40 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books With Potential to Rock Your World in 2016

United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas, available March 1, 2016

In this list compiled by i09, readers who are enthusiasts of the science fiction and fantasy genre are presented with 40 titles that will become available in 2016. Whether they are new offerings from promising authors or they're highly anticipated titles that are the next in well-written series, these books are worth keeping an eye out for. Some of their descriptions follow:

United States of Japan, Peter Tieryas, available March 1st (photo above)

Billed as a spiritual successor to Philip K. Dick’s Man in the High Castle, this novel depicts a future in which the United States has lost World War II. By the late 1980s, the Japanese Empire rules over the Western US with a fleet of giant mecha. When a video game emerges that depicts an alternate history, a government agent discovers some hard truths about his world.

Javelin Rain
, Myke Cole, available March 29th

What happens when you bring a Navy SEAL back from the dead? Myke Cole’s novel Gemini Cell asked that question when Jim Schweitzer was resurrected using magic, to do the jobs that no living man could do. He’s escaped from the hands of the government, and he and his family are on the run from his former unit. Cole’s writing is engaging and exciting, and we can’t wait to devour the next installment of this series.

HEX, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, available April 26th

The town of Black Spring is haunted by a 17th Century ghost who enters people’s homes for nights on end. The town quarantines itself with high-tech surveillance to contain the curse, but when the town’s teenagers rebel, they risk spreading it far beyond the town limits. Thomas Olde Heuvelt recently won the Hugo Award, and we’re excited to finally read this novel in English.

Certain Dark Things, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, available October 25th
(no cover photo yet available)

From what we’ve heard about this book, it involves Vampires and Mexico City. After reading Moreno-Garcia’s debut, Signal to Noise, that’s all we need to know.

Read the list of 40 titles and their descriptions in entirety here. 

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