Greetings, everyone, and welcome to Far Beyond Reality! After a decade or two of writing science fiction and fantasy book reviews, I’ve finally decided to bite the bullet and start my own review blog!
My main goal with Far Beyond Reality is simply to create a home for my reviews. In my opinion and regardless of anything else, a review should help people decide whether a book is right for them or not. I’ve been reviewing for a while, and I also manage a large SFF discussion group, simply because I love it when someone tells me they discovered and enjoyed a book because of me. That type of feedback is more or less why I spend my days reading and writing reviews. I guesstimate that the amount of books sold over the years because of my recommendations, reviews or book group discussions easily numbers in the thousands, and this blog is meant simply as another way to raise that number.
For those of you who know me from Tor.com and Fantasy Literature, never fear: my reviews will still appear there! If you follow those blogs, you may occasionally see a review on Far Beyond Reality that has been published there already, but it’s also my goal to provide brand new content. This will include new SFF book reviews, news announcements, and other SFF-related thoughts and ramblings. And for those of you who know me from the Beyond Reality book discussion group on GoodReads: welcome, and I hope you enjoy this other side of my SFF-related writings!
More info about the blog, including contact information and my review policy, can be found here.