Author: Kristen
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik Guest Post: Flow by Naomi Novik

    Today I’m delighted to have a guest post written by Naomi Novik to share with you! She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Temeraire series, beginning with His Majesty’s Dragon, and her latest novel, a standalone titled Uprooted, is out today. Uprooted has been one of my most anticipated books of 2015 ever since I first heard about it, and while I haven’t quite finished reading it yet, I’ve loved the three quarters I have read. The […]

  • Defiant by Karina Sumner-Smith The Leaning Pile of Books

    The Leaning Pile of Books is a feature where I talk about books I got over the last week – old or new, bought or received for review consideration (often unsolicited). Since I hope you will find new books you’re interested in reading in these posts, I try to be as informative as possible. If I can find them, links to excerpts, author’s websites, and places where you can find more information on the book are included. It’s been awhile […]

  • The Girl At Midnight by Melissa Grey Book Giveaway: The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

    Today I am giving away two copies of The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey! This debut novel, a young adult fantasy, is also the first book in a trilogy with the second and third books planned for 2016 and 2017. To learn more about the book and author, visit Melissa Grey’s website or follow her on Twitter. Giveaway details are below (giveaway is US/Canada only). ABOUT THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT (read an excerpt): Beneath the streets of New York […]

  • Binary by Stephanie Saulter Guest Post: Violent Impulses by Stephanie Saulter

    Today I’m delighted to welcome Stephanie Saulter back to the site! Gemsigns, her first novel and the first book in the ®Evolution series, is currently available in both the UK and the US. (I haven’t read it yet—it was recently added to the to-read pile—but I’ve heard it is excellent.) The second novel in this science fiction trilogy, Binary, was released in the UK last year and is available in the US today! Violent Impulses, or How We Think About […]

  • Women in SF&F Month Banner Women in SF&F Month 2015: The End

    April has come to an end, and so has the fourth annual Women in SF&F Month. Thank you so much to each of this year’s participants for their guest posts—they made this month’s series of guest posts possible, and it was wonderful to read their articles! There were lots of great discussions on a range of topics—writing a gender system, romance, writing with depression, Octavia Butler, refusal to read books by women, older science fiction written by women, working for […]