SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: The Second Cuts

Welcome back to the SPSFC! As we read through our thirty allotted books in search of three to send through to the next round, we sadly must bid farewell to the majority. At this stage in the competition, we are making initial judgements based on the first 20% of each book. It is entirely possibleContinue reading “SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: The Second Cuts”

SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: The First Cuts

Welcome back to the SPSFC! As we read through our thirty allotted books in search of three to send through to the next round, we sadly must bid farewell to the majority. At this stage in the competition, we are making initial judgements based on the first 20% of each book. It is entirely possibleContinue reading “SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: The First Cuts”

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,Continue reading “SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Meet The Contestants”

SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Meet The Team

In defiance of all logic, I am a judge for the inaugural SPSFC. This is going to be a lot of fun, but it’s also a big responsibility. More, you might say, than one man alone can handle. Well, I’m not so sure about that, but I have nevertheless assembled a crack team of bloggersContinue reading “SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Meet The Team”

Are YOU a Book Snob?

Something I’ve seen coming up time and again, though moreso in recent months, are articles about elitism and snobbery in the world of books. Now, i’ve been on the receiving end of this snobbery myself. Through several years of university, I had (well, chose) to fight back against academics who thought genre fiction wasn’t worthwhile. AContinue reading “Are YOU a Book Snob?”

BOOK REVIEW: The Lesser Devil, by Christopher Ruocchio

-minor spoilers for Empire of Silence– Publisher: Self Published Genre: Space Opera Pages: 171 Publication Date: 25/02/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Hadrian Marlowe, the Sun Eater, is famous throughout the Sollan Empire and beyond. But what of his family? What of the brother he left behind? When Crispin Marlowe is the target of an assassination attempt, heContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Lesser Devil, by Christopher Ruocchio”