All the Colors of Time

All the Colors of Time

by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
$3.99 (Short Fiction Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-389-8

Time travel is a dream long held by human beings. Who hasn’t had fond thoughts about showing Nicola Tesla their personal Tesla Coil or taking him for a drive in an electric car that bears his name? The devil is in the details of the technology, which is what ties together this collection of short fiction—the stories in this collection  appeared in Analog science fiction magazine between 1990 and 2000.

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Ars Historica

Ars Historica by Marie Brennan

by Marie Brennan
$2.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-702-5
A BVC Original

The past is prologue . . .

Kit Marlowe. Guy Fawkes. Ada Lovelace. Kings and sailors and sainted nuns populate these seven stories of historical fantasy by award-winning author Marie Brennan. They span the ages from the second century B.C.E. to the nineteenth century C.E., from ancient Persia to the London of the Onyx Court. Discover the secret histories, hear the stories that have never been told — until now.

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Baker’s Dozen

Baker's Dozen by Leah Cutter

by Leah Cutter
$2.99 (Collection)
ISBN 978-1-61138-301-0

Travel to cold Seattle and see the world from the viewpoint of a private investigator who just happens to be a ghost, then go down to the creole fairy courts of Louisiana, learn the secrets of 9s and how the raven warriors take care of their own. Here are 13 tales of fantasy and wonder, sweet and savory, to fill you up just right.

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Conscientious Inconsistencies

Conscientious Inconsistencies by Nancy Jane Moore

A Collection of Short Fiction
by Nancy Jane Moore
$4.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-258-7

“Break all rules, including these.”

So advises one of the stories in this reprint collection. These stories jump — conscientiously — from a homage to Alexandre Dumas to an action-packed adventure set in the near future. There’s also an epic fantasy or space opera — take your pick — told in aphorisms, a contemplation on death, and a tale of what happens when walls begin to divide a place. As Lyndon Perry wrote of the now-out-of print PS Publishing hardcover edition, “Moore’s style rises above a particular perspective and stands on its own as quality short fiction.”

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Deverry: Three Tales

Deverry: Three Tales by Katharine Kerr

by Katharine Kerr
$1.49 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-476-5

Three stories from Katharine Kerr’s world of Deverry, including one that has never seen print before:

“The Bargain”
“The Lass from Far Away”
“The Honor of the Thing” (Original)

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Eastlick and Other Stories

Eastlick and Other Stories by Shannon Page

by Shannon Page
$4.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-329-4

Stories by Shannon Page

“Like a good glass of wine, a good short story offers complexity and buzz. When you finish a good story, you take a moment to savor the experience, to let the resonance of truth ring a bit before it fades. I know that, for me, there’s nothing like reading a last sentence that just nails the piece: reinforces a metaphor, adds weight to a conclusion. I can’t help but lean back and sigh with satisfaction when a piece just works.” –Janna Silverstein

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Fantastical Ramblings

Fantastical Ramblings by Irene Radford

A collection of short fantasy fiction
by Irene Radford
$3.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-251-8

Roam with Herakles in search of a safe home for a magical sword, go into exile with a descendant of Merlin, and learn the wisdom of a wolfhound pup to help you wander along newly forged paths into the imagination. Award winning author Irene Radford presents twelve fantasy stories including classics, out of print anthology pieces, and a tantalizing new tale or two.

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Flashes of Illumination

Flashes of Illumination by Nancy Jane Moore

Flash Fiction
by Nancy Jane Moore
$2.99 (Flash Fiction Collection)
ISBN 978-1-61138-099-6

Nancy Jane Moore wrote her first flash fiction many years ago when everyone in her writing group decided to enter a contest for one-page stories. None of them won, but she got hooked and has been writing short-shorts ever since. Her first project for Book View Café was posting a free flash fiction every week for a year. Some were reprints, others older stories that needed one more revision, but quite a few were written in the week they went up. This 52-story collection includes most of those stories and a few new ones as well.

