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148 Forthcoming SF/F/H Books for May 2011

Here’s the huge (but still incomplete) list of forthcoming U.S. book releases for May 2011. Se anything you like? I know I do!

  1. 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America by Albert Brooks (Tantor Media)
  2. 7 Billion Needles, Volume 4 by Nobuaki Tadano (Vertical)
  3. A Rope of Thorns: Volume Two of the Hexslinger Series by Gemma Files (ChiZine Publications)
  4. A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine (Harper Collins)
  5. After Midnight (The Youngbloods) by Lynn Viehl (Flux)

  1. Age of Darkness (Horus Heresy) by Christian Dunn (Black Library)
  2. Almost Final Curtain: A Vampire Princess Novel (Vampire Princess of St. Paul) by Tate Hallaway (NAL Trade)
  3. Always the Vampire by Nancy Haddock (Berkley Trade)
  4. As You Wish by Gabi Stevens (Tor Books)
  5. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)
  1. Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003 by Roberto Bolaño (New Directions)
  2. Big Bad Beast by Shelly Laurenston (Brava)
  3. Bite Club (Morganville Vampires, Book 10) by Rachel Caine (NAL Hardcover)
  4. Black Magic Woman (Others Novels) by Christine Warren (St. Martin’s Paperbacks)
  5. Blindness / Seeing by Jose Saramago (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  1. Blood Law (Blood Moon Trilogy, Book 1) by Karin Tabke (Berkley Trade)
  2. Blood Magic (The Blood Journals) by Tessa Gratton (Random House Books for Young Readers)
  3. Blood Reaver (Night Lords) by Aaron Dembski-Bowden (Games Workshop)
  4. Boom! by Mark Haddon (Doubleday Canada)
  5. Born of Shadows (The League) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Grand Central Publishing)
  1. Bound by Darkness: A Paladin Novel by Alexis Morgan (Pocket Star)
  2. Bumped by Megan Mccafferty (Balzer + Bray)
  3. Burn Down the Sky by James Jaros (Harper Voyager)
  4. Burning Skies by Caris Roane (St. Martin’s Paperbacks)
  5. Caledor (Time of Legends: the Sundering) by Gav Thorpe (Games Workshop)
  1. Camera Obscura (Angry Robot) by Lavie Tidhar (Angry Robot)
  2. Captives (The Druids Saga, Book 2) by Barbara Galler-Smith & Josh Langston (Edge)
  3. Central Park Knight by C.J. Henderson (Tor Books)
  4. Chosen By Blood (A Para-Ops Novel) by Virna DePaul (Berkley)
  5. City of Ruins by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Pyr)
  1. Dancing With Bears by Michael Swanwick (Night Shade Books)
  2. Dark Descendant by Jenna Black (Pocket)
  3. Darkfire Kiss: A Dragonfire Novel by Deborah Cooke (Signet)
  4. Dawnbringer: A Forgotten Realms Novel by Samantha Henderson (Wizards of the Coast)
  5. Dead Is Not an Option by Marlene Perez (Graphia)
  1. Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 11) by Charlaine Harris (Ace Hardcover)
  2. Demon Hunting In Dixie by Lexi George (Brava)
  3. Divergent (Divergent Trilogy) by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)
  4. Don’t Breathe a Word: A Novel by Jennifer Mcmahon (Harper Paperbacks)
  5. Dragon Bound (A Novel of the Elder Races) by Thea Harrison (Berkley)
  1. Dragon Virus Laura Anne Gilman (Fairwood Press)
  2. Dragons of Ordinary Farm, the by Tad Williams & Deborah Beale (Quercus Publishing Plc)
  3. Eclipse 4: New Science Fiction and Fantasy SC by Jonathan Strahan (Night Shade Books)
  4. Elf Realm: The Road’s End (Elf Realm Trilogy) by Daniel Kirk (Amulet Books)
  5. Embassytown by China Mieville (Del Rey)
  1. Ember and Ash by Pamela Freeman (Orbit)
  2. Enemy Games by Marcella Burnard (Berkley Trade)
  3. Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism by David Nickle (ChiZine Publications)
  4. Everfound (Skinjacker Trilogy) by Neal Shusterman (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
  5. Extremis: N/A (Starfire) by Steve White & Charles E. Gannon (Baen)
  1. Fool’s Republic: A Novel by Gordon W. Dale (North Atlantic Books)
  2. Forever Vampire by Michele Hauf (HQN Books)
