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A Gallery of 120 SF/F/H Books Coming Out in February 2012 – Which Ones Do You Want?

Here’s a tasty (but still incomplete) sampling of forthcoming book releases for February 2012.

See anything you like?

  1. A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, Book 10) by Kim Harrison (Harper Voyager)
  2. A Sliver of Shadow (Abby Sinclair, No. 2) by Allison Pang (Pocket Books)
  3. Almost Everything: A Vampire Princess Novel (Vampire Princess of St. Paul) by Tate Hallaway (NAL Trade)

  1. Apocalypse to Go by Katharine Kerr (DAW)
  2. Arctic Rising by Tobias S. Buckell (Tor Books)
  3. Art of the Mass Effect Universe by Various (Dark Horse)
  1. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons (Tor Teen)
  2. Ashes of Candesce: Book Five of Virga by Karl Schroeder (Tor Books)
  3. Bewitching (The Kendra Chronicles) by Alex Flinn (HarperTeen)
  1. Black Howl (Black Wings) by Christina Henry (Ace)
  2. Blackveil: Book Four of Green Rider by Kristen Britain (DAW Trade)
  3. Blood Angels (Warhammer 40000) by James Swallow (Black Library Hardbacks)
  1. Blood Ocean (Afterblight Chronicles) by Weston Ochse (Abaddon Books)
  2. Brave New Love: 13 Dystopian Tales of Desire edited by Paula Guran (Running Press Kids)
  3. Breaking Free by Alicia L McCalla (Heart Ally Books)
  1. By a Thread (Elemental Assassin) by Jennifer Estep (Pocket Books)
  2. Carpathia by Matt Forbeck (Angry Robot)
  3. Chosen Seed (Dog Faced Gods 3) by Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz)
  1. City of Dragons: Volume Three of the Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobb (Harper Voyager)
  2. Dangerous Visions (Sf Masterworks) by Harlan Ellison (Gollancz)
  3. Darkening Skies: The Hadrumal Criss Book 2 by Juliet E McKenna (Solaris)
  1. Dead Harvest by Chris F. Holm (Angry Robot)
  2. Don’t Kill the Messenger (A Messenger Novel) by Eileen Rendahl (Ace)
  3. Dream Castles: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Two by Jack Vance (Subterranean)
  1. Earthseed (Seed Trilogy) by Pamela Sargent (Tor Teen)
  2. Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones (Greenwillow Books)
  3. Echoes of Betrayal: Paladin’s Legacy by Elizabeth Moon (Del Rey)
  1. Ends of Man – Vol 1. (The Zharmae Anthology) by Anna McDermott (Zharmae Publishing Press)
  2. Enormity by W.G. Marshall (Night Shade Books)
  3. Exogene (The Subterrene War) by T.C. McCarthy (Orbit)
  1. Eyes Like Leaves: A Novel by Charles de Lint (Tachyon Publications)
  2. Faery Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr (HarperCollins)
  3. Fated (An Alex Verus Novel) by Benedict Jacka (Ace)
  1. Fear Itself: Heroes for Hire by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (Marvel)
  2. Fever (Chemical Garden) by Lauren DeStefano (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers)
  3. Forerunner by Andre Norton (Tor Books)
  1. Forest Moon Rising: A Tess Noncoire Adventure by P. R. Frost (DAW)
  2. Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention by Paul Guinan & Anina Bennett (Abrams Image)
