This is for my reference, but any and all are welcome to my findings.
In full disclosure, this is a reference for eventually marketing my novel, about which I hope to have news soon. As such, the basic question I asked was “would this site plausibly entertain the notion of reviewing my book?” This means ignoring the big commercial blogs such as Blastr and io9, and well as author sites, unless they seem to do a lot of book reviews.
I haven’t actually asked any of them, of course, because there is no book to review. But if I thought they’d be worth asking, they made the list below.
They are in no particular order:
I’m an atypical film fan living in the Southeastern United States who loves to watch and review films.
Asking the Wrong Questions
My name is Abigail Nussbaum. I was born in Israel in 1981 and grew up here. I have a BSc in Computer Science from the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology at Haifa. I work as a programmer in Tel Aviv and live in Kiryat Ono, a suburb of it.
And she blogs about SF culture.
Best SF – reviewing short SF since 2000. You will find new reviews on the site several days a week –
The Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation is the
seasonal review of science fact and science fiction. Formerly the (1987-1997)
annual (paper) magazine distributed at the British national SF convention and European SF convention. Today its three principal internet editions come out in the northern hemisphere’s spring, summer and autumn.
Tilted towards Europeans and established publishers.
Author and educator Mathew Cheney’s book review and lit crit blog.
Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
Fantasy and science fiction and speculative fiction book reviews, author interviews, bestseller news, contests and giveaways, etc. Enjoy!
Pornokitsch has been gleefully chatting away since 2008 – with a focus on books, movies, comics, games, television and music. Our mission is to treat geek culture seriously and examine it thoroughly, for better or for worse. And to have fun doing so.
They no longer accept review copies, but have a list of folks who do:
RevolutionSF, a free online magazine spotlighting the best in imaginative entertainment (and sometimes the worst, and sometimes the dross in between),
Broad ranging site.
SF Crow’s nest
“Everything that’s good for geeks and nice for nerds” Broad ranging UK site.
The Skiffy and Fanty Show
The Skiffy and Fanty Show is a Hugo-nominated podcast run by Shaun Duke, Julia Rios, Paul Weimer, Mike Underwood, David Annandale, Rachael Acks, and Jen Zink. Or, as they’re affectionately designated on Twitter: an army of Robogoblins. The show covers anything and everything related to the science fiction and fantasy genres, with commentary on controversial topics and news in literature, film, and interviews with authors, scientists, and filmmakers.
Strange Horizons is a magazine of and about speculative fiction and related nonfiction.
Dark Roasted Blend
DRB is a top-ranked and respected source for the best in art, travel and fascinating technology, with a highly visual presentation. Our in-depth articles in many categories make DRB a highly visual online magazine, bringing you quality entertainment every time you open your “feed” reader or visit our site.
The DRB SF specific sub-site
Upcoming4.me is a literary magazine featuring best content from leading quality publishers and independent authors. Our notable features include “Story Behind the Story” and “Origins” essays, “Story behind the Book” anthologies, “Cover art history” galleries, book reviews, and other noteworthy news. We are completely non-profit and all our proceeds are donated to registered charities.
Nuketown is a speculative fiction website that’s been published continuously since 1996. It’s part-blog, part-webzine, and is written almost entirely by its editor, Ken Newquist (but it doesn’t have to be — we’re looking for non-fiction contributors).
I may add to this as I go.
Also, this blog is not dead. Nyah.
One more thing: a Listing of more commercial SF/F news aggregator/opinionators:
AZ author Gini Koch, who does not review books, but has an encyclopedic blog roll that I may need to refer back to.
Ok. Done for now.