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Publisher's Summary

Book View Cafe celebrates its fifth anniversary with an anthology of our favorite stories. From the fantasy and science fiction of our roots to steampunk, romance, historical and mainstream; from humor to life's hardest challenges, across the spectrum from light to dark.

Stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda N. McIntyre, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and many more. Table of Contents: "Shapeshifter Finals", by Jeffrey A. Carver; "Feef's House", by Doranna Durgin; "Ukaliq and the Great Hunt", by David D. Levine Parsley; "Space, Rosemary, and Time", by Katharine Kerr; "Monsoon Day", by Mary Anne Mohanraj; "The Fiddler's Price", by Sarah Zettel; "Solstice" by Jennifer Stevenson; "Cuckoo" by Madeleine E. Robins; "Nine White Horses", by Judith Tarr; "Handing on the Goggles", by Brenda W. Clough; "Litany of Hope" by Irene Radford; "By the Sea" by Shannon Page; "Climbing to the Moon", by Ursula K. Le Guin; "The Cornfield" by P.G. Nagle; "Ducks" by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel; "Short-Timer" by Dave Smeds; "Terminal" by Chaz Brenchley; "Suraki" by Dave Trowbridge; "The Honor of the Ferrocarril" by Sylvia Kelso; "Transfusion" by Deborah J. Ross; "Survival Skills" by Nancy Jane Moore; "Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand" by Vonda N. McIntyre; "The Deaths of Christopher Marlowe" by Marie Brennan; "Lady Invisible" by Patricia Rice; "Mom and Dad at the Home Front" by Sherwood Smith; "Perfect Stranger" by Amy Sterling Casil; "The Alzheimer's Book Club" by Jill Zeller; "Betrayal" by Mindy Klasky; "Art & Science" by Sue Lange; and "Genuine Old Master" by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

Read by Aaron Abano, Tess Van Horn, Paula Hoffman, Christopher Price, J. Paul Guimont, Corey Gagne, Eric Pollins, Kymberly Dakin, Marguerite Vine, Christine Marshall.

©2013 Book View Café Publishing Cooperative (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Cami
  • 2017-03-17

wonderful

A wonderful collection short stories I have listentened to many times. I recommend the collection, and every time I listen, I notice something new.

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  • Waltswife
  • 2020-11-19

Terrible language in all but two! Finally stopped!

Soooo unfortunate! These could have been good stories. I skipped through all of them but two! There was so much bad language! I finally stopped at the 8th story when the F word was used. If any of the other stories were any good I couldn’t tell you. It’s sad that the English language is so degraded!

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  • Karina
  • 2021-05-01

Mixed bag with some true gems

Across the spectrum is a nice title as the stories vary in SF/F levels. Some absolute gems such as grass, mist & sand and the one about an old Sri Lankan lady cooking. I didn’t care much for the intro’s and some American accents are hard to listen to for me. All in all, a pleasant free surprise from Audible. Oh and they kept the best die last.

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  • tiago
  • 2021-11-07

Disorganized anthology

Why does someone publish a multi author anthology and failed to idrntify the chapters?

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  • Christopher K.
  • 2021-10-21

Good stuff

This was a brilliant conception. I really enjoyed the authors view before the story. Each story was good to great. The one that struck me the hardest was

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  • Charles McNeice
  • 2021-09-15

These stories aren’t even good let alone great.

I listened to the first two stories, neither of which were even remotely good. I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone, it’s probably the worst anthology book I’ve ever purchased.

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  • Darleene S
  • 2021-09-10

Wide variety of stories

Almost all these stories were very good to excellent. I thought the collection was well diversified. There were a couple stories that were narrated in such a flat voice I wondered if it was intentional. Still not sure. I didn’t find that to complement the otherwise well selected collection.