Is anybody doing good sci fi/fantasy/horror book reviews?
August 18, 2013 3:41 PM   Subscribe

I used to really enjoy the reviews at an old website called Inchoatus, their focus was sci fi. But they went dark a long time ago. So are there any decent independent sites doing thoughtful, in-depth (and, sure, snarky) reviews of sci fi and horror (I'm less interested in fantasy, though I understand that it's part of the whole thing) books these days?
posted by turbid dahlia to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
The online scifi mag Strange Horizons has a review section and so does Locus. I don't know if these count as "independent", however.

While not reviews, I've relied a lot recently on Scazi's Whatever blog category Big Idea, where authors explain various thoughts behind the making of their books. There's not the depth of a review there, but all the same I find it really signals books to me that I would like to read--though if you are reading reviews for reasons other than finding new reading material, that probably would not be useful.
posted by foxfirefey at 5:27 PM on August 18, 2013

Best answer: I remember Inchoatus, it really was a great review site. I found one similar site, managed by one guy, but it hasn't posted a new review since April, so maybe it also died.
posted by SweetLiesOfBokonon at 4:37 AM on August 19, 2013

I just checked it out, the site is not dead, but the guy managing it is producing a kickstarted documentary and will be back reviewing after he is finished with production. The site operates since 12 years and has a wealth of very good written reviews.
posted by SweetLiesOfBokonon at 4:42 AM on August 19, 2013

SF Signal has book and movie reviews, in addition to interviews and other articles. (Full disclosure, I know these guys.)
posted by beowulf573 at 5:17 AM on August 19, 2013

Response by poster: Thanks for the recommends guys. SFReviews seems closest to what I'm thinking about but all the others are good and useful too.
posted by turbid dahlia at 8:57 PM on August 19, 2013

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