Monthly Archives: August 2012

Prime Books Buys “Distance”
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Book View Cafe author Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff has sold a novelette entitled “Distance” to Prime Books for their upcoming science fiction anthology, Future Games.  The first contact story originally appeared in Analog Science Fiction.  Authors whose work is contained therein include: … Continue reading

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“What Ho! Automaton” Finalist for WSFA

Shadow Conspiracy II

We are pleased as punch to announce that Chris Dolley‘s Shadow Conspiracy II story—”What Ho! Automaton“—is a finalist for the Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award for Short Fiction. The official announcement of the award winner will be made at an … Continue reading

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In Your Food: Condiments Round 3 – The Meat Department

With all the end-of-summer hoopla going on right now, I felt I needed to address the grill. “Hello, grill!” Here are some sauces that many people like on their giant slabs of meat, starting with a classic:

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Junk Science and Public Policy

By Nancy Jane Moore All the hoopla over what Todd Akin said about rape and pregnancy seems to have focused on his use of the word “legitimate,” which set off a political firestorm. While there is certainly plenty to be … Continue reading

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Research resources

I collect old editions of thesauri, phrasebooks, familiar quotations, and weird specialty lexicons.  Some just sit on my shelf, unloved.  Others get used every day.  Here are some favorites, many of which you can get very reasonably at online used … Continue reading

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Writing, Obsession, and the Sacred Question Mark
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In my morning routine, one of the things I do is scan a news aggregate source to see what’s going on in the world. This morning I came across a piece from Salon contributor Patrick Hicks that resonated like a … Continue reading

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“Going Alien” Goes Live at Book View Café!

Here at Book View Café, we’re excited to present the second short story collection from one of our newest members, Jeffrey A. Carver! Jeff is best-known as a science fiction novelist, but over the years he’s written his share of … Continue reading

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Are you Curious?

Everyone’s curious about Curiosity. This little Mars rover has everyone excited in ways Spirit and Opportunity never did. It’s eclipsed the combined starshine of Mars 1-7, the Mariners, the Vikings, even Sojourner, the very first Mars rover. Why are we … Continue reading

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Gatekeeping in the World of Ebooks

In this day, when social media are saturated with writers touting their self-published novels, it seems that anyone can write a book. Anyone with any talent or ambition, that is. Certainly, anyone willing to plug along and generate 80K or … Continue reading

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Writing Nowadays–The Fast Phone

I recently read a student manuscript in which a phone conversation went something like this: My cell phone rang.  I pulled it out of my pocket and pressed the “receive” button. “Hello?” I said. “Hey, Darryl.  It’s me,” said my … Continue reading

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