Happy New Year 2019

SFBook would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

2019 looks to be an important year for science fiction. There are some promising stories on the horizon while we are hoping that the science fiction genre should continue to be accepted more broadly. We may even see some work from George R.R. Martin or Patrick Rothfuss, although I wouldn't count on it. There are a few big films coming out - not least with Star Wars Episode 9, Avengers End Game and Alita Battle Angel.

Blade Runner, The Running Man and Akira are all set in 2019 and although we haven't seen replicants or flying cars we do seem to be drifting towards the world of the Running Man - if it continues we will have to rename our "dystopian" sub-genre area as non-fiction.

2019 also marks 20 years of SFBook and you can expect to see some improvements (and celebrations) during the course of the year.

Just some of the Books we are looking forward to this year include (dates may be subject to change):



  • 1st - The Fall of Io by Wesley Chu
  • 8th - The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
  • 10th - Shadow Captain by Alastair Reynolds
  • 10th - The Hod King by Josiah Bancroft
  • 15th - Rewrite: Loops in the Timescape by Gregory Benford
  • 17th - The Wall by John Lanchester
  • 17th - Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
  • 22nd - Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
  • 24th - The Last by Hanna Jameson



  • 5th - The Spirit of Science Fiction by Roberto Bolaño
  • 5th - Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond 
  • 7th - Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation edited by Ken Liu
  • 7th - Our Child of the Stars by Stephen Cox 
  • 9th - Corax Lord of Shadows by Guy Haley
  • 11th - Stormsong by C. L. Polk
  • 12th - The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
  • 12th - All Roads End Here by David Moody
  • 12th - The Test by Sylvain Neuvel
  • 14th - Alita: Battle Angel by Pat Cadigan
  • 19th - The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark
  • 19th - The Afterward by E.K. Johnston
  • 21st - No Way by Simon Morden
  • 28th - The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie
  • 28th - More Walls Broken by Tim Powers
  • 28th - Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James



  • 1st - A Soldier and a Liar by Caitlin Lochner
  • 2nd - Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston
  • 5th - Famous Men Who Never Lived by K. Chess
  • 5th - The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O’Meara
  • 5th - Infinite Detail by Tim Maughan
  • 7th - The Best of R.A. Lafferty by R.A Lafferty
  • 7th - Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
  • 7th - Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh
  • 9th - Ancestral Night by Elizabeth Bear
  • 12th - The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson
  • 19th - The Perfect Assassin by K.A. Doore
  • 19th - Return of the Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  • 19th - The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley
  • 19th - Radicalized by Cory Doctorow 
  • 19th - Permafrost by Alastair Reynolds
  • 19th - The Magnificent Nine (Firefly) by James Lovegrove and Joss Whedon
  • 21st - The True Queen by Zen Cho
  • 21st - Luna: Moon Rising by Ian McDonald
  • 21st - From Divergent Suns by Sam Peters
  • 28th - Tiamat's Wrath by James S.A. Corey



  • 1st - Motherland by Lauren Beukes
  • 1st - One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence
  • 1st - The Passengers by John Marrs
  • 2nd - The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling
  • 4th - The Crying Machine by Greg Chivers
  • 4th - Cage of Souls by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • 4th - A Memory called Empire by Arkady Martine
  • 16th - Knight by Timothy Zahn 
  • 16th - Perihelion Summer by Greg Egan
  • 16th - A Time of Blood by John Gwynne
  • 23rd - Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse
  • 25th - A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher
  • 30th - The Waste Tide by Chen Quifan (Translated  by Ken Liu)



  • 7th - Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang
  • 7th - Empire of Grass by Tad Williams
  • 7th - Octavia Gone by Jack McDevitt 
  • 7th - Lanny by Max Porter
  • 7th - Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
  • 14th - Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • 14th - Last Tango in Cyberspace by Steven Kotler 
  • 14th - The Obsoletes by Simeon Mills
  • 30th - Walking to Aldebaran by Adrian Tchaikovsky



  • 4th - Darkness on the Edge of Town by Adam Christopher
  • 6th - Limited Wish by Mark Lawrence
  • 11th - Fall, or Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson
  • 18th - Empress of Forever by Max Gladstone
  • 18th - The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull
  • 25th - The Iron Dragon’s Mother by Michael Swanwick
  • 27th - The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang



  • 9th - Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
  • 9th - Dark Age by Pierce Brown
  • 16th - The Redemption of Time by Baoshu (Translated by Ken Liu)
  • 16th - This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
  • 16th - Earth by Ben Bova
  • 25th - The Last Astronaut by David Wellington
  • 25th - Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn 



  • 14th - Robot Army by Simon Curtis
  • 20th - The Cruel Stars by John Birmingham
  • 22nd - Hierophant by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • 24th - The Buried Dagger by James Swallow



  • 3rd - Agency by William Gibson
  • 5th - The City we Became by N.K Jemisin
  • 10th - The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  • 10th - Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  • 12th - World Engines by Stephen Baxter
  • 24th - The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz



  • 15th - Curious Toys by Elizabeth Hand
  • 24th - The Rosewater Redemption by Tade Thompson
  • 31st - Things We Say in the Dark by Kirsty Logan
  • 31st - Cerberus Unleashed: Blood & Fire by James Barclay
  • 31st - The Lonely Guide to Rough Planets by (Former Ambassador) Floyd by Nate Crowley



  • 5th - The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
  • 26th - Invisible Sun by Charles Stross
  • 28th - Starsight by Brandon Sanderson
  • 28th - Reborn by Sarah Lotz

This list is by no means exhaustive. If there is any books not listed here you'd like to see included, we will be putting together a more comprehensive article soon, so get in touch and let us know.