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211 Reasons To Read Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror in September 2013 (Our MASSIVE Monthly SF/F/F Cover Gallery)

Here’s your one-stop, monthly roundup of sf/f/h (and related) reads coming your way. This month is particularly busy! So many tempting reads here. Which ones are you looking forward to?

  1. 21st Century Robot: The Dr. Simon Egerton Stories by Brian David Johnson (Make)
  2. 23 Years on Fire: A Cassandra Kresnov Novel by Joel Shepherd (Pyr)
  3. A Calculated Life by Anne Charnock (47North)

  1. A Nothing Named Silas by Steve Westover (Cedar Fort, Inc.)
  2. A Rumor of Angels: A Tor.Com Original by Dale Bailey (Tor Books)
  3. A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway (Del Rey)
  1. About Time 7: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who (Series 1 & 2) by Dorothy Ail & Tat Wood (Mad Norwegian Press)
  2. Adam Robots: Short Stories by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
  3. Age of Godpunk by James Lovegrove (Solaris)
  1. All Is Fair: The Split Worlds – Book 3 by Emma Newman (Angry Robot)
  2. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill (Disney-Hyperion)
  3. Angel of Europa by Allen Steele (Open Road Media)
  1. Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard by Kim Newman (Titan Books Ltd)
  2. Antigoddess by Kendare Blake (Tor Teen)
  3. Autodrome by Kim Lakin-Smith (Snowbooks Ltd)
  1. Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce (Scholastic Press)
  2. Betrayer (Horus Heresy) by Aaron Dembski-Bowden (Games Workshop)
  3. Book of Iron by Elizabeth Bear (Subterranean)
  1. Born of Hatred (The Hellequin Chronicles, Book 2) by Steve McHugh (47North)
  2. Brave New World (Everyman’s Library (Cloth)) by Aldous Huxley (Everyman’s Library)
  3. Business As Usual: A Tor.Com Original by David Barnett (Tor Books)
  1. Cain’s Blood: A Novel by Geoffrey Girard (Touchstone)
  2. Cataveiro (The Osiris Project) by E.J. Swift (Night Shade Books)
  3. Celtic Moon by Jan DeLima (Ace)
  1. Charming (Pax Arcana) by Elliott James (Orbit)
  2. Chimes at Midnight: An October Daye Novel by Seanan McGuire (DAW)
  3. City of the Damned (Gotrek & Felix) by David Guymer (The Black Library)
  1. Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing)
  2. Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst (Walker Childrens)
  3. Countdown (Harlequin Teen) by Michelle Rowen (Harlequin Teen)
  1. Crimes Against Magic (The Hellequin Chronicles, Book 1) by Steve McHugh (47North)
  2. Crysis: Escalation by Gavin Smith (Gollancz)
  3. Curtsies & Conspiracies – FREE PREVIEW EDITION (The First 87 Pages) (Finishing School) by Gail Carriger (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  1. Dangerous Visions (SF Masterworks) edited by Harlan Ellison (Gollancz)
  2. Dark Lycan (Carpathian) by Christine Feehan (Berkley Hardcover)
  3. Dateline:Atlantis by Lynn Voedisch
  1. Daybreak (A Dark Age Dawning Novel) by Ellen Connor (Berkley)
  2. Dearly, Beloved (Dearly, Departed) by Lia Habel (Del Rey)
  3. Deathlands 111: Storm Breakers by James Axler (GraphicAudio)
  1. Delia’s Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer (Tor Books)
  2. Demons Five, Exorcists Nothing by William Peter Blatty (Centipede Press)
  3. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Cemetery Dance Pubns)
  1. Doctor Who Diary 2014 HC by Various (Mallon Publishing PTY LTD)
  2. Doctor Who: Hunter’s Moon by Paul Finch (BBC Books)
  3. Doctor Who: Night of the Whisper (Destiny of the Doctor 9) by Cavan Scott & Mark Wright (AudioGO Limited)
  1. Doctor Who: Official Annual 2014 by Unknown (PENGUIN GROUP (UK))
  2. Doctor Who: Sting of the Zygons by Stephen Cole (BBC Books)
  3. Doctor Who: The Deviant Strain by Justin Richards (BBC Books)
  1. Doctor Who: The Krillitane Storm by Christopher Cooper (BBC Books)
  2. Doctor Who: The Slitheen Excursion by Simon Guerrier (BBC Books)
  3. Doctor Who: Winner Takes All by Jacqueline Rayner (BBC Books)
  1. Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls by Elliott James (Orbit)
  2. Elves War-Fighting Manual by Den Patrick (Gollancz)
  3. Empire of the Blood: Omnibus by Gav Thorpe (Angry Robot)
  1. Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)
  2. Four Summoner’s Tales by Kelley Armstrong & David Liss & Christopher Golden & Jonathan Maberry (Gallery Books)
