CAFE READS: FIRES OF NUALA, by CAT KIMBRIEL

This space opera/mystery, the first in the Chronicles of Nuala series, is just as much fun to read as it was when it first came out. Kimbriel has created a fascinatingly complex culture in the Nualans, who have adapted to a … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Magical Meanderings by Irene Radford

Magical Meanderings by Irene Radford What happens when rival pirate queens take tea together? From the fertile imagination of Irene Radford, author of the classic Dragon Nimbus Series, and the epic Merlin’s Descendants Series, come sixteen stories of hope, fun, … Continue reading

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Writing with Spirituality

Writing with Spirituality Alternative Theologies, parables for a modern world Phyllis Irene Radford Reading a book imbued with spirituality and later trying to write those qualities into my own work has fascinated me for a long time. Spirituality is more … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Nebula winners!

Congratulations to all the Nebula Award Winners, as well as the Bradbury, Grand Master, and Solstice winners, and especially to our own David D. Levine for winning the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Award: Arabella … Continue reading

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Word of Mouth

Recently twelve Book View Café writers participated in a Giveaway in a no-cost effort to try to reach new readers. On the last day, I asked here (mirrored here) how people discovered new books—if they liked newsletters, giveaways, publicity blitzes, … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Locus Award Finalists

Congratulations to all the Locus Award Finalists, especially BVC’s own David D. Levine for Arabella of Mars (Tor) (First Novel) and Ursula K. Le Guin for The Complete Orsinia (Library of America) and The Found and the Lost (Saga) (Collection), and Words Are My Matter: Writings about Life and Books 2000-2016 (Small Beer) (Nonfiction).

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Arrival! Story of an Audiobook—Part Two

(This continues the story of my journey to an audiobook of Neptune Crossing, begun in yesterday’s post. If you haven’t already read that, start there.) After several failed attempts at putting my SF series The Chaos Chronicles into audio via … Continue reading

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