A Book Cover Gallery of 163 Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books Coming Out in September 2012

Anxious for some new sf/f/h reads in September? Here’s another handy, massive (yet still not complete) list at forthcoming (mostly U.S.) book releases for September 2012.

Tell us the ones you are most looking forward to!

  1. A Beautiful Friendship (Star Kingdom) by David Weber (Baen)
  2. A Fractured Light (Beautiful Dark) by Jocelyn Davies (HarperTeen)
  3. A Host of Furious Fancies by Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill (Baen)

  1. A Star Shall Fall by Marie Brennan (Tor Fantasy)
  2. A Tolkien Treasury by (Running Press)
  3. A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle) by Ursula K. Le Guin (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)
  1. Accidental Magic by P. C. Cast (Berkley Trade)
  2. Accidentally Dead by Dakota Cassidy (Berkley)
  3. Adaptation by Malinda Lo (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  1. Alchemystic (A Spellmason Chronicle) by Anton Strout (Ace)
  2. American Science Fiction: Five Classic Novels 1956-58 edited by Gary K. Wolfe (Library of America)
  3. American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953-56 edited by Gary K. Wolfe (Library of America)
  1. An Apple for the Creature edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner (Ace)
  2. An Exile on Planet Earth: Articles and Reflections by Brian Aldiss (Bodleian Library, University of Oxford)
  3. Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal by Sherryl Vint (Liverpool University Press)
  1. Archangel’s Storm by Nalini Singh (Berkley)
  2. Archer’s Goon by Diana Wynne Jones (Greenwillow Books)
  3. Ashes of Honor: An October Daye Novel by Seanan McGuire (DAW)
  1. Astonishing X-Men: Gifted by Peter David (Marvel)
  2. At the Edge of Waking by Holly Phillips (Prime Books)
  3. Baba Yaga’s Daughter and Other Stories of the Old Races by C. E. Murphy (Subterranean)
  1. Bad Glass by Richard E. Gropp (Del Rey)
  2. Be My Enemy (Book Two of the Everness Series) by Ian McDonald (Pyr)
  3. Between Page and Screen: Remaking Literature Through Cinema and Cyberspace by Kiene Brillenburg Wurth (Fordham University Press)
  1. Blackwood by Gwenda Bond (Strange Chemistry)
  2. Blood Riders by Michael P. Spradlin (Harper Voyager)
  3. Borderlands #2: Unconquered by John Shirley (Pocket Books)
  1. Boyfriend from Hell (Saturn’s Daughters) by Jamie Quaid (Pocket Books)
  2. Chosen of Khorne by Anthony Reynolds (Black Library)
  3. Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top edited by Ekaterina Sedia (Prime Books)
  1. Clean: A Mindspace Investigations Novel by Alex Hughes (Roc)
  2. Clockwork Angels: The Novel by Kevin J. Anderson & Neil Peart (ECW Press)
  3. Crown Thief by David Tallerman (Angry Robot)
  1. Dance with the Devil (Dark-Hunter) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin’s Press)
  2. Dark Light of Day (A Noon Onyx Novel) by Jill Archer (Ace)
  3. Dead Mann Running: A Hessius Mann Novel by Stefan Petrucha (Roc)
  1. Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel (Del Rey)
  2. Deathlands 105: Wretched Earth by James Axler (GraphicAudio)
  3. Doctor Who Omnibus Volume 1 by Gary Russel, et. al. (IDW Publishing)
  1. Doctor Who Postcards from Time and Space (Penguin UK)
  2. Doctor Who: Dark Horizons HC by J.T. Colgan (Random House UK)
  3. Doctor Who: Horror of Fang Rock by Terrence Dicks (Audiogo Limited)
  1. Doctor Who: the Empty House by Simon Guerrier (Audiogo)
  2. Dodger by Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins)
  3. Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham (Starscape)
  1. Dragon Ship (Liaden Universe) by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Baen)
  2. Dreamer (The Foreworld Saga) by Mark Teppo (47North)
  3. Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms – Legends of Drizzt Omnibus Volume 2 by Andrew Dabb & R. A. Salvatore & Valdis Semeiks & Tim Seeley (IDW Publishing)
  1. Dust & Decay (Benny Imura (Rot and Ruin)) by Jonathan Maberry (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  2. Dying of the Light by George R. R. Martin (Subterranean)
  3. Earth to Hell: Journey to Wudang: Book One by Kylie Chan (Harper Voyager)
  1. Ecko Rising by Danie Ware (Titan)
  2. Educated Ape and Other Wonders of the Worlds by Robert Rankin (Gollancz)
  3. Elminster Enraged: The Sage of Shadowdale by Ed Greenwood (Wizards of the Coast)
