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The Massive Cover Gallery of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Books Out in May 2016

Here’s the latest of our monthly book roundups: the science fiction, fantasy and horror books for books releasing in May 2016!

See any that pique your interest?

  1. The Thief’s Daughter (The Kingfountain Series) by Jeff Wheeler (47North)
  2. Golden Age (The Shifting Tides) by James Maxwell (47North)
  1. Cold Dream Dawning (Pale Queen Series Book 2) by A. R. Kahler (47North)
  2. Extinction Biome: Invasion by Addison Gunn (Abaddon)
  1. Operation Sea Mink (Extinction Biome Book 4) by Addison Gunn (Abaddon Books)
  2. Night Shift (A Novel of Midnight, Texas) by Charlaine Harris (Ace)
  1. The Lost Stars: Shattered Spear by Jack Campbell (Ace)
  2. Vicky Peterwald: Rebel (A Vicky Peterwald Novel) by Mike Shepherd (Ace)
  1. Dragonsong (Harper Hall of Pern) by Anne McCaffrey (Aladdin)
  2. Dragonsinger (Harper Hall of Pern) by Anne McCaffrey (Aladdin)
  1. Dragondrums (Harper Hall of Pern) by Anne McCaffrey (Aladdin)
  2. Pandora Jones: Deception by Barry Jonsberg (Allen & Unwin)
  1. The Forgotten Room by Lincoln Child (Anchor)
  2. The Silent Army: Seven Forges Book IV by James A Moore (Angry Robot)
  1. Outriders by Jay Posey (Angry Robot)
  2. Warrior Witch: Malediction Trilogy Book Three by Danielle L. Jensen (Angry Robot)
  1. Will Do Magic for Small Change by Andrea Hairston (Aqueduct Press)
  2. Star Force: Lost Destiny (Wayward Trilogy Book 1) by Aer-ki Jyr (Archon Lore)
  1. The Angel Wore Fangs: A Deadly Angels Book by Sandra Hill (Avon)
  2. Doctor Who: The Legends of River Song by Various (BBC Books)
  1. Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks by Terrance Dicks (BBC Books)
  2. Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion by Malcolm Hulke (BBC Books)
  1. Doctor Who and the Zarbi by Bill Strutton (BBC Books)
  2. Doctor Who and the Web of Fear by Terrance Dicks (BBC Books)
  1. Doctor Who: Battlefield by Marc Platt (BBC Books)
  2. Doctor Who: Vengeance on Varos by Philip Martin (BBC Books)
  1. Doctor Who: The Visitation by Eric Saward (BBC Books)
  2. Doctor Who: The Good, the Bad and the Alien (Doctor Who: Eleventh Doctor Adventures) by Colin Brake (BBC Children’s Books)
  1. Doctor Who: The Water Thief (Doctor Who: Eleventh Doctor Adventures) by Jacqueline Rayner (BBC Children’s Books)
  2. Doctor Who: Horror of the Space Snakes (Doctor Who: Eleventh Doctor Adventures) by Gary Russell (BBC Children’s Books)
  1. Ring of Fire IV (The Ring of Fire) by (Baen)
  2. Shadow’s Blade (Case Files of Justis Fearsson) by David B. Coe (Baen)
  1. The City of Mirrors: A Novel (Book Three of The Passage Trilogy) by Justin Cronin (Ballantine Books)
  2. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye (Balzer + Bray)
  1. The Hunt (Cage) by Megan Shepherd (Balzer + Bray)
  2. Blake’s 7 – The Liberator Chronicles: Volume 12 by Andy Lane (Big Finish Productions Ltd)
  1. Doctor Who Main Range 211 and You Will Obey Me by (Big Finish Productions Ltd)
  2. The Novel Adaptations: Nightshade (Doctor Who the Novel Adaptations) by (Big Finish Productions Ltd)
  1. The Fourth Doctor Adventures – 5.4 the Legacy of Death (Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures) by Jonathan Morris (Big Finish Productions Ltd)
  2. The Mummy’s Mask: Pyramid of the Sky Pharoah (Pathfinder Legends) by Mark Wright (Big Finish Productions Ltd)
  1. Terrahawks: Volume 2 by Jamie Anderson (Big Finish Productions Ltd)
  2. A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses) by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury USA Childrens)
