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A Book Cover Gallery of 157 Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books Coming Out in August 2012

Genre fans have a daunting task this month when it comes to deciding how to spend their book-buying money. Here’s another massive (yet still not complete) list at forthcoming (mostly U.S.) book releases for August 2012.

Lots of great stuff here. Which ones are you looking forward to…?

  1. A Bloody Good Secret by Sierra Dean (Samhain Publishing)
  2. A Guile of Dragons (A Tournament of Shadows, Book 1) by James Enge (Pyr)
  3. A Wolf at the Door: A Jesse James Dawson Novel by K. A. Stewart (Roc)

  1. A Wolf at the Door by K. A. Stewart (Roc)
  2. Ape-Man: the Unofficial and Unauthorised by Sean Egan (Telos Publishing)
  3. At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories by Kij Johnson (Small Beer Press)
  1. Beyond Here Lies Nothing: The Concrete Grove Trilogy by Gary McMahon (Solaris)
  2. Biting Cold: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel by Chloe Neill (NAL)
  3. Black Bottle by Anthony Huso (Tor Books)
  1. Blades of Winter: A Novel of the Shadowstorm by G. T. Almasi (Del Rey)
  2. Blades of the Moonsea, Omnibus by Richard Baker (Wizards of the Coast)
  3. Blood and Silver by James R. Tuck (Kensington)
  1. Bloodstar: Star Corpsman: Book One by Ian Douglas (Harper Voyager)
  2. Breakdown by Katherine Amt Hanna (47North)
  3. Brittle Innings by Michael Bishop (Fairwood Press, Inc)
  1. Bullettime by Nick Mamatas (ChiZine Publications)
  2. Burning Bright by A. Catherine Noon & Rachel Wilder (Samhain Publishing)
  3. Captive Dreams by Michael Flynn (Phoenix Pick)
  1. Charon’s Claw: Neverwinter Saga, Book III by R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast)
  2. Chosen: A Dark Breed Novel by Sable Grace (Avon)
  3. Cipher by Moira Rogers (Samhain Publishing)
  1. Citys Son by Tom Pollock (Quercus Export Editions)
  2. Cold Fire by Kate Elliott (Orbit)
  3. Containment by Christian Cantrell (47North)
  1. Conviction: Star Wars (Fate of the Jedi) by Aaron Allston (LucasBooks)
  2. Crackpot Palace: Stories by Jeffrey Ford (William Morrow)
  3. Dark Eden by Chris Beckett (Corvus)
  1. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (Del Rey)
  2. Death Warmed Over (Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.) by Kevin J. Anderson (Kensington)
  3. Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim Volume 2 by Alex Raymond (IDW Publishing)
  1. Devil Said Bang: A Sandman Slim Novel by Richard Kadrey (Harper Voyager)
  2. Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel (Tachyon Publications)
  3. Dorohedoro, Vol. 7 by Q Hayashida (VIZ Media LLC)
  1. Downward to the Earth by Robert Silverberg (Orb Books)
  2. Dusk Watchman (The Twilight Reign, Book Five) by Tom Lloyd (Pyr)
  3. Dying Echo: A Grim Reaper Mystery by Judy Clemens (Poisoned Pen Press)
  1. Dying For You by MaryJanice Davidson (Berkley)
  2. Endgame by Ann Aguirre (Ace)
  3. Eternal Beast: Mark of the Vampire by Laura Wright (Signet)
  1. Every Day by David Levithan (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  2. Extreme Zombies edited by Paula Guran (Prime Books)
  3. Fable at the Edge of the World by Christie Golden (Titan)
  1. Fair Game by Taylor Keating (Tor Books)
  2. False Memory by Dan Krokos (Hyperion Book CH)
  3. Fate of Worlds: Return from the Ringworld by Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner (Tor Books)
  1. Fear to Tread by James Swallow (Black Library)
  2. Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction edited by Carrie Ryan (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
  3. Future Lovecraft edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles (Prime Books)
  1. Genocidal Organ by Project Itoh (VIZ Media LLC)
  2. Ghost Key by Trish J. MacGregor (Tor Books)
  3. Ghost of a Dream by Simon R. Green (Ace)
  1. Goblin Precinct by Keith R. A. DeCandido (Dark Quest, LLC)
  2. Hands of the Ripper by Guy Adams (Hammer)
  3. Haunted by Jeanne C. Stein (Ace)
  1. Heart Secret by Robin D. Owens (Berkley)
  2. Hidden Things: A Novel by Doyce Testerman (Harper Voyager)
  3. Ice and Shadow by Andre Norton (Baen)
