About couch to moon

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In a world…

where big guns and big boobs populate the covers of shiny SF paperbacks…

where neon green and black text blind innocent perusers of the SF aisles of the neighborhood bookstore…

where loving SF means you love Twilight…

this blog was born.

After years (and years) of university-required, nonfiction reading, with the occasional holiday fiction book, I knew I had some major genre deficits to correct. By then, my reading choices were often grabbed in a desperate, blind dash to the SF aisle (agh, boobs! more boobs!), which often resulted in a defeated walk to the Literature-with-a-big-L aisle, because at least Austen and Dostoyevsky have a well-known track record for decent stories (and very little neon green and cleavage on their covers). I knew I preferred SF, but where do you start when every cover has a hot chick with a gun staring you down? It’s so dorky.

But now I have a bit more time and a big-ass Hugo list, with no excuses to be picky. I’m reading everything, from vintage SF classics to the next big hits, often with no research beyond the back cover blurb. There was a time I would spend hours reading online reviews (man, those things are so not helpful ;-P) until my eyes crossed with indecision. Now I read it all.

I used to complain that there was never anything good to read.

I was wrong. I hope to spread the word.

My name is Megan AM. The AM stands for Anti-Matter. You can find me @couchtomoon on Twitter. No, I don’t want to read your paranormal erotica.

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42 thoughts on “About couch to moon

  1. Rabindranauth says:

    Heyya. Nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Check it out here: http://wp.me/p4n8cJ-CC

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  2. James K. says:

    Great review site you have here.
    Keep up the good work.

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  3. Anastasia says:

    Heya! 🙂 I like your blog and have nominated you for The Liebster Award on my blog Read&Survive http://readandsurvive.com/2014/08/20/liebster-award/ with a link to your blog. Enjoy! 😀 (chain mail award thingy)

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  4. Great website, I occasionally review SciFi movies, comics, and books on my site if you ever want to check it out! I’ll be sure to check back here too 🙂

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  5. S. C. Flynn says:

    Hi,

    Just to say that I have linked to your blog and publicised it:

    http://wp.me/p4T72p-av SFF Blog Links

    Keep up the good work!

    SCy-Fy

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  6. I love the pic on your blog! Looking forward to reading more from you.

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  7. AntVicino says:

    You sure you don’t want to read my Paranormal Erotica? It’s extra Paranormally!

    Fantastic premise behind your blog. I admit, I’m intrigued.

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  8. We at Brick Moon Publishing are digging your site! Keep up the good work.

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  10. howardat58 says:

    Thanks for the like on “discriminant”. I am following you now.

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  11. sjhigbee says:

    I’ve nominated you for a Dragon’s Loyalty Award – because it’s a DRAGON, right? Sorry it isn’t more of a sci fi riff – an alien, for instance… https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/dragons-loyalty-award/

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  24. […] has announced a “shadow” jury will critique the Clarke Award this year, composed of Megan AM (“The AM stands for Anti-Matter”), Vajra Chandrasekera, David Hebblethwaite, Victoria Hoyle, Nick Hubble, Paul Kincaid, Maureen […]

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