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A Book Cover Gallery of 209+ Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books Coming Out in October 2012

Looking for some new sf/f/h reads this month? Here’s a massive-but-handy (and still incomplete) list at forthcoming (mostly U.S.) book releases for October 2012.

Tell us the ones you are most looking forward to!

  1. 100 Years of Vicissitude by Andrez Bergen (John Hunt Publishing)
  2. 1635: Papal Stakes (Ring of Fire) by Eric Flint & Charles E. Gannon (Baen)
  3. A Coming of Age by Timothy Zahn (Open Road)

  1. A Feast Unknown (Secrets of the Nine #1 – Wold Newton Parallel Universe) by Philip Jose Farmer (Titan Books)
  2. A Short History of Fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn & Edward James (Libri Publishing)
  3. A Tolkien Treasury by W.H. Auden (Running Press)
  1. A Trace of Moonlight (Abby Sinclair) by Allison Pang (Pocket Books)
  2. After (Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia) edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (Hyperion Book CH)
  3. After the King by Martin H. Greenberg (Tor Books)
  1. Alleyman (No Mans World 3) by Pat Kelleher (Abaddon Books)
  2. Angel’s Ink: The Asylum Tales by Jocelynn Drake (Harper Voyager)
  3. Anno Dracula: Dracula Cha Cha Cha by Kim Newman (Titan Books)
  1. Annotated Sandman Vol. 2 by Neil Gaiman (Vertigo)
  2. Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End by Manel Loureiro (AmazonCrossing)
  3. Assassin’s Curse (Strange Chemistry) by CassandraRose Clarke (Angry Robot)
  1. Beautiful Redemption (Beautiful Creatures) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  2. Belka, Why Don’t You Bark? by hideo Furukawa (VIZ Media LLC)
  3. Beta by Rachel Cohn (Hyperion Book CH)
  1. Bethany’s Sin by Robert McCammon (Subterranean)
  2. Between Two Fires by Christopher Buehlman (Ace Hardcover)
  3. Black Lament (A Black Wings Novel) by Christina Henry (Ace)
  1. Blackcollar: The Blackcollar Series (Book One) by Timothy Zahn (Open Road)
  2. Blood Crime (Graphic Novel): An Original Hollows Graphic Novel by Kim Harrison (Del Rey)
  3. Bloody Fabulous edited by Ekaterina Sedia (Prime Books)
  1. Bowl of Heaven by Gregory Benford & Larry Niven (Tor Books)
  2. Building Imaginary Worlds: The Theory and History of Subcreation by Mark J.P. Wolf (Routledge)
  3. Chasers (Alone # 1) by James Phelan (Kensington Books)
  1. Chosen of Khorne by Anthony Reynolds (Black Library)
  2. Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe (Sf Masterworks) by D G Compton (Gollancz)
  3. Courting Trouble by Jenny Schwartz (Carina Press)
  1. Crown Thief (Tales of Easie Damasco 2) by David Tallerman (Angry Robot)
  2. Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, Book 1) by Patricia Briggs (InkLit)
  3. DEATH Deluxe Edition by Neil Gaiman (Vertigo)
  1. Daniel X: Armageddon by James Patterson (Little, Brown and Company)
  2. Danse Macabre: Close Encounters with the Reaper edited by Nancy Kilpatrick (Edge)
  3. Dark Currents: Agent of Hel by Jacqueline Carey (Roc Hardcover)
  1. Dark Nights by Christine Feehan (Avon)
  2. Daughter of Light by V.C. Andrews (Gallery Books)
  3. Daughter of the Sword: A Novel of the Fated Blades by Steve Bein (Roc Trade)
  1. Dead Space by BK Evenson (Titan)
  2. Dead Spots by Melissa F. Olson (47North)
  3. Dead of Winter by Lee Collins (Angry Robot)
  1. Deadman Switch by Timothy Zahn (Open Road)
  2. Death’s Apprentice: A Grimm City Novel by K. W. Jeter & Gareth Jefferson Jones (Thomas Dunne Books)
  3. Death’s Rival: A Jane Yellowrock Novel by Faith Hunter (Roc)
  1. Desperate Days: Selected Mysteries, Volume Two by Jack Vance (Subterranean)
  2. Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter (Midnight Liaisons) by Jessica Sims (Pocket Books)
  3. Deviants (The Dust Chronicles) by Maureen McGowan (Amazon Children’s Publishing)
  1. Diverse Energies edited by Joe Monti (Tu Books)
  2. Doctor Who: Dark Horizons: An Unabridged Doctor Who Novel Featuring the Eleventh Doctor by J.T. Colgan (AudioGO Ltd.)
