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218 Reasons To Read Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror in October 2013 (Our GINORMOUS Monthly SF/F/F Cover Gallery)

Here’s your one-stop, monthly roundup of sf/f/h (and related) reads heading your way in October. This month is even busier than last month! So many awesome looking titles here. Which ones do you want to read?

  1. 1636: The Devil’s Opera (Ring of Fire) by Eric Flint & David Carrico (Baen)
  2. A Dance of Cloaks (Shadowdance) by David Dalglish (Orbit)
  3. A Study in Darkness: Book Two in The Baskerville Affair by Emma Jane Holloway (Del Rey)

  1. A Taste of Blood Wine by Freda Warrington (Titan Books)
  2. A.B.C Warriors: Return to Earth by Pat Mills & Clint Langley (2000 AD Graphic Novels)
  3. Abyss Deep: Star Corpsman: Book Two by Ian Douglas (Harper Voyager)
  1. Across a Billion Years by Robert Silverberg (Open Road Media)
  2. Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture by Ytasha L. Womack (Chicago Review Press)
  3. After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris (Ace)
  1. All Is Fair (The Split Worlds) by Emma Newman (Angry Robot)
  2. Allegiance (River of Souls) by Beth Bernobich (Tor Books)
  3. American Supernatural Tales edited by S. T. Joshi (Penguin Classics Hardcover)
  1. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
  2. Angel & Faith Volume 4: Death and Consequences by Christos Gage (Dark Horse)
  3. Annihilation: Star Wars (The Old Republic) by Drew Karpyshyn (LucasBooks)
  1. At Winter’s End (The New Springtime) by Robert Silverberg (Open Road Media)
  2. Autodrome by Kim Lakin-Smith (Snowbooks Ltd)
  3. Autumn Bones: Agent of Hel by Jacqueline Carey (Roc Hardcover)
  1. Balfour and Meriwether in The Incident of the Harrowmoor Dogs by Daniel Abraham (Subterranean)
  2. Bastion: Book Five of the Collegium Chronicles (A Valdemar Novel) (The Novels of Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles) by Mercedes Lackey (DAW Hardcover)
  3. Battleground by Terry A. Adams (DAW)
  1. Beauty by Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz)
  2. Behind the Sofa: Celebrity Memories of Doctor Who edited by Steve Berry (Gollancz)
  3. Black Heart (A Black Wings Novel) by Christina Henry (Ace)
  1. Blood Trail (Blood Books) by Tanya Huff (DAW Trade)
  2. Borderlands: Gunsight by John Shirley (Gallery Books)
  3. Brimstone and Marmalade: A Tor.Com Original by Aaron Corwin (Tor Books)
  1. Brittle Star by Rod Val Moore (What Books Press)
  2. Bronze Gods: An Apparatus Infernum Novel by A. A. Aguirre (Titan Books Ltd)
  3. Brood of the Witch Queen: The Best Weird Tales of Sax Rohmer by Rohmer Sax (Centipede Press)
  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Volume 4: Welcome to the Team by Andrew Chambliss (Dark Horse)
  2. Captive: The Forbidden Side of Nightshade by A. D. Robertson (Dutton Adult)
  3. Censure (The Horus Heresy) by Nick Kyme (The Black Library)
  1. Children of the Uprising: The Children of Paranoia Series by Trevor Shane (NAL Trade)
  2. Cold Blooded (Jessica McClain) by Amanda Carlson (Orbit)
  3. Come Back to the Sea: A Tor.Com Original by Jason Vanhee (Tor Books)
  1. Copperhead (Ironskin) by Tina Connolly (Tor Books)
  2. Cursed: A Fallen Siren Novel by S.J. Harper (Roc)
  3. Dark City (Repairman Jack: Early Years Trilogy) by F. Paul Wilson (Tor Books)
  1. Darkest Minds, The Never Fade (Darkest Minds Novel, A) by Alexandra Bracken (Disney-Hyperion)
  2. Day One: A Novel by Nate Kenyon (Thomas Dunne Books)
  3. Dead North: Canadian Zombie Fiction: The Exile Book of Anthology Series, Number Eight by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Editor) (Exile Editions)
  1. Dead Set: A Novel by Richard Kadrey (Harper Voyager)
  2. Desert Tales: A Wicked Lovely Novel by Melissa Marr (HarperCollins)
