Bimbo on the Cover
By Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
Cover Illustration by Beckett Gladney
"There’s a bimbo on the cover of the book. She is blonde and she is sexy; She is nowhere in the text. She is a bimbo on the cover of the book."
A bimbo can happen to anyone, even to an Analog-favorite writer like Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff. And when it does, there’s nothing to do but to write a song about it–which is just one of the Things you’ll find in these pages.
Along with Things, you’ll see what might happen when we finally make First Contact. You’ll read the advice an alien would give to the lovelorn. You’ll find that houses can be haunted by things that are far nastier than ghosts; that wishes can be granted in unexpected ways.
But not all stories can have happy endings. Some of them will disturb you or remind you that there are things worse than death.
Every story will have you turning the page to find out what happens next. From funny to serious, from dark fantasy to straight-up science fiction, and even into mystery, Maya is a master storyteller and we are delighted to present this collection of her work.
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
Maya’s addicted to speculative fiction. For this, she blames her dad and Ray Bradbury. She’s authored a dozen novels of speculative fiction, and short fiction that’s appeared in Analog, Amazing Stories, Interzone, and others. She has been a finalist for the Campbell, Nebula, Sidewise, and British SF awards. Her most recent novel is Devil’s Daughter: Lucinda’s Pawnshop, Book 1–co-authored with Hope Schenk-de Michele and Paul Marquez.
Maya is half of the musical duo Maya & Jeff (that’s Chef Jeff Vader, All-Powerful God of Biscuits). You can read/listen to Maya’s work at: www.bookviewcafe.com or www.mayabohnhoff.com and buy her books at Book View Café, and major online bookstores and purchase Jeff & Maya’s music at CD Baby, Band Camp, and iTunes.
Beckett Gladney has worked as an artist, illustrator, and photographer in a wide variety of industries for over 25 years. She enjoys trying new creative things and is always exploring new mediums for expression and seeking new ways to find her creative voice.