27 New Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Well Worth Checking Out In March

27 New Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Well Worth Checking Out In March

Detail from the cover of Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson.Illustration: Tor.com

Spring is almost here, and with it a fresh crop of science fiction and fantasy books to fill your shelves – with stories about werewolves, witches, evil pioneers, psychic living weapons, reluctant superheroes, space travellers, robot angels, rogue princesses, and so much more.

The One: A Cruise Through the Solar System by Eric Klein

A regular dude lands an unexpected dream vacation cruising around the solar system on a fancy new spaceship – but relaxation is not in the cards, as he soon finds himself caught up in both a sinister heist and an assassination plot. (March 1)

Blood of the Four by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon

This epic standalone fantasy takes place in a realm where everyone who isn’t a god or royalty is a slave or a priest. When a power-mad princess schemes an ambitious, disruptive takeover, the tense status quo is thrown into total chaos. (March 6)

Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs

In the latest instalment in the author’s Alpha and Omega series, werewolf companions Charles and Anna are called upon to help a rogue wolf in distress — as well as figure out who or what has been causing unrest in the world of dark magic. (March 6)

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

In this debut fantasy novel inspired by West African folklore, a young woman living in a land without hope must challenge a monarchy that opposes the use of magic — using powers and tapping into feelings she sometimes struggles to control. (March 6)

The Coincidence Makers by Yoav Blum

A man who works as a Coincidence Maker – a top-secret agency that plots, orchestrates, and arranges events that only seem to be random, but are instead designed to specifically manipulate the lives of their targets — gets the toughest assignment of his life. (March 6)

Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins

A king’s five daughters – long separated by differing lifestyles, grudges, sisterly quarrels, and deep dark secrets – must band together and track down a witch with healing powers to save their father and protect his throne when he falls dangerously ill. (March 6)

Good Guys by Steven Brust

Operating just beyond the fringes of our world, the Foundation finds and trains people with special abilities, like a man who survived what should have been a fatal series of police bullets, and a teenage girl with telekinetic powers. Surely such an organisation would only have good intentions like the book’s title says — right? (March 6)

Guardian Angels and Other Monsters by Daniel K. Wilson

Short scifi stories from the author of Robopocalypse about drunks, the end of the world, children of the future, robot angels, and more, all with connecting themes about artificial intelligence. (March 6)

The Hunger by Alma Katsu

Everybody knows about the Donner Party, the real-life wagon train that infamously turned to cannibalism when they were unexpectedly snowed in and their rations ran out. But what if, as this book imagines, there was something supernatural that also played a part in that fateful journey? Something evil, perhaps? (March 6)

If Tomorrow Comes by Nancy Kress

The author’s hard science fiction series based on her 2015 Nebula-winning novella Yesterday’s Kin continues with the sequel to Tomorrow’s Kin, as humankind has built a spaceship to follow the aliens that visited Earth a decade prior. But the journey is not what they expect, and neither is their destination. (March 6)

Lady Henterman’s Wardrobe by Marshall Ryan Maresca

In this second book in the author’s fantasy series, a pair of outlaw brothers and their ragtag crew face both street-level violence and oppression from sleazy nobles as they try to protect their suspiciously fire-prone neighbourhood from obliteration. (March 6)

Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

Trying to make a fresh start, a woman takes over a lakeside hotel in a small town — not realising that most of the locals are actually shape-shifters, among other supernatural creatures. Things get even worse when she becomes the prime suspect in a murder that happens on her property… even though the crime was clearly committed by something not quite human. (March 6)

Tricks for Free by Seanan McGuire

In McGuire’s seventh InCryptid book, cryptozoologist and mythical-creature protector Annie Price must go into hiding, so she takes a job at a giant amusement park in Florida. Unfortunately, it turns out the park is secretly being run by a group of magic users who soon try to recruit Annie into their fold. (March 6)

