Hello everyone! We were given 28 books in our allotment for this year’s Self Published Science Fiction Competition. It’s our job to narrow those books down to 3, which we’ll put forward into the finals to duke it out for bragging rights and a sweet ray gun. That time has come and, let me tell you, it was a tight race, with just tenths of a point separating the top competitors.
Debunked is a whimsical Sci-Fantasy that is for anyone who feels a strong sense of nostalgia for the classic adventure story. This modern take will have you escaping reality and adventuring through the skies of Terravenum. Debunked reminded me of a curious explorer; unable to be confined by the limits of imagination.
Set on a mysterious and unsettling Martian world, Night Music brought forth an otherworldly force that drew from its eerie origins.
Set in a dystopian future, The Drift depicts a shattered world of injustice following humanities evolution into three distinct races.
This book has a lot of very interesting ideas and approaches the colonization of a planet in a very good way. The technical aspects of the book are very well thought out and make a lot of sense in the worldbuilding that takes place throughout the novel. The different castes are also unique and are done well with a divisiveness that adds a lot to the overall story. The passage of time is pretty large and it does jump between a lot of characters, within a pretty short book for what it tries to accomplish.
Those Left Behind will be the sci fi novel that will keep readers reading late into the night. With new creatures, crazy technology, and a mystery about the Waygates, there’s something for everyone. This is a series that I look forward to continuing and discovering more of what it has to offer. This will be a sci fi that can be treasured with some of the great ones.
This is a book that is a lot different than what I would typically read but it was an enjoyable one. The romantic plot is a strong plot point through the novel and it is done well, letting it naturally come. The action scenes took me by surprise and were extremely fun to read. An entertaining good read full of heart and characters that are trying to survive in an oppressive world. The book is well written and fans of sci fi romance will definitely find this a great read.
Hello everyone! If you’ve been wondering where Team Escapist has been, well, we’ve been reading. A lot. We were given 28 books in our allotment for this year’s Self Published Science Fiction Competition and it’s our job to narrow those down to 3, which we’ll put forward into the finals to duke it out for bragging rights and a sweet ray gun.
The Created was a clever mix of alien species and technology. It is a fast read and will definitely get the mind thinking about what technology could be used for in the future. It is an enjoyable read, even if it the parts were very distinct in the writing and feel. And once in a while, it might be necessary to check that potted plant that seems to be moving when you’re not watching it.
Within each of the judging teams for SPSFC there are roughly (30) books randomly assigned as their “slush pile” and this makes up each teams allocation. At Team Escapist, after some moving and shuffling around, we ended up with 28 books as our official allocation.
Hello all and welcome to another SPSFC2 post from us at Team Escapist. As the competition is officially now underway, we thought it would be prudent to let you all know a little about each of the 28 books in our team’s slush pile. Below you’ll find each of our books listed (in alphabetical order) with their covers and blurbs so you can get hyped with us (as well as a few affiliate links to Amazon)! I’m not going to lie, there are a lot of good looking books in our team’s slush pile, so I think we are going to have some tough decisions in the future! Wish us luck and maybe read along with us!
Escapist Book Co. is entering the fray and signing on to be a judge for this years SPSFC! What’s the SPSFC, you ask? It stands for Self Published Science Fiction Competition and, well, it’s just what it says it is! Born out of the desire to have a science fiction equivalent to Mark Lawrence’s SPFBO (Self Published Fantasy Blog Off) and hosted by Hugh Howey and Duncan Swan, the SPSFC is entering its second year!