Out of that World is a review website with a focus on science fiction and fantasy stories. Most of the recent reviews are by Jess Flarity, but you can also find older short fiction reviews and ramblings by Derek Conrad.

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For readers: It should go without saying, but you may find that your opinions differ from ours. As long as you remain courteous to us and others, please share why you feel differently about a particular story.

For authors & publishers: Our goal is to write fair, honest reviews of your stories—but not brutally honest. If you think we’ve been too critical or misrepresented your or your author’s story (or even misspelled your name, etc.), please send us a note via the Contact page and we’ll do our best to rectify it.

For bloggers: We grant express permission to reprint Reviews wholesale on your website under two conditions: (1) the appropriate person (Jess or Derek) is credited as the author of the Review, and (2) You provide a direct link to the original Review on this website. Other publications here (essays, etc.) are open to Fair Use and can be quoted and linked to, again, so long as the appropriate person is credited.