Category Archives: science fiction

Sarah Jones Does Science Fiction

Sarah Jones

I had the good fortune to see the incredible Sarah Jones give a workshop reading of her new one-woman show Sell/Buy/Date at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco last month. I had wanted to see her … Continue reading

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Consideration of Works Past: Lord of Light

(Picture from here.) Long before Roger Zelazny was famous for the Amber series, he won the Hugo for 1967 novel, Lord of Light. Lord of Light is an odd story that blends Hindu mythology, Buddha philosophy, technical progress and science … Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Rifter’s Covenant by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

The Rifter's Covenant by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

The Rifter’s Covenant Exordium 4 by Sherwood Smith The Panarchy is in shambles, coalescing at the military base Ares. Brandon has inherited not only this political tinderbox, but also must face the escalating threat from the invading Dol’jharians and their … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Dragons in the Stars by Jeffrey A. Carver

Dragons in the Stars by Jeffrey A. Carver

Dragons in the Stars A Novel of the Star Rigger Universe by Jeffrey A. Carver Dragons in space? A preposterous legend. But when star pilot Jael defies an abusive ship’s master and rigs “the mountain route” through the hyperdimensional Flux, … Continue reading

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Speculative Science — and Fiction

Roboteer

My friend Alex Lamb has written an excellent essay on why scientists – and science fiction writers – should play with things considered impossible, like faster than light travel. His thesis, in a nutshell, is that the more everyone plays … Continue reading

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The Weave Is Available From Aqueduct Press

The Weave

BVC member Nancy Jane Moore’s new science fiction novel, The Weave, is now available in both print and ebook editions directly from the publisher, Aqueduct Press. According to the publisher’s website: The Weave brings us a first-contact story in which … Continue reading

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Nancy Jane Moore’s Column in Strange Horizons

Nancy Jane Moore’s essay, “The Golden Age of Science Fiction is Twenty-Nine,” is currently available at Strange Horizons. The best science fiction tells a good story while being chock full of ideas. That, I think, is what all the different … Continue reading

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BVC Announces “Little Sisters” by Vonda N. McIntyre

Little Sisters by Vonda N. McIntyre

Little Sisters A Science Fiction Short Story by Vonda N. McIntyre Evolution. Reproduction. Power. War.

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BVC Announces A Prison Unsought by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

A Prison Unsought - Exordium 3 by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

A Prison Unsought Exordium Book 3 by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge Completely edited and polished, with new material added since its publication in the nineties, this is the third volume of Exordium. This swashbuckling space opera continues with Brandon … Continue reading

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Give Me That New-Fangled Future

Octavia's Brood

I saw on Facebook recently that the millennial generation doesn’t want the family treasures. They’re not interested in finding a place to put all that stuff that’s been accumulating for generations. I’m quite a bit older than the millennials, but … Continue reading

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