Category Archives: Guest post

Guest post by Marie Brennan: The Dreaded Label “Mary Sue”

For today’s guest post, I’m very proud to welcome Marie Brennan, whose two most recent novels A Natural History of Dragons and The Tropic of Serpents I reviewed here and here. Marie Brennan is a former academic with a background … Continue reading

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Guest post by Peter Higgins: Impossible Genres: Are There Books That Can’t Be Written?

Peter Higgins’ debut novel Wolfhound Century was easily one of my favorite books of 2013. With its luminous prose and original world-building, the novel took me utterly by surprise. Today, just about a year later, Orbit and Peter Higgins deliver … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Miles Cameron: Writing women when you are a man… Or what makes a Queen

When Miles Cameron’s first fantasy novel The Red Knight came out last year, I didn’t exactly make it a secret that I loved the book. Back then, I asked the author (who has, since then, confirmed that he is prolific … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Ann Leckie: Skiing Downhill, or Agency in C.J. Cherryh’s Foreigner

My recent review of Foreigner by C.J. Cherryh led to a seriously in-depth discussion with author Ann Leckie about the agency or lack thereof in the novel’s main character Bren. We started off in the review’s comments section and then … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Night Shade Book Saga, or Dude, where’s my book? by Michael J. Martinez

I’m proud to present this guest post by author Michael J. Martinez, whose debut novel The Daedalus Incident was published recently in paperback format. (You can read my review here.) In this revealing post, Michael J. Martinez discusses his experience … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Designing the Cover of Will McIntosh’s Love Minus Eighty, by Kirk Benshoff (Art Director at Orbit)

The cover of Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh is a thing of beauty. It’s hard to really get the full effect without holding the book in your hands, so imagine: the trade paperback is wrapped in a gorgeous transparent … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Leaps in Time and Too-Much-Techno Phobia, by Will McIntosh

As announced yesterday, I’m proud to present this guest post by author Will McIntosh, whose new novel Love Minus Eighty is out today. You can find my review here. Will McIntosh’s debut novel, Soft Apocalypse, was a finalist for both … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Green-eyed Gremlin by Jeff Salyards, author of “Scourge of the Betrayer”

My review of Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards went up at Tor.com today. I’ll post the entire review here soon, but for now, you can read it at Tor.com. Meanwhile, I already have a wonderful treat to offer: … Continue reading

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Fifty Page Fridays: Chrysanthe by Yves Meynard (Guest Post by Justin Landon)

This week’s Fifty Page Fridays is also Far Beyond Reality’s first ever guest post, courtesy of one of the most consistently interesting SF&F bloggers around: Justin Landon of Staffer’s Musings. If you’re not reading Justin’s blog yet, you’re missing out … Continue reading

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