  3. Doctor Who: the Pirate Planet (Dr Who) by Douglas Adams (Audiogo)
  1. Doctor Who: the Visitation (Dr Who) by Eric Saward (Audiogo)
  2. Dreamsongs: Volume I by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)
  3. Dreamsongs: Volume II by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)
  1. Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate & Michael Grant (Feiwel & Friends)
  2. Every House Is Haunted by Ian Rogers (ChiZine Publications)
  3. Fantastic Erotica: The Best of Circlet Press 2008-2012 edited by Cecilia Tan & Bethany Zaiatz (Circlet Press)
  1. Father Gaetano’s Puppet Catechism: A Novella by Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden (St. Martin’s Press)
  2. Feedback by Robinson Wells (Harper Collins USA)
  3. Fire Season (Star Kingdom) by David Weber & Jane Lindskold (Baen)
  1. Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank (Ballantine Books)
  2. Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson) by Darynda Jones (St. Martin’s Press)
  3. Fury’s Kiss: A Midnight’s Daughter Novel (DORY) by Karen Chance (Signet Select)
  1. Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher (Tor Science Fiction)
  2. Ghost Town by Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson & Tim Waggoner (Gallery Books)
  3. Ghosts of Memories: A Vampire Memories Novel by Barb Hendee (Roc)
  1. HALO: The Thursday War by Karen Traviss (Tor Books)
  2. Heart of the Dragon’s Realm by Karalynn Lee (Carina Press)
  3. Helix Wars by Eric Brown (Rebellion 2000ad)
  1. Hell to Heaven: Journey to Wudang: Book Two by Kylie Chan (Harper Voyager)
  2. Heroes Lost and Found by Sheryl Nantus (Samhain Publishing, Ltd.)
  3. Heroics by Brian Moll (Boxfire Press)
  1. Hidden (House of Night) by P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  2. Hitman: Damnation by Raymond Benson (Del Rey)
  3. Home by Matthew Costello (Thomas Dunne Books)
  1. Iced: A Dani O’Malley Novel (Fever Series) by Karen Marie Moning (Delacorte Press)
  2. Immune (The Rho Agenda: Book Two) by Richard Phillips (47North)
  3. Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond by Kim Harrison (Harper Voyager)
  1. Ironskin by Tina Connolly (Tor Books)
  2. Jam by Yahtzee Croshaw (Dark Horse)
  3. Janus by John Park (ChiZine Publications)
  1. Journey Into Space by Charles Chilton (Fantom Films Limited)
  2. Journey Into Space by Charles Chilton (Fantom Films Limited)
  3. Journey Into Space by Charles Chilton (Fantom Films Limited)
  1. Kekkaishi, Vol. 34 by Yellow Tanabe (VIZ Media LLC)
  2. Killables by Gemma Malley (Hodder & Stoughton)
  3. King of Marbury: A Tor.Com Original by Andrew Smith (Tor Books)
  1. King’s Assassin (Thief Takers Apprentice 3) by Stephen Deas (Gollancz)
  2. Knights of Breton Court by Maurice Broaddus (Angry Robot)
  3. Krampus: The Yule Lord by Brom (Harper Voyager)
  1. Kris Longknife: Furious by Mike Shepherd (Ace)
  2. Leopard Dreaming by A A Bell (Voyager)
  3. Little Star: A Novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Thomas Dunne Books)
  1. London Eye (Toxic City Book One) by Tim Lebbon (Pyr)
  2. Luminous Chaos: A Novel (The Mysteries of New Venice) by Jean-Christophe Valtat (Melville House)
  3. Mastiff: The Legend of Beka Cooper #3 by Tamora Pierce (Bluefire)
  1. Mercury Rests by Robert Kroese (47North)
  2. Merge / Disciple: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion by Walter Mosley (Tor Books)
  3. Middle Kingdom (Chung Kuo 3) by David Wingrove (Corvus)
  1. Midnight City: A Conquered Earth Novel by J. Barton Mitchell (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  2. Moonlight & Mechanicals by Cindy Spencer Pape (Carina Press)
  3. Need by Todd Gregory (Kensington)
  1. Night & Demons by David Drake (Baen)
  2. Only Superhuman by Christopher L. Bennett (Tor Books)
  3. Osama: A Novel by Lavie Tidhar (Solaris)
  1. Out for Blood (House of Comarré) by Kristen Painter (Orbit)
  2. Palace of the Damned (The Saga of Larten Crepsley) by Darren Shan (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  3. Pandaemonium by Ben Macallan (Solaris)
