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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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Alma’s Bookshelf: Embers of Heaven

In the aftermath of what I quickly came to call my Blessed Book, “The Secrets of Jin-shei” – the one that swept the world, was quickly published in some dozen or more languages including REALLY out-there ones like Catalan, and … Continue reading

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BVC Announces In Ashes Lie by Marie Brennan

In Ashes Lie by Marie Brennan

In Ashes Lie Onyx Court 2 by Marie Brennan ABOVE It is the seventeenth century. For twenty years, the City of London has been torn apart: by war, by plague, by fire. BELOW The Onyx Court is London’s faerie shadow. … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Lies and Prophecy – Illustrated Edition by Marie Brennan

Lies and Prophecy

Lies and Prophecy – Illustrated Edition by Marie Brennan There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and prophecy. Kim never had to wonder what to major in at college. Her talent for divination made her future clear in … Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Spirit Gate by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The Spirit Gate by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The Spirit Gate by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff The magic of Polia is broken, the delicate connection between its male and female elements, sundered. Blame for this and other calamities both natural and political has long been laid at the feet … Continue reading

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BVC Announces All the Colors of Time by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

All the Colors of Time by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

All the Colors of Time A Collection of Short Fiction by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff Time travel is a dream long held by human beings. Who hasn’t had fond thoughts about showing Nicola Tesla their personal Tesla Coil or taking him … Continue reading

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BVC Welcomes New Member John Cramer

John Cramer

Please join Book View Café in welcoming John Cramer. We’re pleased to announce our newest member, physicist and SF writer John Cramer, and to present his SF novels, Twistor and Einstein’s Bridge. John Cramer divides his time among writing science … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Einstein’s Bridge by John Cramer

Einstein's Bridge by John Cramer

Einstein’s Bridge A Novel of Hard Science Fiction by John Cramer In 2004 in a possible universe, the DOE’s Superconducting Supercollider has been constructed in Waxahachie, Texas and is beginning operation, making unintended trans-dimensional signals that are being received in … Continue reading

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The Moon and the Sun Goes to Paris

Vonda N. McIntyre’s alternate history The Moon and the Sun, which is set at Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV, will be produced at La Cité du Cinema, a cutting-edge film studio in the Paris suburb of St.-Denis. The 16-acre … Continue reading

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Alternate History and Miss Tolerance

by Sherwood Smith Cross-time, time-splitting and alternate history themes have become so closely interwoven that it is impossible to discuss them fully apart from one another. “Alternate History” extrapolates “what if” sometimes from pivotal points in history, and sometimes from … Continue reading

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