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Received in September

The following are the books, movies, television shows, etc. I received in September for review and/or giveaways:

Swamp Monsters Season 1
iZombie Season 1
The Flash Season 1 Blu Ray
Arrow Season 3 Blu Ray

Subscription Boxes:
Collectible GEEK
Power Up Box
Hero Crate

Amazon Publishing / 47North:
Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind by Anne Charnock

Del Rey:
Star Wars: The Rise of the Empire by James Luceno and John Jackson Miller
Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed

Disney Hyperion / Lucasfilm Press:
Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Smuggler’s Run by Greg Rucka
Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Moving Target by Cecil Castellucci
Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
Black Widow Forever Red by Margaret Stohl
Hook’s Revenge: The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz
Hunter by Mercedes Lackey
Spinning Starlight by R. C. Lewis
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Gallery Books:
Warped: An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season by Mike McMahan

Harper Teen / Katherine Tegen:
Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
Reckless Hearts by Sean Olin
Hollowgirl by Sean Williams
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Harper Voyager:
Shadow of Empire: Far Stars by Jay Allan

The Battle for Oz by Jeyna Grace

Macmillan Teen / Fiewel and Friends / Swoon / Roaring Brook:
These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker
High School Horror: Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
The Inn Between by Marina Cohen

Penguin / Putnam:
Saturn Run by John Sandford

Penguin Teen / Nancy Paulsen Books / Philomel / Razorbill:
The Poe Estate by Polly Shulman
Ranger’s Apprentice Early Years: The Tournament at Gorlan by John A. Flanagan
Soundless by Richelle Mead

Pocket Books:
Star Trek: Voyager: Atonement by Kirsten Beyer
Star Trek: Titan: Sight Unseen by James Swallow

Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 by Greg Bear

Random House / Bantam:
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin

Inherit the Stars by Tony Peak
The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

Flashes by Tim O’Rourke

Simon Teen / Simon Pulse:
Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti

Pathfinder Tales: Bloodbound by F. Wesley Schneider
Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Chuck Wendig
Dragon Coast by Greg Van Eekhout
Last Song Before Night by Ilana C. Myer
Hell’s Foundations Quiver by David Weber
Against a Brightening Sky by Jaime Lee Moyer

Virgin Books:
Thunderbirds: The Vault by Marcus Hearn

Received in August

The following are the books, movies, television shows, etc. I received in August for review and/or giveaways:

The Originals Season 2 Blu-ray
The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Blu-ray
Supernatural Season 10 Blu-ray

Subscription Box:
Comic Bento

Amazon Publishing / 47North:
Here & There by Joshua V. Scher

Undead and Unforgiven by MaryJanice Davidson

Clarion Books:
The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst

Crown / Broadway:
The Martian by Andy Weir

First Second:
The Fall of the House of West by Paul Pope
Little Robot by Ben Hatke
Last Man: The Chase by Bastien Vivès

Gallery Books:
HALO: Last Light by Troy Denning

Harper Teen / Belzer + Bray / Katherine Tegen:
Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
The White Rose by Amy Ewing
The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
Endgame: Sky Key by James Frey
Balance Keepers 2: The Pillars of Ponderay by Lindsay Cummings
A Sliver of Stardust by Marissa Burt
The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures by Jason Bulmahn

Penguin / Vintage Crime:
The Reckoning by Carsten Stroud

Penguin Teen / Putnam / Speak:
Nightfall by Jake Halpern
Unfriended by Rachel Vail

The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats by Mark Hodder

Quercus / Jo Fletcher Books:
Marked by Sue Tingey

Random House Teens / Delacorte Press:
Reawakened by Colleen Houck

Chapelwood: The Borden Dispatches by Cherie Priest

Voyagers: Project Alpha by D. J. MacHale
Sanctuary by Jennifer McKissack
The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black

Subterranean Press:
Can & Can’tankerous by Harlan Ellison
A Fantasy Medley 3 by Kevin Hearne

Titan Books:
Gestapo Mars by Victor Gischler
Cracked by Barbra Leslie
Koko the Mighty by Kieran Shea
Nod by Adrian Barnes
The Death House by Sarah Pinborough

Nightwise by R. S. Belcher
Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson
Updraft by Fran Wilde
The Sleeping King by Cindy Dees
The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
Rage by Ken Shufeldt

Underoos Coupon and Giveaway! (Now For Adults Too)


When I was approached to review and offer up a giveaway of Underoos, I couldn’t resist. As a child in the 80s, I had a pair of Wonder Woman and Batgirl Underoos that I wore all the time under my clothes. What else could make a kid feel more like a superhero?! And now, they offer Underoos for adults as well!

star-wars-r2d2-galaxyLadies, the website calls Women’s sizes “Juniors.” But fear not. They are actually Women’s sizes. I asked for a larger size, assuming Juniors meant smaller teen sizes. But they are huge, and I probably wont be able to wear them unless I can shrink them. So, pay attention to the size chart as the sizes are pretty close to regular Women’s sizes.

