Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry Anthology Giveaway

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

A great new anthology The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry comes out next week, featuring four stories from BCS and nine other great stories by BCS authors, and we’re giving away a copy.

This anthology includes BCS stories by Richard Parks, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Alex Dally MacFarlane, and Saladin Ahmed, as well as other stories by BCS authors K.J. Parker, Yoon Ha Lee, Chris Willrich, Tony Pi, Matthew David Surridge, Genevieve Valentine, and many more.

It has twenty-five stories overall; plus an introduction written by me, BCS Editor-in-Chief Scott H. Andrews, in which I pontificate on classic fantasy takes on warriors and wizards and how, in the hands of skilled authors like all those above, those classic takes have evolved and broadened to include varied peoples and lands and to offer an examination of what it means to be who these characters are.

To enter, comment on this post and tell us your favorite warrior or wizard character from BCS. Any warrior or wizard, from any BCS story. For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post. But hurry; the giveaway ends Wed. Nov. 5! This giveaway has ended.

To get you started, here are a few BCS stories featuring warriors and/or wizards, beginning with the four that are in this anthology:

Fox Bones. Many Uses.” by Alex Dally MacFarlane (BCS #95)

Where Virtue Lives” by Saladin Ahmed (BCS #15)

Golden Daughter, Stone Wife” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (BCS #144, podcast BCS 124)

Lady of the Ghost Willow” by Richard Parks (BCS #53)


How the Wicker Knight Would Not Move” by Chris Willrich (BCS #99, podcast BCS 077)

From the Spices of Sanandira” by Bradley P. Beaulieu (BCS #70)

Memories in Bronze, Feathers, and Blood” by Aliette de Bodard (BCS #45, podcast BCS 041)

No Sweeter Art” by Tony Pi (BCS #155, podcast BCS 133)

The Three Feats of Agani” by Christie Yant (BCS #100, podcast BCS 086)

 Good luck!

Full rules for The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must mention a warrior or a wizard character from a story that appeared in BCS. Comments that do not mention a warrior or a wizard character from a story that appeared in BCS will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Nov. 5, 2014. 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 copy of The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry 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 or anyone else. 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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  1. Amy Harlib says:

    My favorite fantasy sub-genre!

    Richard Parks’ stories are stand outs! I have all his books so far, Yamada no Goji is such a great character and I adore the feudal Japanese back drop.

    I’m also crazy about Saladin Ahmed’s Arabian Nights flavored stories too, Adoulla being another colorful and distinctive character in a vivid believable, refreshingly different milieu.

    As a student of Asian civilizations, the works of these two writers push my buttons and delight me so!

    Would be thrilled to win a copy of ‘The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry’. Fantastic line up of authors, Chris Willrich is another favorite.

    Thanks so much!

    Amy in NYC – life long lover of all things SF & F.

  2. S Simpson says:

    My favorite thus far is Erhensa from Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s “Golden Daughter, Stone Wife,” although the narrator from K. J. Parker’s “Heaven Thunders the Truth” is a close second.

  3. G L Meisner says:

    I am so glad “Fox Bones, Many Uses” made it in. It is such a great story. Za is one of my favorite one shot characters. The others are great stories but I really like Za the best so far.

  4. David F says:

    Richard Park’s Yamada no Goji the Demon Hunter is hands down my favorite

  5. Dave Versace says:

    I loved Ao the candyman(-cer) from ‘No Sweeter Art’. He rather appealed to my sweet tooth. And fighting bow assassins with toffee rats is pretty bad-arse.

    • Scott H. Andrews says:

      Great choice! The Tony Pi story in this Mammoth Book anthology is actually a prequel to “No Sweeter Art,” featuring the same candyman(cer) protagonist!

  6. Ian Matties says:

    My favourite warrior is Yamada Monogatari, I love those stories!

  7. Seema says:

    I enjoyed Brad Beaulieu’s two part story that is a part of his next fantasy series the most. But the character which struck with me was Richard Parks’ Yamada no Goji.

  8. Omi says:

    Really can’t choose between Erhensa from Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s “Golden Daughter, Stone Wife,” and Baru Fisher from Seth Dickinson’s “The Traitor Baru Cormorant her Field Feneral and Their Wounds”!

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