Dice Tales

Dice Tales by Marie Brennan

Essays on role-playing games and storytelling
by Marie Brennan
$2.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-684-4
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Some people play roleplaying-games for the challenge; others play them for the story.

Award-winning fantasy author and freelance game writer Marie Brennan is unabashedly in the latter camp. In these essays she looks at tabletop and live-action RPGs from a narrative perspective, exploring the ways the framework of a game can generate and support (or undermine) your tale.
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Französisch mit Spickzettel

Französisch mit Spickzettel

Zwei Engländer, zu viele Tiere, und ein Kriminalfall
by Chris Dolley
$2.99 (Memoir) ISBN 978-1-61138-252-5

New York Times Bestseller

Tiere, die sich unmöglich benehmen, die Mißgeschicke anderer Leute und der bizarrste Kriminalfall, den es je gegeben hat. Der internationale Bestseller Französisch mit Spickzettel ist die—unglaubliche, aber wahre—Geschichte der ersten acht Monate, die Chris Dolley in Frankreich verbracht hat. Er wurde als ‘ein Jahr in der Provence mit Miss Marple und Gerald Durrell’ bezeichnet.

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French Fried

French Fried by Chris Dolley

One man’s move to France with too many animals and an identity thief
by Chris Dolley
$2.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-45247-660-5

Now an International Bestseller!

Animals behaving badly, other people’s misfortunes and the most bizarre true crime story ever. French Fried is the unfortunately true account of Chris Dolley’s first eight months in France and has been described as ‘A Year in Provence with Miss Marple and Gerald Durrell.’

Just when Chris and Shelagh think nothing more could possibly go wrong, they discover
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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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My Life So Far, by Pard

My Life So Far, by Pard, by Ursula K. Le Guin

an illustrated chapbook
by Ursula K. Le Guin
$2.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-647-9
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A thoughtful, truthful autobiography, translated from the Feline by Ursula K. Le Guin.

First appeared on Le Guin’s blog, and is now presented as an e-book, with many new comments and photographs of the handsome author in his characteristic white tie and tail.

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New Worlds, Year One

New Worlds, Year one by Marie Brennan

A Writer’s Guide to the Art of Worldbuilding
by Marie Brennan
$3.99 (Nonfiction) ISBN 978-1-61138-729-2
A BVC Original

Step into a world of your own making . . .

Worldbuilding is one of the great pleasures of writing science fiction and fantasy — and also one of its greatest challenges. Award-winning fantasy author Marie Brennan draws on her academic training in anthropology to peel back the layers of a setting, going past the surface details to explore questions many authors never think to answer.
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New Worlds, Year Two

New Worlds, Year Two by Marie Brennan

More Essays on the Art of Worldbuilding
by Marie Brennan
$3.99 (Nonfiction) ISBN 978-1-61138-783-4
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Explore a world of your own . . .

Science fiction and fantasy are renowned for immersing their readers in rich, inventive settings. In this follow-up to the collection New Worlds, Year One, award-winning fantasy author Marie Brennan guides you through new aspects of worldbuilding and how they can generate stories. From beauty to books, from tattoos to taboos, these essays delve into the complexity of different cultures, both real and imaginary, and provide invaluable advice on crafting a world of your very own.
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The Rational Writer: A to Z

The Rational Writer A-Z by Mindy Klasky

A-Z
Book 2 of the Rational Writer Series

by Mindy Klasky
$3.99 (Non-fiction) ISBN 978-1-61138-619-6
A BVC Original

A survey of modern publishing from A to Z, with exclusive career planning prompts.

The Rational Writer: A to Z is equally suited to up-and-coming independent authors who self-publish their own books and traditional authors with hopes of landing a publishing contract with a large or small press.

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The Tesla Diaries

The Tesla Diaries by Pati Nagle

Adventures in Owning an Electric Car
by Pati Nagle
$0.99 (Memoir) ISBN 978-1-61138-733-9
A BVC Original

This short memoir from Pati Nagle is an easy and entertaining read. For anyone who’s ever wondered what it’s like to drive a Tesla.

I feel like I’m sitting in the future…

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