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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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Fantasy/Horror Novella Review: Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones

You know those authors with undeniable talent, but who always seem to leave you wondering exactly what to think? For me, that’s Stephen Graham Jones. It probably doesn’t help that he’s primarily a horror writer, and I don’t read a whole lot of horror. It also doesn’t help that he always seems ready to lean… Continue reading Fantasy/Horror Novella Review: Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones

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An SPSFC2 Review Two-Pack: Fear and The Sphere

My judging team in the second annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC2) has released our list of eight quarterfinalists, which we will be reading and reviewing over the next two months. Two of that quarterfinals group were the top two books that I selected out of my slush allocation. But two more–Fear by James McLellan… Continue reading An SPSFC2 Review Two-Pack: Fear and The Sphere

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Fantasy Novel Review: City of Last Chances by Adrian Tchaikovsky

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. City of Last Chances will be released on December 8, 2022. Since getting back into sci-fi and fantasy a few years ago, Adrian Tchaikovsky has been one of my favorite discoveries. I’ve loved nearly… Continue reading Fantasy Novel Review: City of Last Chances by Adrian Tchaikovsky

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Sci-fi Novel Review: The Mountain in the Sea 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 Mountain in the Sea will be released on October 4, 2022. A couple months back, when I saw Ray Nayler’s debut novel pop up on NetGalley, the “philosophical thriller about the nature of consciousness”… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler

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Sci-fi Novel Review: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Spend enough time in literary spaces, and you eventually hear about Emily St. John Mandel, an author who uses speculative elements to tell literary tales. She’s a sufficiently towering figure for fans for general fiction that those speculative elements lead to a few reads from genre fans, even though she writes for a different audience.… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

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Fantasy Novel Review: The Revenge of Bridget Cleary by Mathilda Zeller

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. The Revenge of Bridget Cleary will be released on October 4, 2022. Mathilda Zeller’s debut novelette, “The Incident at Veniaminov,” was one of my absolute favorites of last year (if you’d like to take a half-hour and… Continue reading Fantasy Novel Review: The Revenge of Bridget Cleary by Mathilda Zeller

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Fantasy Novel Review: Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Lonely Castle in the Mirror will be released on October 18, 2022. Lonely Castle in the Mirror wasn’t at all on my radar coming into this year, but apparently it’s been popular enough… Continue reading Fantasy Novel Review: Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura