October’s publishing schedule definitely has hints of Halloween to it with a few Christmas titles sneaking their way in. Some even manage to combine horror and festivies! There are still a few non-seasonal books coming out, and plenty I’d want to read if I could magically read 10x the books I usually manage. On my pre-order list are The Reformatory, Starling House, Saga and Hazardous Spirits.

As always, dates mostly refer to UK print editions, and so books may already be out in different formats or territories. Links go to Goodreads.


Up in Flames by Hailey Alcaraz (Viking)

A Haunting on the Hill by Elizabeth Hand (Sphere)

Bloom by Delilah S. Dawson (Titan Books)

Out There Screaming edited by Jordan Peele (Picador)

A Day in the Life of Abed Salama by Nathan Thrall (Allen Lane)

After The Forest by Kell Woods (Titan Books)


The Kamogawa Food Detectives by Hisashi Kashiwai (Mantle)

The Owl by Stephen Moss (Square Peg)

Vet at the End of the Earth by Jonathan Hollins (Duckworth)

Under Ground by E. S. Thomson (Constable)

She’s A Killer by Kirsten McDougall (Gallic Books)


The Defector by Chris Hadfield (Quercus)

Edenville by Sam Rebelein (Titan Books)

A Light Most Hateful by Hailey Piper (Titan Books)

The Waking of Angantyr by Marie Brennan (Titan Books)

Blight by Tom Carlisle (Titan Books)


Saga Volume 11 by Brian K Vaughan + Fiona Staples (Image Comics)


One Christmas Morning by Rachel Greenlaw (HQ)

A Fire Born of Exile by Aliette de Bodard  (Gollancz)

The Hurricane Wars by Thea Guanzon (HarperVoyager)

A Midwinter’s Tail by Lili Hayward (Sphere)

The Goodbye Cat by Hiro Arikawa (Doubleday)

Hazardous Spirits by Anbara Salam (Baskerville)

A Haunting in the Arctic by C.J. Cooke (HarperCollins)

Midnight is the Darkest Hour by Ashley Winstead (Head of Zeus)

You Better Watch Out by Sarah Naughton (Scholastic)

Totally Deceased by Sue H. Cunningham (Scholastic)

Mrs Sidhu’s Dead and Scone by Suk Pannu (HarperCollins)

Nature Tales for Winter Nights edited by Nancy Campbell (Elliott & Thompson)


The Haunting of Alejandra by V. Castro (Titan)

Under the Smoke-Strewn Sky by A Deborah Baker (Tor)

Thin Air by Kellie M. Parker (Razorbill)

The Unmaking of June Farrow by Adrienne Young (Quercus)


These Burning Stars by Bethany Jacobs (Orbit)

A Bollywood State of Mind by Sunny Singh (Footnote Press)


Here Lies Olive by Kate Anderson (Flux)

Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward (Bloomsbury)

Christmas and Other Horrors edited by Ellen Datlow (Titan Books)


Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop by Hwang Bo-reum (Bloomsbury)

The Twelve Days of Murder by Andreina Cordani (Zaffre)

White Holes by Carlo Rovelli (Allen Lane)

This Plague of Souls by Mike McCormack (Canongate)


A Season of Monstrous Conceptions by Lina Rather (Tor)

Starling House by Alix E. Harrow  (Tor)

People to Follow by Olivia Worley  (St Martin’s Press)

The Dead Take the A-Train by Richard Kadrey + Cassandra Khaw (Titan Books)

The Reformatory by Tananarive Due (Titan Books)