All-new Spider Wars, Sanderson’s Defiant and Murderbot Diaries – these are the most exciting new sci-fi books in November 2023
Dead stars, the last kids on Earth and perilous journeys – from space adventures to retellings and dystopian survival – these are some of the most anticipated new releases among the sci-fi books of November 2023.
Complete with titles, release dates, authors, synopsis and links to pre-order and buy your favourite new fantasy book releases right now, as you like…
New & Unique Sci-Fi Books of November 2023
The Dead Stars
Adam Christopher, 7 November 2023
In the thrilling conclusion to the Spider War trilogy, the crew of the U-Star Manhattan faces an ominous fate in the interstitial abyss. As they vanish one by one, the mysterious purpose of their mission unfurls. Alone in this eternal void, they must confront the unknown, forging a gripping narrative that defies the boundaries of our universe. With time running out, they race to uncover the truth that could spell salvation or ultimate destruction in The Dead Stars.
Genres Science Fiction, Adventure
Author Adam Christopher Home North-West England
Publisher Tor Books | Buy on Amazon
The Last Kids on Earth and the Monster Dimension
Max Brallier, 7 November 2023
The world’s fate teeters on the brink as the last surviving youngsters scramble to thwart a catastrophic event. Thrull’s sinister designs threaten unimaginable chaos, but Jack’s newfound power holds a glimmer of hope. With the clock ticking, the epic quest takes an otherworldly turn as they journey to the perilous monster dimension, where answers and salvation may await. Will their courage and newfound abilities be enough to avert disaster and secure a future free from darkness? Find out in The Last Kids on Earth and the Monster Dimension.
Genres Horror, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Author Max Brallier Home Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Viking Books for Young Readers | Buy on Amazon
Richard Morgan, 9 November 2023
Prepare for an adrenaline-pumping return with Hakan Veil, the ultimate Overrider. He’s engineered to handle interstellar disasters with precision, but when the crisis is over, downtime is a different story. Exiled to Mars after a mission gone awry, he brought stability to the tumultuous Red Planet. Now, just when he craves peace, a new catastrophe unfolds. Veil’s anger smoulders as he’s thrust into the heart of chaos once more in Gone Machine.
Genres Science Fiction, Cyberpunk Science Fiction
Author Richard Morgan Home Scotland
Publisher Gollancz | Buy on Amazon
Martha Wells, 14 November 2023
Book 7 in The Murderbot Diaries. In the wake of Network Effect’s tumultuous events, the Barish-Estranza corporation deploys rescue ships and additional SecUnits to a precarious new colony. However, ethics remain a foreign concept in corporate agendas. Barish-Estranza won’t depart empty-handed, even if it means claiming an entire colony as their prize. But something’s amiss with Murderbot, straying from its usual operational norms. With persuasive SecUnits on Barish-Estranza’s side, it’s a race against time for Murderbot to self-diagnose and protect those in danger. Amidst the chaos, it’s up to Murderbot to become whole again in System Collapse.
Genres Science Fiction, Science Fiction Adventure
Author Martha Wells Home Fort Worth, United States
Publisher Tordotcom | Buy on Amazon
The Godhead Complex
James Dashner, 14 November 2023
Book 2 in The Maze Cutter series. Sadina and the islanders embark on a perilous journey to Alaska, seeking the mysterious Godhead. But this divine trinity, now led by Alexandra, is fractured, concealing profound secrets that blur the lines of morality. Isaac and Sadina are separated after a shattering revelation, while Minho grapples with his crumbling beliefs. Sadina’s discovery in The Book of Newt intensifies her quest. Isaac and Old Man Frypan learn unsettling truths about the supposed immunity of the immunes, as the world evolves dangerously in The Godhead Complex.
Genres Science Fiction, Dystopia, Young Adult
Author James Dashner Home Rocky Mountains, United States
Publisher Akashic Media Enterprises | Buy on Amazon
Brandon Sanderson, 21 November 2023
Book 4 of Skyward. Spensa’s journey through the space between stars has altered her, revealing secrets about her Cytonic abilities. The Superiority continues its quest for galactic dominance, and while Skyward Flight has gathered allies and held off Winzik, humanity’s fate hangs by a thread. Spensa must harness the knowledge she gained in the Nowhere to defeat this powerful foe. Yet, being Cytonic proves more complex than she imagined. As she faces tough choices, Spensa grapples with the sacrifices required for victory, even if it means losing herself and her friends in Defiant.
Genres Young Adult Science Fiction, Young Adult Space Opera, Survival
Author Brandon Sanderson Home Utah, United States
Publisher Delacorte Press | Buy on Amazon
Catherynne M Valente, 21 November 2023
The Metagalactic Grand Prix is back in book two of the Space Opera series, and Earth’s fate is on the line. Amidst a contest that’s part gladiator battle, part beauty pageant, and part concert spectacle, the civilizations opposing humanity are conspiring to eliminate the newcomers. As the stakes soar, will humanity be able to rise to the occasion once again? Find out in New York Times bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente’s Space Oddity.
Genres Science Fiction, Space Opera, Humor
Author Catherynne M. Valente Home Maine, United States
Publisher S&S/Saga Press | Buy on Amazon
Warrior of the Wind
Suyi Davies Okungbowa, 21 November 2023
In the second book of The Nameless Republic series, Lilong and Danso, scarred by their escape from Bassa, seek refuge in a vagabond colony. But safety is fleeting. A new bounty endangers all, while whispers of magic tempt the power-hungry. Lilong is determined to safeguard the Diwi, an ibor heirloom, from Esheme’s grasp. Their homeward journey brims with peril – twists, treachery, and mysterious foes in Warrior of the Wind.
Genres Science Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Adventure
Author Suyi Davies Okungbowa Home Ontario, Canada
Publisher Orbit | Buy on Amazon
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