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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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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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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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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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Maya is the New York Times Bestselling author of The Antiquities Hunter (a Gina Miyoko Mystery) and Star Wars Legends: The Last Jedi (with Michael Reaves). She became addicted to science fiction when her dad let her stay up late to watch The Day the Earth Stood Still. Since then her short fiction has been published in Analog, Amazing Stories, Century, Realms of Fantasy, Interzone, Paradox and Jim Baen’s Universe. Her debut novel, The Meri (Baen), was a Locus Magazine 1992 Best First Novel nominee. Since, she has published over a dozen speculative fiction novels. Maya lives in San Jose where she writes, performs, and records original and parody (filk) music with her husband and awesome musician and producer, Chef Jeff Vader, All-Powerful God of Biscuits. The couple has produced five music albums: RetroRocket Science, Aliens Ate My Homework, Grated Hits and Shrödinger’s Hairball (parody), and the original music CDs Manhattan Sleeps, Mobius Street and I Remember the Rain.

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