Right now, you can grab a pair for $5 off any order using code SCIFICHICK! Offer expires August 31, 2015.

superman-packageAND… Underoos is offering a giveaway for a free pair of Underoos to one lucky winner!

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends August 28. I’ll draw a name on August 29, and notify winner via email.


Good luck!

Continue reading Underoos Coupon and Giveaway! (Now For Adults Too)

SciFiChick Named 1 of “5 Sci-Fi Bloggers To Follow” has been selected by NewInBooks as one of their “5 Sci-Fi Bloggers To Follow“!

In case you haven’t heard of them yet, that’s because NewInBooks is a freshly-launched webzine that focuses on just-published and trending books in literary fiction, romance, fantasy, biography & memoir, mystery, thriller, and young adult.

Thanks to NewInBooks for the shout-out! And be sure to check out the other great scifi sites listed, as I’m in good company.

Received in June

The following are the books and movies I received in June for review and/or giveaways:

Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan

Amazon Publishing / 47North / Thomas & Mercer / Skyscape:
The Stellow Project by Shari Becker
Letters to Zell by Camille Griep
Weavers by Aric Davis

Faces by E. C. Blake

Del Rey:
Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden
Fable: Blood of Heroes by Jim C. Hines
Resistance: Dave vs. the Monsters by John Birmingham
Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland
Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Dave vs. the Monsters: Ascendance by John Birmingham

Michael Midas Champion: Book One by Jordan B. Gorfinkel

Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep

Gallery Books:
HALO: Hunters in the Dark by Peter David

Henry Holt / Metropolitan Books:
The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering by Jeffrey Rotter

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers:
Deceptive by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Mac Teen Books / Roaring Brook Press / Feiwel and Friends / FSG:
Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith
Firewalker by Josephine Angelini
The August 5 by Jenna Helland

Penguin Teen / Razorbill / Dial:
A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes
Tracked by Jenny Martin

Pocket Books:
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sacraments of Fire by David R. George III
Star Trek: The Original Series: Crisis of Consciousness by Dave Galanter
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armageddon’s Arrow by Dayton Ward

The Chart of Tomorrows by Chris Willrich

Rebellion / Ravenstone:
The Awesome by Eva Darrows

Witches with the Enemy by Barb Hendee
The Price of Valor by Django Wexler

Wings of Fire Book Six: Moon Rising by Tui T. Sutherland
The Keeper by David Baldacci

St Martin’s:
Weightless by Sarah Bannan

Subterranean Press:
The Best of Nancy Kress by Nancy Kress

Switch Press:
Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond

Titan Books:
The Queen of The Swords by Michael Moorcock
The King of Swords by Michael Moorcock
Fu-Manchu: Re-enter Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
Beauty & the Beast: Some Gave All by Nancy Holder

The End of All Things by John Scalzi
Low Midnight by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Saves the World by Carrie Vaughn
The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton
The Unnoticeables by Robert Brockway

Tor Teen:
Ungodly by Kendare Blake

WMG Publishing:
Crystal Caves by Kristine Grayson
Brittany Bends by Kristine Grayson
Recycled Pulp edited by John Helfers
The Life and Times of Buffalo Jimmy: Headed West by Dean Wesley Smith

ATTN: Tech-Savvy Girls!

Marvel Seeks Tech-Savvy Girls to Create Something Big from Something Very Small
Win a chance to attend the Red Carpet premiere of Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man,’ coming to theaters July 17!

The challenge invites girls nationwide, ages 14 – 18, in grades 9-12, to design and build a DIY project using at least one readily available micro-technology component, which can enable tinkerers, makers, builders and future Imagineers to execute big ideas with a board that fits in their pocket and costs less than a video game. The projects can be utilitarian, artistic or just plain fun.