BCS #125 and #126 were reviewed last week by Locus online reviewer Lois Tilton, including one story getting her rare “Recommended” rating.
Of “Else This, Nothing Ever Grows” by Sylvia Lindsteadt, she said “We recognize the story elements, but the characters are distinct, as are their narrative voices, each expressing their own points of view. And the story itself takes its own way, suitable for the new country, and not the way readers are likely to expect.”
“Two Captains” by Gemma Files she called “A dark revenge fantasy with strong characters whose voices are vividly distinctive. RECOMMENDED.“