Science fiction and fantasy
Who Reviews What In 2013
27th January 2013
Multi-Author BlogsI'm listing blogs with more than four contributors separately. Many of these cover quite a wide range of subgenres, but even in these cases very few will review everything in the speculative fiction field.
ListsThe 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 Cheerful, Bleak, Highbrow and Accessible YA Books
The best books, listed according to various qualities.
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.
Last year I made a chart listing book bloggers and their subgenre preferences in 2012. Not even a year later many of those listings are out of date, as blogs grow, go on hiatus or change their policies. One of the biggest surprises for me was that Graeme Flory has stopped blogging after six years. Graeme's Fantasy Book Review has been a source of insightful reviews for years, and I'll miss it.
This year I've changed the format slightly, listing anthologies and graphic novels. I've also removed the category for grimdark novels, because it overlaps too much with epic fantasy. Some things haven't changed: there are still very few outlets for self-published books, and paranormal romance is one genre where tastes tend to be extremely polarised. If this chart is representative of the overall blogosphere, anyone self-publishing paranormal romance can't rely on book blog reviews to spread the word.
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