Head below for the full list of sci-fi titles awaiting you in March!
Keep track of all new SFF releases here. All title summaries are taken and/or abstracted from the copy provided by the publisher. Release dates are subject to change.
First week (March 1)
stars and bones (A Continuation Novel) – Gareth L. Powell (Titan)
Seventy-five years from today, the human race has been cast from a dying Earth to roam the stars in a vast fleet of arks, each shaped by its inhabitants into a diverse and fascinating new environment, with its own rules and eccentricities. When her sister goes missing responding to a mysterious alien distress call, Eryn insists on joining the crew sent to find her. What she discovers about Candidate-623 is both terrifying and deadly. When the menace pursues her to the fleet and people start dying, she is tasked with searching for a legendary recluse who may well hold the key to humanity’s survival.
Second week (March 8)
No new titles.
Third week (March 15)
The Kaiju Preservation Society — John Scalzi (Tor Books)
When COVID-19 sweeps through New York, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, who works at what he calls “an animal rights organization.” Tom’s team needs a last minute grunt to handle things on their next visit to the field. Jamie, eager to do anything, signs immediately. What Tom doesn’t tell Jamie is that the animals his team cares for aren’t here on Earth. Not our Earth, at least. In an alternate dimension, massive dinosaur-like creatures named Kaiju roam a warm, human-free world. They are the biggest and most dangerous pandas in the universe and they are in trouble. It’s not just the Kaiju Preservation Society that has found its way to the alternate world. Others too. And their negligence could cause the death of millions of people on our Earth.
memory legion (The Expanse) – James SA Corey (Orbit)
On Mars, a scientist is experimenting with a new engine that will one day become the engine that powers humanity’s journey through the stars. On an asteroid station, a group of prisoners are unaware of the catastrophe that awaits them. On a future Earth beset by overpopulation, pollution and poverty, a crime boss is desperate to find a way off the planet. In an alien world, a human family struggles to establish a colony and make a new home. All of these stories and more are featured in this must-have collection set in the challenging world of The Expanse.
Week 4 (March 22)
realms of death (Sun Eater #4) – Christopher Ruocchio (DAW)
Hadrian Marlowe is trapped. For nearly a century, he has been the Emperor’s guest, constrained to the role of adviser, prisoner of his own legend. But the war is changing. Humanity loses. The Cielcin swarm through human space from the fringes, choosing their targets with cunning precision. The Grand Prince Syriani Dorayaica unites their clans, forging them into an army and a threat unlike any humanity has ever seen. And the Empire is alone. Now the Emperor has no choice but to entrust Hadrian Marlowe, once his favorite knight, with one more impossible task: travel across the galaxy to the Commonwealth of Lothrian and convince them to join the war. But all is not as it seems, and Hadrian’s journey will take him far beyond the Empire, beyond the Commonwealth, incredibly far behind enemy lines.
Fifth week (March 29)
The weather — Andrew DeYoung (lighthouse)
Jacob Elliot doesn’t want a temp job in the Delphi Enterprises mailroom, but after two post-graduate years of unpaid internships and living in his parents’ basement, he needs work. Then, on the first day, the unthinkable happens: poisonous gas descends on a meeting in Delphi’s outdoor amphitheater, killing all of the regular employees and leaving Jacob stranded inside the sprawling office complex. Wandering through Delphi’s headquarters, Jacob finds other survivors: Lauren, the disillusioned classics student who now writes online personality quizzes; Swati, the fitness instructor trying to escape a toxic relationship; and Dominic, the business school student who will do almost anything to get ahead. Stranded in the rubble of the company that employed them, temps band together to create a miniature world that’s part of spring break and office culture, until a shocking discovery disrupts the self-made paradise of survivors and pushes them to uncover the truth about the mysterious corporation that employed them and the apocalypse that ended their world.
Star sweep (Astra Black #1) — Maurice Broaddus (Tor Books)
The Muungano Empire strove and struggled to form a utopia when it broke away from the old land. Free themselves from the endless wars and oppression of their home planet in order to shape their own future and create a vast coalition of city-states that stretched from Earth and Mars to Titan. With the wisdom of their ancestors, the leadership of their elders, the power and vision of their scientists and warriors, they have paved the way to a better future. But the old powers could not allow them to prosper and have now set in motion new plots to destroy everything they have built. In the coming fire, they will face their biggest fight yet. Amachi Adisa and other young leaders will compete for the power to galvanize their people and chart the next course for the empire. Fela Buhari and his elite unit will take the fight to regions unknown to human eyes, but no amount of training will be enough to bring them all home. Stacia Chikeke, captain of the Cypher spaceship, will face enemies across the stars and in her own ship, as she searches for the answers that could save them all.
Until the last of me (Take them to the stars #2) — Sylvain Neuvel (Editions Tordotcom)
The first rule is the most important: always run, never fight. For generations, Mia’s family has shaped human history to push them to the stars. It’s 1968 and she’s about to find her destiny, ready to launch the first humans into space. But she can’t take them to the stars, not quite yet. His opponent is hot on his trail, the future of the planet hangs in the balance, and obeying the First Rule is no longer an option. For the first time in a hundred generations, Mia’s family will have to choose to hold their own, risking not only their lineage, but the future of the human race.