Author Archives: Stefan (Far Beyond Reality)

My Favorite “New to Me” Author of 2015 (on SF Signal)

Today you can find me on SF Signal, where I’m participating in another Mind Meld, this time answering the question: “Who is Your Favorite “New to You” Author You Read in 2015?” Click  here to find out my response (and the responses of … Continue reading

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Nature Abhors a Vacuum: Rereading Cibola Burn (on Tor.com)

Today you can find me on Tor.com writing about Cibola Burn, the fourth book in the Expanse series, as part of our unofficial “Fellowship of the Expanse”: we asked four great SF/F reviewers/critics (and me, ahaha) to write an in-depth post … Continue reading

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Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone

Before I get started: yes, I know, it’s ridiculous I’m just reviewing Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone now. At the same time, I have to say I’m quite disappointed in all of you because, really, not one of you … Continue reading

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Reviving FBR + My Favorite Books of 2015

Well, it’s been quiet here at Far Beyond Reality, hasn’t it? For months now, I’ve just been in the mood to re-read older books, or, to be precise, to read books I don’t need to review, books I can just … Continue reading

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The Trials by Linda Nagata

Novels like The Trials by Linda Nagata give me—or at least restore some of my—faith in the publishing industry. Sure, there’s the story of how the book came to be in the first place: Linda Nagata, who wrote several critically … Continue reading

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Guest post by Fran Wilde: The Novel as Landscape: Choosing What to See, What to Hear

For today’s guest post, I’m very proud to welcome Fran Wilde, author of Updraft. Fran Wilde is an author and technology consultant. Her first novel, Updraft, is forthcoming from Tor/Macmillan in 2015. Her short stories have appeared in publications including Asimov’s, Beneath … Continue reading

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Zer0es by Chuck Wendig

So an Arab Spring hacktivist, an online troll, a wannabe Anonymous-style hacker, an old-school cipherpunk, and a credit card scammer walk into a bar… Well, okay, the bar part isn’t necessarily part of Chuck Wendig’s new novel Zer0es, but wouldn’t that … Continue reading

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