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126 Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books Coming Out in February 2013 (A HUGE Book Cover Gallery)

Here’s your one-stop cover monthly roundup of sf/f/h (and related) reads coming your way.

Which ones look the best?

  1. A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan (Tor Books)
  2. Afterworlds: the Book of Doom by Barry Hutchison (Harpercollins)
  3. Age of Voodoo by James Lovegrove (Solaris)

  1. American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit)
  2. American Gods: A Novel by Neil Gaiman (William Morrow Paperbacks)
  3. Angels of Vengeance (Without Warning) by John Birmingham (Del Rey)
  1. Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal by Sherryl Vint (Liverpool University Press)
  2. Antiquities and Tangibles: and Other Stories by Tim Pratt (Merry Blacksmith Press)
  3. Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman (Angry Robot)
  1. Black City (A Black Wings Novel) by Christina Henry (Ace)
  2. Blood Oranges by Kathleen Tierney (Caitlin R. Kiernan) (Roc Trade)
  3. Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri (Tor Books)
  1. Breaking Point (Article 5) by Kristen Simmons (Tor Teen)
  2. City of Death (City Trilogy) by Laurence Yep (Starscape)
  3. Countess Dracula (Hammer) by Guy Adams (Hammer)
  1. Creepy Archives Volume 15 edited by by Philip R. Simon (Dark Horse)
  2. Crown Imperilled by Raymond E Feist (Harper Collins Ome)
  3. Cry Wolf (Alpha And Omega) by Patricia Briggs (Ace Hardcover)
  1. Crysis: Escalation by Gavin G Smith (Gollancz)
  2. Curse of the Everliving (Gotrek & Felix) by David Guymer (Black Library Hardbacks)
  3. Dark Secrets by Shona Husk (Carina Press)
  1. Dead Letter Day (A Messenger Novel) by Eileen Rendahl (Ace)
  2. Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore (DAW)
  3. Disestablishment of Paradise by Phillip Mann (Gollancz)
  1. Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale: The Final Chapter by Benjamin Cook & Russell T Davies (BBC Digital)
  2. Domino Falls: A Novel by Tananarive Due & Steven Barnes (Atria Books)
  3. Dragon Age: Those Who Speak by David Gaider & Alexander Freed & Chad Hardin (Dark Horse)
  1. Dragon Fate: Book Six of The Age of Fire by E.E. Knight (Roc)
  2. Dreams and Shadows: A Novel by C. Robert Cargill (Harper Voyager)
  3. Drynn (Last of the Shardyn) by Steve Vera (Carina Press)
  1. Edge of Dawn: A Midnight Breed Novel by Lara Adrian (Delacorte Press)
  2. Elsewhens (Glass Thorns) by Melanie Rawn (Tor Books)
  3. Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School) by Gail Carriger (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  1. Eve of Chaos (Marked) by Sylvia Day & S.J. Day (Tor Books)
  2. Exile: The First Book of the Seven Eyes by Betsy Dornbusch (Night Shade Books)
  3. Fade to Black (A Rojan Dizon Novel) by Francis Knight (Orbit)
  1. Farside by Ben Bova (Tor Books)
  2. Firebrand (Rebel Angel) by Gillian Philip (Tor Books)
  3. First Casualty (A JUMP UNIVERSE NOVEL) by Mike Moscoe (Ace)
  1. Fuse (The Pure Trilogy) by Julianna Baggott (Grand Central Publishing)
  2. Futility by Kristen Austgen (Tate Publishing)
  3. Gideon’s Angel by Clifford Beal (Solaris)
  1. Glass Thorns by Melanie Rawn (Titan)
  2. God of War II by Robert E. Vardeman (Del Rey)
  3. Gotrek & Felix : The Second Omnibus (Gotrek and Felix) by William King (Games Workshop)
  1. Guardian of Night by Tony Daniel (Baen)
  2. Heart of the Demon (Warriors of the Rift) by Cynthia Garner (Forever)
  3. Hell to Pay by Matthew Hughes (Angry Robot)
  1. Here Be Dragons: Exploring Fantasy Maps and Settings by Stefan Ekman (Wesleyan)
  2. Homeland by Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen)
  3. Homunculus (Langdon St. Ives) by James P. Blaylock (Titan Books)
  1. House Rules: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel by Chloe Neill (NAL Trade)
  2. How Dark the World Becomes by Frank Chadwick (Baen)
  3. Impulse by Steven Gould (Tor Books)
  1. Last Train to Jubilee Bay: A Tor.Com Original by Kali Wallace (Tor Books)
  2. Lives We Lost,The (Fallen World trilogy, The) by Megan Crewe (Hyperion Book CH)
  3. Mandala Road by Masako Bando (Thames River Press)
  1. Necessity’s Child (Liaden Universe) by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Baen)
  2. Pantomime by Laura Lam (Strange Chemistry)
  3. Paprika by Yasutaka Tsutsui (Vintage)
  1. Path of the Incubus by Andy Chambers (Games Workshop)
  2. Projecting Tomorrow: Science Fiction and Popular Cinema by James Chapman & Nicholas J. Cull (I. B. Tauris)
  3. Prophet of the Dead: Brotherhood of the Griffon, Book V by Richard Lee Byers (Wizards of the Coast)
  1. Pros and Cons by Jenna Black (Pocket Star)
  2. Rhetorics of Fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn (Wesleyan)
