BVC Announces Mad Science Cafe

Mad Science Café Edited by Deborah J. Ross From the age of steam and the heirs of Dr. Frankenstein to the asteroid belt to the halls of Miskatonic University, the writers at Book View Café have concocted a beakerful of quaint, … Continue reading

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A Genealogy of Speculative Fiction
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As speculative fiction writers, we stand on the shoulders of giants. Whatever genre we write, there is an illustrious lineage of other writers who are mothers, fathers, aunts and uncles of the genre. The lineage is often reflected in the … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Steampunk Voyages by Irene Radford

Steampunk Voyages Around the World in Six Gears by Irene Radford $3.99 $1.99 Introductory Special! (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-280-8 Steampunk Voyages brings the Romance of steam, the stretch of the imagination, the big, brassy, powerful, and sweaty way of looking at … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Phyllis Irene Radford

Changing or keeping a pen name is a numbers game. Can the publisher get better publicity and orders from a new name or an old one? I have a lot of YA readers of the dragon books. The marketing department didn’t want young readers exposed to the high sensuality and violence of modern life in the Tess books. Harmony and the sequel Enigma are a spiritual journey with a literary twist in a space opera landscape, unlike anything I have ever written before. Thus a new (pen) name for it as well.

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WWW Wednesday 8-14-2013

It’s WWW Wednesday and Deborah J. Ross is here to entertain you with her recent literary discoveries. (This meme is from shouldbereading.) • What did you recently finish reading? Sherwood Smith’s delightful Regency Danse de la Folie.. It’s engaging and fun … Continue reading

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Carl Brandon Society

Today (before midnight Pacific Daylight Time) John Scalzi,  Justine Larbalestier and Scott Westerfeld, and @ArachneJericho are matching contributions to the Carl Brandon Society Book View Café also supports the Carl Brandon Society. All the proceeds of Bloodchildren: Stories by the … Continue reading

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Reaching More Than One Audience

I sometimes joke that my work is fiction — “I make it all up” — but that isn’t true. All writers draw to some extent on our own experiences and environments, not to mention what we’ve studied, heard about from … 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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