When Emily McIntyre isn’t devising magic systems and mouthing lines of dialogue to her computer screen, she’s probably assaulting a body bag in a Portland gym. A lifetime fantasy obsessive and martial artist, Emily has work published in Metaphorosis, Aquifer: The Florida Review, and other publications under the byline Talisen Fray. Read more at www.talisenfray.com.
Featuring new cover art: "Temple Ravine" by Victoriya Shamykina.
Issue #279 — Jun. 6, 2019
Erin Cashier is a registered nurse in the Bay Area. She’s been published by Shimmer, Abyss & Apex, Writers of the Future, Escape Pod, Podcastle, Neil Clarke’s Upgraded anthology, and numerous times in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, including “The Alchemist’s Feather” in BCS #25 and the Best of BCS, Year One anthology.
- “Swallowing Silver” — Issue #172 - Special Weird Western Issue, April 30, 2015
- “Eighth Eye” — Issue #49, August 12, 2010
- “The Alchemist's Feather” — Issue #25, September 10, 2009
- “Hangman” — Issue #10, February 12, 2009
"A strikingly original fantasy idea, a harrowing tale of the futility of war. Recommended" —Lois Tilton, Locus online
- BCS 149: Swallowing Silver — Issue #172 - Special Weird Western Issue, April 30, 2015
- BCS 043: Eighth Eye — Issue #50, August 26, 2010
- BCS 023: The Alchemist's Feather — Issue #26, September 24, 2009
- BCS 010: Hangman — Issue #13, March 26, 2009
Erin Hoffman is the author of Sword of Fire and Sea, the first book of the Chaos Knight trilogy, which debuted from Pyr Books in June 2011 and is set in the same world as "Stormchaser, Stormshaper" in BCS #14. She is a professional video game designer whose credits include Dragonrealms, Shadowbane: The Lost Kingdom, Kung Fu Panda World, and FrontierVille. She also serves on the International Game Developers Association’s board of directors, writes for the award-winning online magazine The Escapist, and has had fiction and poetry in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Electric Velocipede, Clockwork Phoenix, and more. She is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and lives with her husband, two parrots, and two dogs in northern California.
By day, Evan Dicken studies old Japanese maps and crunches data for all manner of fascinating medical experiments at the Ohio State University. By night, he does neither of these things. His fiction has most recently appeared in Unlikely Story, Starship Sofa, and Flash Fiction Online, and he has stories forthcoming from publishers such as Apex and Daily Science Fiction. Please feel free to visit him at evandicken.com.
After twenty years of wandering desolate as a writer, Ferrett Steinmetz attended Clarion in 2008 and was rejuvenated. In the two years since then, he’s sold stories to Asimov’s (twice!), GUD, Shimmer, and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, among others, and otherwise has a marvelous collection of extremely kind rejection letters. He lives in Cleveland with his wife, a well-worn copy of Rock Band, and a friendly ghost. Visit him online at theferrett.livejournal.com.
- “My Father’s Wounds” — Issue #75, August 11, 2011
- “As Below, So Above” — Issue #56, November 18, 2010
Fox McGeever is an Irish writer currently living at the edge of a dark and endless forest in Sweden. When he’s not out sifting through the shadows of this forest for inspiration, he’s hard at work creating his alternative world The Parawerthan. In addition to Beneath Ceaseless Skies, his work has appeared in Withersin and Necrotic Tissue. "Lession’s Tower" is set in The Parawerthan. Fox’s alter ego is currently trekking through this world. You can follow his progress at www.parawerthan.com.
Fran Wilde writes science fiction and fantasy. She can also tie a bunch of sailing knots, set gemstones, and program digital minions. Her novels and short stories have been finalists for three Nebula Awards, a World Fantasy Award, and two Hugo Awards, and include her Andre Norton- and Compton-Crook-winning debut novel Updraft, its sequels Cloudbound and Horizon, and the Nebula-, Hugo-, and Locus-nominated novelette The Jewel and Her Lapidary. Her short stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Tor.com, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer, Nature, and the 2017 Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror. Her poetry has appeared in The Marlboro Review, Articulate, and Poetry Baltimore. She holds an MFA in poetry and an MA in information architecture and interaction design. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and at franwilde.net.
- “Ruby, Singing” — Issue #261, Tenth Anniversary Month Double-Issue I, September 27, 2018
- “Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud” — Issue #181, September 3, 2015
- “The Topaz Marquise” — Issue #152, July 24, 2014
- BCS 224: Ruby, Singing — Issue #261, Tenth Anniversary Month Double-Issue I, September 27, 2018
- BCS 157: Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud — Issue #181, September 3, 2015
- BCS 131: The Topaz Marquise — Issue #153, August 7, 2014
BCS Audio Vault 024: The Topaz Marquise — Issue #199, May 5, 2016
Garnett Elliott lives and works in Tucson, Arizona as a trauma clinician. Previous work has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, and numerous online and print anthologies.