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[Book Cover Gallery] Happy New Year! Here are January’s Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Releases

Here’s the latest of our monthly roundups: The science fiction, fantasy and horror books for books releasing in January 2016.

Which ones are you most looking forward to reading?

  1. The Curse in the Gift (The Last Whisper of the Gods Book 2) by James Berardinelli
  2. Indexing: Reflections (Indexing Series) by Seanan McGuire (47North)
  3. Keep Mars Weird by Neal Pollack (47North)
  1. Falcone Strike (Angel in the Whirlwind) by Nuttall; Christopher (47North)
  2. Destroyer (Rewinder Series) by Brett Battles (47North)
  3. A Painted Goddess (A Fire Beneath the Skin Book 3) by Victor Gischler (47North)
  1. Coral Bones (Monstrous Little Voices Book 1) by Foz Meadows (Abaddon Books)
  2. The Course of True Love (Monstrous Little Voices Book 2) by Kate Heartfield (Abaddon Books)
  3. Judge Dredd Year Two: The Righteous Man by Michael Carroll (Abaddon Books)
  1. The Brimstone Deception: A SPI Files Novel by Lisa Shearin (Ace)
  2. Graveyard: The Mutant Files by William C. Dietz (Ace)
  3. The Last Dream Keeper: An Echo Park Coven Novel by Amber Benson (Ace)
  1. Zombie Tramp Vs. Vampblade by Jason Martin (Action Lab Entertainment)
  2. Steal the Sky: The Scorched Continent Book One by Megan E. O’Keefe (Angry Robot)
  3. Drake (The Burned Man) by Peter McLean (Angry Robot)
  1. Best of Apex Magazine by Jason Sizemore & Lesley Conner (Editors) (Apex Publications)
  2. Doctor Who: The Resurrection Casket by Justin Richards (BBC Books)
  3. Munchkin Vol. 1 by Thomas Siddell (BOOM! Box)
  1. 1635: A Parcel of Rogues (The Ring of Fire) by Eric Flint (Baen)
  2. Barrayar (Vorkosigan Saga) by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
  3. Unforgettable by Eric James Stone (Baen)
  1. Worst Contact by Hank Davis (Editor) (Baen)
  2. Dark Victory: A Novel of the Alien Resistance by Brendan DuBois (Baen)
  3. The Complete Odd Thomas 8-Book Bundle: Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, Odd Hours, Odd Apocalypse, Odd Interlude, Deeply Odd, Saint Odd by Dean Koontz (Bantam)
  1. Torchwood – 1.3 Forgotten Lives by Emma Reeves (Big Finish Productions Ltd)
  2. Jago & Litefoot & Strax 1 – The Haunting by Justin Richards (Big Finish Productions Ltd)
  3. The Mummy’s Mask: The Slave Trenches of Hakotep (Pathfinder Legends) by Mark Wright (Big Finish Productions Ltd)
  1. The Mummy’s Mask: Secret of the Sphinx (Pathfinder Legends) by Mark Wright (Big Finish Productions Ltd)
  2. Doctor Who Main Range 208 – The Waters of Amsterdam by Jonathan Morris (Big Finish Productions Ltd)
  3. The Early Adventures: The Isos Network (Doctor Who) by Nicholas Briggs (Big Finish Productions Ltd)
  1. The Fourth Doctor Adventures 5.1: Wave of Destruction (Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures) by Justin Richards (Big Finish Productions Ltd)