  3. Disenchanted & Co., Part 2: His Lordship Possessed by Lynn Viehl (Pocket Star)
  1. Doctor Who: Death’s Deal (Destiny of the Doctor) by Darren Jones (AudioGO Limited)
  2. Doctor Who: Summer Falls and Other Stories by Amelia Williams & Melody Malone & Justin Richards (BBC Books)
  3. Doctor Who: The Vault: Treasures from the First 50 Years by Marcus Hearn (Harper Design)
  1. Dragon Age: The Calling by David Gaider (Tor Books)
  2. Dream London by Tony Ballantyne (Solaris)
  3. Dwarves War-Fighting Manual by Den Patrick (Gollancz)
  1. Dying Is My Business by Nicholas Kaufmann (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  2. E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith SF Gateway Omnibus: The Skylark of Space, Skylark Three, Skylark of Valeron, Skylark Duquesne by E.E.”Doc” Smith (Gollancz)
  3. Eerie Archives Volume 14 by Budd Lewis & Steve Skeates & Bill DuBay & Jim Stenstrum & Rich Margopoulos & Bruce Bezaire (Dark Horse)
  1. Ender’s Game (Movie Tie-In) (Ender Quintet) by Orson Scott Card (Tor Science Fiction)
  2. Ender’s Game Set I by Orson Scott Card (Tor Books)
  3. Ender’s Game Set II by Orson Scott Card (Tor Books)
  1. Ender’s Game Set III by Orson Scott Card (Tor Books)
  2. Equoid: A Laundry novella: A Tor.Com Original by Charles Stross (Tor Books)
  3. Eragon: Collector’s Edition (The Inheritance Cycle) by Christopher Paolini (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  1. Esrever Doom (Xanth) by Piers Anthony (Tor Books)
  2. Fiendish Schemes by K. W. Jeter (Tor Books)
  3. First and Only (Black Library Classics) by Dan Abnett (The Black Library)
  1. Fractured (Guards of the Shadowlands, Book Two) by Sarah Fine (Skyscape)
  2. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Penguin Classics Hardcover)
  3. Frankenstein (Word Cloud Classics) by Mary Shelley (Canterbury Classics)
  1. Freeze Warning: A Tor.Com Original by Susan Krinard (Tor Books)
  2. From Literature to Biterature: Lem, Turing, Darwin, and Explorations in Computer Literature, Philosophy of Mind, and Cultural Evolution by Peter Swirski (Mcgill Queens Univ Pr)
  3. Ghosts Know by Ramsey Campbell (Tor Books)
  1. Gotrek & Felix: City of the Damned by David Guymer (Games Workshop)
  2. Haunted Castles by Ray Russell (Penguin Classics Hardcover)
  3. Heartwood by Freya Robertson (Angry Robot)
  1. Hellhound (A Deadtown Novel) by Nancy Holzner (Ace)
  2. Hero (The Woodcutter Sisters) by Alethea Kontis (HMH Books for Young Readers)
  3. Horde (Enclave) by Ann Aguirre (Feiwel & Friends)
  1. Hunter of Sherwood: Knight of Shadows by Toby Venables (Abaddon Books)
  2. Icarus by Roger Levy (Gollancz)
  3. In Space No One Can Hear You Scream edited by Hank Davis (Baen)
  1. Iron Guard (Warhammer 40,000) by Mark Clapham (Games Workshop)
  2. Jack Cole’s Deadly Horror: The Chilling Archives of Horror Volume 4 by Jack Cole (IDW Publishing)
  3. Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute by Jonathan L. Howard (Thomas Dunne Books)
  1. Johnny Hiro: The Skills to Pay the Bills by Fred Chao (Tor Books)
  2. Judge Dredd: The Complete Carlos Ezquerra Volume 2 by John Wagner (IDW Publishing)
  3. Kabu Kabu by Nnedi Okorafor (Prime Books)
  1. Katabasis (The Foreworld Saga) by Joseph Brassey & Cooper Moo & Mark Teppo & Angus Trim (47North)
  2. King Breaker (King Rolen’s Kin) by Rowena Cory Daniells (Solaris)
  3. Kiss the Night Goodbye: Nikki and Michael Book 4 by Keri Arthur (Dell)
  1. Knights Templar: A Secret History (Dark) by Graeme Davis (Osprey Publishing)
  2. Kris Longknife: Defender by Mike Shepherd (Ace)
  3. Let the Old Dreams Die by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Thomas Dunne Books)
  1. Lighthouse Island: A Novel by Paulette Jiles (William Morrow)
  2. Looking Landwards by Adrian Tchaikovsky & Storm Constantine & Den Patrick (NewCon Press)
