Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Maya is the New York Times Bestselling co-author of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Shadow Games (with Michael Reaves. She became addicted to science fiction when her dad let her stay up late to watch The Day the Earth Stood Still. Since then her short fiction has been published in Analog, Amazing Stories, Century, Realms of Fantasy, Interzone, Paradox and Jim Baen’s Universe. Her debut novel, The Meri (Baen), was a Locus Magazine 1992 Best First Novel nominee. Since, she has published over a dozen speculative fiction novels. Maya lives in San Jose where she writes, performs, and records original and parody (filk) music with her husband and awesome musician and producer, Chef Jeff Vader, All-Powerful God of Biscuits. The couple has produced five music albums: RetroRocket Science, Aliens Ate My Homework and Grated Hits (parody), and the original music CDs Manhattan Sleeps and Mobius Street

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share

All the Colors of Time

All the Colors of Time

by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
$3.99 (Short Fiction Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-389-8

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 for a drive in an electric car that bears his name? The devil is in the details of the technology, which is what ties together this collection of short fiction—the stories in this collection  appeared in Analog science fiction magazine between 1990 and 2000.

Continue reading

Taminy

Taminy - The Mer Cycle Book Two by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Book Two of the Mer Cycle
by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-248-8

They said Taminy-a-Cuinn was a sorceress, and that she drowned in the Meri’s Sea seeking a station denied her by tradition and nature. One hundred years have passed and Taminy has walked out of the Sea and back into the land of the living for a purpose only she knows.

Some call this a miracle—some call it a diabolical plot. Will the truth be known before Caraid-land is torn apart?

Taminy is the sequel to The Meri.

Read a sample online

The Mer Cycle:
The Meri
Taminy
The Crystal Rose

The Crystal Rose

The Crystal Rose by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff - Meri Book 3

The Mer Cycle, Book Three
by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-261-7

She is the sign of God on earth; she is the personification of evil. She is the rebirth of the religion of Caraid-land; she is its complete undoing. Some call her Taminy-Osmaer—Divinely Glorious. Some call her Taminy-Wicke and ward against her.

Continue reading

Shaman

Bohnhoff-shaman_133x200

by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
$4.99 (Short Story Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-174-0

The stories in this collection were first published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine between 1990 and 2011. They feature the adventures of eccentric kilt-wearing anthropologist / archaeologist / xenologist Rhys Llewellyn and his able assistants, Yoshi Umeki and Roderick Halfax. Given my fascination with archaeology, first contact…and all things Scottish, I suppose these stories were inevitable.

Continue reading

Taco Del and the Fabled Tree of Destiny

Taco Del & the Fabled Tree of Destiny, by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
$4.99 (Novel)
ISBN 978-0-9828440-6-9

Some wizards have staffs, wands, or mediums. Taco Del has a tree…

The Kingdom of Embarcadero is under siege. King Elvis wants to steal its secrets, mysterious outsiders want to expel its citizens, an ancient and sinister Force threatens to devour their souls. Salvation rests on the slender shoulders of a young wizard named Taco Del and his unlikely allies — a red-haired Chinese girl, a ghosty tribe of Mission Indians and a small fir tree named Doug

Continue reading

A Princess of Passyunk

A Princess of Passyunk by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
$4.99 (Novel)  ISBN 978-0-9828440-9-0

Philadelphia, 1950‘s: a boy, a baseball, a cockroach. Unlikely place. Unlikely characters. Unlikely love story.

I grew up with tales of Old World magic. Fairy tales, ghost stories, legends of great Slavic heroes like Kralyevich Marko and his marvelous horse, Sharats. Living in the USA, I wondered where the magic went and if maybe just a little of it might have crossed the ocean from the Motherland.

A Princess of Passyunk is my answer…

Continue reading

Laldasa: Beloved Slave

Laldasa - Beloved Slave by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
$4.99 (Novel)
ISBN 978-0-9828440-8-3

When one sees eternity in things that pass away and infinity in finite things, then one has pure knowledge. But if one mrerly sees the diversity of things then one has impure knowledge. And if one selfishly sees a thing as if it were everything, independent of the ONE and the many, then one is in the darkness of ignorance. — Krishna, Bhagavad Gita 18:20-22

Continue reading

Hand-Me-Down Town

Bohnhoff_hand-me-down-133x204

A Free Novella
by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

“Hand-Me-Down Town” was originally published in Analog Science Fiction Magazine in 1989 and was my first published work of fiction. I wrote it in reaction to the criminalization of homelessness by a California town trying to protect its tourist industry. The name of the town in this novella is fictionalized. (The wonderful illustration is by Janet Aulisio,)

1

Stu Williams pulled his jacket across his chest and zipped it all the way up to his chin. It was damned cold for February. He dug his hand into his left coat pocket and counted the change there without taking it out to look. About $4.00 in quarters; enough to buy a decent breakfast at Caroline’s or a not-so-decent breakfast and a newspaper. He decided in favor of a decent breakfast and a trip to the Sears electronics department around noon to catch the news on the tube. Of course, TV’s didn’t have tubes anymore, he reflected. Old habits die hard.

