The unknown garden / The celestial vault
Hodder & Stoughton
Not one but two suites The Ninth Metal come out this year. A comet dots the Earth with a new super metallic ore whose discovery changes everything. Released in January and August respectively.
Goliath: a novel
In the 2050s, space colonies provide a safe haven from climate collapse, but only for the wealthy. The others have to find a way to live there. Released in January.
Mickey7 is a disposable human who is sent to colonize dangerous new worlds, a job he is suited for because he can regenerate. After being lost, presumed dead, he meets his successor and they must team up to survive. Released in February.
In the dystopian near future, smartphones have become sex toys and the most popular new social media platform is growing right in your brain. What could go wrong? Released in February.
In this dark fable, a young woman finds a strange map among her father’s belongings after his untimely death. Deadly secrets and speculative Gothic-leaning fiction ensue. Released in March.
Lucy Kissick is a nuclear scientist with a doctorate in planetary geochemistry. His book on the terraforming of Pluto – even as native alien species are discovered – may remind you of Kim Stanley Robinson. Released in April.
Dreams bigger than sorrow
Charlie jane anders (Titan)
Teenage geniuses in space. Book two in a fun and wacky LGBTQ + space opera series that blurs the line between young adults and science fiction. Released in April.
Airships, steampunk, a mysterious artifact, and expeditions gone awry. It’s up to Dr Silas Coade to figure out why. Released in May.
An influential horror comedy billed as A clockwork orange meets RuPaul’s Drag Race. The fun begins when nosebleeds become a fashion trend – and it triggers an uphill battle for credit. Released in May.
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