  1. Hunted by Magic: a New Adult Fantasy Novel (The Baine Chronicles Book 3) by Jasmine Walt (Blue Bolt Publishing)
  2. Paladins of the Storm Lord by Barbara Ann Wright (Bold Strokes Books)
  1. Triad Blood by Nathan Burgoine (Bold Strokes Books)
  2. The Iron Phoenix (The Storm’s Quarry Series) by Rebecca Harwell (Bold Strokes Books)
  1. The Mark of Cain by Lindsey Barraclough (Candlewick)
  2. The Disappearance of Ember Crow: The Tribe, Book Two by Ambelin Kwaymullina (Candlewick)
  1. Phase Shift (Chaos Station) by Kelly Jensen (Carina Press)
  2. The Fairest Poison by Lauren Skidmore (Cedar Fort, Inc.)
  1. Fritz Leiber Masters of Science Fiction by Fritz Leiber (Centipede Press)
  2. James Patrick Kelly Masters of Science Fiction by James Patrick Kelly (Centipede Press)
  1. Children of the Black Sabbath by Anne Hebert (Centipede Press)
  2. Shadows in Summerland by Adrian Van Young (ChiZine Publications)
  1. Jack of Shadows (Rediscovered Classics) by Roger Zelazny (Chicago Review Press)
  2. Pay Up and Die: A Dark Psychological Thriller (The Debt Collector Series Book 1) by Chuck Buda (Chuck Buda)
  1. The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse (Clean Teen Publishing)
  2. Inner Demons: Monsters Among Us, Book Two (The Monsters Among us) by Amanda Strong (Clean Teen Publishing)
  1. # I’m Zombie: A Zombie Mosaic Novel by Tony Newton (Cosmic Egg Books)
  2. I, Human by John Nelson (Cosmic Egg Books)
  1. Pillars of Dragonfire by Daniel Arenson (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)
  2. The Summer Dragon: First Book of the Evertide by Todd Lockwood (DAW)
  1. Camp Alien: Alien Novels, Book 13 by Gini Koch (DAW)
  2. Devil’s Blood (The Books of Pandemonium) by Andrew Prentice (David Fickling Books)
  1. Bloodline (Star Wars) by Claudia Gray (Del Rey)
  2. The Sorcerer’s Daughter: The Defenders of Shannara by Terry Brooks (Del Rey)
  1. The Trials of Apollo Book One The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion)
  2. Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano (Disney-Hyperion)
  1. Continuum: Time Rep by Peter Ward (Diversion Books)
  2. Scarlet Rain: The Escaped – Book Two (The Escaped Series) by Kristin Cast (Diversion Publishing)
  1. The Curiosity Killers by K W Taylor (Dog Star Books)
  2. The Pier Falls: And Other Stories by Mark Haddon (Doubleday)
  1. Smoke: A Novel by Dan Vyleta (Doubleday)
  2. The Alchemists’ Council by Cynthea Masson (ECW Press)
  1. Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen by P E Bolivar (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing)
  2. Europa Journal by Jack Castle (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing)
  1. QUISTA: Book One: Danay by Aviva Bel’Harold (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing / EDGE-Lite)
  2. Making the Rounds by Allan Weiss (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, EDGE-Lite)
  1. The Devil Will Come by Justin Gustainis (EDGE-Lite)
  2. True Born by L.E. Sterling (Entangled: Teen)
  1. Gaslight & Grimm: Steampunk Faerie Tales by Danielle Ackley-McPhail and Diana Bastine (Editors) (Espec Books)
  2. The Dragon King (Chronicles of Calibran Book 1) by Anthony Russo (Exdea Ltd)
  1. Letters To Kevin by Stephen Dixon (Fantagraphics)
  2. The Inquisition: Summoner: Book Two (The Summoner Trilogy) by Taran Matharu (Feiwel & Friends)
  1. The Giant Smugglers by Matt Solomon (Feiwel & Friends)
  2. Circle of Jinn (Becoming Jinn) by Lori Goldstein (Feiwel & Friends)
  1. The Last Star: The Final Book of The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers)
  2. Writers of the Future 32 by David Farland (Editor) (Galaxy Press)
  1. The Map of Bones (The Fire Sermon) by Francesca Haig (Gallery Books)
  2. The Tree of Souls by Katrina Archer (Ganache Media)
  1. The Stealers’ War by Stephen Hunt (Gollancz)
  2. Rig by Jon Wallace (Gollancz)
  1. The NightShade Forensic Files: Fracture Five (Book 2) by A.J. Scudiere (Griffyn Ink)
  2. The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude (HMH Books for Young Readers)
  1. The Darkest Torment (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter (HQN Books)
  2. Obsidian Mirror: 04: The Speed of Darkness by Catherine Fisher (Hachette Children’s)
