The future is dark.
Or rather, the future of science fiction and fantasy book covers is dark, as you can see by scrolling through my list of my most anticipated SF and fantasy reads of the next several months. (I swear, I wasn't in a bad mood when I picked the books. In fact, I'm ecstatic.)
But the reading future is bright indeed, and bursting with fresh new talent. A good percentage of these upcoming books are from debut authors bringing their own voices and ideas to a field that revels in new voices and ideas.
Read on for ten books publishing from March through May that have caught our attention.
The Wolf (Under the Northern Sky) by Leo Carew - First-time author Carew crafts a military and political fantasy set in the cold north, with one kingdom struggling to fight off its bigger, wealthier southern neighbor. Publishers Weekly gave The Wolf a starred review, saying, "Gripping and ambitious...twisty in its political maneuverings, gritty in its battle descriptions, and rich with a sense of heroism and glory." Plus, I really like the cover. (April 3, 2018)
And keep your eyes open for these new books in established series: Traitorborn by Amy A. Bartol, Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence, Only Human (The Themis Files) by Sylvain Neuvel, Tricks for Free (Incryptid) by Seanan McGuire, Burn Bright (Alpha and Omega) by Patricia Briggs, If Tomorrow Comes by Nancy Kress, and The Wonder Engine (Clocktaur War) by T. Kingfisher.
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