AbductiCon

by Alma Alexander
$2.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-487-1
A Book View Café Original

It’s the Friday before a science fiction convention weekend. Hundreds of fans are lined up at the registration desk. The posters for the Media Guests of Honor aren’t done, there’s a problem with the Program Booklet, the Author Guest of Honor has gone AWOL, and the coffee in the Green Room is DREADFUL. The convention chair’s boyfriend has just smashed up his car.

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The Adventure of the Field Theorems

The Adventure of the Field Theorems by Vonda N. McIntyre

A Sherlock Holmes Scientific Romance
by Vonda N. McIntyre
$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-086-6

In which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle hires Mr Sherlock Holmes to investigate crop circles, and Dr Watson demonstrates to Mr Holmes the usefulness of astronomy.

“The Adventure of the Field Theorems” was originally published in Sherlock Holmes in Orbit and is reprinted with the kind permission of the editors, Mike Resnick & Martin Harry Greenberg.

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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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The Ariadne Connection

The Ariadne Connection by Sara Stamey

by Sara Stamey
A Book View Café Original
$3.99
(Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-482-6

A Journey to the Crossroads of Science and Myth

A Cygnus Speculative Fiction Award Winner and Chanticleer Global Thriller Grand Prize

The New Leprosy pandemic and a geomagnetic reversal threaten the world’s precarious balance.

When jaded American expat Peter Mitchell agrees to transport mysterious Ariadne Demodakis to sacred sites in the Greek islands, the sailor convinces himself it’s just another “freelance import” job.
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Being Real

Being Real by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$1.25 (Novelette) ISBN 978-1-61138-176-4

Lys and her family win a chance to be a “real family” on reality TV. That means real money, desperately needed in the rotten economy these days, but they only get that money as long as they stay on the air. What can they do to be real enough to please the viewers?

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Dreamsnake

Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre

by Vonda N. McIntyre
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-084-2

Nebula, Hugo, Locus, and Pacific Northwest Booksellers award-winning science fiction novel.

The healer Snake travels through a post-apocalyptic world with her genetically engineered serpents, the cobra Mist and the rattlesnake Sand, and with the alien dreamsnake Grass, whose venom eases pain and the fear of death.

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Enigma

Enigma by C.F. Bentley

Confederated Star Systems #2
by C.F. Bentley
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-552-6

A spiritual journey, with a literary twist, in a space opera landscape

Aboard the space station First Contact Cafe, General Jake Devlin and High Priestess of Harmony Sissy confront the mystery of an odd stowaway, a mystical refugee, and clues to the origin and genetic breakdown of enemies and allies alike. But their time is limited as the station seems determined to break orbit and plunge them all into the local sun.

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Fire Sanctuary

Fire Sanctuary by Cat Kimbriel

The Chronicles of Nuala Book 3
by Cat Kimbriel
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-056-9

Poised between empires, the people of Nuala are survivors. They have fought the deadly radiation levels of their world, battling frightening mutations and genetic shift.

An Axis Empire soldier is about to marry a Nualan princess. But there are those who would kill to keep an Axis warrior from marrying a Nualan . . .

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The Fog of Time

The Fog of Time by Brenda W. Clough

Edge to Center: Book 3
by Brenda W. Clough
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-770-4
A BVC Original

Somewhere, somewhen, time traveler Jack Wragsland has an enemy, an implacable and pitiless foe. It will cost Jack more than his life to defeat him.

What is time travel good for? Well, you need never lose. Redo that failure, rerun that war, reboot that relationship, until it flies. You can do and be whatever you desire.

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Freeze Frames

Freeze Frames by Katharine Kerr (133x200)

by Katharine Kerr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-246-4

The Aliens are invading!  Or are they?

When Maggie Corey throws the Devil over her back in 1960s San Francisco, she has no idea of what she’s set in motion, nor will she live to see the end of it.  Over the next hundred years, however, her descendants see pieces of the puzzle fall into place in this “mosaic novel”, a very different take on fiction from the author of the Deverry series of epic fantasies.

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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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Giving Him Hell

Giving Him Hell by Jamie Quaid

A Saturn’s Daughter Novel
by Jamie Quaid
$6.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-419-2

Tina Clancy is looking forward to a nice, quiet Christmas, but life has other plans for the newly-minted lawyer. As a Daughter of Saturn, Tina expects a healthy dose of crazy in the Zone, Baltimore’s roughest docklands. Sparkling holiday lights that spontaneously combust — check. Garden gnomes swimming in sauna-like snow melt — check. But when a blue blob crawls out of the red-hot sewer — that’s a bridge too far.
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Gray to Black

Gray to Black by Brenda W. Clough

by Brenda W. Clough
$1.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-100-9

The alien invasion of Earth has begun. But the beachhead doesn’t look like Iwo Jima. It’s Laurel, blonde, blue-eyed and pregnant — but with what?

