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123 Forthcoming SF/F/H Books for August 2011

Here’s a huge sampling of forthcoming book releases for August 2011.

  1. A Blight of Mages by Karen Miller (Orbit)
  2. A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought) by Vernor Vinge (Tor Books)
  3. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan (Candlewick)
  4. Across the Great Barrier (Frontier Magic) by Patricia C. Wrede (Scholastic Press)

  1. Aftermath (A Sirantha Jax Novel) by Ann Aguirre (Ace)
  2. Alex Van Helsing: Voice of the Undead by Jason Henderson (HarperTeen)
  3. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Tor Teen)
  4. Another Kind of Dead by Kelly Meding (Bantam)
  1. Autumn: Purification by David Moody (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  2. Awakenings by Edward Lazellari (Tor Books)
  3. Bad Island by Doug Tennapel (GRAPHIX)
  4. Bargains and Betrayals: A 13 to Life Novel by Shannon Delany (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  1. Basilisk (Korsak Brothers) by Rob Thurman (Roc)
  2. Battle of the Network Zombies (Amanda Feral, Book 3) by Mark Henry (Kensington)
  3. Best of the Tomes of the Dead Vol. 2 by Simon Bestwick & Jasper Bark & Gary McMahon (Abaddon)
  4. Blood Bound (Unbound Novel) by Rachel Vincent (Mira)
  1. Blood Rules (A Novel of the Bloodlands) by Christine Cody (Ace)
  2. Blood Sacrifice by Maria Lima (Pocket)
  3. Bringer of Light by Jaine Fenn (Gollancz)
  4. Bury Elminster Deep: The Sage of Shadowdale by Ed Greenwood (Wizards of the Coast)
  1. By Light Alone by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
  2. Circle of Enemies: A Twenty Palaces Novel by Harry Connolly (Del Rey)
  3. Circle of Fire (Prophecy of the Sisters, Book 3) (Prophecy of the Sisters Trilogy) by Michelle Zink (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  4. Cold Vengeance (Pendergast) by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Grand Central Publishing)
  1. Countdown: M Day by Tom Kratman (Baen)
  2. Cowboys & Aliens by Joan D. Vinge (Tor Books)
  3. Crossroads (Anna Strong) by Jeanne C. Stein (Ace)
  4. Dark Parties by Sara Grant (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  1. Dark Souls: A Novel by Paula Morris (Point)
  2. Dark as Day (Cold as Ice) by Charles Sheffield (Tor Science Fiction)
  3. Dead Alert by Bianca D’Arc (Kensington)
  4. Devil’s Business (Black London) by Caitlin Kittredge (St. Martin’s Paperbacks)
  1. Down to the Bone (Quantum Gravity, Book 5) by Justina Robson (Pyr)
  2. Downpour (Greywalker, Book 6) by Kat Richardson (Roc Hardcover)
  3. Dry Ice by Bill Evans & Marianna Jameson (Tor Books)
  4. Evangelina (Jennifer Scales) by MaryJanice Davidson & Anthony Alongi (Ace)
  1. Evolve 2: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead edited by Nancy Kilpatrick (Edge)
  2. Exiled: Clan of the Claw, Book One by S.M. Stirling & John Ringo & Jody Lynn Nye & Michael Z. Williamson & Harry Turtledove (Baen)
  3. Final Days by Gary Gibson (Tor)
  4. First Command by A. Bertram Chandler (Baen)
  1. Ghost Ship (Liaden Universe) by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Baen)
  2. Ghost of a Smile (A Ghost Finders Novel) by Simon R. Green (Ace)
  3. Grave Expectations by Charles Dickens & Sherri Browning Erwin (Gallery)
  4. Imperial Glory by Richard Williams (Non Basic Stock Line)
  1. In Extremis: The Most Extreme Short Stories of John Shirley by John Shirley (Underland Press)
  2. Introducing Garrett, P.I. by Glen Cook (Roc Trade)
  3. Isles of the Forsaken by Carolyn Ives Gilman (ChiZine Publications)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien (Christian Encounters Series) by Mark Horne (Thomas Nelson)
  1. Kitty’s Greatest Hits (Kitty Norville) by Carrie Vaughn (Tor Books)
  2. Legacy: An Event Group Thriller (Event Group Thrillers) by David L. Golemon (Thomas Dunne Books)
  3. Low Town: A novel by Daniel Polansky (Doubleday)
  4. Machine Man (Vintage Contemporaries Original) by Max Barry (Vintage)
  1. Mayan December by Brenda Cooper (Prime Books)
  2. Meeting (Magic Next Door) by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Viking Juvenile)
  3. Nagash the Sorcerer (Nagash Trilogy) by Mike Lee (Games Workshop)
  4. Omnitopia: East Wind by Diane Duane (DAW Hardcover)
  1. One Grave at a Time: A Night Huntress Novel by Jeaniene Frost (Avon)
  2. Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (Harper Collins Ome)
  3. Ravensoul (Legends of the Raven, Book 4) by James Barclay (Pyr)
  4. Ravenwood by Andrew Fusek Peters (The Chicken House)
  1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Crown)
  2. Reality 36: A Richards & Klein Novel by Guy Haley (Angry Robot)
  3. Regicide by Nicholas Royle (Solaris)
  4. Resistance: A Hole in the Sky by William C. Dietz (Del Rey)
  1. Retribution (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin’s Press)
  2. Rip Tide (Dark Life, Book 2) by Kat Falls (Scholastic Press)
  3. Roil (Angry Robot) by Trent Jamieson (Angry Robot)
  4. Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, Book 2) by Darynda Jones (St. Martin’s Press)
