Little by little, one travels far.

This is not Graeme, but it was the most amusing photo I found when I Googled his name.

Like many bloggers, I first entered the blogosphere by reading other bloggers and discovering the wonderful community of Fantasy and Science Fiction fans that I was always unable to discover in ‘real life.’ Among those early discovered blogs was Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review, a sharp blog edited by a lovely English bloke named, well… Graeme. It wasn’t a very long before I began A Dribble of Ink, inspired by bloggers like Graeme. He is prolific, and has a range of interests that would make any blogger jealous. Today, he announced in his final blog post that Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review will be closing its doors.

To quote:

It’s been a little while coming but it’s time to bring this blog to a close. Obviously there are a whole load of reasons (none of them particularly interesting to you guys) but the bottom line is that I’m not really enjoying it anymore and that means that it’s time to stop. That’s not to say that I won’t come back, in the future, and start something up again; just not here. I’ve got some ideas but I just want to stop and chill out for a while.


I think that’s about it. It’s been a amazing experience but you have to know when it’s time to stop. It’s time to stop :o)

The online SFF community is a vibrant and tight group of fans, and though Graeme’s blog is ceasing publication, I hope that the curator continues to be a part of the community. As a blogger who has been at it for several years myself, I can understand Graeme’s reservations and applaud his decision to decide that he’s just not having fun anymore. It can’t have been an easy decision to make. Best of luck to Graeme in his future endeavours, and congratulations on over six years of terrific service to the SFF blogging community.

  • Scott November 28, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I will write a similar post for you when you retire Aidan, considering you had a similar influence on our blog. I will find an amusing picture to go with you too. :P

    Sad about Graeme, but wish him all the luck!

  • sue November 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Speaking as Graemes wife I love the picture and am tempted to say that it really is him…but he’s reading this over my shoulder.

  • neth November 28, 2012 at 11:19 am

    It’s sad to see him go – particularly since he started right about when I did and we’ve had a fair amount of correspondence over the years.

    Another one bites the dust.

  • Mike Trevors (Keyoke) November 28, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Well, that sucks. :) I don’t blame ya for leaving or anything ,this was just one of my favorite blogs to check out. I will miss it. I came here daily, it became part of my web site ritual after work.

    Gonna be tough to break..


  • Aidan Moher November 28, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Err, Mike, you know it’s Graeme that’s closing his blog, not me, right?

  • Carl V. November 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Such a great photo, that cracks me up. I’m sorry to see him closing up shop but understand his reasoning and wish him all the very best.

  • Mike Trevors (Keyoke) November 29, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    My mistake. Both you and Graeme’s blogs are my toolbar as sites that I check daily, so, I just kinda got a lil lost. I just noticed it. Doh. Well, now you can’t leave!!! Graeme is gone, I only have you. ;)

    Mike (Keyoke at sffworld)

  • Kazz November 30, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Oh man, that sucks I been following Graeme’s blog for a long time, even won a book off there. lol Good luck to Graeme! Did he say when hes closing?

  • Aidan Moher November 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Effective immediately, Kazz.

  • Kazz November 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Oh wow, yeah thanks for that Aidan. I haven’t been up on my blog checks all week so I hadn’t caught it. Take care

  • Stephan November 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    So sad! Graeme’s blog was among the three blogs that inspired me to start my own website. Spec Horizons already quit. Now you’re the only one left, Aidan. That means you’ve got an obligation to stay, just sayin’.

  • Aidan Moher November 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Oh, I’ll still be going when our sun burns out, Stephan. Don’t you worry.

  • Justin December 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    If this were a MMO RPG, someone would say, hey Graeme, can I have your stuff?

  • Graeme December 7, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    @Justin Someone has already asked if I’d like all my reviews to be folded up into their site… Alternatively, they were more than happy to take over the blog and update it for me. Neither will be happening :)