Adarna SF is powered by its volunteer reviewers! We have three regular reviewers and we really dig speculative fiction. Here’s a little info about the bloggers behind the text.
Frida is a 23-year-old speculative fiction enthusiast from Vancouver, Canada. She’s the blog creator, editor, and one of the reviewers. She enjoys a wide variety of spec-fic, although she is especially attracted to stories with badass heroines or with cultural perspectives outside of the typical Western SF/F fare. She also has a soft spot for pulp-inspired works, stories that lead the charge of the deconstructor fleet, and anything with body horror. But she reads almost everything under the umbrella of speculative fiction. See all book reviews by Frida.
When she’s not glued to the pages of a book, she’s busy roaming the Canadian outdoors and avoiding bear-like snuffling sounds. She’s Filipino-Canadian, which explains why this blog is on the Filipino book blog listings. Now if only she can find the Canadian ones. You can read more about her thoughts on book reviewing and e-publishing in an interview at The Indie View.
Her favourite books include One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin, and A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller.
Chris graduated with a degree in Literature and has worked as a researcher, an advertising copywriter, a business magazine writer, a travel magazine editor, and an occasional dog-sitter. Once upon a time, Neil Gaiman had nice words to say about her writing. She is now somewhere in the Visayan Islands of the Philippines surrounded by tokay geckos and pineapple fiber. She also blogs at ficsation.blogspot.com.
She’s interested in high fantasy, contemporary fantasy, non-western fantasy, alternative histories, steampunk, apocalyptic fiction, and space operas. See all book reviews by Chris.
She likes the poetic lyricism of The Last Unicorn (Peter S. Beagle), the dark strangeness of Pretty Monsters (Kelly Link), and the emotional layers of Thomas the Rhymer (Ellen Kushner). If Haruki Murakami were associated with genre writing, then she’d pick his surrealistic Kafka on the Shore to be one of her Top 3.
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These reviewers are no longer with us, but we are grateful for their contributions.