Category Archives: science fiction

Our World and Its Aliens

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Whenever we try to imagine science-fictional aliens, many times we find ourselves looking at life forms on our own planet. They’re so numerous and so varied and so very different from us, especially as we get away from mammals and … Continue reading


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Her: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  Her, by Spike Jonze, is an Oscar-winning movie came out in 2013. I haven’t gotten around to seeing it until now, and it is, I am delighted to report, the purest SF you ever saw. You … Continue reading


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Elements of Romance in Other Genres

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Romance crossover novels seem to be popping up all over, and it got me thinking about my own writing process. My novels tend to cross genres, including mainstream, science fiction, fantasy, mystery/suspense, and thriller plots, but they all include romantic … Continue reading


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BVC Announces Nine White Horses by Judith Tarr

Nine White Horses by Judith Tarr

Nine White Horses by Judith Tarr Nine stories of horses and their people. Nine tales of magic and enchantment. Horses of the ancient world, horses of the Middle Ages and the Arabian Nights, horses of the present and the future, … Continue reading


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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Ardent Forest by Nancy Jane Moore

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Ardent Forest by Nancy Jane Moore The late afternoon sun caught the gold mirrored glass in one of the dozens of tall buildings that stretched to the south. In that moment it was possible to imagine a bustling downtown, one … Continue reading


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Let’s Talk About Feminist Science Fiction

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I’m one of the people reading for The Year’s Illustrious Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy, an anthology of stories published in 2014 which will be edited by Nisi Shawl and published by Aqueduct Press. According to the announcement, this anthology … Continue reading


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Consideration of Works Past: The Door into Summer/Double Star

(Pictures from here and here.) My two favorite Heinlein novels have always been The Door into Summer (1957) and Double Star (1956). The reasons for this have changed over the ears. TDIS was not one of his most popular novels– one critic suggested that this was a novel where … Continue reading


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“Light and Shadow” — a new short story by Linda Nagata

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Linda Nagata’s newest short story “Light and Shadow” is in the just-released anthology War Stories, edited by Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak, and published by Apex Publications. War Stories is an anthology of military science fiction that also includes stories … Continue reading


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Guest Post: Nicola Griffith: Who Owns SF?

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Book View Cafe is delighted to present a guest post from Nicola Griffith, who is on a blog tour in honor (honour?) of the UK release of her book Hild. by Nicola Griffith [This first went up on Charlie Stross’s … Continue reading


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Aliens in Hell
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As a writer of science fiction, I found creationist Ken Ham’s commentary on alien life and the space program absurd and thought provoking. For those of you who missed it, in response to NASA’s expectation of finding alien life in … Continue reading


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