BCS 073: The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Her Field-General, and Their Wounds

Issue #86

Editor’s Note, Nov. 2014:  Beware! If you want to avoid spoilers for The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Seth’s Fall 2015 debut novel, don’t listen to this story yet; it spoils everything!

She leaves the concubine boy sprawled against the parapet and turns to the estuary, so that he falls on her right and vanishes from awareness. She knows he is still there, of course; she is not touched. But she cannot make herself know it, cannot make herself grasp that he still exists. Her mind insists that he has been snatched away, drawn off-stage.


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Seth Dickinson is a graduate of the University of Chicago, a lapsed PhD candidate at NYU, and an instructor at the Alpha Workshop for Young Writers. His work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and previously in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, among others, as well as winning the 2011 Dell Award. His novel The Traitor Baru Cormorant is forthcoming from Tor Books in September 2015. He can be found at sethdickinson.com.

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