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No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin

No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin

  BVC mirrors founding member Ursula K. Le Guin’s blog. We are happy to report that selected blog posts will appear in No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters. Review: Barbara’s Picks, Nov./Dec. 2017, by Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal. … Continue reading

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BVC member Marie Brennan joins LEGEND OF THE FIVE RINGS!

Book View Cafe is delighted to announce that Marie Brennan has joined the fiction-writing team for the relaunch of the game Legend of the Five Rings! Set in the fictional, Japanese-inspired land of Rokugan, L5R has been a fixture of … 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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Goodreads Giveaway

Book View Café member Linda Nagata has a new novel on the way. The Last Good Man is a very near future thriller that has already earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly where it’s described as “…a thrilling novel … Continue reading

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New Anthology Hits Bestseller Rankings

BVC member Phyllis Irene Radford and her collaborator Bob Brown announce that their anthology Alternative Truths from B Cubed Press, launched this morning with best-selling numbers on Amazon.com Continue reading

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Ursula K. Le Guin’s Planet of Exile Movie Rights Acquired

Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le Guin

Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le GuinThe movie rights to BVC founding member Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel Planet of Exile have been acquired by Los Angeles Media Fund & Producer Mark Johnson. Article by Anita Busch, deadline.com Continue reading

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OMNI Names Marie Brennan a 2016 Emerging Author

Book View Cafe is pleased to announce that Marie Brennan has been named one of Omni‘s Best Emerging Fantasy Authors of 2016 for her book Cold-Forged Flame. Rachel David of Omni writes, “A nameless woman with amnesia wakes up in … Continue reading

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The Complete Orsinia from Library of America

The Complete Orsinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

Library of America celebrates the publication of BVC founding member Ursula K. Le Guin‘s The Complete Orsinia with their story of the week: “Imaginary Countries.” More information and news about The Complete Orsinia at Ursula K. Le Guin’s website.  

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State of the Farm, August, 2016

(Picture from here.) Ah, beautiful rain. We woke up this morning and the ground was wet. Thoroughly wet. Under the trees and the car. On the sidewalk and the grass. In the garden and on the fruit trees. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Two Cautionary Tales

When my older daughter was about three, we went to the park on a hot Spring afternoon. Usually I did not have her in a stroller, but because we were going to a particular park that was about a quarter-hour … Continue reading

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