Amy Sterling writes in to tell us about a new website called Book View Cafe that brags a stellar roster of bloggers: Maya Kaathryn Bahnhoff, Brenda Clough, Katie Daniel, Laura Anne Gilman, Christie Golden, Anne Harris, Sylvia Kelso, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Sue Lange, Ursula K. Le Guin, Rebecca Lickiss, Vonda N. McIntyre, Nancy Jane Moore, Pati Nagle, Darcy Pattison, Irene Radford, Madeleine Robins, Amy Sterling, Jennifer Stevenson, Susan Wright, and the blog’s driving force, Sarah Zettel. You can access each author’s content from the menu.
What will it contain? From the FAQ:
Book View Cafe represents a new approach to publishing made possible by the Internet. While most of the fiction on the site is free, authors will also be offering expanded work, additional content, print versions, or subscriptions for a fee. Our authors are all seasoned professionals with publishing credits in the print world. The Internet is giving them an opportunity to make their out-of-print, experimental, or otherwise unavailable work to you. We love feedback on how we are doing.
Every day, new content available no where else will be served up on Book View Cafe. This content will be in the form of short stories, flash fiction, poetry, episodes of serialized novels, and maybe even a podcast now and then. The content will be archived and available after the posting date by visiting the author’s bookshelf.
There’s also a corresponding blog.
They’ve just gone live, so bear with them and whet your appetite on this freebie story: “The Natural History & Extinction of the People of the Sea” by Vonda N. McIntyre featuring illustrations by Ursula K. Le Guin.
[Note: Book View Cafe has been added to the list of sf/f authors who blog.]