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We're interested in your thoughts about the books we review, and we know this information will be helpful to other readers, so we're asking YOU to rate books you've read. Just click on the stars in the comment section under the review. Adding your own review is optional, but you must add at least one character of text in the comment section so it will be submitted (stupid software).

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Great SFF Deals!

We’re always looking for money-saving deals on books, comics, and audiobooks and we bet you are, too. Let’s use this page to alert each other about great deals. Just leave a comment here with links. Occasionally we’ll go through and delete old ones. Every couple of months we'll reward one deal-poster with a book of their choice from our stacks.



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Our rating system

We realize that we're not professional literature critics -- we're just a group of readers who love to read and write about speculative fiction -- but we started this site to help SFF readers decide what to read and most consumers, whether of fine dining, vacuum cleaners, or fantasy novels, seem to like some sort of quantification. Thus, we assign "ratings," even though a few of us find the notion disagreeable. This week we challenged ourselves to come up with a standardized rating system. Though Marion and Ryan a couple of us are notoriously stingy with our stars, we still managed to come up with a scheme that we could agree on:

I loved pretty much all aspects of this book: story, style, and characters. It will be one of the best books I read this year. Perhaps it ble... Read More