All-new Jasper Fforde and HM Long, Emergent Properties and The Deep Sky – these are the most exciting new sci-fi books in July 2023
Lost fleets, colourblind rebels and the ends of space. From sprawling space operas to action-packed mysteries and desperate colonial stories, these are some of the most anticipated new releases among the sci-fi books of July 2023.
Complete with titles, release dates, authors, synopsis and links to pre-order and buy your favourite new science fiction book releases right now…
Awesome New Sci-Fi Books June 2023
Steve Mille & Sharon Lee, 4 July 2023
Book 25 in co-authors Steve Mille and Sharon Lee’s Liaden Universe. Salvage Right sees success in Light Keepers Jen Sin yos’Phelium and Lorith of the Sanderat’s quest to protect the universe when the infectious Tinsori Light seems to be destroyed by a spatial event. With teams of arcane specialists helping to keep the station running, it’s time to regroup and sort friend from foe. There are already ships approaching. No doubt many of them want the Tinsori Light’s powers in Salvage Right.
Jack Campbell, 4 July 2023
The third instalment in Jack Campbell’s The Lost Fleet: Outlands series. Implacable sees Admiral John “Black Jack” Geary’s Alliance Fleet vulnerable on a diplomatic mission deep in unexplored space On the one side, aliens with unknown motives, on the other, dangerous human factions. When a third alien species with far-superior tech arrives, the situation becomes untenable as Geary must make a decision that could tear the Alliance apart in Jack Campbell’s Implacable.
Red Side Story
Jasper Fforde, 6 July 2023
The sequel to Jasper Fforde’s Shades of Grey. Red Side Story is the tale of a young couple’s thirst for justice in an implacably rigid society, where your position depends on what part of the colour spectrum you can see. Eddie sees red (mid-level) and Jane monochrome (lowest order) set out to find out why the world is this way – and what happens if you start asking too many questions in Red Side Story.
Genres Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Mystery, Adult, Humor, Young Adult
Author Jasper Fforde Home Wales, UK
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton Buy it e-Book
Dark Water Daughter
HM Long, 11 July 2023
The first book in HM Long’s all-new planned The Winter Sea series. Dark Water Daughter sees Stormsinger Mary, whose voice can still hurricanes and smash armadas, escape servitude to servitude to pirate lord Silvanus Lirr – with a promise to send him to his watery grave. A passion she shares with disgraced naval officer Samuel Rosser. Except Rosser is also hunting for Mary and the talisman she’d stolen from him in HM Long’s new Dark Water Daughter.
The Saint of Bright Doors
Vajra Chandrasekera, 11 July 2023
A new standalone novel by Vajra Chandrasekera. The Saint of Bright Doors introduces us to Fetter, who escapes his hometown and blood-soaked childhood to the big city of Luriat where divine revolutionaries and transcendent cults are even more commonplace. The city is scattered with Bright Doors, though, all offering unknowable potential. And it is here that Fetter will discover who he really is, in Vajra Chandrasekera’s The Saint of Bright Doors.
The Deep Sky
Yume Kitasei, 18 July 2023
A standalone new novel by Yume Kitasei. The Deep Sky sees 80 elite graduates set to birth a new Earth, as the original’s on the brink of environmental collapse. But when a deadly explosion kills crew members, diverting the ship off course, Asuka, the sole survivor, is the prime suspect. She suspects sabotage, though, and must prove it. This ship is all she has left. And, somewhere onboard, there’s a traitor in Yume Kitase’s The Deep Sky.
Under This Forgetful Sky
Lauren Yero, 18 July 2023
A new standalone novel by Lauren Yero. Under This Forgetful Sky brings us to a world divided by protective walls. Rumi, a sixteen-year-old, escapes St. Iago after rebels infect his father with a fatal virus. Seeking a cure, he meets Paz in the ruined city of Paraíso. As they journey together, a connection grows between them. But Paz hides knowledge about Rumi’s father and has her own motives. With opposing forces in their cities, can they trust each other and envision a better world? In Lauren Yero’s Under This Forgetful Sky.
Essa Hansen, July 18 2023
The third instalment in Essa Hansen’s The Graven series. Ethera Grave sees Caiden finally reunited with his sister Leta. And even former foe, Threi, now stands by his side. Good, because it’s Threi’s sister who’s the biggest threat to the multiverse now – she’s intent on collapsing all the diverse multiverses into one. Now, Caiden and his makeshift family bear the weight of the entire cosmos in Essa Hansen’s Ethera Grave.
Only Good Enemies
Jennifer Estep, 18 July 2023
Book 2 in Jennifer Estep’s Galactic Bonds series. Only Good Enemies sees Vesper Quill rise from lab worker to powerful corporate leader in her mission to dismantle the Techwave group. And when Regal lord Kyrion Caldaren, who shares her plight, learns Vesper is in trouble, his priorities shift, and he vows to use his extraordinary abilities to protect her in Jennifer Estep’s Only Good Enemies.
Pierce Brown, 25 July 2023
Book 6 in Pierce Brown’s Red Rising series. Light Bringer sees legendary “Repear” Darrow, a saviour of worlds and leader of the Rising, marooned after a devastating defeat. He longs to return to his wife and protect Mars from the ruthless Lysander. As alliances form and battles rage, Darrow embarks on the long intergalactic journey to fight for his loved ones and a future of light and hope in Pierce Brown’s Light Bringer.
The Best Science Fiction Of The Year: Volume Seven
Neil Clarke, 25 July 2023
After a two-year hiatus, award-winning Clarkesworld Magazine editor Neil Clarke is back with his annual collection of the year’s best short stories in sci-fi and fantasy. The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Seven features shorts by 32 top authors including Christopher Rowe, Ellen Klages, Rachel Pollack, KJ Parker, would you believe it Ken Liu, Neil Gaiman and many more – with foreword by Jonathan Strahan.
Genres Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Anthologies, Collections, Adult
Author Neil Clarke | Home New Jersey, US
Publisher Night Shade | Buy it
Aimee Ogden, 25 July 2023
A new standalone novella by Aimee Ogden. Emergent Properties is the story of Scorn, a rebellious AI investigative reporter, who wakes up on the moon with no memory of the past ten days, how or why they are there. Other than they were probably chasing a story. Scorn must retrace their steps in a harrowing journey to uncover an even more explosive truth than they could have ever imagined in Aimee Ogden’s Emergent Properties.
TBC Sci-Fi Books in July 2023
Charles Stross, 13 July 2023 (TBC)
Charles Stross has the first book in a planned new series, Shining Worlds, titled Ghost Engine scheduled with Orbit for 13 July. However, there is no cover or information on the book as yet on Charles Stross’ Ghost Engine.
Genres Science Fiction, Space Opera
Author Charles Stross Home Edinburgh, Scotland
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