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122 Forthcoming SF/F/H Books for April 2011

Here’s a huge (but still incomplete) list of forthcoming U.S. book releases for April 2011. Hang on to your wallets, folks.

  1. 1636: The Saxon Uprising: (The Ring of Fire) by Eric Flint (Baen)
  2. A Kingdom Besieged: Book One of the Chaoswar Saga by Raymond E. Feist (Harper Voyager)
  3. A Matter of Time by Glen Cook (Night Shade Books)
  4. Able One by Ben Bova (Tor Books)
  5. After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn (Tor Books)

  1. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor (Viking Juvenile)
  2. All the Lives He Led: A Novel by Frederik Pohl (Tor Books)
  3. Among Thieves: A Tale of the Kin by Douglas Hulick (Roc)
  4. Ashes of the Earth: A Mystery of Post-Apocalyptic America by Eliot Pattison (Counterpoint)
  5. At the Human Limit, The Collected Stories of Jack Williamson, Volume Eight by Jack Williamson (Haffner Press)
  1. Betrayer: Foreigner #12 by C. J. Cherryh (DAW Hardcover)
  2. Bewere the Night by Holly Black & Elizabeth Hand & Sandra McDonald & Cherie Priest & Vandana Singh & Kaaron Warren (Prime Books)
  3. Blood Sin: An Awakened By Blood Novel by Marie Treanor (NAL Trade)
  4. Children of Scarabaeus (Scarabaeus, Book 2) by Sara Creasy (Harper Voyager)
  5. City of Hope & Despair: City of a Hundred Rows, Book 2 by Ian Whates (Angry Robot)
  1. Con & Conjure (Raine Benares) by Lisa Shearin (Ace)
  2. Dark Jenny by Alex Bledsoe (Tor Books)
  3. Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente (Tor Books)
  4. Defiance (Strange Angels, Book 4) by Lili St. Crow (Razorbill)
  5. Dimiter by William Peter Blatty (Forge Books)
  1. Element Zero (REVIVORS) by James Knapp (Roc)
  2. Enclave by Ann Aguirre (Feiwel & Friends)
  3. Enigmatic Pilot: A Tall Tale Too True by Kris Saknussemm (Del Rey)
  4. Entwined by Heather Dixon (Greenwillow Books)
  5. Eona by Alison Goodman (Viking Juvenile)
  1. Equations of Life. by Simon Morden (Metrozone) by Simon Morden (Orbit)
  2. Eternal Kiss: Mark of the Vampire by Laura Wright (Signet)
  3. Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance) by Larissa Ione (Grand Central Publishing)
  4. Eureka: Road Less Traveled by Cris Ramsay (Ace)
  5. Except the Queen by Jane Yolen & Midori Snyder (Roc Hardcover)
  1. Faerie Winter by Janni Lee Simner (Random House Books for Young Readers)
  2. Fall of Damnos. Nick Kyme (Space Marine Battles) by Nick Kyme (Black Library)
  3. Fallen by Michele Hauf (Harlequin Nocturne)
  4. Fever Dream by Lincoln Child & Douglas Preston (Vision)
  5. Flandry’s Legacy: The Technic Civilization Saga by Poul Anderson (Baen)
  1. Flesh Eaters by Joe McKinney (Pinnacle)
  2. Flip by Martyn Bedford (Wendy Lamb Books)
  3. Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon (Greenwillow Books)
  4. Geek Fantasy Novel by E. Archer (Scholastic Press)
  5. Golden Vampire by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom (Harlequin Nocturne)
  1. Haunting Desire (A Mists of Ireland Novel) by Erin Quinn (Berkley Trade)
  2. Haven (Trial of Blood & Steel, Book 4) by Joel Shepherd (Pyr)
  3. Hidden Cities (Moshui: the Books of Stone and Water) by Daniel Fox (Del Rey)
  4. Hidden Embers: A Dragon’s Heat Novel by Tessa Adams (NAL Trade)
  5. Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne (Del Rey)
  1. How to See Faeries by John Matthews (Abrams)
  2. Hunt the Space-Witch!: Seven Adventures in Time and Space by Robert Silverberg (Paizo Publishing, LLC.)
  3. Huntress by Malinda Lo (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  4. Hybrids by Whitley Strieber (Tor Books)
  5. I Don’t Want to Kill You (I Am Not a Serial Killer) by Dan Wells (Tor Books)
  1. In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce & David Wyatt (Simon Pulse)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien’s Double Worlds and Creative Process: Language and Life by Arne Zettersten (Palgrave Macmillan)
  3. Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis (Atheneum)
  4. Knights of Bretonnia. Anthony Reynolds (Warhammer) by Anthony Reynolds (Black Library)
  5. Land of the Dead by Thomas Harlan (Tor Books)
  1. Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier by Jonathan Strahan (Viking Juvenile)
  2. Living Hell by Catherine Jinks (Harcourt Children’s Books)
  3. Lord Ruthven The Vampire by John William Polidori & Charles Nodier (Hollywood Comics)
  4. Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 9) by J.R. Ward (NAL Hardcover)
  5. Magic on the Hunt (Allie Beckstrom, Book 6) by Devon Monk (Roc)
  1. Master and Apprentice by Sonya Bateman (Pocket)
  2. My Unfair Godmother by Janette Rallison (Walker Books for Young Readers)
