SFFWRTCHT: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat needs help. We are graciously blessed with constant packages from TOR, Ace, ROC, PYR, Orbit, Angry Robot, Baen and more. But I am only one man. And I read 1 book a week just for chat interviews on Twitter. Plus I do additional email interviews at least 1 or 2 a month and read for that. Then, as an author, I get asked to blurb. As you might imagine, I am way behind. Because publishers so graciously send me free books, I think they deserve something in return. And I’d like to have more of these reviewed.
So I am looking for people to pick up the slack. I can’t pay you. I am barely getting by and right now all expenses for the chat, on which, with reading, I easily spend 15-20 hours a week, are coming from my wallet. But I can mail you free books. Some are arcs, many are final and brand new. I pay shipping. You pay me back with a solid review.
If I know you, then comment here and we’ll make arrangements. If not, then please send a copy of a review so I can be sure you write decent analysis (we are about craft and business of writing so we want more than “I liked it, you’ll like it, read this book.” A lot more. Examples can be found on this site.
If I am satisfied, you can request specific books, 1 at a time for now (unless it’s a trilogy which there’s only 1 at the moment), and we’ll see how it goes. Yes, I have multiple copies of many books so you can choose final or arc. I only need 1 review of each, so if I send one out, I won’t send the other unless you fail to deliver a review. Deadline: 6 weeks. Wordcount: 400-1k
So here’s the available books as of now. I will be updating this every month or couple weeks. I appreciate your support of both me and SFFWRTCHT and look forward to more sharing in the future.
Thanks for your help!
SFFWRTCHT Books Needing Review:
Apocalpyse Codex by Charles Stross (arc)
The Night Sessions by Ken MacLeod (arc)
Clean by Alex Hughes (mmpb, final)
The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell (arc)
Ghost Key by Trish MacGregor (final, hb) Hunter & Fox by Philippa Ballentine (arc)
Black Bottle by Anthony Huso (final, hb)
Mountains On The Moon by Mark Hodder (final tpb)
Vampire Empire Book 3 by Clay & Susan Griffith (arc)
Vampire Empire Book 3 by Clay & Susan Griffith (final tpb)
Planesrunner by Ian MacDonald (final hb)
Heaven’s War by David S. Goyer & Michael Cassutt (final hb)
Fatal Revenant (Thomas Covenant) by Stephen R. Donaldson (final tpb)
The Coldest War by Ian Tregillis (final, hb)
The Second Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson (3 final mmpb) complete set
The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan (arc)
Blackdog by KV Johnansen (final, tpb)
Rage Of The Behemoth ed. by Jason Waltz (sword & sorcery) (final, tpb)
Forgotten Realms/War of The Spider Queen V: Annihilation by Phil Athans (final, mmpb)
Forgotten Realms/War of The Spider Queen VI: Resurrection by Paul S. Kemp (final, mmpb)
Mirror Maze by Michaele Jordan (final, tpb)
Wolfsangel by MD Lachlan (final, tpb)
Fenrir by MD Lachlan (final, tpb)