With BCS Podcast #125, a Saladin Ahmed Audio Book Giveaway!

Posted in: BCS Podcasts, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In celebration of the 125th episode of the BCS Audio Fiction PodcastBCS 125: At the Edge of the Sea by Raphael Ordoñez, we’re giving away a copy of the audiobook of BCS author Saladin Ahmed‘s novel Throne of the Crescent Moon.

Throne of the Crescent Moon was a finalist for the Hugo Award last year.  It’s a vivid and exiting fantasy novel featuring Saladin’s characters Doctor Adoulla and Raseed, who made their debut in his story “Where Virtue Lives” in BCS #15, five years ago this month.

To enter this giveaway, comment on this post (here’s a link to the comment box) and say what your favorite episode of the BCS Audio Fiction Podcast-is, and why. That will enter you in a random drawing for the audiobook. This giveaway ends Wed. Apr. 23.This giveaway has ended. For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post.

To get you started, here are links to the BCS Podcast episodes from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008. And here are just a few well-regarded episodes:

BCS 123: Sekhmet Hunts the Dying Gnosis: A Computation by Seth Dickinson

BCS 121: The Breath of War by Aliette de Bodard

BCS 106: The Penitent by M. Bennardo

BCS 100: Boat in Shadows, Crossing” by Tori Truslow (a finalist for the Parsec Award)


BCS 098: Sate My Thirst with Ink and Blood, by Adam Callaway

BCS 090: Worth of Crows, by Seth Dickinson

BCS 086: The Three Feats of Agani, by Christie Yant

BCS 071: To the Gods of Time and Engines, a Gift, by Dean Wells


BCS 055: The Ghost of Shinoda Forest, by Richard Parks

BCS 041: Memories in Bronze, Feathers, and Blood, by Aliette de Bodard

BCS 039: Mister Hadj’s Sunset Ride, by Saladin Ahmed

BCS 001: Architectural Constants, by Yoon Ha Lee

Good luck!

Full rules for the Saladin Ahmed Throne of the Crescent Moon audiobook giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this Throne of the Crescent Moon audiobook giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must mention an episode of the BCS Audio Fiction Podcast. Comments that do not mention an episode of the BCS podcast will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Apr. 23. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you leave more than one eligible comment).

You must use a valid email address when you submit your comment (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The audiobook of Throne of the Crescent Moon will be mailed to the winner.

BCS is not responsible for comments that get lost or caught in our spam filtering or don’t show up in our system, or email addresses that get garbled or otherwise rendered unusable for contacting an entrant.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter. Participants are providing information to BCS and Firkin Press and not to Facebook or Twitter or anyone else.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in this post or via our Contact page. Good luck!

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13 Comments on “With BCS Podcast #125, a Saladin Ahmed Audio Book Giveaway!”

13 Responses to “With BCS Podcast #125, a Saladin Ahmed Audio Book Giveaway!”

  1. Carrie says:

    My favorite of the list is BCS 100: Boat in Shadows, Crossing” by Tori Truslow. I loved the twist on Cyrano de Bergerac and the way that the world unfolding with each of Boo’s adventures.

    • Scott H. Andrews says:

      I love that one too. StarShipSofa podcast fanzine just re-podcasted our podcast of “Boat,” as part of their series of podcasts of all the stories that are finalists for the British SF Association Awards this year.

  2. Jon says:

    BCS 1 Architectrual Constants by Yoon Ha Lee. The image of the Librarian chasing the rouge graffiti has stayed with me across the years.

    • Scott H. Andrews says:

      A classic! I still remember the image of the Spider with her eyes in her fingertips!

  3. Omi says:

    I think my ultimate favourite of all the stories I’ve listened to on BCS is The Pirate Captain’s Daughter by Yoon Ha Lee (BCS025)but I also really love The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson (BCS073) and it was what first brought me here to this marvelous world of fantasy piped direct to my brain while my body gets on with all the mundane tasks of caregiving, housework, and farming.

  4. Diana says:

    My favourite BCS podcast is BCS 013: Driftwood, by Marie Brennan. I love all the stories in the Driftwood series, both for the setting – a mixture of fragments of worlds that Marie Brennan brings to life beautifully – and for the main character, Last, whom I find one of the most charming characters I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading about. In a way, the nature of the Driftwood world is the same as the nature of Beneath Ceaseless Skies itself: a place where various different magical wolrds co-exist and open themselves up to the reader’s exploration.

    Driftwood, the story, from podcast 013, is my favourite because it’s the story that introduced me to the world of Driftwood, and it still holds for me the same magical thrill of exploring that world for the first time and making Last’s acquaintance.

    • Scott H. Andrews says:

      A great choice, and a classic. Have you heard the other Driftwood stories that we have published & podcasted? “Remembering Light” and “Ascent of Unreason;” both very cool.

  5. Brenda says:

    I just started listening to the BCS podcasts last year and one that really stuck with me was Alex Dally MacFarlane’s “Singing Like a Hundred Dug-up Bones.” It hits me in all the sweet spots of my history loving heart and I can see everything so clearly. It’s such a beautiful balance between character and location and prose that I find myself going back to it often.

  6. Matthew says:

    I most enjoyed Sate My Thirst with Ink and Sand.
    The story has so many interesting world building details and those details are wrapped in so much great imagry. I get swept into the mystery when I listen.

  7. Rich says:

    Another thumbs up for the Pirate Captain’s Daughter!

  8. Donald says:

    I’d have to say Ep 39. Can’t get enough Saladin Ahmed!

  9. Scott H. Andrews says:

    Thank you, all, for the great entries! We will conduct the drawing and contact the winner.

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