Titus Oates marches out into an Antarctic blizzard to die … or live!
In 1912 Robert Falcon Scott’s polar party freezes to death on the glaciers of Antarctica. Titus Oates marches out into the blizzard in a vain attempt to save the expedition. He is never seen again. But he didn’t die. He was extracted by a far future team experimenting with time travel. And they do not realize what happens when you fish a hero out of the past.
“Oates is a hero and he demonstrates this repeatedly in the novel. His heroism is seen in his refusal to give up on understanding future society and how to productively contribute to it. And he knows how to keep his head in a plane crash. Or in the hostile environment of an alien planet.”
Finalist for both the Hugo and the Nebula awards in 2001
Brenda W. Clough is the first female Asian-American SF writer, first appearing in print in 1984. Her latest time travel trilogy is Edge to Center, available at Book View Café. Marian Halcombe, a series of eleven neo-Victorian thrillers appeared in 2021.
by : Steven Popkes
Columbus’ first expedition does not go as planned.
On his first voyage seeking the Far East, Columbus finds a new world occupied by intelligent dinosaurs.
The expedition does not go as planned.
Steven Popkes lives in Massachusetts on two acres where he and his wife raise bananas, persimmons and turtles.
He works in aerospace making sure rockets continue to go where they are pointed. He insists he is not a rocket scientist.
He is a rocket engineer.
by : Patricia Rice
Someone is murdering lawyers and their ghosts are demanding justice.
After using her ghost-busting skills to drive the crooked mayor of Afterthought, South Carolina, out of office, Evangeline Malcolm Carstairs steps up to run for his vacant position. But first, she needs to track down her ten-year-old ward’s co-guardian, who vanished out west while communing with cactus.
Criminal fraud lawyer Damon Ives “Jax” Jackson desperately needs to know if his biological father was a conman. But the man’s thirty-year-old tracks in the desert lead nowhere—until Jax’s annoyingly prescient co-trustee Evie arrives. Just as he learns about an ancient murder, his key witness is killed, and a shroud of mystery changes everything he thought he knew about his family.
Returning to South Carolina, Jax is determined to protect Evie from whatever forces he’s unleashed—but danger shadows them. Evie might not be cut out to be a mayor, but another candidate is literally eliminated—and now she must coax the truth from a raging ghost to save her life and Jax’s, not to mention the town!
About the Author
With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today’s lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice is one of romance’s hottest authors. Her emotionally-charged romances have won numerous awards and been honored as RITA® finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories. She is thrilled to be expanding into mystery and urban fantasy. To receive news of new releases, sign up for her newsletter.
A Gina Miyoko Mystery
What happens when a celebrity author whose plots are ”ripped from the headlines” gets involved in a murder investigation? Gina and the SFPD are about to find out.
She’s 5’2″, gamine, and weighs ninety-four pounds in a soggy trench coat. The nickname “Tinkerbell” has followed her from high school. It’s hard to imagine her riding a Harley or packing a baby blue .357 Magnum. She does both.
When a local businessman is murdered on the eve of his company’s IPO, Gina is invited to consult on the case. Coming from Detective Chief Ramon Mirande, that invitation remarkable enough. But then a celebrity author whose plots are ”ripped from the headlines” turns up to shadow the investigation. Mirande can’t tell her to take a hike—she’s a friend of the DA—but he can assign Gina to babysit her. What happens then turns their investigation on its head.
“A tough, sassy, and relatable investigator, Gina drives a Harley, packs a baby blue Magnum, and is trained in the martial arts. Her rich backstory and family life adds unusual depth to a fun story. Readers will want to see a lot more of Gina.” — Publishers Weekly
“Gina is a unique series lead, but she sweeps across the pages like an adrenalin-fueled soul sister of Janet Evanovich’s flamboyant characters, presented in an equally biting and outrageous narrative that turns on a dime. A promising start to an exciting new series with plenty of crossover YA appeal.” — Booklist
Marian Halcombe #1
The Thrilling Victorian Adventures of the Most Dangerous Woman in Europe
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, she goes on a life of love and adventure in pure Victorian style.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MARIAN HALCOMBE
Just last night finished reading Marian Halcombe: The Thrilling Victorian Adventures of the Most Dangerous Woman in Europe, by Brenda W. Clough, and I had such a good time! The steadfast alliance between Marian, the dangerous woman of the title, and her more decorous sister, Laura, is a delight, as is the growing consternation of the men – hero and villain alike – as they come to realize just exactly what – who! – it is they’re dealing with. The book’s voice is pitch perfect, which adds to the fun. I’m in for the next one.
– Sharon Lee, co-author of the Liaden Universe® novels
It’s a sequel to The Woman In White – but it’s so much more than that. This is a bodice-ripping yarn, a Victorian melodrama with a modern sensibility, a delightful romp, a thriller and a romance and a comedy of manners all at once. I adored it.
– Chaz Brenchley, author of Three Twins at the Crater School
Brenda Clough’s invincible and endearing Marian Halcombe Camlet easily enters the company of Jane Marple, Miss Maud Silver, Pamela North, and Prudence Ford as a British female sleuth in the mid-1800s. The Marian novels are an absolute joy to read.
– Paul S. Piper, author of The Wolves of Mirr
A ripping yarn! Thrilling, lushly Victorian, with a dashing heroine who is not even handsome, yet she bags a delightful husband – not without considerable heroic effort and derring-do – and upholds the finest traditions of pure womanhood! (Well… kinda pure.)
– Jennifer Stevenson, author of Local Magics
Brenda W. Clough writes novels. These include How Like A God from Tor Books, and the Edge to Center time travel trilogy from BVC. Also look for Revise the World, expanded from her Hugo and Nebula finalist novella, and Speak to Our Desires.