SPSFC FINALIST REVIEW: A Star Named Vega, by Benjamin J. Roberts

The time is finally upon us. The SPSFC has reached the finals, and we have a finalist review here for you today. This one is of Benjamin J. Roberts’ A Star Named Vega. This book has an SPSFC rating of 7.50 out of 10. Prior to the SPSFC, I had very limited experience with self-publishedContinue reading “SPSFC FINALIST REVIEW: A Star Named Vega, by Benjamin J. Roberts”

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”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: All The Whys Of Delilah’s Demise, by Neve Maslakovic

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the penultimate full review of these six, which is of Neve Maslakovic’s All The Whys Of Delilah’s Demise. This book has an SPSFC rating of 5.00 out of 10, and is reviewed here by my co-judge Ryan.Continue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: All The Whys Of Delilah’s Demise, by Neve Maslakovic”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Shadows of Mars, by I. O. Adler

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the fourth full review of these six, which is of I. O. Adler’s Shadows of Mars. This book has an SPSFC rating of 6.50 out of 10, and is reviewed here by my co-judge Ryan. It wasContinue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Shadows of Mars, by I. O. Adler”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: The Dinosaur Four, by Geoff Jones

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the third full review of these six, which is of Geoff Jones’ The Dinosaur Four. This book has an SPSFC rating of 5.50 out of 10. There are science fiction books that use their speculative elements toContinue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: The Dinosaur Four, by Geoff Jones”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Resistance, by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the second full review of these six, which is of Mikhaeyla Kopievsky’s Resistance. This book has an SPSFC rating of 5.00 out of 10. Some genres are more popular than others. Space Opera, for example, is belovedContinue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Resistance, by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky”

SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire, by G. M. Nair

For the past few months, we’ve been reading six more semi-finalists from the inaugural SPSFC. Today we’ve got the first full review of these six, which is of G. M. Nair’s Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire. This book has an SPSFC rating of 7.50 out of 10, and is reviewed here by my co-judgeContinue reading “SPSFC SEMI-FINALIST REVIEW: Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire, by G. M. Nair”

MONTHLY ROUNDUP: April 2022

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”

SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Semi-Finalist Gut Reactions 4-6

These are my personal initial impressions of the books allocated to the At Boundary’s Edge team during Phase 2 of the inaugural SPSFC. Ratings are subject to change as I take a closer look at each book. Full length reviews of each book will be posted once the whole team has had a chance toContinue reading “SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Semi-Finalist Gut Reactions 4-6”

SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Semi-Finalist Gut Reactions 1-3

These are my personal initial impressions of the books allocated to the At Boundary’s Edge team during Phase 2 of the inaugural SPSFC. Ratings are subject to change as I take a closer look at each book. Full length reviews of each book will be posted once the whole team has had a chance toContinue reading “SPSFC At Boundary’s Edge: Semi-Finalist Gut Reactions 1-3”