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All the Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books Coming Out in July 2013 (A HUGE Gallery of 178 Book Covers)

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

I don’t know about you, but even my top picks are more than I can read in a month. What are your favorites?

  1. A Cursed Embrace: A Weird Girls Novel by Cecy Robson (Signet)
  2. A Distant Soil: The Gathering by Colleen Doran (Image Comics)
  3. A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume I by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Baen)

  1. A Midsummer Night’s Scream by R.L. Stine (Feiwel & Friends)
  2. A Once Upon a Time Tale: Reawakened by Odette Beane (Titan Books Ltd)
  3. Affliction (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter) by Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley Hardcover)
  1. Ahriman: Exile by John French (Games Workshop)
  2. Angel Exterminatus (The Horus Heresy) by Graham McNeill (The Black Library)
  3. Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny edited by Steve Berman (Prime Books)
  1. Beginnings: Worlds of Honor 6 edited by David Weber (Baen)
  2. Beyond Dinocalypse by Chuck Wendig (Evil Hat Productions, LLC)
  3. Big Iron: Iron Kingdoms Chronicles (The Fall of Llael Book Two) by C.A. Suleiman (Pyr)
  1. Big Mama Stories by Eleanor Arnason (Aqueduct Press)
  2. Blighted Empire (Warhammer) by Clint Lee Werner (Games Workshop)
  3. Blood Song (A Raven’s Shadow Novel) by Anthony Ryan (Ace Hardcover)
  1. Blood and Feathers: Rebellion by Lou Morgan (Solaris)
  2. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (Thomas & Mercer)
  3. Brood of the Witch Queen: The Best Weird Tales of Sax Rohmer by Rohmer Sax (Centipede Press)
  1. Carniepunk edited by Jennifer Estep (Gallery Books)
  2. Carpathian: An Event Group Thriller (Event Group Thrillers) by David L. Golemon (Thomas Dunne Books)
  3. Charm by Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz)
  1. Chimera: A Jim Chapel Mission by David Wellington (William Morrow)
  2. Chung Kuo: The Epic Begins: Volumes 3 & 4 The Middle Kingdom and Ice and Fire (CHUNG KUO SERIES) by David Wingrove (Corvus)
  3. Cold Copper: The Age of Steam by Devon Monk (Roc Trade)
  1. Countdown City: The Last Policeman Book II by Ben Winters (Quirk Books)
  2. Coup d’Etat (The War That Came Early, Book Four) by Harry Turtledove (Del Rey)
  3. Crater XV by Kevin Cannon (Top Shelf Productions)
  1. Crazy in the Blood (Latter-Day Olympians) by Lucienne Diver (Samhain Publishing)
  2. Crucible (Star Wars) by Troy Denning (LucasBooks)
  3. Dancing With the Devil: Nikki and Michael Book 1 by Keri Arthur (Dell)
  1. Dead Winter (Time of Legends) by Clint Werner (Games Workshop)
  2. Degrees of Wrong by Anna Scarlett (Samhain Publishing)
  3. Demigods and Monsters: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series edited by Rick Riordan (Smart Pop)
  1. Dragonwitch (Tales of Goldstone Wood) by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Bethany House Publishers)
  2. Elisha Barber: (Book One of the Dark Apostle) by E.C. Ambrose (DAW Hardcover)
  3. Empire of Light (The Shoal Sequence) by Gary Gibson (Pan Macmillan)
  1. Enthralled by Lora Leigh & Alyssa Day & Meljean Brook & Lucy Monroe (Berkley Trade)
  2. Evening’s Empires by Paul McAuley (Gollancz)
  3. Everything You Need by Michael Marshall Smith (Earthling Publications)
  1. Ex-Communication by Peter Clines (Broadway Books)
  2. Extremities: Stories of Death, Murder, and Revenge by David Lubar (Tor Teen)
  3. Fallen Masters by John Edward (Tor Books)
  1. Fangs for Nothing by Erin McCarthy & Kathy Love (Berkley Trade)
  2. Fiend by Peter Stenson (Crown)
  3. Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson) by Darynda Jones (St. Martin’s Press)
  1. Forsaken By the Others by Jess Haines (Zebra)
  2. Fringe – The Burning Man (Novel #2) by Christa Faust (Titan Books)
  3. Harbinger by Philippa Ballantine (Ace)
  1. Helen and Troy’s Epic Road Quest by A. Lee Martinez (Orbit)
  2. Hellfire (Theirs Not to Reason Why) by Jean Johnson (Ace)
  3. Hollywood on the Moon / Man About Time: The Pete Manx Adventures by Henry Kuttner & Arthur K. Barnes (Haffner Press)
  1. Hungry Like a Wolf (Others) by Christine Warren (St. Martin’s Paperbacks)
  2. I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Secret Histories by Pittacus Lore (HarperCollins)
  3. I Don’t Want to Kill You (John Cleaver) by Dan Wells (Tor Books)
  1. Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing edited by Sandra Kasturi & Samantha Beiko (ChiZine Publications)
