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COMING SOON! New in Genre for JULY 2014


Welcome to our Coming Soon monthly post! This is your one-stop for the latest coming to you in genre. No news, no cutsie stuff… just the facts. Well, just the dates. But remember, all dates are subject to change!

NEW THIS MONTH! We’ve added this month’s conventions to the list and TV show premeires (new and returning)

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You!

Click the links to get your tickets from Fandango.

(Note: Jupiter Ascending was scheduled for a July 2014 release but has been pushed back to February 2015 with Warner Bros. citing the need to complete extensive special effects.)

July 2
Earth to Echo Genre: Animation/ Live Action, Sci Fi

July 11
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Starring: Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman,

July 18
,- I Origins (limited) Starring: Michael Pitt,
Mood Indigo (limited) Starring: Audrey Tautou,

July 25
Hercules Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane,
Very Good Girls (limited) [NOT genre at all, but Clark Gregg is in it]


Coming Soon to a TV Screen Near You!

Here are some of the genre shows coming this month.

Tuesday, July 1
Time Scanners– PBS (Science)

Sunday, July 6
Witches of East End– Lifetime (Drama)

Wednesday, July 9
Extant, CBS (Sci-Fi Drama/Thriller)

Friday July 11
Hemlock Grove– Netflix (Drama, Horror, Thriller)

Sunday, July 13
The Strain– FX (Drama, Horror, Thriller)

Wednesday, July 30
Sharknado 2: The Second One– Syfy

Coming Soon to a DVD or BLU-RAY Player Near You!

Please note that all dates are subject to change by studio/ distributor; check your local stores or online for details. DVDs are listed first, then Blu-Ray.

DVD Releases

July 1
– Escape to Athena (Action, Adventure, Comedy)
– Helix: Season 1 (Sci-Fi, Thriller, TV)

July 8

– Mr. Peabody and The Mermaid (Comedy, Fantasy, Romance)

July 15

– Under the Skin (Sci-Fi, Thriller)

July 22
– Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – Season Five (Action, Adventure, Drama, TV)
– Xena: Warrior Princess – Season Five (Action, Adventure, Drama, TV)

July 29
– Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXX (Comedy, Sci-Fi, TV)

BLU-RAY Releases

July 1
– Helix: Season 1 (Sci-Fi, Thriller, TV)
July 7
– The Toxic Avenger (Adventure, Family)
July 8
– Jodorowsky’s Dune (Combo Pack) (Documentary)
– Mr. Peabody and The Mermaid (Comedy, Fantasy, Romance)
– The Time Machine (Adventure, Fantasy)
July 15
– Laura Croft Tomb Raider/ Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (Double Feature) (Action, Adventure, Fantasy)
– Scanners (Criterion Collection)(Combo Pack) (Horror, Sci-Fi)July 22
– Flatliners (Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi)

July 29
– Noah (Combo Pack) (Drama)
– Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery and The Missing Pieces (Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV)


Coming Soon to a Gaming System Near You!

For more, check out The Grid on our YouTube channel. Available platforms are listed after the title. All dates are subject to change.

July 1

-Child of Light- PSVita

July 8

-MouseCraft- Win, Mac, Lin, PSN, PS4, PSVita
One Piece: Unlimited World RED- 3DS, WiiU, PS3, PSVita

July 23

-Unrest- Win, Mac, Lin

Coming Soon to a Convention Center Near You!

Looking for the latest Convention? Here are a few for this month. Check out our Conventions & Events page for more details and for the FULL list of cons for the year including links! Tune into Live from the Bunker every Thursday night for the weather forecast for the upcoming weekend’s cons!

