Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin is a founding member of Book View Café.

She has published twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards: Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN-Malamud, etc. Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls, and Finding My Elegy, New and Selected Poems. Small Beer Press published her two-volume story collection, The Real and the Unreal, in 2013.

She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Julianne Lee

At twelve I began to write for fun, which I think is the only real reason to write fiction. Daydreaming with a purpose, and gradually I realized I could gain approval for the very thing teachers used to criticize me for in class. When I was thirty I decided to write for money and bought a copy of Writer’s Digest. Twelve years later, I sold a novel. Son of the Sword was my thirteenth completed manuscript. Lucky thirteen. Since then Berkley has published two time travel series set in historical Scotland, and two straight historicals set in Tudor England. I also write historical mysteries set in Restoration London, under the pseudonym Anne Rutherford.

Contact Julianne at julianne.lee@bookviewcafe.com.

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Julianne Ardian Lee

At twelve I began to write for fun, which I think is the only real reason to write fiction. Daydreaming with a purpose, and gradually I realized I could gain approval for the very thing teachers used to criticize me for in class. When I was thirty I decided to write for money and bought a copy of Writer’s Digest. Twelve years later, I sold a novel. Son of the Sword was my thirteenth completed manuscript. Lucky thirteen. Since then Berkley has published two time travel series set in historical Scotland, and two straight historicals set in Tudor England. I also write historical mysteries set in Restoration London, under the pseudonym Anne Rutherford.

Contact Julianne at julianne.lee@bookviewcafe.com.

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David D. Levine

evine with turbine by Janna Silverstein Sep 2012 cropped 200x300David D. Levine’s short stories have appeared in Asimov’s, F&SF, Analog, Realms of Fantasy, and numerous other magazines, websites, and anthologies, including four Year’s Best volumes (two SF, two Fantasy). He’s won a Hugo (Best Short Story, for “Tk’Tk’Tk”) and has received many other awards and nominations. David likes to think of himself as a writer who takes the classic ideas of Golden Age SF and gives them a fresh, up-to-date presentation… the SF equivalent of a New Beetle or Mini Cooper.

David lives in Portland, Oregon, where he’s spent more than half his life, and is now happily retired after working for 24 years at Tektronix, Intel, and McAfee. He co-edits the fanzine Bento with his wife, Kate Yule, and his website is at daviddlevine.com.

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Nancy Jane Moore

Nancy Jane Moore jumps around within the speculative fiction genre. Her work ranges from straightforward science fiction to fantasy to slipstream and varies in length as well as subject.

She has published five books with Book View Cafe and has also published with PS Publishing and Aqueduct Press, which is releasing her science fiction novel, The Weave. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and in magazines ranging from the National Law Journal to Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.

Nancy Jane has trained in martial arts for over thirty-five years and holds a fourth-degree black belt in Aikido. A native Texan, she now lives in Oakland, California after spending many years in Washington, D.C.

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Linda Nagata

Linda NagataLinda Nagata is a Nebula and Locus-award-winning writer, best known for her high-tech science fiction, including The Red: First Light, a Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial-award finalist, and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015. Linda has lived most of her life in Hawaii, where she’s been a writer, a mom, and a programmer of database-driven websites. She lives with her husband in their long-time home on the island of Maui.

Wondering where to start with Linda’s work? Try Memory, a stand-alone tale of the far-future that was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Memorial award. Or consider The Bohr Maker, book 1 of The Nanotech Succession and winner of the Locus award for best first novel. Both are available at Book View Café.

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Pati Nagle

Pati Nagle has written over twenty novels and two collections of short fiction, besides all the stuff that hasn’t seen print. She was born and raised in the mountains of northern New Mexico and is an avid student of music, history, and humans in general.

Her fiction has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Cricket, Cicada, and in anthologies honoring New Mexico writers Jack Williamson and Roger Zelazny. Her fantasy short story “Coyote Ugly” was honored as a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Award. She has also written a series of historical novels as P.G. Nagle and writes mysteries as Patrice Greenwood. She is a founding member of Book View Café.

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P. G. Nagle

PGNagleP. G. Nagle was born and raised fifty miles from Glorieta Pass in the mountain town of Los Alamos, New Mexico. Her Far Western Civil War series of novels – depicting the New Mexico Campaign, the Battle of Galveston, and the Bayou Teche and Red River campaigns – has been critically acclaimed and used in history classrooms.

Nagle resides in New Mexico and continues to study history and write fiction. She is a member of Novelists, Inc. and a founding member of Book View Café.

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Pari Noskin

noskinPari Noskin has garnered two Agatha Award nominations for her mystery series featuring Sasha Solomon. Pari is a New Mexico native, award-winning features writer, founder of Murderati.com and PR pro.

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Shannon Page

Shannon PageShannon Page was born on Halloween night and spent her early years on a commune in northern California’s backwoods. A childhood without television gave her a great love of books and the worlds she found in them. She wrote her first book, an illustrated adventure starring her cat, at the age of seven. Sadly, that story is currently out of print. Shannon is a longtime yoga practitioner, has no tattoos, and is an avid gardener.

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Gillian Polack

Gillian PolackGillian Polack writes fiction that others have trouble defining. Her novels range from kinda-sorta urban fantasy in The Wizardry of Jewish Women (a Ditmar finalist) to kinda-sorta time travel but probably alternate history in Langue[dot]doc 1305. She is a historian (mainly a Medievalist) and narrative specialist, which means she has written much non-fiction, the larger part of which has appeared as articles. Alas for the world, she is addicted to chocolate, sarcasm and bad jokes. Fortunately, she lives in Canberra, Australia (where she teaches, edits, writes, and cooks), which is too far from most of the world for these things to matter.

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Steven Popkes


…grew up in many American regions: California, the desert Southwest, the Pacific Northwest, the Deep South. He now lives in Massachusetts. His first love was biology and he earned his MS in Neurophysiology at the University of Missouri. Times being what they were, he became a software engineer. In recent years he has built avionics for planes and rockets.

It supports the writing habit.

He is best known for his short stories. “The Color Winter” was a finalist for the Nebula Award. “The Secret Lives of Fairy Tales,” reprinted here at BVC, was first published by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

He’s published two novels: Caliban Landing (Congdon and Weed, 1988) and Slow Lightning (Tor, 1991). Both deal with the complexities of alien contact.

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