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Articles, Commentary, and Reflections on the IOD Review Series

  • 200 IOD postings—Time for a brief pause I totally missed it last week when we posted our 200th IOD report. But now that I have noticed, it seems a good time to pause and consider the next phase. How things have gone to date, how they could improve, etc. And I want to do this before the new influx of visitors come in ...
  • The IOD StoryBundle is now available At last the wait is over. The eight best books I’ve read so far on ImmerseOrDie, plus a new release from me, are available now, collected together for the low, low price of “whatever you want to pay.” Even if you already have some of them, this is your chance to pick up the rest in one ...
  • Breaking News: ImmerseOrDie doing a StoryBundle I’m hijacking the IOD report stream to share this exciting announcement with everyone. This has been brewing since last fall, but at last everything is in place and I can finally announce that on April 15, ImmerseOrDie will be partnering with the good folks at StoryBundle.com to offer an exclusively IOD-selected bundle of Fantasy and Science Fiction titles. Last year saw 114 contenders cross ...
  • Are women writers more open to criticism than men? This is the second in a series of posts exploring statistics from ImmerseOrDie, my ongoing series of indie book reviews. I like to think that these ruminations cast some kind of reflected light on the broader field of speculative indie fiction, but you’ll have to decide that for yourself. For those who don’t know what ImmerseOrDie is all about, every morning ...
  • Why Present Tense Bugs Me In Fiction A couple of days ago, I released this report summarizing the WTFs that have tripped me up during the first 50 ImmerseOrDie Reports, discussing some insights and statistics I’ve pulled together about them. Included in that report is a list of the 28 different different issues that have tripped me up while reading, and at the bottom of ...