July 02-06 DexCon Morristown, NJ
July 02-06 Japan Expo Paris, France
July 03-06 Anime Expo Los Angeles, CA
July 03-06 CONvergence Bloomington, MN
July 03-06  Westercon Salt Lake City, UT
July 03-06 Florida Supercon Miami, FL
July 04-06 Everfree Northwest Seattle, WA
July 04-06  Polar Chill Toronto, Ontario, Canada
July 04-06  RTX Austin, TX
July 05-06  Oz Comic-Con: Melbourne Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
July 05-06  Glasgow Comic Con Glasgow, Scotland
July 11-13  Ai-Kon Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
July 11-13  Creation: Vampire Diaries Parsippany, NJ
July 11-13  London Film and Comic Con London, UK
July 11-13  SGC Dallas, TX
July 11-13 MetroCon Tampa, FL
July 11-13  Tokyo in Tulsa Tulsa, OK
July 12-14  NatsuCon Collinsville, IL (St. Louis)
July 12  Great Allentown Comic Con Allentown, PA
July 17-20  Detcon1 Detroit, MI
July 17-20 QuakeCon Dallas, TX
July 18-20  KantCon Overland Park, KS
July 19-20  MCM Manchester Manchester, England
July (1st wk) Japanizam Belgrade, Serbia
July 24-27 San Diego Comic Con San Diego, CA
July 25-27  ArmadilloCon Austin, TX
July 26-27  InvaderCon Austin, TX
July 26   Chibi G-Anime Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
July 31-Aug 03 Creation: Star Trek Las Vegas, NV

Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You!

Please note that unless it is a strict on-sale date, most dates for books are target drop dates. Titles may come out before or after the date listed, but they should be around that date. Check with the publisher and bookstore for more details. This list is in release date order. Science and nature non-fiction are also listed.


All Those Vanished Engines (7/1/2014)
by Paul Park -Hardcover

DOCTOR WHO: TALES OF TRENZALORE: The Eleventh Doctor’s Last Stand (7/1/2014)
by Justin Richards -Paperback

Elisha Magus (7/1/2014)
by E.C. Ambrose -Hardcover

Enslaved By the Others (7/1/2014)
by Jess Haines -Paperback

Exile: The First Book of the Seven Eyes (7/1/2014)
by Betsy Dornbusch -Paperback

Fireborn: A Souls of Fire Novel (7/1/2014)
by Keri Arthur -Paperback

Happy Hour In Hell (7/1/2014)
by Tad Williams -Paperback

Heartless (7/1/2014)
by Gail Carriger -Paperback

How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back (7/1/2014)
by Diana Rowland -Paperback

Hurricane Fever (7/1/2014)
by Tobias S. Buckell -Hardcover

Magic for Beginners (7/1/2014)
by Kelly Link -Paperback

New Earth (7/1/2014)
by Ben Bova -Paperback

No Return (7/1/2014)
by Zachary Jernigan -Paperback

Premonitions (7/1/2014)
by Jamie Schultz -Paperback

Shattering the Ley (7/1/2014)
by Joshua Palmatier -Hardcover

The Fire Rose (Elemental Masters Series #1) (7/1/2014)
by Mercedes Lackey -Paperback

The Omega Project (7/1/2014)
by Steve Alten -Paperback

The Reaver: The Sundering, Book IV (7/1/2014)
by Richard Lee Byers -Paperback

The Rhesus Chart (7/1/2014)
by Charles Stross -Hardcover

The Seat of Magic: A Novel of the Golden City (7/1/2014)
by J. Kathleen Cheney -Paperback

The Shadow Throne: Book Two of the Shadow Campaigns (7/1/2014)
by Django Wexler -Hardcover

The Third Kingdom (7/1/2014)
by Terry Goodkind -Paperback

The Thousand Names: Book One of the Shadow Campaigns (7/1/2014)
by Django Wexler -Paperback

Timeless (7/1/2014)
by Gail Carriger -Paperback

Tower Lord (7/1/2014)
by Anthony Ryan -Hardcover

Unwept: Book One of The Nightbirds (7/1/2014)
by Tracy Hickman -Hardcover

Vacation (7/1/2014)
by Matthew Costello -Hardcover

William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return (7/1/2014)
by Ian Doescher -Hardcover

Wolfsbane (7/1/2014)
by Gillian Philip -Hardcover

The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2014 (7/2/2014)
by Paula Guran (Editor) -Paperback

A Plunder of Souls (7/8/2014)
by D. B. Jackson -Hardcover

California: A Novel (7/8/2014)
by Edan Lepucki -Hardcover

Fiefdom: A Kingdom Novel (7/8/2014)
by Dan Abnett -Paperback

Harlan Ellison’s 7 Against Chaos (7/8/2014)
by Harlan Ellison -Paperback

Resistance (7/8/2014)
by Samit Basu -Paperback

Ringworld: The Graphic Novel, Part One (7/8/2014)
by Larry Niven -Paperback

The Executioner’s Heart (7/8/2014)
by George Mann -Paperback

The High Druid’s Blade: The Defenders of Shannara (7/8/2014)
by Terry Brooks -Hardcover

