Last year I brought you my Top Ten YA Sci-Fi Books that came out in 2016, and this year I’m mixing it up and throwing in some adult books as well. These are all on my TBR list for next year, and of course, this is only a small sample of ALL the science fiction titles coming out. I’m restricting this list to books that already have covers, because no one wants to look at a blank rectangle, amirite? In any case, this list will no doubt grow by leaps and bounds as more books and covers are revealed. Here are my top ten picks for 2017 sci-fi books (click on the titles to read the Goodreads description):
2017 Young Adult Sci-Fi Books
Behold the BLUE COVERS!! I have no idea why so many book covers are blue/purple these days. It must be a marketing thing, because it’s certainly working on me!
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza. Releases in February 2017 from Razorbill. This YA space opera sounds so good and it’s “…perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer and Pierce Brown.”
Blight by Alexandra Duncan. Releases in August 2017 from Greenwillow. I love the sound of the futuristic action/survival story, and the publisher describes it as “…Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake meets Nancy Farmer’s House of the Scorpion.”
Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda. Releases in June 2017 from Feiwel & Friends. I’ve already gushed about this book in a Waiting on Wednesday, but it’s worth bringing up again because I’m so. freaking. excited!
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth. Releases in January 2017 from Katherine Tegen Books. A new series from the author of Divergent, the publisher mentions that fans of Star Wars will probably love this. I personally love this cover:-)
Dreamfall by Amy Plum. Releases in May 2017 from HarperTeen. This story sounds trippy, in a good way of course. I have yet to read an Amy Plum book, and I’m hoping this will be my first.
2017 Adult Sci-Fi Books
I hereby proclaim 2017 as the Year of the Blue/Purple Book Cover, lol. I just had to throw in Cameron Hurley’s book to keep this from being an all-blue pallette:-)
Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty. Releases in January 2017 from Orbit. A story about a dead crew on a ship who are resurrected in order to find the murderer? Yes, I cannot wait for this!
The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley. Releases in February 2017 from Saga Press. I wasn’t crazy about Hurley’s The Mirror Empire, but she is an amazing writer and I’d love to read her again. And this blurb from the publisher has hooked me: “In the tradition of The Fall of Hyperion and Dune.”
Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) by Sylvain Neuvel. Releases in April 2017 from Del Rey. I really enjoyed Sleeping Giants, and I’m very curious to see what happens next.
Proof of Concept by Gwyneth Jones. Releases in April 2017 from Tor.com. This is the only novella on the list, but the story sounds deliciously complex!
The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi. Releases in March 2017 from Tor Books. I can’t believe I’ve only read one Scalzi book (Lock In), because I love his blog so much. I aim to get some more Scalzi under my belt next year, and this one sounds like a good place to start.
And that’s my list! Wow, I’m excited for 2017 already, and this list has barely scratched the surface! I’m curious, what sci-fi books are you looking forward to next year?