  1. Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit, Vol. 8 by Motoro Mase (VIZ Media LLC)
  2. Immortally Yours by Angie Fox (St. Martin’s)
  3. In the House of the Wicked: A Remy Chandler Novel by Thomas E. Sniegoski (Roc)
  1. Inuyasha, Vol. 12 by Rumiko Takahashi (VIZ Media LLC)
  2. Kept by Seduction by Jaymie Holland (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  3. King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (Ace)
  1. Lauriat: A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology by Charles Tan (Lethe Press)
  2. Legion by Brandon Sanderson (Subterranean)
  3. Libriomancer: (Magic Ex Libris Book 1) by Jim C. Hines (DAW)
  1. Love on the Run by Katharine Kerr (DAW)
  2. Malediction by C Z Dunn (Black Library Hardbacks)
  3. Master of Darkness by Angela Knight (Berkley)
  1. Mercy Kill: Star Wars (X-Wing) by Aaron Allston (LucasBooks)
  2. Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig (Angry Robot)
  3. Monocyte by Kasra Ghanbari & Menton3 (IDW Publishing)
  1. No Sharks in the Med and Other Stories by Brian Lumley (Subterranean)
  2. Orion: The Vaults of Winter by Darius Hinks (Games Workshop)
  3. Out of This World by Douglas Richards (Paragon Press)
  1. Paradox Resolution: A Spider Webb Novel by K.A. Bedford (Edge)
  2. Path of the Outcast (Eldar) by Gav Thorpe (Games Workshop)
  3. Precinct 13 by Tate Hallaway (Berkley)
  1. Queen of Wands (Special Circumstances) by John Ringo (Baen)
  2. Reaper (Lightbringer) by K. D. Mcentire (Pyr)
  3. Report from Planet Midnight (Outspoken Authors) by Nalo Hopkinson (PM Press)
  1. Ring of Fire III edited by Eric Flint (Baen)
  2. Romeo Spikes by Joanne Reay (Gallery Books)
  3. Sanctuary: The Outcast Chronicles by Rowena Cory Daniells (Solaris)
  1. Seawitch: A Greywalker Novel by Kat Richardson (Roc)
  2. Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher (Angry Robot)
  3. Shadowlands by Violette Malan (DAW)
  1. Sin Eaters by Kai Leakes (Kensington)
  2. Some Remarks: Essays and Other Writing by Neal Stephenson (William Morrow)
  3. Soul Trade by Caitlin Kittredge (St. Martin’s)
  1. Stalking the Zombie by Mike Resnick (American Fantasy Press)
  2. Star Trek: Voyager: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer (Pocket Books/Star Trek)
  3. Starstruck by Elaine Lee & Michael Wm. Kaluta (IDW Publishing)
  1. Steampunk: A Complete Guide to Victorian Techno-Fetishism by Vienna Von Schwarz (Chartwell Books, Inc.)
  2. Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who 2011: The Critical Fan’s Guide to Matt Smith’s Second Series (Unauthorized) by Steven Cooper (Punked Books)
  3. Stygian’s Honor by Lora Leigh (Berkley)
  1. Such Wicked Intent: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Book Two by Kenneth Oppel (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers)
  2. Swallowing a Donkey’s Eye by Paul Tremblay (ChiZine Publications)
  3. Synners by Pat Cadigan (Gollancz)
  1. TALES FROM WILLIAM F. NOLAN’S DARK UNIVERSE by William Nolan & Jason Brock (Bluewater Productions)
  2. Taken (An Alex Verus Novel) by Benedict Jacka (Ace)
  3. Telos Movie Classics: Hulk by Tony Lee (Telos Publishing)
  1. The Black Dragon by Chris Claremont (Titan Books)
  2. The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton (Random House Books for Young Readers)
  3. The Constantine Affliction by T. Aaron Payton (Night Shade Books)
  1. The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby (Angry Robot)
  2. The Dark Side of Nowhere by Neal Shusterman (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers)
  3. The Dragons of Winter by James A. Owen (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers)
  1. The Eyes of the Cat by Alexandro Jodorowsky & Moebius (Humanoids, Inc.)
  2. The Far West (Frontier Magic) by Patricia C. Wrede (Scholastic Press)
  3. The Fate of the Dwarves by Markus Heitz (Orbit)
  1. The First Last Unicorn and Other Beginnings by Peter S. Beagle (Tachyon Publications)
  2. The Frazetta Sketchbook by Frank Frazetta & J. David Sopurlock (Vanguard Productions)
  3. The Grass King’s Concubine by Kari Sperring (DAW)
  1. The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan (Hyperion Book CH)
  2. The Iron Wyrm Affair (Bannon and Clare) by Lilith Saintcrow (Orbit)
