SFWP Celebrates 20 Years: Part 4

Part 4: Peace By Andrew Gifford   I have left my day job behind. When I started SFWP, I was working several jobs. Night shifts, weekends, holidays. While everyone else was opening presents on Christmas morning, I was in a warehouse in Landover, MD editing Associated...

SFWP Celebrates 20 Years: Part 3

Part 3: Pursuit By Andrew Gifford   Londinium is burning…   I have a soft spot for historical fiction set in the Roman era. When I read for pleasure, I’m as eclectic as SFWP’s catalog. Sometimes, I’m reading pulpy b-grade sci-fi; next, I’m reading dense academic...

SFWP Celebrates 20 Years: Part 2

Part 2: Mission By Andrew Gifford   In 1988, I fell in love with a book. It was a big hit. Translated into over a dozen languages and a critical darling, the book was Fatal Light by Richard Currey. It was a story about an unnamed young man from Parkersburg, West...

SFWP Celebrates 20 Years

Part 1: Pain By Andrew Gifford   In November of 1998, my life was a mess. A few years earlier, I started to experience intense pain in my face. It was like someone was drilling into my head – or maybe trying to drill out of it. I described it to doctors as electric...

Our Favorite Books of 2017

The year is nearly over, so it’s time for some best-of book recommendations. We gathered together and reviewed our recently-read book pile to make a list of our favorites to share with you. Here they are in no particular order. Wendy J. Fox Grand-prize winner of...