To Hell and Back Series by Matt Hughes

  1. The Damned Busters (2011)
  2. Costume Not Included (2012)
  3. Hell to Pay (2012)

After accidentally summoning a demon, Chesney Anstruther refuses to sell his soul, which leads through various confusions to, well, Hell going on strike. Which means that nothing bad ever happens in the world… with disastrous consequences. - from Amazon.com


queenshulamit said: Do you know any women who write SF&F comedy? (You know, stuff in the same vein as Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett?) Preferably aimed at adults, though I’ll take YA and children’s books too. Thanks

The only person who comes to mind is Nina Post. Hopefully someone will fill in the gaps of my ignorance in the comments.


writingformiddlegrade said: I'm working on a middle-grade humorous sci-fi, and so I want to do more reading in this specific genre. Do you know of any middle-grade books with a style similar to Douglas Admas?

Robert Lynn Aspin’s Myth Adventures series

Anything by Terry Pratchet

Anything by Christopher Moore (fantasy/dark fantasy)

The Knight Life books by Peter David (Arthurian fantasy)

Agent to the Stars or Redshirts by John Scazli

The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse by Nina Post


*Edit Christopher Moore may not be suitable for middle grade*


The Great Explosion (1962)

The Blieder drive, a faster-than-light drive system, has permitted the population of Earth to colonize the galaxy. Each planet has become the home for a particular social group. Four hundred years after the diaspora, a spaceship from Earth visits three of the planets, the first steps to unifying the galaxy under a new Empire. Things do not go entirely as hoped, as the incompetent military authoritarians of the ship encounter three very different societies.

The first planet was a penal colony; it is now many independent kleptocratic despotisms preying on each other. The second planet, Hygeia, is populated by health and fitness fanatic nudists. The third planet, Kassim, was colonized by a religious group, but when the ship arrives, they can’t find any human life, only empty villages overgrown by jungle. -from wikipedia



Sci-fi artwork by Darren Quach.

Some great sci-fi art on this blog. I am going to try to start updating again. Maybe once a week for awhile. Sorry I have been away, but I have not been able to read much aside from short story anthologies here and there.

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