  3. The Kill Order (Maze Runner) by James Dashner (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
  1. The Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series by Karen Miller (Orbit)
  2. The Legacy of Lord Regret: Strange Threads: Book 1 by Sam Bowring (Orbit)
  3. The Lord of Lies: Strange Threads: Book 2 by Sam Bowring (Orbit)
  1. The Manual of Aeronautics: An Illustrated Guide to the Leviathan Series by Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse)
  2. The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore (HarperCollins)
  3. The Rising: A Department 19 Novel (Department Nineteen) by Will Hill (Razorbill)
  1. The Shattered Vine: Book Three of The Vineart War by Laura Anne Gilman (Pocket Books)
  2. The Shimmers in the Night (Dissenters) by Lydia Millet (Big Mouth House)
  3. The Spy Princess by Sherwood Smith (Viking Juvenile)
  1. The Starter (Galactic Football League) by Scott Sigler (Dark Overlord)
  2. The Traitor Queen (The Traitor Spy Trilogy) by Trudi Canavan (Orbit)
  3. The Unconquered Countries: Four Novellas by Geoff Ryman (Small Beer Press)
  1. The Unincorporated Future by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin (Tor Books)
  2. The Uninvited (Krewe of Hunters) by Heather Graham (Harlequin MIRA)
  3. The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers)
  1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury USA Childrens)
  2. Time Untime (Dark-Hunters) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin’s Press)
  3. Total Recall by Philip K. Dick (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  1. Touched by Cyn Balog (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
  2. Two Weeks’ Notice (Revivalist, Book 2) by Rachel Caine (Roc)
  3. UnWholly (Unwind) by Neal Shusterman (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers)
  1. Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron edited by Jonathan Strahan (Random House Books for Young Readers)
  2. Undercurrents (Orphan’s Legacy) by Robert Buettner (Baen)
  3. Vanquished (Crusade) by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguié (Simon Pulse)
  1. Wake (Watersong) by Amanda Hocking (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  2. War of Vengeance: the Great Betrayal (Time of Legends) by Nick Kyme (Black Library)
  3. Wards of Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara by Terry Brooks (Del Rey)
  1. When Diplomacy Fails (Freehold) by Michael Z. Williamson (Baen)
  2. When the People Fell by Cordwainer Smith (Baen)
  3. Widow’s Web (Elemental Assassin) by Jennifer Estep (Pocket Books)
  1. Wildcatter by Dave Duncan (Edge)
  2. Win Some, Lose Some: The Hugo Award Winning (and Nominated) Short Science Fiction and Fantasy of Mike Resnick by Mike Resnick (ISFiC Press)
  3. World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War by Christie Golden (Gallery Books)
  1. Wrayth (A Book of the Order) by Philippa Ballantine (Ace)
  2. Yesterday’s Hero by Jonathan Wood (Night Shade Books)
  3. Zeuglodon by James P. Blaylock (Subterranean)
  1. Zombie Bible: Death Has Come Up into Our Windows by Stant Litore (Dante’s Heart)
  2. Absinth & The Song of Synth by Sebastien Doubinsky (PS Publishing )
  3. Angel And You Dogs by Kathleen Ann Goonan (PS Publishing )
  1. Zero Point by Neal Asher (Tor UK)

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

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4 Comments on A Book Cover Gallery of 157 Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books Coming Out in August 2012

  1. Gerry M. Allen // August 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm //

    I really love this list and look forward to it every month. My only suggestion is to note if the book is not published in the USA. While some publishers are obvious (TOR UK), others are not. However, let no onerous addition keep you from continuing this fine service to the reading public.

    • I’ll try, though it’s tough to do sometimes. I source this from multiple places, mostly Amazon US. But also from Locus and elsewhere, which track US and UK books.

  2. So many books, so little time.

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