Sci-Fi Month

Sci-Fi Month 2015: Recent & Upcoming Releases


This post is part of Sci-Fi Month 2015, a month long event to celebrate science fiction hosted by myself and Over the Effing Rainbow. You can view the schedule here, follow the event on Twitter via the official @SciFiMonth Twitter account, or the hashtag #RRSciFiMonth.

One of the most exciting parts of book blogging is being able to easily keep up with recent and upcoming releases, thanks to links with publishers. Here are some of my most anticipated science fiction releases that have either come out in the past few months, or will be on our shelves some time within the next few.

The Aeronaut’s Windlass (The Cinder Spires #1) by Jim Butcher

The Aeronaut's Windlass

I have not yet read anything by Jim Butcher, although I have been recommended his Dresden Files series many times, and the first book in the series was recently chosen for Sci-Fi Book of the Month by my Goodreads book group. Yet his newest work, The Aeronaut’s Windlass, appeals to me more than any of his other works. It sounds a little Firefly-esque, and I’m drawn to anything that reminds me of the series. It is also a steampunk novel, which is a genre I intend to read more of. And finally, I do tend to judge books by their covers – and I really love this one.

The Aeronaut’s Windlass was published in September 2015 by Orbit | Goodreads

Speak by Louise Hall


Not only does Speak cover the topic of Artificial Intelligence, which has recently peaked my interest even more due to the film Ex Machina, but it also covers several hundred years in time. I really love the idea of this – there are so many novels featuring AI set in the future, but what about the past? I even broke my Netgalley ban (got to get that ratio up to 80%!) so I could download this, especially as I was auto-approved… in fact, by the time this has been posted, I may have even read the book – I just can’t wait!

Speak will be published in February 2016 by Orbit | Goodreads

The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker

The End of the World Running Club

The title of this book, The End of the World Running Club, immediately caught my attention. It’s a post-apocalyptic/dystopian novel with a bit of a twist – the protagonist is a slob, a useless husband and father, who has to embark on a journey across the United Kingdom to rescue his family. I really don’t feel like it will be a typical post-apocalyptic type novel, with a protagonist who struggles to do the things in day-to-day life.

The End of the World Running Club will be published in May 2016 by Random House | Goodreads

As well as my top three releases, I’m also looking forward to these:
Planetfall Sleeping Giants The Hive Construct

Which sci-fi releases are you looking forward to?


14 thoughts on “Sci-Fi Month 2015: Recent & Upcoming Releases”

  1. I have nearly bought the Hive construct a couple of times. I think the reason I haven’t is I have mixed feelings on previous winners of the Terry Pratchett prize and have become wary.
    But the idea sounds great so I might just take the plunge at some point.

    1. It certainly sounds interesting! I may now have a copy of Speak, although I won’t be reading it for this month as it’s far too early for a review!

  2. I’ve read The Aeronaut’s Windlass and really liked it. I didn’t get a Firefly vibe from the book though. I’m doing the Angry Small Planet Read Along and I’m reminded of Firefly as I read it. I haven’t heard of the other books so I’ll have to find out more about them!

    1. Good to hear that you enjoyed it – I have heard quite mixed things to be honest, especially from people who’ve read Butcher’s Dresden series.

  3. I haven’t read Butcher either although I like the title- Aeronaut’s Windlass, how cool is that- and I would probably start there as well. It appeals to me more than the urban fantasy, I think…

    1. It does sound cool, right? ๐Ÿ˜€ And yes, to be honest that series appeals more, although a lot of people rave about Dresden Files!

  4. Oh I didn’t know Jim Butcher had started a new series! Loved the Dresden Files back in the day, even the tv adaptation. SPeak also looks really good.
    Only signed up for Sci-Fi Month today, but already had a blast making a list of what to read ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for hosting!

  5. The Dresden Files is amazing, love them!

    I have Speak and the Hive Construct but I probably won’t get them read this month.

    I have The End of the Month Running Club too, I actually read the first couple of chapters when it was originally a kindle only read and for some reason I never got back to it and as it was part of the Kindle Lending Library I stupidly swapped it for something else, so not making that mistake again.

    Sleeping Giants is living on my kindle too, so many good books, not enough hours in the day!

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