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.
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: 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: Zeroed Out by Jacob Markrof
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!
Review: The Prometheus Effect by David Fleming
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.
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.
SPSFC 2 – My Allocations and First Impressions: Ash
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.