A Book Cover Gallery of 132 Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books Coming Out in July 2012

Another month, another massive (yet still not complete) list at forthcoming (mostly U.S.) book releases for July 2012. Which ones are you looking forward to…?

  1. 21st Century Dead: A Zombie Anthology edited by Christopher Golden (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  2. A Million Heavens by John Brandon (McSweeney’s)
  3. A Once Crowded Sky: A Novel by Tom King (Touchstone)

  1. Albert of Adelaide: A Novel by Howard Anderson (Twelve)
  2. Alex Van Helsing: The Triumph of Death by Jason Henderson (HarperTeen)
  3. All Seeing Eye by Rob Thurman (Pocket Books)
  1. Ambrose Bierce: Masters of the Weird Tale by Ambrose Bierce (Centipede Press)
  2. An Officer’s Duty (Theirs Not to Reason Why) by Jean Johnson (Ace)
  3. Angel by Nicole “Coco” Marrow & Laura Hayden (Forge Books)
  1. Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer (Hyperion Book CH)
  2. Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City by Kai-cheung Dung (Columbia University Press)
  3. Beneath a Rising Moon by Keri Arthur (Dell)
  1. Beyond All Weapons by L. Ron Hubbard (Galaxy Pr Llc)
  2. Blood Before Sunrise: A Shaede Assassin Novel by Amanda Bonilla (Signet)
  3. Blood and Feathers by Lou Morgan (Solaris)
  1. Blood of the Emperor: The Annals of Drakis: Book Three by Tracy Hickman (DAW)
  2. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Complete Newspaper Sundays Volume Two 1933-1937 by John F. Dille & Rick Yager (Hermes Press)
  3. Carry the Flame by James Jaros (Harper Voyager)
  1. Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling by Michael Boccacino (Titan)
  2. Chimera (The Subterrene War) by T.C. McCarthy (Orbit)
  3. Citadels of the Lost: The Annals of Drakis: Book Two by Tracy Hickman (DAW)
  1. Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Subterranean)
  2. Cuttlefish by Dave Freer (Pyr)
  3. Darklands (A Deadtown Novel) by Nancy Holzner (Ace)
  1. Darksiders: The Abomination Vault by Ari Marmell (Del Rey)
  2. Dead Space by BK Evenson (Titan)
  3. Dead of Night by Lynn Viehl (Flux)
  1. Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim Volume 2 by Alex Raymond (IDW Publishing)
  2. Devil’s Wake: A Novel by Steven Barnes & Tananarive Due (Atria Books)
  3. Doctor Who: 100 Scariest Monsters HC by Various (Penguin UK)
  1. Downpour: A Greywalker Novel by Kat Richardson (Roc)
  2. Dragon Rule: Book Five of the Age of Fire by E.E. Knight (Roc)
  3. Earth Unaware (The First Formic War) by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston (Tor Books)
  1. Elfhome by Wen Spencer (Baen)
  2. Elric: The Balance Lost Vol. 2 by Michael Moorcock & Chris Roberson (BOOM! Studios)
  3. Empty Space (Kefahuchi Tract Trilogy 3) by M John Harrison (Gollancz)
  1. Ender’s Game – Formic Wars: Silent Strike by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston (Marvel)
  2. Energized by Edward M. Lerner (Tor Books)
  3. Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland (DAW)
  1. Exile: The Outcast Chronicles by Rowena Cory Daniells (Solaris)
  2. Fever Moon (Graphic Novel) by Karen Marie Moning (Del Rey)
  3. Fictionauts by Mauro Mantella & Leonardo Rizzo (Studio 407)
  1. Galactic Creatures edited by Elektra Hammond (Dark Quest, LLC)
  2. Ghost Ship (Liaden Universe) by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Baen)
  3. God Save the Queen (The Immortal Empire) by Kate Locke (Orbit)
  1. Grave Memory: An Alex Craft Novel by Kalayna Price (Roc)
  2. Gunmetal Magic: A Novel in the World of Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews (Ace)
  3. Heaven’s War by David S. Goyer & Michael Cassutt (Ace)
  1. House of Shadows by Rachel Neumeier (Orbit)
  2. How Firm a Foundation by David Weber (Tor Science Fiction)
  3. Hunting the Dark Knight: Twenty-First Century Batman by Will Brooker (I. B. Tauris)
  1. Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing edited by Sandra Kasturi and Halli Villegas (ChiZine Publications)
  2. Imperium by Keith Laumer (Baen)
  3. Iron Gray Sea: Destroyermen by Taylor Anderson (Roc)
  1. Jack Glass by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
  2. Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn (Tor Books)
  3. Loose Cannon: The Tom Kelly Novels by David Drake (Baen)
  1. Lord Tyger by Philip Jose Farmer (Titan Books)
  2. Manhattan in Reverse by Peter F. Hamilton (Subterranean)
  3. Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days Deluxe Edition by Neil Gaiman (Vertigo)
  1. No Peace for the Damned by Megan Powell (47North)
  2. Odd Apocalypse: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz (Bantam)
  3. Once: An Eve Novel by Anna Carey (HarperCollins)
  1. Orion and King Arthur by Ben Bova (Tor Books)
  2. Other Worlds Than These edited by John Joseph Adams (Night Shade Books)
  3. Point of Knives: A Novella of Astreiant by Melissa Scott (Lethe Press)
  1. Poison Tree by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
  2. Priests of Mars by Graham McNeill (Games Workshop)