  1. Pariah: Ravenor vs Eisenhorn (Warhammer 40,000) by Dan Abnett (Games Workshop)
  2. Passenger by Andrew Smith (Feiwel & Friends)
  3. Perfection by Nick Kyme (Black Library)
  1. Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen)
  2. Place of Dead Kings by Geoffrey Wilson (Hodder Export)
  3. Poltergeeks (Strange Chemistry) by Sean Cummings (Angry Robot)
  1. Quantum Coin by E. C. Myers (Pyr)
  2. Ragnarok: A Jack Sigler Thriller by Jeremy Robinson & Kane Gilmour (Seven Realms Publishing)
  3. Red Knight by Miles Cameron (Gollancz)
  1. Redlaw: Red Eye (Redlaw 2) by James Lovegrove (Rebellion 2000ad)
  2. Redoubt: Book Four of the Collegium Chronicles (A Valdemar Novel) by Mercedes Lackey (DAW Hardcover)
  3. Religion and Science Fiction by James F. McGrath (Lutterworth Press)
  1. Remember Why You Fear Me: The Best Dark Fiction of Robert Shearman by Robert Shearman (ChiZine Publications)
  2. Royal Blood by Sarah Marques (Prime Books)
  3. Ruins (Pathfinder Trilogy) by Orson Scott Card (Simon Pulse)
  1. Sanctum (Book 1 in the Guards of the Shadowlands series) by Sarah Fine (Amazon Children’s Publishing)
  2. Season of Wonder edited by Paula Guran (Prime Books)
  3. Shoggoths in Bloom by Elizabeth Bear (Prime Books)
  1. Skarlet: Part One of the Vampire Trinity (Vampire Babylon Trilogy) by Thomas Emson (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  2. Son by Lois Lowry (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)
  3. Songs of Love and Darkness by Mary Jo Putney & Carrie Vaughn (Pocket Star)
  1. Spinneret by Timothy Zahn (Open Road)
  2. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations: The Persistence of Memory: Book One by David Mack (Pocket Books/Star Trek)
  3. Star Wars (Star Wars Agent of the Empire) by John Ostrander (Titan)
  1. Star Wars Art: Illustration by Lucasfilm LTD (Harry N. Abrams)
  2. Star Wars Omnibus: Clone Wars 2 by John Ostrander (Dark Horse Comics)
  3. Stardust: The Gift Edition by Neil Gaiman (William Morrow)
  1. Steaming into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology by (Scarecrow Press)
  2. Stone of Tymora: Forgotten Realms by R.A. Salvatore & Geno Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast)
  3. Strangers in the Land (The Zombie Bible) by Stant Litore (47North)
  1. Stray Souls (Magicals Anonymous) by Kate Griffin (Orbit)
  2. Superior by Mark Millar (Titan)
  3. The Abolition of Species (SB-The German List) by Dietmar Dath (Seagull Books)
  1. The Backlash Mission: The Blackcollar Series (Book Two) by Timothy Zahn (Open Road)
  2. The Book of Cthulhu 2 by (Night Shade Books)
  3. The Brain Eater’s Bible: Sound Advice for the Newly Reanimated Zombie by Pat Kilbane & J.D. McGhoul (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  1. The Clone Sedition by Steven L. Kent (Ace)
  2. The Commonplace Book: A Tor.Com Original by Jacob Clifton (Tor Books)
  3. The Complete Tolkien Companion by J. E. A. Tyler (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  1. The Doctor’s Monsters: Meanings of the Monstrous in Doctor Who by Graham Sleight (I. B. Tauris)
  2. The Earth Turned Upside Down by Jules Verne (Hesperus Press)
  3. The Emperor’s Might by John Blanche (Games Workshop)
  1. The Essential Novels: Star Wars 10-Book Bundle by Timothy Zahn & Michael A. Stackpole & James Luceno & R.A. Salvatore & Aaron Allston (LucasBooks)
  2. The Essential Novels: Star Wars Reads Day 4-Book Bundle: X-Wing: Rogue Squadron; Heir to the Empire; New Jedi Order: Vector Prime; Legacy of the Force: Betrayal by Timothy Zahn & Michael A. Stackpole & R.A. Salvatore & Aaron Allston (Del Rey)
  3. The Essential Reader’s Companion: Star Wars by Pablo Hidalgo (LucasBooks)
  1. The Fallen Boys by Aaron Dries (Samhain Publishing, Ltd.)
  2. The First Days: As the World Dies by Rhiannon Frater (Tor Books)
  3. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente (Feiwel & Friends)
  1. The Hive by Charles Burns (Pantheon)
  2. The Hobbit Companion by David Day (Pavilion)
  3. The Hobbit and Philosophy: For When You’ve Lost Your Dwarves, Your Wizard, and Your Way (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) by Gregory Bassham & Eric Bronson (Wiley)