  3. Savior-After Earth: Ghost Stories by Michael Jan Friedman (Del Rey)
  1. Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer (Feiwel & Friends)
  2. Secrets of the Fire Sea by Stephen Hunt (Tor Fantasy)
  3. Seer: A Prequel to the Mongoliad (The Foreworld Saga) by Mark Teppo (47North)
  1. Shadow on the Sun by Richard Matheson (Tor Books)
  2. Shards and Ashes by Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong & Veronica Roth & Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl & Rachel Caine & Carrie Ryan & Nancy Holder & Beth Revis (HarperCollins)
  3. She Returns from War by Lee Collins (Angry Robot)
  1. Star Trek: The Original Series: Devil’s Bargain by Tony Daniel (Pocket Books/Star Trek)
  2. Star Wars: Omnibus by Ryan Benjamin (Titan)
  3. Superheroes by Peter S. Beagle & Kelly Link (Prime Books)
  1. Supernatural: Carved in Flesh by Tim Waggoner (Titan Books)
  2. Sword-Bound: A Novel of Tiger and Del by Jennifer Roberson (DAW Hardcover)
  3. The Afrika Reich: A Novel by Guy Saville (Henry Holt and Co.)
  1. The Apes of Wrath edited by Rick Klaw (Tachyon Publications)
  2. The Arena Man (Max August Magikal Thrillers) by Steve Englehart (Tor Books)
  3. The Best of All Possible Worlds: A Novel by Karen Lord (Del Rey)
  1. The Burn Zone by James K. Decker (Roc)
  2. The Chronicles of King Conan Volume 4: The Prince is Dead and Other Stories by Alan Zelenetz & Marc Silvestri et. al. (Dark Horse)
  3. The Damnation Affair by Lilith Saintcrow (Orbit)
  1. The Daylight War: Book Three of The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett (Del Rey)
  2. The Death of Antagonis (Space Marine Battles) by David Annandale (Games Workshop)
  3. The Departure (The Owner) by Neal Asher (Night Shade Books)
  1. The Devil’s Looking Glass (The Swords of Albion, Book 3) by Mark Chadbourn (Pyr)
  2. The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist (Dutton Juvenile)
  3. The Frazetta Sketchbook by Frank Frazetta & J. David Spurlock (VANGUARD PRODUCTIONS)
  1. The Golden Age of Death (A Calliope Reaper-Jones Novel) by Amber Benson (Ace)
  2. The Human Division #4: A Voice in the Wilderness by John Scalzi (Tor Books)
  3. The Human Division #5: Tales From the Clarke by John Scalzi (Tor Books)
  1. The Human Division #6: The Back Channel by John Scalzi (Tor Books)
  2. The Human Division #7: The Dog King by John Scalzi (Tor Books)
  3. The Inner City by Karen Heuler (ChiZine Publications)
  1. The Last Jedi (Star Wars) by Michael Reaves & Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (LucasBooks)
  2. The Lord of Castle Black (Viscount of Adrilankha) by Steven Brust (Orb Books)
  3. The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius by John Joseph Adams (Tor Books)
  1. The Memory Coder: A Tor.Com Original by Jessica Brody (Tor Books)
  2. The Mongoliad: Book Three (The Foreworld Saga) by Neal Stephenson & Erik Bear & Greg Bear & Joseph Brassey & Nicole Galland & Cooper Moo & Mark Teppo (47North)
  3. The Monkey’s Other Paw: Revived Classic Stories of Dread and the Dead edited by Luis Ortiz (NonStop Press)
  1. The Night of the Swarm (Chathrand Voyage) by Robert V. S. Redick (Del Rey)
  2. The Office of Mercy: A Novel by Ariel Djanikian (Viking Adult)
  3. The Queen Is Dead (The Immortal Empire) by Kate Locke (Orbit)
  1. The Road of Danger (Rcn) by David Drake (Baen)
  2. The Secret of Ji: Six Heirs by Pierre Grimbert (AmazonCrossing)
  3. The Shadow Wars: Book Two in the Demi-Monde Saga by Rod Rees (William Morrow Paperbacks)
  1. The Silent Dragon: Children of The Dragon Nimbus #1 by Irene Radford (DAW)
  2. The Teleportation Accident: A Novel by Ned Beauman (Bloomsbury USA)
  3. The Twelve-Fingered Boy (The Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy) by John Hornor Jacobs (Carolrhoda Books)
  1. The Very Best of Barry N. Malzberg by Barry N. Malzberg (NonStop Press)
  2. The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere: A Tor.Com Original by John Chu (Tor Books)
  3. The Water Witch: A Novel (Fairwick Chronicles) by Juliet Dark (Ballantine Books)
  1. The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb (Subterranean)
  2. Trafalgar by Angelica Gorodischer (Small Beer Press)
  3. Trickster by Jeff Somers (Pocket Books)
  1. Trinity Rising by Elspeth Cooper (Tor Books)
  2. Vacant Graves (The Magnocracy Series) by Christopher Beats (Carina Press)
  3. Van Horstmann (Warhammer Heroes) by Ben Counter (Games Workshop)
  1. Vince Cosmos: Glam Rock Detective by Paul Magrs (Cosmic Hobo Productions)
  2. When the Night Whispers by Savanna Welles (St. Martin’s Press)
  3. The Fair Grounds by Tobias Seamon (PS Publishing)
  1. Helen’s Story by Rosanne Rabinowitz (PS Publishing)
  2. Dogs With Their Eyes Shut by Paul Meloy (PS Publishing)
  3. Frank R. Paul Art Book (IDW Publishing)

