Category Archives: Genres

The Reluctant Traveler Celebrates Introverts

Film is one of my favorite arts which is why I spend so much money and time streaming movies. This morning I watched Personal Shopper—in her re-invented career, Kristen Stewart is starring in French films and is as remarkable as … Continue reading

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PM Press holiday sale includes Le Guin’s Late in the Day

Late in the Day: Poems 2010-2015 by Ursula K. Le Guin

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BVC Announces Love Forever After by Patricia Rice

As a vicar’s daughter, quiet Penelope Carlisle is accustomed to living on the thin edge of poverty. She’s content with her small home and a friendly village–until a cloaked and crippled Beast rides into her orchard. Badly scarred in heart and soul, Viscount Graham Trevelyan has no use for love. He has a need for revenge and a child to protect. The compassionate innocent who doesn’t flee his fierce visage is the perfect mother his silent daughter needs. Continue reading

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#ZenTao Update

A few years back, I fell into the habit of writing a daily haiku and posting it on social media. The first year, I called it the #joyproject and for the last two I’ve called it #zentao (after the old … Continue reading

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Theatre review: In The Next Room, or, The Vibrator Play

If you’re a fan of historical fiction you should see this play. If you’re a woman who has learned her way around her own body under less than optimal circumstances, or taught a man, you should see this play. If you’re a student of feminism, medicine, or sociology, you should see this play. If you need a laugh and can laugh at lengthy (and I assure you prudishly veiled) performances of hysteria cure in women and men, you should see this play. If you love steampunk for the finicky social rules, the language, the clothes, and clank, you should see this play. Continue reading

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Holiday Cheer and a bit of Murder: As Red as Any Blood by Patrice Greenwood

Yuletide in Santa Fe: biscochitos, farolitos, Las Posadas, music…and murder. Ellen Rosings does not have time for murder investigations. It’s December, and the Wisteria Tearoom is awash in shoppers, cookies, and groups of strange women brought to tea by the … Continue reading

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A project of the heart

  We live in troubled times – but that could arguably be said about a LOT of historical eras, I suspect. The thing that makes ours stand out is that our revolutions ARE televised, and we are now unable to … Continue reading

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PNBA Book Award Shortlist to Selected Short Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin

Collected Short Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin, boxed set

PNBA Awards announces 2018 shortlist, including Selected Short Fiction by BVC’s own Ursula K. Le Guin. Continue reading

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A SPOONFUL OF MAGIC

BVC Founding Member Phyllis Irene Radford is pleased to announce the release of her latest book from DAW Books, A Spoonful of Magic, under her Irene Radford byline. A Spoonful of Magic is the first book in a new series about … Continue reading

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BVC announces Ars Historica by Marie Brennan

Kit Marlowe. Guy Fawkes. Ada Lovelace. Kings and sailors and sainted nuns populate these seven stories of historical fantasy by award-winning author Marie Brennan. They span the ages from the second century B.C.E. to the nineteenth century C.E., from ancient Persia to the London of the Onyx Court. Discover the secret histories, hear the stories that have never been told — until now. Continue reading

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