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Our Reviewers won’t judge your book as compared to other self-published titles, but against other books, period. Our ratings are based on the following criteria, although reviewers are able to award partial stars (i.e. a 1.3 or a 4.7), rather than rounding up or down to a whole or half number.

1/5

Really bad 
Work on it.

2/5

Mediocre
1-2 bright spots.

3/5

Good
Worth reading.

4/5

Very Good
1-2 spots that need work

5/5

Excellent!
Must-read.

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RYAN’S ROBOT

By Brian Kacica
Rating:
3.8 / 5

Machines and magic cross in RYAN’S ROBOT, a science fiction thriller that realistically imagines a futuristic world in which androids begin to enter society.

IR Approved

ALARIC THAIN’S HISTORY OF THE 21st CENTURY

By Alaric Thain
Rating:
5.0 / 5

ALARIC THAIN'S HISTORY OF THE 21st CENTURY is a look at our world--its history, sociology, politics, and economy--as translated for genuine outsiders, our descendants of...

IR Approved

FOURTH TRAIT

By Benjamin A. Bryan
Rating:
4.5 / 5

FOURTH TRAIT is a post-apocalyptic adventure novel.

MS. NEVER

By Colin Dodds
Rating:
2.9 / 5

In MS. NEVER by Colin Dodds, Farya is a typical, 21st Century woman struggling with depression, except in her case that feeling has the power...

OPTIONAL RETIREMENT PLAN

By Chris Pourteau
Rating:
3.8 / 5

In a futuristic world, an assassin with dementia fights for his life in OPTIONAL RETIRMENT PLAN.

IR Approved

ZERO PERCENTERS

By Scott T. Grusky
Rating:
4.0 / 5

Following beta test beginnings, humanity moves quickly from being 95% biological with just a few unhealthy organs digitally replaced towards becoming ZERO PERCENTERS with no...

IR Approved

ETERNAL SHADOW

By Trevor B Williams
Rating:
4.9 / 5

ETERNAL SHADOW is a epic science fiction tale that puts Earth on a crash course of destruction as humanity tries to save the planet.

CONSOLIDATION: Book One

By Lisa Harnish
Rating:
2.9 / 5

Lisa Harnish's CONSOLIDATION: Book One is about life in post-apocalyptic Arizona.

IR Approved

LAKES OF MARS

By Merritt Graves
Rating:
4.1 / 5

Humanity fights giant alien insects from outer space, while our hero battles inner demons in LAKES OF MARS.

THREE DAYS IN ASHFORD

By Ty Tracey
Rating:
4.5 / 5

Ty Tracey's THREE DAYS IN ASHFORD is a thriller with supernatural elements, wrapped inside a mystery.

IR Approved

SHADOW CITY

By Anna Mocikat
Rating:
4.0 / 5

SHADOW CITY is a post-apocalyptic adventure that will captivate readers of fantasy, science fiction, and dystopian novels.

MARI, WHY I NEEDED TO RETURN FROM THE FUTURE

By Winfried Sedhoff
Rating:
3.0 / 5

An accident strands Benjamin Ecclestone, a time traveler from the 22nd century, in Australia, where he falls in love.

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