Category Archives: science fiction

BVC Announces Downtime by Cynthia Felice

Downtime by Cynthia Felice

Downtime by Cynthia Felice It’s easy to say what you’ll live for. The hard question is–what will you die for? Ten years ago Calla had been the center of Jason’s life. Then Jason followed his career downtime, leaving Calla to … Continue reading

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Schrödinger’s Sasquan—Part 3

It takes a good sense of humor to attend a worldcon. Last year, at Loncon, we procrastinated too long in getting a place to stay, and we wound up camping on a sailboat moored somewhere off the Thames. This year, … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From The Ariadne Connection by Sara Stamey

The Ariadne Connection

The Ariadne Connection by Sara Stamey [Editor’s note: Book View Café offers a $2 discount on Sara Stamey ebooks through October 20:  The Ariadne Connection, a Cygnus Award winner for speculative fiction, and Islands, a ForeWord Book of the Year … Continue reading

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Hugos, literary merit, and the cool bits

Okay, the Hugos are over, which most of the world has not noticed, but in the always-boiling teapot of SF and F, it’s been a long, tense year. The only mention of Sad Puppies (and not-sad puppies) is right here, … Continue reading

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Smokycon—er, Sasquan—Roundup, Part 1

We’ve returned home at last from Sasquan, the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention. It was a wonderful worldcon, though for much of the time the air in Spokane was borderline unbreathable due to wildfire smoke. Here are a few photos … Continue reading

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BVC announces Harmony by C.F. Bentley

Harmony by C.F. Bentley

Harmony Confederated Star Systems 1 by C.F. Bentley Harmony, a new utopia for space-faring humans. Or is it a thinly disguised tyranny locked into a rigid caste system, slavery by another name? Either way, xenophobic Harmony holds the secret to … Continue reading

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BVC Members Participate in SF Storybundle

StoryBundle

“The Women in Science Fiction Bundle came about when our curator (award-winning and bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch) heard from some young writers that “women didn’t write science fiction, present company excepted.” That’s silly, of course, so she teamed up … Continue reading

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The Cat’s Still Alive (and Dead)! — Schrödinger Sessions

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Not really Schrödinger’s cat, but she is in a box. I’ve just come back from an incredible weekend at the Schrödinger Sessions: Science for Science Fiction, at the Joint Quantum Institute at the University of Maryland, near Washington, D.C. The … Continue reading

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Consideration of Works Present: The Europa Report

(Picture from here.) I haven’t done much on films. There’s no particular reason not to but I haven’t. I decided to do one on Europa Report because of the press associated with it and Interstellar. Namely, that both films purported … Continue reading

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ArmadilloCon, Readings, and Parties, Oh, My!

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This year at Austin’s ArmadilloCon there were three panels on feminist science fiction and fantasy: one on the classic examples, one called “Badass, Babe, or None of the Above” on the archetypes for women in SF/F, and one on new … Continue reading

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