  3. Frozen: Heart of Dread, Book One by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston (Putnam Juvenile)
  1. George Clayton Johnson-fictioneer From Ocean’s Eleven, Through The Twilight Zone, To Logan’s Run by Vivien Kooper (BearManor Media)
  2. Ghouls, Ghosts, and Ninja Rats: Paranormal Crime Stories That Just Might Kill You edited by Martin H. Greenberg (Skyhorse Publishing)
  3. Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl by David Barnett (Snowbooks Ltd)
  1. Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl by David Barnett (Tor Books)
  2. Gods of Earth by Craig DeLancey (47North)
  3. Good Night, Zombie (Scary Tales) by James Preller (Feiwel & Friends)
  1. Happy Hour In Hell (Bobby Dollar) by Tad Williams (DAW Hardcover)
  2. Heroes Lost and Found (Blaze of Glory) by Sheryl Nantus (Samhain Publishing)
  3. Homeworld (Odyssey One) by Evan Currie (47North)
  1. Honour to the Dead by Gav Thorpe (Black Library)
  2. How the World Became Quiet: Myths of the Past, Present, and Future by Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean)
  3. Hunter of Sherwood: Knight of Shadows by Tony Venables (Abaddon)
  1. I, Soddit: The Autobiography by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
  2. Inheritance by Malinda Lo (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  3. Inhuman by Kat Falls (Scholastic Press)
  1. Iron Guard by Mark Clapham (The Black Library)
  2. Isaac Asimov’s I Robot: To Obey by Mickey Zucker Reichert (Roc Hardcover)
  3. Jewels in the Dust by Peter Crowther (Subterranean)
  1. Joshua Dread: The Nameless Hero by Lee Bacon (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
  2. Jupiter War (The Owner) by Neal Asher (Night Shade Books)
  3. Kieli, Vol. 9 (novel): The Dead Sleep Eternally in the Wilderness, Part 2 (Kieli (novel)) by Yukako Kabei (Yen Press)
  1. King Rolen’s Kin: King Breaker by Rowena Cory Daniells (Solaris)
  2. King of Swords (The Starfolk) by Dave Duncan (47North)
  3. Kinslayer (The Lotus War Trilogy) by Jay Kristoff (Thomas Dunne Books)
  1. Knight’s Dawn (Red Pavilions) by Kim Hunter (Orbit)
  2. Labyrinth of Night by Allen Steele (Open Road Media)
  3. Lords of Mars by Graham McNeill (Games Workshop)
  1. MaddAddam: A Novel by Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese)
  2. Mage’s Blood (The Moontide Quartet) by David Hair (Jo Fletcher Books)
  3. Man Who Sold the Moon / Orphans of the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein (Baen)
  1. Monsters of the Earth (Books of the Elements) by David Drake (Tor Books)
  2. Monsters: The Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick (EgmontUSA)
  3. On Midnight Wings: Book Five of The Maker’s Song by Adrian Phoenix (Pocket Books)
  1. On Top of the World (Tom Swift, Young Inventor) by Victor Appleton (Aladdin)
  2. On the Steel Breeze (Poseidon’s Children) by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz)
  3. Orbital Decay by Allen Steele (Open Road Media)
  1. Orion: The Tears of Isha by Darius Hinks (Games Workshop)
  2. Precious Dragon by Liz Williams (Open Road Media)
  3. Prince Thief: From the Tales of Easie Damasco by David Tallerman (Angry Robot)
  1. Project Cain by Geoffrey Girard (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  2. Rays of Deception: A Twist-Of-Fate Novel by Stephen Budrawich (Tate Publishing & Enterprises)
  3. Reanimators by Peter Rawlik (Night Shade Books)
  1. Relativity by Cristin Bishara (Walker Childrens)
  2. Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz)
  3. Ritual Magic by Eileen Wilks (Berkley)
  1. Rivers: A Novel by Michael Farris Smith (Simon & Schuster)
  2. Rogue Cells / Carbon Harbour (The Chaos! Quincunx) by Garry Thomas Morse (Talonbooks)
  3. Rude Astronauts by Allen Steele (Open Road Media)
  1. Salamanders: The Omnibus by Nick Kyme (The Black Library)
  2. Saxon’s Bane by Geoffrey Gudgion (Solaris)
  3. Scabbard’s Song (Red Pavilions) by Kim Hunter (Orbit)
  1. Shades of Blue and Gray: Ghosts of the Civil War edited by Steve Berman (Prime Books)
  2. Shadowlands by Kate Brian (Disney-Hyperion)
  3. Shadows Over Innsmouthedited by Stephen Jones (Titan Books)
  1. Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
  2. Sharky by David Elliott (Titan Comics)
  3. She Walks in Darkness by Evangeline Walton (Tachyon Publications)
