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Who Reviews What In 2013
A chart of the sub-genre preferences of prominent speculative fiction book bloggers reviewing in 2013.

The Best Books Of 2012
A list of some of the outstanding releases of 2012.

Who Reviews What In 2012
A chart of the sub-genre preferences of a number of prominent SFF book bloggers writing reviews in 2012.

The Best Books Of 2011
My choice of the best genre reading of 2011.

10 Years of Warpcore SF
Celebrating 10 years of blogging with a look at the best of the best from the past.

Top 10 Lists: Books
Top rated authors and books by genre and date.

A Short List of Under-Appreciated Books
A list of some of some books that have slipped under the radar.

Top 10 Cheerful, Bleak, Highbrow and Accessible YA Books

Top 10 Cheerful Books

Because sometimes that wrapped-in-cotton-wool feeling is what you crave.
  1. iZombie: Repossession (2012) by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred    

  2. Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero (2009) by Dan Abnett    

  3. Living Dead In Dallas (2002) by Charlaine Harris    

  4. The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents (2001) by Terry Pratchett    

  5. The Bride That Time Forgot (2010) by Paul Magrs    

  6. Making Money (2007) by Terry Pratchett    

  7. Wintersmith (2006) by Terry Pratchett    

  8. Heat Stroke (2004) by Rachel Caine    

  9. Rat Queens Volume One: Sass And Sorcery (2015) by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch    

  10. Club Dead (2003) by Charlaine Harris    

Top 10 Bleak Books

For those times when a dose of pessimism is just what the executioner ordered.
  1. The Hunger Games (2008) by Suzanne Collins    

  2. The Left Hand Of God (2010) by Paul Hoffman    

  3. Pretty Little Dead Things (2010) by Gary McMahon    

  4. Apocalypse Now Now (2013) by Charlie Human    

  5. Zoo City (2010) by Lauren Beukes    

  6. Monstress Volume One: Awakening (2016) by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda    

  7. God’s War (2011) by Kameron Hurley    

  8. Dead Bad Things (2011) by Gary McMahon    

  9. A Serpent Uncoiled (2011) by Simon Spurrier    

  10. Bloody War (2011) by Terry Grimwood    

Top 10 Highbrow Reads

Not necessarily the most highbrow books I've reviewed, but the best ones.
  1. The End Of The Line (2010) by Jonathan Oliver    

  2. Shades of Grey (2010) by Jasper Fforde    

  3. Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero (2009) by Dan Abnett    

  4. Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute (2011) by Jonathan L. Howard    

  5. Toxin: The Cunning Of Bacterial Poisons (2005) by Alistair Lax    

  6. God’s War (2011) by Kameron Hurley    

  7. Quantum (2008) by Manjit Kumar    

  8. The Incredible Unlikeliness Of Being (2014) by Alice Roberts    

  9. Johannes Cabal the Detective (2010) by Jonathan L. Howard    

  10. Johannes Cabal The Necromancer (2009) by Jonathan L. Howard    

Top 10 Accessible YA Books

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003) by J. K. Rowling    

  2. Bartimaeus: The Amulet Of Samarkand (2003) by Jonathan Stroud    

  3. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (2011) by Ransom Riggs    

  4. The Beguilers (2001) by Kate Thompson    

  5. Wintersmith (2006) by Terry Pratchett    

  6. Ancient Appetites (2007) by Oisin McGann    

  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007) by J. K. Rowling    

  8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005) by J. K. Rowling    

  9. The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents (2001) by Terry Pratchett    

  10. Northern Lights (His Dark Materials trilogy) (1995) by Philip Pullman