Happy Tuesday and welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week's theme is Most Anticipated Releases For the Second Half Of The Year and since I recently posted about up coming Summer YA releases for Beach Reads Week, I thought I would focus more specifically upon upcoming adult sci-fi and fantasy releases.
The Dark Side by Anthony O'Neill (June 28) - All I needed to hear was sci-fi noir on the moon!
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters (July 5) - Alternate timeline where things like social networking, smartphones, and Happy Meals exist, but the Civil War never happened and slavery still exists.
The Waking Fire (The Draconis Memoria #1) by Anthony Ryan (July 7) - Epic fantasy with a dash of steampunk where the blood of drakes (like dragons) can grant great power when distilled into elixirs. Oh my gosh!
Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson (July 19) - Look at the tagline for this new urban fantasy novel: "The Chicago FBI needs fresh blood. So do the vampires." I've always had a soft spot for vampires.
Red Right Hand (Red Right Hand #1) by Levi Black (July 26) - Dark Lovecraftian horror-fantasy? Sounds good to me!
Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal (August 16) - Mediums using the deceased to gather intelligence and for communications during WWI - I need it!
Everfair by Nisi Shawl (September 6) - Inspiring alternate history/ steampunk set in the Belgian Congo - sounds wonderful!
The Last Days of New Paris by China Mieville (August 9) - Weaponized dream logic used in an alternate WWII - I can't wait!
The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst (September 20) - Features nature spirits who want to wipe out humanity with only one magically gifted woman standing between them to prevent the death of every human being on the face of the earth. YES!
What books are you looking forward to for the second half of this year? I know I only covered through September, but in my defense there are so many fantastic sounding adult sci-fi and fantasy books coming out this summer!