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Book View Cafe Welcomes David D. Levine

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

David D. Levine's SPACE MAGICA new short story collection, Space Magic, has just been released in ebook form by Book View Café, with 15 critically acclaimed science fiction and fantasy stories by author David D. Levine.

From Book View Café:

David’s short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, F&SF, Analog, Realms of Fantasy, and numerous other magazines, websites, and anthologies, including four Year’s Best volumes (two SF, two Fantasy). He’s won a Hugo (Best Short Story, for “Tk’Tk’Tk“) and has received many other awards and nominations.

David likes to think of himself as a writer who takes the classic ideas of Golden Age SF and gives them a fresh, up-to-date presentation… the SF equivalent of a New Beetle or Mini Cooper. He co-edits the fanzine Bento with his wife, Kate Yule, and their website is at

Read a sample story, “Wind From A Dying Star,” here.

If you’re a fan of short fiction, Space Magic might be just what you’re looking for.

New At Book View Café

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The ebook version of Hepen the Watcher is now available at Book View Café, so if you’ve been waiting to get a copy, now’s your chance! It’s available in both epub and mobi formats.

Special note for those of you outside the “Amazon countries”: there is no download fee if you buy from BVC. You pay a straight $4.99 USD like everyone else.

And to everyone, if you want to wade in cautiously, BVC also offers free sample chapters in epub and mobi formats.

Today though is not just about my book. It’s mostly dedicated to BVC’s newest member, Lois Gresh, the New York Times Best-Selling Author of 27 books and 45 short stories. Her books have been published in approximately 20 languages. Lois has received the Bram Stoker Award, Nebula Award, Theodore Sturgeon Award, and International Horror Guild Award nominations for her work. She debuts at BVC with her collection Eldritch Evolutions, her first short story collection.

And that’s not all! Also debuting today at BVC is a fantasy novel, Swords Over Fireshore by Pati Nagle. Pati’s stories have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Cricket, and others. She was a Writers of the Future and Theodore Sturgeon Award finalist. Her novels include the Blood of the Kindred series (The Betrayal, Heart of the Exiled), and urban fantasy Immortal.

Please stop by and visit us at Book View Café.

Goddesses & Other Stories Now At Book View Café

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The title of this post pretty much says it: my short fiction collection is now at Book View Café. There’s also a sample story up, “Spectral Expectations,” which is the first piece of fiction I ever sold.

Both EPUB and MOBI versions are available at a cost of $3.95.

Included stories:
Spectral Expectations (Analog 1987)
Career Decision (Analog 1988)
In the Tide (Analog 1989)
Small Victories (Analog 1993)
Liberator (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1993)
Old Mother (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1995)
The Bird Catcher’s Children (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1997)
Hooks, Nets, and Time (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1997)
The Flood (More Amazing Stories 1998)
Goddesses ( 2000)

Book View Café–New Release

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Lord of the Two LandsLord of the Two Lands (fantasy)
by Judith Tarr
December 6, 2011 $4.99
ISBN: 978 1 61138 134 4
LCCN: 93-24635
Copyright: 1993, 2011

Description: In 336 B.C., Egypt lies under the yoke of Persia. But from the north a spirit of fire moves across the world. His name is Alexander, and he is the destined conqueror of the Persian Empire–and the king foretold of Egypt. Meriamon, daughter of the last Pharaoh, journeys out of Egypt to find him and bring him home. From the battlefield of Issus to the siege of Tyre, from the founding of Alexandria to the divine revelations of Siwah, Meriamon both leads and follows her divine charge, who becomes her friend and her chosen king.

Find it at Book View Café.

Judith Tarr is the author of numerous novels and short stories, including ALAMUT and THE DAGGER AND THE CROSS from Book View Cafe. LORD OF THE TWO LANDS was nominated for the World Fantasy Award.

Book View Café–New Release

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Science Fiction Satire

Tritcheon Hash by Sue Lange
Copyright © 2011

Tritcheon Hash is a test pilot in the year 3011. She’s got it all: brains, guts, and a fast jet. But can she survive a mission to planet Earth?

“Against a vivid sci-fi backdrop, Lange brings a light touch to heavy material, with a fast-paced, funny story to boot.” – Kirkus

“Funny, perceptive and hard-hitting by turns – welcome to a new and witty voice in sf satire.” -John Grant, co-editor, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy

BVC is giving away 5 free copies of the book. Send an email to for a chance to win the book.