  3. Queen’s Hunt by Beth Bernobich (Tor Books)
  1. Ripper by David L. Golemon (Thomas Dunne Books)
  2. Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury edited by Sam Weller & Mort Castle (William Morrow Paperbacks)
  3. Shadow of Night: A Novel by Deborah Harkness (Viking Adult)
  1. Shadows Before the Sun by Kelly Gay (Pocket Books)
  2. Sharps by K. J. Parker (Orbit)
  3. Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer (St. Martin’s Press)
  1. Sin’s Dark Caress: A Dark Brethren Novel by Tracey O’Hara (Harper Voyager)
  2. Sorry Please Thank You: Stories by Charles Yu (Pantheon)
  3. Spin the Sky by Katy Stauber (Night Shade Books)
  1. Star Trek / Legion of Super-Heroes by Chris Roberson & Jeffrey Moy (IDW Publishing)
  2. Star Trek: Titan: Fallen Gods by Michael A. Martin (Pocket Books/Star Trek)
  3. Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories by John Jackson Miller (LucasBooks)
  1. Starboard Wine: More Notes on the Language of Science Fiction by Samuel R. Delany (Wesleyan)
  2. Sword Mountain (Swordbird) by Nancy Yi Fan (HarperCollins)
  3. Tarzan: The Jesse Marsh Years Volume 11 by Gaylord DuBois & Jesse Marsh (Dark Horse)
  1. Team Human by Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Rees Brennan (HarperTeen)
  2. Technomancer (Unspeakable Things: Book One) by B.V. Larson (47North)
  3. The Apocalypse Codex (A Laundry Files Novel) by Charles Stross (Ace)
  1. The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy by Jody Duncan Jesser & Janine Pourroy (Abrams)
  2. The Coldest War by Ian Tregillis (Tor Books)
  3. The Crown of the Usurper (Crown of the Blood) by Gav Thorpe (Angry Robot)
  1. The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Novelization by Greg Cox (Titan Books)
  2. The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time) by Robert Jordan (Tor Books)
  3. The Drowned World: A Novel (50th Anniversary Edition) by J. G. Ballard (Liveright)
  1. The Gilded Rune (Dungeons & Dragons) by Lisa Smedman (Wizards of the Coast)
  2. The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter (Knopf)
  3. The Incarceration of Captain Nebula and Other Lost Futures by Mike Resnick (Subterranean)
  1. The Investigation: A Novel by Philippe Claudel (Nan A. Talese)
  2. The Last Policeman: A Novel by Ben Winters (Quirk Books)
  3. The Legacy of Lord Regret: Strange Threads: Book 1 by Sam Bowring (Orbit)
  1. The Legend of Jig Dragonslayer (Jig the Goblin) by Jim C. Hines (DAW Trade)
  2. The Legend of Sigmar by Graham McNeill (Games Workshop)
  3. The Long Last Call by John Skipp (DP)
  1. The Measure of the Magic: Legends of Shannara by Terry Brooks (Del Rey)
  2. The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind (Tor Fantasy)
  3. The Stranger’s Magic: The Labyrinths of Echo, Book Three by Max Frei (Overlook)
  1. The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities: Exhibits, Oddities, Images, and Stories from Top Authors and Artists by Ann VanderMeer & Jeff VanderMeer (Harper Voyager)
  2. The Time Ship: A Chrononautical Journey (Early Classics of Science Fiction) by Enrique Gaspar (Wesleyan)
  3. The Wanderers (Veiled Isles Trilogy) by Paula Brandon (Spectra)
  1. The War That Came Early: Coup d’Etat by Harry Turtledove (Del Rey)
  2. The Witch Is Back: A Jolie Wilkins Novel by H. P. Mallory (Bantam)
  3. The Woman Who Married a Cloud: The Collected Short Stories of Jonathan Carroll by Jonathan Carroll (Subterranean)
  1. The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin (Tor Teen)
  2. The World of Poo (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK)
  3. The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2012 Edition edited by Paula Guran (Prime Books)
  1. The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2012 Edition edited by Rich Horton (Prime Books)
  2. The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  3. Thieftaker (The Thieftaker Chronicles) by D. B. Jackson (Tor Books)
  1. Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  2. Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld) by Kelley Armstrong (Dutton Adult)
  3. This Dark Earth by John Hornor Jacobs (Gallery Books)
  1. Tin Swift: The Age of Steam (Cedar Hunt) by Devon Monk (Roc Trade)
  2. Trinity Rising by Elspeth Cooper (Gollancz)
  3. V Wars edited by Jonathan Maberry (IDW Publishing)
  1. Voyage to Kazohinia by Sandor Szathmari (New Europe Books)
  2. Wake of the Bloody Angel (Eddie Lacrosse) by Alex Bledsoe (Tor Books)
  3. War Maid’s Choice: N/A (The Bahzell) by David Weber (Baen)
  1. War of the Worlds (Science Fiction Masterworks) by H G Wells (Gollancz)
  2. When Temptation Burns: A Shadow Keepers Novel (Shadow Keepers 6) by J.K. Beck (Bantam)
  3. Wilde Stories 2012: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction edited by Steve Berman (Lethe Press)
  1. Wings of Creation (The Silver Ship) by Brenda Cooper (Tor Science Fiction)
  2. Year Zero: A Novel by Rob Reid (Del Rey)
  3. vN: The First Machine Dynasty by Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot)

