April 30, 2017
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Okay, this week was crazy. I put in three podcast appearances. Whew! I’m exhausted.
Here they are!
Geek Gab’s All-Pulp Episode:
Geek Gab’s All-RPGs Episode:
SuperversiveSF’s All-RPGs episode:
April 14, 2017
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Okay, the Thorne story is from 2013. I slipped up there! But I’m trying to focus on new stuff here even when I know there is some really good stuff from last year that I ought to have gotten around to. (If a story comes in my email from Lyonesse or Sci Phi Journal that has a copyright date of 2016, though, I don’t even look at it!)
Anyway, I’ve done another five (count ’em, five) short reviews of short sff stories and folded them in to my ongoing rankings. Brian K. Lowe held on to his top spot this time, but I had some pulp revolutionary type come in and say that they liked Louise Sorensen’s better. Just before someone else butted in to say her story was the worst evah!
So yeah… the rankings are subjective. I like a combination of cogency and punch in short fiction. As to what I don’t like… well, check out the reviews for more on that!
- War of the Ruby by Brian K. Lowe (review here)
- The Thorne Legacy by J. D. Brink (review here)
- The Dragon’s Teeth by David Hallquist (review here)
- Darla of Deodanth by Louise Sorensen (review here)
- Samaritan by Karl K. Gallagher (review here)
- The Prolapsing Empire by E. Reagan Wright (review here)
- A Kiss for the Mirrorman by Adrian Cole (review here)
- The Dreaming Wounds by Anya Ow (review here)
- Empty Vessels by David O’Donoghue (review here)
- Cottage in the Woods by Gisele Peterson (review here)
If you have any suggestions for more stories I should take a look at, please let me know.
April 13, 2017
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Well it’s that time of year again– time to put together the latest selection of Jeffro Johnson book blogging posts for the reading pleasure of Worldcon’s throng of Hugo Award voters.
I only have one problem doing this. Last year is just a great big blur to me at this point…! Fortunately somebody remembers what all we got into: Spencer Hart graciously selected these as being of interest to the more bookish of book-inclined book blog readers out there:
Now I dunno if I’ll have to trim this down or not. Or maybe somebody will turn up with a totally awesome Jeffro Johnson blog post that I completely forgot I wrote. But if you’re looking to go ahead and get rolling hashing out who is the preeminent fan writer of this year’s incredibly competitive field, this ought to get you going.
Oh, and incidentally… the blog where all of these were posted is Castalia House blog, which is up for Best Fanzine this year. Check it out!