  2. Chains and Memory (Wilders Book 2) by Marie Brennan (Book View Cafe)
  3. Immortal Peace by Tyler S. Harris (BookBaby)
  1. Inversion Point (Chaos Station) by Kelly Jensen (Carina Press)
  2. Chasing Midnight by Courtney King Walker (Cedar Fort, Inc.)
  3. Dark Crusade by Karl Edward Wagner (Centipede Press)
  1. James Patrick Kelly Masters of Science Fiction by James Patrick Kelly (Centipede Press)
  2. Singularity by Melanie Tem (Centipede Press)
  3. Inhuman #6 by Allen Koszowski (Editor) (Centipede Press)
  1. The House of War and Witness by Mike Carey (ChiZine Publications)
  2. Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing by Sandra Kasturi & Jerome Stueart (Editors) (ChiZine Publications)
  3. A Collapse of Horses by Brian Evenson (Coffee House Press)
  1. Visions Through a Glass, Darkly by David I. Aboulafia (Cosmic Egg Books)
  2. Starbound: Volume Two of the Lightship Chronicles by Dave Bara (DAW)
  3. Haffling (The Haffling Book 1) by Caleb James (DSP Publications)
  1. Song of Kai (Book 2.5) (The Nightfall Chronicles) by Karpov Kinrade (Daring Books)
  2. Staked (The Iron Druid Chronicles) by Kevin Hearne (Del Rey)
  3. This Census-Taker by China Miéville (Del Rey)
  1. Feverborn: A Fever Novel by Karen Marie Moning (Delacorte Press)
  2. Traveler (Seeker) by Arwen Elys Dayton (Delacorte Press)
  3. The Zodiac Legacy: The Dragon’s Return by Stan Lee (Disney Press)
  1. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (Disney-Hyperion)
  2. The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR))
  3. Teen Frankenstein: High School Horror by Chandler Baker (Feiwel & Friends)
  1. Spectrum 22: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art by (Flesk Publications)
  2. Imagery from the Bird’s Home: The Art of Bill Carman by Bill Carman (Flesk Publications)
  3. Only the Stones Survive: A novel by Morgan Llywelyn (Forge Books)
  1. Burn (Stray) by Elissa Sussman (Greenwillow Books)
  2. Assassin’s Masque (Palace of Spies) by Sarah Zettel (HMH Books for Young Readers)
  3. Sphere: A Novel by Michael Crichton (Harper Paperbacks)
  1. Eaters of the Dead: A Novel by Michael Crichton (Harper Paperbacks)
  2. Funeral Games: Far Stars Book Three (Far Star Trilogy) by Jay Allan (Harper Voyager)
  3. Daughter of Blood: The Wall of Night Book Three by Helen Lowe (Harper Voyager)
  1. Goldenfire (The Darkhaven Novels, Book 2) by A. F. E. Smith (Harper Voyager)
  2. Three Promises: An American Faerie Tale Collection by Bishop O’Connell (Harper Voyager Impulse)
  3. Convergence Point: A Time & Shadows Mystery by Liana Brooks (Harper Voyager Impulse)
  1. 7 Sykos by Marsheila Rockwell (Harper Voyager Impulse)
  2. The Rogue Retrieval by Dan Koboldt (Harper Voyager Impulse)
  3. Made for You by Melissa Marr (HarperCollins)
  1. Darkest Night (Department 19, Book 5) (Department Nineteen) by Will Hill (HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks)
  2. The Siren by Kiera Cass (HarperTeen)
  3. Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan (HarperTeen)
  1. The Capture (Prey Trilogy) by Tom Isbell (HarperTeen)
  2. Cruel Crown (Red Queen Novella) by Victoria Aveyard (HarperTeen)
  3. Unleashed (Uninvited) by Sophie Jordan (HarperTeen)
  1. Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker (HarperTeen)
  2. City 1 (Revolution 19) by Gregg Rosenblum (HarperTeen)
  3. The Prey (Prey Trilogy) by Tom Isbell (HarperTeen)
  1. A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas (HarperTeen)
  2. Steel Scars (Red Queen Novella) by Victoria Aveyard (HarperTeen)