  3. Necropolis (The Gatekeepers) by Anthony Horowitz (Scholastic Press)
  4. Ocean of Blood (The Saga of Larten Crepsley) by Darren Shan (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  5. Phantom Evil (Krewe of Hunters) by Heather Graham (Mira)
  1. Plague: A Gone Novel by Michael Grant (Harper Collins, Inc.)
  2. Quicksilver: Book Two of the Looking Glass Trilogy (Arcane Society: Looking Glass Trilogy) by Amanda Quick (Putnam Adult)
  3. Rage (Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Book 2) by Jackie Morse Kessler (Graphia)
  4. Ravenous by V.K. Forrest (Kensington Books)
  5. Red Glove (Curse Workers, Book 2) by Holly Black (Margaret K. McElderry)
  1. Red Mortal: A Gods of Midnight Novel by Deidre Knight (Signet)
  2. Savannah Grey (Carolrhoda Ya) by Cliff McNish (Carolrhoda Books)
  3. Seaborne by Katherine Irons (Kensington Books)
  4. Shadow Chaser. by Alexey Pehov (The Chronicles of Siala) by Aleksei Pekhov (Simon & Schuster)
  5. Shady Lady: A Corine Solomon Novel by Ann Aguirre (Roc)
  1. Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh (Night Shade Books)
  2. Spirit Dances (Luna Books) by C.E. Murphy (Luna)
  3. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Indistinguishable from Magic by David A McIntee (Star Trek)
  4. Starfire by Kate Douglas (Zebra)
  5. Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2 by William K. Schafer (Subterranean)
  1. Surrender the Dark by L. A. Banks (Pocket)
  2. Sword of the Gods: Forgotten Realms: Abyssal Plague, Book II by Bruce R. Cordell (Wizards of the Coast)
  3. Teeth: Vampire Tales by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (HarperCollins)
  4. The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks (Harcourt Children’s Books)
  5. The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True (The Knights’ Tales Series) by Gerald Morris (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)
  1. The Alchemist in the Shadows by Pierre Pevel (Gollancz)
  2. The Amazon Legion by Tom Kratman (Baen)
  3. The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper (Pocket)
  4. The Black (Morpheus Road) by D.J. MacHale (Aladdin)
  5. The Collected Stories of Carol Emshwiller by Carol Emshwiller (NonStop Press)
  1. The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit)
  2. The Coven’s Daughter by Lucy Jago (Hyperion Book CH)
  3. The Door to Lost Pages by Claude Lalumiere (ChiZine Publications)
  4. The Dragon’s Path (The Dagger and the Coin) by Daniel Abraham (Orbit)
  5. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong (Harper Collins, Inc.)
  1. The Guardian Angel’s Journal by Carolyn Jess-Cooke (GuidepostsBooks)
  2. The Kings of Eternity by Eric Brown (Solaris)
  3. The Monkey’s Wedding: and Other Stories by Joan Aiken (Small Beer Press)
  4. The River of Shadows by Robert V. S. Redick (Del Rey)
  5. The Scarab Path (Shadows of the Apt, Book 5) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Pyr)
  1. The Shadow Guard by Diane Whiteside (Brava)
  2. The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky (Poppy)
  3. The Unremembered: Book One of The Vault of Heaven by Peter Orullian (Tor Books)
  4. The Vampire Voss by Colleen Gleason (Mira)
  5. The View from the Imperium by Jody Lynn Nye (Baen)
  1. The Viking Dead (Tomes of the Dead) by Toby Venables (Abaddon Books)
  2. The White Luck Warrior: The Aspect Emperor, Book 2 by R. Scott Bakker (Overlook Hardcover)
  3. The Winds of Khalakovo by Bradley P. Beaulieu (Night Shade Books)
  4. Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh (The Theodosia Series) by R. L. LaFevers (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)
  5. Thirty-Five Years of the Jack Williamson Lectureship by Patrice Caldwell PhD & Stephen Haffner (Haffner Press)
  1. Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer (Harper Collins, Inc.)
  2. Tiassa (Vlad) by Steven Brust (Tor Books)
  3. Times Three by Robert Silverberg (Subterranean)
  4. Vampire Dragon (A Works Like Magick Novel) by Annette Blair (Berkley)
  5. Vampires: The Recent Undead by Charlaine Harris & Kelly Armstrong & Holly Black & Rachel Caine & Kim Newman & Michael Marshall Smith & Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Prime Books)
  1. Vegas Knights (Angry Robot) by Matt Forbeck (Angry Robot)
  2. Victories of the Space Marines. Steve Parker … [Et Al.] (Warhammer 40000) by Steve Parker (Black Library)
  3. Vowed in Shadows: A Novel of the Marked Souls by Jessa Slade (Signet)
  4. WWW: Wonder by Robert J. Sawyer (Ace Hardcover)
  1. Waking Nightmares (Peter Octavian) by Christopher Golden (Ace)
  2. Warriors: Omen of the Stars #4: Sign of the Moon by Erin Hunter (HarperCollins)
  3. Watcher of the Dead: Book Four of Sword of Shadows by J. V. Jones (Tor Books)

