Best New Science Fiction Books in May 2022

Idris, who has spent decades fleeing the horrors of his past, finds himself pushed back to the frontlines. As an intermediary, he could be one of the few to turn the tide of the war. Along with a handful of allies, he searches for a weapon that could repel the Architects and save the galaxy. But to do so, he must return to the nightmarish unspace, where his spirit was shattered and remade.

What Idris discovers there will change everything.

Under Good Stars by Ren Hutchings

Type: Novel
Editor: Solaris
Release date: May 10

Den of Geek says: Ren Hutchings earned comparisons to Becky Chambers, Alex White and SK Dunstall for his novel. Time-traveling spaceships and alien warfare bring a classic twist to a modern space opera.

Editor’s Summary: Fleeing the final days of the multi-generational war against the alien Felen, smuggler Jereth Keeven’s freighter, the Jonah crashes into a strange rift in deep space, with little chance of rescue – until they encounter the research vessel Galleonwhich claims to be 152 years in the future.

the GalleonUma Ozakka’s chief engineer has always been fascinated by the past, especially the story of the Fortunate Five, who ended the war against the Felen. When the Galleon rescues a dilapidated junk freighter, Ozakka is shocked to recognize the Five’s legendary ship and the Five’s famous leader, Eldric Leesongronski, among the crew.

But nothing else on Leesongronski and his teammates appears to match the historic record. With their ships running out of power in the rift, more than the lives of both crews may be at stake…

Roger Levy's Rig

Roger Levy’s Rig

Type: Novel
Editor: Titan Books
Release date: May 8