Caselberg and Brenchley Join Book View Cafe

On Wednesday, March 24th, Book View Café welcomed Jay Caselberg as its newest member. Caselberg is an Australian author currently based in Germany.

When not writing, he can be found in various countries around the world for his dayjob.  His four volume future noir series appeared from Roc Books, but he also has many short fiction appearances in venues such as Interzone, Aurealis, The Third Alternative, Polyphony, Electric Velocipede and many others.  He is more inclined to depict himself as a short fiction writer who just happens to write novels.

 For his debut, Caselberg is offering chapter one from his novel Binary. Watch for subsequent chapters from Caselberg on Wednesdays at

Visit Caselberg’s bookshelf at at

where you can also find his short story “The Cabinet,” and his novelette “Iridescence.”

On Thursday, March 11, Book View Café welcomed Chaz Brenchley as its newest member. Brenchley is the author of nine thrillers, most recently Shelter, and two major fantasy series: The Books of Outremer, based on the world of the Crusades, and Selling Water by the River, set in an alternate Ottoman Istanbul. As Daniel Fox, he has published Dragon in Chains and now Jade Man’s Skin, the first volumes of a Chinese-influenced fantasy series. A winner of the British Fantasy Award, he has also published three books for children and more than 500 short stories in various genres. His time as Crimewriter-in-Residence at the St Peter’s Riverside Sculpture Project in Sunderland resulted in the collection Blood Waters. His first play, A Cold Coming, was performed and then toured in 2007. He is a prizewinning ex-poet, and has been writer in residence at the University of Northumbria, as well as tutoring their MA in Creative Writing. He was Northern Writer of the Year 2000, and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne with two squabbling cats and a famous teddy bear.

For his debut, Brenchley is offering chapter one of his ’90s novel, DEAD OF LIGHT. Subsequent chapters of the novel will be posted every Thursday at

Visit Brenchley’s bookshelf at

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