For Your Summer Reading, the Best of 2017 Science Fiction Thus Far (One Bookseller’s Opinion)

Today’s serendipity comes to us courtesy of Usman Mlk, via BARNESANDNOBLE.COM (a.k.a. “B&N SCI-FI&FANTASY blog”).  No, TOMBS isn’t on the list, but perhaps it’s in a different category (or possibly not 😉 ).  But to start us off, quoth author Joel Cunningham in “The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of 2017 So Far”:  As six-month periods go, the first half of 2017 has certainly been, shall we say, interesting.  But even as the real world works ever harder to convince us that we’re all living inside a genre novel (though what kind will depend on your particular point of view:  sci-fi?  Alt-history?  Dystopian thriller?  Grimdark fantasy?), the authors we rely on to provide us with an escape into fictional worlds continue to up their game.

So I myself may be away from computers later this week, but there’s plenty for us all to busy ourselves with.  For a few suggestions, albeit from one who would love to sell you the books itself, press here.

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  1. That’s Usman Tanveer Malik, and a bright star he is in the SF/F/H genre! (Useman Mlk ref). Hope you can get some sales out of this for a most worthy book –which I own and won’t part with, TOMBS – per se.

  2. Yes, the Usman Mlk seems to be his Facebook “handle.”




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