12/2020 Books


Here is The Qwillery's list of novels, etc. being published in December 2020. If there is something that we've missed, please leave a comment below. Any genre mistakes are ours. Leave a comment below if you feel that the genre is wrong. Also note that this list is always under revision. Publication dates change. We try to keep this as accurate as possible. Please note that we use the publisher's publication date in the US. Check The View From Monday each week for each week's updated release list.


 
 
 
Debut novels are highlighted in blue. Novels, etc. by formerly featured DAC Authors are highlighted in green.

December 1, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Road to Woop Woop and Other Stories Eugen Bacon SF/SS
Black Moon: Graphic Speculative Flash Fiction Eugen Bacon SpecFic
A Burning Sea Theodore Brun HistF - Wanderer Chronicles  3
King of the Rising Kacen Callender HistF/F - Islands of Blood and Storm 2
Star Trek: The Artistry of Dan Curry Dan Curry
Ben Robinson
SF/PerfArts
Stargods Ian Douglas SF - Star Carrier 9
Dark Guardian (ri)
Christine Feehan PNR - Carpathian 9
Heart of Black Ice: Sister of Darkness (h2mm)
Terry Goodkind F - Nicci Chronicles 4
We Hear Voices Evie Green H/SupTh/Sus
The Founder Effect Robert E. Hampson (Ed)
Sandra L Medlock (Ed)
SF/Anthology
Hollow Empire Sam Hawke F - The Poison Wars 2
Jolene Mercedes Lackey HistF/Gaslamp - Elemental Masters 15
Trader's Leap Sharon Lee
Steve Miller
SF/SO - Liaden Universe 23
Songs of Love and Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love (ri)
George R. R. Martin (Ed)
Gardner Dozois (Ed)
F/Anthology
Lost in Transmission Wil McCarthy SF/HSF
The Blade Between Sam J. Miller H
The Revisionaries (h2tp)
A. R. Moxon F/MR
Bone Chase Weston Ochse SupTh
Net Force: Attack Protocol Jerome Preisler Th/TechTh - Net Force
Poison River: Legend of the Five Rings: A Daidoji Shin Mystery Josh Reynolds MTI - Legend of the Five Rings
Of Blood and Bone (tp2mm)
Nora Roberts P/PNR/SupTh/SF/AP/PA/Dys - Chronicles of The One 2
After The War: The Tales of Catt & Fisher Justina Robson (Ed)
F/Anthology
Factoring Humanity (ri)
Robert J. Sawyer SF/HSF
The 18th Race David Sherman
Keith R a DeCandido
SF - The 18th Race
Now Will Machines Hollow the Beast (e)
Benjanun Sriduangkaew SF - Machine Mandate Book 2
Martha Moody Susan Stinson LF/HistF
Agaat Marlene Van Niekerk
Michiel Heyns (Tr)
LF
Dead Astronauts (h2tp)
Jeff VanderMeer LF/F/Dys
Ambergris: City of Saints and Madmen; Shriek: An Afterword; Finch Jeff VanderMeer SF/P/Cr
A Warm Heart in Winter: A Caldwell Christmas J.R. Ward PNR - The Black Dagger Brotherhood World
The Last Hurrah Robert E. Waters MTI
The Last Lies of Ardor Benn Tyler Whitesides F - Kingdom of Grit 3



December 2, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Hammer and Tongs and a Rusty Nail: A Tor.com Original (e) Ian Tregillis SF/SH - Wild Cards



December 3, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Horsemen's War Steve McHugh UF/CF/DF - Rebellion Chronicles 3



December 4, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Return To The Center Of The Earth (Ke)
Greig Beck SF



December 8, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Apex: World of Dinosaurs Anthology (e)
Alana Joli Abbott (Ed)
F/Anthology
Lone Wolves Dan Abnett SF - Warhammer 40,000
Ivory's Story Eugen Bacon Th/F
The Roach Rhett C. Bruno SF/Th
The Cinematic Art of Overwatch Matt Burns SF/Art
Helsreach Aaron Dembski-Bowden SF - Warhammer 40,000
D: A Tale of Two Worlds
Michel Faber CF/MR/LF
Peach Blossom Paradise Ge Fei
Canaan Morse (Tr)
Pol/Dys/Hist
Crosshairs Catherine Hernandez Dys
Sexton Blake's Allies Mark Hodder (Ed)
Cr - The Sexton Blake Library 3
Now Before the Dark Sam Hooker F/HU - Terribly Serious Darkness
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2020 Edition Rich Horton (Ed) SF/Anthology
The Light of All That Falls (h2tp)
James Islington F - Licanius Trilogy 3
Zed (h2tp)
Joanna Kavenna Satire/LF/Dys
The Stand Stephen King MTI/Sus/H/SF/AP/PA
Orders of Battle Marko Kloos SF/SO/AC - Frontlines 7
Wizard of the Pigeons: The 35th Anniversary Illustrated Edition Megan Lindholm
Robin Hobb
F/UF/CF
Betrayal in Time (h2tp)
Julie McElwain M/TT - Kendra Donovan Mystery 4
Memoria Kristyn Merbeth SF/SO/AC/SE - Nova Vita Protocol 2
The Philosopher's War (h2tp)
Tom Miller HistF - The Philosophers 2
Prophecy's End Richard Phillips F - Endarian Prophecy 6
The Seep (h2tp) Chana Porter LGBT/AB/SF/AP/PA
Exo-Hunter Jeremy Robinson AC/SF
Anyone (h2tp)
Charles Soule SF
Armor (ri)
John Steakley SF/HSF
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain Nghi Vo F/HistF - The Singing Hills Cycle 2
Fleet Elements Walter Jon Williams SF - A Novel of the Praxis 2



