Best Books of 2012

2011 was a wonderful year for genre fiction, with Fantasy and Sci-Fi finally getting the recognition and acceptance it has worked tirelessly for over the past 50-60 years. This list will rank all of the books I read this year, regardless of publication date. With some exciting debuts and some highly anticipated series conclusions, 2012 looks like it will be a banner year for genre fiction.

  1. Mr Monster by Dan Wells
  2. Nightfall by Will Elliott
  3. Spellbound by Larry Correia
  4. Control Point by Myke Cole
  5. I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells
  6. Redshirts by John Scalzi
  7. I Dont Want To Kill You by Dan Wells
  8. The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliott
  9. The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson
  10. The Hollow City by Dan Wells
  11. Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig
  12. Echoes Of The Past by Tim Marquitz
  13. Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks
  14. Requiem by Tim Marquitz
  15. Embers Of An Age by Tim Marquitz
  16. Diamond Eyes by A. A. Bell
  17. Katya’s World by Jonathan L. Howard
  18. The Dead of Winter by Lee Collins
  19. Prey by Tim Marquitz
  20. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  21. Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan
  22. Merkabah Rider: The Mensch With No Name by Edward M. Erdelac
  23. Isolation by Dan Wells
  24. Feedback by Robison Wells
  25. Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings
  26. Oh Myyy: There Goes the Internet by George Takei
  27. The Scent of Freedom by Mhairi Simpson
  28. The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
  29. Dead Harvest by Chris F. Holm
  30. Variant by Robison Wells
  31. Partials by Dan Wells
  32. The Man Who Crossed Worlds by Chris Strange
  33. Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
  34. Giant Thief by David Tallerman
  35. Legion by Brandon Sanderson
  36. Empire State by Adam Christopher
  37. Serenity: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews and Will Conrad
  38. The Last Vampire by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
  39. Hounded by Kevin Hearne
  40. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  41. Shift by Kim Curran
  42. The Corpse Rat King by Lee Battersby
  43. Keir by Pippa Jay
  44. Diving Into The Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  45. Paladins of Shannara: Allanon’s Quest by Terry Brooks
  46. The Wrong Way Down by Jake Elliot
  47. Blackwood by Gwenda Bond
  48. The Asassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  49. Don’t Look Back, Agnes by Katheryn Meyer Griffith
  50. Erekos by A. M. Tuomala
  51. Mathion by Jeff Shanley
  52. The First Confessor by Terry Goodkind

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