About

Staffer’s Book Review began in spring of 2011 with a review of James S.A. Corey’s Leviathan Wakes. What started as a writing exercise, soon became a love for the process of criticism. Since then Staffer’s Book Review has published hundreds of reviews and essays. Justin Landon is the editor, creator, and primary blogger for the site.

Passionate about science fiction and fantasy from a young age, Justin lost his way in college where he decided the road map to being cool lay in post-modernism. He was terribly wrong. He rediscovered the genre through David Anthony Durham’s Acacia. Durham’s novel led to Joe Abercrombie’s First Law Trilogy, which led to China Miéville’s The Scar, and so on. After suffering a catastrophic knee injury in 2010, Justin began reading heavily again, expanding from 25-30 books a year to well over 100. With his new found free time not spent on a basketball court, he started blogging. Now he is also contributor for several other outlets including the Hugo Nominated blog A Dribble of Ink and Tor.com, where he hosts Rocket Talk, the Tor.com podcast.

In spring of 2013, in partnership with Jurassic London, Jared Shurin and Justin co-edited the first ever anthology designed to collect the best non-fiction work online. Titled, Speculative Fiction 2012: The Year’s Best Online Reviews and Commentary, the project has been nominated for a 2014 Hugo Award for Best Related Work. Justin couldn’t be prouder.

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