Book Reviews

The Alchemist's Box by Alex Avrio

Alien Jungle by Roxanne Smolen

Beyond the Burning Sea by TB Schmid and R Wade Hodges


A Bullywol Visitor by Cardigan Broadmoor

Damned by Chuck Palahniuk

Death in the Sunset by Guy Riessen

Dotwav by Mike A. Lancaster

The Dreams of Phillip Aisling and the Numinous Nagwaagan by Brandon Bosse

No Distance to Run by Leenna Naidoo

Outcasts (Brotherband Chronicles Book 1) by John Flanagan

Polly! by Stephen Goldin

Raven Song by IA Ashcroft

The Road to Nyn by Brian Michaud

Running Bear (Wounded Warriors #1) by Kit Fawkes

Sensation (Kid Sensation #1) by Kevin Hardman

Set the Sky on Fire by LK Walker

Sorcerer's Quest by Rain Oxford

Star Wars (Fate of the Jedi #9) Apocalypse by Troy Denning

Threads (Author Versus Author) by Michea Bonilla and Leah Ruth Hart

Three Days Breathing by Mike Maguire

Through the Portals: Author Versus Author by A.E. Hellstorm and Lenita Sheridan

Tourists of the Apocalypse by CF Waller

UAV (Horizon's Wake #1) by Lincoln Cole

Where the Hell is Tesla? by Rob Dircks

The Wrong Unit by Rob Dircks

Xodus (The Astralis Series Book 1) by KJ McPike

Yeager's Law by Scott Bell

Yeager's Mission by Scott Bell

Here's My Scoop

My book reviews all result from me searching out a novel in the interest of reading it or listening to it for personal enjoyment. I love reading and writing, and since it stokes my passion I refuse to read through something solely for the sake of writing a review. Today I began a book by a very talented author, whose work has been adapted to a recent big screen success, but gave up at chapter seven simply because of a clash between my personality and the amount of scheming and plotting certain child characters get up to in a narrative. The writing is good, I know it. In the past I’ve finished an entire series and started another from this author, but with this novel, I wasn’t feeling it. So I dropped it.

If you notice that my reviews are in the 3-5 star range only, that it why. I won’t give a book review for something I don’t finish. I also won’t finish a book that I’m not excited to read. I’m an author too, and from an author’s point of view, I’d rather receive less reviews than bad reviews. You wonderful readers that leave bad reviews are welcome to your opinions and free to express them, of course, but this is my stance of reviewing.

You may notice that many of the books I read are free copies. Well, perhaps you even discovered LARC-SciFi.com by googling “free scifi” or some such. I’ve got bills too, dear reader! Don’t mistake me shirking the payment for getting paid off. I’m savvy. If you were a large man raising two boys destined to become large and looked at my grocery bills versus salary, you’d get savvy too!

If I get a freebie that I enjoy, I do the right thing and spread the word with a book review. You can too, and you don’t have to do it over the course of four hundred or more words! Simply click a star rating or describe what you liked in a sentence or two. The book market is flooded right now and your opinion of a relatively undiscovered title can make a huge impact on a blooming author’s career.

Note To Authors Who Would Like A Review

Are you an author looking for more reviews? I’m not accepting solicitations. Bummer, trust me. I solicit forty hours a week! I only review books I discover. Here is where I look to discover books for review:

Critters.org is the peer critiquing workshop I run all my work through. I’ve got a couple buddies there that I lean on, but sometimes I browse the chapter submissions for something new. Even if I don’t pick you up here, there are lots of your peers who will. They will also teach you a thing or two about writing!

Goodreads forums. I plead for readers who are willing to read a freebie in exchange for a review on these forums with my work, and in exchange I find books to review there, too.

By the way, if you promise to review after reading any of my publications, I’ll give you a free copy of one of my books, click on “Contact Shane” in the Navbar.

I’m also on Twitter @S_Shane_Thomas and Instagram @shane_is_tall, don’t bother with spammy commercials for your book, but if you post stuff I like, I might lurk around my feed and find you.

Your LARC Sci Fi and Your Paleolithic Fable. Play along, duh. You’d better believe that I look into anyone who contributes a piece of their short work to this website! This is not a guarantee. I only review books that sweep me off my feet, like a good double leg take-down! Plus, even if I don’t give you a book review, you still get promotional opportunities with my fan base! Some of my fans could be OUR fans, regardless of my book tastes and availability.

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