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 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.
This is a story that will tickle the sci-fi lover with the world while keeping a mystery and thriller that is intriguing through the majority of the book. It has intense action, a desolate world that is easy to imagine, and characters that are interesting to read about. I encourage those who like to figure out puzzles to look into this cyberpunk thriller!
The Prometheus Effect is a story that will make you think of how we are utilizing the natural resources of our planet and where it could lead. It shows the darker side of human greed and not thinking of the future of the human race. Even with the large amount of ideas, it will definitely engage the reader in a variety of intriguing ideas that will stick in the mind as it plays over and over again with the ideas that it implants. It is a solid stand alone that hints at what may come in the future if we do not take care of the resources that we use.
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!