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BVC Announces From a Changeling Star by Jeffrey A. Carver

From a Changeling Star by Jeffrey A. Carver

From a Changeling Star Starstream Series 1 by Jeffrey A. Carver Beneath the roiling surface of Betelgeuse, scientists anxiously await the one man essential to the success of Starmuse, the greatest engineering project in human history. But on Kantano’s World, … Continue reading


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Author Interview: James Hetley

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James Hetley is a renaissance man, which is often the case with writers. He’s been an architect specializing in renovation and adaptive reuse of old buildings. Of course, he lives in a magnificent horror of a house from the 1850s, with an electrical system from Edison’s time and a furnace installed when Roosevelt was president.

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Story Excerpt Sunday: from Rotten Row by Chaz Brenchley

Rotten Row

Rotten Row by Chaz Brenchley Sometimes you wait a long time, at a ’Chute. The network’s busy all over: at any node people are always arriving, leaving, passing through. And whatever the pressure, they can still only process one discard … Continue reading


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Percy’s Boys

In another post  I mentioned Baroness Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel. I think it serves as an example of a story that caught the imagination of the following century, even though the book itself these days is barely readable: dull plot, … Continue reading


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Story Excerpt Sunday: from The Pure Cold Light by Gregory Frost

The Pure Cold Light

The Pure Cold Light by Gregory Frost Heffernan would never appreciate that magnetism was what killed him. The alarm klaxon honked twice in the tiny lunar shack, so loud that he fumbled his coffee cup and seared a stripe across … Continue reading


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Your Flying Cars Are on Their Way

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The flying car might soon be a reality. Or – to use current jargon – your Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) awaits. Almost. The European Union is funding research into PAVs as part of “out-of-the-box” thinking about the future of air … Continue reading


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WWW Wednesday

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WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading.   To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…     • What are you currently reading? A Natural History of Dragons by our own Marie Brennan. At first I shied … Continue reading


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BVC Announces All the Colors of Time by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

All the Colors of Time by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

All the Colors of Time A Collection of Short Fiction by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff Time travel is a dream long held by human beings. Who hasn’t had fond thoughts about showing Nicola Tesla their personal Tesla Coil or taking him … Continue reading


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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Walking Contradiction and Other Futures by Nancy Jane Moore

Walking Contradiction

from the story Or We Will All Hang Separately in the collection Walking Contradiction and Other Futures by Nancy Jane Moore Marty Shendo knew both the truck and the roads best, so she drove. Ooljee Yzaguirre rode shotgun – literally: … Continue reading


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Second Thoughts on SECOND THOUGHTS

A funny thing happened on the way to the Diamond Brides Series… When I came up with the idea of nine short, hot contemporary romance novels built around an imaginary baseball team, I knew that titles would be part of … Continue reading


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