Madeleine Robins November 19th, 2008
I’m formulating my thoughts on this whole politics/class/fantasy thing–an issue which fascinates me as a writer and a human. But (as with many fascinating topics) every time I write something I realize I need to think a little more. So pardon me while I think, and I’ll be back to the topic in a day or so.
Meanwhile, I want to let you know about a new venture started by a group of women writing in SF, fantasy, horror, mystery, and romance: the Book View Café. Writers such as Ursula LeGuin, Vonda McIntyre, Irene Radford, Katherine Elisska Kimbriel, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Sarah Zettel, and, well, <i>me</i>, are putting up screenplays, stories, poetry and even whole novels. Right now it’s all read for free, while we’re in the shakeout period. Thereafter some of it will be free, some will be free if read online, some available for download for a nominal fee.
The idea is to make a place where we can get our work before readers in a new way–stories that are out of print, experimental, or otherwise unavailable. There’s also a blog with posts by the site’s various authors–updated daily, and as diverse as we are.
Looking for something good to read? Want to check out a writer you haven’t tried before? Check out the Book View Cafe.