The Warrior Within by Angus McIntyre

In this scifi debut, a man with 12 different people living in his head — all of whom want to gain control of his body — also happens to be a small-town mayor on an out-of-the-way planet. When invaders suddenly arrive, his multiple personas (and their various skills) rise to the challenge, but will that be enough to help him become the hero his people desperately need? (March 6)

Zero Limit by Jeremy K. Brown

A war hero who takes a lunar mining job longs to return home to her daughter — and she just might get the chance, thanks to a lucrative side gig harvesting an asteroid. But what first seems like a somewhat risky mission turns super-dangerous super-fast, with Earth’s fate in the balance. (March 6)

The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

In this book, the internet has a different name (the Feed), but it serves a similar purpose – it’s used for the relentless sharing and oversharing of information. When the Feed suddenly collapses, everything else in the world does, too, making a family’s search for their missing child more perilous than they could ever have imagined. (March 13)

Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson

It’s 2267, and humans are just starting to move back to the ecologically ravaged surface of the Earth. The invention of time travel has helped with environmental repair efforts — but what’s the real motivation of the mysterious group that controls the world’s time-travel tech? An intrepid ecologist, picked to journey to ancient Egypt, decides it’s high time to investigate. (March 13)

Imposter Syndrome by Mishell Baker

The Arcadia Project series returns for a third adventure — this time, the safety of the fey world is endangered when a feud between agencies causes a rift within the Project itself. When LA agent Millie Roper’s partner is framed for a terrible crime, she heads to enemy turf in London, determined to clear his name while restoring the balance between worlds. (March 13)

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The authors wrap up their scifi trilogy with their four young protagonists adjusting to life as refugees after surviving an attack on their space station. Where will they go, who can they trust, and what role will each play in their next, and hopefully last, big battle? (March 13)

Relics: The Folded Land by Tim Lebbon

Already a marked criminal after being drawn into the supernatural black market that operates just beneath our own world, a woman must track down her missing niece, who’s been spirited away into the mysterious title realm. (March 20)

Stone Mad by Elizabeth Bear

Pacific Northwest adventurer Karen Memory puts off retirement to save the day when a trio of spiritualists accidentally raise a magical creature – a tommy-knocker that’s none too happy about being ripped from its Alaska gold mine stomping grounds. (March 20)

A Veil of Spears by Bradley P. Beaulieu

The author’s epic fantasy series continues with more magical intrigue. This time, a determined rebel hopes to use fracturing alliances among the desert-dwelling kings as a way to free their slaves – but with so many opposing sides, how can she be sure who’s trying to help her, and who just wants her head? (March 20)

De Anima: The Great Schism by Roy Anthony

A cautionary scifi tale about what could happen if artificial intelligence manages to overthrow the human race. (March 21)

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Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry

In this thriller, a former addict who’s working hard at getting her life together comes upon a strange pair of glasses that seem to reveal a vision of the child she gave up for adoption years ago. Are her memories coming back to haunt her, or is she experiencing something far spookier than tricks of the mind? (March 27)

The Invasion by Peadar O’Guilin

They have managed to survive the Call — sudden torture brought by fairy monsters in this Ireland-set horror-fantasy series – but budding young couple Nessa and Anto find their terror is far from over. She’s falsely accused of being a traitor, and he’s forced to grapple with his newly conflicted feelings for her as an invading army approaches. (March 27)

Lost Crow Conspiracy by Rosalyn Eves

In this sequel to Blood Rose Rebellion, 16-year-old Anna has to deal with the consequences of her actions – breaking a spell and setting a group of not-so-grateful creatures free, as well as bringing chaos by making magic accessible to more people. She’ll need to seek out some very powerful help to set things right. (March 27)

Void Black Shadow by Corey J. White

The author’s space opera series continues with this sequel to Killing Gravity, in which psychic supersoldier Mars Xi sets out to use her terrifying powers to unleash some much-deserved revenge. (March 27)

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