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Which of These 112 SF/F/H Books Coming Out in October 2011 Do You Want?

Here’s a huge (and still incomplete) sampling of forthcoming book releases for October 2011.Which ones do you want to read?

  1. 20 Years Later by Emma Newman (Dystopia Press)
  2. A Beautiful Friendship-Signed Edition (Star Kingdom) by David Weber (Baen)
  3. A Web of Air (Fever Crumb) by Philip Reeve (Scholastic Press)

  1. After the Apocalypse: Stories by Maureen F. McHugh (Small Beer Press)
  2. Alan Wake by Rick Burroughs (Tor Books)
  3. Aloha from Hell: A Sandman Slim Novel by Richard Kadrey (Harper Voyager)
  1. Angels of Darkness by Nalini Singh & Ilona Andrews & Meljean Brook & Sharon Shinn (Berkley Trade)
  2. Batman: The Widening Gyre by Kevin Smith (DC Comics)
  3. Beauty and the Werewolf (Five Hundred Kingdoms) by Mercedes Lackey (Luna)
  1. Better Off Undead: The Bloodhound Files by DD Barant (St. Martin’s Paperbacks)
  2. Blood Rights (House of Comarré) by Kristen Painter (Orbit)
  3. Blue Dragon: Dark Heavens Book Three (Angry Robot) by Kylie Chan (Harper Voyager)
  1. Boy in Darkness and Other Stories (Centenary Edition) by Mervyn Peake (Peter Owen Publishers)
  2. Carnelians (Skolian Empire) by Catherine Asaro (Baen)
  3. Chosen by Fate (A Para-Ops Novel) by Virna DePaul (Berkley)
  1. Citadel: Troy Rising II by John Ringo (Baen)
  2. Context by Cory Doctorow (Tachyon Publications)
  3. DC Adventures RPG Heroes & Villains Volume 1 by Various (Green Ronin Publishing)
  1. Damned by Chuck Palahniuk (Doubleday)
  2. Dark Lover (Collector’s Edition): A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward (NAL Hardcover)
  3. Dead Mann Walking: A Hessius Mann Novel by Stefan Petrucha (Roc)
  1. Dead in the Family: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood) by Charlaine Harris (Ace Trade)
  2. Dear Creature by Jonathan Case (Tor Books)
  3. Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim Volume 1 by Alex Raymond (IDW Publishing)
  1. Dragon Mound by Richard A. Knaak (Sea Lion Books)
  2. End of Ten: The Unofficial and Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who 2009 by Stephen James Walker (Telos)
  3. Enter, Night by Michael Rowe (ChiZine Publications)
  1. Eyes to See (The Jeremiah Hunt Chronicle) by Joseph Nassise (Tor Books)
  2. Fable: Blood Ties (A Fable Novel) by Peter David (Ace)
  3. Fenrir by M. D. Lachlan (Pyr)
  1. Firestorm: Destroyermen by Taylor Anderson (Roc Hardcover)
  2. Flesh and Blood (House of Comarré) by Kristen Painter (Orbit)
  3. Fox and Phoenix by Beth Bernobich (Viking Juvenile)
  1. Frail by Joan Frances Turner (Ace Hardcover)
  2. H.P. Lovecraft Goes to the Movies: The Classic Stories That Inspired the Classic Horror Films by H.P. Lovecraft (Fall River)
  3. Halo: Fall of Reach: Boot Camp by Brian Reed (Marvel)
  1. Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss (Tor Books)
  2. Harbor by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Thomas Dunne Books)
  3. Hellboy Volume 11: The Bride of Hell and Others (Hellboy) by Mike Mignola & Richard Corben & Kevin Nowlan & Others (Dark Horse)
  1. Holy Terror by Frank Miller (Legendary Comics LLC)
  2. House of Fear: An Anthology of Haunted House Stories edited by Jon Oliver (Solaris)
  3. I Am Scrooge: A Zombie Story for Christmas by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
  1. In Memories We Fear: A Vampire Memories Novel by Barb Hendee (Roc)
  2. In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination by Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese)
  3. Infidel by Kameron Hurley (Night Shade Books)
  1. Iron Jackal by Chris Wooding (Non Basic Stock Line)
  2. Jesus and the Eightfold Path by Lavie Tidhar (Immersion Press)
  3. King’s War: The Knights of Breton Court 3 by Maurice Broaddus (Angry Robot)
  1. Kris Longknife: Daring by Mike Shepherd (Ace)
  2. Liminality in Fantastic Fiction: A Poststructuralist Approach by Sandor Klapcsik (Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub)
  3. Magebane by Lee Arthur Chane (DAW)
  1. Master of the House of Darts: Obsidian and Blood Book 3 by Aliette Bodard (Angry Robot)
  2. Mercury Rises by Robert Kroese (AmazonEncore)
  3. Mind Over Monsters (A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation) by Jennifer Harlow (MIDNIGHT INK)
  1. Mouse and Dragon (The Liaden Universe) by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Baen)
  2. Necropolis by Michael Dempsey (Night Shade Books)
  3. Neverwinter: Neverwinter Saga, Book II by R.A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast)
