Three Dogs, a Horse, and a Cat

Three Dogs, a Horse, and a Cat

Five tales of animals and love
by Jill Zeller
$3.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-462-8

A dog brings harmony to a choral group. A horse kick-starts a young man’s life. And peace comes to a broken love affair through a cat named Klaatu. Each of the five short stories in this collection describes us as we are forced to face our weaknesses—and our strengths—through our love for pets.

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Monstrous Beauty

Monstrous Beauty by Marie Brennan

by Marie Brennan
$0.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-435-2

Seven tales of supernatural horror . . .

A maiden in a tower. A grandmother in a cottage. A stranger at a ball. None of them are what they seem, in this collection of very brief stories from fantasy author Marie Brennan. The dark forest of fairy tales hides things more perilous than wolves and wicked stepmothers. Are you prepared for what you’ll find?

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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.

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Across the Spectrum

Across the Spectrum, ed. Pati Nagle and Deborah J. Ross

Book View Café’s 5th Anniversary Celebration
Edited by Pati Nagle and Deborah J. Ross
$5.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-337-9

Book View Café celebrates its fifth anniversary with an anthology of our favorite stories. From the fantasy and science fiction of our roots to steampunk, romance, historical and mainstream; from humor to life’s hardest challenges, across the spectrum from light to dark. Stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda N. McIntyre, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and many more.

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Eastlick and Other Stories

Eastlick and Other Stories by Shannon Page

by Shannon Page
$4.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-329-4

Stories by Shannon Page

“Like a good glass of wine, a good short story offers complexity and buzz. When you finish a good story, you take a moment to savor the experience, to let the resonance of truth ring a bit before it fades. I know that, for me, there’s nothing like reading a last sentence that just nails the piece: reinforces a metaphor, adds weight to a conclusion. I can’t help but lean back and sigh with satisfaction when a piece just works.” –Janna Silverstein

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Fantastical Ramblings

Fantastical Ramblings by Irene Radford

A collection of short fantasy fiction
by Irene Radford
$3.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-251-8

Roam with Herakles in search of a safe home for a magical sword, go into exile with a descendant of Merlin, and learn the wisdom of a wolfhound pup to help you wander along newly forged paths into the imagination. Award winning author Irene Radford presents twelve fantasy stories including classics, out of print anthology pieces, and a tantalizing new tale or two.

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The Last Stand

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And “The Three Veils” – Two Ælven Stories
by Pati Nagle
$2.99 (Short Story Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-255-6

Felisan, Governor of Alpinon, recalls the battle in which he and Jharan were certain they would be slain.

On their way to Glenhallow, Eliani and her kindred must pass the battlefield at Skyruach, site of the greatest ælven conflict centuries before. As she and her kin listen to her father, Felisan, tell of the battle, she ponders the difficult decisions she must make when they reach the city where Turisan awaits her. Must she accept and use the mindspeech she shares with him?

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The First Sword

The First Sword

An Ælven Story
by Pati Nagle
$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-250-1

This is a novella (a short novel).

Fleeing the savages who destroyed his home, an ælven bladesmith must forge a new weapon to destroy the enemies standing between him and freedom.

Wounded and grieving the death of his love, Ghaláran helps another survivor escape the raiders who destroyed their village.

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Zauberschrift

Zauberschrift by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-228-0

Zauberschrift by David D. Levine (short story) is the story of a humble scribe who, years after the untimely termination of his apprenticeship to a pair of squabbling wizards, must return to a village now menaced by magic gone wrong. It first appeared in the anthology Apprentice Fantastic.

“Zauberschrift” is also available as part of Space Magic, an award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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At the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting of Uncle Teco’s Homebrew Gravitics Club

At the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting of Uncle Teco's Homebrew Gravitics Club by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-225-9

Gary Shelton hasn’t been seen at the annual gravity hackers’ convention since the accident that destroyed his ship and killed his lover Janet. Now he’s back, facing ten years of unanswered questions from his friends — including Mira, the strong-willed artist who loved both Gary and Janet. When a piece of space junk collides with the orbiting convention hotel, they must all confront their past to ensure they have a future.

“At the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting of Uncle Teco’s Homebrew Gravitics Club” is also available as part of Space Magic, an award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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The Ecology of Faerie

The Ecology of Faerie by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-227-3

The Ecology of Fairie by David D. Levine (short story) is the story of a young girl beset by malevolent fairies, who uses her knowledge of ecology to combat them. It first appeared in Realms of Fantasy.

