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
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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The New Atlantis

The New Atlantis by Ursula K. Le Guin

by Ursula K. Le Guin
$3.99 (Novelette) ISBN 978-1-61138-342-3

A vision of hope sinking and hope rising, in an America paralyzed by corporate control of government while sea levels rise catastrophically due to human-caused climate change.

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The Phoenix in Flight

The Phoenix in Flight by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

Exordium – Book 1
by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

$3.95

(Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-059-0

Smith and Trowbridge describe the flavor of their five-book space opera Exordium as a cross between Star Wars and Dangerous Liaisons with a touch of the Three Stooges. With its fast-moving blend of humor and horror, of high-tech skiffy and the deep places of the human heart, The Phoenix in Flight launches the reader into a complex, multi-layered universe as Brandon nyr-Arkad, dissolute youngest son of the ruler of the Thousand Suns, abandons the life of Service planned for him and flees into the lawless Rift.

Only slowly does he discover that the world he rejected now lies in smoking ruins as the ritual vengeance of Jerrode Eusabian against Brandon’s father, twenty years in preparation, culminates in an explosion of interstellar violence. With both his brothers dead and his father the Panarch imprisoned, Brandon becomes the Panarchy’s last hope.

The series has been corrected and revised for this edition.

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The Exordium Series:
The Phoenix in Flight
Ruler of Naught
A Prison Unsought
The Rifter’s Covenant
The Thrones of Kronos

REVIEWS:

“…jam-packed with nifty SF technologies, great space battles, fascinating alien races… and a hefty dose of humor to leaven out the characters’ angst… an exuberant, sweeping space opera complete with great action and characters…”

—Courtney Schafer, author of Whitefire Crossing

 

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Polar City Blues

Polar City Blues by Katharine Kerr


by Katharine Kerr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-063-7

“In some ways Polar City Blues is my tribute to the classic SF I read as a teenager. In other ways, it’s a heavily Revisionist book, where the Hero is female and the Object of Desire is male. Mostly, however, it’s a fast-paced adventure story complete with dead bodies, hookers, drugs, mysterious aliens, and several high-speed chases both on the ground and elsewhere.”

— Katharine Kerr

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A Prison Unsought

A Prison Unsought - Exordium 3 by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

Exordium – Book 3
by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-509-0

The revised third volume of Exordium continues the space opera adventures of Brandon Arkad, runaway prince forced back inside the Panarchy of the Thousand Suns.

In the third volume of Exordium, this swashbuckling space opera continues with Brandon and the Rifter crew of the Telvarna arriving at the Panarchic Navy’s headquarters.

The Rifters are imprisoned, and Brandon finds himself, as sole heir to the Phoenix Throne, fighting a battle of symbols, his only weapon his wits as he strives against the powerful and sophisticated aristocrats who hide lethal intent behind urbanity and style.

His goal is to win back control of the Navy and rescue his father from the vicious end planned for him by the usurping Doljharians, resulting in a race to the harsh planet of Gehenna.

Authors’ preferred edition, corrected and expanded.

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Reggiecide

Reggiecide by Chrs Dolley

Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries
by Chris Dolley
$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-207-5

Sequel to the WSFA Award finalist What Ho, Automaton!

Guy Fawkes is back and this time it’s a toss up who’s going to be blown up first – Parliament or Reginald Worcester, gentleman consulting detective.

But Guy might not be the only regicide to have been dug up and reanimated. He might be a mere pawn in a plan of diabolical twistiness.

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Resonance

Resonance by Chris Dolley

by Chris Dolley
$2.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-061-3

You can’t create a world in seven days without cutting corners

Graham Smith is a 33 year old office messenger. To the outside world he’s an obsessive compulsive mute – weird but harmless. But to Graham Smith, it’s the world that’s weird. And far from harmless. He sees things other can’t…or won’t. He knows that roads can change course, people disappear, office blocks migrate across town – all at night when no one’s looking.

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Revise the World

Revise the World by Brenda Clough


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by Brenda W. Clough
$3.99

He said, “I am just going outside and may be some time.” He went out into the blizzard and we have not seen him since.

On March 16, 1912, British polar explorer Titus Oates commits suicide by walking out of his tent into an Antarctic blizzard, to save Robert Falcon Scott and the other members of the English exploration team. His body is never found — because he was snatched away into the year 2045 by scientists experimenting with a new faster-than-light drive.

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The Rifter’s Covenant

The Rifter's Covenant by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

Exordium – Book 4
by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-529-8

In this revised fourth volume, the new Panarch is faced with the need to fight back against the invaders, while a traitor high in the new government moves to destroy him.

