Category Archives: science fiction

Ursula K. Le Guin’s Planet of Exile Movie Rights Acquired

Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le Guin

Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le GuinThe movie rights to BVC founding member Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel Planet of Exile have been acquired by Los Angeles Media Fund & Producer Mark Johnson. Article by Anita Busch, deadline.com Continue reading

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Viable Paradise: Leveling Up

                        When I visited a wring class at a local college last December (write-up here ) I was asked about intensive writing workshops at a professional level. Many had … Continue reading

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There’s a Bimbo on the Cover Verse 6: There’s a Blurb on the Cover
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Verse 6: There’s a blurb on the backside of the book. There’s a blurb on the backside of the book. There’s one story on the cover; inside the book’s another. There’s a blurb on the backside of the book. Blurbage … Continue reading

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Rogue One: A Meditation

This is not the story we’re looking for. Rogue One left me disquieted for a reason that has nothing to do with the quality of the movie: It perpetuates myths about how to fight evil. It may be fun to … Continue reading

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ROGUE ONE: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough This is a review which MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. I have hidden many of them cleverly in the links or after the jump, but if this bothers you, go see the movie first! They really tried, OK? … Continue reading

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Arrival: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough Is there anything that makes heart and mind race better than a truly smart science fiction movie? Surely Arrival is going to be a finalist for the film Hugo and Nebula. It’s also garnered considerable critical … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Darkly Human
by Laura Anne Gilman

Darkly Human by Laura Anne Gilman

Alien landscapes. Run-down pool halls. Modern kitchens. Ghost-ridden memorials. There are shadows everywhere, housing the dark things that make us human.

Love. Hate. Fear. Hope. Continue reading

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Alma’s Bookshelf: AbductiCon

  When people ask writers “Where do you get your ideas?” – if you don’t get a growl at the question , or an answer for some value of “EVERYWHERE!”, or something pretty specific for a specific work, or some … Continue reading

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Consideration of Works Present: The Arrival

(Picture from here.) The Arrival opened last Friday (November 11, 2016) and the SF book club saw it together. It is a good film (mostly) and it is actual science fiction. There are no hidden references to deities, the Force … Continue reading

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The Handmaid’s Tale: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  Margaret Atwood’s most famous novel was published in 1985. It is appropriate however to review it today, in this first week of November 2016. The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopia of a very specific sort. The … Continue reading

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