By Paul Barrett, Art Director, Girl Friday Productions After years of pouring your soul into your book, the last thing you want to do is flub the landing with a bad book cover. Of course, we all judge books by their covers (otherwise they wouldn’t exist!), so it’s crucial that you achieve a book cover […]Read more "10 Things NOT to Do to Your Book Cover"
Pavane by Keith Roberts My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. Who’s this Keith Roberts guy? I wondered. I had never heard of him. But lots of people I had heard of had, because they all did blurbs for this edition of this book: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, […]Read more "Book Review: Pavane by Keith Roberts"
The Fountains Of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the SF Masterworks Reading Challenge and Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club here on Goodreads, the 12 in 12 Challenge, the LGBTQ Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge, and the Hard Core Sci-Fi Challenge. This book won the Hugo and Nebula Awards in 1979/1980, and was nominated […]Read more "Book Review: The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke"
By J.K. Ullrich Indie authorship seems to have exacerbated my penchant for masochism: I can’t help looking at the bestseller lists, even though it only leaves me sad that my books aren’t on them! Browsing the top titles a few weeks ago, the blurb for Dan Brown’s latest novel Origin caught my eye. After reconnecting with one […]Read more "The Beautiful Scientist Problem"
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By Django Wexler I am, I have to admit, a war buff. I read military histories for fun, the kind with fold-out maps covered in little colored arrows and notations like “Kollowrath (40,000)”. As I am also a fantasy novelist, the nature of war in fantasy fiction has…
Beasts of Tabat by Cat Rambo My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Women of Genre Fiction Challenge. I read this book in part because I’ve come to know Cat Rambo through my work with the SFWA YouTube channel (for those who don’t know, she’s the current President of SFWA.) I heard she […]Read more "Book Review: Beasts of Tabat by Cat Rambo"