Science Fiction & Fantasy | Prepub Alert, June 2024 Titles

M.R. Carey and Adrian Tchaikovsky have new works, and there are a number of interesting debuts, plus new series titles by Patricia Briggs, Rebecca Roanhorse, and more.








Buehlman, Christopher. The Daughters’ War. Tor. (Blacktongue, Bk. 2). Jun. 2024. 416p. ISBN 9781250887672. $28.99. FANTASY

Set in the same magical fantasy world of Buehlman’s LJ-starred The Blacktongue Thief, this prequel hails back to the times of the goblin wars when Galva has just joined the army’s new Raven Knights, with their giant war corvids, hoping to vanquish the goblin horde that has overrun the city. With a 150K-copy first printing.

Carey, M.R. Echo of Worlds. Orbit. (The Pandominion, Bk. 2). Jun. 2024. 496p. ISBN 9780316504690. pap. $19.99. SF

Known for his best-selling and movie-adapted The Girl with All the Gifts, here Carey offers the conclusion to the Pandominion duology, after Infinity Gate. As empires wage war across the multiverse and face a potential extinction event, an AI has assembled an eclectic team to find the one force that might be able to save them all.

Chandrasekera, Vajra. Rakesfall. Jun. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9781250847683. $27.99. FANTASY

Chandrasekera’s debut The Saint of Bright Doors was a NYT Notable Book of 2023. His latest follows Annelid and Leveret as they meet in the aftermath of war; events link their souls, binding them together through endless lifetimes as they reincarnate ever deeper into the future.

Dimova, Genoveva. Foul Days. Tor. (Witch’s Compendium of Monsters, Bk. 1). Jun. 2024. 368p. ISBN 9781250877314. pap. $17.99. FANTASY

Launching a fantasy duology inspired by Balkan folklore, Dimova debuts with this story of witches and monsters. In order to fund an escape from her ex, the Tsar of Monsters, witch Kosara sells her shadow, the source of her magic, but she must reclaim it to survive a deadly sickness. With a 100K-copy first printing.

Hamilton, Emily. The Stars Too Fondly. Harper Voyager. Jun. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9780063320819. pap. $18.99. SF

Hamilton’s debut combines a space odyssey with a sapphic rom-com as Cleo and her friends visit a spaceship to investigate how its entire crew vanished without a trace, but then the engine starts by itself and launches them on a journey into space and further mysteries. With a 100K-copy first printing.

Kim, Sophie. The God and the Gumiho. Del Rey: Ballantine. Jun. 2024. 416p. ISBN 9780593599662. pap. $18. FANTASY

YA author Kim (Last of the Talons) makes her adult debut with a romantasy featuring characters from Korean mythology. When fallen trickster god Seokga is offered a bargain to regain his place if he kills an escaped demon and the elusive nine-tailed fox, he finds himself unwittingly teaming up with the fox herself.

Kitasei, Yume. The Stardust Grail. Flatiron. Jun. 2024. 320p. ISBN 9781250875372. $28.99. SF

Kitsasei’s (The Deep Sky) space heist story gets a 75K-copy first printing. Before a disastrous job forced her into hiding, Maya Hoshimoto was an art thief, returning stolen artifacts to alien civilizations. A new job she can’t refuse sends her on a quest for an object that could save an alien species—but may have other consequences too.

Lin, Rosalie M. Daughter of Calamity. St. Martin’s. Jun. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9781250287380. $29. FANTASY

Lin debuts with a historical fantasy set in 1930s Shanghai. When an attacker steals faces from cabaret dancers—that then show up on wealthy foreign socialites—Jingwen, a showgirl and heir to her grandmother’s position with a powerful gang, is afraid, but she’ll delve into the city’s dangerous underworld to fight for their safety. With a 75K-copy first printing.

Linde, K.A. The Wren in the Holly Library. Entangled: Red Tower. Jun. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9781649377111. $29.99. FANTASY

Best-selling self-published author Linde gets a 450K-copy first printing, for this sexy dystopian fantasy. Street thief Kierse is trapped in a library with a monster. She’s accidentally broken the Monster Treaty, but instead of killing her, he offers her a job—that will show her who she really is. Look for a deluxe limited edition as well, with special edges and endpapers.

Rowland, Alexandra. Running Close to the Wind. Jun. 2024. 448p. ISBN 9781250802538. $29.99. FANTASY

Rowland (A Taste of Gold and Iron) pens a queer pirate fantasy adventure, featuring Avra, a former intelligence agent, who flees to the open sea after accidentally stealing an expensive secret. He’ll need help from his ex, pirate captain Teveri, to escape and sell the secret, but they face danger and almost certain doom.

Sloan, Robin. Moonbound. MCD. Jun. 2024. 432p. ISBN 9780374610609. $29. SF

Sloan, author of the best-selling, multi-best-booked Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, returns with a far-future tale, narrated by a sentient AI, that follows the adventures of a boy under a wizard’s rule as he embarks on a mission to rescue the world. With a 125K-copy first printing.

Tchaikovsky, Adrian. Service Model. Jun. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9781250290281. $28.99. SF

A domesticated robot with its programming changed murders its owner and runs away in the latest from Tchaikovsky, Hugo Award winner for his “Children of Time” series. Out in the wide world, the robot discovers that the human hierarchy is disintegrating, and robots will have to find a new purpose. With a 150K-copy first printing.

Topping, Zac. Rogue Sequence. Tor. Jun. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9781250322432. $28.99. SF

In 2091, Ander Rade, a genetically modified super-soldier, is captured and forced into violent fighting pits. When the world bans human genetic engineering and deems modified individuals a threat, however, Ander is instead offered his freedom if he tracks someone down, but he’ll soon have to decide whose side he’s on. With a 75K-copy first printing.

New Series Titles 

Briggs, Patricia. Winter Lost. Ace: Berkley. (Mercy Thompson, Bk. 14). Jun. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9780593438985. $30. FANTASY

Ellis, Lindsay. Apostles of Mercy. St. Martin's. (Noumena, Bk. 3). Jun. 2024. 464p. ISBN 9781250274564. $30. SF

McGuire, Seanan. Tidal Creatures. (Alchemical Journeys, Bk. 3). Jun. 2024. 464p. ISBN 9781250333551. $29.99. FANTASY

Roanhorse, Rebecca. Mirrored Heavens. S. & S./Saga. (Between Earth and Sky, Bk. 3). Jun. 2024. 608p. ISBN 9781534437708. $29.99. FANTASY 

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