Step across the threshold from this reality to another.
New, improved, updated, amplified! Fantasy stories of every kind from Book View Cafe members.
A ghostly whisper that teases your senses; a flick of a dragon tail across the full moon; the baying of an otherworldly creature. Is it your imagination, or something…more?
These are the stories that take us to the lands the dead, to strange happenings in our midst, to alternate time lines and unfamiliar rules of nature. They make us think “What if?” as we shiver with delight, curiosity, laughter—or fear.
In these pages, you’ll find some of our best adventures in fantasy literature: out of print and hard to find gems as well as first-time peeks at new work, from both beloved authors and—maybe—some new discoveries as well.
We at Book View Café invite you to step across the threshold from this reality into another. Or is that otherworld real and we are merely the imaginings of writers, dreamers, and believers?
-Phyllis Irene Radford and Shannon Page, editors
List of Stories
Ursula K. Le Guin, “Daddy’s Big Girl”
Dave Smeds, “The Land of Graves”
Brenda W. Clough, “Grow Your Own”
Katharine Kerr, “One Small Detail”
Vonda N. McIntyre, “Night Harvest Cuvée Rouge”
Chris Dolley, “Headless Over Heels”
Jennifer Stevenson, “Repo Babe”
Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, “Feather of the Phoenix”
Steven Popkes, “Rolling West”
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, “Taco Del and the Fabled Tree of Destiny: a merlin’s tale”
Irene Radford, “Not My Knot”
Sherwood Smith, “Hero”
Sarah Zettel, “The Thief of Stones”
Vonda N. McIntyre, “The Natural History and Extinction of the People of the Sea” with illustrations by Ursula K. Le Guin