Ellie Whitmore is no ordinary girl. Even if her parents weren’t internationally famous celebrities, her six foot four inch height and oddly spotted complexion would make her stand out in any crowd. But never would she have guessed she was an alien from far across the galaxy. Or that hidden within her genetic makeup lies the Kyroibi: an ancient and powerful relic housing the forbidden knowledge of her people.
Self Published Science Fiction Competition
SPSFC2 Semifinalist Review: Melody by David Hoffer
Melody is a riveting and thought-provoking science fiction novel. If you like first contact scenarios and action-filled pages, then you’ll love David Hoffer’s otherworldly adventure.
Announcing Team Escapist’s SPSFC 2 Semifinalists!
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.
SPSFC2 Quarterfinalist Review: Debunked: Volume One of the Terravenum Chronicles by Dito Abbott
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.
SPSFC2 Quarterfinalist Review: Night Music by Tobias Cabral
Set on a mysterious and unsettling Martian world, Night Music brought forth an otherworldly force that drew from its eerie origins.
SPSFC2 Quarterfinalist Review: The Drift by Casie Aufenthie
Set in a dystopian future, The Drift depicts a shattered world of injustice following humanities evolution into three distinct races.
SPSFC Review: Of Mycelium and Men (The Biomass Conflux #1) by William C. Tracy
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.
SPSFC Review: Those Left Behind (The Waystations Trilogy #1) by N.C. Scrimgeour
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.
SPSFC Review: The Drift by Casie Aufenthie
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.
Announcing Team Escapist’s SPSFC 2 Quarterfinalists!
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.
Review: A Dream of Waking Life by E. S. Fein
This is a novel that will make your head spin!! It will show you how crazy the human mind could be to itself, with the twists and turns of a supernatural thriller. The writing will pull you in, making you feel as if you are living the life of the main character. It will make you ponder the true depths of the imaginations and what is real. There is a complete possibility that we may be living in a dream…
Review: The Created by Michael McCloskey
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.