05/2021 Books

Here is The Qwillery's list of novels, etc. being published in May 2021. 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.

May 1, 2021
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Yesterday's Tomorrows: The Story of Science Fiction in 100 Books Mike Ashley SF/LC
We, The Wanted Matthew Schultz
Jordan Lepore
Native American/Gothic/CulH



May 4, 2021
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Illustrated Edition Douglas Adams SF/HU - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 1
Cursed Luck Kelley Armstrong RF - Cursed Luck 1
The Vanished Seas (tp2mm)
Catherine Asaro SF/SO - Major Bhaajan 3
Providence (h2tp)
Max Barry SF/Th/Dys
Bottle Demon Stephen Blackmoore UF/DF/CF - Eric Carter 6
Penric's Travels (h2tp)
Lois McMaster Bujold F
Immunity Index Sue Burke SF/AP/PA/HSF/GenEng
Master Artificer
Justin Travis Call F - Silent Gods 2
The Godel Operation James L. Cambias SF
May Day Emma Coleman H
The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait Cleo Coyle PCM - Haunted Bookshop Mystery 7
Second Place Rachel Cusk LF/HistF
1637: The Peacock Throne Eric Flint
Griffin Barber
SF/TT - Ring of Fire 31
Unreconciled (h2mm)
W. Michael Gear SF/HSF/SO - Donovan 4
The Shadow of the Gods John Gwynne F - The Bloodsworn Trilogy 1
My Name Is Monster Katie Hale LF/Dys/Feminist
Orfeia Joanne M. Harris FairyT/FolkT/LM/F/FR
The Shadow in the Glass JJA Harwood HistF/DF/Gaslamp/FairyT/FolkT/LM/Hist
In Ghostly Japan: Japanese Legends of Ghosts, Yokai, Yurei and Other Oddities Lafcadio Hearn FairyT/FolkT/LM
Walk Among Us: Compiled Edition Cassandra Khaw
Genevieve Gornichec
Caitlin Starling
H - Vampire: The Masquerade
Firebreak (D - Adult) Nicole Kornher-Stace SF/AP/PA
Elsa Bloodstone: Bequest Cath Lauria MTI - Marvel Heroines
Make Shift: Dispatches from the Post-Pandemic Future Gideon Lichfield (Ed)
SF/AP/PA/Anthology - Twelve Tomorrows
Firefly - The Ghost Machine (h2tp)
James Lovegrove MTI/SF
Blue Ticket Sophie Mackintosh Dys/FL/Women
The Reincarnationist Papers (ri) D. Eric Maikranz MTI/Fiction
Utopia Avenue (h2tp)
David Mitchell LF/SF/Dys
Shadowed Steel Chloe Neill P/PNR - An Heirs of Chicagoland Novel 3
A Deadly Education Naomi Novik F/CF/CoA - Scholomance 1
Driving the Deep (h2mm)
Suzanne Palmer SF/SO/AC - The Finder Chronicles 2
Mamelukes (h2mm)
Jerry Pournelle
David Weber Phillip Pournelle
SF
Ariadne (D)
Jennifer Saint LF/FairyT/FolkT/LM/Women
Sorrowland Rivers Solomon African American & Black/Gothic/SF/LGBTQ+
By Force Alone (h2tp)
Lavie Tidhar F/Arthurian
The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng K. S. Villoso F - Chronicles of the Wolf Queen 3
Project Hail Mary Andy Weir SF/HSF/Sus
Freehold: Defiance Michael Z. Williamson (Ed)
SF - Anthology



May 5, 2021
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Lost World: A Professor Challenger Adventure Sir Arthur Conan SF - Wordfire Classics



May 6, 2021
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Monsters in the Garden: An Anthology of Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction and Fantasy Elizabeth Knox (Ed)
David Larsen (Ed)
SF/F - Anthology



May 11, 2021
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Angel of the Crows (h2tp)
Katherine Addison HistF/AH
MEG: Hell's Aquarium (e)(ri) Steve Alten SupTh/SF - Meg 4
You Let Me In (h2tp)
Camilla Bruce Th/PsyTh/Gothic
Midnight at the Well of Souls Jack L. Chalker SF/SE/AC - CAEZIK Notables
Black Water Sister Zen Cho CF/Asian American
A Master of Djinn (D) P. Djèlí Clark HistF/SP - Dead Djinn Universe 1
Last One At The Party (D)
Bethany Clift Dys/SF/AP/PA/Feminist/Women
Roger Zelazny F. Brett Cox Modern Masters of LC/SF/F - Science Fiction
The Tyrant Baru Cormorant (h2tp)
Seth Dickinson F - The Masquerade 3
A Special Place for Women Laura Hankin Occ/Sup/Women/HU
The Taker (ri)
Alma Katsu F - The Taker Trilogy 1
The House of Always Jenn Lyons F - Chorus of Dragons 4
Angel of the Overpass Seanan McGuire P/UF/F - Ghost Roads 3
Within Without
Jeff Noon M/SF/VisM - A Nyquist Mystery 4
Son of the Storm Suyi Davies Okungbowa F/African American & Black - Nameless Republic1
Alien Stories E.C. Osondu SS/LF/Satire/SF/SC/CulH/African American & Black - American Reader Series 36
The Rock Eaters: Stories Brenda Peynado SS/LF/Hispanic & Latino
We Are Satellites Sarah Pinsker SF/AP/PA/LF
Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus Mary Shelley SF - Flame Tree Collector's Editions
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde & Other Tales Robert Louis Stevenson H - Flame Tree Collector's Editions
Dracula, A Mystery Story Bram Stoker H/Sup/Occ - Flame Tree Collector's Editions
Solo Viola: A Post-Exotic Novel Antoine Volodine Lia Swope Mitchell (Tr)
Dys - Univocal
The War of the Worlds & Other Tales H.G. Wells SF - Flame Tree Collector's Editions
Warriors and Warlords Various SF - Warhammer 40,000 Anthology



