Articles Posted in the " Indie/Small Press " Category


  • Book Review: “This Is Where It Ends” by Marieke Nijkamp

    Trigger warning: Mentions and slight discussion of rape. Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun. The students of Opportunity High School in Opportunity, Alabama, had no reason to think that today would be different than any other day. Then the auditorium doors didn’t open after their start-of-school assembly. Told from four […]


  • Book Review: “Inherit the Stars” by Tessa Elwood

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Ha ha, sorry, nope. Just kidding. Asa is the youngest daughter of House Fane, which has been plagued by an energy crisis and famine for years. The empire is under communication lockdown and in desperate need of help, or their enemies in House Galton will […]



  • Geekiary’s #WeNeedMoreDiverseBooks Wattpad Recommendations

    Jamie Sugah’s Recs Division of the Marked By: marchmccarron Summary: Every year, 50 children are marked. They join a superhuman society of scholars and martial artists. But this year, only 49 are found. As time passes, more and more children disappear.  Yarrow and Bray meet upon their marking and feel uniquely connected. However, a decade […]


  • “Mad About the Hatter” Is a Quick, Fun Read

    So apparently Alice (as in the Alice) has a younger brother, Henry – a brother who has never believed Alice’s ridiculous stories of a magical place called Wonderland. However, things are happening and Alice needs Henry to believe her because she needs his help, so she conspires to send him to Wonderland so that he can see it […]


  • The Hugo Awards That Might Have Been

    The Hugo winners were announced this past weekend. The whole Puppies controversy led to this year’s awards receiving by far the most votes of any Hugo contest, a great deal of chatter in the blogosphere and Twitter and even traditional media. And the results were definitively not on the side of the Puppies. Others have […]


  • Turning the Spotlight Around: An Interview with Captain Kyle

    My fellow cosplayer, Walking Dead fan, and Walker Stalker Con guru Kyle (a.k.a. “Captain Kyle“) recently published his first book, Elements of Cosplay…and tonight he’s following that up with the premiere of his webseries, “Captain Kyle’s Cosplay Spotlight”! I was treated to an early viewing of the first episode, and it was really enjoyable. The […]


  • Locus Award for Short Fiction, 2014 Finalists

    After the drama of the Puppy-tinted Hugos, the Locus Award finalists are an abrupt departure from that list. On the short fiction front, there isn’t a single finalist that overlaps with the Hugo nominees. More interestingly, these finalists do not overlap at all with the Nebulas, either, so this year we have three completely different […]