NESFA Recommendations and Reviews

This site is a NESFA community site, where NESFA members can share recommendations and publish reviews of books, movies, TV shows, and games.

The recommended reading lists contain items that NESFA members found worthwhile. The initials of each NESFA member who recommend an item is found next to the item name. For example:

This Is Not a Game Walter Jon Williams Orbit arl, mlo

This novel was recommended by Tony Lewis (arl) and Mark Olson (mlo).

How NESFA Members Can Contribute

Any NESFA member may edit the page:
  1. Request access if you do not already have it.  Send email to   You'll need a Google account (though not necessarily a gmail account).  We'll give edit access to the page to your account.
  2. Log in at
  3. On the page you want to edit, click the Edit button (cleverly disguised with a *pencil* icon that resembles a very bold slash and which only appears if you have Javascript enabled).
  4. Add your initials to any recommendation. Create new rows in the table for new items. (If you're adding a Dramatic Presentation item and are including its length as listed in the Internet Movie Database, the easiest way to include the "[IMDB]" link is to copy and paste it from an existing entry.)
  5. If this is your first time recommending an item, make sure that you add your name/initials to the key at the end of the page.
  6. Please do not drag the boundary lines of an item to set its height or width – doing this sets fixed heights and widths on the entire table, and this formatting will quickly become incorrect. There is no easy way to undo it.
Or you can just send email to hugos (at) giving the information you want added.

If you are creating a new list, remember to also add it to the list here.