20 Fresh Science Fiction Book Releases of 2024

List Of Most Anticipated Science Fiction Books of 2024

Annie Bot by Sierra Greer

Publication Date: March 19, 2024

Annie Bot, designed to be the perfect girlfriend, learns to become more human while struggling with her role as a submissive partner to her human owner, Doug. As their relationship deepens, Annie questions whether Doug truly desires the perfect companion or something more authentic, leading her to ponder her agency and purpose.

A Quantum Love Story by Mike Chen

Publication Date: January 30, 2024

After her best friend’s death, neuroscientist Mariana Pineda is ready for a fresh start, but a mysterious man named Carter Cho interrupts her plans by revealing that time is about to loop. Trapped in a never-ending cycle of four days, Mariana and Carter must navigate their complicated feelings for each other while trying to escape the loop before Carter’s memories vanish forever.

The Other Valley by Scott Alexander Howard

Publication Date: February 27, 2024

In a town where time repeats in a cycle of 20-year increments, 16-year-old Odile dreams of joining the elite council that controls access between the different periods. When she discovers that her friend Edme’s parents have traveled from the future to visit their son before his impending death, Odile must choose between her loyalty to the council and her growing connection with Edme, all while navigating the complexities of time travel and the consequences of altering the timeline.

Womb City by Tlotlo Tsamaase

Publication Date: January 23, 2024

In a dystopian future where the government controls every aspect of society, Nelah, a famous and wealthy woman, is trapped in a loveless marriage and struggles to maintain her perfect image. After committing a desperate crime, she is haunted by the ghost of her victim and must race against time to uncover a political conspiracy and save her loved ones. Set in a world where bodies are controlled by the state, this twisty and suspenseful novel explores themes of power, oppression, and feminism, offering a scathing critique of a society that pits women against each other.

The Day Tripper by James Goodhand

Publication Date: March 19, 2024

After a violent encounter with a ghost from his past, Alex Dean wakes up to find himself lost in time, jumping erratically between different years, from 1995 to 2019. With no control over his movements, Alex must navigate through the years, piecing together the puzzle of his life and trying to understand why his future looks nothing like he expected. Along the way, he must confront the consequences of his choices and actions, and fight to save the people he loves, including his former girlfriend Holly, and ultimately, himself.

In Ascension by Martin MacInnes

Publication Date: February 2, 2023

Leigh, a marine biologist, discovers an ancient organism in the Atlantic Ocean that challenges everything humans think they know about their origins. She joins a space agency studying similar phenomena worldwide and must choose between her family and a journey across the universe to uncover the truth. Exploring the natural world with reverence and compassion, In Ascension is an epic tale of self-discovery and the human quest for knowledge.

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The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley

Publication Date: May 7, 2024

In this science fiction debut novel, a secret government ministry recruits a civil servant to work on a time travel project and monitor an expat from the past. As she navigates her unusual living arrangement and falls in love with her roommate, she must confront the ethical implications of meddling with history and consider the power of love to shape the future. Part-time travel romance, part spy thriller, part workplace comedy, The Ministry of Time is a unique and captivating exploration of the nature of power and the potential for personal connections to change the course of events.

Exordia by Seth Dickinson

Publication Date: January 23, 2024

Anna, a refugee and survivor of genocide, encounters Ssrin, a many-headed serpent alien on the run from her past. Their connection reveals a threat to the universe, and Anna must join a diverse team to investigate a mysterious broadcast and unknown horror. Can they overcome their personal demons and save humanity?

Floating Hotel by Grace Curtis

Publication Date: March 19, 2024

This cozy science fiction novel tells a story of misfits, rebels, found family—and a mystery that spans the stars.

The Grand Abeona Hotel is a luxurious, moving hotel that caters to the rich and powerful across the galaxy. Its manager, Carl, has dedicated his life to the hotel and its guests, but as mysterious forces converge on the Abeona, he must confront the ultimate question: when is it time to let go?

Baby X by Kira Peikoff

Publication Date: March 5, 2024

In the future US, celebrities face the shocking possibility of meeting biological children they never knew existed, thanks to advanced tech that can create eggs or sperm from anyone’s cells. Famous singer Trace Thorne hires bio-security guard Ember Ryan to protect him from the Vault, a black market site that steals DNA. Despite falling for Thorne, Ember remains focused on her job, but things take a surprising turn when a pregnant woman appears, claiming Thorne is the father of her baby. Baby X is a thrilling and thought-provoking science fiction novel.

