Category Archives: space opera

Congratulations to the Nebula winners!

Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine

Congratulations to all the Nebula Award Winners, as well as the Bradbury, Grand Master, and Solstice winners, and especially to our own David D. Levine for winning the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Award: Arabella … Continue reading

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Word of Mouth

Recently twelve Book View Café writers participated in a Giveaway in a no-cost effort to try to reach new readers. On the last day, I asked here (mirrored here) how people discovered new books—if they liked newsletters, giveaways, publicity blitzes, … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Locus Award Finalists

Congratulations to all the Locus Award Finalists, especially BVC’s own David D. Levine for Arabella of Mars (Tor) (First Novel) and Ursula K. Le Guin for The Complete Orsinia (Library of America) and The Found and the Lost (Saga) (Collection), and Words Are My Matter: Writings about Life and Books 2000-2016 (Small Beer) (Nonfiction). Continue reading

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Arrival! Story of an Audiobook—Part Two

(This continues the story of my journey to an audiobook of Neptune Crossing, begun in yesterday’s post. If you haven’t already read that, start there.) After several failed attempts at putting my SF series The Chaos Chronicles into audio via … Continue reading

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Launch Day! Story of an Audiobook—Part One

Today marks launch day for the audiobook of my science fiction novel, Neptune Crossing! Narrated by the Grammy-winning Stefan Rudnicki! I feel as if I’ve just discovered a planet. Or maybe traveled to one. It’s been a long journey—and I often … Continue reading

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Blab-Chat Interview

One of the perks of being an author/editor/internet personality is that authors get opportunities to do interviews with great folks like Beth Barany and her Blab-Chat. https://blab.im/beth-barany-let-s-chat-secrets-of-fiction-writing-w-bethbarany-askawritingcoach-guests It was fun, relaxed, and went overtime. I got dragged kicking and screaming in … Continue reading

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Enjoying Star Wars

Balboa marquee

I am one of the cool kids. I got to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens on opening day without standing in line because the organizer of the science fiction reading series SF in SF put together a group outing … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Kristine Smith

Kristine Smith

Writer Kristine Smith knows about changing your face and your place, and when to remain true to yourself. She was born in the Northeast, grew up in the South, and settled in the Midwest. After twenty-six years in pharmaceutical R&D, she currently writes full time, spinning SF novels as Smith and supernatural thrillers as Alex Gordon. Continue reading

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BVC Announces Enigma by C.F. Bentley

Enigma by C.F. Bentley

Enigma Confederated Star Systems 2 by C.F. Bentley Aboard the space station First Contact Cafe, General Jake Devlin and High Priestess of Harmony Sissy confront the mystery of an odd stowaway, a mystical refugee, and clues to the origin and … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Harmony by C.F. Bentley

Harmony

Harmony Confederated Star Systems #1 by Irene Radford, writing as C.F. Bentley Major Jake Hannigan monitored the schematic on his cockpit screen. He adjusted his wing trajectory a micron to keep in formation. Bronze Squadron, based at Space Base III … Continue reading

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