Top 10


Jeff VanderMeer. MCD, Oct. 22 ($29, ISBN 978-0-374-61659-5)

Nebula Award winner VanderMeer makes a surprise return to the world of his bestselling Southern Reach trilogy 10 years after its initial publication with a prequel that dives into the origins of Area X.

All the Hearts You Eat

Hailey Piper. Titan, Oct. 15 ($17.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-80336-764-4)

After discovering the body of a murdered teenager, the trans heroine of Bram Stoker Award winner Piper’s latest gothic horror novel is haunted by the girl’s ghost.

The City in Glass

Nghi Vo. Tordotcom, Oct. 1 ($19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-34827-2)

An angel and a demon battle for the soul of a city—and enter into a doomed love affair—
in this fantasy from Hugo Award winner Vo.

The Great When: A Long London Novel

Alan Moore. Bloomsbury, Oct. 1 ($29.99, ISBN 978-1-63557-884-3)

Moore opens a new series in which a young bookseller in late 1940s London discovers an alternate reality occupied by supernatural beings. 300,000-copy announced first printing.

The Mercy of Gods

James S.A. Corey. Orbit, Aug. 6 ($30, ISBN 978-0-316-52557-2)

The duo behind the blockbuster Expanse series launches a new space opera series about hapless human scientists who get caught up in an inter-alien war.

A Monsoon Rising

Thea Guanzon. Harper Voyager, Dec. 10 ($32, ISBN 978-0-06-327730-4)

The political marriage between sworn enemies Alaric and Talasyn heats up amid magical mayhem in Guanzon’s sequel to The Hurricane Wars.

She Who Knows: Firespitter

Nnedi Okorafor. DAW, Aug. 20 ($23, ISBN 978-0-7564-1895-3)

A spin-off of the World Fantasy Award–winning Who Fears Death, this science fantasy from African futurist Okorafor follows the coming-of-age of a teen girl in a patriarchal society.

Somewhere Beyond the Sea

TJ Klune. Tor, Sept. 10 ($28.99, ISBN 978-1-250-88120-5)

Klune revisits the world of The House in the Cerulean Sea, this time allowing Arthur Parnassus,
the proprietor of an orphanage for magical children, his turn in the spotlight as he and his lover, Linus Baker, fight for justice for the supernatural community.

This Cursed House

Del Sandeen. Berkley, Oct. 8 ($29, ISBN 978-0-593-63952-8)

In Sandeen’s 1960s New Orleans–set debut, a dark-skinned Black woman who can see spirits accepts a job for a light-skinned Black family under a terrible curse.

Vilest Things

Chloe Gong. Saga, Sept. 10 ($28.99, ISBN 978-1-6680-0026-7)

Following the events of Gong’s bestselling Immortal Longings, former allies Calla Tuoleimi and Anton Makusa are at odds. When a threat arises against their kingdom, will they be able to let go of their anger and work together once more?

SF, Fantasy & Horror longlist


The Teller of Small Fortunes by Julie Leong (Nov. 5, $19 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-593-81591-5). Leong debuts with a cozy fantasy about a psychic with limited abilities who teams up with a crew of misfits—including a baker, a thief, and a magical cat—to find a missing child.


The Fallen Fruit by Shawntelle Madison (Sept. 3, $28, ISBN 978-0-06-329059-4). A Black history professor in 1960s America falls victim to a family curse that sends her back in time. To break it, she must navigate multiple eras—from the 1750s to the 1920s—and seek advice from her ancestors.

Angry Robot

Shoestring Theory by Mariana Costa (Oct. 8, $18.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-915998-19-4). The former Grand Mage of a decimated kingdom time travels to stop the mad king, his husband, from ever taking the throne in this cozy queer romantasy.


The Full Moon Coffee Shop by Mai Mochizuki, trans. by Jesse Kirkwood (Aug. 20, $23, ISBN 978-0-593-72682-2), introduces an otherworldly café run by talking cats who read the fortunes of their hapless human customers.


