Science Fiction & Fantasy | Prepub Alert, November 2024 Titles

David Wellington has a follow-up to Paradise-1, and Julie Leong debuts with a cozy fantasy featuring a fortune teller and her found family. Carissa Broadbent and Tasha Suri headline new series titles.








Broaddus, Maurice. Breath of Oblivion. (Astra Black, bk. 2). Tor. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9781250265128. 400p. $30.99. SCIENCE FICTION

Broaddus launched his Afrofuturist political space opera trilogy with Sweep of Stars, introducing the Muungano empire, which left Old Earth to create a better future for themselves on Mars and then Titan after enduring endless wars and oppression on their home planet. This sequel explores the struggles of the empire as it faces a new series of threats.

Caruso, Melissa. The Last Hour Between Worlds. (The Echo Archives, bk. 1). Orbit. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9780316303477. pbk. 432p. $19.99. FANTASY

Caruso (The Ivory Tomb) launches a new fantasy series featuring reality-bending magic and a sapphic romance. Kembral Thorne finds herself accidentally involved with dangerous Echo games while attending the year-turning ball. As the ancient Echo lords plunge them into deadly realities, it will be up to Kem and her nemesis, burglar Rika Nonesuch, to stop them.

Glover, Nicole. The Improvisers. Harper Voyager. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9780063293595. pbk. 464p. $19.99. FANTASY

Glover’s new stand-alone, set in the world of her “Murder and Magic” series, takes place in the United States in the 1930s, during Prohibition. Velma Frye is a pilot and wielder of celestial magic who also investigates arcane oddities. Her latest case involves dangerous magical artifacts that manipulate people. Meanwhile, journalist Dillon Harris hounds her and provides more complications.

Hackwith, A. J. Toto. Ace. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9780593546574. pbk. 368p. $19. FANTASY

Hackwith (“Hell’s Library” trilogy) reimagines L. Frank Baum’s classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from the perspective of Toto the dog. He knows something stinks in Oz and that the Wizard and the witches reek of it; this little dog is going to get to the bottom of the question.

Leong, Julie. The Teller of Small Fortunes. Ace. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9780593815915. pbk. 336p. $19. FANTASY

Leong debuts with a cozy fantasy featuring a fortune teller and her found family. Tao travels from village to village, telling small fortunes. One of those fortunes sets her on a new adventure when a former thief and an ex-mercenary ask her to help find a lost child; they’re soon joined by a baker and a slightly magical cat.

Simone, Gail. Red Sonja: Consumed. Orbit. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9780316475679. 480p. $30. FANTASY

Award-winning comics writer Simone reinvented the sword-wielding Red Sonja character (created 50 years ago as a companion for Conan) in comics and now writes an original prose tale featuring the iconic heroine. Unknown horrors have emerged in her homeland, and she must return home to help—and face her past.

Spector, Elijah Kinch. Kalyna the Cutthroat. (Failures of Four Kingdoms, bk. 2). Erewhon. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9781645660903. 480p. $29. FANTASY

Spector’s debut, Kalyna the Soothsayer, earned her a British Fantasy Awards nomination for Best Newcomer. In this second book in the “Failures of Four Kingdoms” epic fantasy duology, Radiant Basket of Rainbow Shells, a scholar of curses and magical history, finds himself in need of escape and turns to mercenary and ex-soothsayer Kalyna Aljosanova for help.

Wees, Alyssa. We Shall Be Monsters. Del Rey. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9780593357521. pbk. 320p. $18.99. FANTASY

Wees (Nocturne) returns with a fairy-tale fantasy. Gemma lives in an antiques shop with her mother, Virginia, near the woods, which conceal an enchanted gateway to fairyland. Her mother has warned her never to enter the woods, but when a witch takes Virginia, Gemma will have to enter fairyland to rescue her and break the witch’s curse.

Wellington, David. Revenant-X. (Red Space, bk. 2). Orbit. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9780316569347. pbk. 684p. $21.99. SCIENCE FICTION

In Wellington’s book Paradise-1, the crew of the Artemis survived an attack and broke through the blockade around Earth’s deep space colony. Now, in the second entry in the “Red Space” trilogy, the team investigates why the colony went silent. It seems deserted, but some of the colonists remain—and are no longer human.

Forthcoming Series Titles

Broadbent, Carissa. The Songbird & the Heart of Stone. (Crowns of Nyaxia, bk. 3). Bramble. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9781250367785. 448p. $29.99. FANTASY

Dewes, J. S. The Relentless Legion. (The Divide, bk. 3). Tor. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9781250851253. pbk. 512p. $19.99. SCIENCE FICTION

Huchu, T. L. The Legacy of Arniston House. (Edinburgh Nights, bk. 4). Tor. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9781250883094. 240p. $29.99. FANTASY

McDonald, Ed. Witch Queen of Redwinter. (The Redwinter Chronicles, bk. 3). Tor. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9781250811967. 400p. $30.99. FANTASY

Modesitt Jr., L. E. Overcaptain. (Saga of Recluce, bk. 24). Tor. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9781250902900. 496p. $31.99. FANTASY

Suri, Tasha. The Lotus Empire. (The Burning Kingdoms, bk. 3). Orbit. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9780316538602. pbk. 512p. $19.99. FANTASY

Tuli, Nisha J. Tale of the Heart Queen. (Artefacts of Ouranos, bk. 4). Forever. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9781538767696. pbk. 656p. $18.99. FANTASY

Wagers, K. B. And the Mighty Will Fall. (NeoG, bk. 4). Harper Voyager. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9780063115248. pbk. 464p. $19.99. SCIENCE FICTION

Williams, Tad. The Navigator’s Children. (Last King of Osten Ard, bk. 4). Astra/DAW. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9780756418557. 768p. $32. FANTASY

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