Science Fiction Book Reviews

“Science fiction is the most important literature in the history of the world, because it’s the history of ideas, the history of our civilization birthing itself. …Science fiction is central to everything we’ve ever done, and people who make fun of science fiction writers don’t know what they’re talking about.”

-Ray Bradbury

Science Fiction Book Reviews

“Here’s a quick rule of thumb: Don’t annoy science fiction writers. These are people who destroy entire planets before lunch.  Think of what they’ll do to you.”

― John Scalzi

Science Fiction Book Reviews

Barbara Walters: “But what would you do if the doctor gave you only six months to live?”

Asimov: “Type faster”

Science Fiction Book Reviews

“..science fiction is something that could happen – but usually you wouldn’t want it to. Fantasy is something that couldn’t happen – though often you only wish that it could.”

— Arthur C. Clark

Science Fiction Book Reviews

“It really seems to me that in the midst of great tragedy, there is always the possibility that something terribly funny will happen.”

— Philip K. Dick

Science Fiction Book Reviews

“There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.” (Starship Troopers)

— Robert A. Heinlein

Science Fiction Book Reviews

“Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.”

— Robert A. Heinlein

Science Fiction Book Reviews

“If you want me to treat your ideas with more respect, get some better ideas.”

— John Scalzi

Science Fiction Book Reviews

“Advertising is legalized lying.”

— H. G. Wells

Science Fiction Book Reviews

“Sometimes I think I must have a Guardian Idiot.  A little invisible spirit just behind my shoulder, looking out for me…only he’s an imbecile.”

― Spider Robinson

REVIEW POLICY

Writing is very hard; getting people to read your writing, might just be harder. Well, I’m here to help, a little.I will read your masterpiece fairly quickly if you will get it to me using the following guidelines:

  • I read MILITARY science fiction only! If you have a fantasy book, sorry, I ain’t going to read it.
  • Your book will get an honest personal review by me. I will write about your book, what I liked and maybe disliked, but I will not tell anyone to not read a book.
  • I will publish my review on Amazon, Goodreads, and my web site, Science Fiction Book Reviews.
  • I will accept books in mobi or Kindle format if you wish to send it to me. Otherwise, just tell me where on Amazon I can find it and I’ll get it if I think I want to read it. If not, I’ll tell you upfront I’m not going to read your book.
  • I will on occasion, write an author to ask questions about your book. It just shows that I’m interested in your writing. I may also point out errors in grammar or context, if I find them. And, if I find these kind of errors to be numerous, I’ll mention that in my review, so get a good editor.
  • I will always try to notify an author or publicist when I have posted my review.

Oh, one other thing. I offer my knowledge of military service to you if you have questions or are doing research. I’m a military guy with service in both the Navy (Enlisted – 4 years active duty) and with the Army (Army National Guard – 28 years – Retired: Lieutenant Colonel). I was also a long time employee of the Air Force having retired in 2008 after 38 years (Civil Service).

Thank you.

Jim C.

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