Star Wars, Wild Massive and The End and the Death, plus 6 more of the most anticipated new releases of sci-fi books of February 2023
Jedi Knights. AI slaves, treacherous sons and time-honoured curses. From speculative sci-fi fantasy to dystopian thrillers and space operas – these are some of the most anticipated new sci-fi books of February 23.
New Sci-Fi Books in February 2023
7 February 2023
Prepare for a breakneck, genre-bending ride through countless worlds with Scotto Moore’s trademark wildly imaginative fiction and wit. Carissa is a bit of an elevator-hermit who’s content to just travel between the floor-worlds of the infinite Building, never actually visiting any. But when a mysterious stranger intent on saving many worlds lands on top of her elevator, she’s forced into the Wild Massive network of equally bewildering, shall we say… theme parks? In Wild Massive.
Genres Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adult, Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction Fantasy
Author Scotto Moore | Home Seattle, US
Publisher Tor Publishing Group | Buy it
Encore in Death
7 February 2023
Something different: The 56th book in the Eve Dallas In Death series, the romantic murder-mystery-style Encore in Death sees detective Eve called to a Hollywood celebrity couple’s A-lister event after the husband dropped dead after raising a toast. Problem is the drink was intended for his wife, and with so many attendees, staff and servers in one place, it’s quite a task figuring out who planted the poison. Not to mention Eve’s aversion to the limelight amongst all these glitterati in JD Robb’s Encore in Death.
Genres Science Fiction, Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Mystery Thriller, Adult, Crime
Author JD Robb | Home born Boonsboro, Maryland, US
Publisher St. Martin’s Press | Buy it
World Running Down
14 February 2023
Prolific artist and self-publisher Al Hess brings a story of a dystopian Utah salvager who faces salt pirates to eke out a living and dreams of one day making it to Salt Lake City where the transgender medical procedures he needs are accessible. And he gets just such a chance, but in order to make his dreams come true, he has to do the unconscionable: destroy his found family and betray sentient AIs into a life of slavery in World Running Down.
Genres Science Fiction, LGBTQ, Adult, Dystopia, Post Apocalyptic
Author Al Hess | Home US
Publisher Angry Robot | Buy it
The Tyranny of Faith
14 February 2023
In the second book in Richard Swan’s Empire of the Wolf series, Sir Konrad Vonvalt returns from battle to a capital city in the throes of a rebellion stirring against the Emperor. And, charged with locating the Empire’s kidnapped prince, Vonvalt and allies Helena, Bressinger and Sir Radomir must head south to face the templar knights – and a perhaps more terrifying dark power than any could have imagined in The Tyranny of Faith.
Genres Fantasy, Adult, Epic Fantasy, Science Fiction Fantasy
Author Richard Swan | Home born Yorkshire, UK; lives Sydney, Australia
Publisher Orbit | Buy it
Star Wars: The Battle of Jedha
14 February 2023
Part of the multimedia Star Wars: The High Republic project, The Battle of Jedha follows on from 2022’s Convergence. Jedi travel to the moon of Jedha, a place where the Jedi are just one of many factions who study the force. But their presence here stirs trouble, perhaps big enough to ignite a war that could engulf the whole galaxy. (You might remember the battle of Jedha from the Star Wars movie Rogue One; see it from a new angle in the all-new Star Wars: The Battle of Jedha.
Genres Star Wars, Science Fiction, Adult, Space Opera, Canon
Author George Mann | Home born Darlington; lives Lincolnshire, UK
Publisher Random House Worlds | Buy it
14 February 2023
Part love story, part tech thriller, Hopeland is a picaresque novel that starts with two people who meet during the London riots. But their love cannot be because he is “cursed”, and they are doomed to circle each other at a distance for years through events that shape the 21st century and their manifold ties to one family in Ian McDonald’s Hopeland.
Genres Science Fiction, Historical Fiction
Author Ian McDonald | Home born Manchester, lives Belfast, Ireland
Publisher Tor Books | Buy it
21 February 2023
In this sci-fi retelling of the Sophoclean (441 BC Greek) story Antigone, the heroine (by the same name) and her siblings are taken in by her militant uncle Kreon, who takes her father’s throne after the death of her parents. But Antigone soon realises the siblings are here more as captives than family, Ad it’s time to test the strength of their gilded cage in Veronica Roth’s Arch-Conspirator.
Genres Science Fiction, Fantasy, Retellings, Adult, Dystopia, Mythology, Science Fiction Fantasy
Author Veronica Roth | Home born New York; lives Chicago, US
Publisher Tor Publishing Group | buy it
28 February 2023
The 10th book in the Hell Divers series, Fallout sees the aftermath of a traitorous nuclear explosion in Brisbane threatening the few remaining hell divers and human castle-settlements in the area, while carnivorous vines strike in Panama, betrayal rocks the Vanguard Islands and lethal radiation seeps out to destroy the last vestiges of humanity in Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s Fallout.
Genres Science Fiction, Dystopia, Pot Apocalyptic, Technothriller
Author Nicholas Sansbury Smith | Home Iowa, US
Publisher Blackstone Publishing | Buy it
The End and the Death: Volume I
28 February 2023
And for something a little less traditional, legendary comic book writer Dan Abnett is releasing a hardcover version of the 8th book in the Warhammer 40,000 The Horus Heresy series. for Games Workshop. Horus Lupercal, aka the Warmaster, has defeated the legions protecting the empire. And now, with the gates flung open, there is nothing that can stop him from doing what he came for – to end the tyranny, to murder the emperor, his father. This is it, The End and the Death.
Genres Science Fiction, Space Opera, Space Fleet, Adventure
Author Dan Abnett | Home Kent, UK
Publisher Games Workshop | Buy it
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