Also available in February (No covers available):

  1. Barrington Bayley SF Gateway Omnibus: The Soul of the Robot, The Knights of the Limits by Barrington J. Bayley (Gollancz)
  2. Weak and Wounded by Brian James Freeman & Ron McLarty (Cemetery Dance Pubns)

(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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9 Comments on 126 Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books Coming Out in February 2013 (A HUGE Book Cover Gallery)

  1. I look forward to this post every month. It is like a potential Christmas every time. Of course it also means my wallet suffers. But still…

    Tim Pratt’s short story collection intrigues me.

    I’m interested in picking up Farside by Ben Bova.

    Last Train to Jubilee Bay has a cover that draws me in and the brief story tease makes me curious.

    The Best of All Possible Worlds is a must buy. I’ve heard so much about it that I have to read it for myself.

    Decker’s The Burn Zone looks good. Haven’t read him.

    I’m currently reading, among other things, Neal Asher’s The Departure and the first chapter sucked me right in. This is my first time reading him.

    I didn’t realize Dahlquist was writing a YA book. I liked his writing style in The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters.

    And of course I plan to continue along with the episodic releases of Scalzi’s The Human Division.

    So there you go, my allowance is already spent for the month and it is only day one.

    • As a report on how destructive these lists are to my budget, I have purchased all of the books I listed above with the exception of Farside (which I believe I am getting as a review copy from the publisher) and Dahlquist’s YA novel which has not been released yet…that I will most likely pick up.

  2. I spend way way too much on books and don’t ask John enough for review copies. Lots of good stuff here. Too much.

  3. Susan Coffman // February 1, 2013 at 8:46 am //

    Wow, I agree – it’s like Christmas, but without all the obligations and stress. So many books, so little time.

    Definitely going to pick up American Elsewhere; The Best of All Possible Worlds; The Fair Grounds; Dogs With Their Eyes Shut; and Homunculus. I’m also very interested in The Different Girl; and Hell to Pay.

    I’d also like to try Animal Alterity, and Here Be Dragons. I’ve already read Rhetorics of Fantasy (great book). Several other books look very interesting, but I’ll want to read up on them a bit before committing more of my book budget. Maybe the library will get some of them….

    Anyway, as Carl said above, it’s only February 1st and I already know I’ll be spending too much on books again this month. Thanks for posting such a great listing!

    • Homunculus is a great book, Susan. In fact I’ve enjoyed all of Blaylock’s Langdon St. Ives novels. I need to get to Aylesford Skull here soon. I’m glad they are reprinting these older stories of his as they are, in my opinion, some of the best examples of what steampunk stories can be when the focus is on the story and not on the aesthetic.

  4. Gah! Too many books. A lot catching my eye, but the cover that snagged my eyeballs the quickest was the Apes of Wrath anthology. Neat.

  5. I just opened about 20 Amazon pages so I can add things to my wishlist. Needless to say, I will never be able to read every cool book I want to read this month. Damn the world and it’s 24-hour orbit!

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