Now at Book View Café
Limit of Vision

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

My novel Limit of Vision is now available at Book View Café. Book View Café is a professional authors cooperative offering DRM free ebooks in multiple formats to readers around the world. You’ll find Limit of Vision available in both epub and mobi formats.

Here’s the book description:
“LOVs” are a tiny artificial lifeform containing bioengineered human neurons. Three young scientists illegally use implanted LOVs to enhance their cognitive abilities–but when the experiment goes wrong, the consequences are bizarre and unforeseeable. A space station module containing the last remnants of the LOVs crashes to Earth in the Mekong Delta, and the sole surviving scientist, Virgil Copeland, finds himself in a race to recover them–and avoid arrest. He meets Ela Suvanatat, an independent journalist infected by LOVs when she arrived first at the crash site. Together, they will ride the whirlwind of a runaway biotechnology leading to the next phase of human evolution.

Grab a sample and check it out!

Book View Café–New Release

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Over at the Book View Café blog, Sherwood Smith has some interesting–and unsettling–thoughts on young adult and middle grade science fiction, starting with the question “Where is it?” The post provides a great summary of where we are, and the comments have some very interesting points to offer.
Cover for BARBARY by Vonda McIntyre
The main subject of the post though, is the release of Vonda McIntyre’s middle grade science fiction novel Barbary. Here’s how Sherwood describes it:

This book is solid science fiction, but it does not follow the old formula at all. At the center is 12-year-old orphan Barbary, who has been kicked around foster homes for a while. Now she’s got a ticket to a space station, to be adopted by her mother’s best friend—and this family has a daughter Barbary’s age, Heather.

But Barbary can’t get on the shuttle—she keeps getting kicked off by V.I.P’s for no reason that anyone will explain. Something weird is going on in space, but Barbary doesn’t care about that because she has a secret that she is terrified will be revealed—she has to get on that shuttle. So she tries to scam her way on board, and so the story begins.

If you’ve got a middle grade reader, check out Vonda’s Barbary at Book View Café.

Book View Café–New Release

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Just out from Book View Café: the first digital edition of Judith Tarr’s classic historical fantasy, THE DAGGER AND THE CROSS: A Novel of the Crusades.

In this magical tale of love in a time of war, immortal Prince Aidan, whose tale was last told in ALAMUT, has finally won his beloved Assassin. But the world and the Church are determined to tear them apart. Bound by oaths and honor and sundered by their opposing faiths, they find themselves on opposite sides of a bitter war.

Available DRM-free in epub, mobi, and pdf formats.

Just $4.99 at Book View Café.

Read a free sample.

Book View Café–New Release

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

I’ve never tried writing flash fiction. Until very recently I didn’t even know what it was, but now that I do, I find the concept fascinating.

A full story concept needs a beginning, middle, and end, along with a story problem and character change. Every time I sit down to develop a story, I feel challenged to come up with all these elements, even at novel length. So I’m fascinated by the ability to accomplish all of this in an ultra short story.

This week, Book View Café releases a collection of flash fiction, Flashes of Illumination by our own Nancy Jane Moore. Here’s the background:

Nancy Jane Moore wrote her first flash fiction many years ago when every one in her writing group decided to enter a contest for one-page stories. None of them won, but she got hooked and has been writing short-shorts ever since. Her first project for Book View Café was posting a free flash fiction every week for a year. Some were reprints, others older stories that needed one more revision, but quite a few were written in the week they went up. This 52-story collection includes most of those stories and a few new ones as well.

Nancy Jane Moore’s other books include the collection Conscientious Inconsistencies and the novella Changeling. Her short fiction has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including the two volumes of The Shadow Conspiracy. She is a founding member of Book View Café and lives in Austin.

Book View Café–New Release

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The Adventure of the Field Theorems
A Sherlock Holmes Scientific Romance
by Vonda N. McIntyre

Science Fiction/Novella
July 26, 2011
ISBN: 978 1 61138 086 6

In which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle hires Mr Sherlock Holmes to investigate crop circles, and Dr Watson demonstrates to Holmes that astronomy does have a useful function in Holmes’ universe.