I search for science fiction and fantasy to review:  self-published , traditionally-published, and classic books, as well as short stories in magazines, anthologies, or web sites. I also assist authors by suggesting improvements to their marketing blurbs, and by proposing settings for stories. Occasionally, I will review movies, boardgames, or computer games.

I have two additional blogs which I tend to neglect, but hope to revitalize: I review non-fiction books at Seven Cities of Paper, and post travel photos at Tracking the Alien Rover.

I hope this blog will help you discover some exciting science fiction, and/or give you some ideas to polish your own writing. Please feel free to use the comments section to suggest new features (or improvements to existing features) or just to say “Hello”.

If you’d like to email me privately, I can be reached using my gmail address: PlanDefCom.  If you don’t receive a response, please try again, my inbox is often flooded and I sometimes miss messages.



  1. What a great idea for a blog! My way of saying thanks for your recent decision to follow Learning from Dogs. Comments and guest posts are very welcome!!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and reading my articles 🙂

  3. I like Catfish City. Well sounds like there is one decent resident at least. 😉

    1. Planetary Defense Command will be pulling its forces out of Catfish City in August. We’re falling back to an emergency bunker on another continent.

  4. Aetherielle · · Reply

    Thanks for the follow. Thanks for giving me yet another reason to be scared of bugs. 🙂

  5. Hi,

    Just to say that I have linked to your blog and publicised it:

    http://wp.me/p4T72p-av SFF Blog Links

    Keep up the good work!


    1. Thanks, I appreciate it. I visit some of those sites regularly, and I need to take the time to visit the others. I’m happy to be in such great company!

      1. You are the commander, after all…

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  7. I put you in my list of: Very Inspiring Blogger Award Nominee – Shout Outs I love your blog.
    So you are nominated and can go through the process of nominating others. I stopped sending to others when I hit a road block [someone didn’t want to accept or be part of this – & that’s OK] but now I am leaving it up to you. Go to my blog and look at the requirements.- https://artinstructor.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/very-inspiring-blogger-award-nominee-shout-outs

  8. Hi PDC, I just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. It’s up to you whether you want to participate, but I wanted you to know I love your blog and I’m glad I found you! http://doorwaybetweenworlds.com/2015/01/14/versatile-blogger-award/

  9. kamikazezealot · · Reply

    I noticed you recently started following my blog, so of course with a name like Planetary Defense Command I HAD to give you a look. BOY AM I GLAD I DID! I adore sci-fi and fantasy, but can’t seem to find any decent books to read these days. You, friend, have just gained yourself yet another happy follower.

  10. Thanks very much for following my blog! I’m looking forward to reading more of yours.

  11. beardedhermit · · Reply

    Hello, this is the Bearded Hermit! In case you weren’t able to find my new site, I wanted to let you know that it is up and running. Find it here at: http://beardedhermit.com/
    If you haven’t been receiving email notifications of my posts, please resubscribe.

  12. Hi PDC, I would like to interview you for my ongoing series; if you are interested, please message me on Twitter with an email address.

  13. I have to admit I came here because I liked the name of your blog. Saw a comment you wrote on a fellow blogger’s page and the name caught my attention. Glad I did – you have a cool blog.

  14. I have no idea who you are. I found you on Carol’s blog about the WP reader’s latest changes. I am following you because you have the best blog title I have ever seen.
    Besides, we desperately need a Planetary Defense Command and I am very glad you are it.

  15. I found your blog through Charles Yallowitz’s blog. Love your tagline!

  16. Hey, thanx for visiting my post. Gonna follow u for interesting reads…some already have my attention 😊

  17. Hi there!! Just dropping by to say thanks for following my blog and keep up the good work!

  18. Thanks for a very useful and helpful blog. I write a lot of crappy fiction and blog posts, and some of your posts have some great information.

  19. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your likes and following. I love science fiction, so will look forward to following your fabulous blog!

    1. Thanks, I love your nature photos!

  20. […] to Planetary Defense Commander for this idea. Also thanks to Past Due for his timely post “Revisiting Books” last […]

  21. Thanks for following my Renegade Galaxy page! If you have a chance, I’d love for you to take a look at the short stories I have on Kindle so far…

  22. David Davis · · Reply

    Hello from Alien Resort. Thank you for following. Please feel free to visit our Developing Story page.

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