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About UsLike many foolhardy ideas, The Book Smugglers was born of a time of great adversity. Faced with threats from their significant others concerning the overwhelming volume of books purchased on a daily basis, Ana Grilo and Thea James resorted to "smuggling" books home in huge handbags to avoid scrutiny. In 2008, the devious duo founded The Book Smugglers - a review blog dedicated to speculative and genre fiction for all ages, and an outlet for Ana and Thea's bottomless obsession with books and assorted SFF popgeekery.Nominated for the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Fanzine
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Book Smuggler SpecialtiesWe do at least two of these conversational-style joint reviews a monthWeekly feature in which each Smuggler discloses upcoming titles they cannot wait to readInterviews with authors whose books we have reviewedAuthors whose books we have reviewed talk about their writing inspirations and influencesReviews of books that have made it to the big screenFeature in which each Smuggler reads and reviews a book that the other has already reviewedMonthly feature in which we invite guests to talk about a variety of topics important to the SFF community with a special focus on inclusivity and diversityWeekly feature in which we take a break from the new and pay homage to the old by reviewing books that are at least 5 years old
FTC DisclaimerIn accordance with the new FTC Guidelines for blogging and endorsements, The Book Smugglers would like everyone to know that while we do purchase our own books for review on occasion, you should assume that every book reviewed here at The Book Smugglers was provided to the reviewers by the publisher or the author for free unless specified otherwise.