(Note: Release information was sourced from Amazon and others. Some reprints have been omitted. Release dates subject to change. So there.)

7 thoughts on “A Book Cover Gallery of 132 Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books Coming Out in July 2012”

  1. Those are what I’m picking up this month.
    The Incarceration of Captain Nebula and Other Lost Futures by Resnick
    A Once Crowded Sky by King
    Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim Volume 2 by Raymond
    Energized by Lerner
    Heaven’s War by Goyer
    Odd Apocalypse: An Odd Thomas Novel

    Maybe I’ll pick up, if I get through the above:
    The Apocalypse Codex (A Laundry Files Novel) by Stoss
    and
    The Coldest War by Tregellis

    Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling: A Novel, looks interesting. Might pick that up as well.

  2. Some gorgeous covers, and more than a few books I want to get my hands on! (Fortunately I have review copies of some of them, but there always seem to be more!)

  3. I’ve read Cuttlefish: enjoyable pre-teen to YA steampunk novel. I have Shadow of Night & loved the 1st in trilogy: academic, well-researched with plot and characters. Kelley Armstrong talked about 13 when I interviewed her. I wish I could read more! This list makes me drool.

  4. Some others which have caught my eye for this month:

    Alif the Unseen

    A new definitive edition of The Troika by Stepan Chapman (1997, PKD Award) from Cheeky Frawg

    Collection: Permeable Borders by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Fairwood Press, July 1)

    The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus by Terry Goodkind (self-published, Jul 2, 2012)

    The Hollow City by Dan Wells (Tor, Jul 3, 2012)

    Last Man Standing by Davide Longo (MacLehose Press, July 5, 2012) — an English translation of an Italian novel set in a collapsing near future (via Ranting Dragon)

    YA: Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal (Ever-Expanding Universe #1, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, July 10) — “Elvie Nara was doing just fine in the year 2074. She had a great best friend, a dad she adored, and bright future working on the Ares Project on Mars. But then she had to get involved with sweet, gorgeous, dumb-as-a-brick Cole—and now she’s pregnant.”

    Anthology: Solaris Rising 1.5 edited by Ian Whates (Solaris, July 17)

    The Siege in the Room: Three Novellas by Miquel Bauca and translated by Martha Tennent (Dalkey Archive Press, Jul 24, 2012)

    Vlad by Carlos Fuentes (Dalkey Archive Press, Jul 24, 2012) — Spanish-language novel from Mexico now in translation, re-imagines Dracula in Mexico City — audio coming from Dreamscape

    Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch (Del Rey, July 31, 2012) — out earlier in the UK but I think this is the US release

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