  3. Lord Dunsany, H.P. Lovecraft, and Ray Bradbury: Spectral Journeys (Studies in Supernatural Literature) by William F. Touponce (Scarecrow Press)
  1. Luminous Chaos: A Novel (The Mysteries of New Venice) by Jean-Christophe Valtat (Melville House)
  2. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Vol. 2 by Shinobu Ohtaka (VIZ Media LLC)
  3. Master of Dragons (Time of Legends) by Chris Wraight (The Black Library)
  1. Member by Michael Cisco (Chomu Press)
  2. My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book (New Edition) by Hayao Miyazaki (VIZ Media LLC)
  3. My Neighbor Totoro: A Novel by Tsugiko Kubo (VIZ Media LLC)
  1. Myrmidon: A Jim Chapel Story by David Wellington (William Morrow)
  2. New Avengers: Breakout Prose Novel by Alisa Kwitney (Marvel)
  3. Nightbringer (Black Library Classics) by Graham McNeill (The Black Library)
  1. Of Gods and Mortals – Mythological Wargame Rules (Osprey Wargames) by Andrea Sfiligoi (Osprey Publishing)
  2. Old Mars edited by George R.R. Martn and Gardner Dozois (Bantam)
  3. Omega: A Jack Sigler Thriller by Jeremy Robinson & Kane Gilmour (Seven Realms Publishing)
  1. Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales edited by by Paula Guran (Prime Books)
  2. One Crow Alone (After the Snow) by S. D. Crockett (Feiwel & Friends)
  3. Parasite (Parasitology) by Mira Grant (Orbit)
  1. Path of Anger (The Book and the Sword) by Antoine Rouaud (Gollancz)
  2. If Angels Fight by Richard Bowes (Fairwood Press)
  3. Poe by J. Lincoln Fenn (47North)
  1. Prodigal Son (Truthseers) by Debra Mullins (Tor Books)
  2. Psycho-Mania! by Stephen Jones (Robinson)
  3. Pushing Luck by Elliott James (Orbit)
  1. Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales edited by Melissa Marr & Tim Pratt (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  2. Red Hill Signed Limited Edition by Jamie McGuire (Atria Books)
  3. Robert Asprin’s Dragons Run by Jody Lynn Nye (Ace Trade)
  1. Robinson Crusoe on Zombie Island by Daniel Defoe & Ivan Fanti (NonStop Press)
  2. Salamanders Omnibus by Nick Kyme (Games Workshop)
  3. Seven Forges by James A. Moore (Angry Robot)
  1. Skulk by Rosie Best (Strange Chemistry)
  2. Slayers: Friends and Traitors by C. J. Hill (Feiwel & Friends)
  3. Slayers: The Making of a Mentor: A Tor.Com Original by C. J. Hill (Tor Books)
  1. Smoke / Ashes by Alex de Campi (Dark Horse)
  2. Spawn by Shaun Hutson (Caffeine Nights Publishing)
  3. Speaks the Nightbird: A Novel by Robert R. McCammon (Open Road Media)
  1. Spirit of the Century Presents: King Khan by Harry Connolly (Evil Hat Productions, LLC)
  2. Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years by David A. Goodman (Titan Books)
  3. Star Trek: The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack (Pocket Books/Star Trek)
  1. Star Wars Volume 1: In the Shadow of Yavin by Brian Wood (Dark Horse Comics)
  2. Star Wars: Wild Space v. 2: Omnibus by Mark Evanier (Titan Books Ltd)
  3. Suffered from the Night: Queering Stoker’s Dracula editd by Steve Berman (Lethe Press)
  1. Summer’s End by Lisa Morton (JournalStone)
  2. Supernatural, the Television Series: The Roads Not Taken by Tim Waggoner (Insight Editions)
  3. THE BROKEN WHEEL by David Wingrove (Delacorte Press, New York)
  1. Tainted by A E Rought (Strange Chemistry)
  2. Tales of the Wold Newton Universe by Philip Jose Farmer (Titan Books)
  3. Tesseracts Seventeen: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast to Coast edited by Colleen Anderson & Steve Vernon (Hades Publications)
  1. The Abominable: A Novel by Dan Simmons (Little, Brown and Company)
  2. The Adventures of Duncan & Mallory #1: The Beginning by Mel White, Robert Asprin & Selina Rosen (Wildside Press)
  3. The Bounty Hunter Code: From the Files of Boba Fett by Daniel Wallace & Ryder Windham & Jason Fry (47North)
  1. The Circle by Dave Eggers (Knopf)