  1. The Island of Dr. Morose Ultimate Sketch Cover by Mike Gagnon (Hammer Books)
  2. The God Wave: A Novel (The God Wave Trilogy) by Patrick Hemstreet (Harper Voyager)
  1. The Pitchfork of Destiny: Book Two of the Charming Tales by Jack Heckel (Harper Voyager Impulse)
  2. The World Weavers: A Desert Rising Novel by Kelley Grant (Harper Voyager Impulse)
  1. Shadow of the Void: Book Two of the Sundered World Trilogy by Nathan Garrison (Harper Voyager Impulse)
  2. The Devouring God by James Kendley (Harper Voyager Impulse)
  1. Woodwalker by Emily B. Martin (Harper Voyager Impulse)
  2. Elixir: A Changeling P.I. Novel by Ruth Vincent (Harper Voyager Impulse)
  1. The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight (HarperCollins)
  2. I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Zero Hour (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files) by Pittacus Lore (HarperCollins)
  1. Exile (Mercy, Book 2) by Rebecca Lim (HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks)
  2. The Crown (The Selection) by Kiera Cass (HarperTeen)
  1. Ruined by Amy Tintera (HarperTeen)
  2. Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes (HarperTeen)
  1. The Countdown (The Taking) by Kimberly Derting (HarperTeen)
  2. The Blood Between Us by Zac Brewer (HarperTeen)
  1. Spark by Holly Schindler (HarperTeen)
  2. Dream On: The Silver Trilogy by Kerstin Gier (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR))
  1. Nil on Fire (Nil Series) by Lynne Matson (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR))
  2. The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  1. Regeneration ((R)evolution) by Stephanie Saulter (Jo Fletcher Books)
  2. Willowgrove (Hemlock Trilogy) by Kathleen Peacock (Katherine Tegen Books)
  1. Ghost Road Blues (A Pine Deep Novel) by Jonathan Maberry (Kensington)
  2. The Pages of the Mind (The Uncharted Realms) by Jeffe Kennedy (Kensington)
  1. All Good Children by Dayna Ingram (Lethe Press)
  2. Good Red Herring by Susan Maxwell (Little Island Books)
  1. Tusks: A Just Cause Universe novel (The Just Cause Universe Book 9) by Ian Thomas Healy (Local Hero Press, LLC)
  2. Haunted Destiny by Heather Graham (MIRA)
  1. Realms of Darkover (Darkover anthology Book 16) by Deborah J. Ross (Editor) (Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust)
  2. X-Men: Days of Future Past Prose Novel by Alex Irvine (Marvel)
  1. An Asimov Companion: Characters, Places and Terms in the Robot/Empire/Foundation Metaseries (Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy) by Donald E Palumbo (McFarland & Company)
  2. Who Travels with the Doctor?: Essays on the Companions of Doctor Who by (McFarland & Company)
  1. The Physics and Astronomy of Science Fiction: Understanding Interstellar Travel, Teleportation, Time Travel, Alien Life and Other Genre Fixtures by Steven D Bloom (McFarland & Company)
  2. The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz (Melville House)
  1. In the Shadow of the Dragon King by J. Keller Ford (Month9Books, LLC)
  2. The Paladins (The Artisans) by Julie Reece (Month9Books, LLC)
  1. Traitor (The Dragonrider Chronicles) by Nicole Conway (Month9Books, LLC)
  2. Argos by Phillip W. Simpson (Month9Books, LLC)
  1. Rise (Order of the Krigers) by Jennifer Anne Davis (Month9Books, LLC)
  2. The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror by Joyce Carol Oates (Mysterious Press)
  1. Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay (NAL)
  2. The Glory of the Empire: A Novel, a History (New York Review Books Classics) by Jean D’Ormesson (NYRB Classics)
  1. War Factory: Transformation Book Two by Neal Asher (Night Shade Books)
  2. The Iron Dragon’s Daughter by Michael Swanwick (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy)
  1. Vacuum Flowers by Michael Swanwick (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy)
  2. Bones of the Earth by Michael Swanwick (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy)
  1. In the Drift by Michael Swanwick (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy)
  2. Jack Faust by Michael Swanwick (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy)
  1. Tales of Old Earth: Stories by Michael Swanwick (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy)