  3. Freaks in a Box: The Myths of Media edited by Paul Di Filippo (NonStop Press)
  1. Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks (First Second)
  2. From the Deep of the Dark (Jackelian 6) by Stephen Hunt (Harper Voyager)
  3. Fugitives: Escape from Furnace 4 by Alexander Gordon Smith (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR))
  1. GENETIKS Volume 1 by Richard Marazano (Archaia Entertainment)
  2. Garrett Takes the Case by Glen Cook (Roc Trade)
  3. Giant Thief (Easie Demasco 1) by David Tallerman (Angry Robot)
  1. Great Game (Bookman Histories 3) by Lavie Tidhar (Angry Robot)
  2. Greatshadow (Dragon Apocalypse) by James Maxey (Solaris)
  3. Guardian of Night by Tony Daniel (Baen)
  1. Halo: The Flood by William C. Dietz (Tor Books)
  2. Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne (Putnam Juvenile)
  3. Hollow Pike by James Dawson (Indigo)
  1. Horus Heresy: Know No Fear (Horus Heresy: the Battle of Calth) by Dan Abnett (Games Workshop)
  2. How to be Death (A Calliope Reaper-Jones Novel) by Amber Benson (Ace)
  3. Imagining Outer Space: European Astroculture in the Twentieth Century edited by by Alexander C. T. Geppert (Palgrave Macmillan)
  1. Inside: Inside Out\Outside In (Harlequin Teen) by Maria V. Snyder (Harlequin)
  2. Iron Warriors: The Omnibus by Graham McNeill (Games Workshop)
  3. Jag in Space by Jack Campbell (Titan)
  1. Jag in Space by Jack Campbell (Titan)
  2. Jane Vows Vengeance: A Novel by Michael Thomas Ford (Ballantine Books)
  3. Johannes Cabal: the Fear Institute (Johannes Cabal 3) by Jonathan L Howard (Headline Pb)
  1. John Carter: World Of Mars by Peter David (Marvel)
  2. Knight of the Blazing Sun (Warhammer) by Josh Reynolds (Games Workshop)
  3. Labyrinth of Sorrows (Warhammer 40000) by George Mann (Black Library Hardbacks)
  1. Living Proof by Kira Peikoff (Tor Books)
  2. Luthor Huss (Warhammer Heroes) by Chris Wraight (Black Library)
  3. Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors (Jane Jameson, Book 4) by Molly Harper (Pocket Books)
  1. Orb Sceptre Throne (Malazan Empire 4) by Ian C. Esslemont (Bantam Press)
  2. Overkill by Robert Buettner (Baen)
  3. Partials by Dan Wells (Balzer + Bray)
  1. Path of the Renegade (Dark Eldar) by Andy Chambers (Games Workshop)
  2. Pathfinder Tales: Song of the Serpent by Hugh Matthews (Paizo Publishing, LLC.)
  3. Pure by Julianna Baggott (Grand Central Publishing)
  1. Revelation Space (Orion 20th Anniversary Edition) by Alastair Reynolds (Orion Paperbacks)
  2. Rise of the Taigethan (Elves 2) by James Barclay (Gollancz)
  3. Robots: The Recent A.I. edited by Rich Horton and Sean Wallace (Prime Books)
  1. Shifting Price of Prey (Spellcrackers.Com 4) by Suzanne McLeod (Gollancz)
  2. Singularity (Star Carrier, Book 3) by Ian Douglas (Harper Voyager)
  3. Sir Dominic Flandry: The Last Knight of Terra (The Technic Civilization Saga) by Poul Anderson (Baen)
  1. Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (Headline Ome)
  2. Some Kind of Fairy Tale: A Novel by Graham Joyce (Doubleday)
