Check Out the Cover Art for’s Spring and Summer Titles

We’ve been busy this week revealing the covers for Publishing’s spring and summer line-up, with a little help from the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog and SF Signal. It’s an exciting season for us—we’ve got something for everyone, from cyberpunk to high fantasy, and everything in between! We’re also excited to publish our first novel with Malka Older, plus new series additions from Matt Wallace, Tim Lebbon, and Andy Remic.

Check out all the covers below!

All of these titles will be available worldwide in ebook, audiobook, and trade paperback.


The Jewel and Her Lapidary

Written by Fran Wilde
Illustrated by Tommy Arnold
Designed by Christine Foltzer
Available May 3rd
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From the catalog copy:

The kingdom in the Valley has long sheltered under the protection of its Jewels and Lapidaries, the people bound to singing gemstones with the power to reshape hills, move rivers, and warp minds. That power has kept the peace and tranquility, and the kingdom has flourished.

Jewel Lin and her Lapidary Sima may be the last to enjoy that peace.

The Jeweled Court has been betrayed. As screaming raiders sweep down from the mountains, and Lapidary servants shatter under the pressure, the last princess of the Valley will have to summon up a strength she’s never known. If she can assume her royal dignity, and if Sima can master the most dangerous gemstone in the land, they may be able to survive.


A Whisper of Southern Lights

Written by Tim Lebbon
Illustrated by Gene Mollica
Designed by Christine Foltzer
Available May 10th
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From the catalog copy:

Death and destruction follow the demon wherever he treads, and Gabriel is rarely far behind, waiting for his chance to extinguish the creature known as Temple once and for all.

But in Singapore during the Second World War, a lone soldier in possession of a shattering secret gets caught up in their battle. The knowledge he holds could change the course of their ancient conflict… and the fate of the world.

A Whisper of Southern Lights is a standalone tale in the Assassins series by Tim Lebbon.



Written by S.B. Divya
Illustrated by Juan Pablo Roldan
Designed by Christine Foltzer
Available May 17th
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From the catalog copy:

The Minerva Sierra Challenge is a grueling spectacle, the cyborg’s Tour de France. Rich thrill-seekers with corporate sponsorships, extensive support teams, and top-of-the-line exoskeletal and internal augmentations pit themselves against the elements in a day-long race across the Sierra Nevada.

Marmeg Guinto doesn’t have funding, and she doesn’t have support. She cobbled her gear together from parts she found in rich people’s dumpsters and spent the money her mother wanted her to use for nursing school to enter the race. But the race is the only chance she has at a better life for herself and her younger brothers, and she’s ready to risk it all.



Written by Malka Older
Designed by Will Staehle
Available June 7th
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From the catalog copy:

It’s been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global microdemocracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything’s on the line.

With power comes corruption. For Ken, this is his chance to do right by the idealistic Policy1st party and get a steady job in the big leagues. For Domaine, the election represents another staging ground in his ongoing struggle against the pax democratica. For Mishima, a dangerous Information operative, the whole situation is a puzzle: how do you keep the wheels running on the biggest political experiment of all time, when so many have so much to gain?


Return of Souls

Written by Andy Remic
Illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love
Designed by Christine Foltzer
Available June 14th
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Return of Souls cover art Publishing

From the catalog copy:

If war is hell, there is no word to describe what Private Jones has been through. Forced into a conflict with an unknowable enemy, he awakes to find himself in a strange land, and is soon joined by young woman, Morana, who tends to his wounds and tells him of the battles played out in this impossible place.

She tells him of an Iron Beast that will end the Great War, and even as he vows to help her find it, enemy combatants seek them, intent on their utter annihilation.

Return of Souls is the second volume of the trilogy Andy Remic began with A Song for No Man’s Land.


Pride’s Spell

Written by Matt Wallace
Designed by Peter Lutjen
Cover photo © Getty Images
Available June 21st
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Pride's Spell Matt Wallace Sin du Jour Publishing

From the catalog copy:

The team at Sin du Jour—New York’s exclusive caterers-to-the-damned—find themselves up against their toughest challenge, yet when they’re lured out west to prepare a feast in the most forbidding place in America: Hollywood, where false gods rule supreme.

Meanwhile, back at home, Ritter is attacked at home by the strangest hit-squad the world has ever seen, and the team must pull out all the stops if they’re to prevent themselves from being offered up as the main course in a feast they normally provide.

Starring: The Prince of Lies, Lena Tarr, Darren Vargas. With Byron Luck. Introducing: the Easter Bunny.


The Ghoul King

Written by Guy Haley
Illustrated by Chris McGrath
Designed by Christine Foltzer
Available July 12th
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The Ghoul King cover art Publishing

From the catalog copy:

The Knight, Quinn, is down on his luck, and he travels to the very edge of the civilized world—whatever that means, any more—to restock his small but essential inventory.

After fighting a series of gladiatorial bouts against the dead, he finds himself in the employ of a woman on a quest to find the secret to repairing her semi-functional robot.

But the technological secret it guards may be one truth too many…



Written by Melissa F. Olson
Designed by FORT
Cover photo © Getty Images
Available July 19th
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Nightshades Publishing cover art

From the catalog copy:

Alex McKenna is the new Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago office of the Bureau of Paranormal Investigations—the division tasked with investigating crimes involving shades.

Or vampires, as they’re more widely known.

Children have been going missing, and agents are routinely being slaughtered. It’s up to McKenna, and some unlikely allies, to get to the bottom of the problem, and find the kids before it’s too late.


City of Wolves

Written by Willow Palecek
Illustrated by Cliff Nielsen
Designed by Christine Foltzer
Available July 26th
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City of Wolves Publishing cover art

From the catalog copy:

Alexander Drake, Investigator for Hire, doesn’t like working for the Nobility, and doesn’t prefer to take jobs from strange men who accost him in alleyways. A combination of hired muscle and ready silver have a way of changing a man’s mind.

A lord has been killed, his body found covered in bite marks. Even worse, the late lord’s will is missing, and not everyone wants Drake to find it. Solving the case might plunge Drake into deeper danger.



Written by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Illustrated by Tyler Jacobson
Designed by Christine Foltzer
Available August 2nd
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From the catalog copy:

The Church of Armes of the Light has battled the forces of Darkness for as long as anyone can remember. The great prophecy has foretold that a band of misfits, led by a high priestess will defeat the Dark Lord Darvezian, armed with their wits, the blessing of the Light and an artifact stolen from the merciless Spider Queen.

Their journey will be long, hard and fraught with danger. Allies will become enemies; enemies will become allies. And the Dark Lord will be waiting, always waiting…


Everything Belongs to the Future

Written by Laurie Penny
Designed by FORT
Cover photo © Getty Images
Available August 9th
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Everything-Belongs FINAL

From the catalog copy:

Time is a weapon wielded by the rich, who have excess of it, against the rest, who must trade every breath of it against the promise of another day’s food and shelter. What kind of world have we made, where human beings can live centuries if only they can afford the fix? What kind of creatures have we become? The same as we always were, but keener.

In the ancient heart of Oxford University, the ultra-rich celebrate their vastly extended lifespans. But a few surprises are in store for them. From Nina and Alex, Margo and Fidget, scruffy anarchists sharing living space with an ever-shifting cast of crusty punks and lost kids. And also from the scientist who invented the longevity treatment in the first place.


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