Category Archives: Star Wars

There’s a Bimbo on the Cover: Verses 9 & 10: Awards and Remainders
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Verse 9: Nebulous Well, my book won the Nebula award. Yes, my book won the Nebula award. Still it ended in remainders, ripped and torn by perfect strangers, but my book won the Nebula award. First, let me make it … 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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Living in the Moment

There’s a thing that horse people like to say: that horses live in the perpetual present. It’s not actually true. Horses have phenomenal memories, and also have the ability to anticipate events that haven’t happened yet (as many a dressage … Continue reading

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Religious Themes in SF from Deseret News Online.

Book View Cafe author Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff was one of several science fiction writers interviewed by the Deseret News Online on the subject of religious themes in science fiction movies and books. Maya writes fantasy and science fiction, including co-authoring … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal #49: Reality Informs Fiction
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Every once in a while, even in the world of media tie-ins, I get to field questions that go beyond the expected “Do you like writing Star Wars novels?” “Which character is the most fun to write?” I did several … Continue reading

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Mapping creative influence

        How many of us of a similiar age shared key influences forming our tastes—and for that matter what can be considered key?   In the New York Review of Science Fiction, in 1991, editor and genre raconteur … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal #48: Q & A
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With the release of THE LAST JEDI, came a minor explosion of requests for interviews. Michael can only do written ones these days since losing his voice, but he does them via keyboard. Even our editor—Shelly Shapiro (aka She Whom … Continue reading

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Official SQUEEEEEE!! for THE LAST JEDI

It is now official and we are allowed to trumpet the news that Book View Café author Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff and co-author Michael Reaves have had their newly released novel, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI hit the New York Times … Continue reading

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Padawan’s Journal #47: Snoopy Dancing at the Prom

I was an ugly duckling. The oafish, bespectacled, metal?mouthed character who sat in the back of the classroom drawing Star Trek inspired comic books with talking animals and who was the last person chosen for any sports team (until I … Continue reading

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