A Note From Author Tosca Lee

Written by Tosca Lee The first time I ever blurted out the words “I want to write a novel” I was home for spring break...

Last Hours! A Matter of Time Bundle – Curated by SFWA

This bundle is no longer on sale, but you probably don't want to miss these books!

“Steve” Gets a Documentary

It's a part-time job.

10 Fantastically Fierce Books Like CIRCE By Madeline Miller

Did you love Madeline Miller’s Circe? You’re not alone! Miller’s irresistible novel gives voice to Circe, the crooked witch we all know—or think we know—from The...

Narwhals, Narwhals…

Narwhals are medium-size marine mammals known for their characteristic tusk that resembles a unicorn’s horn. Their reclusive nature and remote Arctic habitat only adds...

Bookstagram Versus BookTube

Bookstagram and Booktube are incredibly popular amongst booklovers!

Visiting a Ship from My STAR CRUISE #SciFi Romance Novels

Designing an interstellar cruiseliner is not as straightforward as one might suppose.

Lore Over Love: The Resurrectionist of Caligo by Wendy Trimboli and...

The Resurrectionist of Caligo plays with genre in an intriguing and clever way. There are horror elements mixed with fantasy, colonial critique, and class commentary, all blended into a book that is a pleasure to read.

Is The Slang Too Old?

Be careful about the terms and slang you use in your writing, it might not be historically accurate

Queer Love, Rage, and Magic Amid War: Red Skies Falling by Alex...

Twins Kylee and Brysen find themselves separated for the first time in their lives, each on either side of a world fluttering toward the...

Writing About the Loss of a Sibling: A Discussion with Melissa Stephenson

I lost my only brother to leukemia in late November 2017. It was the most heartbreaking, devastating loss I could ever imagine, and I’m...

Autumnal Book Guide: 15 Best Fall 2019 Reads

Check out these new reads for Fall

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Cover Launch: RANDOM SH*T FLYING THROUGH THE AIR by Jackson Ford

I guess if you're a gilr who can move sh*t with your mind, there's bound to be random sh* flying through the air...

How (and Why) We’re Celebrating ‘World Kid Lit Month’ in 2019

Translations have always been a part of children’s literature. Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales were translations. Pippi Longstocking, Asterix, and The Little Prince are among...

The Adventure of the Incognita Countess by Cynthia Ward: Book Review

The Adventure of the Incognita Countess was a curious combination of historical fiction, paranormal romance, and 1950’s sci-fi Martian movie noir.

Vox by Christina Dalcher Review

Vox is easily defined as a more modern take on The Handmaid's Tale

New “Picard” Trailer, and a Release Date

Star Trek: Picard. (Just wondering when we're going to see Star Trek: Kirk, or Star Trek: Sisko, or even - my vote - Star Trek: McCoy

My Take on Zombies By Way of My Apex Novel, DesperHollow

Guest post by Elizabeth Massie, author of Desper Hollow Zombie fiction offers all sorts of variations on the living/walking dead mythos. Most of these novels...

12 YA Recommendations Based On Your Favorite Poe Poem

This list of YA books like Edgar Allan Poe poems is sponsored by Flatiron Books, publishers of His Hideous Heart, a collection of 13 of Edgar...

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Hunt for Red Fluffy, by Angel Martinez

QSFer Angel Martinez has a new mm sci fi humor book out in the Brimstone series: “The Hunt For Red Fluffy.” Someone abandons a pedigree...
A Midnight Clear Sam Hooker

Review: ‘A Midnight Clear’ Anthology

With stories from the authors of Black Spot Books – Sam Hooker, Alcy Leyva, Laura Morrison, Dalena Storm, Cassondra Windwalker, and Seven Jane. This book...

UCSC Living Writers Series Lineup

UC Santa Cruz announces its reading and lecture lineup

Visit to a Dead Science Fiction Project

Even abandoned projects can provide grist for the new story mill

What Trends Do I See Coming in #SciFi Romance?

Reverse Harems seem to be a fading plot, while "bully academies" are trending; what else will be happening with future romance?

ANNOUNCEMENT: Surviving Death, by G.R. Lyons

An excerpt from a gay paranormal romance novel

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 6th, 2019

Sponsored by Shadow Mountain Publishing These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals American Panda...

A Hunger Games prequel is on its way

If this is a prequel, will it be called "I Could Eat" Games? If a sequel, the "Satiated" Games?