Author Archives: Hatboy

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. https://hatboy.blog/2013/12/17/metalude-who-are-creepy-and-hatboy/

Riebeckite: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for SPSFC2. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Next on the #SPSFC roster, still working my way down from … Continue reading

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Release Day: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for SPSFC2. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Running behind schedule again, let’s jump right on to Release Day, … Continue reading

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Edge of the Breach: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for SPSFC2. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Today I’d like to have a chat about Edge of the … Continue reading

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Redshift: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for SPSFC2. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Now let’s take a look at Redshift, a space opera adventure, … Continue reading

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A Weekend Cage Match (two reviews)

Finally, after far too long (although it hasn’t been as long as the Hatstand would have you believe, as apparently there was a bromantic movie night between this one and that one in 2019, I just haven’t written a review … Continue reading

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Zero-Day: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for SPSFC2. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Right! We’re running behind schedule! Let’s take a look at Zero-Day, … Continue reading

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Star Marque Rising: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for SPSFC2. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Hi there, readers. Today I’m going to talk at you for … Continue reading

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Idyllian: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for SPSFC2. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Right. Let’s take a look at Idyllian, Books 1 to 4 … Continue reading

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Time to Play: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for SPSFC2. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Next up on Team Space Leftovers’ SPSFC2 slate is Time to … Continue reading

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Lightblade: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for SPSFC2. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Today’s review is for Lightblade, A Progression Fantasy Epic, Book 1 … Continue reading

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