Steve's Book Stuff Has Moved!

Steve's Book Stuff Has Moved!

  Hi Everybody! I have an exciting and important announcement! (Well at least for me...) Starting in July of 2023 Steve's Book Stuff has switched from a Blog to a Newsletter. Check it out at the  new home page  and subscribe to receive continuing book reviews and other stuff.

Book Spotlight: Dark Factory

Dark Factory by Kathe Koja

I am thrilled to have been selected by LibraryThing and Meerkat Press to receive an advanced copy of author Kathe Koja's new book Dark Factory. The book is due on May 10th, and I'll be digging into it to provide a review before then.


Welcome to Dark Factory! You may experience strobe effects, Y reality, DJ beats, love, sex, betrayal, triple shot espresso, broken bones, broken dreams, ecstasy, self-knowledge, and the void.

Dark Factory is a dance club: three floors of DJs, drinks, and customizable reality, everything you see and hear and feel. Ari Regon is the club's wild card floor manager, Max Caspar is a stubborn DIY artist, both chasing a vision of true reality. And rogue journalist Marfa Carpenter is there to write it all down. Then a rooftop rave sets in motion a fathomless energy that may drive Ari and Max to the edge of the ultimate experience.

Dark Factory is Kathe Koja’s wholly original new novel from Meerkat Press, that combines her award-winning writing and her skill directing immersive events, to create a story that unfolds on the page, online, and in the reader's creative mind.

Join us at The story has already begun.

Coming May 2022! Preorders are open now at Meerkat Press.


Kathe Koja is a writer, director and independent producer. Her immersive work combines and plays with genres, from YA to contemporary to historical to horror. Her novels - including The Cipher, Velocities, Budda Boy, Talk, and the Under The Poppy trilogy–have won awards, been multiply translated, and optioned for film and performance.

She's globally minded, and based in Detroit USA.

Steve's Book Stuff participates in affiliate programs for the booksellers asterisked below.  Purchases you make through an affiliate link may return a small commission to me, at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support, it helps me buy books to read and review!

Dark Factory links:

📘 Preorders are also available from these booksellers: Amazon* | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million*Powells |* or find it at an independent bookstore near you*.