The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma (7/8/2014)
by Brian Herbert -Hardcover

The Queen of the Tearling: A Novel (7/8/2014)
by Erika Johansen -Hardcover

The Return of the Discontinued Man (7/8/2014)
by Mark Hodder -Paperback

The Wurms of Blearmouth: A Malazan Tale of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach (7/8/2014)
by Steven Erikson -Hardcover

Unquiet Spirit: A Nathaniel Gye, Paranormal Investigator, Mystery (7/8/2014)
by Derek Wilson -Paperback

The Martian (7/9/2014)
by Andy Weir -Hardcover

Fear Agent Volume 4: Hatchet Job (2nd Edition) (7/15/2014)
by Rick Remender -Paperback

Full Fathom Five (7/15/2014)
by Max Gladstone -Hardcover

Half a King (7/15/2014)
by Joe Abercrombie -Hardcover

Last Orders: The War That Came Early (7/15/2014)
by Harry Turtledove -Hardcover

The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3) (7/15/2014)
by Deborah Harkness -Hardcover

The Causal Angel (7/15/2014)
by Hannu Rajaniemi -Hardcover

The Heavens Rise (7/15/2014)
by Christopher Rice -Paperback

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection (7/15/2014)
by Gardner Dozois (Editor) -Paperback

Traitor’s Blade (7/15/2014)
by Sebastien de Castell -Hardcover

Was (7/15/2014)
by Geoff Ryman -Paperback

Winds of Salem: A Witches of East End Novel (7/15/2014)
by Melissa de la Cruz -Paperback

World of Trouble: The Last Policeman Book III (7/15/2014)
by Ben Winters -Paperback

Concealed in Death (In Death Series #38) (7/29/2014)
by J. D. Robb -Paperback

New Frontiers: A Collection of Tales About the Past, the Present, and the Future (7/22/2014)
by Ben Bova -Hardcover

Poison Promise (Elemental Assassin Series #11) (7/22/2014)
by Jennifer Estep -Paperback

Prophet of Bones: A Novel (7/22/2014)
by Ted Kosmatka -Paperback

Star Trek: Seekers: Second Nature (7/22/2014)
by David Mack -Paperback

Valor (7/22/2014)
by John Gwynne -Paperback

Prototype (7/24/2014)
by M. D. Waters -Hardcover

Equoid: A Laundry Novella (7/28/2014)
by Charles Stross -Hardcover

Shift (7/28/2014)
by Hugh Howey -Hardcover

The Kraken Project (7/28/2014)
by Douglas J. Preston -Hardcover

Wool (7/28/2014)
by Hugh Howey -Hardcover

Alien – Sea of Sorrows (Novel #2) (7/29/2014)
by James A. Moore -Paperback

Blood of Tyrants (7/29/2014)
by Naomi Novik -Paperback

Cast in Flame (7/29/2014)
by Michelle Sagara -Paperback

Deadly Deceptions (7/29/2014)
by Linda Lael Miller -Paperback

Death of Sleep (7/29/2014)
by Anne McCaffrey -Paperback

Eight Million Gods (7/29/2014)
by Wen Spencer -Paperback

Enchantress (7/29/2014)
by James Maxwell -Paperback

Free Agent (7/29/2014)
by J. C. Nelson -Paperback

Hardship (7/29/2014)
by Jean Johnson -Paperback

Heaven’s Fall (7/29/2014)
by David S. Goyer -Paperback

Hostage (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Series #15) (7/29/2014)
by Kay Hooper -Paperback

Kenobi: Star Wars (7/29/2014)
by John Jackson Miller -Paperback

Lighthouse Island: A Novel (7/29/2014)
by Paulette Jiles -Paperback

Magic Breaks (7/29/2014)
by Ilona Andrews -Hardcover

Mist (7/29/2014)
by Susan Krinard -Paperback

Monstrous Regiment (Discworld Series #31) (7/29/2014)
by Terry Pratchett -Paperback

