One of the best science fiction books in 2022: Blissful Ignorance is a must-read for sci-fi fans

February 28 17:03 2022

Author Jaylen Wilson continues to captivate audiences with his debut novel, Blissful Ignorance. Combining elements of science fiction with the action of adventure, Wilson’s work is a refreshing approach to the genre that explores the poisonous nature of power, whether misplaced or wielded with the best of intentions.

Blissful Ignorance opens in the year 2030 following the death of Levar Busara, a visionary known for inventing Striders, the world’s first true androids. With the loss of the elder Busaras, their children Naaji and Jabari are left to mourn while also steps away from creating a magnum opus to rival their late father’s. However, the young inventors soon find themselves entangled with a bloodthirsty secret society that wants their life’s work. Naaji and Jabari must take a stand against the towering odds to save not only themselves but the world as they know it.

Themes centered on the corrupting nature of power will resonate with fans of The Hunger Games and Claudia Gray’s Defy the Stars trilogy. With the intrigue of an unstoppable foe and the complex nuances of a family blessed and cursed with brilliance, Blissful Ignorance will appeal to a broad variety of audiences.  

Reviewers describe Blissful Ignorance as a “masterpiece,” rating Wilson highly in both storytelling and artistry. This true standout from an up-and-coming young Black author confirms what’s already clear to readers—that Jaylen Wilson is a writer to watch. When asked to reflect on his work, Wilson notes that Blissful Ignorance is about the importance of heart, honor, and respect in a lawless, dangerous world.

Blissful Ignorance is available for purchase on Amazon.com or wherever books are sold. Sequels are currently in development.

Jaylen Wilson is the celebrated author of Blissful Ignorance. After launching a successful publishing career at the age of 19, he continues to follow his passion for fiction. Wilson lives and writes in New Jersey. Follow him on Instagram at @jayboognohood.

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