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Specialty genre bloggers: Let's tour each other's blogs to gain followers!
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At my blog ScienceThrillers.com, I only review thrillers with scientific or medical themes. Do you also have a niche or genre-specific book blog? I had the idea that several of us could work together…Continue

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International Thriller Writers wants book bloggers

I just came home from ThrillerFest in NY, the annual summer gathering of authors, fans, and bloggers who share a passion for the thriller genre. International Thriller Writers (ITW) wants to find a way to make it easier for authors and bloggers to find each other, to our mutual benefit.  Bloggers want books and access to authors for interviews; authors want people to review their books. I'm part of a committee trying to figure out ways to make this happen.  If you review a lot of thrillers at…See More
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International Thriller Writers wants book bloggers

I just came home from ThrillerFest in NY, the annual summer gathering of authors, fans, and bloggers who share a passion for the thriller genre. International Thriller Writers (ITW) wants to find a way to make it easier for authors and bloggers to find each other, to our mutual benefit.  Bloggers want books and access to authors for interviews; authors want people to review their books. I'm part of a committee trying to figure out ways to make this happen.  If you review a lot of thrillers at…See More
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Jul 11, 2011
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The Genesis Key by James Barney debut science thriller

From ScienceThrillers.com:I picked up this book at ThrillerFest's Debut Author event last week and read the whole thing on the flight home to California.(out of 5 stars)Year published: 2011Category: science thriller; religious/political thrillerTech rating (out of 5):SUMMARY (from back cover):More than three decades ago, Dr. Kathleen Sainsbury’s archaeologist parents were murdered at an ancient excavation site in Iraq. Now the gifted…See More
Jul 11, 2011
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Science fiction vs science thriller: what's the difference?

In the past year I've posted over 50 reviews of books I deem to be "science thrillers." I have declined to review some because I felt they were "science fiction."So what's the difference?To paraphrase a worn-out but still-apt quote from a Supreme Court Justice, the difference between science thrillers and science fiction/SF/SciFi is like pornography: hard to define, but (usually) I know it when I see it.Here are my not-so-hard-and-fast…See More
Jun 11, 2011
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YA LabLit book review: Deadly by Julie Chibbaro

(out of 5 stars) Year published: 2011Category: Young adult (YA) LabLitTech rating (out of 5):SUMMARY (from book):In the early 1900’s, sixteen-year-old Prudence Galewski leaves school to take a job assisting the head epidemiologist at New York’s Department of Health and Sanitation, investigating the intriguing case of “Typhoid Mary,” a seemingly healthy woman who is infecting others with typhoid fever. Includes a historical note by author.REVIEW:I'm breaking my own rules by giving Deadly a star…See More
Jun 6, 2011
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Blog tour for specialty/genre book bloggers: Let's promote each other's sites

At my blog ScienceThrillers.com, I only review thrillers with scientific or medical themes. Do you also have a niche or genre-specific book blog? I had the idea that several of us could work together to promote our blogs to each other's readers.  I'd like to find four other specialized bloggers in different areas (especially other kinds of thrillers or mysteries, or fantasy or SF).  We could each do one guest post at each other's blogs, introducing what we do and inviting readers to visit. I'm…See More
Jun 5, 2011
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Specialty genre bloggers: Let's tour each other's blogs to gain followers!

At my blog ScienceThrillers.com, I only review thrillers with scientific or medical themes. Do you also have a niche or genre-specific book blog? I had the idea that several of us could work together to promote our blogs to each other's readers.  I'd like to find four other specialized bloggers in different areas (especially other kinds of thrillers or mysteries, or fantasy or SF).  We could each do one guest post at each other's blogs, introducing what we do and inviting readers to visit. I'm…See More
Jun 3, 2011
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Book review: Rogue Wave by Boyd Morrison TSUNAMI THRILLER IN HAWAII

Year published: 2010Category: science thriller; disaster thrillerSUMMARY (from author’s website):Honolulu, Hawaii. Tourist Paradise. Hell on Earth.Over the remote central Pacific, an airliner halfway through its Memorial Day flight from Los Angeles to Sydney is suddenly rocked by a massive explosion. Despite the pilot's valiant efforts, the blast sends it plummeting into the ocean, leaving no witnesses to the fireball.Kai Tanaka, the new and untested assistant director of the Pacific Tsunami…See More
May 9, 2011
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Mystery and Thrillers

There is a the Cozy Mystery Group, but I find that some books posted there do not fit in the Cozy section of mystery. This group is a place for anyone who loves to read a good mystery and/or thriller and/or action adventure book.See More
May 7, 2011
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Top 10 reasons why you can trust ScienceThrillers.com book reviews

