This wasn’t an easy decision to make–the Academy is close to both of our hearts. But both Sean and I are too danged busy right now to keep up with regular blogging, and with career changes, books, queries, and edits looming, we figure it’s best to quit while we’re ahead.
It’s a sad day, but a proud one, too. When we started this site in 2011, we set out to prove that young adult science fiction is a thriving genre, contrary to industry pronouncements of gloom and doom. What we found surprised even us. Week after week, our mailbox was flooded with wonderful books, novels which explored cloning, space travel, UFOs, GMOs, cryopods, and, best of all, aliens. For every title we reviewed, there were two we didn’t. Take it from me, someone who has seen the breadth of the genre: YA sci-fi is alive and kicking in 2013.
The site will remain online for reference and nostalgia purposes, though if you want to get in touch with either me or Sean, you’d best look elsewhere. Sean can be found, as always, on his website, www.seanwills.com. I’ll be selectively reviewing books on goodreads and for the speculative fiction site Strange Horizons, as well as blogging for YA Highway and my own site, www.phoebenorth.com. And of course, my first book comes out on July 23, 2013 with Simon and Schuster. Be on the look out for Starglass, as well as various Starglass-related guest posts around the web in the coming months.
Thank you for everything–live long, and prosper, too.