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Walking Contradiction and Other Futures by Nancy Jane Moore Fight scenes and moral dilemmas: that’s what readers will find in this collection. These seven stories, first published in magazines and anthologies between 1999 and 2011, include several military adventures, … Continue reading
Ursula K. Le Guin will sign her collection The Wild Girls at the PM Press booth, South Hall #601, Saturday, March 1st, 2014, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., AWP Conference, Seattle, WA. Click Here for Online Schedule
Every year Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) hosts an award weekend at which they honor the best in SF and fantasy fiction. This year, Book View Café is thrilled to announce that one of our own—Linda Nagata—has … Continue reading
Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover Edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley …an incredible blending of fantasy and science fiction. Eventually the Terrans rediscover their long-lost — and now alien — colony: Darkover. Things are different there.
(Picture from here.) I just spent the weekend at Boskone. Great fun. But after one of the panels I was asked who were my significant influences. I quickly rattled of my personal mantra: Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Cordwainer Smith, Mark Twain, John Dos Passos, Phillip K Dick, Alfred … Continue reading
A sense of place plays a critical role in determining whether a reader “gets into” a story or not. Good place names can lend an aura of reality to even the most fictional of places. Conversely, an obviously made up place name in a story that pretends at reality can make a location that seems perfectly real to the author seem perfectly ridiculous to the reader. Continue reading
BVC congratulates all the writers on the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List, including BVC member Linda Nagata for “Halfway Home” (Nightmare, ed. John Joseph Adams).
BVC congratulates all the writers on the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List, including BVC member David D. Levine for “The Wreck of the Mars Adventure” (Old Mars, ed. Martin & Dozois).
BVC congratulates all the writers on the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List, including BVC member Linda Nagata for The Red: First Light.