8 rms, full bsmt

8 rms, full bsmt by Kristine Smith

by Kristine Smith
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-637-0

Before you sell your home, don’t forget to hire a housecleaner to remove all those nasty demonic presences.

Originally published in Misspelled, ed. Julie E. Czerneda. DAW (2008)

 

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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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Being Real

Being Real by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$0.95 (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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Commando Bats

Commando Bats by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$0.95 (Novelette) ISBN 978-1-61138-551-9

Old women get powers (whether they want them or not) and have to figure out what to do with them.

Hera is angry with Zeus and the rest of the male gods. She takes their powers, and comes to Earth, handing them out to random old women, saying that the weakest have the most wisdom, and further warns them to prove her right!

Originally published by Science in the Library, 2014

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Continuing Education

Continuing Education by Kristine Smith

by Kristine Smith
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-636-3

You’re never too old to learn….

A woman seeking a new direction in life returns to school, and learns lessons she never imagined.

Originally published in The Modern Fae’s Guide to Surviving Humanity, ed. Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray. DAW (2012)

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International Kittens of Mystery

International Kittens of Mystery by Chris Dolley


by Chris Dolley
$2.99 (Picture Book) ISBN 978-1-61138-139-9

“This book constitutes the best-spent twenty minutes I’ve had in quite some time.” — What Book is That

In an uncertain world there is one organization that stands head and small furry shoulders above the rest. Whenever the planet is in danger – be it from giant balls of wool or bands of renegade squirrels – only one group is guaranteed to answer the call. The International Kittens of Mystery!

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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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Magical Crimes

Magical Crimes by Chris Dolley


by Chris Dolley
$0.99 (Novelette) ISBN 978-1-61138-040-8

Magical Crimes is a fun CSI with magic and ‘a little something else’ story. The little something else being two foot long and lurking in the hero’s trousers. But don’t worry, the boinkwurst in this story is used purely for the purpose God intended – humour and crimefighting – not lustful titillation.

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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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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
A BVC Original

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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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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Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand

Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand, by Vonda N. McIntyre

A Short Story
by Vonda N. McIntyre
$1.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-198-6

In a post-apocalyptic world, the young healer Snake ventures into unknown lands during her proving year. Her genetically engineered rattlesnake and cobra provide vaccines and medicines, while the rare alien dreamsnake eases pain and suffering.

“Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand” won SFWA’s Nebula Award. It is the first chapter of Dreamsnake, which won the Nebula, the Hugo, the Locus, and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. The story is presented by BVC as a stand-alone title, by request.

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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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Tinkerbell on Walkabout


A Gina Miyoko Mystery
by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
$2.99 (Novelette) ISBN 978-1-61138-548-9
A BVC Original 

“Walkabout” is the genesis story of Gina Miyoko, PI, protagonist of THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER (2018, Pegasus Crime.)

What sort of mystery could unfold in the heart of an obsessively neat junkyard? Wannabe detective Gina Miyoko (AKA Tinkerbell) is about to find out.

She’s 5′2″, gamine, and weighs eighty-nine pounds in a soggy trench coat.

The nickname “Tinkerbell” has followed her from high school. It’s hard to imagine her riding a Harley named Boris, or packing a baby blue .357.
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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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