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There’s a Bimbo on the Cover: Verses 9 & 10: Awards and Remainders
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Verse 9: Nebulous Well, my book won the Nebula award. Yes, my book won the Nebula award. Still it ended in remainders, ripped and torn by perfect strangers, but my book won the Nebula award. First, let me make it … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Bridge Splendiferous Book Giveaway!

BVC’s Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff is involved in a new endeavor aimed at getting good books by devoted writers into the good hands of devoted readers thanks to Sci-Fi Bridge, a new online co-op of writers seeking readers. Sci-Fi Bridge is dedicated to … Continue reading

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There’s a Bimbo on the Cover Verse 8: Who Reads Reviews, Anyway?
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Today, verse 8: They reviewed my book in Locus magazine. They reviewed my book in Locus magazine. The way Mark Kelly synopsized it, I barely recognized it, but they reviewed my book in Locus magazine. True story. In fact, it … Continue reading

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There’s a Bimbo on the Cover Verse 6: There’s a Blurb on the Cover
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Verse 6: There’s a blurb on the backside of the book. There’s a blurb on the backside of the book. There’s one story on the cover; inside the book’s another. There’s a blurb on the backside of the book. Blurbage … Continue reading

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There’s a Bimbo on the Cover Verse 4: Rocket Power

This is the fourth verse of the song “There’s a Bimbo on the Cover of the Book”. If you’re collecting the lyric and singing along, it’s sung to the tune of (TTTO) “She’ll Be Comin’ Around the Mountain When She … Continue reading

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Arrival: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough Is there anything that makes heart and mind race better than a truly smart science fiction movie? Surely Arrival is going to be a finalist for the film Hugo and Nebula. It’s also garnered considerable critical … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Darkly Human
by Laura Anne Gilman

Darkly Human by Laura Anne Gilman

Alien landscapes. Run-down pool halls. Modern kitchens. Ghost-ridden memorials. There are shadows everywhere, housing the dark things that make us human.

Love. Hate. Fear. Hope. Continue reading

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by Laura Anne Gilman

Alma’s Bookshelf: AbductiCon

  When people ask writers “Where do you get your ideas?” – if you don’t get a growl at the question , or an answer for some value of “EVERYWHERE!”, or something pretty specific for a specific work, or some … Continue reading

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The Fantastical Explosion

I’ve been slowly culling my enormous book collection; as I get older, the prospect of moving so many books gets grimmer. Anything I won’t reread gets donated to someone who will, which includes a long collection of Nebula anthologies. A … Continue reading

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Dear Speculative Fiction: A love letter
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My inestimable agent, Trodayne Northern, recently decided that what he really would like to have on the new Prentis Agency website he’s building is a series of love letters from his writers to their beloved genres. Here is my “how do … Continue reading

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