“The Ecology of Faerie” is also available as part of Space Magic, an award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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Brotherhood

Brotherhood by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-226-6

Tony Collina’s brother has just died in a steel factory accident. His friends urge him to take a stand against the factory owners, but it’s 1937 and Tony has a family to support. What he’s forgetting is that brotherhood changes everything, whether it’s the fraternal ties of the union or the undying bonds of blood.

“Brotherhood,” a short story that first appeared in the anthology Haunted Holidays, is also available as part of Space Magic, the award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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Fear of Widths

Fear of Widths by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-230-3

Fear of Widths by David D. Levine (short story) is a magic realist tale of a man who becomes unmoored from reality in the wake of his parents’ death. It was originally published in Land/Space, an anthology of speculative fiction exploring the prairies.

“Fear of Widths” is also available as part of Space Magic, an award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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I Hold My Father’s Paws

I Hold My Father's Paws by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-218-1

Jason Carmelke’s father has decided to make a life-altering change so dramatic that it draws Jason to his father’s bedside, their first encounter since his childhood. There, he discovers just how irrevocable a change is coming, and Jason must decide exactly what love and loyalty really mean. Shortlisted for the Aeon Award, I Hold My Father’s Paws appeared in The Year’s Best Science Fiction #24 and has been translated into Russian.

“I Hold My Father’s Paws” is also available as part of Space Magic, an award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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Nucleon

Nucleon by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-216-7

Inspiration, like love, strikes when you least expect it. When Phil goes seeking that creative spark in a junkyard, he discovers not only just the right thing, he discovers a rare and very specific kind of magic. Nucleon first appeared in Interzone, was chosen for Year’s Best Fantasy #2, and won the James White Award.

“Nucleon” is also available as part of Space Magic, an award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely

Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-220-4

Existential angst is tough enough when you’re human. When you’re a purple giraffe in a comic strip, you know you’re being watched, and none of your friends believe you, it’s even harder. A Locus Recommended Reading selection, Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely also appeared in Year’s Best Fantasy #5.

“Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely” is also available as part of Space Magic, an award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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Wind from a Dying Star

Wind from a Dying Star by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-229-7

Wind from a Dying Star by David D. Levine (short story) is a far-future tale of humanity’s descendants, struggling to survive in a universe that is running down, and the lone survivor of ancient humanity who helps them to recall their past.

“Wind from a Dying Star” is also available as part of Space Magic, an award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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Tk’Tk’Tk

Tk'Tk'Tk by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-219-8

Walker’s got a problem. A human salesman on an alien world, he’s got software to sell. But he doesn’t understand the language or the culture, and he’s running out of resources. Sometimes survival means understanding the difference between what’s most valuable and what’s most important. Translated into 7 languages, Tk’Tk’Tk won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 2006.

“Tk’Tk’Tk” is also available as part of Space Magic, an award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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Rewind

Rewind by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-231-0

Clark Thatcher is one of the elite: a surgically-enhanced soldier carrying in his very bones the Army’s secret weapon. But when he decides that enough is enough, he must decide if he’s willing to pay the price—a price higher than even he, with his unique capabilities and all they cost him, ever imagined. A pulse-pounding chase through a dystopian America, Rewind won the Writers of the Future contest in 2002.

“Rewind” is also available as part of Space Magic, an award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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The Tale of the Golden Eagle

The Tale of the Golden Eagle by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-217-4

Legends begin at the nexus of love and and pain and truth. Nerissa Zeebnen-Feersig is an awesome creation to behold: a mechanical, platinum-skinned beauty with a gift for telling stories. Denali Eu is a rogue and a gambler with a dangerous secret. Each takes an incredible journey, and together they give birth to a passionate, impossible story. Nominated for the Hugo and Sturgeon Awards, The Tale of the Golden Eagle has been translated into five languages and appeared in Science Fiction: The Best of 2003.

“The Tale of the Golden Eagle” is also available as part of Space Magic, an award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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Circle of Compassion

Circle of Compassion by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-223-5

Circle of Compassion by David D. Levine (short story) is the tale of a young priestess in an ancient China that never was, who must use a tiny magical charm to defeat a great army. It originally appeared in the anthology Gateways.

