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Why You Need to Read…My Most Anticipated Speculative Fiction Books of 2022

I’m hoping my life in 2022 doesn’t have too many roadblocks (COVID-19 aside) and I am able to get back on track with my reading, my writing, and my gaming. This list contains numerous books that are scheduled to be released in 2022. Yes, my reading list is longer than the time available to read them, but do you blame me for being ambitious?

These are some of the many speculative fiction books I hope to read in 2022! These dates are based on what publishers have announced and are subject to change.

A Chorus of Dragons, #5: The Discord of Gods by Jenn Lyons–> April 26th

Between Earth and Sky, #2: Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse –> April 19th

Middlegame, #2: Seasonal Fears by Seanan McGuire –> May 3rd

Molly Southbourne, #3: The Legacy of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson –> May 17th

Book of Night by Holly Black –> May 3rd

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel –> April 5th

Burning Kingdoms, #2: The Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri –> August 16th

Deathless, #2: The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna –> April 5th

The Nsibidi Scripts, #3: Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor –> January 18th

Fractured Fables, #2: A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow –> June 14th

The Talents Trilogy, #1: Ordinary Monsters by J.M. Miro –> June 7th

Babel, or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution by R.F. Kuang –> August 23rd

The River of Silver: Tales from the Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty –> Audiobook: March 1st; Print Book: October 13th

The Vagrant Gods, #1: The Bladed Faith by David Dalglish –> April 5th

Survive the Dome by Kosoko Jackson –> March 29th

The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi –> March 15th

Wildseed Witch (#1) by Marti Dumas –> May 10th

The First Binding by R.R. Virdi –> August 16th

Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel –> April 26th

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah –> May 17th

Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi –> January 25th

Where I Can’t Follow by Ashley Blooms –> February 15th

The Dark Gods, #1: The City of Dusk by Tara Sim –> March 22nd

The Hacienda by Isabel Canas –> May 10th

When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill –> May 3rd

The Ones We Burn by Rebecca Mix –> November 1st

Silk Fire by Zabe Ellor –> July 5th

The Fervor by Alma Katsu –> April 26th

The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean –> August 9th

Rise of the Mages by Scott Drakeford –> February 8th

Saga (Single Issue #55) by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (illustrator) –> January 26th

Magic of the Lost, #2: The Faithless by C.L. Clark –> TBD

Spear by Nicola Griffith –> April 19th

Saint Death, #1: Saint Death’s Daughter by C.S.E. Cooney –> April 12th

The Drowning Empire, #3: The Bone Shard War by Andrea Stewart –> September 2022

Kithamar, #1: Age of Ash by Daniel Abraham –> February 15th

Gallant by V.E. Schwab –> March 1st

Moon Fall, #1: The Starless Crown by James Rollins –> January 4th

The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd –> March 15th

The Final Architecture, #2: Eyes of the Void by Adrian Tchaikovsky –> May 3rd

The City Inside by Samit Basu –> June 22nd

Edgewood by Kristen Ciccarelli –> March 1st

The Last Finestra, #1: This Vicious Grace by Emily Thiede –> June 28th

The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne –> July 26th

Wayward Children, #7: Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire –> January 4th

Bloodsworn Saga, #2: The Hunger of the Gods by John Gwynne –> April

The Dark Star Trilogy, #2: Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James –> February 15th

The Burning, #3: The Lord of Demons by Evan Winter –> TBD

The Locked Tomb, #3: Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir –> September 13th

Covenant of Steel, #2: The Martyr by Anthony Ryan –> TBD

Book of the Ice, #3: The Girl and the Moon by Mark Lawrence –> April 28th

The Up-and-Under, #3: Into the Windwracked Wilds by A. Deborah Baker –> October 25th

Argyrosi, #1: In a Garden Burning Gold by Rory Power –> April 5th

Wilderwood, #2: For the Throne by Hannah F. Whitten –> June 9th

Empire of the Wolf, #1: The Justice of Kings by Richard Swan –> February 24th

The Graven, #2: Azura Ghost by Essa Hansen –> February 1st

This list goes alongside all of the other books I have yet to read, including the books I did NOT get to read which were released in 2021, and the rest of the books in my TBR pile. It’s come to the point where I cannot complain that I have nothing to read. We are all very lucky to experience an era where we can choose which books from this umbrella genre we get to read instead of choosing from a mere handful.

Which books coming out in 2022 are you excited for?

10 thoughts on “Why You Need to Read…My Most Anticipated Speculative Fiction Books of 2022

  1. I’m also really looking forward to so many of these. Great list, it’s lovely to see all these future releases lined up together like this – although it does make me incredibly greedy to have them all (when I can’t possibly read them ALL). Le sigh.
    Lynn 😀

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