The 19 Most Anticipated Science Fiction And Fantasy Books For 2014
Every year, there's an entire stack of books coming out in the upcoming year; 2014 is no exception, and already, there's a sizable stack of upcoming novels set to come out this year. Here's a list of the Science Fiction / Fantasy novels coming out in 2014 that we can't wait for the most.
The Emperor's Blades, Brian Staveley
Breach Zone, Myke Cole
Annihilation: A Novel, Jeff VanderMeer
The Dark Defiles, Richard K. Morgan
Steles of the Sky, Elizabeth Bear
Peacemaker, Marianne De Pierres
My Real Children, Jo Walton
Skin Game, Jim Butcher
Cibola Burn, James S.A. Corey
The Rhesus Chart, Charles Stross
The Widow's House, Daniel Abraham
The Magician's Land, Lev Grossman
Radiance Catherynne M. Valente
Release Date: August 17th. No cover yet.
A film maker in an alternate history travels throughout an inhabited solar system to document the lives of our nearest neighbors. This book promises to be a "story of love, exploration, family, loss, quantum physics, and silent film."
Valente has written some incredible books, and this one looks like it'll be taking on some very unconventional themes.
Lock In, John Scalzi
The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin
Armada, Ernest Cline
Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie
Release Date: October 7th. No cover yet.
Leckie's debut novel, Ancillary Justice, blew the doors off of the SF community when it was released in late 2013. It's clear Leckie's a writer to watch, and already, her next book (and its sequel, Ancillary Mercy, due in 2015) are high up on our to-buy list.
The Thorn of Emberlain, Scott Lynch
Release Date: November 2014. No exact date yet, no cover yet.
Lynch's 2013 novel Republic of Thieves was delayed for years, but apparently, this one is on track to be published this year. If it's anywhere as good as the three preceding novels in the series, this one should be quite a bit of fun.
Going Grey, Karen Traviss
Release Date: Early 2014 (No exact date yet, no cover yet.)
Set in the near future, this book follows military contractors, experiments, politics and where it all goes wrong.
Traviss is well known for her Star Wars, Halo and Gears of War tie-in novels, as well as her Wess'Har Wars series: she knows how to do kick-ass military SF. Hopefully, we'll see this in stores soon.