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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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New book!

Hi everyone. I am bouncing around because I have a new book out titled Shades of Memory. It’s not a BVC book, but I’d like to prattle on about it anyhow. It’s the fourth in my ongoing Diamond City Magic … Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Fairy Bridge Troll by Leah Cutter

The Fairy Bridge Troll by Leah Cutter

Christine works hard every night to rebuild the fairy bridge to Trollsville and the other worlds–the one she destroyed in order to claim her magical power. Continue reading

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Dave Smeds Has a Story on Far Fetched Fables

The podcast of a short story by long-time Book View Cafe member Dave Smeds became available today at Far Fetched Fables. The story is “The Tavern at the Ford,” which appeared in the anthology Sword and Sorceress 28. If you … Continue reading

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Discussing magic in fantasy fiction

If any sufficiently advanced technology, as the quote goes, is indistinguishable from magic, then it is also possible that any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from a religion. -Alma Alexander from a Book View Café blog post On Magic on August 5, 2016

Any fantasy that is sufficiently internally consistent is indistinguishable from science fiction. -Jennifer Stevenson Continue reading

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UNRAVELING TIME

I’m not usually one for time travel tales—some read too much like math problems, with not enough historical detail for my particular bent. Others carry me along but seem to fall apart after I think about them a bit. So … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Maps to Nowhere by Marie Brennan

Maps to Nowhere by Marie Brennan

Two cities joined by their reflections. A realm of feathered serpents and jaguar-men. A desert where a former goddess seeks the ultimate truth. In this collection, award-winning author Marie Brennan takes you to ten different fantastical lands, including the world of her famed scholar-heroine Lady Trent. Journey with her to places rich and strange: here there be more than just dragons. Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler Returns from Westeros: Part 5

The morning that we left Highgarden I woke up with a raging cold, and tried not to cough my way down to Oldtown. I wanted to stay on the bus and sleep when we arrived, but the sight of the … Continue reading

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