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Reviews: Ken Liu, Joanne M. Harris, Alan Smale, and John Dixon

WORLD v30_n14

My latest batch of reviews for WORLD magazine are now available. You can can see them once, as second time requires paying a fee for access. This time I review: The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris Clash of Eagles by Alan Smale Phoenix Island by John Dixon I also mention the Sad …

WORLD Magazine Reviews June 14, 2014

WORLD v29_n12

My latest reviews for WORLD Magazine are now available. You will find Terry Pratchett, Pierce Brown, Marie Brennan and Clark Ashton Smith along with reporting on the Hugo Award kerfluffle.

Update to SF Review Blogs List

Here are the blogs I recently added to the SF Review Blogs List: The Stamp (of Approval) Thoughts About Books Adarna SF Reid Kemper’s Science Fiction Blog Keep Your Bridges Burning Rachel Cotterill Book Reviews Nocturne Romance Reads Just Another Rabid Reader The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time Succotash Book Reviews

Are Gatekeepers Disappearing?

In this time of upheaval in publishing, much talk and articles have been devoted to the necessity or demise of the gatekeepers of publishing. And for sure, those gatekeepers, that is, the acquisition editors primarily, did in many ways offer value, improve quality, and enabled new voices to see the light of day. These gatekeepers …