  2. The Clone Assassin (Clone Republic) by Steven L. Kent (Ace)
  3. The Clone Rebellion – The Clone Rebellion (Book 9): Book 9 by Steven L. Kent (Titan Books Ltd)
  1. The Cusanus Game by Wolfgang Jeschke (Tor Books)
  2. The Daedalus Incident by Michael J Martinez (Night Shade Books)
  3. The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu (Angry Robot)
  1. The Diamond Deep (Ruby’s Song) by Brenda Cooper (Pyr)
  2. The Eidolon by Libby McGugan (Solaris)
  3. The Enchanter Heir (Heir Chronicles, The) (The Heir Chronicles) by Cinda Williams Chima (Disney-Hyperion)
  1. The End of Love by Marcos Giralt Torrente (McSweeney’s)
  2. The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine) by James Dashner (Delacorte Press)
  3. The Ghost Hunters by Neil Spring ()
  1. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente (Feiwel & Friends)
  2. The Godborn: The Sundering, Book II (Dungeons & Dragons: the Sundering) by Paul S. Kemp (Wizards of the Coast)
  3. The Great Betrayal (Time of Legends) by Nick Kyme (The Black Library)
  1. The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics) by Shirley Jackson (Penguin Classics Hardcover)
  2. The Heavens Rise by Christopher Rice (Gallery Books)
  3. The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  1. The Hollows Insider: New fiction, facts, maps, murders, and more in the world of Rachel Morgan by Kim Harrison (Harper Voyager)
  2. The Influence by Bentley Little (Cemetery Dance Pubns)
  3. The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey) by Julie Kagawa (Harlequin Teen)
  1. The Last Dark: The climax of the entire Thomas Covenant Chronicles (Last Chronicles of Thomas Cove) by Stephen R. Donaldson (Putnam Adult)
  2. The Last Man Standing by Davide Longo (MacLehose Press)
  3. The Law of Superheroes by James Daily & Ryan Davidson (Gotham)
  1. The Legend of Drizzt 25th Anniversary Edition, Book II by R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast)
  2. The Lord of the Rings Deluxe Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  3. The Lost Stars: Perilous Shield by Jack Campbell (Ace Hardcover)
  1. The Lost Stars: Perilous Shield Bk. 2: A Novel in the Lost Fleet Universe by Jack Campbell (Titan Books Ltd)
  2. The Making of Middle-earth: A New Look Inside the World of J. R. R. Tolkien by Christopher Snyder (Sterling)
  3. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 24 (Mammoth Books) by Stephen Jones (Robinson)
  1. The Manhattan Puzzle by Laurence O’Bryan (AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd)
  2. The Monkey’s Other Paw: Revived Classic Stories of Dread and the Dead edited by Luis Ortiz (NonStop Press)
  3. The Necromancer’s House by Christopher Buehlman (Ace Hardcover)
  1. The Night Boat by Robert McCammon (Subterranean)
  2. The Obsidian Heart (Echoes of Empire) by Mark Barnes (47North)
  3. The Osiris Curse: A Tweed & Nightingale Adventure by Paul Crilley (Pyr)
  1. The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes (47North)
  2. The Power of Twelve by William Gladstone (BenBella Books)
  3. The Prince of Lies: Night’s Masque – Book 3 by Anne Lyle (Angry Robot)
  1. The Queen of Springtime (The New Springtime) by Robert Silverberg (Open Road Media)
  2. The Quorum by Kim Newman (Titan Books)
  3. The Rain is a Lie: A Tor.Com Original by Gennifer Albin (Tor Books)
  1. The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch (Del Rey)
  2. The Resisters #4: Operation Inferno by Eric Nylund (Yearling)
  3. The Runner and the Wizard by Dave Duncan (Five Rivers Chapmanry)
  1. The Science of Herself (Outspoken Authors) by Karen Joy Fowler (PM Press)
  2. The Shadowhunter’s Codex (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare & Joshua Lewis (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
  3. The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories by H. P. Lovecraft (Penguin Classics Hardcover)
