What is Far Beyond Reality?
Far Beyond Reality is a science fiction and fantasy review blog written and maintained by Stefan Raets. The blog’s main focus is book reviews, but will occasionally also feature news items, interviews, and other SFF-related ramblings. The blog’s name was inspired by the Beyond Reality discussion group.
Who are you?
My name is Stefan Raets, and I’m a freelance writer, reviewer and editor living in San Diego. In addition to this blog, I regularly review for www.tor.com and provide the occasional guest review for www.fantasyliterature.com. You can follow me on Twitter at @sraets, or email me at farbeyondrealityblog AT gmail DOT com.
What’s your review policy?
I will consider for review any SFF book published in an SFWA Qualifying Professional Market or the equivalent abroad. I prefer print copies but I’m happy to review e-galleys/e-books too. I don’t accept self-published titles or audio-books for review at this time. If you would like to send me a book for review, please email me at farbeyondrealityblog AT gmail DOT com. Queries which do not qualify will be discarded. I will send you a link to the review of your book once it has been published.
What’s all this about a discussion group?
The name of this blog was inspired by the Beyond Reality SFF discussion group. Beyond Reality was founded in the mid-1990′s, and I’ve been managing and moderating it for over a decade now. The group, which has over 1,400 members (and counting!), has had a long history and several host sites. Its current home is GoodReads. If you enjoy in-depth discussion of SFF books, please feel free to check us out.
What else should I know?
All reviews, articles and other writings here are the sole property and copyright of Stefan Raets. If you are interested in using my reviews in your publication or blog, please contact me at farbeyondrealityblog AT gmail DOT com. I’m always looking for writing gigs!
Many of the reviews here are based on free review copies provided by publishers. This obviously does not influence the content or ratings of my reviews in any way. Still, the FTC likes you to be aware of this, so there you go.
If you buy books online and would like to support Far Beyond Reality, please consider clicking on the book links in my reviews to make your purchases. This way, I will receive a small commission from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, which I will then most probably use to buy more books. That way I can write more reviews, enabling you to discover more great reads and buy them, leading to more books and more reviews, and so on and so forth, world without end. So yes, please support Far Beyond Reality!