December 15, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Düngeonmeister: 75 Epic RPG Cocktail Recipes to Shake Up Your Campaign Jef Aldrich
Jon Taylor
Cooking - The Ultimate RPG Guide
Lockdown Tales Neal Asher HSF/CyP/SF
Forward the Foundation (ri)
Isaac Asimov SF/HSF - Foundation 7
Prelude to Foundation (ri)
Isaac Asimov SF/HSF - Foundation 6
The Garden of Promises and Lies Paula Brackston Hist/HistF - Found Things 3
Secrets of the Chocolate House (h2tp)
Paula Brackston Hist/HistF - Found Things 2
The City of a Thousand Faces Walker Dryden HistF/PolTh
The Part About the Dragon Was Mostly True
Sean Gibson F/HU
Cyborgs, Sexuality, and the Undead: The Body in Mexican and Brazilian Speculative Fiction M. Elizabeth Ginway LC/SF
The Cleaners (Ke) Ken Liu SF - Faraway Collection 4
Doctor Who: The Monster Vault Jonathan Morris
Penny CS Andrews
SF/TT/MTI
Munchausen and Clarissa: A Berlin Novel Paul Scheerbart
Christina Svendsen (Tr)
LF/HistF
River of Blue Fire (ri)
Tad Williams SF/CyP/HSF - Otherland 2



December 25, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Ordeal of the Haunted Room (e) Jodi Taylor TT/SF/HistF



December 29, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Patternmaster (ri)
Octavia E. Butler SF/AP/PA/GenEng/DF - Patternist 4
Frozen Orbit Patrick Chiles SF
The Dark Archive Genevieve Cogman SF/TT/HistF/F - Invisible Library 7
The Stormbringer Isabel Cooper PNR/RF - Stormbringer 1
Council of Fire (h2mm)
Eric Flint
Walter H. Hunt
HistF - Arcane America 2
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances (ri)
Neil Gaiman SS
Gears of War: Ascendance (tp2mm)
James M. Hough MTI/SF
The House in the Cerulean Sea (h2tp)
TJ Klune CF/HU
Colonyside Michael Mammay SF - Planetside 3
The Mage-Fire War (h2mm)
L. E. Modesitt Jr. F - Recluce 21
Give Way to Night Cass Morris HistF/DF - Aven Cycle 2
The Latham-Fielding Liaison Jon Padgett
Matthew M. Bartlett
H
Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork Rose Pressey PCM - A Haunted Craft Fair Mystery 3
Gunpowder & Embers John Ringo
Kacey Ezell
Christopher L. Smith
SF/AP/PA - Last Judgment's Fire
Bait and Witch Angela M. Sanders PCM - Josie Way 1
The Apollo Deception (h2tp)
Mitch Silver SF/Th
Lord of Secrets (ri)
Breanna Teintze F/RF - Empty Gods 1
The Stars Now Unclaimed (tp2mm)
Drew Williams SF/SO/HU - The Universe After 1



December 31, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Best of Michael Marshall Smith Michael Marshall Smith H



D - Debut
e - eBook
Ed - Editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
Ke - Kindle eBook
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback
Tr - Translator



AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
BHU - Black Humor
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CM - Crime & Mystery
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GothicR - Gothic Romance
GW&CC - Global Warming and Climate Change
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HistR - Historical Romance
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
Med - Medical
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
MU - Mash-Up
NF - Near Future
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PF - Paranormal Fantasy
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
PP - Police Porcedural
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
RF - Romantic Fantasy
ScF - Science Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SFTh - Science Fiction Thriller
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SS - Short Stories
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
VM - Visionary and Metaphysical
WS - Women Sleuths

Note: Not all genres and formats are found in the books, etc. listed above.

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