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Pastoral Fantasy

  Some twenty, twenty-five years ago, I recollect a lot of scorn poured on the pastoral fantasy. Which is fine—no every subgenre pleases every reader, blah blah—but (as people will) the pastoral novel was derided as being not only twee … Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Giant of Inishkerry by Sheila Gilluly

The Giant of Inishkerry by Sheila Gilluly

The Giant of Inishkerry The Books of the Painter 2 by Sheila Gilluly How do you go on when everything you love has been lost? Aengus might have become the Painter who would save his people, but that hope was … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Northlight by Deborah J. Ross

Northlight

Northlight by Deborah J. Ross      The people who’d been waiting gathered around Pateros, their voices like the cries of rock-doves. They surrounded him, touching his sleeve and shaking his hand, each one in turn. Then they backed off, lingering. … Continue reading

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Beta Demons Do It Better: writing a sweet reunion romance in an urban paranormal universe

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I really fell for Kamadeva as I was writing him. He may be a slacker, but he’s good-hearted and thoroughly kind, a lazy beta sweetheart who is permanently in love with a butt-kicking alpha virgin. He won’t get anywhere beating his chest. But he might make it work if he can get her to seduce herself. Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From The Hinky Velvet Chair by Jennifer Stevenson

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The Hinky Velvet Chair Hinky Chicago Book 2 by Jennifer Stevenson Dr. Kauz said, “Ms. Hess, if you would be so good as to be seated in the Venus Apparat.” Jewel sat in the green velvet chair. “This had better … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: from Freeze Frames, by Katharine Kerr

Freeze Frames

Freeze Frames by Katharine Kerr Author’s note: This excerpt is from the novella “Asylum,” which first appeared in Interzone in 1994. I incorporated it into Freeze Frames, and later it appeared in The Year’s Best Science Fiction, twelfth annual edition … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Transfusion and Other Tales of Hope by Deborah J. Ross

Transfusion and Other Tales of Hope by Deborah J. Ross

Transfusion And Other Tales of Hope by Deborah J. Ross The vampire has known only evil since he was made, until an unlikely friendship reconnects him with life… Two women mourning two dead mothers tread the boundaries between grief and … 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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When angels and demons fall together: writing It’s Raining Angels and Demons

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What if, jobless and without even a pair of pants between them, they thankfully accept subcontract work…as sex demons? Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: from Immortal, by Pati Nagle

Immortal

Immortal by Pati Nagle Barb came out from the front desk and started going to each of the patrons, quietly informing them that the facility was about to close. I glanced at my watch, which read 4:55. Caeran seemed not … Continue reading

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