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Best scifi blogs and book reviewers

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The vast and star-studded expanse of the science fiction literary landscape… it’s a world as sprawling and diverse as the genre’s own myriad planets, and it can make even the most dedicated of bibliophiles feel like they’re lost in space. Lucky for you, I’ve got my Captain’s log handy, ready to guide you through the nebula of sci-fi book blogs and review sites that float about in the cyberspace.

Venturing into these realms is no less thrilling than stepping onto an alien ship. You never quite know what you’re going to encounter, which book will beam you up next, or when you’re going to come face-to-face with an idea so profoundly ‘other’ it sends shivers down your spine. These sites are the docking stations for explorers in search of new worlds and the curators of humanity’s intergalactic dreams.

From the trusty ol’ SF Signal, which still sends off its echoes long after its final transmission, to the bustling Sci-Fi & Scary, where the pulse of extraterrestrial dread is ever palpable. Or SF Book Reviews, the David in our cosmos of Goliaths, keeping the sci-fi love pure and unadulterated, free from the icy clutches of corporate hands.

Then there are places like Best SF, a site that calls to mind a bustling Martian bazaar, with its tables laden with rich, ripe narratives from the genre’s most delectable minds. And if you’re yearning for a place to rest, catch your breath and reflect on the great sci-fi reads of yore, look no further than SF

Of course, we can’t forget the grand dame of them all, Locus Online, a site as timeless and ever-evolving as the genre itself. Here you’ll find the cream of the literary cosmos, the speculative masterworks that dare to gaze into the abyss of the unknown and return with stories that challenge, mesmerize, and inspire.

So there you have it, my space-weary friends, a curated constellation of sci-fi book blogs and review sites. Do they hold the answers to the universe’s deepest mysteries? Well, that’s for you to discover. But I can promise you this: venture into these worlds, and you’ll return starry-eyed and brimming with stories that’ll challenge your understanding of what it means to be human. After all, isn’t that what great science fiction is all about? So, dust off your space suit, power up your Kindle, and prepare for launch. The universe is waiting, and it’s one hell of a read.

36 scifi blogs and websites

  1. SFFWorld: This broad-based site reviews a wide range of speculative fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, and horror. They provide in-depth book reviews and allow author submissions.
  2. The Little Red Reviewer: A personal blog that focuses mostly on science fiction and fantasy books, including lesser-known and self-published works. The blogger’s reviews are well-written and thoughtful.
  3. The Wertzone: Run by Adam Whitehead, this blog is dedicated to reviews of science fiction and fantasy books, films, and television.
  4. SFBook: A blog dedicated to reviewing all things sci-fi and fantasy. They are open to reviewing self-published books and welcome submissions from authors.
  5. Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations: This blog focuses on science fiction from the 50s-70s, with detailed and thought-provoking reviews.
  6. Strange Horizons: A weekly magazine that publishes reviews of science fiction and fantasy books. They accept submissions from authors for reviews.
  7. Speculiction: A personal blog focusing on thoughtful and critical reviews of speculative fiction, with an emphasis on lesser-known works.
  8. Civilian Reader: A blog that provides in-depth reviews of fantasy and science fiction books, graphic novels, and more.
  9. Intellectus Speculativus: This blog offers insightful reviews and criticism of speculative fiction works, including a focus on diversity in science fiction and fantasy.
  10. SFRevu: An online monthly magazine dedicated to reviews of science fiction, with author interviews and news. They accept books for review.
  11. Bookworm Blues: A review site that focuses on speculative fiction, with a particular interest in highlighting unique voices and lesser-known works.
  12. A massive platform for all things science fiction and fantasy, featuring news, reviews, essays, and original stories.
  13. SF Crowsnest: A comprehensive resource for science fiction and fantasy fans, featuring book reviews, author interviews, and genre news.
  1. io9: A major hub for geek culture, io9 offers science fiction book reviews, news, commentary, and more.
  2. Fantasy Book Review: Despite its name, this site also features a robust section dedicated to science fiction.
  3. Printed Pages & Coffee: This site reviews a wide range of books but has a substantial collection of science fiction book reviews.
  4. The Book Smugglers: A blog run by two self-proclaimed “book smugglers,” featuring reviews of fantasy, science fiction, and more.
  5. SFF180: Originally launched as in 2001, SFF180 features deep and comprehensive reviews of science fiction and fantasy books.F
  6. Worlds Without End: A massive resource for fans of speculative fiction, offering a plethora of book reviews, author interviews, and an inclusive book tracking system.
  7. The Future Fire: A small-press and online magazine, The Future Fire reviews speculative fiction, with a focus on social-political themes.
  8. Adventures in SciFi Publishing: An online publication devoted to the exploration of the science fiction genre, offering reviews, author interviews, and writing advice.
  9. The SF Site: The SF Site is a comprehensive resource for all things related to science fiction and fantasy, offering news, reviews, and features on upcoming releases.
  10. SciFiNow: SciFiNow is a British magazine that covers a wide range of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, including book reviews and author interviews.
  11. Daily Science Fiction: Daily Science Fiction is a magazine that publishes original speculative fiction every weekday, featuring short stories from new and established authors.
  12. SF Novelists: SF Novelists is a group blog run by over a hundred authors of fantasy and science fiction, offering insight into the writing process and the publishing industry.
  13. Analog SF Blog: The blog of Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine, offering news, updates, and features related to the magazine’s content.
  14. SciFi Bloggers: SciFi Bloggers is an online magazine focused on all things sci-fi, including book reviews, film reviews, and original fiction.
  15. Science Fiction Musings: A blog offering thoughtful commentary and reviews on a wide range of science fiction literature.
  16. Sci Fi Chick: features book reviews, author interviews, giveaways, and more, all focused on science fiction and fantasy.
  17. Science Fiction and Fantasy: A blog dedicated to reviewing and discussing books within the science fiction and fantasy genres.
  18. Off-Worlders SciFi Blog: Off-Worlders is a blog that explores the realms of science fiction, offering book reviews, essays, and commentary.
  19. SF Fandom: SF Fandom is a community of science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans, offering discussion forums, reviews, and features.
  20. Cory Doctorow’s Blog: The personal blog of renowned science fiction author Cory Doctorow, where he shares news, views, and updates on his writing.
  21. Resources for Science Fiction Writers: A comprehensive collection of resources provided by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for aspiring and established authors.
  22. John C. Wright’s Blog: The personal blog of John C. Wright, a well-known science fiction and fantasy author, where he shares his thoughts on a variety of topics.
  23. SpaceSquid: SpaceSquid is an online and print zine that publishes short science fiction and fantasy humor. It also provides reviews of movies, books, games, and more in the same vein.
  24. Jon Cronshaw: an indie-focused author blog with author interviews about speculative scifi, fantasy and apocalyptic fiction.

Each of these sites and blogs has a unique perspective on science fiction literature, and they all offer a wealth of information and commentary for fans of the genre. Remember, these bloggers and sites get many submissions, so be sure to read their review policies and guidelines before submitting your work.

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Bestselling Scifi books

  1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  2. Neuromancer by William Gibson
  3. Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
  4. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  5. The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
  6. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  7. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  8. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
  9. Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  10. Dune by Frank Herbert
  11. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  12. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  13. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

PS check out our 60 favorite scifi novels of all time!

*This is a general list. You may notice that a lot of these books are already established titles, and a lot of the authors are known. The list is made up of older titles. It is also in no particular order.

Top scifi authors

  • Frank Herbert
  • Isaac Asimov
  • William Gibson
  • Neal Stephenson
  • H.G. Wells
  • George Orwell

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