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ActiveReviews: What’s it all about?

ActiveReviewsI read a lot but I don’t review very much at all these days (occasional short posts on Goodreads mostly), so I’ve decided I need to get back into it. I wanted to give myself a focus, so the reviews I post here will be exclusively of books by women (although sometimes anthologies I review may include male writers), and I’m aiming for many of them to be books from small presses and self-publishers. I would really like to increase my reading of non-white, non-US writers as well.

I buy a lot of books myself and read through my library, but if you have a forthcoming book that fits the description above, I’d be pleased to consider it for review (I make no guarantee of a positive review, only an honest one. Nor will I guarantee WHEN or even IF I will review it I will do my best but sometimes it just won’t happen).

My preference is for mobi files sent to editormum75@gmail.com (or query me for a postal address if you want to send a physical book). I will reply to let you know I’ve received the book and will send you a link to the review when it appears. I will not respond if the book is not within the parameters set out above. 

Who am I to do this? I was a founding member of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine in 2001. Now firmly entrenched in Australian speculative fiction and independent press with FableCroft Publishing, I have also edited for Twelfth Planet Press (among other duties), judged for the Aurealis Awards, CBCA Book of the Year and the WA Premier’s Book Awards, read far more in one genre than is healthy, and write reviews, non-fiction and interviews. In my spare moments, I work as a secondary school Teacher Librarian.

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Passing on the word

via aliettedb

SFcrowsnest, the UK magazine, has been hijacked by malicious user:

If you are a FaceBook user, please note, the SFcrowsnest.com Magazine FaceBook group has been hijacked. As of yesterday, any messages sent by it are NOT from SFcrowsnest.com staff or myself and should be treated as hostile – e.g. potentially containing or leading to scams, malware, compromised web pages and the like.

Please post news of this on your FaceBook profile and let all of your own FaceBook friends know as a matter of urgency.

Secondly, if you run a blog or zine, please spread news that the SFcrowsnest.com Magazine FaceBook group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=21093694832 has been hijacked by hostiles and refer them to this warning which is now prominently linked from our own home page and can be found at http://www.SFcrowsnest.com/facebookhijack.php – I will keep this page updated with developments and any explanation/apology from FaceBook as and when (or if) I get it.

So far only the SFcrowsnest.com Magazine FaceBook group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=21093694832 has been hijacked, but seeing it was myself that was singled out by FaceBook hackers, I would suggest also treating any messages from my Rule Jackelia FaceBook group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=34257537930 and my personal Stephen Hunt FaceBook account at http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen_Hunt/1321736585 as being fatally compromised, as I’m certainly not in control of these two accounts either anymore.

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