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BVC Announces Hand-Me-Down Town by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

A Free Novelette by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff “Hand-Me-Down Town” was originally published in Analog Science Fiction Magazine in 1989 and was my first published work of fiction. I wrote it in reaction to the criminalization of homelessness by a California town trying to protect its tourist industry. The name of the town in this novella …

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Word Salad

The Things People Say: Sentence-like Sequences of Words

Today, communication fans, I’d like to dismantle four sentence-like sequences of words that have something in common: muddled meanings caused by a poor (or possibly clever) choice of words. Who said them and with what intent is irrelevant to the discussion. I leave it to you, Dear Reader, to attach significance in the broader realm …

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BVC Announces Marian Halcombe by Brenda W. Clough is now in print

Marian Halcombe #1 The Thrilling Victorian Adventures of the Most Dangerous Woman in Europe Now in print! Miss Marian Halcombe returns from the pages of THE WOMAN IN WHITE for Victorian adventure! The redoubtable Marian Halcombe first burst onto the world in the 1860s in THE WOMAN IN WHITE. Refusing to rest on her laurels, …

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What Happens When a Science Fiction Genius Starts Blogging?

A review of Ursula K. Le Guin‘s No Time to Spare, a collection of her blog posts, Originally published September 8, 2017 “In 2010, at the age of 81, the acclaimed novelist Ursula K. Le Guin started a blog. Blogs never seemed a likely destination for the writer, who by then had a long career …

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BVC Announces Lure of Song and Magic by Patricia Rice

Lure of Song and Magic California Malcolms series 1 by Patricia Rice High-powered producer Dylan “Oz” Oswin is so desperate to find his kidnapped son that he’s willing to do or believe anything, including follow a mysterious tip that leads him to a missing former child singing sensation. Now a reclusive children’s book author, Pippa …

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