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SPSFC Semifinalist Review: Dead Star by Simon Kewin

After whittling our initial 30-book allotment down to three, my SPSFC team has received six more semifinalists from other judging teams. Our scores of these six new books, along with our original three semifinalists, will combine with with 81 other scores (nine each from nine teams) to determine the SPSFC finalists. Each of the six… Continue reading SPSFC Semifinalist Review: Dead Star by Simon Kewin

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SPSFC Semifinalist Review: In the Orbit of Sirens by T.A. Bruno

After whittling our initial 30-book allotment down to three, my SPSFC team has received six more semifinalists from other judging teams. Our scores of these six new books, along with our original three semifinalists, will combine with with 81 other scores (nine each from nine teams) to determine the SPSFC finalists. Each of the six… Continue reading SPSFC Semifinalist Review: In the Orbit of Sirens by T.A. Bruno

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SPSFC Semifinalist Review: Of Cinder and Bone by Kyoko M.

After whittling our initial 30-book allotment down to three, my SPSFC team has received six more semifinalists from other judging teams. Our scores of these six new books, along with our original three semifinalists, will combine with with 81 other scores (nine each from nine teams) to determine the SPSFC finalists. Each of the six… Continue reading SPSFC Semifinalist Review: Of Cinder and Bone by Kyoko M.

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Sci-fi Novel Review: In the Orbit of Sirens by T.A. Bruno

Judging for the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC) has matched me with a few books outside my wheelhouse, but T. A. Bruno’s debut In the Orbit of Sirens promised to be an exception. A novel featuring high-stakes exploration with a first contact storyline that didn’t just devolve into reflexive war is exactly the sort of… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: In the Orbit of Sirens by T.A. Bruno

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Sci-fi Novel Review: Of Cinder and Bone by Kyoko M.

My Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC) team has advanced three books to the semifinals, and in exchange, we’ve received six semifinalists from two other judging teams. Among those six—and rated extremely highly by its first round judges—was Of Cinder and Bone by Kyoko M.  Of Cinder and Bone follows Jack and Kamala, a pair of… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: Of Cinder and Bone by Kyoko M.