2017 introduced me to a lot of great writers. Looking back over last year, I am pleased to see the diversity among those writers. My list splits very evenly among fantasy debuts, indie books, and vintage SF. This is also the first time in the last four years I haven’t needed to use nonfiction writers to round out my list (though if I had read as much nonfiction as I should have, that might not have been the case). A few highlights: Robyn Bennis’ The Guns Above and Luke Bauserman’s Some Dark Holler were two of the best books I read this past year and are criminally overlooked. I really, really need to read more Leigh Brackett. And, finally, reading some Robert E. Howard really blew my mind.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish (for now).
Ed McDonald (Blackwing)
Melissa Caruso (The Tethered Mage)
Robyn Bennis (The Guns Above)
J. Danielle Dorn (Devil’s Call)
Luke Bauserman (Some Dark Holler)
Alfred Bester (The Demolished Man)
Joe Haldeman (The Forever War)
Leigh Brackett (The Secret of the Sinharat and People of the Talisman)