  2. Impossible Monsters by Kasey Lansdale (Subterranean)
  3. Interrupt by Jeff Carlson (47North)
  1. Judge Dredd: The Cam Kennedy Collection Volume 1 by Cam Kennedy (IDW Publishing)
  2. Kill City Blues: A Sandman Slim Novel by Richard Kadrey (Harper Voyager)
  3. King of Morning, Queen of Day by Ian McDonald (Open Road Media)
  1. Kitty in the Underworld by Carrie Vaughn (Tor Books)
  2. Known Devil by Justin Gustainis (Angry Robot)
  3. Lady of the Glen by Jennifer Roberson (Kensington)
  1. Last Blood (House of Comarré) by Kristen Painter (Orbit)
  2. Lost Tales (Gotrek & Felix) by Laurie Goulding & Lindsey Priestley (Editors) (The Black Library)
  3. Magic Rises (Kate Daniels) by Ilona Andrews (Ace)
  1. Midnight Frost (The Mythos Academy) by Jennifer Estep (K-Teen)
  2. Midst Toil and Tribulation (Safehold) by David Weber (Tor Science Fiction)
  3. Mind’s Eye by Gillian Philip (Ransom Publishing)
  1. Missing Links and Secret Histories: A Selection of Wikipedia Entries from Across the Known Multiverse by L. Timmel-Duchamp (Aqueduct Press)
  2. Mission: Purge by Gav Thorpe (Black Library)
  3. Mist by Susan Krinard (Tor Books)
  1. Neptune’s Brood by Charles Stross (Ace Hardcover)
  2. New Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft edited by David Simmons (Palgrave Macmillan)
  3. New Earth (The Grand Tour) by Ben Bova (Tor Books)
  1. New Taboos (Outspoken Authors) by John Shirley (PM Press)
  2. Night Vision (An Indigo Court Novel) by Yasmine Galenorn (Berkley)
  3. Nightfall (A Dark Age Dawning Novel) by Ellen Connor (Berkley)
  1. Noah’s Boy (Shifters) by Sarah A. Hoyt (Baen)
  2. North American Lake Monsters: Stories by Nathan Ballingrud (Small Beer Press)
  3. On the Razor’s Edge (January Dancer) by Michael Flynn (Tor Books)
  1. Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization by Alexander Irvine (Titan Books)
  2. Parabolas of Science Fiction edited by Brian Attebery and Veronica Hollinger (Wesleyan)
  3. Pathfinder Tales: The Wizard’s Mask by Ed Grenwood (Paizo Publishing, LLC.)
  1. Phoenicia’s Worlds by Ben Jeapes (Solaris)
  2. Pile of Bones by Bailey Cunningham (Ace)
  3. Plastic by Christopher Fowler (Solaris)
  1. Playing Tyler by T L Costa (Strange Chemistry)
  2. Poison Tree by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Ember)
  3. Prepare to Die! by Paul Tobin (Night Shade Books)
  1. Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  2. Reanimators by Peter Rawlik (Night Shade Books)
  3. Replica by Jenna Black (Tor Teen)
  1. Rise of the Gryphon (Belador) by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love (Pocket Books)
  2. Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders by Richard Ellis Preston Jr. (47North)
  3. Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz by Garth Nix (Subterranean)
  1. Skarsnik by Guy Haley (Games Workshop)
  2. Star Trek: The Original Series: From History’s Shadow by Dayton Ward (Pocket Books/Star Trek)
  3. Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Spiral by John Jackson Miller (Titan Books Ltd)
  1. Star Wars: Purge by Haden Blackman & John Ostrander (Titan Books Ltd)
  2. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Smuggler’s Code by Justin Aclin (Titan Books Ltd)
  3. Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Droids by Daniel Wallace (Del Rey)
  1. Storm Riders (Dragon Brigade) by Margaret Weis & Robert Krammes (Tor Books)
  2. Storm Surge (Destroyermen) by Taylor Anderson (Roc Hardcover)
  3. Strange Matings edited by Rebecca Holden & Nisi Shawl (Aqueduct Press)
  1. Swept Up by the Sea by Tracy Hickman & Laura Hickman (Shadow Mountain)
  2. Sword of the Apocalypse Illustrated Novel by David Liss (Radical Publishing)
  3. Terra by Mitch Benn (Gollancz)
  1. The Age of Ice by J. M. Sidorova (Scribner)
  2. The Arrivals by Melissa Marr (William Morrow)
  3. The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All by Laird Barron (Night Shade Books)
  1. The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories by Connie Willis (Del Rey)
  2. The Best of Hammer and Bolter: Volume Two edited by Christian Dunn (Games Workshop)
  3. The Big Reap (Collector) by Chris F. Holm (Angry Robot)
  1. The Birds by Frank Baker (Valancourt Books)
  2. The Book of Truths (Area 51: The Nightstalkers) by Bob Mayer (47North)
  3. The Broken Land by Ian McDonald (Open Road Media)
  1. The Clone Rebellion: Clone Empire Bk. 6 by Steven L. Kent (Titan Books Ltd)
  2. The Constantine Affliction by T. Aaron Payton (Night Shade Books)
  3. The Crimson Shield (Gallow) by Nathan Hawke (Gollancz)
  1. The D’neeran Factor by Terry A. Adams (DAW)
  2. The Daedalus Incident by Michael J Martinez (Night Shade Books)