At Dark, I Become Loathsome by Eric LaRocca (Jan. 28, $26.99, ISBN 979-8-212-17902-7). Grieving widower Ashley develops a paranormal ritual to help suicidal strangers on the internet and forms a toxic bond with a bizarre new client.


The Dark Mirror by Samantha Shannon (Jan. 14, $31.99, ISBN 978-1-63973-396-5). In bestseller Shannon’s fifth Bone Season fantasy, series heroine Paige Mahoney awakens with amnesia far from home and must find her way back to Paris. 150,000-copy announced first printing.


Swordcrossed by Freya Marske (Oct. 8, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-250-34162-4) pairs a struggling wool merchant who needs to marry rich—a ritual that, in this cozy fantasy world, entails proving one’s skill as a swordsman—with the con artist he hires to teach him how to fence.


The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction 2023, edited by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki and Chinaza Eziaghighalaby (Nov. 12, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64710-145-9), continues the World Fantasy Award–winning series, showcasing short works of sci-fi and fantasy from African authors.


The Registration Rewritten by Madison Lawson (Oct. 1, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-1174-7) returns to the dystopian world of The Registration, where the corrupt government’s new leader, series heroine Lynell, forms an unlikely alliance with the leader of the rebellion.

Canelo U.s.

The Crows by C.M. Rosens (Oct. 8, $12.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-6672-0728-5). After escaping a violent ex, Londoner Carrie Rickard finds refuge in renovating remote Fairwood House—until she learns of an unsolved murder that took place there.


The Bog Wife by Kay Chronister (Oct. 1, $28, ISBN 978-1-64009-662-2). The Haddesley siblings are bound to their family’s Appalachian cranberry bog by a supernatural covenant. When their promise to the land is broken, they scramble to uphold their family’s legacy.

Crooked Lane

Bitter Is the Heart by Mina Hardy (Sept. 17, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-63910-863-3) follows Tamar Glass, who, while providing palliative care for her abusive mother, relives painful, suppressed memories and experiences supernatural phenomena.


Full Speed to a Crash Landing by Beth Revis (Aug. 6, $23, ISBN 978-0-7564-1946-2) launches a space opera trilogy with a cat-and-mouse romance between salvager Ada Lamarr, who’s after a big payday, and government agent Rian White, who’s hot on her tail.

Del Rey

Lady Macbeth by Ava Reid (Aug. 6, $28.99, ISBN 978-0-593-72256-5) fills in the backstory of the Shakespearean antiheroine, showing how she navigates her husband’s court with help from her secret powers.


Countess by Suzan Palumbo (Sept. 10, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77041-757-1). Virika Sameroo, lieutenant on an interstellar cargo vessel, is wrongly arrested for murder and vows revenge against the empire to which she once pledged her loyalty, in this sci-fi spin on The Count of Monte Cristo.


North Is the Night by Emily Rath (Jan. 21, $30, ISBN 978-1-64566-165-8) pulls from Finnish folklore to launch a fantasy duology about a woman who sets out to save her best friend from the underworld.


Bringer of Dust by J.M. Miro (Sept. 17, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83383-9). The second fantasy in the Talents trilogy takes readers to 1883 Sicily, where the sprawling, superpowered cast faces a new threat.


Memorials by Richard Chizmar (Oct. 22, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-6680-0919-2). In the latest horror novel from frequent Stephen
King collaborator Chizmar, college students documenting highway memorials on a road trip through Appalachia begin to think the deaths may be connected.

Grand Central

Awakened by A.E. Osworth (Jan. 21, $29, ISBN 978-1-5387-5769-7). When a powerful artificial intelligence threatens to take over the world, it’s up to a group of newly powerful trans witches—each with a different magical specialty—to save the day.

The Lantern of Lost Memories by Sanaka Hiiragi (Sept. 17, $28, ISBN 978-1-5387-5743-7). A photo studio serves as the gateway to the afterlife, allowing a motley assortment of recently deceased characters to view their favorite memories before moving on.

