Recent offerings from Book View Cafe
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But I’m surfacing long enough to post something I’ve had sitting around for weeks, which is the list of recent offerings from BVC. Before I get into the full list, I want to call out this one particularly:
Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars, edited by Nisi Shawl
Eleven original stories by recipients of the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship (2007 through 2012), plus a reprint of “Speech Sounds” by the scholarship’s namesake, Octavia E. Butler. This anthology also includes a brief memoir of Butler by her Clarion classmate Vonda N. McIntyre and an introduction by Nalo Hopkinson.
Every year, the Carl Brandon Society, whose goal is to increase diversity in the field of science fiction, presents scholarships to two students of color accepted to the prestigious Clarion and Clarion West writers’ workshops. The scholarships, named in honor of the brilliant African-American writer Octavia Butler, pay workshop tuition and housing fees for the recipients. Since 2007, they have made it possible for eleven students to attend the workshops.
Give a little, get a free ebook.
If you contribute a mere $8.01 to the scholarship fund, you can download Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars, an ebook anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories by these students — the voices of the new generation of writers of color in speculative fiction.
This special ebook is available only until June 22, 2013, Octavia’s birthday. She would have been sixty-six this year.
Octavia taught at Clarion and Clarion West, and provided enormous support there — and elsewhere — to other writers of color. Through these scholarships, she continues to do so.
Help continue Octavia’s work.
The Meri, by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
The Mer Cycle begins…
In the twenty-fifth year of the reign of Cyne Colfre, a fifteen year-old girl named Mereddyd-a-Lagan sought to wield powers reserved, until now, for men. Would she attain the station of Osraed … or die a heretic like the one who went before her?
Midwinter, a time of darkness, a time to release past sorrows…
Lord Paethor, young and haunted, accepts a mission from his king: to retrieve the enchanted sword Farslayer – or die in the attempt.
“Glad Yule,” a fantasy novella, first appeared in the anthology An Armory of Swords, edited by Fred Saberhagen and set in his Swords of Power universe.
The Pure Cold Light, by Gregory Frost
What terrible knowledge did he possess that had to be destroyed?
The Fantasy…The Memory…The Box: A catatonic spacer has experienced it. He can reveal nothing.
The Fire…The Pain…The Dead: The mega-corporations nurture it–to maximize profits and enslave a planet. They will reveal nothing.
The Scent…The Visions…The Secret: Guerrilla activist and rebel journalist Thomasina Lyell has discovered it–and the conspiracy threatening the basis of human civilization. She must experience it herself, its destructive, mind-shattering power. She must reveal everything!
The Future Before Her Eyes. The Story of a Lifetime, a World gone Mad. Her Doom…and the Death of Humankind.
Space Magic, by David D. Levine
This Endeavour Award-winning collection pulls together 15 critically acclaimed science fiction and fantasy stories that take readers from a technicolor cartoon realm to an ancient China that never was, and from an America gone wrong to the very ends of the universe. Including the Hugo Award-winning “Tk’Tk’Tk,” the Writers of the Future Award winner “Rewind,” “Nucleon,” “The Tale of the Golden Eagle,” and many other highly-praised stories, Space Magic shows David D. Levine’s talents not only as a gifted writer but as a powerful storyteller whose work explores the farthest reaches of space as well as the depths of the human heart.
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