It's been a very good year so far for science fiction and fantasy, with both newcomers and veterans making thrilling additions to the field. It was a challenge to narrow down the list--but it's a challenge we relish!
Click here to see all 20 titles we handpicked as the best science fiction and fantasy of this year so far. Read below to learn more about nine of our very favorites.
But...that's just January through June! The rest of 2017 has a lot of promise, from the third book in N. K. Jemisin's Broken Earth series, The Stone Sky, to Andy Weir's Artemis and Ann Leckie's Provenance. Annalee Newitz's Autonomous is getting a lot of happy early buzz, and I'm very much looking forward to Kristin Cashore's Jane, Unlimited. Plus Patrick Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind is being released on its 10th anniversary with additional gorgeous artwork.
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