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Small Press Book Review: Crazy Greta by David Hardy

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

Small Press Book Review: Tales From Super-Science Fiction

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50s redux - Super Science Fiction!

Small Press Review: Alchemy & Steam

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Fiction River kicks off its third year of publication

Small Press Book Review: Starbase Human by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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

A Quick Look at Three Current Kickstarters

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Three really great Kickstarter campaigns you ought to know about.

Small Press Review: The Peyti Crisis by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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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

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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...

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

Thoughts on Awards

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Will any Indie offerings make it on the Hugo ballot?

Small Press Book Review: Anniversary Day by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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

Indie Book Review: The Seals of Abgal by Woelf Dietrich

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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...

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A review of some Seasonal fiction.

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

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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

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

Biting Off More Than I Can Chew

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

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

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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

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

Kick-starter Continues to be Used as a Publishing Strategy

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A review of some current crowdfunding publishing projects

Book Review: Help Fund My Robot Army!!!

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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

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

Book Review: They Say the Sirens Left the Seas

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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

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Collected works from the Bard's Bard - Lee Martindale

Book Review: Trial and Glory by Joshua P. Simon

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

The Crazy Days of Summer

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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

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

A Brief Chat with the Guys Behind Ragnarok Publications

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

Book Review: The Ten Thousand Things

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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

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

Book Review: Shadows of a Fading World

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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

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