  3. The Dark Man: An Illustrated Poem by Stephen King (Cemetery Dance Pubns)
  1. The Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Hough (Titan Books Ltd)
  2. The Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Hough (Del Rey)
  3. The Emperor’s Gift by Aaron Dembski-Bowden (Games Workshop)
  1. The End of the Dream (Beyond Armageddon) by Philip Wylie (University of Nebraska Press)
  2. The Endless Knot (Song of Albion) by Stephen Lawhead (Lion Fiction)
  3. The Executioner’s Heart (Newbury & Hobbes Investigations) by George Mann (Tor Books)
  1. The First Men in the Moon (S.F. Masterworks) by H. G. Wells (Gollancz)
  2. The Glass God (Magicals Anonymous) by Kate Griffin (Orbit)
  3. The Great White Space by Basil Copper (Valancourt Books)
  1. The Heart of Fire (DestinyQuest) by Michael J. Ward (Gollancz)
  2. The Immortals: The Beginning: Evermore and Blue Moon by Alyson Noël (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  3. The Initiate Brother Duology by Sean Russell (DAW Trade)
  1. The Interpretation of Zines: A Pictorial History of Science Fiction Fanzines by Luis Ortiz (NonStop Press)
  2. The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons edited by Mike Ashley (Running Press)
  3. The Mammoth Book of Black Magic by Mike Ashley (Running Press)
  1. The Melancholy of Mechagirl by Catherynne M. Valente (VIZ Media LLC)
  2. The Michael Gray Mysteries by Henry Kuttner & Catherine L. Moore (Haffner Press)
  3. The Ministry of Changes: A Tor.Com Original by Marissa K. Lingen (Tor Books)
  1. The Monsters in Your Neighborhood by Jesse Petersen (Pocket Star)
  2. The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb (Centipede Press)
  3. The Night of the Swarm by Robert V.S. Redick (Gollancz)
  1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane Deluxe Signed Edition by Neil Gaiman (William Morrow)
  2. The Paradise War (Song of Albion) by Stephen Lawhead (Lion Fiction)
  3. The Poison Oracle by Peter Dickinson (Small Beer Press)
  1. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic Paperbacks)
  2. The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi (A Burton & Swinburne Adventure) by Mark Hodder (Pyr)
  3. The Silver Hand (Song of Albion) by Stephen Lawhead (Lion Fiction)
  1. The Sorcerer’s Widow by Lawrence Watt-Evans (Wildside Press)
  2. The Summer Is Ended and We Are Not Yet Saved by Joey Comeau (ChiZine Publications)
  3. The Thing About Weres: A Mystwalker Novel by Leigh Evans (St. Martin’s Paperbacks)
  1. The Thousand Names: Book One of The Shadow Campaigns by Django Wexler (Roc Hardcover)
  2. The Winter Prince by Elizabeth Wein (Open Road Media Young Readers)
  3. The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2013 Edition by Rich Horton (Prime Books)
  1. The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Doozis (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  2. Thieves’ Quarry (Thieftaker Chronicles) by D. B. Jackson (Tor Books)
  3. This Case Is Gonna Kill Me (Linnet Ellery) by Phillipa Bornikova (Tor Books)
  1. This Is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death edited by Matthew Bennardo, David Malki, & Ryan North (Grand Central Publishing)
  2. This River Awakens by Steven Erikson (Tor Books)
  3. Three by Jay Posey (Angry Robot)
  1. True Path: Timesplash 2 by Graham Storrs (Momentum)
  2. Turbulence by Samit Basu (Titan Books)
  3. Two Fronts (The War That Came Early, Book Five) by Harry Turtledove (Del Rey)
  1. Vicious Moon by Lee Roland (Signet)
  2. Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes (Berkley Trade)
  3. Walking Your Octopus: A Guidebook to the Domesticated Cephalopod by Brian Kesinger (Baby Tattoo Books)
  1. Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris Volume 4: The Vampire Men of Saturn by Carlos Rafael, Deborah Carita, & Robert Place Napton (Dynamite Entertainment)
  2. Weird Space: Satan’s Reach by Eric Brown (Abaddon)
  3. White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland (DAW)
  1. Wicked Bronze Ambition: A Garrett, P.I., Novel by Glen Cook (Roc)
  2. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher (Quirk Books)
  3. Witch Wraith: The Dark Legacy of Shannara by Terry Brooks (Del Rey)
  1. Wolf in Shadow by John Lambshead (Baen)
  2. World of Warcraft: Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde by Michael A. Stackpole (Gallery Books)
  3. Zero Point (The Owner) by Neal Asher (Night Shade Books)
  1. Zom-B Angels by Darren Shan (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Also available in July 2013 (No covers available at the time of post creation):

