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SPSFC Semifinalist Review: The View From Infinity Beach by R.P.L. Johnson

My judging team in the second annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC2) has sampled all 28 books in our first round allotment and narrowed them down to eight quarterfinalists for the entire team to read in full. Our next step is to score those eight quarterfinalists and select three semifinalists to send to two other… Continue reading SPSFC Semifinalist Review: The View From Infinity Beach by R.P.L. Johnson

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SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review: Things They Buried by Amanda K. King and Michael R. Swanson

My judging team in the second annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC2) has sampled all 28 books in our first round allotment and narrowed them down to eight quarterfinalists for the entire team to read in full. Our next step is to score those eight quarterfinalists and select three semifinalists to send to two other… Continue reading SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review: Things They Buried by Amanda K. King and Michael R. Swanson

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SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review: The Left Hand of Dog by Si Clarke

My judging team in the second annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC2) has sampled all 28 books in our first round allotment and narrowed them down to eight quarterfinalists for the entire team to read in full. Our next step is to score those eight quarterfinalists and select three semifinalists to send to two other… Continue reading SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review: The Left Hand of Dog by Si Clarke

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SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review–Syn City: Reality Bytes by Lewis Knight

My judging team in the second annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC2) has sampled all 28 books in our first round allotment and narrowed them down to eight quarterfinalists for the entire team to read in full. Our next step is to score those eight quarterfinalists and select three semifinalists to send to two other… Continue reading SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review–Syn City: Reality Bytes by Lewis Knight

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SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review–The Sphere: A Journey in Time by Michelle McBeth

My judging team in the second annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC2) has sampled all 28 books in our first round allotment and narrowed them down to eight quarterfinalists for the entire team to read in full. Our next step is to score those eight quarterfinalists and select three semifinalists to send to two other… Continue reading SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review–The Sphere: A Journey in Time by Michelle McBeth

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SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review: Fear by James McLellan

My judging team in the second annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC2) has sampled all 28 books in our first round allotment and narrowed them down to eight quarterfinalists for the entire team to read in full. Our next step is to score those eight quarterfinalists and select three semifinalists to send to two other… Continue reading SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review: Fear by James McLellan

Magazine Review

Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Three): Reviews of Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, and F&SF (January 2023)

In a short fiction landscape with a staggering number of options for genre fans, it can be hard to beat back shiny object syndrome and consistently support a particular publication. But jumping around wildly leaves readers at the mercy of catchy titles and social media marketing, and it leaves the publications themselves undersupported. So in… Continue reading Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Three): Reviews of Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, and F&SF (January 2023)

Reviews

Sci-fi Novel Review: The View From Infinity Beach by R.P.L. Johnson

Each of my teammates in the second annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC2) have evaluated their initial allotment and have made their recommendations for the quarterfinals, which consist in our collective top eight of the 28 books in our team’s slush pile. Four of those eight quarterfinalists had been in my scouting allotment, so I… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: The View From Infinity Beach by R.P.L. Johnson

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Sci-fi Novel Review: The Left Hand of Dog by Si Clarke

Each of my teammates in the second annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC2) have evaluated their initial allotment and have made their recommendations for the quarterfinals, which consist in our collective top eight of the 28 books in our team’s slush pile. Four of those eight quarterfinalists had been in my scouting allotment, so I… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: The Left Hand of Dog by Si Clarke

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Sci-fi Novel Review–Syn City: Reality Bytes by Lewis Knight

Each of my teammates in the second annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC2) have evaluated their initial allotment and have made their recommendations for the quarterfinals, which consist in our collective top eight of the 28 books in our team’s slush pile. Four of those eight quarterfinalists had been in my scouting allotment, so I… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review–Syn City: Reality Bytes by Lewis Knight