There’s so much to look forward to in our speculative fiction future. Occupied with looking after their families and keeping up appearances, one group of women have to step up and fight when a charismatic stranger comes to town. A car plows through the crowd at a July 4th parade. ... escape into mystery thriller horror fiction. When SGJ talks, you shut up and listen. I read Tribes by Samuel Brook-Williams recently and it was both horrifying and beautiful. The shooting, justified by self-defence, shakes Odessa to her core and she is placed on desk leave pending a full investigation. Hudson has a rich, proud history and, it turns out, the real-state developers aren’t the only forces threatening its well-being: the spirits undergirding this once-thriving industrial town are enraged. But in the aftermath of this terror, it’s Maeve who possesses that killing touch. Holy crap. Her vampire novel, Certain Dark Things, hit me in just the right way back in 2016. paperback thrillers fiction. I consider The Cipher to be the best horror novel ever written. It’s a slasher about four dudes haunted by a mistake made during an elk hunt from their younger years. For one thing, I have a new novel coming out next year through Cemetery Dance, a violent mashup of Stranger Things and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre titled Touch the Night, which you can pre-order here. A naturalist is bringing a new species of bat back to London; two English gentlemen, on their separate tours of the continent, find a strange quixotic love for each other, and stumble into a calamity far worse than either has imagined; and the vestiges of something forgotten long ago is finally beginning to stir…, Type: NovelPublisher: Del ReyRelease Date: 08/04/2020. Anyone who has kept track of my previous articles on this website will not be surprised to hear I am a big Kathe Koja fan. Most of my fellow columnists here have been gushing about him for years, including myself. His novel, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, is described as “Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula.” Do you really need to know anything more than that? The Push | Ashley Audrain | Jan. 5. With Grady’s unique comedic timing and adoration of the horror genre, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires is a pure homage to his upbringing, the most famous horror book of all, and something we can all relate to – the joy of reading. Wealth comes with a price, and that price is usually horrific misery. Den of Geek says: The mixing of modern concerns (gentrification, commercialisation) with ancient spirits is an appealing concept for a novel which sounds like not a haunted house story, but a whole haunted city. What’s more, this safe haven is not what it appears—as Jane discovers when she sees familiar faces from Summerland amid this new society. At a cable news station, a surviving anchor keeps broadcasting, not knowing if anyone is watching, while his undead colleagues try to devour him. What are you looking forward to the most in 2020? The Best Horror Movies of 2020, Ranked by Tomatometer. Type: NovellaPublisher: Tor.comRelease date: 10/13/2020. The veneer of civilization is breaking down as people live in fear of everyone around them. But after the hell she has endured, she knows friends are hard to come by—and that Jane needs her too, whether Jane wants to admit it or not. Everywhere, people are targeted by both the living and the dead. I found it on amazon. The Only Good Indians follows a group of Blackfeet Native Americans who are paying the price for an incident during an Elk hunt a decade ago. You need to be reading her fiction. It has been some years since Jonathan and Mina Harker survived their ordeal in Transylvania and, vanquishing Count Dracula, returned to England to try and live ordinary lives. Den Of Geek says: The third novel in the Welcome To Night Vale series, which spun-off the wildly popular podcast of the same name promises more eerie, weird, wistful but wonderful musings delving into the enigmatic character of The Faceless Old Woman and exploring Night Vale’s history. She’s been an entertainment journalist for more than a decade previously working at DVD & Blu-ray…. Fortunately, these guys did their job at the highest level. The sequel finds Malorie and the two children years later – the kids are now teens who’ve never known a world other than the one behind the blindfold while Malorie still remembers the world before it went mad. Den of Geek says: You might be tempted in by the title alone (or indeed the cover art which is pleasingly cheeky) but this YA novel from author and horror nut Adam Cesare sounds like it should be also be a fun romp as a clown mascot goes nuts and starts offing the kids of a run down town. Funny, camp and gory, this is a quick read, a coming of age story with a b-movie feel that’s full of surprises. Reclaiming Archetypes in Witch Lit with Stephanie M. Wytovich. It’s now been finished by Kraus who collaborated on the books of The Shape Of Water with Guillermo del Toro – this an multi-threaded origin story charting the start of the dead walking the Earth from the man who created the modern zombie genre this is pretty essential reading. Painful, yes, but so very much worth it. Nico Bell | Jan. 11. Publisher’s summary: Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark returns with Ring Shout, a dark fantasy historical novella that gives a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan’s reign of terror. Den of Geek says: This is the first book in a new trilogy by M.R. Publisher’s summary: A woman wakes up, frightened and alone – with no idea where she is. After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler: Get out of town, stay alive, and head west to California to find her