October 2015: New releases in SFF to be excited about

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October has a few titles releasing in SFF folks are anticipating. Here’s a few of the highlights:


ancillary mercy

Ancillary Mercy

Ann Leckie


ISBN: 0316246689

October 6, 2015

End of the award winning Imperial Radch trilogy. I’m a bit behind on this one, and have just started reading the first, but so far it’s definitely put this book on my to-buy list.


saturn run

Saturn Run

John Sandford and Ctein


ISBN: 0399176950

October 6, 2015


The arrival of a spaceship orbiting Saturn sets off a global space race panic.



A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

George RR Martin


ISBN: 0345533488

October 6, 2015


A collection of 3 illustrated prequel novellas set in the Thrones world.




Catherynne Valente


ISBN: 0765335298

October 20, 2015


Decopunk alternate history space opera. A documentarian disappears while filming a documentary about a mysterious lost colony on Venus. Valente is a favorite of mine, always telling fantastic tales with rich, beautiful language. A must buy.


willful machines

Willful Machines

Tim Floreen

Simon Pulse

ISBN: 148143277X

October 20, 2015


An AI escapes on to the internet, and finds targets to terrorize. Her next target is the son of the President. Looks to be an interesting AI suspense book.


our lady ice

Our Lady of the Ice

Cassandra Rose Clarke

Saga Press

ISBN: 1481444263

October 27, 2015

A PI stuck in a dead end town in the Antarctic is tasked with protecting the secrets of an aristocrat. From the description, looks like a lot of sociopolitical intrigue with out of work androids and working class humans, organized crime, all taking place in a frozen wasteland that used to be a theme park.

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JL JamiesonOctober 2015: New releases in SFF to be excited about