(Note: This was sourced from the March 2011 issue of Locus magazine, minus reprints and books that didn’t serve up images from Amazon. Publication dates are subject to change.)

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11 Comments on 122 Forthcoming SF/F/H Books for April 2011

  1. These are disappointingly real.

  2. Yikes, that’s a lot of Vampire, etc. romance novels.


  3. I would safely ignore any book with a shirtless man on the cover.  And I know you hate The Quantum Thief, John (wink), but I’m interested to see it finally come to America.  I also think Angry Robot reprinting one of the first steampunk books, Infernal Devices by K. W. Jeter, is something to note.  I’m also going to check out the reprint of Mike Kaluta’s graphic novel, Starstruck.


  4. TheAdlerian // April 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm //

    Last year I mentioned that I couldn’t find any site listing new book releases and asked you guys for suggestions. I didn’t get any, but I’m very glad you’re adding this feature!


  5. Able One doesn’t seem much like science fiction.  Of course, most of these don’t.

  6. I see some really awesome books, some “wtf?!” books, and a few “meh” ones. This is still a great feature, thanks for sharing! I must admit, some of those covers really are amazing.

  7. It would be interesting to compare this with Aprils of years past as a barometer of how book types and covers are changing over time.

  8. Wow. That’s a metric ton of books. I’d probably go with Deathless, The Door to Lost Pages, and the Subterranean anthology as the three I’m most interested in reading.

  9. So far I’ve got Dragon’s Path, The Unremembered & Deathless. I really like Deathless thus far but Dragon’s Path is a bit meh and not as super fantastic as the hype was suggesting, but I’m not very far in. I’m also interested in reading one of the YAs but I probably shouldn’t admit that 😛

  10. Vaughn, Valente, and McIntosh for sure. The Bewere anthology has some great authors in it. I am curious about the Williamson lectures.

  11. Wow. Scary amount of vampire books. When will the world recover from this fixation on bloodsuckers?

    Anyway, not that many that look interesting, judging from covers and from what I’ve heard about the books (or authors), here’s the few I’d actually read from this list:

    A Matter of Time, Glen Cook
    Among Thieves, Douglas Hulick
    Deathless, Catherynne Valente
    Fall of Damnos, Nick Kyme
    Tolkien’s Double Worlds, Arne Zettersten
    Knights of Bretonnia, Anthony Reynolds
    Life on Mars, Jonathan Strahan
    Shadow Chaser, Alexey Pehov
    The River of Shadows, Robert Redick
    The Scarab Path, Adrian Tchaikovsky
    The Unremembered, Peter Orullian
    The Winds of Khalakovo, Bradley Beaulieu
    Victories of the Space Marines, Steve Parker

    Praise be to the Immortal Throne of Terra! =P


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