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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Being Real

Being Real by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$0.99 (Novelette) ISBN 978-1-61138-176-4

Lys and her family win a chance to be a “real family” on reality TV. That means real money, desperately needed in the rotten economy these days, but they only get that money as long as they stay on the air. What can they do to be real enough to please the viewers?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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International Kittens of Mystery

International Kittens of Mystery by Chris Dolley


by Chris Dolley
$2.99 (Picture Book) ISBN 978-1-61138-139-9

“This book constitutes the best-spent twenty minutes I’ve had in quite some time.” — What Book is That

In an uncertain world there is one organization that stands head and small furry shoulders above the rest. Whenever the planet is in danger – be it from giant balls of wool or bands of renegade squirrels – only one group is guaranteed to answer the call. The International Kittens of Mystery!

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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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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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Magical Crimes

Magical Crimes by Chris Dolley


by Chris Dolley
$0.99 (Novelette) ISBN 978-1-61138-040-8

Magical Crimes is a fun CSI with magic and ‘a little something else’ story. The little something else being two foot long and lurking in the hero’s trousers. But don’t worry, the boinkwurst in this story is used purely for the purpose God intended – humour and crimefighting – not lustful titillation.

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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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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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Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand

Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand, by Vonda N. McIntyre

A Short Story
by Vonda N. McIntyre
$1.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-198-6

In a post-apocalyptic world, the young healer Snake ventures into unknown lands during her proving year. Her genetically engineered rattlesnake and cobra provide vaccines and medicines, while the rare alien dreamsnake eases pain and suffering.

“Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand” won SFWA’s Nebula Award. It is the first chapter of Dreamsnake, which won the Nebula, the Hugo, the Locus, and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. The story is presented by BVC as a stand-alone title, by request.

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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Reggiecide

Reggiecide by Chrs Dolley

Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries
by Chris Dolley
$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-207-5

Sequel to the WSFA Award finalist What Ho, Automaton!

Guy Fawkes is back and this time it’s a toss up who’s going to be blown up first – Parliament or Reginald Worcester, gentleman consulting detective.

But Guy might not be the only regicide to have been dug up and reanimated. He might be a mere pawn in a plan of diabolical twistiness.

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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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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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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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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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Torn Shapes of Desire

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by Mary Anne Mohanraj
$2.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-351-5

The first collection of erotic fiction and poetry by Mary Anne Mohanraj.

REVIEWS:

“These tantalizing stories delight in confounding expectation, making them all the more compulsive.” — San Francisco Bay Guardian

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What Ho, Automaton!

What Ho, Automaton! by Chris Dolley

by Chris Dolley
$2.99 (Short Story Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-060-6

“A fun blend of P.G. Wodehouse, steampunk and a touch of Sherlock Holmes. Dolley is a master at capturing and blending all these elements. More than fascinating, this work is also rip-roaring fun!”
SF Revu

What Ho, Automaton! chronicles the adventures of Reggie Worcester, gentleman consulting detective, and his automaton valet, Reeves.

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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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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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