Top 5 Upcoming Releases in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Top Five Upcoming Releases
The new year is always full of tantalizing new books, and 2015 is no exception. My to read list is getting longer by the day!

My top 5 most anticipated new releases, for February to April:

Book Cover for City of Savages by Lee KellyCity of Savages – Lee Kelly
A dystopia grounded in the real world, in a future post-war Manhattan that’s all too easy to visualize. The brutal actions of a city trying to survive make for a fast-moving plot. But it’s the relationship between two sisters and their makeshift family that make this dystopia sound hopeful, despite the bleakness. City of Savages comes out February 4 from Saga Press.

Book Cover for Touch by Claire NorthTouch – Claire North
For some, a second novel from the author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, one of last year’s literary science fiction darlings, may be an auto buy. For me, the promise of a fluid gender identity provides the hook, as the POV character changes bodies from one person to the next and assumes each identity fully. Touch comes out February 24 from Orbit.

Book Cover for The Water Knife by Paolo BacigalupiThe Water Knife – Paolo Bacigalupi
I love Bacigalupi’s YA dystopia style, and I’m looking forward to reading one of his adult novels. As a Colorado resident, the story line hits close to home, as Bacigalupi shows as an American Southwest fighting for dwindling water resources. The Water Knife comes out March 5 from Orbit.

Cover of Bones and All by Camille DeAngelisBones and All – Camille DeAngelis
Coming of age with cannibalism, in a story that’s part horror and part too strange to classify. This one’s been getting great reviews and sounds like one I have to read for myself. I’m looking forward to a dark, twisted tale and a unique leading lady. Bones and All comes out March 10 from St. Martin’s Press.

Book Cover for An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa TahirAn Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir
An epic fantasy standalone based on Ancient Rome, with a smattering of other mythologies thrown in for good measure. It boasts strong leads, who don’t end up in a romance, and there’s nary a love triangle in sight! This one’s been getting great buzz and I hope it lives up to the hype. An Ember in the Ashes comes out April 28 from Razorbill.

What new releases are you most looking forward to? Answer here, or post on your own blogs and drop a link in the comments.

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6 thoughts on “Top 5 Upcoming Releases in Science Fiction and Fantasy

  1. I am looking forward to Mira Grant’s third book in her Parasitology trilogy, Chimera. She creates a wonderful world, has a great reason for Zombies, and has a lovely cast of characters. It won’t come out until the end of the year, though, since Symbiont came out the end of last year. But still looking forward to it!

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      • Yes! I love LOVE Newsflesh. I’m not a fan of Zombie books, to be honest, but those wouldn’t let me go.

        How they compare: Newsflesh is from the outside, after the plague has happened, and the world is altered and how it has. I really like the siblings, too. Parasitology is from the inside, from one of the “zombies,” and shows how it happens and explains why it’s happening. Both of them are really well thought out, and both have perfectly good scientific explanations for what is going on.

        I like that both are the same premise, and yet so completely different from each other that there’s no question that she really did all that research about how things would work, etc., for each one. I really enjoy both series, although of the two, I will probably read Newsflesh again before Parasitology. I just like George better than Sal.

        I don’t think Parasiteology is YA. Sal is well beyond teens, probably late twenties, if I were to guess. Well… no. Sally was. Sal is not quite that old. Which will make sense when you read it.

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  2. Heather says:

    This has to be the most anticipated book for me this year:
    Armada: A Novel
    Jul 14, 2015
    by Ernest Cline

    I really adored Ready Player One, and this will be his second novel after that book.

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