Monthly Archives: June 2017

New Worlds: Status Without Wealth

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) We all know that status has its benefits. Rather a lot of them, in fact, and the lack of it is rarely a good thing. But it also brings burdens. … Continue reading

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BVC member Marie Brennan joins LEGEND OF THE FIVE RINGS!

Book View Cafe is delighted to announce that Marie Brennan has joined the fiction-writing team for the relaunch of the game Legend of the Five Rings! Set in the fictional, Japanese-inspired land of Rokugan, L5R has been a fixture of … Continue reading

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The Language Attic

by Brenda W. Clough Our language is a treasure house. Some of its glories are well-used and well-polished, taken out and set on the table every day. But up in the attic we’ve got some thrilling long-lost terms. This is … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Changing Bathrooms

I went to a college graduation in a sun-drenched football stadium on a recent hot Saturday afternoon. Having spent a lot of my life in hot climes, I was drinking lots of water as well as wearing light clothes, a … Continue reading

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BVC Members in the Clarion West Write-a-Thon

Four members of Book View Cafe — Kristine Smith, Nancy Jane Moore, Vonda N. McIntyre, and David Levine — are participating in the Clarion West Write-a-Thon for 2017. The Write-a-Thon is a fundraiser for Clarion West, the six-week “boot camp” … Continue reading

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Writing Nowadays–My Summer Office

When summer comes, I like to move outside to my summer office. It’s the front porch of our lovely house. It faces north, so it’s always cool and shady. We’ve installed some comfortable porch furniture out there, along with a … Continue reading

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My first lesbian love story, Coed Demon Sluts: Amanda

Coed Demon Sluts: Amanda by Jennifer Stevenson

This story is less boffo than the first three Slut adventures mostly because Amanda needs to travel such a long way from numbness to love. I found myself siding with Cricket a lot, prodding Amanda emotionally in the middle of the night, tickling her sense of humor, luring her into the woods, leading by following, crashing around in her life like upbeat ball-lightning, tempting her to live a little. Continue reading

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‘Ow’s that, Guv’nor?: The Art of Reading to an Audience

Do you need to read accented speech with an accent? Let’s think about it. Dick Van Dyke is appearing in the new Mary Poppins film–not, blessedly, as Bert the Sweep, but in some other role. And according to Mr. Van … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Coed Demon Sluts: Amanda by Jennifer Stevenson

Coed Demon Sluts: Amanda by Jennifer Stevenson

Aren’t you tired of doing everything right?
Wouldn’t you like a second chance to go back and do it wrong?
Coed Demon Sluts: There’s always room on the team. Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Last Good Man by Linda Nagata

The Last Good Man by Linda Nagata Army veteran True Brighton left the service when the development of robotic helicopters made her training as a pilot obsolete. Now she works at Requisite Operations, a private military company established by friend … Continue reading

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