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Free Cornish Army

Free Cornish Army by Chris Dolley

And Other Stuff I Could Have Been Arrested For
by Chris Dolley
$0.99 (Collection)
ISBN 978-1-61138-836-7

A BVC Original

A short memoir of a huge hoax

The true story of a student who, to publicise Plymouth Charities Week, created the Free Cornish Army and convinced the UK media that Cornwall had risen up and declared independence.

As he told police at the time, “It was only a small country, and I did give it back.”

But how do you follow a hoax that pushed the 1974 general election result off the front page?
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Futures Near and Far

Futures Near and Far by Dave Smeds

by Dave Smeds
$4.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-456-7

A future where murder is only a misdemeanor. A colony world where humans can remain only if they are worthy of their tenancy. A woman who journeys to postapocalytic Africa in search of her childhood best friend. Welcome to a dozen tales of futures near and far, transformative or lethal, prospects to show us who we are.

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Going Alien

Going Alien

Six Science Fiction Stories
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$1.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-194-8

Encounter the alien, in six science fiction stories from the imagination of Jeffrey A. Carver! Wrestle a shapeshifter in the intragalactic IIMAWL amateur wrestling games. Make love between the stars. Make a last stand against the aliens who’ve destroyed Earth. Duel an interstellar dragon.

These and more, with new introductions by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End and The Chaos Chronicles. These stories originally appeared in anthologies edited by Roger Zelazny, Orson Scott Card, and others, as well as the magazines Galaxy and Galileo.

Contents:
Shapeshifter Finals
Love Rogo
What Gods Are These?
Life-Tides
Alien Persuasion
Though All the Mountains Lie Between

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Magna Bloody Carta

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Turning Point in Democracy
by Phyllis Irene Radford
$2.99 (Nonfiction) ISBN 978-1-61138-197-9

Is the Magna Carta better than the US Constitution? Was it a power grab by English noblemen, or is it a rights-of-man declaration penned by Robin Hood?  The answers may surprise you as author and historian Irene Radford picks apart the clauses and explains them in context to the history surrounding this amazing document. Magna Carta, a true turning point in the history of democracy.

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Maps to Nowhere

Maps to Nowhere by Marie Brennan

by Marie Brennan
$2.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-694-3
A BVC Original

Follow the map to another world . . .

Two cities joined by their reflections. A realm of feathered serpents and jaguar-men. A desert where a former goddess seeks the ultimate truth. In this collection, award-winning author Marie Brennan takes you to ten different fantastical lands, including the world of her famed scholar-heroine Lady Trent. Journey with her to places rich and strange: here there be more than just dragons.

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Monstrous Beauty


by Marie Brennan
$0.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-435-2

Seven tales of supernatural horror . . .

A maiden in a tower. A grandmother in a cottage. A stranger at a ball. None of them are what they seem, in this collection of very brief stories from fantasy author Marie Brennan. The dark forest of fairy tales hides things more perilous than wolves and wicked stepmothers. Are you prepared for what you’ll find?

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Never After

Never After by Marie Brennan

Thirteen Twists on Familiar Tales
by Marie Brennan
$0.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-777-3
A BVC Original

Forget perfect princesses, handsome princes, and “happily ever after.” In this collection of thirteen flash-length fairy tale retellings, award-winning author Marie Brennan introduces you to a world of manipulative mirrors, treacherous pigs, and candy houses that will eat you right up. Each one is a subversive little gem, guaranteed to shock the Brothers Grimm.
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The Nine Lands

The Nine Lands by Marie Brennan

by Marie Brennan
$2.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-854-1
A BVC Original

A young woman with an unreliable prophetic gift. A street musician searching for the magic she lost. A king whose voice is too dangerous for ordinary people to hear. This collection of short stories explores the Nine Lands, a realm created by award-winning author Marie Brennan. From the spirit-haunted jungle of the Nahele Peninsula to the cold archipelago of Kagesedo, from the occupied lands of Sahasrara to the decadent courts of Quilibria, the Nine Lands offer you visions of fantasy, peril, and wonder.

