If you’re a scifi/fantasy fan looking to engage in the wider community, you could do a lot worse than checking out the following listing of sites for reviews, chat, gossip and high jinks…
1. Fantasy Literature – http://www.fantasyliterature.com/ – an extensive, professional site, with a range of reviews and interviews
2. Bookworm Blues – http://www.bookwormblues.net/ – a reviewer’s blog, with interesting chat and so forth – a site I’m beginning to post on a fair bit these days
3. SF Signal – http://www.sfsignal.com/ – the site of the 2012-13 Hugo Award winner for best fanzine – oooooh!
4. The Book Smugglers – http://thebooksmugglers.com/ – a prolific review site written by proper fans – the amount of content can mean the site takes a few moments to up/download, but worth the wait
5. Dragons, Heroes and Wizards – http://dragonsheroesandwizards.blogspot.co.uk/ – a decent review site for series of fantasy books
6. Fantasy Book Critic – http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.co.uk/ – predominantly a review site rather than a chat site, but well run
7. GavReads – http://gavreads.co.uk/ – a blog site that provides reviews mainly on scifi, fantasy and crime – also provides interesting discussion on the wider publishing industry
8. WordTipping – http://www.wordtipping.com/ – a decent little site with reviews and opinions on classic fantasy
9. Fantasy Faction – http://fantasy-faction.com/ – a professionally run community site for readers of modern fantasy – they also gave Empire of the Saviours a decent review, so gotta love ’em! Such good taste and discernment
10. The Eloquent Page – http://www.theeloquentpage.co.uk/ – run by a very principled reviewer of fantasy novels
11. SF Book Reviews – http://sfbook.com/empire-of-the-saviours.htm – a well put together site that review scifi, fantasy and horror
12. The British Fantasy Society – http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/ – the UK’s national society for all things fantasy – says it all, really
13. Science Fiction and Fantasy Chronicles – http://www.sffchronicles.co.uk/forum/ – definitely more of a discussion forum/community than anything else, but has a large following
14. SFF World – http://www.sffworld.com/ – a professional site with reviews, interviews and busy chat forums
15. Fantasy Review Barn – http://fantasyreviewbarn.blogspot.co.uk/ – exactly what it says – a barnful of fantasy reviews!
And then, of course, various publishers of fantasy and scifi run fairly decent chat and blog type sites…
16. Gollancz – www.gollancz.co.uk
17. Tor UK – http://torbooks.co.uk/
18. Random House UK – http://sf-fantasy.suvudu.com/
If your site isn’t in the list and you’d like to be added, just let me know! Happy browsing.