Indie Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction, and Fantasy Reviewers

Indie SF Reviewers

Adarna SF
Group speculative fiction blog with a focus on books from independent publishers and self-published authors. Reviews ebooks only. Happy to review horror as long as there is an SF/F element. Formerly known as Frida Fantastic. Cross-posts to Goodreads, Amazon, and Smashwords.

Android Dreamer
Reviews fantasy, science fiction, and a little horror.

Books are Better
Reviews fantasy books but sometimes will review sci-fi. Does not review urban fantasy, romance, or horror. Reviews ebooks only. Cross-posts to Amazon and Goodreads.

The Canary Review
Group book blog that reviews a number of genres, but covers speculative fiction about 70% of the time. Will review indies. Reviewers seem to especially like urban fantasy and space opera.

Fantasy Book Critic
Primarily reviews fantasy books that are legacy-published, but reviews some indie titles.

Fantasy Cookie
Reviews legacy-published and indie titles. Both fantasy and science fiction for all age-levels accepted. Prefers .pdfs, or paperbacks sent to Canada.

The Future Fire Reviews
Reviews indie speculative fiction, with a focus on social, political, and feminist themes. They have several reviewers, with their own preferences on receiving a paper or ebook copy. They run a magazine that is currently closed to story and article submissions, but their review blog is very much open to book submissions. Read their guidelines carefully. Yes, you send your fiction book submission to the non-fiction editor for the magazine, as the same person is the reviews editor for the blog.

Gods and Men
A fantasy blog by indie author W. Brondt Kamffer. His blog has a mix of content including indie ebook reviews. Reviews epic/high fantasy only. You can read his book submission guidelines under the contact page. Cross-posts to Goodreads and Amazon.

Noor A. Jahangir – Official Blog
Noor is an indie fantasy author, and his blog has a mix of content including indie ebook reviews. Reviews mostly fantasy but will review sci-fi. Cross-posts to Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Smashwords, and Guardian books.

Review Haven: Fantasy and Sci-Fi
Reviews science fiction and fantasy. The blog reviews a variety of SF/F media but is indie-friendly. Books need to be available as hard copies and mailed to the UK. Cross-posts to Library Thing/Amazon.com/Amazon.uk/etc.

The Scattering
Reviews all speculative fiction: science fiction, fantasy, and more. Not accepting books for review at the moment.

Science Fiction Addiction
Reviews science fiction indie ebooks. Has a strong focus on sci-fi, but will review other speculative fiction. Cross-posts to Goodreads.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Reviews
Reviews all speculative fiction, both legacy-published and indies. Very indie friendly.

Sift Book Reviews
Group blog that reviews indie science fiction and fantasy. Has clear information about what each reviewer likes. Also reviews paranormal romance. Cross-posts to Goodreads.

Stuff What I Wrote
Reviews science fiction and fantasy. The blog is new, but Richard (the reviewer) has written several reviews for sfbook.com.

Syria Says
Reviews indie genre fiction with a high proportion of speculative fiction, particularly fantasy.

Two Ends of The Pen
A book review and indie blog run by two science fiction writers. Reviews a high proportion of science fiction.

Worlds in Ink
South African based book blogger. Reviews science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thrillers.

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General Indie Book Sites of Interest

Simon Royle’s Indie Book Reviewer List
A great list of indie book reviewers that accept self-published work and update on a weekly basis. Reviewers can be searched by genre.

The Indie Book Blog Database
Lists book bloggers who will review indie. Reviewers can be searched by genre. If you click science fiction or fantasy, you’ll get a lot of blogs that don’t review indie SF as a rule, but as an exception. I found it hard to search through, which is why I started this Indie SF Reviewers list.

Indie Book Reviewer
Directory of book bloggers who will review indie. Reviewers can be searched by genre with some details about their review policies. The way bloggers are categorized by genre (IMHO) is more precise than over at The Indie Book Blog Database.

Indie eBook Hall of Fame
Lists ebooks that have been reviewed by at least three independent bloggers.

Independent Literary Awards
Independent Literary Awards are given to books that have been recommended and voted on by independent literary bloggers.

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Indie Horror Reviewers of Interest

The Monster Librarian
Resource for horror fiction. Reviews many horror fiction and paranormal titles, including self-published and indie work.

Note: If you are looking for paranormal romance (which this list does not cover), this is a great site to start: Indie Paranormal Book Reviews

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  1. #1 by S.J. Wist on July 9, 2011 - 4:01 pm

    Great list you have here. I will be linking back to it. Thank you for adding Fantasy Cookie. =)

  2. #2 by E A M Harris on September 5, 2011 - 9:12 am

    This is really useful. Thank you

  3. #3 by troublewithhammers on January 10, 2013 - 2:01 pm

    This is a fantastic resource, a real life-saver. Thanks so much!

  4. #4 by E.M. Faulds on October 12, 2013 - 4:43 pm

    Thanks for posting this scifi list. It can be difficult to find smaller, independant groups as they don’t always have the resources to push their pages up search results. So thanks!

  5. #5 by underwater science fiction novel on January 11, 2014 - 1:58 am

    These are some great source information, it’s very helpful.

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