Graydon House

The Midnight Club by Margot Harrison (Sept. 24, $28, ISBN 978-1-5258-0988-0). At a campus reunion of an estranged group of college friends, a mysterious potion enables drinkers to relive the past, revealing the alumnis’ dark secrets. 50,000-copy announced first printing.

Hanover Square

Before We Forget Kindness by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (Nov. 12, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-335-91528-3) continues the gentle time travel saga that began with Before the Coffee Gets Cold, this time following four people who seek to let go of the past. 150,000-copy announced first printing.

Harper Voyager

The Nightward by R.S.A. Garcia (Oct. 15, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-06-334575-1) draws from Caribbean folklore to launch a genre-bending duology about a male bodyguard tasked with defending the magical nine-year-old princess of a matriarchal society.

Head of Zeus

Stay in the Light by A.M. Shine (Oct. 15, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-80454-793-9). In the sequel to The Watchers, series heroine Mina’s attempts to warn the authorities about the supernatural threat land her in a psychiatric hospital, where she must find a way to defend herself and all of humanity. 50,000-copy announced first printing.

Hell’s Hundred

Blood Like Mine by Stuart Neville (Aug. 6, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-64129-541-3) puts an FBI agent who specializes in catfishing sexual predators on a collision course with the mother-daughter serial killer duo systematically murdering his suspects.


Model Home by Rivers Solomon (Oct. 1, $28, ISBN 978-0-374-60713-5). Lambda Award winner Solomon takes on the haunted house trope as Black adult siblings are called back to their disconcerting family home in an otherwise
all-white neighborhood by the deaths of their parents.


Deep Dream: Science Fiction Exploring the Future of Art, edited by Indrapramit Das (Oct. 8, $22.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-262-54908-0). An all-star lineup of authors—including Cassandra Khaw and Bruce Sterling—imagine how technology will influence the production of art in the near and far future.


Deep Black by Miles Cameron (Sept. 10, $28, ISBN 978-1-3996-1503-7) follows Artifact Space with the story of a cargo spaceship used to trade with a bizarre extraterrestrial species that comes under attack from an unknown enemy.


We Came to Welcome You: A Novel of Suburban Horror by Vincent Tirado (Sept. 3, $28, ISBN 978-0-06-338318-0). Sol Reyes and Alice Song’s marriage falters when the women move into a gated community full of aggressively friendly neighbors. While Alice embraces their new home, Sol suspects something dark lurks beneath its surface.


Dearest by Jacquie Walters (Sept. 17, $29, ISBN 978-0-316-58029-8). After an overburdened new mother accepts parenting help from her own emotionally distant mom, whom she hasn’t spoken to in years, a series of uncanny occurrences make her question their relationship and her own sanity. 50,000-copy announced first printing.

New Directions

On the Calculation of Volume by Solvej Balle, trans. by Barbara J. Haveland (Nov. 19, $15.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8112-3725-3). A woman trapped in a time loop navigates loneliness, alienation, and her increasingly strained relationship with her husband in the first of Balle’s seven-volume work of science fiction.


The Night Guest by Hildur Knútsdóttir, trans. by Mary Robinette Kowal (Sept. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-32204-3). A sleepwalker searches for answers about her strange nocturnal behavior in this Reykjavík-set contemporary horror novel. 100,000-copy announced first printing.


The Gods Below by Andrea Stewart (Sept. 3, $30, ISBN 978-0-316-56489-2). The first book in a new trilogy introduces Hakara, a human woman determined to track down her vanished sister in a world where magic is derived from gemstones, and vicious gods vie for power.

Parliament House

Wildblood by A.J. Vrana (Oct. 29, $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-956136-77-7). Fairy tale monster Kai is contracted to hunt down a treasure for a local crime boss while his partner, paranormal investigator Miya, goes looking for a missing teenager. Could their separate searches be connected?