  1. The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks (Orbit)
  2. The Indigo Pheasant: Longing for Yount Volume 2 by Daniel A. Rabuzzi (ChiZine Publications)
  3. The Joshua Files: Invisible City by M. G Harris (Walker Childrens)
  1. The Lands of Ice and Fire (A Game of Thrones) by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)
  2. The Last Dragonslayer (The Chronicles of Kazam) by Jasper Fforde (Harcourt Children’s Books)
  3. The Lost Books: Includes four complete novels—Chosen, Infidel, Renegade, and Chaos by Ted Dekker (Thomas Nelson)
  1. The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell (Ace Hardcover)
  2. The Magic Quirt (Stories from the Golden Age) by L. Ron Hubbard (Galaxy Press)
  3. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 23 by (Running Press)
  1. The Mammoth Book of Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback by Stephen Jones (Running Press)
  2. The Masks of Time by Robert Silverberg (Phoenix Pick)
  3. The Orphaned Worlds (Humanity’s Fire) by Michael Cobley (Orbit)
  1. The Perimeter by Will McIntosh (Orbit)
  2. The SCREAM by Laurent Graff (Aurora Metro Press)
  3. The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda (Arthur A. Levine Books)
  1. The Second Ship (The Rho Agenda: Book One) by Richard Phillips (47North)
  2. The Secret Book of Sacred Things by Torsten Krol (Atlantic Books)
  3. The Shadow Rising: Book Four of ‘The Wheel of Time’ by Robert Jordan (Tor Books)
  1. The Shattered Dark (A Shadow Reader Novel) by Sandy Williams (Ace)
  2. The Tainted City (The Shattered Sigil) by Courtney Schafer (Night Shade Books)
  3. The Tangled Bridge by Rhodi Hawk (Tor Books)
  1. The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy): A Novel by Justin Cronin (Ballantine Books)
  2. The Unconquered Countries: Four Novellas by Geoff Ryman (Small Beer Press)
  3. The Valmont Contingency by Val Roberts (Carina Press)
  1. The Very Best of Barry N. Malzberg by Barry N. Malzberg (NonStop Press)
  2. The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury by Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga (Thomas Dunne Books)
  3. The War of Vengence: The Great Betrayal (Time of Legends) by Nick Kyme (Games Workshop)
  1. The Wildside Book of Fantasy: 20 Great Tales of Fantasy (Wildside Press)
  2. The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life by Noble Smith (Thomas Dunne Books)
  3. The Work of the Devil by Katherine Amt Hanna (47North)
  1. The Year’s Top Short SF Novels 2 edited by Allan Kaster (AudioText)
  2. Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones (St. Martin’s Paperbacks)
  3. This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It by David Wong (Thomas Dunne Books)
  1. Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone (Tor Books)
  2. Tomorrow, the Killing by Daniel Polansky (Hodder & Stoughton Ltd)
  3. Triplet by Timothy Zahn (Open Road)
  1. Turtle Recall by Stephen Briggs (Gollancz)
  2. Under the Poppy: A Novel by Kathe Koja (Small Beer Press)
  3. Unwritten by Mike Carey (Titan)
  1. Vampyric Variations by Nancy Kilpatrick (Edge)
  2. Warhorse by Timothy Zahn (Open Road)
  3. When Will You Rise: Stories to End the World by Mira Grant (Subterranean)
  1. Windhaven by George R.R. Martin & Lisa Tuttle (Bantam)
  2. Winter Sleepwalker and Other Stories by Joan Aiken (Jonathan Cape)
  3. Wonders of the Invisible World by Patricia A. McKillip (Tachyon Publications)
  1. World Enough, and Time (New World Trilogy) by James Kahn (FastPencil Premiere)
  2. Wrong Goodbye (Collector 2) by Chris Holm (Angry Robot)
  3. Zom-B by Darren Shan (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  1. Zombie, Illinois: A Novel (Zombie, Ohio) by Scott Kenemore (Skyhorse Publishing)
  2. Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy by Andy Briggs (Open Road E-riginal)

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

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

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