  3. Star Trek: That Which Divides by Dayton Ward (Pocket Books/Star Trek)
  1. Tales from Super-Science Fiction edited by Robert Silverberg (Haffner Press)
  2. Tales of the Macabre by Edgar Allan Poe (Archaia Entertainment)
  3. The Amazon Legion by Tom Kratman (Baen)
  1. The Chalice of Death: Three Novels of Mystery in Space by Robert Silverberg (Paizo Publishing, LLC.)
  2. The Clockwork Vampire Chronicles by Andy Remic (Angry Robot)
  3. The Dread (The Fallen Kings Cycle) by Gail Z. Martin (Orbit)
  1. The Fourth Wall by Walter Jon Williams (Orbit)
  2. The Galahad Legacy by Dom Testa (Tor Teen)
  3. The Haunted Lands Omnibus by Richard Lee Byers (Wizards of the Coast)
  1. The Helios Conspiracy by Jim DeFelice (Forge Books)
  2. The Last Ditch (Ciaphas Cain) by Sandy Mitchell (Games Workshop)
  3. The Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron (Orbit)
  1. The Masked Witches: Brotherhood of the Griffon, Book IV by Richard Lee Byers (Wizards of the Coast)
  2. The Medusa Amulet: A Novel of Suspense and Adventure by Robert Masello (Bantam)
  3. The Mirage: A Novel by Matt Ruff (Harper)
  1. The Nightmare Garden: The Iron Codex Book Two by Caitlin Kittredge (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
  2. The Order of the Scales: The Memory of Flames, Book III by Stephen Deas (Roc Hardcover)
  3. The Ritual by Adam Nevill (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  1. The Ruined City by Paula Brandon (Spectra)
  2. The Scar by Sergey Dyachenko & Marina Dyachenko (Tor Books)
  3. The Secret Journeys of Jack London, Book Two: The Sea Wolves by Christopher Golden & Tim Lebbon (HarperCollins)
  1. The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit)
  2. The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers (Bloomsbury USA Childrens)
  3. The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice (Knopf)
  1. Thief’s Covenant (A Widdershins Adventure) by Ari Marmell (Pyr)
  2. Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic edited by by Eduardo Jimenez Mayo, Chris N. Brown (Small Beer Press)
  3. Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed (DAW Hardcover)
  1. Thunder in the Void by Henry Kuttner (Haffner Press)
  2. Torn (Trylle) by Amanda Hocking (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  3. Touchstone (Glass Thorns) by Melanie Rawn (Tor Books)
  1. Unbroken (Outcast Season, Book 4) by Rachel Caine (Roc)
  2. Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom editd by John Joseph Adams (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers)
  3. Vengeance Born (A Novel of the Light Blade) by Kylie Griffin (Berkley Trade)
  1. Westward Weird edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Kerrie Hughes (DAW)
  2. World Divided: Book Two of the Secret World Chronicle by Mercedes Lackey & Cody Martin & Dennis Lee & Veronica Giguere (Baen)
  3. Starship Winter by Eric Brown (PS Publishing)
  1. The Pottawatomie Giant & Other Stories by Andy Duncan (PS Publishing)
  2. Mare Ultima by Alex Irvine (PS Publishing)
  3. Flying Fish by Randall Silvis (PS Publishing)

