Smugglers Stash

Smugglers’ Stash and News

Hello everyone and a Happy Sunday to all! Autumn is here and we have been enjoying the LAST DAYS OF SUNSHINE in the UK. Let’s get down to business.

If you missed it:

Lady Business has New Editors – One of our favourite blogs/projects has new editors! Welcome Susan, Ira and Clare.

Gender Discrimination in SFF Awards – One of the aforementioned new editors, Ira, started their tenure at Lady Business with a project that looks at of award-winning SFF books with STATS AND GRAPHS. Gender Discrimination in SFF Awards is HERE. Like I said on Twitter, next time a puppy gets rabid, give them a dose of this vaccine called REALITY.

Strange Horizons Fund Drive – Strange Horizons is running their annual fund drive:

We’re aiming to raise $18,000 to run the magazine in 2016. If you’re ready to donate (thank you!) you can do so through Network for Good, PayPal, or Patreon using the buttons below—you’ll be entered into our prize draw however you donate, and there are various other rewards as well, including (for the first time!) Strange Horizons ebooks.

One of the prizes is a box of books curated by yours truly – go forth and support!

If you missed it: part deux

Fighting Demons

New story! – We published S.L. Huang’s Fighting Demons a few days ago. The story is the sequel to last year’s Hunting Monsters and you can read it for free here.

City of Blades jacket

We are still running a giveaway of City of Blades, ten copies up for grabs.


Yes, our newsletter is back. If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, you can do so by using our handy form below. This month’s newsletter goes out at the end of October! Don’t miss out.

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Fangirl Happy Hour – Episode 23


Episode 23 of Fangirl Happy Hour is now live – This week on Fangirl Happy Hour, Renay and Ana talk about the webcomic Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu, Sorcerer to the Crown, the first novel by Zen Cho and the second half of Agents of SHIELD Season 2.

You can also follow them on itunes or add their feed to your preferred podcatcher.

In the meantime, you can find Fangirl Happy Hour on the interwebs at their website or:

Email –
Twitter — @fangirlpodcast
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Facebook — Fangirl Happy Hour

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, Ana posts her review of Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, a novella by Kai Ashante Wilson

The Sorcerer of the Wilddeeps

On Tuesday, it’s time to say goodbye to Ann Leckie’s excellent trilogy (noooo) as Ana reviews Ancillary Mercy and weeps all over the internet

Ancillary Mercy

On Wednesday, Thea reviews one of the most talked about books of the year: The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

The Traitor Baru Cormorant

And on Thursday, our Newbery correspondent Catherine F. King takes over with her monthly column Decoding the Newbery and her thoughts on Katherine Paterson’s Bridge to Terabithia


On Friday, we close out the week with Thea over at Kirkus with her review of Lightless by C.A. Higgins.


And that’s it for today! As usual, we remain…

Fighting Demons

~Your friendly neighborhood Book Smugglers

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