  1. The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar (Hodder & Stoughton Ltd)
  2. The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor by Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga (Thomas Dunne Books)
  3. The Wasteland Saga: Three Novels: Old Man and the Wasteland, The Savage Boy, The Road is a River by Nick Cole (Harper Voyager)
  1. The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)
  2. The Wolves of Midwinter: The Wolf Gift Chronicles by Anne Rice (Knopf)
  3. The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories by Vandana Singh (Zubaan Books)
  1. The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs edited by Mike Resnick & Robert T. Garcia (Baen)
  2. The Zodiac Planet Galaxy: A Story Collection. Brian Aldiss by Brian Wilson Aldiss (Friday Project)
  3. The n-Body Problem by Tony Burgess (ChiZine Publications)
  1. Three Novels: Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Round the World in Eighty Days (Everyman’s Library (Cloth)) by Jules Verne (Everyman’s Library)
  2. Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone (Disney-Hyperion)
  3. Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith: Religion and Doctor Who by Andrew Crome & James McGrath (Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd)
  1. To Live Again and The Second Trip: The Complete Novels by Robert Silverberg (Open Road Media)
  2. Tolkien: A Dictionary by David Day (Thunder Bay Press)
  3. Tour of the Merrimack: Volume One by R. M. Meluch (DAW)
  1. Treecat Wars (Star Kingdom) by David Weber & Jane M. Lindskold (Baen)
  2. Trollslayer (Black Library Classics) by William King (The Black Library)
  3. Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion … So Far by Stephen Briggs & Terry Pratchett (Gollancz)
  1. Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone (Tor Books)
  2. Tyr’s Hammer: A Foreworld SideQuest (The Foreworld Saga) by Michael Tinker Pearce & Linda Pearce (47North)
  3. UXB by Colin Lorimer & Chris Warner (Dark Horse)
  1. Veil of the Deserters (Bloodsounder’s Arc) by Jeff Salyards (Night Shade Books)
  2. Wakulla Springs: A Tor.Com Original by Andy Duncan & Ellen Klages (Tor Books)
  3. Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth edited by Stephen Jones (Titan Books)
  1. Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer (Abrams Image)
  2. Year of the Demon: A Novel of the Fated Blades by Steve Bein (Roc Trade)
  3. Zombies 101 A 101 Book by Kenneth Hite & Atomic Overmind Pres (Atomic Overmind Press)
  1. Twisted Histories by Scott Harrison (Snowbooks)
  2. The Book of the Dead edited by Jared Shurin (Jurassic London)

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

  • The Invention of Happiness by Brian Aldiss (PS Publishing)
  • The Pretence by Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing)
  • Four for Fantasy edited by Peter Crowther (PS Publishing)
  • The Réparateur of Strasbourg by Ian R. MacLeod (PS Publishing)
  • Ritual of Illusion by Richard Christian Matheson (PS Publishing)

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

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

3 Comments on 218 Reasons To Read Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror in October 2013 (Our GINORMOUS Monthly SF/F/F Cover Gallery)

  1. Wow, what a month! I just posted my review of Myrmidon over the weekend, and I’m reading King Breaker right now, with Heartwood likely up next. Dying is my Business, Seven Forges, Old Mars, and The Influence are all on the TBR pile as well, but will likely take a back seat as I catch up with Thomas Covenant in preparation for The Last Dark.

  2. I’d almost forgotten that Bastion was being released soon. Must remember to buy that one ASAP (got to have my Valdemar novels)!

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