Category Archives: science fiction

BVC Announces Futures Near and Far by Dave Smeds

Futures Near and Far by Dave Smeds A future where murder is only a misdemeanor. A colony world where humans can remain only if they are worthy of their tenancy. A woman who journeys to postapocalytic Africa in search of … Continue reading


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BVC Announces Speculative Journeys by Irene Radford

Speculative Journeys by Irene Radford

Speculative Journeys by Irene Radford In Speculative Journeys, Irene Radford extends her short story collections into science fiction and contemporary fantasy with fourteen tales both old and new. Why is time-travel reserved for wealthy tourists and forbidden to historians?


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STRANGER, Book One of THE CHANGE

Stranger, the post-apocalyptic  YA novel written by Book View Café member Sherwood Smith in collaboration with Rachel Manija Brown, has been published by Viking. This is the “Yes Gay YA” book of an Internet flurry three years ago. But you … Continue reading


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Whatever Makes You Weird: An Interview With Jacey Bedford

Empire of Dust

I first met Jacey Bedford when I attended the Milford SF Writer’s Conference in the UK some years back. We’ve stayed in touch ever since. I’m delighted to post this interview with her about her novel, Empire of Dust, which … Continue reading


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The Changes Just Keep on Coming

As you read this, I am in the final, frantic stages of packing for my move to California. All moves create change, and cross-country ones even more so. But this one is about more than a new location. Last week, … Continue reading


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WWW Wednesday – Oct 22, 2014

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading.   To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?   … Continue reading


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Consideration of Works Past: The Fittest

(Picture from here.) I’d pretty much given up on this one. It was one of those stories where you remember bits and pieces but can’t recall the title or author. I’d put up phrases I remembered and got nothing. Then … Continue reading


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BVC Announces Panglor by Jeffrey A. Carver

Panglor by Jeffrey A. Carver

Panglor A Novel of the Star Rigger Universe by Jeffrey A. Carver Wrongly discredited as a space pilot, Panglor Balef is doomed to die in space, if sheer luck doesn’t bring him through. But luck has never been in Panglor’s … Continue reading


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Story Excerpt Sunday: from ‘Incandescent’ in Female Science Fiction Writer by Amy Sterling Casil

Female Science Fiction Writer

Incandescent from the collection Female Science Fiction Writer by Amy Sterling Casil Paperwhite was a vogue girl, born to love. For three straight days. Perhaps the gengineers thought that the human urge to crush a lovely flower might be put … Continue reading


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Guest Post: Stephanie Osborn: SPEARED

Astronaut Kalpana Chawla

SPEARED is an acronym that stands for Single-Person Emergency Atmospheric Re-Entry Device. Cool name, huh? What we’re trying to do is to develop what is essentially an ejection seat/escape pod combo for astronauts (or cosmonauts, taikonauts, whoever wants to go into space that might have issues coming home again). We’re still in early stages yet, just very basic research and development, working on what materials we can use, and what shape things need to be in—no, I mean literally, what geometric shapes this stuff needs to have to protect the space travelers in an emergency atmospheric entry, but not either burn ‘em up or skip ‘em off into space. Continue reading


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