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BVC Announces Of Myst and Folly by Leah Cutter

Of Myst and Folly

A post-apocalyptic fairy tale. Bombs destroyed all the major cities of the world almost two centuries ago. The bombs opened rifts. Magic and myst flowed into the world. Electronic devices no longer work. Only simple mechanical devices. Man learned to … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Alma Alexander

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She was born on the banks of the blue Danube in a country whose name is but a memory. She left that home at ten, and lived in five countries on four continents before setting up shop in cyberspace. When asked about her life, all she will say is that she was born six years before men walked on the moon, and is married to a man who wooed her in cyberspace and lured her to America. But if you want to know about Alma Alexander’s stories, ah, that’s something else entirely. 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  New Los Angeles, 2027 NeuroLink NewsEntertainment Studio Leeza Conreid, hostess of “Celebrity Smackback,” plops her well-honed tush onto a stool at the production console, hooking her stilettos over the rung. Violet fingernails flick open … Continue reading

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Telling Different Stories

FogCon

At FogCon last weekend, I moderated a panel entitled “Getting Around the Speed of Light,” which discussed the various ways we could travel to the stars without violating the laws of physics. We were lucky to have two people on … Continue reading

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BVC Announces THE ARIADNE CONNECTION by Sara Stamey

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The Ariadne Connection by Sara Stamey A Journey to the Crossroads of Science and Myth A CYGNUS Award Winner The New Leprosy plague and a geomagnetic reversal threaten the world’s precarious balance.  When jaded American expat Peter Mitchell agrees to … Continue reading

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I Love Short Stories!

The Zanzibar Cat

Writing about Karen Joy Fowler’s “The View From Venus” last week got me to thinking about other short stories that I love. And that gave me the idea of coming up with a table of contents for my dream short … Continue reading

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Losing Leonard Nimoy Is Hard. Losing Spock Is Even Harder.

The passing of Leonard Nimoy at age 83 saddens me in much the same way that losing Neil Armstrong did, back in August of 2012. (Has it really been two and a half years?) Armstrong was a space pioneer. Nimoy … Continue reading

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Reprise on Bricolage

  A couple years back, people linked to Lev Grossman’s list of twenty things he’d like to see in fantasy novels. Discussion of lists like this can slow to a halt when writers pop up, issuing long comments about how … Continue reading

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Grokking Karen Joy Fowler

Artificial Things

I worked in the early 70s as the children’s book buyer for an Austin bookstore called Grok Books. It was the predecessor to Bookpeople, the city’s highly successful indie bookstore, but I’m mentioning it here because of the name, which … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Seas of Ernathe by Jeffrey A. Carver

Seas of Ernathe by Jeffrey A. Carver

Seas of Ernathe A Novel of the Star Rigger Universe by Jeffrey A. Carver Starship rigging is a long-lost art. But the ocean world Ernathe may hold the key to its rediscovery, if a young star pilot can learn the … Continue reading

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