Magazine Review

Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Four): Reviews of Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Asimov’s, and Analog (January 2024)

After a year of reading three magazines cover-to-cover, I’m going to scale back a little bit in 2024. It was a good experience overall, but life is getting more complicated, I have a lot pressing for my reading time, and I want to make sure this stays a hobby and doesn’t turn into a job.… Continue reading Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Four): Reviews of Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Asimov’s, and Analog (January 2024)

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SPSFC Semifinalist Review: Thrill Switch by Tim Hawken

My judging team in the third annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC3) has made our way through our full 24-book allocation and selected seven quarterfinalists. Since then, we’ve spent a couple months reading these seven quarterfinalists in full in an effort to narrow our allocation down to the two books we’ll be sending forward to… Continue reading SPSFC Semifinalist Review: Thrill Switch by Tim Hawken

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SPSFC Semifinalist Review: Apocalypse Parenting by Erin Ampersand

My judging team in the third annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC3) has made our way through our full 24-book allocation and selected seven quarterfinalists. Since then, we’ve spent a couple months reading these seven quarterfinalists in full in an effort to narrow our allocation down to the two books we’ll be sending forward to… Continue reading SPSFC Semifinalist Review: Apocalypse Parenting by Erin Ampersand

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SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review: Tasmanian Gothic by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky

My judging team in the third annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC3) has made our way through our full 24-book allocation and selected seven quarterfinalists. Since then, we’ve spent a couple months reading these seven quarterfinalists in full in an effort to narrow our allocation down to the two books we’ll be sending forward to… Continue reading SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review: Tasmanian Gothic by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky

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SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review: Red Darkling by L.A. Guettler

My judging team in the third annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC3) has made our way through our full 24-book allocation and selected seven quarterfinalists. Since then, we’ve spent a couple months reading these seven quarterfinalists in full in an effort to narrow our allocation down to the two books we’ll be sending forward to… Continue reading SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review: Red Darkling by L.A. Guettler

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SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review: The Mimameid Solution by Katherine Kempf

My judging team in the third annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC3) has made our way through our full 24-book allocation and selected seven quarterfinalists. Since then, we’ve spent a couple months reading these seven quarterfinalists in full in an effort to narrow our allocation down to the two books we’ll be sending forward to… Continue reading SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review: The Mimameid Solution by Katherine Kempf

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SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review: The Automaton by Ian Young

My judging team in the third annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC3) has made our way through our full 24-book allocation and selected seven quarterfinalists. Since then, we’ve spent a couple months reading these seven quarterfinalists in full in an effort to narrow our allocation down to the two books we’ll be sending forward to… Continue reading SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review: The Automaton by Ian Young

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SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review: Stargun Messenger by Darby Harn

My judging team in the third annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC3) has made our way through our full 24-book allocation and selected seven quarterfinalists. Since then, we’ve spent a couple months reading these seven quarterfinalists in full in an effort to narrow our allocation down to the two books we’ll be sending forward to… Continue reading SPSFC Quarterfinalist Review: Stargun Messenger by Darby Harn

Reviews

Sci-fi Book Review: Thrill Switch by Tim Hawken

My judging team for the third annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC3) has scouted our entire allotment and selected seven books to be passed around the team for full evaluations by our entire complement of judges. As I read two of the seven in the scouting phase, that will mean five new reads for me personally, all books that… Continue reading Sci-fi Book Review: Thrill Switch by Tim Hawken

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Sci-fi Novella Review: The Tusks of Extinction by Ray Nayler

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Tusks of Extinction will be released on January 16, 2024. I read Ray Nayler for the first time in 2022, and he quickly became a must-read author. So when I saw he had… Continue reading Sci-fi Novella Review: The Tusks of Extinction by Ray Nayler