Poisoned Pearls by Leah Cutter Kyle still smelled of baby oil and cigarette smoke, though I figured he’d been dead for at least two hours, based on the light dusting of snow that covered his artistically torn jeans and preppy … Continue reading
When you think of all the things people might get addicted to, war isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. But as one of my Vietnam War vet classmates back in the mid-1970s put it: There it is. Consider … Continue reading
James Hetley is a renaissance man, which is often the case with writers. He’s been an architect specializing in renovation and adaptive reuse of old buildings. Of course, he lives in a magnificent horror of a house from the 1850s, with an electrical system from Edison’s time and a furnace installed when Roosevelt was president.
Teddy Roosevelt.Continue reading
WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? A Natural History of Dragons by our own Marie Brennan. At first I shied … Continue reading
Lies and Prophecy by Marie Brennan Robert started half out of his chair when the door crashed into the wall. He didn’t relax at the sight of me in the entrance to his dorm room, and I couldn’t blame … Continue reading
The latest issue of the Fiction River anthology series, Hex in the City includes the short story “Fox and Hound” by BVC’s Leah Cutter. This issue includes fourteen stories by a diverse group of authors including Kristine Katherine Rusch, Jay … Continue reading
Before we go any farther in our discussion of using Western magic in fantasy writing, we need to consider an important question: what is the difference between magic and religion? For that matter, is there any difference? The devoutly religious … Continue reading
Laura Anne Gilman. Writer. Editor. Tired Person.
This has been Laura Anne Gilman’s tag line forever, and with good reason. She does enough work for three people—she’s worked for major New York publishing houses and start-ups, including running the successful ROC Line; she has a flourishing editing business, and writes under both her own name (fantasy, SF, urban fantasy, YA) and L.A. Kornesky (mysteries).Continue reading
Pati Nagle Interviewed by Phyllis Irene Radford Tomorrow is the 5th birthday of Book View Café and we are starting off the celebration with an interview of our current Chief Cat Herder, Pati Nagle. Pati Nagle currently leads … Continue reading
Miles to Go A Sylvan Investigations Novella by Laura Anne Gilman The person you pass on the street…may not be human. They are known as the fatae, the various non-human species that make up the Cosa Nostradamus, the magic-using community. … Continue reading