Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2017

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).


Fantasy Debuts

Ed McDonald (Blackwing)

Melissa Caruso (The Tethered Mage)

Robyn Bennis (The Guns Above)


Indie Books

J. Danielle Dorn (Devil’s Call)

Luke Bauserman (Some Dark Holler)

Daniel Humphreys (A Place Outside the Wild and A Place Called Hope)


Vintage SF

Alfred Bester (The Demolished Man)

Joe Haldeman (The Forever War)

Leigh Brackett (The Secret of the Sinharat and People of the Talisman)

Robert E. Howard (The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, The Bloody Crown of Conan, The Conquering Sword of Conan, and The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard)

About H.P.

Blogs on books at Every Day Should Be Tuesday (speculative fiction) and Hillbilly Highways (country noir and nonfiction).
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4 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2017

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