About

Back Shelf Books is a collection of my personal reviews and commentary for books I really love. Nine times out of ten, those books are speculative and science fiction. For me, that means:

  • Dystopian/Utopian/Post-apocalyptic/End of the World
  • Aliens and robots and spaceships
  • Scary sea creatures and yetis and other (probably) not real monsters
  • Horror and creepy paranormal stories

I also read select fantasy and non-fiction titles, but I’m a little pickier with my choices in these genres.

You’ll also see reviews here for graphic novels and audiobooks within and outside of these genres.

My rating scale is a 1 to 5 scale, and is entirely subjective to how much I enjoyed a book. Take these with a grain of salt.

I do not, and do not ever intend to, receive money for my reviews. I do work with publishers, book promoters, and authors to provide reviews for books in exchange for reviews. Please view my Contact page for more information on review requests and getting in touch with me.

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