mother. Alma Katsu is an author who “Makes the supernatural seem possible” according to Publishers Weekly, and the weaving in of real people with this creepy sounding tale of a nurse who survives the Titanic only to meet another passenger who couldn’t possibly have made it out is highly appealing. What should have been a simple, joyous journey becomes a brutal trial. A spirit which wears the faces of the ones they love, tearing a path into their homes, their families and their most sacred moments of faith. Fiction Sci-Fi & Fantasy Mysteries & Thrillers Romance Classics ... New Releases This Week Last Week Last 2 Weeks Last 3 Weeks Last 4 Weeks Duration Under 1 Hour 1–3 Hours 3–6 Hours 6–10 Hours 10–20 Hours ... A Victorian Horror Story Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. Sam J. Miller grew up in Hudson, where the story is set so this is likely to be a personal piece – he’s won several awards for his writing so we’d expect good things. Den of Geek says: From the author of The Silence (which is basically A Quiet Place, published several years before A Quiet Place came out) comes another eco-horror which sees pollution and climate change force humanity to create locked off zones which are off-limits to people. But I will recommend you check out my interview with SGJ on my podcast, Ghoulish. But let’s not forget that movies aren’t the only place that you can find horror content! There’s a lot to love about Adam Cesare’s new novel, Clown in a Cornfield. Not like the rest of her town. Alone | Megan E. Freeman | Jan. 12. Because if what Kate Holland saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible. Type: AnthologyPublisher: Titan booksRelease date: 03/03/2020. Double holy crap. Director: Carlo … (We love this one so much, it’s also on our Top New YA Books of February 2020 list.). We have a WWII setting, we have witches, we have a secluded castle, we have “dangerous diabolic practices”! Find a huge variety of new & used New Release Horror books online including bestsellers & rare titles at the best prices. Paul Tremblay provided an early endorsement by describing it as a novel that “mixed Southern Gothic à la Flannery O’Connor, backwoods noir, and the mythic imagination of Clive Barker”, which...come on, that sounds like something every human being on this planet needs injected into them as soon as possible. But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary. Triple holy crap. But what they don’t know is that ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory shut down, Kettle Springs has cracked in half. Publisher’s summary: Adam Nevill’s The Ritual meets Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies in this atmospheric gothic literary horror. Fleeing into the mountains, struggling with her own grief and confusion, Maeve faces the dawning realization that she will never be able to touch another human being again. Type: NovellaPublisher: Tor.comRelease date: 09/01/2020. It might be a wise idea to do a sequel article in the summer of 2020, after more books have fallen across our radar. Type: NovelPublisher: GollanczRelease Date: 11/26/2020. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. In Night Train David Quantick takes his readers on a twisting, turning ride through his own brand of horror, both terrifying and darkly funny. Release date: March 6. It is the young man Mark. Told in a series of eerie flashbacks, the story of The Woman is revealed, as she guides, haunts and sabotages an unfortunate Night Vale resident named Craig. This is an eco-horror/sci-fi which sounds like Tim Lebbon’s Eden in reverse – in Carey’s book it’s everything outside a small village that’s a threat – and both books are aimed at fans of Jeff Vandermeer’s Southern Reach trilogy. Stories to shock and stories of warning, stories of monsters and stories of magic. We Hear Voices is a gripping near-future horror novel that tests the fragility of family and the terrifying gray area between fear and love. Plagued by the demons of her doomed first and near fatal journey across the Atlantic, Annie comes across an unconscious soldier she recognises while doing her rounds. Publisher’s Summary: From the critically acclaimed author of Hekla’s Children comes a dark and haunting tale of an ancient cult wreaking bloody havoc on the modern world. But when three strangers take the allotment next to hers, Dennie starts to notice strange things. He believes the first rule of survival is that you don’t venture too far beyond the walls. Type: NovelPublisher: Del Rey/OrionRelease date: July 21. Below, unofficially, is a quick pitch from Jeremy Robert Johnson himself: Unofficially it's a mutant merger of 80's King/Crichton/Cronenberg with a hint of Junji Ito. A British tale mixing black magic and horror, godfathered by Jock, one of the new masters of comic book suspense. Ronan reconnects with two friends from high school: Dom, his first love, and Dom’s wife, Attalah. These are the upcoming 2020 speculative fiction book releases I'm most hoping to read in the coming year. Most small presses aren’t going to have every title prepared for pre-order at this point. All the New Horror and Genre-Bending Books Arriving in January! Despite the ever present rumble of cement mixers and diggers, Cold Hill Park appears to be the ideal place to live. Deftly pitting Dracula against a seemingly prim and proper group of moms, Hendrix delivers his most complex, chilling, and exhilarating novel yet. A modern-day druid commits a series of ghastly murders in an attempt to unleash the awesome power of the ancient gods of Great Britain. Same goes for his recent story collection, Growing Things. Den of Geek says: This is the book that zombie king George A Romero left unfinished when he passed away in 2017. Her new co-workers seem less than