Note: The above release information was sourced from Amazon U.S. and elsewhere. Most reprints have been omitted. Release dates subject to change. So there.

I also noticed these UK-only titles due out in July

About John DeNardo (13012 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

7 Comments on All the Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books Coming Out in July 2013 (A HUGE Gallery of 178 Book Covers)

  1. Whee! It is that time of month again…Book Lust Time!!!

    I’ve got the first two Jean Johnson books on my Summer Reading List because I knew this third book was coming out. Took the first one to work the other day to start reading over lunch breaks.

    Neptune’s Brood looks great, especially the UK cover version, which is the one I want.

    Even though I have yet to read Bova I’ll be tempted to pick up New Earth because of the great Jon Harris cover.

    The Best of Connie Willis is a must-buy. Valente’s The Melancholy of Mechagirl is as well.

    One of my favorite Whelan images on the Dozois anthology makes it tempting.

    Brian Kessinger’s Walking Your Octopus is a beauty of a book, and the animated, narrated Apple app is wonderful.

    Will definitely be picking up Zero Point, book 2 of Asher’s trilogy.

  2. Jiminy Christmas, that must be the biggest cover post yet. The first one of the bunch that really jumped out at me was Lou Morgan’s Rebellion. No idea what it’s about, but I kinda want it now. I should do a little digging to see who did the artwork.

    • Sounds like another example of book covers doing their job: to get readers to take an interest. One of the benefits of having a big publisher is that they can afford good cover artists and designers. Compare that with the covers of most self-published novels you see on Amazon. Most of them are terrible.

      • That’s the truth, Ruth.

        It astonishes me some of the atrocious covers put out by established publishers, too. It’s almost adversarial advertising.

        • Love “adversarial advertising” as a description of some covers. It is so appropriate. I respect Art/Creative Directors like Irene Gallo with Tor, Lauren Panepinto with Orbit and others who make a strong effort to pair artists with books and come up with cover art and/or cover designs that make the book a piece of art in and of itself.

  3. Those are great books I’m a huge fan of sci-fi and horror books and I’m looking forward to trying to read at least a few books on this list, especially the Warhammer ones.

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