YA Round Up: Issue 7

Hive, the most recent young adult book by award-winning author, A.J. Betts (author of Zac and Mia) was the most reviewed young adult book in this issue of YA reviews. Hive falls under speculative fiction, dystopian, and horror genres, and is the first book in a...
2017 Wrap Up of Speculative Fiction

2017 Wrap Up of Speculative Fiction

2017 has been a year of ups and downs for many of us. But happily, it was a good year for speculative fiction reading in the Australian Women Writers Challenge. We had 233 reviews submitted to the Challenge, for 147 books by 115 authors. This is a nice increase from...
Spec Fic Focus on Portal Fantasy

Spec Fic Focus on Portal Fantasy

Even if you’re not an avid fantasy reader, chances are you’ve read or watched a portal fantasy book or movie. There’s a pretty good chance that it was the most famous international example of the subgenre: The Chronicles of Narnia, in which a group...
August Speculative Fiction Round-up

August Speculative Fiction Round-up

August was a quieter month on the reviewing front. In part this is due to the contrast with the double round-up I did for June and July, and in part because of an event the Australian speculative fiction community held during August. The Snapshot of Australian...