Our pick of the best sci-fi and speculative fiction books for 2022

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The Unfamiliar Garden / The Sky Vault

Benjamin Percy

Hodder & Stoughton

Not one however two sequels to The Ninth Metal come out this 12 months. A comet peppers Earth with a brand new metallic super-ore whose discovery adjustments all the pieces. Out in January and August, respectively.


Goliath: A novel

Tochi Onyebuchi


In the 2050s, house colonies provide refuge from a collapsing local weather, however solely for the wealthy. The relaxation have to determine the best way to reside in it. Out in January.



Edward Ashton

St Martin’s Press

Mickey7 is a disposable human who is distributed to colonise harmful new worlds, a job he’s suited for as a result of he can regenerate. After being misplaced, presumed useless, he meets his successor and they have to crew as much as survive. Out in February.


The This

Adam Roberts


In the dystopian close to future, smartphones have develop into intercourse toys and the hottest new social media platform grows immediately into your mind. What may presumably go flawed? Out in February.


The Cartographers

Peng Shepherd


In this darkish fable, a younger girl finds an odd map amongst her estranged father’s issues after his premature loss of life. Deadly secrets and techniques and gothic-inflected speculative fiction ensue. Out in March.



Lucy Kissick


Lucy Kissick is a nuclear scientist with a PhD in planetary geochemistry. Her e-book about terraforming Pluto – at the same time as native alien species are found – could put you in thoughts of Kim Stanley Robinson. Out in April.


Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak

Charlie Jane Anders (Titan)

Teenage geniuses in house. Book two of a enjoyable, rompy, LGBTQ+ house opera collection that blurs the line between younger grownup and science fiction. Out in April.



Alastair Reynolds


Airships, steampunk, a mysterious artefact and expeditions that hold going flawed. It’s as much as Dr Silas Coade to determine why. Out in May.



Oliver Langmead


An influencer comedy of horrors billed as A Clockwork Orange meets RuPaul’s Drag Race. The enjoyable kicks off when nosebleeds develop into a vogue pattern – and it sparks a vicious struggle for credit score. Out in May.


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