  1. Secrets of Wolves (Wolf Chronicles) by Dorothy Hearst (Simon & Schuster Ltd)
  2. Soul Thief: A Demon Trappers Novel by Jana Oliver (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  3. Southern Gods by John Hornor Jacobs (Night Shade Books)
  4. Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner (Orb Books)
  1. Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension by Christie Golden (LucasBooks)
  2. Stars and Gods by Larry Niven (Tor Books)
  3. Steelhands by Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett (Spectra)
  4. Succubus Revealed (Georgina Kincaid, Book 6) by Richelle Mead (Kensington)
  1. Sweetly by Jackson Pearce (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  2. Sweetly by Jackson Pearce (Hodder Childrens)
  3. Sympathy for the Devil by Justin Gustainis (Solaris)
  4. The Armageddon Chord by Jeremy Wagner (kNight Romance Publishing)
  1. The Brahms Deception by Louise Marley (Kensington)
  2. The Bridge to Never Land (Starcatchers) by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson (Hyperion Book CH)
  3. The Crown of the Conqueror: The Crown of the Blood Volume II by Gav Thorpe (Angry Robot)
  4. The Diviner by Melanie Rawn (DAW Hardcover)
  1. The Edinburgh Dead by Brian Ruckley (Orbit)
  2. The Gray Wolf Throne (A Seven Realms Novel) by Cinda Williams Chima (Hyperion Book CH)
  3. The Hour of Dust and Ashes (Charlie Madigan, Book 3) by Kelly Gay (Pocket)
  4. The Last Four Things by Paul Hoffman (Dutton Adult)
  1. The Magdalena Curse by F.G. Cottam (Thomas Dunne Books)
  2. The Magic of Recluce by L. E. Modesitt Jr. (Subterranean)
  3. The Mandel Files, Volume 1 by Peter F. Hamilton (Del Rey)
  4. The Margrave #4 (Relic Master) by Catherine Fisher (Dial)
  1. The Measure of the Magic: Legends of Shannara by Terry Brooks (Del Rey)
  2. The Moon Maze Game (Dream Park) by Larry Niven & Steven Barnes (Tor Books)
  3. The Moonlight Brigade: A Millennial Novel by Sarah Jane Stratford (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  4. The Omen Machine: A Richard and Kahlan Novel (Sword of Truth Series) by Terry Goodkind (Doubleday Canada)
  1. The Postmortal: A Novel by Drew Magary (Penguin (Non-Classics))
  2. The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies) by Pittacus Lore (HarperCollins)
  3. The Recollection by Gareth L Powell (Solaris)
  4. The Sookie Stackhouse Companion (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood) edited by Charlaine Harris (Ace Hardcover)
  1. The Tempering of Men by Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette (Tor Books)
  2. The Third Section by Jasper Kent (Pyr)
  3. The Undrowned Child by michelle Lovric (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
  4. The Unincorporated Woman by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin (Tor Books)
  1. The Unknown Spy (Ring of Five) by Eoin McNamee (Wendy Lamb Books)
  2. The Urban Fantasy Anthology edited by Peter S. Beagle and Joe R. Lansdale (Tachyon Publications)
  3. The Watchtower by Lee Carroll (Tor Books)
  4. The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer (Night Shade Books)
  1. The Wild Side: Urban Fantasy with an Erotic Edge edited by Mark L. Van Name (Baen)
  2. The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2011 Edition edited by Paula Guran (Prime Books)
  3. This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
  4. Thresholds (Magic Next Door) by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Viking Juvenile)
  1. Torn (Missing) by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
  2. Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy) by Jennifer Estep (Kensington)
  3. Truth Engine (Outlanders) by James Axler (Gold Eagle)
  4. Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan (Volume One) by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Subterranean)
  1. Vampire Academy: A Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead (Razorbill)
  2. Vampire High: Sophomore Year by Douglas Rees (Ember)
  3. Water to Burn by Katharine Kerr (DAW)
  4. We Others: New and Selected Stories by Steven Millhauser (Knopf)
  1. White Tiger: Dark Heavens Book One (Angry Robot) by Kylie Chan (Harper Voyager)
  2. With Fate Conspire by Marie Brennan (Tor Books)
  3. Working Stiff: A Revivalist Novel by Rachel Caine (Roc)

(Note: Release information was sourced from Fantasy Book Critic’s list of upcoming books (which, in turn, was compiled from “Edelweiss, Locus Online, Publisher Catalogs,, etc.”) and the March 20011 issue of Locus magazine (minus some reprints).

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4 Comments on 123 Forthcoming SF/F/H Books for August 2011

  1. …and by 123 I obviously mean 122 since I listed Sweetly twice.  Sheesh. Looks like I picked the wrong week to start drunk blogging…

  2. My psychic detective powers tell me I’ll be reading Peter Hamilton’s The Mandel Files.


  3. Thank you very much John for this feature which I find very useful.

  4. Glad you like it, Honey! Missed it last month (not enough time) but back on track this month. šŸ™‚

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