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Book Review: A DEADLY EDUCATION by Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik is back with a brand new series, and dear readers, I am hooked. Title: A Deadly EducationAuthor: Naomi NovikGenre: FantasyPublisher: Del ReyPublication Date: September 29, 2020Hardcover: 336 pages Lesson One of the Scholomance: Learning has never been this…

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Women To Read

Women to Read: September 2020

Women To Read is a regular column from A.C. Wise highlighting female authors of speculative fiction and recommending a starting place for their work. Welcome to another edition of Women to Read! If you’re new to the series, with…

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7 Rated Books Book Reviews

Book Review: CHOSEN ONES by Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth is back with an adult(ish) SFF offering, taking the Chosen One trope to the next level. Title: Chosen Ones Author: Veronica Roth Genre: Speculative Fiction/Science Fiction Publisher: John Joseph Adams / Houghton Mifflin HarcourtPublication Date: April 2020Hardcover: 432…

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Holy Guacamole: WE WON A HUGO AWARD?!

We are speechless. After multiple nominations and losses, starting back in 2014–we were like, the Leo Dicaprios of the Hugo Awards–THE BOOK SMUGGLERS WON A HUGO AWARD FOR BEST FANZINE LAST NIGHT! WHAT AN ACHIEVEMENT! WHAT A DELIGHT! (Yes,…

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Hugo Award Packet 2020

Hello, friends! We are pleased to announce that The Book Smugglers are finalists for the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Fanzine! Every year, the Hugo Awards are administered and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention…

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The Best of British Fantasy 2019: An Introduction

The Best of British Fantasy 2019 contains two dozen tales of the weird and wonderful: featuring pensive houses, angry gods, ghosts, monsters, living statues, were-creatures, sorcerers, swordsmen, spells, skeletons, and, of course, the end of the world.  Stories by Lavie…

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On the Radar

On the Smuggler’s Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was…

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Cover reveal: The Empire’s Edge by Claire O’Dell

Happy Monday! We are here today unveiling the cover for Claire O’Dell’s upcoming fantasy book THE EMPIRE’S EDGE, which releases in August, 2020. Without further ado, here is the Smugglerific cover: ABOUT THE BOOK: From Lambda Literary Award-winning author Claire O’Dell comes The Empire’s Edge, her…

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