  2. The Stranger by Caroline B. Cooney (Open Road Media Teen & Tween)
  1. Twins by Caroline B. Cooney (Open Road Media Teen & Tween)
  2. A Blade of Black Steel (Crimson Empire) by Alex Marshall (Orbit)
  1. The Tower of Swallows (The Witcher) by Andrzej Sapkowski (Orbit)
  2. The Summon Stone (The Gate of Good and Evil) by Ian Irvine (Orbit)
  1. Heart Of The Mirage: Book One of The Mirage Makers by Glenda Larke (Orbit)
  2. The Shadow Of Tyr: Book Two of the Mirage Makers by Glenda Larke (Orbit)
  1. The Corporation Wars: Dissidence by Ken MacLeod (Orbit)
  2. The Cthulhu Wars: The United States’ Battles Against the Mythos (Dark Osprey) by Kenneth Hite (Osprey Publishing)
  1. A Wolf at the Gate (Reach and Teach) by Mark Van Steenwyk (PM Press)
  2. Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (Shadow Police) by Paul Cornell (Pan Books)
  1. A Shadow in the Deep (The Shepherd) by Anthony Pryor (Permuted Press)
  2. Apparitions: The Strange Guests at the Mallard Hotel by Briar Lee Mitchell (Permuted Press)
  1. The Prisoner of Hell Gate: A Novel by Dana I. Wolff (Picador)
  2. Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek by Manu Saadia (Pipertext)
  1. Insomnia by Stephen King (Pocket Books)
  2. Christine by Stephen King (Pocket Books)
  1. Needful Things by Stephen King (Pocket Books)
  2. Firestarter by Stephen King (Pocket Books)
  1. Force and Motion (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) by Jeffrey Lang (Pocket Books/Star Trek)
  2. Divine Descendant by Jenna Black (Pocket Star)
  1. Starfleet Logbook (Star Trek) by Jake Black (Price Stern Sloan)
  2. What Would Captain Kirk Do? (Star Trek) by Brandon T. Snider (Price Stern Sloan)
  1. Doctor Who Villains and Monsters Mad Libs by Price Stern Sloan (Price Stern Sloan)
  2. The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016 Edition by Rich Horton (Editor) (Prime Books)
  1. Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 by Mercedes Lackey (Editor) (Pyr)
  2. My Best Friend’s Exorcism: A Novel by Grady Hendrix (Quirk Books)
  1. The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North (Redhook)
  2. Albina and the Dog-Men by Alejandro Jodorowsky (Restless Books)
  1. Admiral (An Evagardian Novel) by Sean Danker (Roc)
  2. To Kill a Kettle Witch (Novel of the Mist-Torn Witches) by Barb Hendee (Roc)
  1. Gender(ed) Identities: Critical Rereadings of Gender in Children’s and Young Adult Literature (Children’s Literature and Culture) by (Routledge)
  2. Descriptosaurus:- Fantasy by Alison Wilcox (Routledge)
  1. The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu by Paula Guran (Editor) (Running Press)
  2. Roses and Rot by Kat Howard (Saga Press)
  1. Dark Run (Keiko) by Mike Brooks (Saga Press)
  2. Night Show by Richard Laymon (Samhain Publishing, Ltd.)
  1. Everland by Wendy Spinale (Scholastic Press)
  2. The Sleeping Prince: A Sin Eater’s Daughter Novel by Melinda Salisbury (Scholastic Press)
  1. Zero K by Don DeLillo (Scribner)
  2. The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower) by Stephen King (Scribner)
  1. The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower) by Stephen King (Scribner)
  2. Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower) by Stephen King (Scribner)
  1. A Certain Scientific Accelerator Vol. 3 by Kazuma Kamachi (Seven Seas)
  2. Time Zero by Carolyn Cohagan (She Writes Press)
  1. Savage by Thomas E. Sniegoski (Simon Pulse)
  2. Saven Denial: The Saven Series #2.5 by Siobhan Davis (Siobhan Davis)
  1. Wandering Wild by Jessica Taylor (Sky Pony Press)
  2. Curse (Blur Trilogy) by Steven James (Skyscape)
  1. The Last Remnant (The Fourline Trilogy) by Pam Brondos (Skyscape)
  2. Shining Sea by Mimi Cross (Skyscape)
  1. Boarding the Enterprise: Transporters,Tribbles, And the Vulcan Death Grip in Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek by David Gerrold, Robert J. Sawyer (Editors) (Smart Pop)
  2. It Wasn’t Always Like This by Joy Preble (Soho Teen)
  1. Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier (Soho Teen)
  2. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Ten by Jonathan Strahan (Editor) (Solaris)
  1. The Wolf in the Attic by Paul Kearney (Solaris)
  2. Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply (Silver Town Wolf) by Terry Spear (Sourcebooks Casablanca)
