Category Archives: steampunk

Theatre review: In The Next Room, or, The Vibrator Play

If you’re a fan of historical fiction you should see this play. If you’re a woman who has learned her way around her own body under less than optimal circumstances, or taught a man, you should see this play. If you’re a student of feminism, medicine, or sociology, you should see this play. If you need a laugh and can laugh at lengthy (and I assure you prudishly veiled) performances of hysteria cure in women and men, you should see this play. If you love steampunk for the finicky social rules, the language, the clothes, and clank, you should see this play. Continue reading

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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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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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Book View Café Pioneers a New Way of Buying Books — Again!

Bring 14 publishers and author-groups together under one umbrella. Have them all agree to the same low sale price for a short period of time. Yes, today we aren’t just letting you know about a couple of BVC bargains. We … Continue reading

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Supporting A New Writer: Following The Dream

Recently, I received this letter from a fan with whom I’d been corresponding. It spoke deeply to me, and rather than answer it alone, I asked some of my writer friends to join in a series of round table blogs … Continue reading

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Another Song of Ice and Fire

I’m in another Storybundle from now through September 8th, and as part of the fun (because these are very communal experiences), we’ve all been interviewing each other about our books and our theme, which is Weird West. For those who … Continue reading

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Magic, Mayhem, and Steampunk: An Interview with Julia Verne St. John

I’m delighted to have Julia Verne St. John as my special guest. She’s the author of The Transference Engine, a steampunk novel of magic and machines set in an alternate 1830s London, just out from DAW Books. Here’s the skinny … Continue reading

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A Few Short Fiction Reviews (AKA Authors to Watch)

Once upon a time, I tried to keep current with short fiction, but have failed miserably in recent years. Therefore, when the urge to read these stories strikes, I seize the moment. Recently, I dove into a pile of unread … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall by Chris Dolley

The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 4 by Chris Dolley This novel is the 5th story in the R&W Steampunk Mystery series. Stories 1 and 2 were published in the ebook What Ho, Automaton! Stories … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall

Today’s cover reveal is … The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall by Chris Dolley. Book View Café is thrilled to announce that Chris Dolley’s new Reeves & Worcester novel will be published on February 9th in both trade paperback and digital … Continue reading

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