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Sci-fi Novel Review: Far from the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reader Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Far from the Light of Heaven will be released on October 26, 2021.  Earlier this year, I read my first book from Tade Thompson, the Nommo Award-winning Rosewater (full review). While it didn’t click… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: Far from the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson

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SPSFC First-Round Cuts and Quarterfinalists, Batch Three

Team Tar Vol On continues to work through our first-round batch of Self-Published Science Fiction Competition entries, and we’ve passed the halfway point. If you haven’t been following along, you can check out batch one and batch two; otherwise, read on for another set of cuts and quarterfinalists. Neworld Papers Author: K. B. Shaw. Premise:… Continue reading SPSFC First-Round Cuts and Quarterfinalists, Batch Three

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SPSFC First-Round Cuts and Quarterfinalists, Batch Two

On Thursday, we made the first cuts and introduced the first quarterfinalists for Team Tar Vol On’s first round entries in the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition. Today, it’s time for another batch. If you’ve been following this competition, you know the procedure by now (and if you haven’t, refer back to the linked post), so… Continue reading SPSFC First-Round Cuts and Quarterfinalists, Batch Two

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Fantasy Novella Review: Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

At long last, I’ve made it to Seanan McGuire’s Hugo Finalist. Well, this year’s Hugo Finalist. For Best Novella. Look, McGuire gets nominated a lot. At any rate, Come Tumbling Down, the fifth installment in the Wayward Children series, garnered a Best Novella nomination, and I figured I’d try to give myself the best chance… Continue reading Fantasy Novella Review: Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

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SPSFC First-Round Cuts and Quarterfinalists, Batch One

After a month of silence and a lot of reading, Team Tar Vol On has begun to make decisions about our first-round entries in the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition. To refresh your memory, our team of six judges began with 30 self-published science fiction novels, and we’ve spent the last month reading extended previews (10-20%)… Continue reading SPSFC First-Round Cuts and Quarterfinalists, Batch One