Dang, It’s Great to Be Here!

Today marks my book launch at Book View Café, and I’m excited! It’s great to join this cool and many-talented bunch of writers. In celebration, I’m making this the premier release of my first-ever short story collection, Reality and Other … Continue reading

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Where’s the Science Fiction?

I just finished reading Jo Walton’s marvelous book, Among Others, and was delighted at the many references to science fiction in 1979/1980, when the story takes place. At that time, I was an avid reader of sf like the protagonist, … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding With Horses: Ponies in Space!

Ha! Thought this would be all about fantasy and historicals (pre- included) and preindustrial societies, didn’t you? In the process of interacting with the public for my Kickstarter project, I’ve been riffing on (and offering to write a story about) … Continue reading

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Star Wars, Dave Trowbridge, and the Zing! of inspiration

by Sherwood Smith I want to talk about Book View Café’s newest member. It’s the summer of 1977. The buzz along our apartment building in Hollywood is that Star Wars is better than it sounds. I’m thinking, gheck. Except for … Continue reading

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The Lesbian Chocolate Sex Scene, or Life With Exordium

Among the joys of living with a fellow writer (in this case, my husband, Dave Trowbridge) are the unexpected things that come up during dinner conversation. “How was your day, dear?” “Splendid! The lesbian chocolate sex scene works better than … Continue reading

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