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BVC Announces Maker-Teacher-Monster by Leah Cutter

Maker Teacher Monster

The Maker, the Teacher, and the Monster by Leah Cutter Five years have passed. The worlds above and below have recovered and changed. The fairies from the Clockwork Kingdom return every year, asking for Dale’s help in vain. This year, … Continue reading


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Story Excerpt Sunday: from The Dread Hammer by Linda Nagata

The Dread Hammer

The Dread Hammer Book 1 of Stories of the Puzzle Lands by Linda Nagata The dried bunches of herbs that hung from the thatch were almost all gone by the time winter neared its end. Ketty used a forked stick … Continue reading


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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Deeds of Men by Marie Brennan

Deeds of Men

Deeds of Men an Onyx Court novella by Marie Brennan    Deven was left in a deserted gallery, jaw clenched in frustration. Not the slightest shred of luck, and now he did not know what path to pursue. Henry had … Continue reading


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BVC Announces Risk of Love and Magic by Patricia Rice

Risk of Love and Magic by Patricia Rice

Risk of Love and Magic by Patricia Rice Brilliant psychic Nadine Malcolm is held prisoner in an asylum by her stepfather, a power-mad general. As the Librarian, she secretly hijacks computers to prevent his plans to turn paranormal children into … Continue reading


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Author Interview: James Hetley

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James Hetley is a renaissance man, which is often the case with writers. He’s been an architect specializing in renovation and adaptive reuse of old buildings. Of course, he lives in a magnificent horror of a house from the 1850s, with an electrical system from Edison’s time and a furnace installed when Roosevelt was president.

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Percy’s Boys

In another post  I mentioned Baroness Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel. I think it serves as an example of a story that caught the imagination of the following century, even though the book itself these days is barely readable: dull plot, … Continue reading


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BVC Announces Ghost Point by James A. Hetley

Ghost Point by James A. Hetley

Ghost Point A book in the Stonefort Stories series by James A. Hetley Eight years ago, Dennis Carlsson returned from Vietnam with a chest full of medals, a head full of nightmares, and a plastic foot. Now he just wants … Continue reading


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BVC announces The Clockwork Fairy Kingdom by Leah Cutter

The Clockwork Fairy Kingdom

The Clockwork Fairy Kingdom by Leah Cutter Adele—the beautiful Fairy Queen with wings of clockwork—despairs when her husband, the Master Tinker, dies before he finishes the Great Machine that will reignite the human-fairy war and drive the humans away. When … Continue reading


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BVC Announces The Aunt Paradox by Chris Dolley

The Aunt Paradox by Christopher Dolley

The Aunt Paradox Book 3 of Reeves and Worcester Steampunk Mysteries by Chris Dolley HG Wells has a problem. His Aunt Charlotte has borrowed his time machine and won’t give it back. Now she’s rewriting history! Reggie Worcester, gentleman’s consulting … Continue reading


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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Lies and Prophecy by Marie Brennan

Lies and Prophecy by Marie Brennan     Robert started half out of his chair when the door crashed into the wall. He didn’t relax at the sight of me in the entrance to his dorm room, and I couldn’t blame … Continue reading


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