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message 1: by Amberle (last edited Mar 23, 2015 07:18AM) (new)

Amberle Husbands In joining this review group you are agreeing to review any book assigned to you within a two month time period. If you do not agree, please do not sign up below.

This is the Science Fiction review group, which will include fiction of novel or novella length (20,000 words and up) that falls within the science fiction genre. As with other review groups, you will be expected to read and give an honest review of the books assigned to you.

Participants are expected to post reviews to Goodreads. If the review is positive (three stars or higher on Amazon), the review should be posted to Amazon as well, if the book is available there. This makes having accounts with both Goodreads and a requirement. The author and reviewer can discuss other sites to post reviews as well -- Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, etc.

This topic will be updated with the list of authors as they sign up with their names and Goodreads links to their books. First come; first serve. This is an authors only peer review group.

If a reviewer and the author agree that the review should not be posted to Goodreads due to quality issues, the reviewer is relieved of the requirement of posting the review. If this occurs in the first round, the second reviewer is relieved of the requirement to read and review the book. This is entirely at the discretion of the reviewer and is not intended in any way to manipulate the rating of any book.

Okay, as of 1/24/15 we have six people signed up for this group. The schedule and assignments are posted below. Contact the authors you are scheduled to review to arrange to receive a review copy of their work.

Please post to this topic, both when you receive review copies and when you post the reviews.

If you are going to be late with your review, either post to this topic as soon as possible or message the author and the moderator.

If your book has not been reviewed by the deadline for either round, contact the review group moderator. This is necessary to make certain that the review process is fair for everyone.


01. Pearson Moore -- Deneb

02. James Austin McCormick -- Sunfall

03. M.C. Hekim -- Heartburn: The Dream

04. Todd Wheeler -- Dragonfly and River Stone

05. Ed Morawski -- Afterlife

06. R. Leib -- The Negative's Tale


January 24 to February 24
Pearson Moore reviews Ed Morawski -- completed
James Austin McCormick reviews M.C. Hekim -- complete
M.C. Hekim reviews R. Leib --complete
Todd Wheeler reviews Pearson Moore -- complete
Ed Morawski reviews James Austin McCormick -- complete
R. Leib reviews Todd Wheeler -- complete

February 24 to March 24
Pearson Moore reviews Todd Wheeler -- complete
James Austin McCormick reviews R. Leib -- completed
M.C. Hekim reviews Pearson Moore
Todd Wheeler reviews James Austin McCormick
Ed Morawski reviews M.C. Hekim -- complete
R. Leib reviews Ed Morawski -- complete

message 2: by Pearson (new)

Pearson Moore Hi Amberle,

Thank you for the invitation!

My sci-fi work is Deneb, an epic time travel novel focusing on culture clash. Kindle, paperback, and illustrated editions are available. The novel is 267,000 words long, so I will be happy to review two full-length novels in exchange for a single review of Deneb.

I have read the Review Group rules and agree to obey them.

Thank you!

message 3: by Amberle (new)

Amberle Husbands Gotcha, Pearson! Thanks for signing up. I don't think the book's length will be an issue, but I will keep your offer in mind.

message 4: by James (new)

James McCormick | 24 comments Hi Amerle,
I'd like to submit my science fiction novella Sunfall please (24,000 words)
The blurb and reviews can be found at this Amazon link is:

thank you

message 5: by M.c. (new)

M.c. Hekim | 4 comments Hi. I'd like to submit my time travel novel (80,000 words). It can be downloaded for free at

Thank you.

message 6: by Todd (new)

Todd Wheeler | 2 comments Hi Amberle,

Likewise, thanks for the message and invite.

Dragonfly and River Stone is a near future science fiction novel of approx. 80,0000 words. Happy to provide an e-book to the reviewer. Here is the Goodreads link:


message 7: by Amberle (new)

Amberle Husbands Okay -- James, M.c., and Todd, I've added all of you to the list. Two more slots open!

message 8: by Ed (last edited Jan 24, 2015 01:38PM) (new)

Ed Morawski | 30 comments Please include me! Love sci-fi.

Afterlife by Ed Morawski

message 9: by Amberle (new)

Amberle Husbands Got it, Ed.

message 10: by R. (new)

R. Leib | 765 comments Mod
Please include my novel, The Negative's Tale. I have already read Deneb, so I cannot review it and Pearson Moore cannot review my book.


message 11: by Amberle (new)

Amberle Husbands Okay, that's six authors. I've posted the review schedule above; please contact the authors you are assigned to review in order to obtain copies of their works. Thanks for signing up everyone!

message 12: by Pearson (new)

Pearson Moore I received a copy of Afterlife and I have begun reading.

message 13: by Ed (new)

Ed Morawski | 30 comments I've received 'Sunfall' and have begun reading.

message 14: by James (new)

James McCormick | 24 comments Now reading M.C's Heartburn

message 15: by R. (new)

R. Leib | 765 comments Mod
I have received a copy of Dragonfly and River Stone.


message 16: by M.K. (new)

M.K. Cathcart (mkcathcart) | 2 comments Hey, I'd like to see if I can add myself to this as well if you have space.

message 17: by Amberle (last edited Jan 29, 2015 01:08PM) (new)

Amberle Husbands M.K. wrote: "Hey, I'd like to see if I can add myself to this as well if you have space.

M.K., I sent you a message! :)

message 18: by Ed (new)

message 19: by Amberle (new)

Amberle Husbands Thanks Ed!

message 20: by James (new)

James McCormick | 24 comments My review of Heartburn. (GR/ &

message 22: by James (new)

James McCormick | 24 comments My review of The Negative's Tale

Also posted on &

message 23: by Amberle (new)

Amberle Husbands Thanks James! We're nearing the end of the first half of the schedule; how's everyone doing?

message 24: by Pearson (new)

Pearson Moore My review of Afterlife by Ed Morawski:

message 25: by Amberle (new)

Amberle Husbands Thanks Ed!

message 26: by R. (new)

R. Leib | 765 comments Mod
By agreement between the reviewer and the author, the review for Dragonfly and River Stone will not be made public.


message 27: by Amberle (new)

Amberle Husbands Okay, R.

message 28: by Todd (new)

Todd Wheeler | 2 comments Review of Deneb posted to


Also, Sunfall received.


message 29: by Amberle (new)

Amberle Husbands We're nearing March 24th, group. How's everyone's reading going?

message 30: by R. (new)

R. Leib | 765 comments Mod
Review of Afterlife uploaded to Goodreads at and at Amazon and Amazon/UK.

message 31: by Amberle (new)

Amberle Husbands Thanks R.

message 32: by M.c. (new)

M.c. Hekim | 4 comments Sorry for taking so long. Here's my review:

message 33: by Amberle (new)

Amberle Husbands Thanks for participating, everyone.
We had two issues with completion in the second half of the schedule, which is why this group is still in review mode a week after the closing day. However, both Mr. Moore and Mr. McCormick have been contacted and arrangements have been made.

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