BVC Announces The Shadow Conspiracy Vol. III ed. Phyllis Irene Radford & Brenda W. Clough

In the world of the Shadow Conspiracy, where the human soul has proven to be measurable and transferable to an automaton, the question arises: is the robot a person?

The Emancipation Proclamation of January 1863 freed all the slaves in the states in rebellion against the Federal Government. What if that same document freed ensouled automata as well?

This third volume of the Shadow Conspiracy has seven stories that examine the question of humanity. We take you from an observation hot air balloon above the siege of Vicksburg to the soul-grinding Battle of the Crater, from simple farm folk who call themselves Friends, to the mysticism of Marie Laveau and Voudon. Our award winning authors ask the age-old question of what makes us human, what is the nature of slavery, and who deserves freedom? Only you can provide the answers.

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BVC Announces Mourner by C.F. Bentley

Mourner Confederated Star Systems #3 C.F. Bentley Continuing the spiritual journey with a literary twist in a space opera landscape. William Gladstone once pointed out that a culture reveals itself in how it cares for its dead. Mourner, the third … Continue reading


BVC Announces Wild Card Run by Sara Stamey

WILD CARD RUN Cybers Wild Card 1 by Sara Stamey KurtisP385XL47Ruth: Game Changer. Prodigal daughter. Spy. The Cyber entities control a peaceful but static galaxy–until they detect unsanctioned developments on the low-tech planet Poindros. They force rebellious Ruth Kurtis to … Continue reading


Writing Life: Putting It into Words

Ursula LeGuin has said that the writer’s job is to “put into words what cannot be put into words.”  Writers of fiction—mainstream, horror, magic realism and fantasy as well as science fiction—have cheerfully (or not so cheerfully) accepted this job … Continue reading