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UNRAVELING TIME

I’m not usually one for time travel tales—some read too much like math problems, with not enough historical detail for my particular bent. Others carry me along but seem to fall apart after I think about them a bit. So … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Marissa Doyle: Write Touch Readers’ Award

Skin Deep by Marissa Doyle

BVC congratulates Marissa Doyle for her Write Touch Readers Award for Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy Continue reading

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Musings on Time Travel
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All the Colors of Time by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

All the Colors of Time by Maya Kaathryn BohnhoffAll time travel stories have to contend with a science fiction trope we might call the “trickle forward” effect. Some writers simply ignore the effect, others use it to great (and often funny or tragic) advantage.

Personally, I love writing time travel stories. I’ve penned about half a dozen of them, all published in Analog. I’m working on a sort of twisted time travel novel at the moment and am grappling with a complex plot that relies on the trickle forward effect from multiple points in time. Obviously, this can be a blessing or a curse.

I was discussing time travel stories with Larry Niven one weekend at a con when he told me that he has some slightly twisted friends who like to dress in black suits and go about in the guise of Time Travelers. They spend their time abroad policing each other.  If one of the number so much as picks up a gum wrapper and throws it away, the others will insist that he find the wrapper and return it to the spot.

The point is, that while many of us who even think about time travel, consider major events such as assassinations and wars as turning points in history, the truth is that the removal of a gum wrapper may be just as telling in the long run. Continue reading

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I Sing of a Maiden

As has become somewhat of a tradition over the years, the Horseblog is taking a winter break. It will be back in the new year, with more horse stories and rants and reflections and odd bits of equine lore. As … 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 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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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Revise the World by Brenda Clough

Revise the World by Brenda Clough At Eton, British boys had learnt the classical Greek motto:  man is the measure of all things.  Not for the first time it occurred to Titus that Protagoras deserved a clout over the earhole.  … 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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Author Interview:Julianne Lee

Writer Julianne Lee is a creative who discovered at a young age that daydreaming with a purpose equaled telling stories for fun. It was a while before she realized it might also be a great way to make a living. Continue reading

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