Head down below for the full list of sci-fi titles waiting for you in November!
Keep track of all new versions of SFF here. All title summaries are taken and / or summaries from one copy provided by the publisher. Note: Release dates are subject to change.
First week (November 2)
Maybe the stars (Terra Ignota # 4) – Ada Palmer (Tor Books)
In the future, the leaders of the Beehive nations – nations without a fixed location – clandestinely committed nefarious acts in order to maintain a semblance of utopian stability. But the facade could only last so long. Today, war is spreading across the world, shattering old alliances and awakening dormant enmities. All transportation systems are in shambles, causing the tyranny of distance to fracture a long united Earth and threaten to wipe out everything the Hive system has built. Is the key to salvation to stay tied to Earth or, perhaps, to start from scratch in the far reaches of the stars?
Rescue of the Romanovs – Tom Kratman, Monalisa Foster (Baen)
It is the start of 1918, the last year of the greatest war in human history to date. All the belligerents are staggering. Starvation is a pervasive reality, while disease lurks behind the scenes. In Russia, which is no longer a belligerent but quickly sinks into civil war and chaos, an isolated family – a father, a mother, four beautiful young daughters and a courageous but sickly boy – awaits their own fate, shivering and hungry in the dark. , hoping and praying for salvation. Their parents in England have turned their backs. The guards placed on them only torment them. They look to Heaven, but God does not answer. They know they represent a threat to the new regime, a threat which, in time, will be eliminated. But even the strongest fabric has flaws. An escaped prisoner of war, caught, injured and punished, but still very capable, could be one. An airship, surrendered and disorganized after a failed mission in Africa could be another. A German general, taking a wrong turn in his nocturnal walk and suddenly coming face to face with the reality of the monster rising in the east, would be a third. So follow, as the general gives the orders, the prisoner of war raises the men among his comrades, and the airship launches forward, to challenge fate, tear the fabric of time and carry out the rescue of the Romanovs.
Week 2 (November 9)
No new titles.
Week 3 (November 16)
Even more serious mistakes – Charlie Jane Anders (Tor Books)
The woman who can see all possible futures is dating the man who can see the one and only predestined future. A very popular burlesque filmmaker is trained, against his better judgment, to work with a fascist militia, in a context of social collapse. Two friends must embark on an epic quest to capture the weapon that threatens the galaxy, otherwise they will never fulfill their dream of opening a restaurant. The stories in this collection, by their sheer disproportion, achieve a heightened realism unlike any other. Anders proves once again that she is one of the strongest voices in modern science fiction, the writer called by Andrew Sean Greer, “The Guinean of this generation”.
Noor – Nnedi Okorafor (JACKDAW)
Anwuli Okwudili prefers to be called AO. For her, these initials have always meant Artificial Organism. AO never really feltâ¦ natural, and that’s putting it lightly. Her parents spent most of the days before her birth praying for her peaceful passing because even in utero she was âwrongâ. But she lived. Then came the car accident years later that crippled her even more. Yet instead of viewing her odd body as the world sees it as bizarre, unnatural, even the devil’s work, AO embraces all she is: a woman with a ton of major, necessary body enhancements. And then one day she goes to her local market and everything is bad. Once on the run, she meets a Fulani shepherd named DNA and the race against time through the deserts of northern Nigeria begins. In a world where everything is streaming, everyone is watching the “murderess and the terrorist account” and the “wicked woman and the mad man saga” unfold. This rapid and relentless journey of tribe, fate, body and tech wonderland revel in the fact that the future is sometimes not so predictable. Expect what is not accepted.
Kings, queens and colonies – Johnny Worthen (Flame Tree Press)
Almost a millennium after The Unsettling of Old Earth, the new civilized worlds are on the brink of war. The planet Enskari, as an affront to tradition and to the Temple Prophet, placed Zabel, a woman on her throne. With the support of the church, Brandon of Hyrax prepares an armada to subdue Enskari and unite the system under one rule, his own. Meanwhile, a group of Enskaran separatists set off for the system’s last unclaimed world, Tirgwenin. There they will find something strange. Something low and connective, subtle and diffuse. Something foreign. Something really threatening.
You sexy thing – Rambo Cat (Tor Books)
TwiceFar Station is on the edge of the known universe, and that’s how Niko Larson, former Admiral of the Hive Spirit’s Great Military, likes it. Retired and finally freed from the continual war of conquest, Niko and the remnants of his old unit are content to spend the rest of their days working at the restaurant they built together, The Last Chance. But, some wars can never be escaped, and unlike the Hive Mind, some enemies don’t just let the old soldiers go. Niko and his crew are forced to board a sentient ship, convinced it is being stolen, and must survive the machinations of a sadistic pirate king if they hope to even keep the Dream of Last Chance alive.
Termination shock – Neal Stephenson (Harper Voyager)
One man – billionaire restaurant chain mogul and visionary TR Schmidt, Ph.D. – has a big idea to reverse global warming, a blueprint perhaps best described as “elementary.” But will it work? And just as important, what consequences for the planet and all of humanity should be applied? Ranging from the heart of Texas to the Dutch Royal Palace in The Hague, from the snow-capped Himalayas to the sunny Chihuahuan Desert, Termination Shock brings together a disparate group of characters from different cultures and continents who grapple with the real-life repercussions of global warming. climate. Ultimately, he asks the question: would the cure be worse than the ailment? Epic in scope yet from a heart-wrenching human perspective, Termination Shock sounds an alarm, ponders potential solutions and dire risks, and wraps it all in an exhilarating, witty, and spirit-growing speculative adventure.
Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy (Book III: Lesser Evil) – Timothy Zahn (Del Rey)
For thousands of years, the Chiss Ancestry has been an island of calm, a center of power, and a beacon of integrity. It is led by the Nine Reigning Families, whose leadership constitutes a bulwark of stability against the Chaos of the Unknown Regions. But that stability has been eroded by a cunning enemy who eliminates trust and loyalty in equal measure. The bonds of loyalty have given way to dividing lines between families. Despite the efforts of the expansionist defense fleet, the Ascendance draws ever closer to civil war. The Chiss are no strangers to war. Their mythical status in Chaos has been won by conflicts and terrible acts, some long buried. Until now. To secure the future of Ancestry, Thrawn will delve deep into his past, uncovering the dark secrets surrounding the rise of the First Ruling Family. But the truth of a family’s legacy is only as strong as the legend that sustains it. Even if this legend turns out to be a lie. To ensure the salvation of the Ascendant, is Thrawn willing to sacrifice everything? Including the only house he’s ever known?
Week 4 (November 23)
No new titles.
Week 5 (November 30)
Leviathan Falls (The Expanse # 9) – James SA Corey (Orbit)
The Laconian Empire fell, freeing the thirteen hundred solar systems from the reign of Winston Duarte. But the old enemy who killed the door builders is awakened, and the war against our universe has resumed. In Adro’s dead system, Elvi Okoye leads a desperate scientific mission to understand what the door builders were and what destroyed them, even if it means compromising herself and the half-alien children who carry the weight of his investigation. Across the vast systems of humanity, Colonel Aliana Tanaka sets out in search of Duarte’s missing daughterâ¦ and the broken emperor himself. And on the Rocinante, James Holden and his crew struggle to build a future for humanity from the shards and ruins of all that came before. As almost unimaginable forces prepare to wipe out all human life, Holden and a group of unlikely allies discover a last, desperate chance to unite all of humanity, with the promise of a vast galactic civilization devoid of wars, factions. , lies and secrets if they win. But the price of victory can be worse than the price of defeat.