  3. Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  1. Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms Omnibus by Ed Greenwood (IDW Publishing)
  2. Path of Gods: The Valhalla Saga: Book 3 by Snorri Kristjansson (Jo Fletcher Books)
  3. Spider Game (GhostWalker Novel, A) by Christine Feehan (Jove)
  1. Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace (Katherine Tegen Books)
  2. The Isle by Jordana Frankel (Katherine Tegen Books)
  3. Forget Yourself by Redfern Jon Barrett (Lethe Press)
  1. Kurt Vonnegut: Novels 1987-1997: Bluebeard / Hocus Pocus / Timequake: Library of America #273 (The Library of America) by Kurt Vonnegut (Library of America)
  2. Travelers Rest: A Novel by Keith Lee Morris (Little, Brown and Company)
  3. The Last Stop by Michael H. Burnam (Lodestone Books)
  1. The Force Awakens (Star Wars) by Alan Dean Foster (LucasBooks)
  2. Lords of the Sith: Star Wars by Paul S. Kemp (LucasBooks)
  3. Twilight Fulfilled (Wings in the Night) by Maggie Shayne (MIRA)
  1. The Box of Demons by Daniel Whelan (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  2. The Blue Woods (Twin Willows Trilogy) by Nicole Maggi (Medallion Press)
  3. The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome by Serge Brussolo (Melville House)
  1. The Covenant: A Mystery (Jackie Lyons Mystery) by Jeff Crook (Minotaur Books)
  2. Night Study (Study Series) by Maria V. Snyder (Mira)
  3. Hitler Is Alive!: Guaranteed True Stories Reported by the National Police Gazette by ( Road)
  1. A Ghoul’s Guide to Love and Murder: A Ghost Hunter Mystery by Victoria Laurie (NAL)
  2. Digital Dreams: A Decade of Science Fiction by Women by Ian Whates (Editor) (NewCon Press)
  3. The Door to Saturn: The Collected Fantasies, Vol. 2 (The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith) by Clark Ashton Smith (Night Shade Books)
  1. The Last Weekend: A Novel of Zombies, Booze, and Power Tools by Nick Mamatas (Night Shade Books)
  2. The Sentinel by Jeffrey Konvitz (Open Road Media)
  3. The Guardian by Jeffrey Konvitz (Open Road Media)
  1. Pawn’s Gambit: And Other Stratagems by Timothy Zahn (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy)
  2. Roadside Magic (Gallow and Ragged) by Lilith Saintcrow (Orbit)
  3. Ancestral Machines: A Humanity’s Fire novel by Michael Cobley (Orbit)
  1. The Two of Swords: Part Twelve by K. J. Parker (Orbit)
  2. Damnificados: A Novel (Spectacular Fiction) by JJ Amaworo Wilson (PM Press)
  3. The Sea Watch (Shadows of the Apt) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Pan Macmillan)
  1. Heirs of the Blade (Shadows of the Apt) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Pan Macmillan)
  2. Seal of the Worm (Shadows of the Apt) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Pan Macmillan)
  3. War Master’s Gate (Shadows of the Apt) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Pan Macmillan)
  1. The Air War (Shadows of the Apt) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Pan Macmillan)
  2. The Case of the Fickle Mermaid: A Brothers Grimm Mystery (Brothers Grimm Mysteries) by P. J. Brackston (Pegasus)
  3. The Blue Line: A Novel by Ingrid Betancourt (Penguin Press)
  1. The Art of Magic: the Gathering: Zendikar by James Wyatt (Perfect Square)
  2. The Infection War: The Infection and The Killing Floor by Craig DiLouie (Permuted Platinum)
  3. Never Let Me: Never Let Me Sleep, Never Let Me Leave, Never Let Me Die (Melissa Allen) by Jennifer Brozek (Permuted Platinum)
