Best Science Fiction and Fantasy I Read in 2022 #scifibooks #scifi #fantasy #BookLover

A few of these popular and best-selling science fiction and fantasy books came out this year, but what matters for this list is what I read. These were my favorite reads

10.  Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi. Giant monsters, adventure, and a unique setting. Pass the popcorn! Full review HERE


09.  Cage of Souls by Adrian Tchaikovsky. Thought-provoking and haunting. I still mull over this story. Full review HERE



08.   Midnight Library. A little bit sci-fi, a little bit fantasy. Inspiring story to warm the heart. Full review HERE



07.  Space Murder by Nikki Haverstock. Adventure and laughs in space. A very fun read. Full review HERE



06.  A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine. The prose is like an aching poem. Lovely. Full review HERE



05.  Revenge of the Revenants by Christine Rains. If you love immersing yourself in a fantasy world, this series is the ticket. Adventure and a great story! Full review HERE


04.  A Shudder of Specters by Christine Rains. This was my first foray into LitRPG. This book made me a fan. What a treat! Full review HERE


03.  Dark Nebula: Isolation by Sean Willson. This is a juicy and engaging space opera. Can’t wait to start on the next book. Full review HERE


02.  House on the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune. I didn’t want this one to end. Full review HERE




01.  The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells. I’ve read 5 out of 6 so far, and I hope there will be more. Robot stories aren’t usually my thing, but I love this one. Full review HERE




End of Year Smashwords Sale! #ebooks #booklovers #scifi #sciencefiction #fantasy


It’s the most smashing time of the year! The annual Smashwords end-of-year sale!

Get these M. Pax titles at Smashwords for a great price while the sale lasts!

FREE: The Backworlds, Stopover at the Backworlds’ Edge, The Rifters, Omens & Lifesavers, Plantgirl, Translations

99c: Boomtown Craze, The Backworlds Box Collection Books 1, 2 and 3, The Rifters Box Collection Books 1-3

Half Off:  The Initiate, Spaceberg, The Backworlds Box Collection Books 4, 5, 6


#SciFi Worth Streaming: Paper Girls #MovieReview


Although the girls are from 1988, the comparison to Stranger Things stops there. Based on a comic series that was published before Stranger Things, Paper Girls begins on November 1, 1988. These are four tween girls who deliver newspapers. The morning after Halloween is a bit rough, so they band together for safety. They are then thrown into the future. Part of it is really scary. Part of it seems pretty normal.

The four girls don’t know each other and are forced into a friendship as the series moves on. They do meet their older selves to see how their lives turned out. Most of them are unhappy with what they discover.

Hmm, my 12-year-old self wanted to either train horses or be a writer. I got the writer thing going. So, maybe she’d be happy with me.

There’s time travel and a secret war and a strange phenomenon that sucks things into the future.  I heard it wasn’t renewed for a second season, but this series is definitely worth watching. I’ll go find the comics to find out what happens.

Here’s the trailer:

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New Audiobook Release: Beyond the Edge #audiobook #scifi #sciencefiction


Book 4 in the Backworlds series is now available in audiobook!

Listen to this fantastic sample!


Audiobook: Only $5.99 at Not of this Earth Bookshop / GooglePlay

Some truths are better left unfound.

For two years Craze’s dear friend, Lepsi, has been missing. The murmurings of a haunted spaceship hint at a message, meaning his old pal isn’t dead. The possibility spurs Craze and Captain Talos to search beyond the Backworlds. In an uncharted region of the galaxy, they stumble upon a terrible truth.

Meanwhile, Rainly remains on Pardeep Station as acting planetlord, dealing with the discovery of her man’s dark and brutal past. Alone and questioning her judgment, her introspection unlocks more than heartache. Latent protocols in her cybernetics activate, forcing her to face a sinister secret of her own.