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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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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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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Local Magics

Local Magics by Jennifer Stevenson

Four fantasy, magical, and pagan stories
by Jennifer Stevenson
$2.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-896-1

Everything magical fits together if we can see clearly enough.

Four liminal short stories by Jennifer Stevenson:

“Solstice” A young guitarist turns the year with her bare hands.
“The Riddle Curse” The goddess struggles to reunite with her two husbands.
“Tragesangre” Bigamy only hurts when you’re mortal.
“An Interactive Lecture on the Magical Planet Saturn” A dreamer and his magical instructress travel between planes from the Moon to Saturn and home again.

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Magna Bloody Carta

Magna Bloody Carta cover

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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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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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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