Monthly Archives: April 2015

Confessions of a Ghost Writer Part 2: Ghosts and Zombies
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I’ve never sat down and counted all of my ghostwriting/editing clients. Every once in a while, when I go in to clean up my file folders, I realize that I’ve had more than I thought and that I’ve actually forgotten … Continue reading

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The Left Hand of Darkness Hits BBC Airwaves!

Ursula K. Le Guin’s Hugo and Nebula award winning 1969 novel The Left Hand of Darkness is currently airing as a radio play on the BBC. The first episode has already aired, and you can hear it free online for about a … Continue reading

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Tidings of Comfort

Note: I chose this painting because I liked it. It was only after I’d typed in the painter’s name (Louis Comfort Tiffany) that I realized I’d doubled up on the entendres. Pure serendipity. With a to-be-read pile that stacks up to … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Forgotten Suns by Judith Tarr

Forgotten Suns by Judith Tarr

Forgotten Suns by Judith Tarr I am no one. I pass from dark into dark. I hunt a track gone cold as stone. For five thousand Earthyears, the planet called Nevermore has been empty. Its cities are deserted, with every … Continue reading

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Utopiyin, Utopiyang

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

This blog post is included in: No Time to Spare Thinking About What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin Introduction by Karen Joy Fowler December 5, 2017 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt                     … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: from by Jennifer Stevenson

It's Raining Angels and Demons

It’s Raining Angels and Demons Slacker Demons Book Two by Jennifer Stevenson I sat in the belly of one of our biggest black ops helicopters with forty-nine of my fellow demons, stripped naked to our bat wings and fanny packs, … Continue reading

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Our First Rescue/Shelter Dog, Part 3

Bear Has Big Pawprints to Fill. I just got a Facebook notice—Worf’s birthday. Our beloved Golden Retriever, who died last summer, would have been 15 this week. He still has his own Facebook page, where the many students he helped … Continue reading

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Daredevil: How Nice to Meet You Again for the First Time

Marvel’s Daredevil became available at Netflix April 10th. I’m not the only Book View Café member who binge-watched it, one of the others being of course Madeleine E. Robins, among whose works is the novel Daredevil: The Cutting Edge. This … Continue reading

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King Hedley II: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  I took in the Arena Stage‘s production of King Hedley II in February, when it was starting its well-reviewed run. I am not familiar with the plays of the late August Wilson, and it was clearly … Continue reading

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Advice Disguised as a Story

Conscientious Inconsistencies

I have been thinking about the current conflict within science fiction a lot this week, but the ideas I have on it refuse to jell into a readable blog post. That may be just as well, since so many people … Continue reading

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