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Sci-fi Novel Review: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

For the last couple years, the list of recent speculative fiction that everyone else seems to have read but that I hadn’t started with Becky Chambers’ The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. But when the most recent book in her Wayfarers series was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel, I finally… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

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SPSFC Finalist Review–Duckett & Dyer: Dicks for Hire by G.M. Nair

We’ve made it to the finals of the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC), and six of the seven finalists are new reads for my judging team. The farther we get into the competition, the more highly recommended each book comes–each of the seven has been hand-picked out of a 30-book slush pile by one of… Continue reading SPSFC Finalist Review–Duckett & Dyer: Dicks for Hire by G.M. Nair

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SPSFC Finalist Review: Captain Wu by Patrice Fitzgerald and Jack Lyster

We’ve made it to the finals of the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC), and six of the seven finalists are new reads for my judging team. The farther we get into the competition, the more highly recommended each book comes–each of the seven has been hand-picked out of a 30-book slush pile by one of… Continue reading SPSFC Finalist Review: Captain Wu by Patrice Fitzgerald and Jack Lyster

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Sci-fi Novel Review: Captain Wu by Patrice Fitzgerald and Jack Lyster

My final read in the finals of the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC) had perhaps the best combination of consistent praise (90% of individual ratings coming in at 7.5/10 or higher) and high ceiling (20% of individual ratings coming in at 9/10) in the first two rounds. The blurb pitching an action-heavy space opera didn’t… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: Captain Wu by Patrice Fitzgerald and Jack Lyster

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Sci-fi Novel Review: Monster of the Dark by K.T. Belt

Monster of the Dark consistently garnered some of the highest scores of the first two rounds of the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC), with ratings of at least 8.5/10 from more than half of the judges who read it. And given its billing as a deeply psychological character study of a powerful clairvoyant taken from… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: Monster of the Dark by K.T. Belt

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Sci-fi Novel Review–Duckett & Dyer: Dicks for Hire by G.M. Nair

I don’t tend to read much comic sci-fi—though I certainly loved Douglas Adams back when I first read him—and I’m not totally sure how well my tastes in the subgenre line up with other readers. But when a comedy made the finals of the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC), I was curious to see how… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review–Duckett & Dyer: Dicks for Hire by G.M. Nair