Parasitism is an insidious thing!

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Harmony

Harmony by C.F. Bentley

Confederated Star Systems #1
by C.F. Bentley
$4.99
(Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-536-6

A spiritual journey, with a literary twist, in a space opera landscape.

Harmony, a new utopia for space-faring humans. Or is it a thinly disguised tyranny locked into a rigid caste system, slavery by another name?

Either way, xenophobic Harmony holds the secret to Badger Metal, a unique ceramic metal alloy that protects people from the radiation and hard vacuum of space.
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Hidden Fires

Hidden Fires by Cat Kimbriel

The Chronicles of Nuala Book 2
by Cat Kimbriel
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-031-6

He had spent a hundred years seeking the woman called Silver; he still didn’t know if he was going to kill her.

On Nuala — planet of deadly radiation levels, humans who heal by touch, and the rarest metal in the known galaxy — is a meeting of two con artists ripe for mischief…and maybe murder.
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King Dog

King Dog by Ursula K. Le Guin


A Movie for the Mind’s Eye
by Ursula K. Le Guin

$4.99 (Screenplay) ISBN 978-1-61138-120-7

A little background: The character of King Ashthera, with his dog, and his gambling streak, is derived from King Yudhisthira in the Mahabharata, the wonderful and interminable epic of India. When, towards the end of the story, Yudhisthira gets to Heaven, he is outraged to find some of his enemies are there, and some of his friends are not; and he decides not to enter Heaven at all unless they let his dog in with him. I stole all that.

The theme of figuring out what one’ s duty is and how to follow it is from the Mahabharata too. The rest is my invention. Yudhisthira’s dog’s name is Dharma, but Ashthera’s dog is just Dog.

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Laldasa: Beloved Slave

by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
$4.99 (Novel)
ISBN 978-0-9828440-8-3

When one sees eternity in things that pass away and infinity in finite things, then one has pure knowledge. But if one mrerly sees the diversity of things then one has impure knowledge. And if one selfishly sees a thing as if it were everything, independent of the ONE and the many, then one is in the darkness of ignorance. — Krishna, Bhagavad Gita 18:20-22

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Little Faces

Little Faces by Vonda N. McIntyre

by Vonda N. McIntyre
$1.99 (Novelette) ISBN 978-1-61138-085-9

How will people deal with the immense distances and times of interstellar space?

First published in SciFiction, “Little Faces” was nominated for a Nebula Award.

The companion story, “Little Sisters,” is a BVC original.

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REVIEWS:

“truly alien, completely believable and unique” — Patrick Samphire, Speculative Fiction Reviews

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Mad Science Café

Mad Science Cafe, ed. Deborah J. Ross

Edited by Deborah J. Ross
$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-328-7

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, dangerous, sexy, clueless, genius, insane scientists, their assistants (sometimes equally if not even more deranged, not to mention bizarre), friends, test subjects, and adversaries.

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Meet Myself There

Meet Myself There by Brenda W. Clough

Edge to Center: Book 2
by Brenda W. Clough
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-769-8
A BVC Original

Colonel Ben Ming can defend his nation Jalanesia and his wife, the President, from all the usual foes. But not from time traveler Jack Wragsland.

What good is time travel anyway? For Col. Ben Ming, head of Jalanesia’s armed forces and husband of President Calla Ang, it’s nothing but a headache.
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The Moon and the Sun

The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre

by Vonda N. McIntyre
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-096-5

“The finest alternate history ever, lighthearted and wise… a luminous, radiant novel.” — Ursula K. Le Guin

In the court of Louis XIV,  at the balance point between alchemy and the dawn of modern science, Marie-Josèphe de la Croix cares for the sea monster — the mermaid — captured for the Sun King by her brother Yves, Jesuit natural philosopher.

Now in production as a major motion picture, filmed at the chateau de Versailles, France, and Melbourne, Australia.

The movie of the Nebula-winning novel, produced by Bill Mechanic (executive producer of The New World) and Pandemonium Films (Coraline), directed by Sean McNamara, stars Kaya Scodelario, Pierce Brosnan, Fan Bing Bing, Crystal Clarke, William Hurt.

McIntyre visited the set during filming at Versailles and blogged about the experience.

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Mourner

Mourner by Phyllis Irene Radford, writing as C.F. Bentley

Confederated Star Systems #3
by Irene Radford, writing as C.F. Bentley
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-572-4
A BVC Original

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 vividly explores how three very different cultures treat their dead when the body of Laud Gregor, Harmony’s High Priest, goes missing between First Contact Café Space Station and the Harmony homeworld.

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