  1. Sky Jumpers: Book 1 by Peggy Eddleman (Random House Books for Young Readers)
  2. Sleepless Knights by Mark Williams (Atomic Fez Publishing)
  3. Snake Agent by Liz Williams (Open Road Media)
  1. Space Marine Omnibus by Christian Dunn (Games Workshop)
  2. Spirit of the Century Presents: Khan of Mars by Stephen Blackmoore (Evil Hat Productions, LLC)
  3. Spy Glass by Maria V. Snyder (Harlequin MIRA)
  1. Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz by Juan Oritz (Titan Books)
  2. Star Trek: The Fall: The Crimson Shadow by Una McCormack (Pocket Books/Star Trek)
  3. Star Trek: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by Paula M. Block & Terry J. Erdmann & The Topps Company (Abrams ComicArts)
  1. Star Wars – Legacy: v. 2 by John Ostrander (Titan Books Ltd)
  2. Star Wars Omnibus: Knights of the Old Republic v. 1 by John Jackson Miller (Titan Books Ltd)
  3. Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells (LucasBooks)
  1. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (Delacorte Press)
  2. Stonecast (A Spellmason Chronicle) by Anton Strout (Ace)
  3. Stories of Terror and the Supernatural edited by Herman Graf (Skyhorse Publishing)
  1. Student Bodies by Sean Cummings (Strange Chemistry)
  2. Styxx (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin’s Press)
  3. Super Stories of Heroes & Villains edited by Claude Lalumiere (Tachyon Publications)
  1. Swarm by Lauren Carter (Brindle & Glass Publishing)
  2. Synners (SF Masterworks) by Pat Cadigan (Gollancz)
  3. TIME The 100 Most Influential People Who Never Lived by Editors of Time Magazine (Time)
  1. Tales of Majipoor by Robert Silverberg (Subterranean)
  2. The 100 (The 100 Series) by Kass Morgan (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  3. The Arrows of Time (Orthogonal) by Greg Egan (Night Shade Books)
  1. The Art of War (Chung Kuo) by David Wingrove (Atlantic Books)
  2. The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All by Laird Barron (Night Shade Books)
  3. The Best Horror of the Year Volume Five edited by Ellen Datlow (Night Shade Books)
  1. The Casebook of Newbury & Hobbes by George Mann (Titan Books)
  2. The Clockwork Man (The Radium Age Science Fiction Series) by Edwin Vincent Odle (HiLoBooks)
  3. The Clone Rebellion: Clone Sedition Bk. 8 by Steven L. Kent (Titan Books Ltd)
  1. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  2. The Complete Stonewylde by Kit Berry (Gollancz)
  3. The Cure by Douglas E. Richards (Forge Books)
  1. The Dark Tower Companion by Bev Vincent (Cemetery Dance Pubns)
  2. The Dead Run: A Novel by Adam Mansbach (Harper Voyager)
  3. The Death of Integrity (Space Marine Battles) by Guy Haley (Games Workshop)
  1. The Delphi Room by Melia McClure (ChiZine Publications)
  2. The Demon and the City by Liz Williams (Open Road Media)
  3. The Demon’s Wife by Rick Hautala (JournalStone)
  1. The Dream Thieves (The Raven Boys #2) (Raven Cycle) by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic Press)
  2. The Early Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick by Philip K. Dick (Dover Publications)
  3. The Elementals by Francesca Lia Block (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  1. The Fallout (Compound) by S.A. Bodeen (Feiwel & Friends)
  2. The Final Descent (The Monstrumologist) by Rick Yancey (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  3. The Given Sacrifice: A Novel of the Change (Change Series) by S. M. Stirling (Roc Hardcover)
  1. The Grim Company by Luke Scull (Roc Hardcover)
  2. The Incrementalists by Steven Brust & Skyler White (Tor Books)
  3. The Iron Khan by Liz Williams (Open Road Media)
  1. The Jericho Iteration by Allen Steele (Open Road Media)
  2. The Last President (A Novel of Daybreak) by John Barnes (Ace Hardcover)
  3. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Omnibus by Alan Moore (Vertigo)
  1. The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
  2. The Mallet of Loving Correction by John Scalzi (Subterranean)
  3. The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF edited by Mike Ashley (Running Press)
  1. The One-Eyed Man: A Fugue, With Winds and Accompaniment by L. E. Modesitt (Tor Books)
  2. The Plague Forge (Dire Earth Cycle) by Jason M. Hough (Titan Books Ltd)
  3. The Plague Forge: The Dire Earth Cycle: Three by Jason M. Hough (Del Rey)