Meanwhile Brandon has fallen in love, but everyone thinks it’s with the wrong person.

Space battles, political in-fighting, and personal struggles ramp up the stakes in this penultimate volume in the five book Exordium series.

Authors’ preferred edition, corrected and expanded.

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The River Twice

The River Twice by Brenda W. Clough

Edge to Center Volume 1
by Brenda Clough
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-764-3
A BVC Original

Calla Ang expects to be the next president of her Southeast Asian country, until a charming time traveler from Victorian England sweeps her into a dangerous tangle of overlapping realities.

Calla Ang has always known her own power. Her grandmother is the dictator of Jalanesia in Southeast Asia, and Calla’s future is to follow in her footsteps.

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Rotten Row

Rotten Row by Chaz Brenchley

by Chaz Brenchley
$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-278-5

Rotten Row is the worst place we’ve made.

Humankind can travel to the stars — but only those content to be flung as a datastream through space, flitting from male to female, dark to fair, one random discard body to the next. Those who go are the Upshot, rare individuals subject to their own rigid laws.

And then there’s Rotten Row.
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Ruler of Naught

Ruler of Naught by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

Exordium – Book 2
by Sherwood Smith & Dave Trowbridge
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-148-1

In the revised sequel to The Phoenix in Flight, Brandon vlith-Arkad, who fled the Mandalic Palace and his old life only hours ahead of assassination, is now heir to the Panarchy. He wants only to rescue his father, the Panarch. But everyone wants a piece of him.

The Dol’jharians, who smashed the Panarchy and took his father prisoner. A Rifter pirate and her crew, who helped him escape a doomed planet—twice—and now wonder what to do about a royal prisoner with the price of ten planets on his head. And the remnants of the government of the Thousand Suns, for whom he’d at best be an inconvenience.

And that’s before things go seriously pear-shaped. The chase is on, and unexpected detours await.

Authors’ preferred edition, corrected and expanded.

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The Exordium Series:
The Phoenix in Flight
Ruler of Naught
A Prison Unsought
The Rifter’s Covenant
The Thrones of Kronos

REVIEWS:

“…jam-packed with nifty SF technologies, great space battles, fascinating alien races… and a hefty dose of humor to leaven out the characters’ angst… an exuberant, sweeping space opera complete with great action and characters… ”

—Courtney Schafer, author of Whitefire Crossing

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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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Shift

Shift by Chris Dolley

An Out-of-Body Thriller
by Chris Dolley
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-067-5

“Heart-pounding suspense and an inventive twist of science fiction” – SciFiChick.

A serial killer with multiple personalities. An astronaut who returns from higher dimensional space a changed man. And two unlikely detectives who have to get inside the mind of a killer … literally. That’s Shift – an eleven-dimensional murder mystery with a touch of out-of-body horror.
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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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Starfarers

Starfarers, by Vonda N. McIntyre - Book 1 of the Starfarers Quartet

The Starfarers Quartet Book 1
by Vonda N. McIntyre
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-092-7

The starship Starfarer is poised for our first voyage to another star system.

The Alien Contact Team — physicist Victoria Fraser MacKenzie, geneticist Stephen Thomas Gregory, geographer Satoshi Lono, and alien contact specialist J.D. Sauvage — and the rest of the faculty and staff prepare for humanity’s most ambitious exploratory expedition.

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The Thrones of Kronos

The Thrones of Kronos by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

Exordium – Book 5
by Sherwood Smith & Dave Trowbridge
$5.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-541-0

The conclusion to the space opera series Exordium.

The desperate fight to recover the Panarchy of the Thousand Suns is about to commence. Brandon hai-Arkad has been crowned Emperor, but his throne remains in the hands of his enemy, Jerrod Eusabian of Dol’jhar. The fleet has been gathered, the order of battle drawn. Brandon will reclaim his father’s empire, or face annihilation.

Authors’ preferred edition, corrected and expanded.

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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!”
SF Revu

What Ho, Automaton! chronicles the adventures of Reggie Worcester, gentleman consulting detective, and his automaton valet, Reeves.

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Wild Card Run

Wild Card Run by Sara Stamey

Book 1 of Cybers Wild Card
by Sara Stamey
$4.99 1.99 Limited Time!

(Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-560-1

The Cybers controlling humanity have unwittingly released a rebellious wild card.

The Cyber entities control a peaceful but static galaxy–until they detect unsanctioned developments on the low-tech planet Poindros. They force rebellious Ruth Kurtis to leave the bright lights of Casino to return to her fundamentalist Poindran homeworld as their secret agent to investigate possible Changers.

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