Continue reading

The White Dog

The White Dog

A Free Novelette
by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

This story is one of my favorites. It originally was published in Interzone magazine in Great Britain and was a finalist for the British Science Fiction Association Award for short fiction. It’s also available in my print collection from Juxta Publishing entitled I LOVED THY CREATION.

It explores the nature of beauty, truth and magic.

oOo

Beauty and the Beast was the first story Mother ever read to me. I have read it myself a myriad times in a variety of forms and seen countless dramatic renditions of it. At each telling or showing or reading, I have felt, for a moment, a sense of contentment. That is, until I fathomed that this was a fairy tale and had nothing whatever to do with me. Oh, it’s not just that it’s a fairy tale—everything is a fairy tale from my vantage point—it’s that the Beast is a man and I am a woman.

Continue reading

Beyond Grimm

Beyond Grimm ed Radford and Ross

Tales Newly Twisted
Edited by Deborah J. Ross and Phyllis Irene Radford
$4.99 (Anthology)
ISBN 978-1-61138-155-9

Not your grandmother’s fairy tales…

From the far-ranging imaginations of Book View Café authors comes this delirious collection of classic tales newly twisted into dark, dangerous, and occasionally hilarious re-tellings. From the golden isles of Greece to the frozen north, from fairytale castles to urban slums, join us on an unforgettable journey!

Continue reading

Brewing Fine Fiction

Brewing Fine Fiction edited by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff and Pati Nagle

Advice for Writers from the Authors
at Book View Café

edited by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff & Pati Nagle
$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-0-98284-403-8

“Check any bookstore and you’ll find a host of titles on writing. Some are good, some not so good. Every author has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. But in Brewing Fine Fiction; Advice For Writers From the Bookview Café, you get a smorgasbord of professional advice and expertise. From the plausibility of fantasy, by Ursula LeGuin, to Deborah Ross’s comments on reviews, you’ll find every facet of the craft and writing life covered. For the wealth of information, experience, and diversity, all under one cover, you can’t beat it.” — Mary Rosenblum, Longridge Writers Group Instructor

Continue reading

The Passionate Café

The Passionate Cafe Vol I

Edited by Sarah Zettel
$1.99 (Sampler) ISBN 978-1-61138-088-0

$1.99 off with automatic coupon!

An ebook of romantic tales from BVC authors, The Passionate Café contains stories that range from quirky and humorous to Regency, by Patricia Rice, Madeleine Robins, Jennifer Stevenson, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Marissa Day, and Sarah Zettel.

Continue reading

The Passionate Café II

The Passionate Cafe II

A Romance Sampler from Book View Café
edited by Pati Nagle
$1.99 (Sampler) ISBN 978-1-61138-244-0

$1.99 off with automatic coupon!

‘Tis the season of romance…

Book View Café’s masters of romance offer a new selection of delectable tidbits to tantalize your taste for passion. Lovingly gathered into one convenient ebook, this array of samples from current romance and romantic novels by award-winning and bestselling writers is like a box of bon-bons. A sweet Regency delight, something dark and rich, a touch of the fantastic — which will you taste first?

Continue reading

Rocket Boy and the Geek Girls

Rocket Boy and the Geek Girls

edited by Phyllis Irene Radford and
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-065-1

The mind tells the story–but the heart inspires it with dreams of what might be waiting Out There.

With evocative stories of lost comrades, alien first contacts, and strange, often unexpected confrontations with evolving science, Rocket Boy And The Geek Girls embraces both our pulp-dream past and cutting-edge future.

Continue reading

The Shadow Conspiracy II

The Shadow Conspiracy II

edited by Phyllis Irene Radford and
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-043-9

The soul of the poet who would be king still seeks immortality — but will it find a home? And will that home be flesh or steel?

Revisit the shared Victorian world of transferable souls and intelligent machines introduced in The Shadow Conspiracy. Judith Tarr’s irrepressible Emma Rigby prances through a new adventure with automata. Nancy Jane Moore brings us more missions for the mysterious warrior woman, Jane Freemantle. Chris Dolley brings to life a wonderful parody reminiscent of P.G. Wodehouse.

Continue reading