The Blargh Factory


The Blargh Factory is a series of podcasts relating to indie author writing, publishing and promoting. Presented by Amy Hopkins and R.R.Virdi. All links on this page will take you to the Blargh Factory. About IndieSFfantasy

Posted 11th February 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Podcasts 0 Comments

Untamed by Madeline Dyer

Untamed by Madeline Dyer

As one of the last Untamed humans left in the world, Seven’s life has always been controlled by tight rules. Stay away from the Enhanced. Don’t question your leader. And, most importantly, never switch sides–because once you’re Enhanced there’s no going back. Even if you have become the perfect human being. But after a disastrous raid on an Enhanced city, Seven soon finds herself in her enemy’s power. Realizing it’s only a matter […]

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Posted 10th January 2017 by IndieSFfantasy / Books, Young Adult 0 Comments

Change of Newsletter provider


I am currently in the process of changing newsletter providers as the one I was using is a little temperamental, so I’ve decided to use MailChimp instead. I will only be transferring those people who have double-opted in (i.e confirmed their interest in subscribing to this website’s newsletters by both entering their email address and confirming the said request via a link sent to their email address). I assume you will get an […]

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Posted 26th December 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Blog 0 Comments

First Contact by Dawn Chapman (Rev..

First Contact by Dawn Chapman (Review)

First Contact is the second book in Dawn Chapman’s science fiction series, The Secret King and continues to chart the progress of the Aonise as they search for a new home. Their journey – so far – has been fraught with danger, and at times, some close calls, but salvation is in sight. Planet Earth could offer the Aonise a chance to resettle and put the trauma of their escape from Lethao behind […]

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Posted 24th December 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Reviews 0 Comments

Author Interview: Dawn Chapman

Author Interview: Dawn Chapman

Dawn Chapman has been creating sci-fi and fantasy stories for thirty years. Until 2005 when her life and attention turned to scripts, and she started work on The Secret King, a 13-episode sci-fi TV series, with great passion for this medium. In 2010, Dawn returned to her first love of prose. She’s been working with coach EJ Runyon from 2012 who’s encouraged her away from fast-paced script writing, to revel in the world of […]

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Posted 20th December 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Author Interviews 0 Comments

Dangerous Ways (The Books of Winte..

Dangerous Ways (The Books of Winter #1) by R.R.Virdi

My review: Dangerous Ways is the first book in a new series from the Dragon award-nominated finalist R.R.Virdi. You do not need to have read either Grave Beginnings or Grave Measures to follow this story, although if you have, there are some Easter eggs in Dangerous Ways that may well bring a smile to your face. It is clear from the onset that Jonathan Hawthorne is no ordinary man: ‘When I stood here […]

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Posted 14th December 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Reviews 0 Comments

Kingdom Asunder by Thaddeus White

Kingdom Asunder by Thaddeus White

Princess Karena is all that stands between the House of Penmere and ruin. The King, her brother, was gravely wounded in a failed assassination attempt, and once-loyal followers are flocking to the treacherous Usurper’s golden embrace. But Karena knows the surest defence is attack, and will stop at nothing to destroy any rival to her brother… or herself. Against her, the Usurper musters a vast army to crush Penmere once and for all, […]

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Posted 9th December 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Books 0 Comments

Author Interview: Penelope Wallace

Author Interview: Penelope Wallace

I have lived in St Andrews, Oxford, Aberdeen, and Nottingham, and am old enough to remember black and white TV. I am a pedantic bibliophile, a sometime lawyer (in both England and Scotland), a not-completely-orthodox Christian (and churchwarden), a wishy-washy socialist, a quiet feminist and a compulsive maker of lists. In the distant past, I invented a world where the buildings and manners were medieval, but the sexes equal, and a few years […]

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Posted 7th December 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Author Interviews 0 Comments

Author Interview: Nan Klee

Author Interview: Nan Klee

Nan Klee’s resume as a writer includes eight years as a weekly newspaper columnist, while she worked as a freelance writer, editor, reporter, photographer, and technical writer. She used her Navy flight simulator training and knowledge to become a computer technician while working toward a Master’s degree in Writing and Rhetoric. Nan worked her career as a technical writer, contracting with corporations that design and build combat aircraft and warships for our US […]

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Posted 15th October 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Author Interviews 1 Comment

Author Interview: J.B.Rockwell

Author Interview: J.B.Rockwell

Hello there! I’m J.B. Rockwell, archaeologist cum IT geek cum sci-fi and fantasy writer. Also, eater of chocolates and collector of cats. There’s a lot more blah-blah-blah about me and my latest novel, SERENGETI, on my website (www.jenniferbrockwell.com) and you can follow me on Twitter (@Rockwell_JB) if you like pics of dragons, foxes and other beasties interspersed with the occasional writing update and snarky witticism about the vagaries of the universe. Oh, and […]

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Posted 14th October 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Author Interviews 0 Comments

Author Interview: Steven M. Caddy

Author Interview: Steven M. Caddy

Hi, I’m Steven M. Caddy, or just Steve – only my sister calls me Steven. I live with my wife in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, UK, a beautiful, if rather unknown town in the east midlands, that boasts a busy market square dominated by the spire of the parish church is St Mary Magdalene, views of the river Trent, a castle (where King John I died), and thriving café culture. When I’m not writing stories, […]