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Reality and Other Fictions

Reality and Other Fictions by Jeffrey A. Carver

Five Science Fiction Stories
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$1.99 (Short Story Collection)
ISBN 978-1-61138-179-5

Five science fiction stories to ignite the imagination.

Explore an Earth being devoured by entropy, in the ultimate runaway environmental crisis. Dive the depths of the sea to prevent the mother of all oil spills. Rocket into space as a tourist. Mine the asteroids with your enhanced border collie, in the can-do spirit of classic science fiction. These stories appeared in publications as varied as Science Fiction Age, F&SF, and the Boston Sunday Herald. They include Carver’s first published short fiction, and his most recent. With new introductions, all from the author of The Chaos Chronicles and Eternity’s End.

Contents:
Reality School: In the Entropy Zone
Of No Return
Seastate Zero
Rocket Ride!
Dog Star
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Shaman: The Adventures of Rhys Llewellyn

by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
$4.99 (Short Story Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-174-0

The stories in this collection were first published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine between 1990 and 2011. They feature the adventures of eccentric kilt-wearing anthropologist / archaeologist / xenologist Rhys Llewellyn and his able assistants, Yoshi Umeki and Roderick Halfax. Given my fascination with archaeology, first contact…and all things Scottish, I suppose these stories were inevitable.

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Space Magic

Space Magic by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$5.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-215-0
$19.99 (Audiobook) ISBN 978-1-61138-281-5

This Endeavour Award-winning collection pulls together 15 critically acclaimed science fiction and fantasy stories that take readers from a technicolor cartoon realm to an ancient China that never was, and from an America gone wrong to the very ends of the universe. Including the Hugo Award-winning “Tk’Tk’Tk,” the Writers of the Future Award winner “Rewind,” “Nucleon,” “The Tale of the Golden Eagle,” and many other highly-praised stories, Space Magic shows David D. Levine’s talents not only as a gifted writer but as a powerful storyteller whose work explores the farthest reaches of space as well as the depths of the human heart.
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Speculative Journeys

by Irene Radford
$3.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-432-1

In Speculative Journeys, Irene Radford extends her short story collections into science fiction and contemporary fantasy with fourteen tales both old and new.
Why is time-travel reserved for wealthy tourists and forbidden to historians?

Can a spaceship captain keep secrets from her communication officer who speaks every language in the universe–even ones without words?

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Steampunk Voyages

Steampunk Voyages by Irene Radford

Around the World in Six Gears
by Irene Radford
$3.99 (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 the world sideways in six stories of the Victorian age of wonder. Author Irene Radford offers new and old stories that reach from a weapon of mass destruction that could change the outcome of the U.S. Civil War, the truth behind why the ballet Giselle disappeared for nearly fifty years, pirates in Indonesia questioning whether we should control technology or be controlled by it,
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Three Dogs, a Horse, and a Cat

Three Dogs, a Horse, and a Cat

Five tales of animals and love
by Jill Zeller
$3.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-462-8

A dog brings harmony to a choral group. A horse kick-starts a young man’s life. And peace comes to a broken love affair through a cat named Klaatu. Each of the five short stories in this collection describes us as we are forced to face our weaknesses—and our strengths—through our love for pets.

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What Ho, Automaton!

What Ho Automaton by Chris Dolley

by Chris Dolley
$2.99 (Short Story Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-060-6

“A fun blend of P.G. Wodehouse, steampunk and a touch of Sherlock Holmes. Dolley is a master at capturing and blending all these elements. More than fascinating, this work is also rip-roaring fun!”
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What Ho, Automaton! chronicles the adventures of Reggie Worcester, gentleman consulting detective, and his automaton valet, Reeves.

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Whispered Magics

Whispered Magics - Tales by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$3.00 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-289-1

As a child, Sherwood Smith was always on the watch for magic: no fog bank went unexplored, no wooden closet unchecked for a false back, no possible magical token left on the ground or in the gutter. In these stories, the impossible becomes possible, magic is real, aliens come visiting. How would our lives change?

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