  3. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Puffin)
  4. Frankenstein: The Dead Town: A Novel by Dean Koontz (Bantam)
  5. Future Imperfect by K. Ryer Breese (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  1. Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi (Tor Books)
  2. Ghost Huntress Book 5: The Discovery by Marley Gibson (Graphia)
  3. Gods & Monsters (Shadows Inquiries) by Lyn Benedict (Ace)
  4. Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 4) by Chloe Neill (New American Library)
  5. Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles by Larry Correia (Baen)
  1. Hell’s Bells by (Hodder & Stoughton)
  2. I So Don’t Do Famous by Barrie Summy (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
  3. Illusions (Aprilynne Pike) by Aprilynne Pike (HarperTeen)
  4. Illustrated Masques: Masques Stories in Graphic Format by Stephen King (Gauntlet Pr)
  5. Infernal Devices (Angry Robot) by K.W. Jeter (Angry Robot)
  1. Jace (Shadow Wranglers) by Sarah McCarty (Berkley Trade)
  2. Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx by James Rollins (HarperCollins)
  3. Jane Jones: Worst. Vampire. Ever. by Caissie St. Onge (Ember)
  4. Juniper Berry by M. P. Kozlowsky (Walden Pond Press)
  5. Korval’s Game (Liaden) by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Baen)
  1. Lamekis by Charles de Fieux Chevalier de Mouhy (Hollywood Comics)
  2. Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti by Genevieve Valentine & Kiri Moth (Prime Books)
  3. Mercy Burns (Myth and Magic, Book 2) by Keri Arthur (Dell)
  4. Mercy by Rebecca Lim (Hyperion Book CH)
  5. Mind Storm: A Strykers Syndicate Novel by K.M. Ruiz (Thomas Dunne Books)
  1. Mirror Sword and Shadow Prince (Novel) by Noriko Ogiwara (VIZ Media LLC)
  2. Morlock Night (Angry Robot) by K.W. Jeter (Angry Robot)
  3. Night Mares in the Hamptons: A Willow Tate Novel by Celia Jerome (DAW)
  4. One Magic Moment by Lynn Kurland (Jove)
  5. Path of the Planeswalker, Volume 2: A Magic: The Gathering Graphic Anthology (A Planeswalker Novel) by Doug Beyer & Brady Dommermuth & Jenna Helland (Wizards of the Coast)
  1. Pathfinder Tales: The Worldwound Gambit by Robin D. Laws (Paizo Publishing, LLC.)
  2. Pax Britannia: Anno Frankenstein by Jonathan Green (Solaris)
  3. Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris (Harper Voyager)
  4. Queen of Kings by Maria Dahvana Headley (Dutton Adult)
  5. Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding (Spectra)
  1. Ruby Red (Ruby Red – Trilogy) by Kerstin Gier (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR))
  2. Savage Nature (Leopard) by Christine Feehan (Jove)
  3. Scarlet Dream (Outlanders) by James Axler (Gold Eagle)
  4. Scars of Mirrodin: The Quest for Karn: Scars of Mirrodin Block (Magic: the Gathering) by Robert Wintermute (Wizards of the Coast)
  5. Shadow Raiders: Book 1 of the Dragon Brigade by Margaret Weis & Robert Krammes (DAW Hardcover)
  1. Skeleton Crew (The Underworld Cucle) by Cameron Haley (Luna)
  2. Small Memories by Jose Saramago (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  3. Spellcast by Barbara Ashford (DAW)
  4. Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations: Watching the Clock by Christopher L. Bennett (Star Trek)
  5. Stonewielder: A Novel of the Malazan Empire by Ian C. Esslemont (Tor Books)
  1. Tainted Cascade (Deathlands) by James Axler (Gold Eagle)
  2. Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin, Book 4) by Jennifer Estep (Pocket)
  3. Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs (Walker Books for Young Readers)
  4. The Ambassador’s Mission (The Traitor Spy Trilogy) by Trudi Canavan (Orbit)
  5. The Cellar by A. J. Whitten (Graphia)
  1. The Chaos Crystal by Jennifer Fallon (Tor Books)
  2. The Child Garden: A Low Comedy by Geoff Ryman (Small Beer Press)
  3. The Council of Shadows (Shadowspawn) by S. M. Stirling (Tantor Media)
  4. The Cypress House by Michael Koryta (Back Bay Books)
  5. The Dark Zone: A Galahad Book by Dom Testa (Tor Teen)