  1. Nocturne (Salamanders) by Nick Kyme (Games Workshop)
  2. Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 2 by Patricia Briggs & David Lawrence & Amelia Woo (Dynamite Entertainment)
  3. Phobos: Mayan Fear (Domain Trilogy) by Steve Alten (Tor Books)
  1. Planet of the Apes by Daryl Gregory (Simon & Schuster)
  2. Reap the East Wind by Glen Cook (Night Shade Books)
  3. Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods by Luke Lieberman & Daniel Sampere (Dynamite Entertainment)
  1. Redlaw by James Lovegrove (Solaris)
  2. Robert Bloch’s That Hellbound Train by Robert Bloch & Joe R. Lansdale & John L. Lansdale & Dave Wachter (IDW Publishing)
  3. Salvation’s Reach (Gaunt’s Ghosts) by Dan Abnett (Games Workshop)
  1. Smallville High School Yearbook by Josh Roby & Joe Blomquist & Roberta Olson & Mary Blomquist & Cam Banks & Tiara Lynn Agresta (Margaret Weis Productions)
  2. Snuff: A Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett (Harper)
  3. Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction edited by Ian Whates (Solaris)
  1. Song of the Beast by Carol Berg (Roc Trade)
  2. Songs of Love and Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love by George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (Pocket Books)
  3. Star Trek Vault: 40 Years from the Archives by Scott Tipton (Abrams)
  1. Star Trek: Enterprise: The Romulan War: To Brave the Storm by Michael A. Martin (Pocket Books/Star Trek)
  2. Star Wars Omnibus: Episodes I – VI The Complete Saga by Archie Goodwin & Bruce Jones & Henry Gilroy & Al Williamson & Rodolfo Damaggio & Eduardo Baretto & Others (Dark Horse)
  3. Star Wars: Riptide by Paul S. Kemp (LucasBooks)
  1. Star Wars: The Complete Vader by Ryder Windham & Peter Vilmur (LucasBooks)
  2. Stargate SG-1: Transitions: SG1-19 by Sabine Bauer (Fandemonium Books)
  3. Steampunk Sourcebook by M.C. Waldrep (Dover Publications)
  1. Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories edited by Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (Candlewick Press)
  2. Supergod Volume 1 TP by Warren Ellis & Garrie Gastonny & Felipe Massafera (Avatar Press)
  3. Supergod by Warren Ellis (Avatar Press)
  1. Sword of the Apocalypse by David Liss & Meduzarts Digital Environment Studio & Various Artists (Radical Publishing)
  2. The Bible Repairman and Other Stories by Tim Powers (Subterranean)
  3. The Book of Dzur by Steven Brust (Tor Books)
  1. The Children of the Sky by Vernor Vinge (Tor Books)
  2. The Clone Redemption by Steven L. Kent (Ace)
  3. The Cold Commands by Richard K. Morgan (Del Rey)
  1. The Dark at the End (Repairman Jack) by F. Paul Wilson (Tor Books)
  2. The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie (Orbit)
  3. The High Druid of Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks (Del Rey)
  1. The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake (Overlook Hardcover)
  2. The Infernals: A Novel by John Connolly (Atria Books)
  3. The Inheritance and Other Stories by Robin Hobb & Megan Lindholm (Subterranean)
  1. The Kingdom of Gods (The Inheritance Trilogy) by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit)
  2. The Outcast Dead (Horus Heresy) by Graham McNeil (Games Workshop)
  3. The Power of Illusion by Christopher Anvil (Baen)
  1. The Psychology of Twilight by (Smart Pop)
  2. The Red Duke (Warhammer: Heroes) by Clint Werner (Games Workshop)
  3. The Sacred Band: Book Three of the Acacia Trilogy by David Anthony Durham (Doubleday)
  1. The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams (Ace)
  2. The Third Section by Jasper Kent (Pyr)
  3. The Traitor’s Daughter by Paula Brandon (Spectra)
  1. Tom Strong’s Terrific Tales Book 2 by Alan Moore & Steve Moore (DC Comics)
  2. Trance by Kelly Meding (Pocket Books)
  3. Transformers: Exiles by Alex Irvine (Del Rey)
  1. Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth by Christopher Golden (Del Rey)
  2. Vamparazzi: An Esther Diamond Novel by Laura Resnick (DAW)
  3. Visions of Skyfire: An Awakening Novel by Regan Hastings (Signet)
  1. Werewolf in the North Woods: A Wild About You Novel by Vicki Lewis Thompson (Signet)
  2. Wolf at the Door by MaryJanice Davidson (Berkley Trade)
  3. Worlds by Eric Flint (Baen)
  1. Zone One: A Novel by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)

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

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17 Comments on Which of These 112 SF/F/H Books Coming Out in October 2011 Do You Want?

