The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 by John Joseph Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars I picked this up for “market research,” really. What sorts of stories are considered to be “the best” for audiences over the past couple of years? This is a really excellent collection from some of the best […]Read More Book Review: The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017, edited by Charles Yu
Cities of Dust, Planes of Light by Samantha L. Barrett My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am one of the authors in this book (Diane Morrison) so I’ll be approaching it from that perspective. I just want to say it was quite the honour to have been included in this lovely book with so […]Read More Book Review: Cities of Dust, Planes of Light by Samantha L. Barrett, Sarah Daly, Jamie Lackey, Diane Morrison & Cat Rambo
The Korpes File by J.I. Rogers My rating: 5 of 5 stars I traded books with J.I. Rogers at a comic con we both attended, and sat down to start reading The Korpes File, partially because I was intrigued by the blurb, but partially so I would have something to talk with her about the […]Read More Book Review: The Korpes File by J.I. Rogers
Hello gang! For those of you who follow my social media, I’ve been hinting at this for a long time, and it’s finally here! I’m teaching a class with Cat Rambo, just in time for National Novel Writing Month! If you’ve ever asked, “How on earth do I get time to write?” then this class […]Read More I’m Teaching a Class at the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers!
Hello, friends! This week, I made a Discord server and added Discord integration to my Patreon! Some of you probably have no idea what Discord is, so I’m going to tell you. I’m very excited about the possibilities and I’d really love for you to join me there! So Discord is a communications utility that […]Read More I Just Added a Discord to My Patreon! What the Hell is Discord?
Anvil of Stars by Greg Bear My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Space Opera 2019 Challenge. Wow, what a stunning book! I was thoroughly enamoured of the prequel to this, The Forge of God. I thought it was a brilliantly written apocalyptic epic, full of twists and turns and intrigue and enough […]Read More Book Review: Anvil of Stars by Greg Bear
Originally posted on FELIX THE FOX MYSTERIES:
The was a recent article on Reedsy, where they analysed data from hundreds of freelancer quotes and arrived at the costs of self-publishing a novel to professional standards. i.e. When you you don’t just upload a just-finished-typing Word file to Amazon, but actually produce a book properly. Instead…
Clan Daughter by Morgan Howell My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’m really enjoying this series! But I found this book a harder read than the first one, King’s Property. I’m not sure why that is. I think maybe it’s because the first book was such a nail-biting horror-fest that you kind of hope that […]Read More Book Review: Clan Daughter by Morgan Howell (Queen of the Orcs #2)
King’s Property by Morgan Howell My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked up this series on some credit at the second-hand bookstore. I was intrigued by the premise, in that it sounded like this was a book that was going to challenge the tired old “orcs are bad guys you can kill with impunity” […]Read More Book Review: King’s Property by Morgan Howell (Queen of the Orcs #1)
Circe by Madeline Miller My rating: 5 of 5 stars Every now and then you accidentally discover a gem of a book. The way this was marketed, I would not have read it. It was pitched to the general fiction and literary markets, and we found it on a sale table at our local Coles […]Read More Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller