New releases: From The Terraformers to McDevitt’s Village in the Sky and Tchaikovsky’s Children of Memory. These are the 6 most anticipated new sci-fi books of January 2023
The Infinite, House at the End of the World and Village in the Sky. From epic planetary sci-fi to space opera, puzzling mysteries to horror – these are the latest and most anticipated new sci-fi books in January.
New Sci-Fi Books in January 2023
The Fevered Winter
1 Jan 2023 (TBC)
We don’t know much about the fourth book in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Origin series – least what the cover looks like! The award-winning YA author’s been quite tight-lipped about this one. But we do know it was originally slated for a mid-Covid 2021 release and held back – reportedly due to the plot involving a global pandemic and the author presumably not wanting to offend people. Anyway, we’ll be keeping an eye out for Armentrout‘s The Fevered Winter.
Genre Young Adult (YA), Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, Aliens
Author Jennifer L. Armentrout | Home Martinsburg, West Virginia, US
Publisher Tor Teen
The House at the End of the World
24 Jan 2023
Embattled artist Katie lives ensconced in her fortress-like island home when a terrible secret from a nearby island turns her world upside down. And soon Katie’s embroiled in a terrifying battle against an omnipresent terror that might just threaten to bring about the end of the world. Discover it in Dean Koontz’s new book, The House at the End of the World.
Genre Science Fiction Horror, Thriller
Author Dean Koontz | Home born Everett, Pennsylvania; lives Newport Coast, California, US
Publisher Amazon Publishing | Buy it
24 Jan 2023
The third and final book in Ada Hoffmann’s The Outside series sees the chaos-ravaged planet Jai in dire peril. But a new prophecy claims Yasira Shien can save everyone by sacrificing herself. And now, as ancient enemies close in, it’s a desperate race to find an alternative in The Infinite.
Genre Science Fiction, LGBTQ
Author Ada Hoffmann | Home Ontaria, Canada
Publisher Angry Robot | Buy it
Village in the Sky
31 Jan 2023
In the 9th instalment of McDevitt’s Alex Benedict series, archaeological crew Alex, Chase, and Gabe travel to the Orion Nebula to investigate newly discovered intelligent life that had simply vanished without a trace, mere months after its first discovery. Only to find something both miraculous and absolutely terrifying. All is revealed in the sci-fi mystery novel Village in the Sky.
Genre Science Fiction, Mystery
Author Jack McDevitt | Home Brunswick, Georgia, US
Publisher Simon and Schuster | Buy it
31 Jan 2023
Probably the most talked about and anticipated novel on this list. Annalee Newitz’s The Terraformers is a sci-fi epic spanning thousands of years during the terraforming of Earth-like planet Sask-E. You have one network analyst discovering a hidden city and making decisions that ripple through the ages. To engineers many generations down the line discovering dark real estate secrets, with desperate planet-altering choices along the way. Plus: humans helped by moose, mole rats and cyborg bovine – check out The Terraformers.
Genre Science Fiction, Epic, Speculative, Sci-fi Fantasy, Adult, LGBTQ
Author Annalee Newitz | Home born Irvine, California, US
Publisher Tor Publishing Group | Buy it
Children of Memory
31 Jan 2023
In the third instalment of Tchaikovsky’s Children of Time series, life is tough for the people of Heorest Holt’s new human colony, established elsewhere after earth’s apparent downfall. Much technological knowledge has been lost, but humans survive. Until a highly-advanced new threat appears, throwing everything into jeopardy. Can Holt’s granddaughter Liff save the colony? Find out in Children of Memory.
Genre Science Fiction, Space Opera, Science Fiction Fantasy, Space, Adventure
Author Adrian Tchaikovsky | Home born Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire; lives Leeds, UK
Publisher Orbit | Buy it
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