May 12, 2021
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Far Side of the Universe: A Tor.com Original (e) noc
Michelle Deeter (Tr)
SF
Exiles of Tabat Cat Rambo F - Tabat Quartet 3



May 18, 2021
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Doctor Who: At Childhood's End (h2tp)
Sophie Aldred SF - Doctor Who
Day Zero C. Robert Cargill SF/AP/PA
The Betrayals Bridget Collins MR
The Album of Dr. Moreau Daryl Gregory SF/GenEng/M
The Broken God Gareth Hanrahan F - Black Iron Legacy 3
Patchwork Elle E. Ire SF/CyP - Storm Fronts 2
Malorie (h2tp)
Josh Malerman Sus/H/SF/AP/PA - Bird Box 2
Goblin: A Novel in Six Novellas Josh Malerman Sus/SupTh/H
Star Trek: Discovery: Wonderlands Una McCormack SF - Star Trek: Discovery 7
Little Bones N V Peacock TH/Cr/Occ/Sup/H
Dead Souls Sam Riviere MR/VisM/Epistolary
Barnabas, Quentin and the Mummy's Curse (ri)
Marylin Ross H - Dark Shadows the Complete Paperback Library Reprint Book 16
Barnabas Collins and the Gypsy Witch (ri)
Marylin Ross H - Dark Shadows the Complete Paperback Library Reprint Book 15
Catherine House (h2tp)
Elisabeth Thomas LF
Screams from the Void Anne Tibbets SF/AC - Fiction Without Frontiers
A Man Lies Dreaming (ri)
Lavie Tidhar HistTh/AH
The Lunacy Commission Lavie Tidhar SS/AH
Warrior's Ransom Jeff Wheeler F - First Argentines 2
Madam (D)
Phoebe Wynne Women/Gothic/Feminist



May 19, 2021
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Lay of Lilyfinger: A Tor.com Original (e) G. V. Anderson F



May 25, 2021
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
MEG: Generations (tp2mm)
Steve Alten SupTh/SF - Meg 6
From Blood and Ash Jennifer L. Armentrout FR/PNR - Blood and Ash 1
The Damnation Game (ri)
Clive Barker H/SupTh/Sus
Power Challenges Ben Bova Power 5
The Unwilling Kelly Braffet F/HistF
The Uplift War (e)(ri) David Brin SF - Uplift Saga 3
Heaven's Reach (e)(ri) David Brin SF - Uplift Saga 6
Infinity's Shore (e)(ri) David Brin SF - Uplift Saga 5
Brightness Reef (e)(ri)
David Brin SF - Uplift Saga 4
Startide Rising (e)(ri) David Brin SF - Uplift Saga 2
The Uplift Storm Trilogy: Brightness Reef, Infinity's Shore, Heaven's Reach (e)(ri) David Brin SF - The Uplift Saga
The Last Druid (h2mm)
Terry Brooks F - Fall of Shannara 4
The Blacktongue Thief Christopher Buehlman F/H/HU - Blacktongue 1
Scorpion Christian Cantrell SF/TT/TechTh
Reset (D)
Sarina Dahlan SF
New Welsh Reader 126: Speculative Fiction from Wales (e) Jo Dahn
Gee Williams
SpecFic - Anthology
Chance of a Lifetime Jude Deveraux
Tara Sheets
Women/TT/MR/HistR - Providence Falls 1
The Apocalypse Seven Gene Doucette SF/AP/PA
Claws on the Plain James Dunbar F - Kings of War
How to Mars David Ebenbach SF/AC/MHU
Revelations
Nigel Foster SF/AC/SO - Netherspace 3
1636: The Atlantic Encounter (h2mm)
Eric Flint
Walter H. Hunt
SF/TT - Ring of Fire 25
Richards & Klein Guy Haley SF/CyP/PI
Honeycomb Joanne M. Harris DF
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires (h2tp)
Grady Hendrix H/SupTh/Southern
Chaos Queen - Dawnrise Christopher Husberg DF/F - Chaos Queen 5
The Lights of Prague (D)
Nicole Jarvis F/Gaslamp/HistF/FR
The Promised Queen Jeffe Kennedy FR - Forgotten Empires 3
On the Origin of Species and Other Stories Bo-Young Kim
Sora Kim-Russell (Tr)
SF - Collection
The House of Styx Derek Künsken SF - Venus Ascendant 1
Déjà Doomed Edward M. Lerner SF/HSF/AC
A Murder in Time (ri)
Julie McElwain Women/HistM - Kendra Donovan Mystery
Shakespeare for Squirrels (h2tp)
Christopher Moore F/HU
Witness X SE Moorhead SF/Cr
The Legacy of Heorot Larry Niven
Jerry Pournelle
Steven Barnes
SF - Heorot Series 1
See Something
Carol J Perry PCM - A Witch City Mystery 11
The Lost Future of Pepperharrow (h2tp)
Natasha Pulley HistF/Gay/MR/Hist
The Kingdoms Natasha Pulley F/AH/HistF/MR
Burn-In (h2tp)
P. W. Singer
August Cole
TechTh - A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution
Anna (D)
Sammy H.K. Smith Women/Dys
Battle Luna (h2tp)
Travis S. Taylor
Timothy Zahn et al.

The Chalk Man (ri)
C. J. Tudor PsyTh/Sus/H
Hard Reboot Django Wexler SF/SE
A Chain Across the Dawn (ri)
Drew Williams SF/SO/HU - The Universe After 2
Version Zero David Yoon TechTh/Sus/SF



May 31, 2021
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Cretaceous Past Cixin Liu SF




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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