  1. The Poison Master by Liz Williams (Open Road Media)
  2. The Prey (Hunt) by Andrew Fukuda (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  3. The Protected (Fbi Psychics) by Shiloh Walker (Berkley Trade)
  1. The Rose and the Thorn (The Riyria Chronicles) by Michael J. Sullivan (Orbit)
  2. The Savage Dead by Joe McKinney (Pinnacle)
  3. The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co.) by Jonathan Stroud (Disney-Hyperion)
  1. The Scroll of Years: A Gaunt and Bone Novel by Chris Willrich (Pyr)
  2. The Shadow Lamp (Bright Empires, Quest the 4th) by Stephen R. Lawhead (Thomas Nelson)
  3. The Shadow Pavilion by Liz Williams (Open Road Media)
  1. The Six-Gun Tarot by R. S. Belcher (Titan Books Ltd)
  2. The Speed of Angels by Manu Bazzano (Perfect Edge)
  3. The Suicide Shop by Jean Teule (Gallic Books)
  1. The Tranquillity Alternative by Allen Steele (Open Road Media)
  2. The Undead Hordes of Kangul by Jon F. Merz (Baen)
  3. The Unwilling Witch: A Monsterrific Tale (Monsterrific Tales) by David Lubar (Starscape)
  1. The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga (St. Martin’s Paperbacks)
  2. The War of the Worlds (SF Masterworks) by H. G. Wells (Gollancz)
  3. The Windsor Faction: A Novel by D. J. Taylor (Pegasus)
  1. The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond (Strange Chemistry)
  2. This Strange Way of Dying: Stories of Magic, Desire & the Fantastic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Exile Editions)
  3. Thrud The Barbarian by Carl Critchlow (Titan Comics)
  1. Tomorrowland by Joseph Bates (Curbside Splendor Publishing)
  2. Torchwood: Another Life by Peter Anghelides (BBC Books)
  3. Torchwood: Exodus Code by John Barrowman & Carole E. Barrowman (BBC Books)
  1. Torchwood: Trace Memory by David Llewellyn (BBC Books)
  2. Tourmaline by James Brogden (Snowbooks Ltd)
  3. Under a Graveyard Sky by John Ringo (Baen)
  1. Under the Radar (Tom Swift, Young Inventor) by Victor Appleton (Aladdin)
  2. Vicious by V. E. Schwab (Tor Books)
  3. War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches edited by Kevin J. Andesron (Titan Books)
  1. When the World was Flat (and we were in love) by Ingrid Jonach (Strange Chemistry)
  2. Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa? by Andrez Bergen (Perfect Edge)
  3. WikiWorld by Paul Di Filippo (ChiZine Publications)
  1. Willow Volume 1: Wonderland (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) by Jeff Parker (Dark Horse)
  2. Wizard’s Funeral (Red Pavilions) by Kim Hunter (Orbit)
  3. Would-Be Witch (A Southern Witch Novel) by Kimberly Frost (Berkley)
  1. Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction: How to Create Out-of-This-World Novels and Short Stories by Orson Scott Card & Editors of Writer’s Digest (Writer’s Digest Books)
  2. Zero Point (The Owner) by Neal Asher (Night Shade Books)
  3. Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  1. Zombies: A Hunter’s Guide Deluxe Edition (Dark) by Joseph McCullough (Osprey Publishing)

Also released this month (covers unavailable at the time os post creation):

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

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.

8 Comments on 211 Reasons To Read Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror in September 2013 (Our MASSIVE Monthly SF/F/F Cover Gallery)

  1. As Veronica on Sword & Laser said, I can’t believe John DeNardo did that.

  2. RedEyedGhost // September 1, 2013 at 11:19 pm //

    Ace of Skulls by Chris Wooding, the final Tale of the Ketty Jay is to be released Sept 19th.

  3. Another great looking month. Looking forward to Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl after reading the Gideon Smith short story on recently.

    Also looking forward to Fortunately, the Milk, the new Gaiman book.

    Gotta pick up the Chris Wooding.

  4. Dear Mr. John DeNardo, Sir,
    You are a big old meanie for publishing this shooting gallery of heroin-level cover goodness and making me want to spend my entire SSI check on books. Your penance is to send me all your books.
    Love, Little Richie D.

  5. As always a great list; it is however missing the new Panverse Publishing books, Channel Zilch (by Doug Sharp) and Divinity and the Python:

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