This week we have an introduction to a new series and continuations of some already popular series. It seems that with the gift giving holidays coming to an end, so do the new releases for this year. While there aren’t many to choose from, there is some great potential for this new series to shine!

Archon: The Books of Raziel by Sabrina Benulis
Release Date: 12/27/11

Released in Hardcover and NOOK formats. HarperCollins Publishers. 400 pages

This debut by Sabrina Benulis is the first book in the Books of Raziel series. A new take on what heaven and hell really is, dark fantasy fans will surely enjoy this new twist on the supernatural world!

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
Release Date:  12/27/11

Released in Hardcover and NOOK formats. Image Comics. 320 pages. Deluxe Slipcase Limited Edition

The Walking Dead fans know that there is no greater villain than The Governor. Voted “Villain of the Year” by Wizard magazine, we finally get to go behind the eyes of The Governor, and see what caused him to fall into his maddening ways.

Phases of Gravity by Dan Simmons
Release Date: 12/28/11

Released in Hardcover formats. Subterranean Press. 312 pages

Thinking his greatest challenge was to walk on the moon, Richard Baedecker meets a mysterious woman. She shows him his past, and what he thought was the greatest challenge is nothing compared to what he is about to face.

Star Trek New Frontier #18: Blind Mans Bluff by Peter David
Release Date: 12/27/11

Released in Paperback and NOOK formats. Pocket Books/Star Trek. 384 pages

Join Captain MacKenzie Calhoun and the U.S.S. Excalibur crew as they take on two enemies at once in the 18th novel of the New Frontier series.

The Demi-Monde: Winter by Rod Rees
Release Date: 12/27/11

Released in Hardcover and NOOK formats. HaperCollins Publishing. 528 pages

There was no actual description given with this book, but in a little hunting I found that it is the first of the series (Next to be Spring, then Summer) and is the debut by author Rod Rees. The Demi-Monde is “the most sophisticated and powerful Asymmetrical Warfare cyber-milieu ever produced. The US Military’s neoFights never had it this good…this bad”

The Naked God (Night’s Dawn Series #3) by Peter F. Hamilton
Release Date 12/28/11.

Released in Hardcover, Paperback and Nook Formats. Subterranean Press. 968 pages

The war between Edenists, Adamists and ancient alien species comes to a conclusion as they are plunged into a war of damnation and revelation. With the holidays coming to a close, so do new releases. With the new year upon us, we will hopefully see a surge of new Science Fiction for us all to enjoy!