And here we go! (#SPSFC)

The contest is underway and everyone is putting up blog posts and tweets and stuff, so I guess I might as well join in.

First up, the good people at Fantasy Faction have made a Pinterest board out of all the covers. This is quite a journey, as you can see, and there is a lot going on there.

Space Lasagna’s slice of the Round One action is as follows:

Okay first up this link is broken somehow so it doesn’t display right, but it’s Elijah’s Chariot by Andrew Griffard.


Moving on!

So there’s nothing else for it but to go and start reading! I’m already underway. It was agreed that we would take three books a week for this first eliminations round, before deciding on ten books to give special semi-quarter-finalist attention to (I don’t know how semi and quarter work in finals). After that we will pick our top three and so will all the other teams, and that will be the #SPSFC Round Two pool.

But for now, here we go. I already decided, like a mad cunt, to actually read and review all the books so that will be happening this week for Eos, Ache and The Awakening. Stay tuned!

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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2 Responses to And here we go! (#SPSFC)

  1. Hatboy says:

    The Amazon links mostly work, but sometimes there’s a “sorry, we couldn’t fetch the link” or some such glitch. After fixing these randomly for some time, I realised they do just switch on and off and reloading the page will usually fix it. Still, they’re pretty good!

  2. Pingback: See All 300 Self-Published Science Fiction Contest Book Covers | File 770

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