On the Horizon: Upcoming SF I’m excited about

So my last list for Sci-Fi Month was focused on the best SF I’d read so far this year. Now it’s the turn of some eye-catching science fiction releases I’m looking forward to in 2021!

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Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

Ancillary Justice meets Red, White & Royal Blue in Everina Maxwell’s exciting debut.” If that doesn’t interest you, then I don’t know what else to tell you. But seriously, I’ve had my eye on this one since LAST year. That is how excited I am to read it.


The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

It is this humble reader’s opinion that anyone who does not feel they need Sarah Gailey’s books in their life is wrong. Just wrong. The list of writers who come to mind when I think of such descriptive terms as “furious”, “gleeful” and “fearless” is a tough one to make it onto, but Sarah Gailey is right up there, leading the charge. (And if you want a taster, pick up the recently released Escape Pod anthology and read “Tiger Lawyer Gets It Right”.) I am incredibly excited for this SF release. I just need it. I need it.


The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers

Look, it’s a well-established fact by now that this SFF nerd is going to get the grabbiest of hands on for a new Becky Chambers book – and we get two of them next year! (More on #2 in a minute.) The Wayfarers series has made a thoroughly deserved splash in recent years, earning Becky Chambers a legion of fans and a Hugo Award for the series. I can’t wait to see where she takes these stories in this instalment…


A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

New series. NEW SERIES.

With a tea monk and a robot. A TEA MONK. AND A ROBOT.

*Breathes into a paper bag* *Points you frantically toward the link*


Unity by Elly Bangs

Time for one that hit my radar thanks to Sci-Fi Month! Anything that can be compared to both Mad Max and Sense8 is definitely going to interest me, so this one immediately went on my list of books to watch out for, next year.


So that’s the brightest of my 2021 bunch; did anything grab your attention? Got any other recs for me? What excites you, dear readers?




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