  1. Perry Rhodan Lemuria 4: The First Immortal by Leo Lukas (Perry Rhodan digital)
  2. Dark Homecoming by William Patterson (Pinnacle)
  3. Otherworld Secrets: An Anthology (An Otherworld Novel) by Kelley Armstrong (Plume)
  1. A Pocket Full of Lies (Star Trek: Voyager) by Kirsten Beyer (Pocket Books/Star Trek)
  2. Thinning the Herd by Adrian Phoenix (Pocket Star)
  3. The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry (Razorbill)
  1. Kalahari by Jessica Khoury (Razorbill)
  2. The Dark Days Club: Book 1 of The Dark Days Club Trilogy (A Lady Helen Novel) by Alison Goodman (Razorbill)
  3. Merchant of Alyss (Legends of the Realm) by Thomas Locke (Revell)
  1. The Mammoth Book of Kaiju (Mammoth Books) by Sean Wallace (Editor) (Robinson)
  2. The Night Voice: A Novel of the Noble Dead by Barb Hendee (Roc)
  3. First and Last Sorcerer: A Novel of the Noble Dead by Barb Hendee (Roc)
  1. Midnight Taxi Tango: A Bone Street Rumba Novel by Daniel José Older (Roc)
  2. House Rules: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel by Chloe Neill (Roc)
  3. The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria by Carlos Hernandez (Rosarium Publishing)
  1. The Sea Is Ours: Tales from Steampunk Southeast Asia by Jaymee Goh & Joyce Chng (Editors) (Rosarium Publishing)
  2. Mothership (The Ever-Expanding Universe) by Martin Leicht (Saga Press)
  3. Desolation by Kristopher Rufty (Samhain Publishing)
  1. Bait by Elena Hearty (Samhain Publishing)
  2. Death Do Us Part by JG Faherty (Samhain Publishing, Ltd.)
  3. The Dream Beings by Aaron J. French (Samhain Publishing, Ltd.)
  1. Geek Fantasy Novel by Eliot Schrefer (Scholastic Inc.)
  2. The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond (Scholastic Paperbacks)
  3. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Scholastic Classics) by Robert Louis Stevenson (Scholastic Press)
  1. The Gunslinger by Stephen King (Scribner)
  2. It: A Novel by Stephen King (Scribner)
  3. Misery: A Novel by Stephen King (Scribner)
  1. Roadwork by Stephen King (Scribner)
  2. The Long Walk by Stephen King (Scribner)
  3. Insomnia by Stephen King (Scribner)
  1. The Regulators by Stephen King (Scribner)
  2. The Tommyknockers by Stephen King (Scribner)
  3. Skeleton Crew by Stephen King (Scribner)
  1. Thinner by Stephen King (Scribner)
  2. The Running Man by Stephen King (Scribner)
  3. Needful Things by Stephen King (Scribner)
  1. Rose Madder by Stephen King (Scribner)
  2. It by Stephen King (Scribner)
  3. Misery by Stephen King (Scribner)
  1. Firestarter by Stephen King (Scribner)
  2. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King (Scribner)
  3. Gerald’s Game by Stephen King (Scribner)
  1. Desperation by Stephen King (Scribner)
  2. The Dark Half by Stephen King (Scribner)
  3. Cujo by Stephen King (Scribner)
  1. Tremontaine: Shadowroot: (Episode 10) by Joel Derfner (Serial Box)
  2. Tremontaine: Go and Tell the Morning Star: (Episode 11) by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Serial Box)
  3. A Certain Scientific Accelerator Vol. 2 by Kazuma Kamachi (Seven Seas)
  1. My Monster Secret Vol. 1 by Eiji Masuda (Seven Seas)
  2. Merman in My Tub Vol. 2 by Itokichi (Seven Seas)
  3. They Rise: A Deep Sea Thriller by Hunter Shea (Severed Press)
  1. City of Light: An Outcast Novel by Keri Arthur (Signet)
  2. Memoirs of a Stalker by Thomas W. Hodgkinson (Silvertail Books)
  3. Jani and the Great Pursuit (The Multiplicity Series Book 2) by Eric Brown (Solaris)
  1. Sanctuary Bay: A Novel by Laura J. Burns (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  2. The Dirt on Ninth Grave: A Novel (Charley Davidson Series) by Darynda Jones (St. Martin’s Press)
  3. Driven by Kelley Armstrong (Subterranean)
  1. Skinner Luce by Patricia Ward (Talos)
  2. The Sons of Sora: The Earthborn Trilogy Book 3 by Paul Tassi (Talos)
  3. Arcana: A Historical Fantasy by Jessica Leake (Talos)
  1. I Am Slaughter (The Beast Arises) by Dan Abnett (The Black Library)
  2. Ahriman: Unchanged (Warhammer) by John French (The Black Library)
  3. Courage and Honour (Ultramarines) by Graham McNeill (The Black Library)
  1. Written in Fire (The Brilliance Trilogy) by Marcus Sakey (Thomas & Mercer)
