Having Fun With Women Characters in Thunderlord (aka “Jane Austen on Darkover”)

Across genres, we accept the importance of bonds between brothers; I would argue that in speculative fiction, at least, we give less weight to the loyalty and emotional intimacy between sisters. This may be due to the domestic setting for … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover

Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover Edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley …an incredible blending of fantasy and science fiction. Eventually the Terrans rediscover their long-lost — and now alien — colony: Darkover. Things are different there. … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Marion Zimmer Bradley Trust

Marion Zimmer Bradley was a powerhouse in the fantasy and science fiction world, where her Darkover series became a publishing phenomenon, and her novel Mists of Avalon was a New York Times Bestseller. Book View Cafe is delighted to have the Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust as a member.

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Editor Interview: Deborah J. Ross

“I first started thinking about editing during the years when I’d visit Marion Zimmer Bradley on a regular basis. I helped read slush for her magazine (MZB’s Fantasy Magazine) and we’d talk. I got a “behind the scenes” look at what she looked for and why, and how she handled rejection letters. She taught me that the work of an editor isn’t mysterious, in part because her own tastes were so definite. A story could be perfectly good but not suit the anthology or magazine she was reading for, or might do both but not “catch fire” for her.”

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One World, Many Stories

From time to time, I take my pile of newly-read books and post reviews. As I sat down recently to do this, I realized that not a single one of them was a true stand-alone. They were either the first … Continue reading

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