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So Much Winning

I’m being investigated for colluding in the destruction of my own country — so unfair! Continue reading

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The Robots Celebrate Christmas

Hey, what are you reading? It’s an invitation. Lemme see. No way. Sounds of paper rattling, a scuffle. You gotta be kidding. It’s from them? An invitation to a Christmas party? So?

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TALES OF UNEASE 4: DIA DE MUERTOS REDUX

(If you read yesterday’s post by Kat Kimbriel, you can jump to the More section for today’s vignette!) We’re approaching a shifting, liminal time of year; it’s halfway to winter in the northern hemisphere, and halfway to summer in the … Continue reading

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TALES OF UNEASE 3: DIA DE MUERTOS

I don’t care much for the gore of horror. But those teasing stories of suggestion?

Oh, yes. . . . Continue reading

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TALES OF UNEASE 2: HALLOWEEN/SAMHAIN

(If you read yesterday’s post by Kat Kimbriel, you can jump to the More section for today’s vignette!) We’re approaching a shifting, liminal time of year; it’s halfway to winter in the northern hemisphere, and halfway to summer in the … Continue reading

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TALES OF UNEASE 1: BEGGAR’S NIGHT

To honor the coming of the dark side of the northern year, I’ve written some vignettes. They will probably end up as writing snippets in my new book, because one of the characters is a writer who has a slightly skewed vision. I think of them as Tales of Unease.

Because I don’t care much for the gore of horror. But those teasing stories of suggestion?

Oh, yes. . . . 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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Author Interview: Nancy Jane Moore

Writer Nancy Jane Moore pursued both the law and martial arts with equal vigor, applying their lessons to many areas of her life. She found that questions of justice, fairness, and equality were extremely important to her. This led to her championing low income housing, food co-ops, and working as a legal editor. As she puts it, she didn’t become rich from the law. However, she is a fourth degree black belt in Aikido, both teaching the art and expanding her own knowledge of it. Here at Book View Cafe we suspect she is secretly a superhero.

Her approach to fiction is equally mind-bending. Continue reading

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Mad Scientist Week: One Night in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar

And now, continuing the celebration of Mad Scientist Week, here’s a short story for you. It takes place… One Night in O’Shaughnessy’s BarDavid D. Levine The geek sat hunched over his drink, tapping a swizzle stick on the bar as … Continue reading

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Mad Scientist Week: The Line Between Madness and Genius Can Be Thin

Palm Beach Express-Times Jupiter Woman Disappears During Civil Commitment Hearing JUPITER, Fla.  A woman disappeared today in the middle of a hearing on whether she should be committed to a mental institution. Adele Mansfield, 42, disappeared while demonstrating a device … Continue reading

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