Staffer’s Book Review is a blog maintained by Justin Landon. It began in spring of 2011 with a review of James S.A. Corey’s Leviathan Wakes. Initially inspired to jot down thoughts to help further his own writing, Justin soon became enamored with the review process itself. Since then he’s written hundreds of reviews, cementing a deep love for genre fiction, but also a deep fascination with the publishing industry.
Today, Staffer’s Book Review is as much a commentary about the state of science fiction and fantasy as it is a place of review. Interviews, short essays, and industry insider pieces are common.
Justin may or may not have paid for the following:
Landon’s blog is new to the scene, but in the nine months he’s been around, he’s become one of my favourite voices in the community.
Aidan Moher, A Dribble of Ink.
I’ve run into Justin at a couple of conventions this year, and am convinced he is brilliant, as well as a great guy. His review site, Staffer’s Musings, has some of the best written reviews out there.
Peter V. Brett, Author of The Warded Man and The Desert Spear
. . .one of the most consistently interesting SF&F bloggers around: Justin Landon of Staffer’s Musings. If you’re not reading Justin’s blog yet, you’re missing out on some of the most insightful and often funny reviews and articles in the SF&F blogosphere.
Stefan Raets, Far Beyond Reality
Justin, as you may well be aware, is the writer behind one of my favourite genre blogs of recent years, namely Staffer’s Book Review.
Niall Alexander, The Speculative Scotsman
I’m actually a small guy. Justin, on the other hand, is a giant. The man ought to have his geek license pulled.
Myke Cole, Author of Shadow Ops: Control Point
One of the current rising stars of the book blogosphere is Justin Landon from Staffer’s Book Review. His thoughtful reviews and funny and creative way of writing up negative reviews coupled with awesome, thought-provoking articles have made him become a must-read not only for me, but for many in the SFF community.
Mieneke Van Der Salm, A Fantastical Librarian