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

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

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16 Comments on A Gallery of 120 SF/F/H Books Coming Out in February 2012 – Which Ones Do You Want?

  1. “Don’t Kill the Messenger” — “out-of-control Chinese vampires” for the win!

    Also, “Thief’s Covenant” and “Hollow Pike” look interesting.

  2. Waitaminutenow? A new trend in urban fantasy covers? No back decorations! A lack of swords! It’s the end of the world.

    Several interesting books here, but the one I am waiting for most eagerly is “Crescent Moon” by Saladin Ahmed.

  3. Lot of Vaginal Fantasy choices (hey that’s Felicia Day’s term).

  4. Blerg. Only a couple listed I have on the wish list right now, namely Bennett’s The Troupe and Nevill’s The Ritual, but this post has put me on track to add even more. #toomanybooks

  5. David Greybeard // February 2, 2012 at 10:50 am //

    Here’s my picks for the month:

    Giant Thief by Tallerman
    Johannes Cabal: the Fear Institute by Howard
    Some Kind of Fairy Tale: A Novel by Joyce
    Star Trek: That Which Divides by Ward
    The Order of the Scales by Deas
    The Ritual by Neville
    The Scar by The Dyachenkos

    Also not on your list
    Star Trek: The Original Series: Rings of Time by Cox
    Greedy Bastards by Ratigan
    The Life of Super-Earths: How the Hunt for Alien Worlds and Artificial Cells Will Revolutionize Life on Our Planet by Sasselov
    The Phantom by Jim Aparo
    The Phantom Sundays by Falk
    Marvel Masterworks Uncanny X-men Vol 8
    Showcase Presents: Ghosts
    Superman Reign of Doomsday
    Marvel/DC Crossover Omnibus
    JSA Monument Point
    Power Girl: Old Friends
    Steven Canyon Vol. 1, Dailies and Sundays
    Dark Shadows The Complete Series Vol. 4 (Gold Key)

  6. That Flandry collection cover still cracks me up.

    That said, lots of tasty things in store for February.

  7. Arctic Rising, Exogene, and Throne of the Crescent Moon I’ll be listening to in audiobook. If there’s still extra time, Matt Ruff’s The Mirage, too, but I get the feeling that it’ll be one of the ones I pass by this month, at least for now.

    I’ll be reading Greatshadow, and the (not listed here) new Samuel Delany book Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders (Magnus Books, February), and hopefully finding time for the Duncan collection.

    Waiting for the Giant Thief audiobook in May, and the Carpathia audiobook in June. That helps uncrowd a crowded month, a little.

    Intrigued by the Masterworks re-release of Dangerous Visions. Looks like a nice one to keep.

    So many others I want to read, but as there’s not infinite time, that’s what I’m looking for in Feb. (Also a US audiobook release for Lev Grossman’s Codex, and a new audiobook for DFW’s Infinite Jest, a new unabridged audiobook for Stephen King’s The Stand, a new audiobook for Swanwick’s Dancing With Bears (and 4 other Swanwick novels) on Feb 28 from Audible, and hopefully the audiobook for Natania Barron’s Pilgrim of the Sky, published in print last December.)

    Other books of note not on the list:

    Ragnarok: The End of the Gods by A. S. Byatt and read by Harriet Walter for Brilliance Audio (Feb 7, 2012) — concurrent with the US hardcover from Grove Press, out last year in the UK

    When We Were Executioners by J. M. McDermott (Night Shade Books, Feb 14, 2012) — sequel to 2011’s Never Knew Another

    Non-genre: Available Dark by Elizabeth Moon (Minotaur/Thomas Dunne, 14 Feb 12)

    Non-fiction: The History of Supernatural Fiction, Volume 1 by S. T. Joshi (PS Publishing, February 2012)

    Unruly Islands by Liz Henry (Aqueduct, February 2012)

    YA: Pandemonium (Delirium) by Lauren Oliver (Feb 28, 2012) — sequel to Delirium

    Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper (Tor, Feb 28, 2012) — a well-received fantasy published in the UK last year

  8. Avaliable Dark is by Elizabeth Hand, not Elizabeth Moon. You had me hoping it was a sequel to Speed of Dark.

  9. There are too many books on there that I want to read! If I tried to make a list, I’d probably just be naming a good quarter of everything you posted here. Let’s hear it for February being a busy month of reading!

  10. I really wanted to like “Article 5” but it just didn’t live up to the hype (or even the description!) It was an okay read, but that’s it…just okay.

    First of all, I felt as if I had read this book before. Totalitarian society, complete with militia? Handmaid’s Tale, the Hunger Games, even 1984 (if you replace the militia with thought police) have that. Reform schools for teens? Declaration is one of many books that comes to mind. A resistance and underground railroad of sorts? Sounds like When She Woke or dozens of other dystopias. There was literally nothing unique in this story and the world just wasn’t developed enough for me not to feel like it was a retread. My major issue was that the main character, Ember, was completely unlikable and in fact, rather naive and, well frankly, stupid.

    I’m sure I’ll read the next book, primarily because I’m very interested in finding out more of the backstory on the war and the destruction of much of the United States. There was very little of that in Article 5 and I think just a little bit more context would have helped the book.

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