Category Archives: Editorial

Enter Into The Grim Dark Future (Part 1)


Shadowhawk writes a beginner’s guide to the Warhammer 40,000 range of Black Library fiction, and takes a look at the various factions within the setting, giving an overall perspective over the entire setting.

“In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war, and these are its proponents. Whether you are looking for tales of the average soldier, or genetically modified special forces, or aliens of all sorts, these novels are a good stepping stone into this all-inclusive setting.” ~Shadowhawk

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Quandaries of Reviewing with Mihir Wanchoo


The latest blogger guesting today for the eighth installment of this series on the demands of reviewing is Mihir Wanchoo from Fantasy Book Critic.

“Mihir is another terrific blogger I met last year and I follow his posts with quite a bit of interest that’s also due in part to our shared camaraderie and nature as Indians. In fact, he is the only Indian blogger I know of currently. One of the other reasons I follow Mihir’s reviews is because our likes and dislikes happen to match quite a bit and its interesting to see the similarities and differences in our opinions.” ~Shadowhawk

MEFCC – The Guest List


In the third feature post about the 2nd Middle East Film & Comic Con, Shadowhawk takes a look at some of the attending guests.

“Star line-up. That about sums it up for what promises to be an amazing weekend!” ~Shadowhawk

Criticisms of Reviewing with Bane of Kings


Due to a slight schedule shuffle this week, our own Bane of Kings talks about the demands of reviewing in the seventh installment of this guest post series.

“Bane is the first reviewer whose work I started to read, shortly after I joined the Bolthole in early 2011. I had never really looked at book reviews before, and his work was sort of a gateway to what would later become a dedicated hobby. I’ve enjoyed reading his reviews since I like his style and his approach. We don’t always agree, but that’s fine. Between the two of us, we often provide a good amount of critique on the same titles since our interests are quite matching.” ~Shadowhawk

Struggles of Reviewing with Sarah Chorn


After a bit of a break, the sixth installment of TFF’s new guest post series on the demands of reviewing welcomes Sarah Chorn from Bookworm Blues.

“Another great friend, Sarah is one of the most dedicated and professional bloggers I know. She also happens to be one of the strongest people I’ve met, having overcome some significant personal issues recently. Her dedication to being a reviewer is, quite frankly, inspiring in the extreme, and I often check her reviews before picking up a book. Definitely check out her work! ” ~Shadowhawk

Three Issues of Reviewing with Paul Weimer


The fifth installment of TFF’s new guest post series on the demands of reviewing welcomes Paul Weimer from SF Signal and The Functional Nerds.

“I’ve only known Paul for a rather short time, but I’ve quickly come to respect and value his opinion. It is no surprise that he is one of my preferred go-to-reviewers when I need an external opinion on a book. In his guest post, Paul highlights some of my own issues with reviewing, and offers some great thoughtful commentary.” ~Shadowhawk

Complexities of Reviewing with Ken Wong


The fourth installment of TFF’s new guest post series on the demands of reviewing welcomes Ken Wong from Paperless Reading.

“As Ken goes on to say in the guest post, he writes some of the most well-written and critical reviews, with an eye to considering as many angles as he can. I’ve enjoyed reading his reviews for nearly a year and he is one of my go-to recommendations for books. Much as with all the other posts so far, he too takes a different approach to the topic at hand.” ~Shadowhawk

Difficulties of Reviewing with David Ledeboer


The third installment of TFF’s new guest post series on the demands of reviewing welcomes David Ledeboer from The Troubled Scribe.

“David is one of the few reviewers I know who are into Warhammer fiction, and that’s one of the reasons why I’m a regular reader of his work. We also happen to share quite a few of the same tastes in our reading so that doesn’t hurt either! David’s guest post here is another one about time, but with a rather unique twist.” ~Shadowhawk

Trials and Tribulations of Reviewing with Mieneke van der Salm


The second installment of TFF’s new guest post series on the demands of reviewing welcomes Mieneke van der Salm from A Fantastical Librarian.

“Mieneke is one of the few book bloggers that I follow quite regularly and look to for recommendations on what’s good and what’s bad. Her guest post today highlights a very different aspect of the hobby that I really appreciate and respect.” ~Shadowhawk

The Demands of Reviewing with Shadowhawk


Shadowhawk kicks off a new guest post series for the blog.

“Over the next few weeks, expect to see some prominent and fantastic book bloggers share their insights on the moments when reviewing gets tough to handle.” ~Shadowhawk

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