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Small Press Book Review: Crazy Greta by David Hardy

If John Bunyan had dropped acid while writing The Pilgrim's Progress...

Small Press Book Review: Tales From Super-Science Fiction

50s redux - Super Science Fiction!

Small Press Review: Alchemy & Steam

Fiction River kicks off its third year of publication

Small Press Book Review: Starbase Human by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The latest Retrieval Artist novel - Starbase Human - will throw you some curves.

A Quick Look at Three Current Kickstarters

Three really great Kickstarter campaigns you ought to know about.

Small Press Review: The Peyti Crisis by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The Peyti Crisis: Rusch deftly manages to handle a large cast of characters without missing a beat

Small Press Book Review: Seekers by T. M. Hunter

Space Pirates! (Really. What more do you need than to hear those two words? Arrrrrrrrr shiver me airlocks and space the scurvy dogs!

Small Press Book Review: A Murder of Clones by Kristine Kathryn...

Rusch pulls off another taught thriller with A Murder of Clones.

Thoughts on Awards

Will any Indie offerings make it on the Hugo ballot?

Small Press Book Review: Anniversary Day by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Science Fiction meets the Private Eye in KK Rusch's Anniversary Day saga.

Indie Book Review: The Seals of Abgal by Woelf Dietrich

Dietrich’s first book is the short novel The Seals of Abgal. It’s a combination of Sumerian and Norse mythology. Now that’s not a combination you see everyday.

Small Press Book Review: The Book of Feasts and Seasons by...

A review of some Seasonal fiction.

Indie Book Review: “Red Shadows, Green Hell” by David Hardy

Earlier this year, Hardy showed his versatility with a very different type of historical fantasy, "Red Shadows, Green Hell".

Indie Book Review: “Passing in the Night” by Michael Kingswood

Keith West begins a series looking at "teaser" fiction from the indie publishing world.

Biting Off More Than I Can Chew

Keith takes a break from reviewing and asks readers a question.

Book Review: Blind Shadows by James A. Moore and Charles R....

The days are growing shorter. The air has a crisp bite to it. It’s time to settle back with something good to read. It’s time to relax. Don’t worry about that scraping sound at the window. It’s just a branch that needs trimming. Probably.

Book Review: Weird Tales of Horror

David West's work - a bit like the early work of Henry Kuttner

Kick-starter Continues to be Used as a Publishing Strategy

A review of some current crowdfunding publishing projects

Book Review: Help Fund My Robot Army!!!

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Given that there is a strong recursive strain in science fiction, it was only a matter of time until a book about crowdfunding was published via crowdfunding.

Book Review : Fiction River Fantastic Detectives

Fiction RIver has been a huge success, particularly in introducing a diversity of themes.

Book Review: They Say the Sirens Left the Seas

A review of a poetry collection that includes a few directly inspired by the works of Lord Dunsany and H. P. Lovecraft.

Book Review: Bard’s Road The Collected Stories of Lee Martindale

Collected works from the Bard's Bard - Lee Martindale

Book Review: Trial and Glory by Joshua P. Simon

A review of the final installment of the Blood and Tears Trilogy

The Crazy Days of Summer

Keith is a little busy the days of summer; he'll tide you over with a few suggested reads.

Book Review: The Memory of Death

The internet does wonderful things: like bringing works published in other countries to our attention.

A Brief Chat with the Guys Behind Ragnarok Publications

An interview with the fiendish minds behind Ragnarok Publications - Tim Marquitz and Joe Martin

Book Review: The Ten Thousand Things

Three men writing a weird western featuring a young woman of mixed race and pulling it off well. Spit that into your spittoon!

Interview with Robert MacAnthony, Founder of Long Count Press

An interview with Robert MacAnthony, founder of the new speculative fiction small press Long Count Press.

Book Review: Shadows of a Fading World

Shadows of a Fading World is the first anthology from Long Count Press. For a first anthology, it’s pretty impressive. It contains seven stories of varying length, mostly novelette/novella, set in the last days of the world.

Book Review: Empty Hearts by Mark Finn

A review of Empty Hearts by Mark Finn, a collection of stories.