David G. Blake lives in Pennsylvania with his girlfriend and their chocolate lab. When he isn’t writing, reading, taking his girlfriend and/or lab for a walk, he can generally be found at a poker table. His work is forthcoming in Daily Science Fiction and recently appeared in Bards and Sages Quarterly.
Issue #348 — Jan. 27, 2022
David Milstein is a computer programmer and attorney who lives near Washington DC with his amazing wife and beautiful baby daughter. His only previously published writing was co-authorship of a textbook, an introduction to the criminal justice system.
David Tallerman is the author of the comic fantasy novels Giant Thief, Crown Thief, and Prince Thief, the graphic novel Endangered Weapon B: Mechanimal Science, and The Sign in the Moonlight and Other Stories, a collection of pulp-styled horror and dark fantasy fiction. His short fantasy, science fiction, crime, and horror stories have appeared in or are due in around seventy markets, including Clarkesworld, Nightmare, Lightspeed, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and previously in Beneath Ceaseless Skies; his genre-bending debut novella Patchwerk is due from Tor.com in early 2016. David can be found online at davidtallerman.co.uk.
- “Fall to Rise” — Issue #344, December 2, 2021
- “A Killer of Dead Men” — Issue #189, December 24, 2015
- “Ill-Met at Midnight” — Issue #128, August 22, 2013
"A surprisingly interesting look at the workings of assassins’ guilds and their masters." —Lois Tilton, Locus online
- BCS 163: A Killer of Dead Men, narrated by John Meagher — Issue #189, December 24, 2015
- BCS 110: Ill-Met at Midnight, narrated by John Meagher — Issue #129, September 5, 2013
Dayna K. Smith followed the moon from middle-of-nowhere Michigan to Chicago a decade ago, chasing a love of cold weather and tattoos. You might say she Went West. She is a 2015 graduate of Clarion Writer’s Workshop at UC San Diego and the Gunn Center for SSF Novel Writing Workshop in 2014. (A novel version of Hangdog is brewing!) For a full list of her prose and graphic narrative work, take a look at daynaksmith.com or come say howdy @Daynasm on Twitter.
Dean Wells is author of the ongoing post-steampunk series “The Clockwork Millennials.” His short fiction has appeared in Quantum Muse, Ideomancer, 10Flash Quarterly, Eldritch Tales, ShadowKeep, and The Nocturnal Lyric, as well as multiple times in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. He’s also written for the performing arts in various capacities. Dean is an active member of SFWA, Fairwood Writers, and teaches writing in Tacoma WA. Visit him online at www.dean-wells.com.
- “Cold Ink” — Issue #259, August 30, 2018
- “And the Blessing of the Angels Came Upon Them” — Issue #193, February 18, 2016
- “The Goddess Deception, Pt. 2” — Issue #143 - Science-Fantasy Month 2, March 27, 2014
- “The Goddess Deception, Pt. 1” — Issue #142 - Science-Fantasy Month 2, March 13, 2014
- “Evensong, Having Been Answered” — Issue #139, January 23, 2014
- “When Averly Fell from the Sky” — Issue #103, September 6, 2012
- “To the Gods of Time and Engines, a Gift” — Issue #80, October 20, 2011
- “The Shades of Morgana” — Issue #48, July 29, 2010
"This mixture of steampunk and horror goes in surprising directions" —Tangent Online
"This is real horror in the tone of the grotesque [like the work of a darker Tim Burton] and the trappings of steampunk, but concealed behind it all is damnation" Recommended —Lois Tilton, Locus online
"intensity to the imagery, vivid" —Tangent Online
- BCS 167: And the Blessing of the Angels Came Upon Them — Issue #193, February 18, 2016
- BCS 119: Evensong, Having Been Answered — Issue #140, February 6, 2014
- BCS 088: When Averly Fell from the Sky, narrated by T.D. Edge — Issue #103, September 6, 2012
- BCS 071: To the Gods of Time and Engines, a Gift — Issue #82, November 17, 2011
Debra Doyle earned a PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in Old English poetry. While studying in Philadelphia, she met and married James D. Macdonald, who was then serving in the US Navy, and subsequently traveled with him to Virginia, California, the Republic of Panamá, and far northern New England.
James D. Macdonald, after his stint in the Navy, turned with Doyle to writing fantasy, science fiction, and horror for adults and children. Together and separately they have published over sixty novels and short stories. Doyle and Macdonald are instructors at the Viable Paradise workshop.
Although Denzel Xavier Scott will be debuting as an author of genre literature in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, he has published for years. He was recently named as a Cave Canem Fellow Semifinalist this year, was a Pushcart nominee last year, and has twice been nominated for inclusion in the Best New Poets anthology. He earned his BA in English from the University of Chicago and received his Writing MFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA. His essays, literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry appear in Spillway, Rattle, Decomp, Empty Mirror, The Cortland Review, Random Sample Review, Linden Avenue, and many other publications. Find him on Twitter @DenzelScott.
Derek Künsken is a science fiction and fantasy writer living in Gatineau, Québec. His fiction has sold to Asimov’s, On Spec, Black Gate, and other markets. Although trained as a molecular biologist, he left science to work with street children in Latin America and eventually found a career in refugee issues. When not writing, he is invariably found with his six-year old son playing with action figures, building forts, or reading comic books. He is just finishing a fantasy novel set seven years after the events in this story.
Derrick Boden’s fiction has appeared in numerous venues including Escape Pod, Daily Science Fiction, and Flash Fiction Online. He is a writer, a software developer, an adventurer, and a graduate of the Clarion West class of 2019. He currently calls Boston his home, although he’s lived in fourteen cities spanning four continents. He is owned by two cats and one iron-willed daughter. Find him at derrickboden.com and on Twitter as @derrickboden.