Below, a sampling of forthcoming titles in ongoing fantasy, alt history, and space adventure series.
Wall of Night #3: Daughter of Blood
Helen Lowe (Harper Voyager, Jan. 2016)
Prophesies, courtly intrigue, and missing heroes abound in the fight to save an embattled race from its ancient enemy.
A Crown for Cold Silver #2: A Blade of Black Steel
Alex Marshall (Orbit, May 2016)
A legendary general comes out of retirement to seek vengeance when her village is destroyed.
Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury, May 2016)
YA fantasy loosely inspired by Beauty and the Beast, in which a young woman must find a way to break a curse to be with the one she loves. As yet untitled.
The Veiled Empire #2: Shadow of the Void
Nathan Garrison (Harper Voyager, May 2016)
A band of heroes rebel against an oppressive empire.
The Broken Earth #2: The Obelisk Gate
N.K. Jemison (Orbit, Aug. 2016)
An environmentally themed apocalyptic fantasy is set on a world with a single continent.
Alternate History and Historical Fantasy
Electric Empire #2: The Devious Dr. Jekyll
Viola Carr (Harper Voyager, Oct.)
The daughter of Dr. Henry Jekyll operates as a forensic investigator while coping with her own secondary identity as Lizzie Hyde, who yearns for an independent existence.
Ring of Fire #20: 1635: A Parcel of Rogues
Eric Flint (Baen, Jan. 2016)
A West Virginia town is sent back in time from the year 2000 to Germany in the 1630s, radically changing the course of history.
Clash of Eagles #2: Eagle in Exile
Alan Smale (Del Rey, Mar. 2016)
The Roman Empire survives long enough to invade North America in the 13th century.
Temeraire #9: League of Dragons
Naomi Novik (Del Rey, May 2016)
The Napoleonic Wars are reimagined with intelligent dragons used for aerial combat; concludes the series.
The Hot War #2: Fallout
Harry Turtledove (Del Rey, June 2016)
The series that began with July 2015’s Bombs Away, in which nuclear war breaks out in the 1950s, continues.
Imperial Radch #3: Ancillary Mercy
Ann Leckie (Orbit, Oct.)
In the far future, the last survivor of a warship battles an expansionist empire; concludes the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Clarke Award–winning trilogy.
Lunar Chronicles #5: Winter
Marissa Meyer (Feiwel & Friends, Nov.)
YA science fiction featuring characters inspired by various fairy tales—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Snow White—who battle an evil queen; concludes the series.
Linesman #2: Alliance
S.K. Dunstall (Ace, Feb. 2016)
Interstellar travel relies on so-called linesmen—people who control lines of energy—and one is the only person capable of communicating with a mysterious alien spaceship.
Poseidon’s Children #3: Poseidon’s Wake
Alastair Reynolds (Ace, Feb. 2016)
The trilogy that begins 150 years in the future, when Africa is the world’s dominant technological power, and follows humanity’s progress through the galaxy over centuries, concludes.
Red Rising #3: Morning Star
Pierce Brown (Del Rey, Feb. 2016)
A man rebels against the color-coded caste system of a dystopian future Mars; concludes the trilogy.
Expanse #6: Babylon’s Ashes
James S.A. Corey (Orbit, June 2016)
Humanity colonizes first the solar system and then more far-flung planets.
Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers #2: A Night Without Stars
Peter F. Hamilton (Del Rey, July 2016)
Aliens enlist a human to infiltrate a dangerous, ancient construct at the core of the galaxy.