  1. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” by Corey Olsen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  2. Fallen Masters by John Edward (Tor Books)
  3. Fangs: Everything the Modern Vampire Needs to Know by Amy Gray (Weldon Owen)
  1. Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson (Tor Books)
  2. Freaks in a Box: The Myths of Media by (NonStop Press)
  3. Fringe: Beyond the Fringe by Joshua Jackson & Various (DC Comics)
  1. Fugitives: Escape from Furnace 4 by Alexander Gordon Smith (Square Fish)
  2. Full Blooded (Jessica McClain) by Amanda Carlson (Orbit)
  3. Future Warning by Gerald Walther (Tate Publishing)
  1. Ghosts: Recent Hauntings edited by Paula Guran (Prime Books)
  2. Gods of Risk: An Expanse Novella by James S.A. Corey (Orbit)
  3. Helix Wars by Eric Brown (Solaris)
  1. Howl: Everything the Modern Werewolf Needs to Know by Serena Valentino (Weldon Owen)
  2. Immortal Surrender (Curse of the Templars) by Claire Ashgrove (Tor Books)
  3. In a Fix by Linda Grimes (Tor Books)
  1. Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan by Robin Maxwell (Tor Books)
  2. Janus by John Park (ChiZine Publications)
  3. Kirby: Genesis Volume 1 TP by Kurt Busiek & Alex Ross & Jackson Herbert (Dynamite Entertainment)
  1. Kris Longknife: Welcome Home / Go Away by Mike Shepherd (Ace)
  2. Legends of the Dragonrealm: Shade by Richard A. Knaak (Gallery Books)
  3. Lord of Mountains: A Novel of the Change by S. M. Stirling (Roc)
  1. Machine Stops and Other Stories (Collectors Library) by E M Forster (Crw Publishing)
  2. Majipoor Chronicles: Book Two of the Majipoor Cycle by Robert Silverberg (Roc Trade)
  3. Midst Toil and Tribulation (Safehold) by David Weber (Tor Books)
  1. Monster Hunter Legion by Larry Correia (Baen)
  2. Mutated by Joe McKinney (Pinnacle)
  3. Night of the Swarm (Chathrand Voyage 4) by Robert VS Redick (Gollancz)
  1. Only A Shadow: (An eSpecial from Roc) by Steve Bein (Roc)
  2. Other Seasons: The Best of Neal Barrett, Jr. by Neal Barrett & Jr. (Subterranean)
  3. Pale by Chris Wooding (Stoke Books)
  1. Pathfinder Tales: Blood of the City by Robin D. Laws (Paizo Publishing, LLC.)
  2. Perfection by Nick Kyme (Black Library)
  3. Personal Demon by Susan Sizemore (Ace)
  1. Phobos by Steve Alten (Tor Books)
  2. Rapture: A Novel of the Fallen Angels by J.R. Ward (NAL)
  3. Redlaw: Red Eye by James Lovegrove (Solaris)
  1. Reflections: On the Magic of Writing by Diana Wynne Jones (Greenwillow Books)
  2. Resident Evil: Retribution by John Shirley (Titan Books)
  3. Resnick’s Menagerie by Mike Resnick (Silverberry Press)
  1. Revan: Star Wars (The Old Republic) by Drew Karpyshyn (LucasBooks)
  2. School’s Out Forever by Scott Andrews (Abaddon)
  3. Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  1. Shadows of Treachery (Horus Heresy) edited by Christian Dunn (Black Library)
  2. Shift by Kim Curran (Strange Chemistry)
  3. Silent Sand (Vampire Gene) by Sam Stone (The House of Murky Depths)
  1. Skullcrusher: Selected Weird Fiction, Volume One by Robert E. Howard (Creation Oneiros)
  2. Slow Apocalypse by John Varley (Ace)
  3. Soddit by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
  1. Something Witchy This Way Comes: A Jolie Wilkins Novel by H. P. Mallory (Bantam)
  2. Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Brinkmanship by Una McCormack (Pocket Books/Star Trek)
  3. Star Wars Omnibus: Clone Wars Volume 1 – The Republic Goes to War by John Ostrander & et. al. (Dark Horse)
  1. Storm Force: Book Three of the Last Legion Series by Chris Bunch (Provenance Press)
  2. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (Thomas Dunne Books)
  3. Stray Souls (Magicals Anonymous) by Kate Griffin (Orbit)
  1. Swords of the Emperor by Chris Wraight (Black Library)
  2. Tales from Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle) by Ursula K. Le Guin (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)
  3. Tehanu (Earthsea Cycle) by Ursula K. Le Guin (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
  1. Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound edited by Mark Leslie (Edge)
  2. The Big Book of Ghost Stories edited by Otto Penzler (Vintage)
  3. The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer) by Brent Weeks (Orbit)
  1. The Book of Angels by Todd Jordan (Sterling)
  2. The Book of the Dragon by H. Gustavo Ciruelo Cabral (Sterling)
  3. The Book of the Night (Libyrinth) by Pearl North (Tor Teen)
  1. The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  2. The Clockwork Sky, Volume One by Madeleine Rosca (Tor Books)
