Vintage Science Fiction Month: Anthologies

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January is Vintage Science Fiction Month!

It’s a month dedicated to reading, watching, blogging, or talking about anything vintage science fiction. There isn’t a hard and fast rule for what makes it “vintage” but a general guideline is if it was created in 1979 or earlier then you’re good. Some people will just choose something created before their birth year. The rules aren’t hard and fast. The point is to have fun.

It was started by Andrea over at the Little Red Reviewer and is now co-hosted by Jacob over at Red Star Reviews. There’s also a Twitter account you can follow @VintageSciFi_.

Today I’m excited to invite Andrea Johnson to the blog for a guest post to discuss an often overlooked Vintage Sci-Fi Month reading option…anthologies. Continue reading

Month In Review: June 2019

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Well June is at an end and it’s time for another review post. I didn’t do one for May so this will actually be a combined two-month in review post.

Let me start by saying things have been going a little slow here at Off The TBR. I kinda fell into a reading slump and I’m not sure why. It isn’t that I haven’t been wanting to read as much, I just have been reading at a slower pace. Some of that may be due to my son’s baseball schedule and being tired from work, but I don’t think those are big reasons. It really started in April just before the D.C. field trip with my youngest and I just slowed down after that. Can’t really explain it. Instead of my goal of reading and reviewing one book a week (roughly four a month), I’ve been closer to two reviews a month the last couple months. Continue reading

Sworld: The Chronicles of Malick Review

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Author: William R. Harris
Publisher: Chandra Press
Publication Date:  May 3, 2019
Format: Kindle
Print Length: 464 pages
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher.

Sworld is a slow-burn space exploration sci-fi novel hitting on themes of power, colonialism, and the unintended consequences of scientific exploration. A novel with a definite Star Trek vibe, Sworld takes the reader on a journey into the unknown on a planet with elements both familiar and alien. Continue reading