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What Makes a Good Science Fiction Book

Online Book Reviews One of the big issues with speculative fiction novels I see when I write book reviews is the disparity in the quality, seemingly more than many other form of literature science fiction and it's brother fantasy seem to be an area with a massive range in the ability of the authors. This appears to be compounded by the literary explosion that is "self publishing".

Don't get me wrong there are some incredibly talented authors who self publish but this new freedom has also opened the flood gates for every man and his monkey to "have a go" and seperating the good from the bad can be very time consuming.

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written by Ant on Saturday 28th April 2012
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Tips on writing the best online book review

Online Book Reviews I've been writing online book reviews for a number of years now (and yes that is my TBR pile on the left) and thought it would be a good idea to provide a tiny insight into the knowledge and experience i've gained so far. Hopefully this will be a good starting point for anyone who wishes to begin writing the best book reviews.

The review should describe, analyze, evaluate and above all entertain, conveying your own opinion with supporting evidence from the book itself. Don't forget that this is your own personal view so don't be afraid of saying how you feel or what you really thought.

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written by Ant on Friday 27th April 2012
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Books to Watch out for Spring / Summer 2012

There are so many books coming out in this digital age that even some of the bigger titles can get missed by the avid reader. As such I thought it might be an idea to run a semi-regular item about the most promising books I've seen coming out over the next few months or so. For ease I've grouped these books by release date, if you know of one I've missed or would like to see included then let me know.

May 2012 Blackbirds Bitterblue ...

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written by Ant on Friday 13th April 2012
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Book of the Month April 2012

Book of the Month April 2012

This months choice for book of the month is by the highly talented author Keith Blackmore.

His powerful voice combined with a real talent to spin a story filled with larger than life characters is nothing short of astounding and the self published novel Mountain Man embodies everything that is good about the genre.

If you have any interest at all in post-apocalyptic fiction then you really should by this novel.

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written by Ant on Thursday 12th April 2012