  2. Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim by Brian Michael Bendis (Thomas Dunne Books)
  3. Game Over (The MindWar Trilogy) by Andrew Klavan (Thomas Nelson)
  1. Hostage Run (The MindWar Trilogy) by Andrew Klavan (Thomas Nelson)
  2. Arrow – Vengeance by Oscar Balderrama (Titan Books)
  3. Broken Hero by Jonathan Wood (Titan Books)
  1. Alien Omnibus 1 by Steve Perry (Titan Books)
  2. The Pagan Night: The Long Winter 1 by Tim Akers (Titan Books)
  3. When Duty Calls (Legion of the Damned) by William C. Dietz (Titan Books Ltd)
  1. The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn) by Brandon Sanderson (Tor Books)
  2. Doom of the Dragon (Dragonships of Vindras) by Margaret Weis (Tor Books)
  3. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor Books)
  1. Finnegan’s Field: A Tor.Com Original by Angela Slatter (Tor Books)
  2. The Caretakers: A Tor.Com Original by David Nickle (Tor Books)
  3. First Kill: A Tor.Com Original by Jennifer Fallon (Tor Books)
  1. The Glass Galago: A Tor.Com Original by A. M. Dellamonica (Tor Books)
  2. Small Wars: A Tor.Com Original (A Sin du Jour Affair) by Matt Wallace (Tor Books)
  3. The Maiden Thief: A Tor.Com Original by Melissa Marr (Tor Books)
  1. Warriors 1 by (Tor Fantasy)
  2. Warriors 2 (Tor Fantasy) by (Tor Fantasy)
  3. Warriors 3 by (Tor Fantasy)
  1. Truthwitch: A Witchlands Novel by Susan Dennard (Tor Teen)
  2. Lustlocked: A Sin du Jour Affair by Matt Wallace (
  3. The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster (
  1. And Again: A Novel by Jessica Chiarella (Touchstone)
  2. FWA 1 by by Darin Bradley, Aaron Leis, Misti Morrison (Editors) (Underland Press)
  3. Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 12 by Rumiko Takahashi (VIZ Media LLC)
  1. Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring by Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ Media LLC)
  2. The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 3 by Aya Shouoto (VIZ Media LLC)
  3. Twin Star Exorcists, Vol. 3: Onmyoji by Yoshiaki Sukeno (VIZ Media LLC)
  1. Kannazuki no Miko, Vol. 1 by Kaishaku (VIZ Media: VIZ Select)
  2. Boo by Neil Smith (Vintage Canada)
  3. The Illegal: A Novel by Lawrence Hill (W. W. Norton & Company)
  1. Hunting the Shadows: The Selected Stories of Tanith Lee Volume 2 by Tanith Lee (Wildside Press)
  2. The Sighting by Patricia Anthony (Wildside Press)
  3. Medusa’s Web: A Novel by Tim Powers (William Morrow)
  1. The Cyclops Initiative: A Jim Chapel Mission (Jim Chapel Missions) by David Wellington (William Morrow)
  2. The Evening Spider: A Novel by Emily Arsenault (William Morrow Paperbacks)
  3. City of the Saints by D.J. Butler (WordFire Press)
  1. Xenowealth: A Collection by Tobias S. Buckell (Xenowealth Books)
  2. The Isolator, Vol. 2 by Reki Kawahara (Yen On)
  3. Strike the Blood, Vol. 2: From the Warlord’s Empire by Gakuto Mikumo (Yen On)
  1. PandoraHearts ~Caucus Race~, Vol. 3 by Shinobu Wakamiya (Yen On)
  2. Kagerou Daze, Vol. 3: The Children Reason by Jin (Shizen no Teki-P) (Yen On)
  3. Ubel Blatt, Vol. 4 by (Yen Press)
  1. The Devil Is a Part-Timer, Vol. 4 (manga) (The Devil Is a Part-Timer Manga) by Satoshi Wagahara (Yen Press)
  2. Accel World, Vol. 6 (manga) (Accel World (manga)) by Reki Kawahara (Yen Press)
  3. A Certain Magical Index, Vol. 4 (manga) (A Certain Magical Index (manga)) by Kazuma Kamachi (Yen Press)
  1. Taboo Tattoo, Vol. 1 by Shinjiro (Yen Press)
  2. Blue Darker Than Black: A Thriller (Blue Gemini) by Mike Jenne (Yucca Publishing)
  3. Knocking on Heaven’s Door: A Novel by Sharman Apt Russell (Yucca Publishing)
  1. Clowns: The Unlikely Coulrophobia Remix by Bernie Mojzes & A.C. Wise (Editors) (Unlikely Story)
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1 Comment on [Book Cover Gallery] Happy New Year! Here are January’s Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Releases

  1. Justin Barwick // January 1, 2016 at 1:07 am //

    Fantastic variety of novels and graphic novels on offer in January 2016!! I think my favourite would be the Police Gazette collection!

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