  1. The Demon Left Behind by Marie Jakober (EDGE Science Fiction & Fantasy)
  2. The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Stories by Edgar Allan Poe (Puffin)
  3. The Falling Machine (The Society of Steam, Book One) by Andrew Mayer (Pyr)
  4. The Fecund’s Melancholy Daughter by Brent Hayward (ChiZine Publications)
  5. The Fires Beneath the Sea: a novel by Lydia Millet (Big Mouth House)
  1. The Five by Robert McCammon (Subterranean)
  2. The Goddess Test (Harlequin Teen) by Aimee Carter (Harlequin)
  3. The Great Night: A Novel by Chris Adrian (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  4. The Hidden Goddess by M. K. Hobson (Spectra)
  5. The Hot Gate: Troy Rising III by John Ringo (Baen)
  1. The Inheritance: And Other Stories by Robin Hobb & Megan Lindholm (Harper Voyager)
  2. The Kane Chronicles, The, Book Two: Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (Hyperion Book CH)
  3. The Last Warrior (Hqn) by Susan Grant (HQN Books)
  4. The Lone Warrior by Denise Rossetti (Berkley Trade)
  5. The Meowmorphosis (Quirk Classics) by Franz Kafka & Cook Coleridge (Quirk Books)
  1. The Mornith War by Patrick Doud (North Atlantic Books)
  2. The Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 by Eugie Foster & Kij Johnson & Kage Baker & Paolo Bacigalupi (Tor Books)
  3. The Noise Revealed by Ian Whates (Solaris)
  4. The Other Crowd (Rogue Angel) by Alex Archer (Gold Eagle)
  5. The President’s Vampire by Christopher Farnsworth (Putnam Adult)
  1. The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi (Tor Books)
  2. The Resisters #1: The Resisters by Eric Nylund (Random House Books for Young Readers)
  3. The Restorer (Graveyard Queen) by Amanda Stevens (Mira)
  4. The Rogue Crew: A Tale of Redwall by Brian Jacques (Philomel)
  5. The Silver Bowl by Diane Stanley (HarperCollins)
  1. The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature by Jeff VanderMeer & S. J. Chambers (Abrams Image)
  2. The Time Weaver by Shana Abe (Bantam)
  3. The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons: A Novel of the Light Dragons by Katie MacAlister (Signet)
  4. The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries #3: The Craving by L. J. Smith & Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec (HarperTeen)
  5. The Vampire Dimitri (Books of the Regency Draculia) by Colleen Gleason (Mira)
  1. The World Above The World by Jules Perrin & Andre Mas (Hollywood Comics)
  2. Theories of Flight (Samuil Petrovitch) by Simon Morden (Orbit)
  3. Tighter by Adele Griffin (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  4. Troubletwisters by Garth Nix & Sean Williams (Scholastic Press)
  5. Twilight Prophecy (Children of Twilight) by Maggie Shayne (Mira)
  1. Uncertain Allies (Connor Grey, Book 5) by Mark Del Franco (Ace)
  2. Undead and Unfinished (Undead/Queen Betsy) by MaryJanice Davidson (Jove)
  3. Untamed Highlander: A Dark Sword Novel by Donna Grant (St. Martin’s Paperbacks)
  4. Vampire Kisses 8: Cryptic Cravings by Ellen Schreiber (Katherine Tegen Books)
  5. Victorious (The Lost Fleet, Book 6 of 6) by Jack Campbell (Ace)
  1. Warcry (Chronicles of the Warlands) by Elizabeth Vaughan (Berkley)
  2. Warrior Betrayed: The Sons of the Zodiac by Addison Fox (Signet)
  3. Wickedly Charming by Kristine Grayson (Sourcebooks Casablanca)
About John DeNardo (13012 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

5 Comments on 148 Forthcoming SF/F/H Books for May 2011

  1. My name is Paul and I am a book addict… 😉

  2. What kind of diet do those guys eat?


  3. Thank you for compiling this list. It’s very helpful!

  4. I sincerely hope that it’s not just you by yourself that does this. With just the few publishers that I try to keep up with, it’s a daunting task! Kudos to you!

  5. @James: Yep — just me.  I wortoe a program to help with the HTML.  Still, the whole thing took a little over an hour.

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