valued beyond reckoning, and can be distilled into elixirs that grant fearsome powers to those who are “blood-blessed.” The novel follows an unregistered blood-blessed as he searches for an elusive variety of drake so potent, its capture would mean unrivalled riches; the second in command of a blood-burning ironclad ship; and a young woman in a lifelong contract to a trading syndicate, whose espionage mission places her on the front lines of a newly declared war. As empires clash and arcane mysteries reveal themselves, these characters are tested again and again and soon discover that the fate of the world rests on their shoulders.




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NEW ADVENTURE FANTASY FROM ORBIT: Hope & Red by Jon Skovron will be publishing in the summer of 2016.



We pre-empted a manuscript a few months ago that we read and loved instantly. The reads were unanimous — it was perfect!!  It reminded us of Brent Weeks’s original Night Angel Trilogy, mixed with a drop of Scott Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora and the brilliant characterizations of Brandon Sanderson.   But to be honest, we just fell in love with the characters, HOPE & RED. Red is a thief — and Hope is a trained warrior.  Their meeting — and their adventures will become a legend. . .

So we are over the moon to introduce you to a new author in the adult world, Jon Skovron and his novel, HOPE & RED, which we will be publishing in the summer of 2016.


In a fracturing empire spread across savage seas, two young people from different cultures find common purpose.


A nameless girl is the lone survivor when her village is massacred by biomancers, mystical servants of the emperor. Named after her lost village, Bleak Hope is secretly trained by a master Vinchen warrior as an instrument of vengeance.


A boy becomes an orphan on the squalid streets of New Laven after drugs and disease take the lives of his bohemian parents. He is adopted by one of the most notorious women of the criminal underworld, given the name Red, and trained as a thief and con artist.


When a ganglord named Deadface Drem strikes a bargain with the biomancers to consolidate and rule all the slums of New Laven, the worlds of Hope and Red come crashing together, and their unlikely alliance takes them further than either could have dreamed possible.




What is HOPE & RED about?


HOPE & RED takes place in an archipelago of islands called The Empire of Storms, with warrior monks, pirates, gang lords, science mages called biomancers, and a fair amount of monsters, violence, and mayhem. But as the title implies, this is ultimately a story about Hope and Red. They both lose their parents at a young age. Both are taken in by unconventional mentors who encourage them to transgress society, but in very different ways. Red is taught to become a thief and con artist in the urban slums, where he is fiercely loyal to his adopted neighborhood of Paradise Circle. Hope is secretly trained on a remote island as a warrior in an elite order that has specifically banned women. She seeks vengeance against the biomancer who murdered not only her parents, but her entire village.


When the biomancers team up with the gang lord of Paradise Circle to consolidate power, Hope and Red’s worlds come crashing together, resulting in a quest for justice that leads them all the way to the imperial palace.

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From Tor.com:


Coming Spring or Summer 2016


The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde


A novella-length high fantasy.


“The kingdom in the Valley has long sheltered under the protection of its Jewels and Lapidaries, the people bound to singing gemstones with the power to reshape hills, move rivers, and warp minds. That power has kept the peace and tranquility, and the kingdom has flourished. Jewel Lin  and her Lapidary Sima may be the last to enjoy that peace.

The Jeweled Court has been betrayed, and as screaming raiders sweep down from the mountains and Lapidary servants shatter under the pressure, the last princess of the Valley will have to take up a strength she’s never known. If she can assume her royal dignity, if Sima can master the most dangerous gemstone in the land, they may be able to survive.”


Coming Summer 2016


Spiderlight by Adrian Tchaikovsky


A novel-length sword and sorcery tale.


“The Church of Armes of the Light has battled the forces of Darkness for as long as anyone can remember. The Great Prophecy has foretold that a band of misfits, led by the High Priestess Dion will defeat the Dark Lord Darvezian, armed with their wits, the blessing of the Light and a fang belonging to the spider queen.Their journey will be long, hard and fraught with danger. Allies will become enemies; enemies will become allies. And the Dark Lord will be waiting…

This book has it all—some fantastic set pieces and a wonderful cast of characters. All the usual suspects are there in our band of merry travelers: the High Priestess, the Mage, the Warriors, the Thief, and the Giant Spider.”

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Spring 2016


The Apocalypse Ark by Peter Roman [this is the third book in the Cross series]: "You think you know the story of Noah and the ark? Think again. In the Cross books, Noah is God’s jailer and the ark is the prison that houses all of God’s mistakes. But now Noah has gone mad and is going to end the world by raising a certain Sunken City. It’s up to Cross and his friends to stop him, if they can."

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From Tor.com: I’m thrilled to be able to announce that Tor.com has commissioned Andy Remic to write a trilogy of dark fantasy novellas set in the trenches of World War I. Book 1—A Song for No Man’s Land—comes out next February, to be followed shortly after by Return of Souls and The Iron Beast.

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The Malice, which is the sequel to Peter Newman's The Vagrant, will be published next year: "Natasha Bardon, in her first acquisition for Harper Voyager, has acquired world english rights in debut SFF duology THE VAGRANT and THE MALICE by Peter Newman, from Juliet Mushens at The Agency Group London. Set in a futuristic world, yet heavily influenced by fantasy, this is a thoroughly compulsive debut full of corrupted knights and fallen sky-ships, and the mysterious figure that walks apart from all of them. Voyager will publish THE VAGRANT in hardback in Spring 2015, with THE MALICE following a year later."

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Berkley Trade Spring 2016 catalog

NAL Trade Spring 2016 catalog

Blurb for David Anthony Durham's The Risen - A Novel of Spartacus:

A historical novel of one of the most storied uprisings of classic times by an emerging master of the genre.

From the author of Pride of Carthage, the superb fictional rendering of Hannibal's epic military campaigns against Carthage's archenemy Rome, comes the perfect follow-up: an equally superb novel of the legendary gladiator Spartacus and the vast slave revolt he led that came ever so close to bringing Rome and its supposedly invincible legions to its knees. No one brings more verve, intelligence, and freshness to the perennially commercial sword-and-sandals genre than David Anthony Durham.

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Anyone dare to offer an over/under date for just learning the release date for either Winds, Unholy Consult, or Doors of Stone?  Whichever comes first?  Will I get a release date on any of these before January 2016?

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