About Justin

Justin Landon is a blogger, editor, podcaster, and occasional writer. He’s been nominated for a Hugo Award and won a British Fantasy Award for his work on Speculative Fiction 2012: The Year’s Best Online Reviews, Essays, and Commentary . His writing has appeared on Tor.com, SF Signal, A Dribble of Ink, The Book Smugglers, and a host of other sites. He is the host of Rocket Talk , the Tor.com Podcast and the former operator of Staffer’s Book Review, which can soon be found via eBook.

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.