Seven Seasons of Buffy

Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Discuss Their Favorite Television Show
Edited by Glenn Yeffeth

Science fiction and fantasy authors, typically immune to the appeal of television science fiction, cannot resist the charms of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Seven Seasons of Buffy is a collection of fun, irreverent and surprising essays on Buffy by some of science fiction and fantasy’s most important authors, including David Brin, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Charlaine Harris, Scott Westerfeld, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Jennifer Crusie.

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During the week of Valentine’s Day–February 11—15–our daily essays will be all about sex and love. When you’re a romantic at heart or a jaded curmudgeon or something in between, we’ve got an essay to match your mood. Scroll down to see what’s in store.

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Indecision and the Fan Girl: A Guest Post
Posted August 2nd

Guest Post by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

 

Inspired by a similar post the Smart Pop team posted a couple months ago, we’ve asked some of our contributors’ to provide guest posts with their favorite Smart Pop essays selected. First up is the talented Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s picks.

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When the kind folks at BenBella asked me to write a blog about my three favorite essays in the Smart Pop series, I said yes. Sounds easy, right? Three favorite. Sure, no problem.

Until I actually sat down to write the blog. Then...

Best of Smart Pop essays: Editors picks
Posted May 3rd | 5 Comments »

Since this site gives us the opportunity to highlight not just our books, but the individual essays our authors have written for us (and, okay, since it also gives you the opportunity to buy those individual essays), we wanted to figure out more ways to showcase them. Thus: Editors Picks. Periodically we–and/or some of our past guest editors or book contributors–will select 3 essays we particularly love from our Smart Pop titles and offer a little commentary on why we think you’ll love them, too.

From Leah:

My three picks today have...

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