TBR & BEYOND: July 2022

July could well be a spotty month so far as blogging is concerned. As well as the usual work hassle, I’ve got a LARP weekend for the end of the month, and as a month-long project I’m renovating my bedroom/library. This means reduced reading time, but also unreliable internet access as I relocate to anotherContinue reading “TBR & BEYOND: July 2022”


We’ve made it to the halfway point of the year. Congratulations, and don’t forget to take a break and read some books. Of course, I’ve been reading books all through the year, and June was no exception. It was also a somewhat remarkable month in that I managed to stick to my planned TBR. Let’sContinue reading “MONTHLY ROUNDUP: June 2022”

SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Finalist Gut Reactions 5-7

These are my personal initial impressions of the SPSFC Finalists. These reactions are not necessarily indicative of the team’s overall rating, and are subject to change as I take a deeper look at each book. Full reviews and final team ratings will be posted once every judge has had the opportunity to read and discussContinue reading “SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Finalist Gut Reactions 5-7”

TBR & BEYOND: June 2022

As we hurtle towards the half-way point of the year, it’s time to re-examine our TBR stacks and decide what to read in the month of June. I’m making good progress on my various reading goals, so this month I might shake things up a little. Let’s talk TBR. TBR Aw, look at the poorContinue reading “TBR & BEYOND: June 2022”


What a month it’s been. May was a good month both for general reading and the blog more specifically. I’ve had a record amount of posts, and a record number of views. There’s a lot to talk about, so let’s get straight to it. BOOK HAUL I bought a couple of books this month, butContinue reading “MONTHLY ROUNDUP: May 2022”

SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Meet the Finalists

Here we are. After almost a year of reading, the SPSFC’s 10 judging teams have narrowed the three hundred-strong field down to just seven finalists. It’s been a rough road for some, with many early favourites falling by the wayside. Sadly, no books from At Boundary’s Edge’s initial allocation made it this far. But thatContinue reading “SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Meet the Finalists”

Online Communities: More Harm Than Good?

There is one great joy that all fans of science fiction should get to experience at least once, and that is meeting someone with the same taste in genre as you. But science fiction is, no matter what the success of certain blockbuster films may have lead you to expect, quite a small niche. It’sContinue reading “Online Communities: More Harm Than Good?”


April passed me by faster than expected, partly because of a bank holiday, but also because of my return to LARP after two and a half years of coronavirus-inflicted absence. It was good to see people again (and better to dress up as a fish person for a weekend without receiving any odd looks) butContinue reading “MONTHLY ROUNDUP: April 2022”

TBR & BEYOND: April 2022

Welcome to the second quarter of the year, and another edition of TBR & Beyond. April should be a little less intense on the work side of things, so I’m hopeful for a lot more reading in the next thirty days. And if there’s a gap in posting towards the end of the month, it’sContinue reading “TBR & BEYOND: April 2022”