Category Archives: steampunk

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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Girl Genius Radio Theater: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  This show was actually a script, read aloud by voice actors, which was staged at the World Science Fiction Convention in London in August. As you can see, it really is a reading — a couple … Continue reading

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New Book Giveaway!

BVC will be publishing the first four Reeves & Worcester steampunk mysteries in October … in a single volume … in trade paperback. If you’d like to win a signed copy – and not wait until October – you can … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday

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 The Aunt Paradox by Chris Dolley

The Aunt Paradox by Christopher Dolley

The Aunt Paradox Book 3 of Reeves and Worcester Steampunk Mysteries by Chris Dolley HG Wells has a problem. His Aunt Charlotte has borrowed his time machine and won’t give it back. Now she’s rewriting history! Reggie Worcester, gentleman’s consulting … Continue reading

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