The book reviews you read at ScienceThrillers.com aren't like the book reviews in open forums like amazon and elsewhere.Here are the top ten reasons why you should use ScienceThrillers reviews to choose what to read on your next vacation:10. All reviews written by a single reader, giving you a consistent perspective that allows meaningful comparisons between books.9. Apples-to-apples comparisons: all reviewed books are in a single…See More
May 7, 2011
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Review: Double Helix by Nancy Werlin (YA science thriller)

Year published: 2004Category: young adult (YA) science thriller / mysterySUMMARY (from author’s website):Eighteen year old Eli Samuels has just graduated from high school and lucked into a job at Wyatt Transgenics—offered to him by Dr. Quincy Wyatt, the legendary molecular biologist. The salary is substantial, the work is interesting, and Dr. Wyatt seems to be paying special attention to Eli. It's almost too good to be true. Is there a catch?Eli's girlfriend doesn't think so, but his father is…See More
May 5, 2011
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A Spark of Heavenly Fire by Pat Bertram (science/medical thriller, indie)

Summary: (science/medical thriller) In quarantined Colorado, where hundreds of thousands of people are dying from an unstoppable disease called the red death, bereaved Kate Cummings struggles to find the courage to live and to love. In the midst of a violent, autocratic takeover of society by agencies of the federal government (backed by foreign UN troops),…See More
Apr 21, 2011
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Review: Case Closed? by Susan Hughes. Science investigates mysteries (for ages 9-13)

I heard about this book when the National Science Teachers Association published their annual list of recommended titles.  I bought a copy and RECOMMEND this book for about 9-13 year olds.Case Closed? by Susan Hughes…See More
Apr 11, 2011

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My book review website specializes in thrillers (both fiction and nonfiction) with scientific or medical themes. I blog about these kinds of books, with trivia quizzes, author interviews, mythbusting the science of thriller plots, with a bit of science news and science education thrown in. Follow me on Twitter as DrAmyR
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The Genesis Key by James Barney debut science thriller

From ScienceThrillers.com:

I picked up this book at ThrillerFest's Debut Author event last week and read the whole thing on the flight home to California.



(out of 5 stars)



Year published: 2011

Category: science thriller; religious/political thriller

Tech rating (out of 5):



SUMMARY (from…

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Posted on July 11, 2011 at 3:56pm

Science fiction vs science thriller: what's the difference?

In the past year I've posted over 50 reviews of books I deem to be "science thrillers." I have declined to review some because I felt they were "science fiction."



So what's the difference?



To paraphrase a worn-out but still-apt quote from a Supreme Court Justice, the difference between science thrillers and science fiction/SF/SciFi is like pornography: hard to define, but (usually) I know it when I see… Continue

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 11:34am — 2 Comments

YA LabLit book review: Deadly by Julie Chibbaro

(out of 5 stars)



Year published: 2011

Category: Young adult (YA) LabLit

Tech rating (out of 5):





SUMMARY (from book):

In the early 1900’s, sixteen-year-old Prudence Galewski leaves school to take a job assisting the head epidemiologist at New York’s Department of Health and Sanitation, investigating the intriguing case of “Typhoid Mary,” a seemingly… Continue

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 9:07pm

Book review: Rogue Wave by Boyd Morrison TSUNAMI THRILLER IN HAWAII

Year published: 2010

Category: science thriller; disaster thriller

SUMMARY (from author’s website):

Honolulu, Hawaii. Tourist Paradise. Hell on Earth.



Over the remote central Pacific, an airliner halfway through its Memorial Day flight from Los Angeles to Sydney is suddenly rocked by a massive explosion. Despite the pilot's valiant efforts, the blast sends it plummeting into the ocean, leaving no witnesses to the… Continue

Posted on May 9, 2011 at 12:55pm

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At 8:14pm on February 2, 2011, Kate Evangelista said…
Hi Amy,

Welcome to Book Blogs! When you have the time, please come and visit me at: http://kateevangelistarandr.blogspot.com/

Hope to see you there,
Kate
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Hello
Welcome to Book Blogs. Please stop by my blog at http://maryinhb.blogspot.com & my YA blog: http://foreveryoungadult.blogspot.com when you have a chance!
Thanks, Mary
At 6:04pm on February 2, 2011, Kate Lindsay said…
Welcome!  I just wanted to introduce myself, and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People.  Check it out at http://www.thebookbuff.blogspot.com

It can be a bit overwhelming around here at first, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
                   
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