Primero Sueno

The Witches of El Paso by Luis Jaramillo (Oct. 8, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-6680-3321-0) traces the witchy legacy of one Mexican American family across three centuries.


Old Soul by Susan Barker (Jan. 28, $29, ISBN 978-0-593-71829-2). When grieving strangers Jake and Mariko meet at an airport, they discover that both their loved ones died after encounters with a strange and alluring woman. Attempting to track her down leads to a centuries’ old mystery. 75,000-copy announced first printing.


Wake Up and Open Your Eyes by Clay McLeod Chapman (Jan. 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68369-395-6). Viewers of far-right cable news shows become possessed by violent demons that spread their influence via television broadcast in McLeod’s latest social horror novel. 100,000-copy announced first printing.


The Black Hunger by Nicholas Pullen (Oct. 8, $18.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-316-57305-4). Presented as the last testament of John Sackville, Pullen’s debut horror novel recounts a doomed queer love affair that spans years and continents.

Red Tower

Bloodguard by Cecy Robson (Oct. 8, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-405-9) pairs battle-hardened gladiator Leith with elven princess Maeve in an enemies-to-lovers fantasy romance.


The Day and Night Books of Mardou Fox by Nisi Shawl (Sept. 10, $14.95 trade paper, ISBN 979-8-9866146-6-3). World Fantasy Award winner Shawl imagines the diary of a Black beat poet who travels between 1950s America and a portal fantasy world known as “over the fence.”


The Last Dragon of
the East
by Katrina Kwan (Oct. 8, $17.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-6680-5123-8). A man with the ability to see the red threads of fate that connect soulmates is tasked by the emperor with tracking down an ancient dragon—and in the process, discovers where his own thread leads.

Severn House

The Seventh Spell by Davis Bunn (Aug. 6, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4483-1329-7). On Earth’s first Martian colony, humans have access
to powerful alien magic, but when a dangerous, anti-Earth regime takes over, the Red Planet’s wizards come under attack.

St. Martin’s

A Song to Drown Rivers by Ann Liang (Oct. 1, $32, ISBN 978-1-250-28946-9). A woman famed for her beauty is recruited to undermine a rival kingdom by seducing its immortal ruler, setting her on a dangerous path of courtly intrigue and espionage.


Jamaica Ginger and Other Concoctions by Nalo Hopkinson (Oct. 29, $16.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-61696-426-9) collects new speculative shorts from the World Fantasy Award–
winning author, ranging from fantasy to far-future
science fiction and drawing from her Caribbean heritage.


Coup de Grâce by Sofia Ajram (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-80336-962-4). A man sets out to drown himself in Montreal’s Saint Lawrence River, but his plan is foiled when he finds himself trapped in a labyrinthine subway station with no apparent exit.


Blood of the Old Kings by Sung-Il Kim, trans. by Anton Hur (Oct. 8, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-250-89533-2), launches an epic fantasy series about an unlikely rebellion—helmed by a widow, a chained dragon, and a sorcerer-in-training—in a necromantic empire.


Psychopomp and Circumstance by Eden Royce (Jan. 21, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-250-33096-3). A sheltered Black woman in the Reconstruction era American South has bizarre hallucinations while arranging her estranged aunt’s funeral in this Southern gothic from an Ignyte Award winner. 75,000-copy announced first printing.

Union Square

Pay the Piper by George A. Romero and Daniel Kraus (Sept. 3, $18.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5089-9). Kraus completes an unfinished horror novel from the late Romero about a mysterious child abductor lurking in the swamps of Alligator Point, La.


Persephone by Kevin J. Anderson and Jeffrey Morris (Aug. 20, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-68057-622-1). Human colonists arrive on their new planet to find that the technology put in place to enable their habitation has been sabotaged. Together they must uncover who—or what—is working against them.

Word Horde

Drill by Scott R. Jones (Aug. 6, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-956252-09-5). The latest work of weird fiction from Jones pits a mail carrier with magical powers against the divine.

The summary for the book Blood of the Old Kings has been updated for accuracy.

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