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Posted 12th October 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Author Interviews 0 Comments

Serengeti by J.B. Rockwell

Serengeti by J.B. Rockwell

It was supposed to be an easy job: find the Dark Star Revolution Starships, destroy them, and go home. But a booby-trapped vessel decimates the Meridian Alliance fleet, leaving Serengeti—a Valkyrie class warship with a sentient AI brain—on her own; wrecked and abandoned in an empty expanse of space. On the edge of total failure, Serengeti thinks only of her crew. She herds the survivors into a lifeboat, intending to sling them into […]

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Posted 7th October 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Books, Science Fiction 0 Comments

PREDOMINANCE by H. I. Defaz

PREDOMINANCE by H. I. Defaz

Victor Bellator is a young mathematician who has always made sense of the world by running numbers in his head. But his logic is challenged when he awakens in a rundown shack in the middle of the woods, with no memory of the past 72 hours—and endowed with the power of telekinesis.As the mystery of his paranormal condition unfolds, Victor learns that his brain is now absorbing a mysterious energy from the atmosphere […]

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Posted 5th October 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Books, Science Fiction 0 Comments

City of Masks by Ashley Capes

City of Masks by Ashley Capes

Waking in Anaskar Prison, covered in blood and accused of murder, nobody will listen to Notch’s claims of innocence until he meets the future Protector of the Monarchy, Sofia Falco. But Sofia has her own burdens. The first female Protector in a hundred years, her House is under threat from enemies within, the prince has made it clear he does not want her services and worst of all, she cannot communicate with her […]

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Unforeseen by Alison Barnard

Unforeseen by Alison Barnard

Thanks to genetic modification, the dream of the first perfect generation has finally been realized. But not everyone is happy about the scientific breakthrough… Octavia is an Elite girl with the wrong dress size, shape, and coloring. Nothing about her is fashionable. She dreams of working as a nurse rather than shopping and socializing. She is continually at odds with her mother, who is willing to suffer anything to meet the beauty standard. […]

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Posted 30th September 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Books, Science Fiction 0 Comments

Author Interviews


Author Interviews are available if you are an author of science fiction or fantasy, have a book published independently or with a small press or are in pre-launch. The interview and encourages discussion about yourself, writing challenges/achievements and allows ample opportunity for you to discuss your book(s). You are not required to supply an author photograph, but I would require an image of some form (book covers are fine). To request an interview, you […]

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Posted 29th September 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Author Interviews 0 Comments

Off to See the Wizard by Clay John..

Off to See the Wizard by Clay Johnson

At the end of most heroic quests, after a plucky band of heroes has averted the apocalypse, all is well, and everyone lives happily ever after… (until the next book in the series.) Now, for the first time, readers get an in depth look into what really happens after the quest. This is the collected case file of the Grand Inquisitor’s investigation into the Misery Reach debacle. Read first hand as the participants […]

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Posted 28th September 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Books, Fantasy, Humour 0 Comments

The curse of Cranberry Cottage (Ma..

The curse of Cranberry Cottage (Magic Molly) by Trevor Forest

Magic Molly Miggins and her family are spending a weekend on the coast at the house of Granny Whitewand’s sister, Willow. Molly is intrigued by the legend of Cranberry Cottage, a house so creepy that none of the villagers will go anywhere near it. The legend says that hundreds of years ago, Cranberry Cottage was cursed by the Black Witch, Belladonna Blackheart who still lives there in the form of a Wraith Witch. […]

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Posted 27th September 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Books, Children 0 Comments

The Moreva of Astoreth by Roxanne ..

The Moreva of Astoreth by Roxanne Bland

In the world-building tradition of Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey and Ursula K. LeGuin, The Moreva of Astoreth is a blend of science fiction, romance, and adventure in a unique, richly imagined imperialistic society in which gods and science are indelibly intertwined. It is the story of the priestess, scientist, and healer Moreva Tehi, the spoiled, headstrong granddaughter of a powerful deity who is banished for a year to a volatile far corner of […]

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Posted 23rd September 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Books 0 Comments

Author Interview: Roxanne Bland

Author Interview: Roxanne Bland

1) When did you first discover your love for writing? Writing was a hidden passion for me. I’ve written stories since I was a child, but I didn’t take it seriously, even after I won a writing contest when I was about ten. I wanted to be a musician. Well, that didn’t work out, but though I still wrote little things to pass the time. Then I fell ill, and was basically bedridden […]

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Posted 23rd September 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Author Interviews 0 Comments

Sacred Planet by Austin Rogers

Sacred Planet by Austin Rogers

“An ambitious, ardent launch that sets a stellar precedent for installments to follow.” -Kirkus Reviews Humanity teeters on the brink of galactic war. Only one woman can stop it. Only one man can save her. After centuries of expansion into the galaxy and no contact with intelligent, extra-terrestrial life, humanity is split into three superpowers, each dominating one of the spiral arms closest to Earth: Orion, Carina, and Sagittarius. Divided along political, cultural, […]

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Posted 21st September 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Books 0 Comments