The Mercy of Gods (The Captive’s War, #1) by James S.A. Corey

Publication Date: August 6, 2024

The Carryx, a powerful alien race, have conquered and enslaved species across the galaxy for centuries. When they attack the human planet Anjiin, Dafyd Alkhor, a lowly assistant to a brilliant scientist, is taken captive and forced to participate in a deadly competition against other enslaved species. Dafyd and a few companions must navigate the complex web of Carryx politics and manipulation to survive, potentially becoming the champions and betrayers of humanity.

Cascade Failure (Ambit’s Run, #1) by L.M. Sagas

Publication Date: March 19, 2024

In a galaxy dominated by the corporate power of the Trust and the labor leverage of the Union, the Guild struggles to maintain balance. Jal, a branded deserter, accidentally boards a Guild ship, the Ambit, crewed by an eccentric AI, a medic/engineer, and a tough XO. They respond to a distress call on an abandoned planet, discovering a mass grave and a live programmer who holds the key to the Trust’s sinister plans.

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Lost Ark Dreaming by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Publication Date: May 21, 2024

In a dystopian future, West Africa’s survivors live in five partially submerged towers, once a playground for the wealthy but now a symbol of inequality. The affluent rule from the top, while the rest suffer below sea level. Amidst this backdrop, three individuals – Yekini, Tuoyo, and Ngozi – must work together to bring hope and change to a society torn apart by class divisions and ancient powers seeking revenge.

The Mars House by Natasha Pulley

Publication Date: March 19, 2024

After an environmental disaster, January, a former ballet dancer, becomes a refugee on Mars, where he faces discrimination as an Earthstronger. A xenophobic politician, Aubrey Gale, proposes a solution to both their problems: a fake marriage that would secure January’s future and ensure Gale’s political success. However, as they spend more time together, January realizes that Gale is not as expected, and their feelings for each other grow. Meanwhile, a hidden enemy threatens to destroy Tharsis, and January may be the only one who can stop them.

The Practice, the Horizon, and the Chain by Sofia Samatar

Publication Date: April 16, 2024

A boy, raised as a slave in a mining ship, is unexpectedly given the chance to attend the ship’s university alongside the elite. He forms a bond with a professor, a descendant of the slaves who has faced discrimination and marginalization. Together, they embark on a journey to understand the systems of oppression that bind them and find a way to break free.

The Tusks of Extinction by Ray Nayler

Publication Date: January 16, 2024

Dr. Damira Khismatullina, an elephant behavior expert, is killed trying to protect the last elephants from the ivory trade. Her consciousness is uploaded into a mammoth, making her the new matriarch of a herd brought back to life by Moscow. With poachers threatening the herd’s survival, Damira must overcome her demons and Moscow’s ulterior motives to ensure the mammoths’ survival.

The Imposition of Unnecessary Obstacles (Mossa & Pleiti, #2) by Malka Ann Older

Publication Date: February 13, 2024

Mossa investigates a missing persons case at Valdegeld University, where 17 students and staff have vanished without notice. Clues lead to the moon of Io, Mossa’s home, and the history of Jupiter’s settlements during humanity’s departure from Earth. Pleiti, a scholar, joins Mossa, but her faith in her work is shaken, and the case threatens to undermine her aspirations for humanity’s future and her own.

Those Beyond the Wall (The Space Between Worlds #2) by Micaiah Johnson

Publication Date: March 12, 2024

In the harsh desert town of Ashtown, the Emperor relies on Scales, a skilled mechanic and fierce fighter, to maintain order. When a series of mysterious murders rocks the town and nearby Wiley City, Scales is tasked with solving the crime. Teaming up with a straight-laced partner and a brilliant scientist, Scales uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to expose long-buried secrets from her own past and destroy the fragile peace in the desert. With everything at stake, Scales must decide whether to speak out and risk losing everything or keep quiet and allow the violence to continue.

Redsight by Meredith Mooring

Publication Date: February 27, 2024

Korinna, a blind priestess with the power to manipulate space-time, is forced to confront her destiny as a weapon for the Imperium and the Order that raised her. When the ship she’s on is attacked by the notorious pirate Aster Haran, Korinna must choose between her loyalty to the Imperium and her growing connection to Aster, who sees the world in a way Korinna never has. With the galaxy’s fate at stake, Korinna must embrace her power and make a choice that will determine the future of space-time itself.

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Rakesfall by Vajra Chandrasekera

Publication Date: 18 June 2024

Two childhood friends, Annelid and Leveret, meet amid the Sri Lankan civil war and form a deep bond that spans multiple lifetimes. Their souls are connected through acts of violence and friendship, and they embark on a journey across the ages, exploring the limits of human possibility in a dark science fiction epic.

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