JM Williams

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Review of “The Game of Rat and Dragon” by Cordwainer Smith

Feb
02

The Game of Rat and Dragon (Illustrated)The Game of Rat and Dragon by Cordwainer Smith

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The concept here is incredible and ridiculous in equal measure, but never to the point it seems like something that couldn’t happen. That being said, the story suffers from what a lot of old SF does, too much, way too much exposition and description, and little care for characters. I just read the story a few hours ago and I do not remember anything about the characters besides their work. Definitely a plot and concept centered work. And a strange one!

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REBLOG: An Open Letter to Netgalley and Goodreads

Dec
17

Thanks to Laura for sharing this important information. I have just started on Goodreads as an author, have my first book listed on my account, and have yet to start working on giveaways (though I planned to). I am an American writer, and write in a genre that is more popular in the US (SF/F) but many of my blog followers are international peers, and I love that. I have already run into trouble trying to get copies of my book to them through Amazon (I’ve ended up having to manually send MOBI files). I recently did a giveaway on Amazon, which was only available for US residents. I was hoping to do more with Goodreads. If anyone is concerned about this issue, please read the original post in full.

~J.M.

via An Open Letter to Netgalley and Goodreads