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.
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.
by Laura Anne Gilman
$4.99 (story collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-178-8
“Laura Anne Gilman makes you care. You care about her characters and their choices; you care about what’s happening to their world.”
—Walter Jon Williams
It began soon after the Millennium. Reports of newborns with strange malformations, too weak to live…caused by a single genetic mutation. Or, as the press quickly dubbed it, the Dragon Virus. Scientists predicted that it was an evolutionary dead end; that the mutation would burn itself out quickly; that it was nothing to be worried about.
They were wrong.
by Lois Gresh
$4.99 (Short Story Collection)
Eldritch Evolutions is the first collection of short stories by Lois Gresh, one of the most talented writers working these days in the realms of imagination.
*Preliminary Ballot for HWA Best Collection of 2011
*Wee Sweet Girlies short-listed for BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR 2011
*4 stories received Honorable Mentions, BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR 2011
(ed., Ellen Datlow)
“Eldritch Evolutions by Lois H. Gresh is the author’s first collection and it brings together twenty-six stories published between 1993 and 2011, nine of which appear for the first time. Although best known for writing Lovecraftian pastiches, Gresh also writes science fiction and weird westerns and her best work is very good indeed, particularly the dark fairy tale, ‘Wee Sweet Girlies.’”
- Ellen Datlow in BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR 2011
An Out-of-Body Thriller
by Chris Dolley
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-067-5
“Heart-pounding suspense and an inventive twist of science fiction” – SciFiChick.
A serial killer with multiple personalities. An astronaut who returns from higher dimensional space a changed man. And two unlikely detectives who have to get inside the mind of a killer … literally. That’s Shift – an eleven-dimensional murder mystery with a touch of out-of-body horror.