Some pitches are irresistible. Try this one on for size: lesbian space pirates brought to you by Aliette de Bodard. Right? RIGHT? Good news – Aliette de Bodard’s novel-length space opera is flying to shelves near you this November, and I’m delighted to be part of the crew presenting The Red Scholar’s Wake gorgeous cover today.

I usually try to look at upcoming releases ahead of the month actually starting, but I ran out of puff towards the end of Wyrd & Wonder so I’m playing catch up today (what’s that? You thought I’d forgotten? Not a chance, your TBR is never safe around here). As ever, there’s lots coming our way, but these are the titles I’m most interested to make some room for…

2022 looks to be another year where (unsurprisingly after the much-discussed Book Crisis of Winter 2021) some releases are being delayed or having separate digital and physical releases. The good news? There’s plenty of interesting titles heading our way next month! If there’s always room for one more, these are the ones I’m most tempted by.

I had an incredibly exclusive watchlist for December releases until last week, when it doubled in size – from one book to two. Rest assured there are more than 2 SFF releases this month, but I’m focusing on a very selective handful (although yes, I’ve got more than two now I’ve done my research). If there’s always room for one more, these are the ones I’m considering…