Tuesday, 8 June 2021

My SFF shelves.

 New carpet went down - furniture was moved - and I foolishly reorganised our SFF shelves, which I'd alphabetised ~5 years before and which the forces of entropy had been steadily mixing up since.

Somehow it resulted in me needing to find 4 new shelves, which in turn required me to find homes for a zillion of my own spare titles.

Anyway, I did it! We have 20.8 metres (68.2 feet) of shelving dedicated to SFF books I didn't write. That's not including about 60 books my son's hoarding in his room, or the many children's / YA fantasy books on Celyn's shelves.

Here's a blurry video tour of those 21 metres.



And here are the authors we have 3+ books by

Abercrombie -- 3

Ashton -- 3

Asimov --10

Bancroft -- 5

Brett -- 4

Card -- 7

Canavan -- 3

Colfer -- 6

Collins -- 3

Corey -- 8

Donaldson -- 5

Feist -- 32

Garner -- 4

Gemmell -- 14

Goodkind -- 3

Green -- 7

Gwynne -- 3

Hamilton -- 9

Herbert -- 5

Hobb -- 14

Jemisin - 6

Kerr -- 19

King -- 17

Kristjansson -- 3

Kurtz -- 17

Larke -- 3

Le Guin -- 4

Lore -- 4

Martin -- 6

McCaffrey -- 33

May -- 10

McLean -- 3

Moorcock -- 34

Niven -- 4

Paolini -- 4

Polansky -- 4

Pullman -- 3

Pratchett -- 37

Rothfuss -- 3

Rowling -- 5

Salyards -- 3

Schafer -- 3

Scull -- 3

A.S Smith -- 3

E.E Smith -- 5

Sprague -- 3

Taylor -- 3

Tilley -- 7

Todd - 3

Tolkien -- 7

Weeks -- 3  




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Monday, 17 May 2021

SPFBO 7 - The Cover Contest!

Each year I run a cover contest for the SPFBO entrants. Each blog chooses its 3 favourite covers from their pool of 30 entrants. The 30 favourites collected from the 10 blogs are then voted on in separate ballots by the bloggers and by the public.


The public vote is of course a bit of fun and subject to all the issues of brigading and cheating that online polls often are - though our anti-cheat software is more effective than the raw poll results might lead you to believe.

We did this in 2020201920182017 & 2016 too.

Judges' Vote 

5 votes: 
GOLD MEDAL
Art by Miblart

SILVER MEDAL


4 votes
BRONZE MEDAL
Art by Sara Argue

3 votes:



2votes:
 

1 vote:




WINNERS OF THE PUBLIC POLL

Gold Medal (166 votes)


Silver Medal (129 votes)

Bronze Medal (120 votes)

These covers got 100+ votes:



Blogger finalist choices:
















































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