  1. I would lovee the David Weber book!  I am a huge fan and have been following the series since 1998.

  2. You can send me the comics, John. 


  3. Definitely Kameron Hurley’s Infidel, though I do love Tom Strong.

  4. The new Vernor Vinge book is pretty much the only one I’m excited about…

  5. Wow, huge list. Context by Cory Doctorow. In Other Worlds by Margaret Atwood. Jesus and the Eightfold Path by Lavie Tidhar. Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories edited by Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (Candlewick Press). Zone One: A Novel by Colson Whitehead. Solaris Rising anthology. And not on this list: The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (Outspoken Authors) by Cory Doctorow (Paperback – Oct 1, 2011, PM Press); Anthology: Odd? edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (Cheeky Frawg, Oct 1); Non-fiction: Ringbearers: The Lord of the Rings Online as Intertextual Narrative by Tanya Krzywinska, Justin Parsler and Esther MacCallum-Stewart (Oct 11, 2011); and 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (Knopf, Oct 25, 2011).

  6. My poor wallet.

    • The Cold Commands
    • Aloha From Hell
    • Steampunk!
    • After the Apocalypse
    • Zone One
    • 1Q84

    A couple more I’d like to read eventually, particularly Infidel and the Atwood. There’s a nice omnibus paperback edition of All Star Superman coming out in October too. 

  7. Lot’s of good books this fall!

    I’ve got these pre-ordered already:

    • The Cold Commands – Richard K. Morgan
    • The Dark At The End – Paul F. Wilson
    • Batman: The Widening Gyre – Kevin Smith


    And these you missed on your list!

    • Ashes of a Black Frost: Book Three of the Iron Elves – Chris Evans
    • Kamandi Omnibus by Jack Kirby
    • Eternal Night – Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
    • American Vampire Vol. 1 TPB – Scot Synder
    • Prince Valiant Vol. 4 – Alex Raymond
    • New Mutants Unfinished Business – Abnet and Lanning
    • X-men Legacy: Lost Legions – Mike Carey
    • The Age of Movies – Pauline Kael 
    • Planet Red Hulk – Jeff Parker
    • Nightforce – Marv Wolfman
    • Batman: Arkham City
    • Marvel Masterworks Hulk Vol. 6
    • Justice Society of America: Supertown
    • Birds of Prey Vol. 2
    • Green Lantern Corps: The Weaponer
    • Batman: Eye of the Beholder
    • Showcase Presents: Ghosts
    • Legion of Super-Heroes: The Curse Deluxe Edition
    • Zatanna Vol. 2
  8. ooh theres quite a few i’m interested in. it’s been such a good year for fantasy

  9. 1. Master of the house of darts by Donard

    2. Solaris Rising

    3. The Highest Frontier(not on list) by Joan Sloanzewski

    Again, I love this feature. It reminds me of books I might overlook and I love looking at the covers, eeven of those I probablt won’t buy. Please keep this feature.


  10. Children of the Sky

    It amazes me that new collecyions of HPL continue to appear.   Publishers wouldn’t do it if they didn’t sell, and they wouldn’t sell if people if people knew of the alternatives.  Or maybe they would buy them anyway, but living authors need the support far more than dead ones.

  11. David Howarth // October 2, 2011 at 7:14 am //

    The Illustrated Gormenghast, although I’ve been notified it isn’t actually coming out until November in the U.S.

    Haven’t heard of most of the others, despise the few remaining that I have, and already have all the Lovecraft I’ll eve need. A shame what the genre’s has become.



  12. awesome list – I added a few – and have a few already on preorder.  Thanks!

  13. Angels of Darkness by Nalini Singh & Ilona Andrews & Meljean Brook & Sharon Shinn (Berkley Trade), because

    I will read anything by Sharon Shinn!


    And End of Ten: The Unofficial and Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who 2009 by Stephen James Walker (Telos) Because of the front cover with David Tennant

    And  Wolf at the Door by MaryJanice Davidson (Berkley Trade) because I like her writing.


    And ofcourse the newest Terry Pratchett, although I don’t mind re-reading the old ones as well!


    And this doesn’t mean I wouldn’t want to read any of the others!





  14. How short of a list do I have to make it? 🙂



  15. I am so excited that the thrid book in N.K. Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy is coming out! I loved The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and The Broken Kingdoms. I think Jemisin is one of the most exciting new authors I have read in a while.

    I am also excited to see Margaret Atwood talk so explicitly about SF.

  16. OMG, is that like, a trick question?


    Freaking A. Why not just read ’em all??? 

  17. If I could only pick one? Hands down, the Vernor Vinge. I’ve been waiting for The Children of the Sky for so long! If I could have more, I’d probably take all the SF and a few of the non-undead fantasies.

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