All the Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Are Coming in 2013Charlie Jane Anders1/09/13 5:40pmFiled to: Io9 2013 previewBooksPublishingWritingNeil GaimanFbtweetJohn ScalziJ.R.R. TolkienDiana GabaldonRichard KadreyBrandon sandersonCharles StrossCharlie HustonStephen KingJoe HillRobert J. SawyerTed Kosmatkapaul cornellMary Robinette KowalKen kalfusAustin GrossmanNalo HopkinsonNed beaumanRobert JordanKaren RussellPeter f. hamiltonGail Carrigerwarren ellisYoko ogawa1992EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThis year's science fiction books are going to rock. John Scalzi returns to the Old Man's War universe, there's a brand new Neil Gaiman novel, and Stephen King's long-awaited sequel to The Shining. Plus brand new books from Austin Grossman, Nalo Hopkinson, Christopher Priest, Diana Gabaldon, Robert J. Sawyer, Joe Hill... and J.R.R. Tolkien?AdvertisementHere are 54 of the books we are dying to read in 2013. Top image: Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. CoreyJanuaryThe Gun Machine by Warren Ellis The creator of Planetary and Transmetropolitan is back with another weird story about cities — in this one, a detective finds a room full of guns, each connected to an unsolved murder. And this strange discovery leads to an even darker secret — an unholy bargain between the city's most powerful people and the Old Gods of Manhattan. The io9 Book Club Pick for February.