thrilled. Now suspended in an eerie, unsettling twilight zone during the four days of the liner’s illustrious maiden voyage, a number of the passengers – including millionaires Madeleine Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim, the maid Annie Hebbley and Mark Fletcher – are convinced that something sinister is going on . Author Silvia Moreno-Garcia (“Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination”) collects the Horror prize for 2020 with a pitch-perfect Gothic horror story in the old-school mode, but with contemporary perspectives on race and colonialism. Den Of Geek says: The latest from British horror legend is a mystical tale of the occult which hints at the monstrous. Upstate New York, 1982. Find a huge variety of new & used New Release Hardcover Fantasy Dark Horror books online including bestsellers & rare titles at the best prices. Another short-story collection, Aletheia author J.S. Publisher’s Summary: Patrick Torrington’s aunt Thelma was a successful artist whose late work turned to- wards the occult. Den of Geek says: The latest from horror veteran Christopher Golden sounds like a twist take on a superhero origin story: a bioweapon causes people to develop a condition where anyone they touch drops dead in moments. The title was the first thing to spark my interest on this book. Den of Geek says: If anyone’s going to make a book about Bigfoots (Bigfeet?) It’s written by Fink and Cranor, the creators of the podcast, and has already garnered widespread acclaim. Underwater - January 10 Underwater released on January 10 and resonated with audiences much in the same way that Scott's Alien did years ago. A sprawling and evocative novel with plenty of ikky bits. Bentley Little’s fiction is weird as shit. I doubt I need to rehash any specific details. New Sci-Fi, Horror and Thriller VOD Movie Releases in August 2020 Reviews Catch up here with the latest crop of genre movie releases to arrive in the past month. Del Toro is a master of world building and Hogan is a well respected literary voice so this should be a corker. Type: NovelPublisher: Titan Books/Ace BerkeleyRelease date: 09/08/2020, Den of Geek says: A very dark coming of age tale from Christina Henry whose novels Alice and Lost Boys were reimagining of classic tales. This is Cesare’s first foray into YA, though he has a rich background in genre. The Ghost Tree is a standalone story which sees a teenage girl become her own hero in the face of terrible circumstances. Type: NovelPublisher: Quirk BooksRelease Date: 11/10/2020. I sure love a new reading year! But as Maeve searches for a hiding place, hunted and growing sicker by the moment, she begins to hear an insidious voice in her head, and the yearning, the need… the hunger to touch another human being continues to grow. I get the sneaking suspicion we might be dealing with some cool spooky ghosts. Publisher’s summary: In a time when Earth’s rising oceans contain enormous islands of refuse, the Amazon rainforest is all-but destroyed, and countless species edge towards extinction, the Virgin Zones were established in an attempt to combat the change. Now nearly teenagers, survival is no longer enough. Den Of Geek says: some of our favourite horror writers assemble for this collection of stories surrounding the concept of the curse. Thumbnail: RLJE Films/Everett Collection.) Type: NovelPublisher: Titan BooksRelease Date: 09/22/2020. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt. Keep track of all the new SFF releases here.You can also find a list of other horror … Jeremy Robert Johnson is one of the coolest goddamn horror writers I’ve ever discovered. Publisher’s summary: Stranger Things meets World War Z in this heart-racing conspiracy thriller as a lonely young woman teams up with a group of fellow outcasts to survive the night in a town overcome by a science experiment gone wrong. His last collection, Entropy in Bloom, ruled, and I’ve been hungry for his next release ever since. The Boatman’s Daughter is a gorgeous, horrifying novel, a journey into the dark corners of human nature, drawing our worst fears and temptations out into the light. Should appeal to fans of Bird Box and Annihilation. Head below for the full list of horror and genre-bending titles heading your way in December! And that if nobody else stands for the missing, she will. Den of Geek says: This is the sequel to Bird Box, the brilliant horror-thriller which spawned a not-that-great Netflix movie that was nonetheless extraordinarily successful. Eden is a triumphant return to the genre by one of horror’s most exciting contemporary voices, as Tim Lebbon offers up a page-turning and adrenaline-fuelled race through the deadly world of Eden, poignantly balanced with observations on humanity’s relationship with nature, and each other. Publisher’s summary: The award-winning author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post makes her adult debut with this highly imaginative and original horror-comedy centered around a cursed New England boarding school for girls—a wickedly whimsical celebration of the art of storytelling, sapphic love, and the rebellious female spirit. Ummm yeah, JRJ, I’m gonna need The Loop much sooner than “the second half of 2020,” thank you very much. The sleepy upstate town was no place for a restless gay photographer. Type: Sequel NovelPublisher: Gallery/SagaRelease date: 10/6/2020. Stumbling through a door, she realizes she is in a train carriage. But that’s not all he told me, folks. With friends and neighbors getting evicted en masse and a mayoral election coming up, Ronan and Attalah craft a plan to rattle the newcomers and expose their true motives. It’s gorgeously written, very moving and a little bit disturbing during a pandemic. 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