SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Meet The Contestants

The inaugural SPSFC (Self Published Science Fiction Competition) is getting under way! The judging teams have their books assigned, and we are chomping at the bit to get started. The At Boundary’s Edge team have spent the past few weeks sorting out the technical details, and while we’re a little way off our reviews yet, we can happily announce the 30 books in the running to be one of our 3 semi-finalists.

Here’s how this is going to work. We’ll read the first 20% of each book over the next few weeks and months, choosing ten to read in full and write reviews of, before whittling those down to the three being sent through to the next round of the competition. Sadly, this does mean we’ll have to bid an early farewell to twenty of these worthy entrants. Writing can be a tough business, and we know how much work goes into self-publishing a book, so with each book we cut, we will be writing short reviews explain why it didn’t make it through. And remember, just because we don’t like a book, doesn’t mean no one else will. I’d encourage anyone reading this to check out the books below and make up their own minds.

They’re an exciting bunch, I’m sure you’ll agree. Without further ado, here they are:

 

Vera Brook – SAND RUNNER

Dystopia

Sand Runner - Vera Brook

John B. Cheek – BRAGG FOR HIRE

Military SF

Bragg for Hire -John B. Cheek.jpg

Doug J. Cooper-  THE CRYSTAL DECEPTION

Artificial intelligence

crystal.jpg

R.Coots – DEVOUR THE STARS

Space Opera

Devour the Stars -R. Coots

Matt Digman & Ryan Roddy – THE DARK THAT DWELLS

Space Opera

The Dark That Dwells- Matt Digman and Ryan Roddy.jpg

Dave Dobson – DAROS

Space Opera

Daros -David Dobson

Toshi Drake – ENTITY

SF Horror

Entity - Toshi Drake.jpg

Charon Dunn & Sally Smith – RHONDA WRAY: RAPTOR WRANGLER

Adventure

Rhonda Wray - Raptor Wrangler - Charon Dunn

Michael R. Fletcher –  GHOSTS OF TOMORROW

Cyberpunk

Ghosts of Tomorrow - Mike Fletcher

Aaron Frale – TIME BURRITO

Time Travel

Time Burrito - Aaron Frale.JPG

Chloe Garner – THE FLIGHT OF THE KINGFISHER

Adventure

The Flight of the Kingfisher -Chloe Garner

Andy Geisler – THE NOTHING WITHIN

Apocalyptic

The Nothing Within-Andy Giesler.jpg

Erik E. Hanberg – THE LEAD CLOAK

Tech Thriller

The Lead Cloak - Erik Hanberg

Al Hess – MAZARIN BLUES

Artificial Intelligence Romance

Mazarin Blues -Al Hess.jpg

Aaron Hodges – DEFIANT

Alien Invasion

Defiant- Aaron Hodges

David Hoffer – MELODY

First Contact

Melody  - David Hoffer.jpg

David Kazzie – THE IMMUNE

Apocalyptic

The Immune -David Kazzie

Jamie Krakover – TRACKER220

Cyberpunk

Tracker220 -Jamie Krakover.jpg

Kyle McKeon – BLOOD ANIMUS

Tech Thriller

Blood Animus -Kyle McKeon

Darrel William Moore – DELPHINE DESCENDS

Cyberpunk

Delphine Descends -Darrel William Moore

Edward Nile – IRONSHIELD

Dieselpunk

Ironshield  - Edward Nile.jpg

Callan Primer – COMPANY DAUGHTER

Adventure

Company Daughter-Callan Primer

Mihai Pruna – THE SHIFT

Alternative History

The Shift -Mihai Pruna.jpg

Michael Reid Jr – KHAOS

Artificial Intelligence Adventure

KHAOS - Michael Reid Jr

Elliott Scott – TERMS OF SERVICE

Cyberpunk

Terms of Service -Elliott Scott.jpg

N. C. Scrimgeour – THE EXODUS BETRAYAL

Cyberpunk

The Exodus Betrayal -N. C. Scrimgeour

Jesse Sprague – BENEATH 5TH CITY

Alien Invasion

Beneath 5th City- Jesse Sprague.jpg

Brian G. Turner – DESTROYER

Tech Thriller

destroyer

Dom Watson – THE BOY WHO WALKED TOO FAR

Science Fantasy

The Boy Who Walked Too Far  - Dominic Watson.jpg

Tao Wong – LIFE IN THE NORTH

LitRPG

Life in the North -Tao Wong

 

 

Published by Alex Hormann

I'm a writer, reader, and farmer, with an interest in all things speculative.

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