Night Watch (Discworld Series #29) (7/29/2014)
by Terry Pratchett -Paperback

Path of Smoke (7/29/2014)
by Bailey Cunningham -Paperback

Storm Riders (7/29/2014)
by Margaret Weis -Paperback

The Buried Life (7/29/2014)
by Carrie Patel -Paperback

The Hidden Relic (7/29/2014)
by James Maxwell -Paperback

The One-Eyed Man: A Fugue, With Winds and Accompaniment (7/29/2014)
by L. E. Modesitt Jr. -Paperback

The Path of the Storm (7/29/2014)
by James Maxwell -Paperback

The Republic of Thieves (7/29/2014)
by Scott Lynch -Paperback

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic: A Novel (7/29/2014)
by Emily Croy Barker -Paperback

The Truth (Discworld Series #25) (7/29/2014)
by Terry Pratchett -Paperback

The Undead Pool (Rachel Morgan Series #12) (7/29/2014)
by Kim Harrison -Paperback

The Unremembered Empire (7/29/2014)
by Dan Abnett -Paperback


A Wolf Called Romeo (7/1/2014)
by Nick Jans  -Hardcover

Correlated: Surprising Connections Between Seemingly Unrelated Things (7/1/2014)
by Shaun Gallagher  -Paperback

Pollen: The Hidden Sexuality of Flowers (7/1/2014)
by Rob Kesseler  -Hardcover

The Chemistry of Alchemy: From Dragon’s Blood to Donkey Dung, How Chemistry Was Forged (7/1/2014)
by Cathy Cobb  -Hardcover

The Extermination of the American Bison (7/1/2014)
by William Temple Hornaday  -Paperback

The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease (7/1/2014)
by Daniel Lieberman  -Paperback

War of the Whales: A True Story (7/1/2014)
by Joshua Horwitz  -Hardcover

Whole Heart, Whole Horse: Building Trust Between Horse and Rider (7/1/2014)
by Mark Rashid  -Paperback

Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer (7/7/2014)
by Matthew Gavin Frank  -Hardcover

Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight (7/8/2014)
by Jay Barbree  -Hardcover

The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation (7/8/2014)
by Adam Rome  -Paperback

The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human (7/8/2014)
by Vint Virga  -Paperback

The Universe: Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos (7/8/2014)
by John Brockman  -Paperback

Curiosity: An Inside Look at the Mars Rover Mission and the People Who Made It Happen (7/15/2014)
by Rod Pyle  -Paperback

Dirty Gold: Indigenous Alliances to End Global Resource Colonialism (7/15/2014)
by Al Gedicks  -Paperback

Farewell to Reality: How Modern Physics Has Betrayed the Search for Scientific Truth (7/15/2014)
by Jim Baggott  -Paperback

Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen, and My 90 Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission (7/15/2014)
by Andrew Kessler  -Paperback

The Devouring Dragon: How China’s Rise Threatens Our Natural World (7/15/2014)
by Craig Simons  -Paperback

Thinking In Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math (7/15/2014)
by Daniel Tammet  -Paperback

White Beech: The Rainforest Years (7/15/2014)
by Germaine Greer  -Hardcover

Problems in Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics (7/16/2014)
by Peter T. Landsberg  -Paperback

The Herb Book (7/16/2014)
by John Lust  -Paperback

The Nature of Statistics (7/16/2014)
by W. Allen Wallis  -Paperback

Wildfire Loose: The Week Maine Burned (7/17/2014)
by Joyce Butler    -Paperback

Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide (7/22/2014)
by Dinah L. Moche    -Paperback

Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do (7/22/2014)
by Wallace J. Nichols  -Hardcover

Last Chain On Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top (7/22/2014)
by Carol Bradley   -Hardcover

The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light (7/22/2014)
by Paul Bogard   -Paperback

A Piece of the Sun: The Quest for Fusion Energy (7/29/2014)
by Daniel Clery   -Paperback

Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West (7/29/2014)
by Bryce Andrews   -Paperback

Identically Different: Why We Can Change Our Genes (7/29/2014)
by Tim Spector  -Paperback

Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist (7/29/2014)
by Bill McKibben   -Paperback

Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead (7/31/2014)
by David Casarett   -Hardcover


Heather French

Heather French is a 2nd generation geek who grew up STAR WARS in a STAR TREK family. A graduate from UNT with a degree in Film/ TV, she worked MARS ATTACKS, SCREAM, CSI, and STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE. She currently freelances and spends her free time with dogs and cats who do not judge her sci-fi/ fantasy indulgences...

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