“Circle of Compassion” is also available as part of Space Magic, an award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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Love in the Balance

Love in the Balance by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-222-8

War divides families, friends, lovers. It takes no prisoners and offers no mercy. So when Theophile Nundaemon faces his former lover in thaumaturgical battle between airships and floating cities, he knows the rules of war still apply. But the rules of love still apply as well. Love in the Balance originally appeared in the critically acclaimed anthology All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories.

“Love in the Balance” is also available as part of Space Magic, an award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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Space Magic

Space Magic by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$5.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-215-0
$19.99 (Audiobook) ISBN 978-1-61138-281-5

This Endeavour Award-winning collection pulls together 15 critically acclaimed science fiction and fantasy stories that take readers from a technicolor cartoon realm to an ancient China that never was, and from an America gone wrong to the very ends of the universe. Including the Hugo Award-winning “Tk’Tk’Tk,” the Writers of the Future Award winner “Rewind,” “Nucleon,” “The Tale of the Golden Eagle,” and many other highly-praised stories, Space Magic shows David D. Levine’s talents not only as a gifted writer but as a powerful storyteller whose work explores the farthest reaches of space as well as the depths of the human heart.
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Going Alien

Going Alien

Six Science Fiction Stories
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$3.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-194-8

Encounter the alien, in six science fiction stories from the imagination of Jeffrey A. Carver! Wrestle a shapeshifter in the intragalactic IIMAWL amateur wrestling games. Make love between the stars. Make a last stand against the aliens who’ve destroyed Earth. Duel an interstellar dragon.

These and more, with new introductions by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End and The Chaos Chronicles. These stories originally appeared in anthologies edited by Roger Zelazny, Orson Scott Card, and others, as well as the magazines Galaxy and Galileo.

Contents:
Shapeshifter Finals
Love Rogo
What Gods Are These?
Life-Tides
Alien Persuasion
Though All the Mountains Lie Between

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Reality and Other Fictions

Reality and Other Fictions by Jeffrey A. Carver

Five Science Fiction Stories
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$2.99 (Short Story Collection)
ISBN 978-1-61138-179-5

Five science fiction stories to ignite the imagination.

Explore an Earth being devoured by entropy, in the ultimate runaway environmental crisis. Dive the depths of the sea to prevent the mother of all oil spills. Rocket into space as a tourist. Mine the asteroids with your enhanced border collie, in the can-do spirit of classic science fiction. These stories appeared in publications as varied as Science Fiction Age, F&SF, and the Boston Sunday Herald. They include Carver’s first published short fiction, and his most recent. With new introductions, all from the author of The Chaos Chronicles and Eternity’s End.

Contents:
Reality School: In the Entropy Zone
Of No Return
Seastate Zero
Rocket Ride!
Dog Star
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The Price of Silence

The Price of Silence by Deborah J. Ross

A Science Fiction Short Story
by Deborah J. Ross
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-161-0

The crew of the spaceship Juno expect to find a fertile planet ready for colonization. Instead, they discover a fiery grave and a space station filled with corpses. What happened here? A natural disaster… or an alien weapon capable of destroying an entire world? Honorable Mention, Year’s Best SF, 2009.

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Flashes of Illumination

Flashes of Illumination by Nancy Jane Moore

Flash Fiction
by Nancy Jane Moore
$2.99 (Flash Fiction Collection)
ISBN 978-1-61138-099-6

Nancy Jane Moore wrote her first flash fiction many years ago when everyone in her writing group decided to enter a contest for one-page stories. None of them won, but she got hooked and has been writing short-shorts ever since. Her first project for Book View Café was posting a free flash fiction every week for a year. Some were reprints, others older stories that needed one more revision, but quite a few were written in the week they went up. This 52-story collection includes most of those stories and a few new ones as well.

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Outcasts

Outcasts: Three Stories by Vonda N. McIntyre


Three Stories
by Vonda N. McIntyre
$3.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-164-1

“Screwtop,” “Steelcollar Worker,” “The Genius Freaks.”

Kylis believes she can protect herself, but when the commander of the prison Screwtop threatens her lovers, she understands her own vulnerability. Jannine loves the accomplishment she feels in her Virtual Reality job… yet she fears doing it too well, and attracting the attention of her superiors. Lais, the freak,  flees from comfort and rewards, knowing too much about herself.

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