  3. The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson (Greenwillow Books)
  1. The Curse by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love (Pocket Books)
  2. The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams (DAW)
  3. The Diviners by Libba Bray (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  1. The Doublecross Program: Book Three of the Star Risk Series by Chris Bunch (Prologue Books)
  2. The Farthest Shore (Earthsea Cycle) by Ursula K. Le Guin (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
  3. The Heart of Matter: Odyssey One by Evan Currie (47North)
  1. The Indigo Pheasant by Daniel A. Rabuzzi (ChiZine Publications)
  2. The Kingmakers by Clay Griffith & Susan Griffith (Pyr)
  3. The Knights of Breton Court by Maurice Broaddus (Angry Robot)
  1. The Mammoth Book of Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback edited by Stephen Jones (Running Press)
  2. The Map of the Sky: A Novel by Felix J Palma (Atria Books)
  3. The Martian War by Kevin J Anderson (Titan Books)
  1. The Mongoliad: Book Two by Neal Stephenson & Erik Bear & Greg Bear & Joseph Brassey & Nicole Galland & Cooper Moo & Mark Teppo (47North)
  2. The Moon Maze Game by Larry Niven & Steven Barnes (Tor Science Fiction)
  3. The Other Wind (The Earthsea Cycle) by Ursula K. Le Guin (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)
  1. The Pyramid Waltz by Barbara Ann Wright (Bold Strokes Books)
  2. The Rapture of the Nerds by Cory Doctorow & Charles Stross (Tor Books)
  3. The Scream by Laurent Graff (Aurora Metro Press)
  1. The Science Fiction Universe and Beyond by Michael Mallory (Universe)
  2. The Scoundrel Worlds: Book Two of the Star Risk Series by Chris Bunch (Prologue Books)
  3. The Shimmers in the Night: A Novel (Dissenters) by Lydia Millet (Big Mouth House)
  1. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  2. The Skybound Sea by Sam Sykes (Pyr)
  3. The Spirit Well by Stephen Lawhead (Thomas Nelson)
  1. The Sundering by Gav Thorpe (Black Library)
  2. The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Cycle) by Ursula K. Le Guin (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
  3. The Void of Mist and Thunder (13th Reality) by James Dashner (Shadow Mountain)
  1. The Well of Tears: The Dream Stewards by Roberta Trahan (47North)
  2. The Wild Road: Book Three of Karavans by Jennifer Roberson (DAW)
  3. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken (Vintage Classics)
  1. The Wrong Goodbye by Chris F. Holm (Angry Robot)
  2. This Case Is Gonna Kill Me by Phillipa Bornikova (Tor Books)
  3. Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman (Ace Trade)
  1. Treacheries of the Space Marines edited by Christian Dunn (Black Library)
  2. Trolls by Brian Froud & Wendy Froud (Abrams)
  3. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (Canterbury Classics)
  1. Two Ravens and One Crow: An Iron Druid Chronicles Novella by Kevin Hearne (Del Rey)
  2. Undead: Everything the Modern Zombie Needs to Know by Serena Valentino (Weldon Owen)
  3. Unspoken: The Lynburn Legacy by Sarah Rees Brennan (Random House Books for Young Readers)
  1. Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
  2. We Are For the Dark (The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume Seven) by Robert Silverberg (Subterranean)
  1. Wolf Among the Stars by Steve White (Baen)
  2. The Exile’s Violin by R.S. Hunter (Hydra)

Note: Also being released in September (no Amazon covers available):

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

4 thoughts on “A Book Cover Gallery of 163 Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books Coming Out in September 2012”

  1. Thanks for putting this up John. It’s always fun to look at upcoming releases- not that I have time to add anything to my TBR list. But that hasn’t stopped me so far…

  2. Easy picks this month,
    American Science Fiction: Five Classic Novels 1956-58
    American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953-56
    Doctor Who: Dark Horizons
    Doctor Who: the Empty House
    The Blinding Knife by Weeks
    The Map of the Sky by Palma

  3. Holy cow there is some good stuff coming out this month!

    i’m drooling over:
    the Doctor Who Omnibus from IDW
    Circus anthology edited by Sedia
    Rapture of the Nerds by Doctorow and Stross

  4. I second the thanks for doing this. It’s really handy to have a visual guide to what’s coming out, so I can see if anything’s escaped my notice.

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