  1. Invision: Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  2. Resurgence: A Novel (The Silver Blackthorn Trilogy) by Kerry Wilkinson (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  1. The Dark Vampire: A True Vampire Novel (Last True Vampire series) by Kate Baxter (St. Martin’s Paperbacks)
  2. Penric’s Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold (Subterranean)
  1. Freedom of the Mask by Robert McCammon (Subterranean Press)
  2. Double Down (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond (Switch Press)
  1. Central Station by Lavie Tidhar (Tachyon Publications)
  2. Dreams of Distant Shores by Patricia A. McKillip (Tachyon Publications)
  1. The Raft: A Novel by Fred Strydom (Talos)
  2. Throneworld (The Beast Arises) by Guy Haley (The Black Library)
  1. Echoes of the Long War (The Beast Arises) by David Guymer (The Black Library)
  2. The World Engine (Space Marine Battles) by Ben Counter (The Black Library)
  1. The Unburdened (The Horus Heresy) by David Annandale (The Black Library)
  2. The Last Phoenix (The Horus Heresy Omnibus) by Graham McNeill (The Black Library)
  1. Pyres of Armageddon (Yarrick) by David Annandale (The Black Library)
  2. Fractured State (Fractured State Series) by Steven Konkoly (Thomas & Mercer)
  1. Leviathan’s Blood: Book Two of the Children Trilogy by Ben Peek (Thomas Dunne Books)
  2. Warcraft: Durotan: The Official Movie Prequel by Christie Golden (Titan Books)
  1. Independence Day: Crucible (The Official Prequel) by Greg Keyes (Titan Books)
  2. Ghosts of Karnak: A Ghost Novel by George Mann (Titan Books)
  1. Beauty & the Beast by Nancy Holder (Titan Books)
  2. Virtues of War by Bennett R. Coles (Titan Books)
  1. The Iron Jackal: A Tale of the Ketty Jay by Chris Wooding (Titan Books)
  2. Warlock Holmes – A Study in Brimstone by G.S. Denning (Titan Books)
  1. The Condition of Muzak: The Cornelius Quartet 4 by Michael Moorcock (Titan Books)
  2. Dancer’s Lament: Path to Ascendancy Book 1 by Ian C. Esslemont (Tor Books)
  1. Company Town by Madeline Ashby (Tor Books)
  2. Too Like the Lightning (Terra Ignota) by Ada Palmer (Tor Books)
  1. The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley (Tor Books)
  2. All Fixed Up: A Novel (Ciel Halligan) by Linda Grimes (Tor Books)
  1. Red as Blood and White as Bone: A Tor.Com Original by Theodora Goss (Tor Books)
  2. The Pigeon Summer: A Tor.Com Original by Brit Mandelo (Tor Books)
  1. The Aftermath (Asteroid Wars) by Ben Bova (Tor Science Fiction)
  2. The Memory of Earth and The Call of Earth (Homecoming Saga) by Orson Scott Card (Tor Science Fiction)
  1. Exile for Dreamers: A Stranje House Novel by Kathleen Baldwin (Tor Teen)
  2. The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde (
  1. A Whisper of Southern Lights (The Assassins Series) by Tim Lebbon (
  2. Runtime by S. B. Divya (
  1. City of Hope and Ruin: A Fractured World Novel by Kit Campbell & Siri Paulson (Turtleduck Press)
  2. The Deaths of Henry King by Brian Evenson (Uncivilized Books)
  1. Blood Rubies by Michael McDowell (Valancourt Books)
  2. Seraph of the End, 2: Guren Ichinose: Catastrophe at Sixteen by Takaya Kagami (Vertical)
  1. Wind/Pinball: Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973 (Two Novels) (Vintage International) by Haruki Murakami (Vintage)
  2. Children of the Corn (A Vintage Short) by Stephen King (Vintage)
  1. Tower of Babylon (A Vintage Short) by Ted Chiang (Vintage)
  2. The Voodoo Killings: A Kincaid Strange Novel by Kristi Charish (Vintage Canada)
  1. Red Alert: Marxist Approaches to Science Fiction Cinema by Ewa Mazierska and Alfredo Suppia (Editors) (Wayne State University Press)
  2. Mongrels: A Novel by Stephen Graham Jones (William Morrow)
  1. The Fireman: A Novel by Joe Hill (William Morrow)
  2. The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman (William Morrow)
  1. Aldnoah.Zero Season One, Vol. 3 by Olympus Knights (Yen Press)

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

(Note: As big as it is, this list is not comprehensive. Release information was sourced from Amazon, Locus magazine and elsewhere. Some are reprints. 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.
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