Jack Nicholls grew up among a collection of eight thousand speculative fiction books and never escaped their gravitational pull. His stories have been published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Award-Winning Australian Writing 2012, and Aurealis. Like many Australians, he currently resides in London. His website can be found at www.jacknicholls.net.
Issue #359 — Jun. 30, 2022
James L. Sutter’s short stories have appeared in such venues as Catastrophia (PS Publishing), Apex Magazine, Black Gate, and the anthology Machine of Death. He is the author of the novel Death’s Heretic and the editor of the anthology Before They Were Giants: First Works From Science Fiction Greats. He works as Paizo’s Fiction Editor as well as one of the RPG developers. Aside from writing, he has toured modestly with several bands and musical projects, including the now-defunct hardcore metal band Shadow at Morning. For a complete list of his musical, literary, or gaming projects, please visit his website at www.jameslsutter.com.
James Lecky is a writer based in Derry, Northern Ireland. His short fiction has appeared in a number of publications both in print and online including EDF, Mirror Dance, The Absent Willow Review, Sorcerous Signals, Emerald Eye: The Best Irish Imaginative Fiction, The Phantom Queen Awakes, and multiple times in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. His random musings on various topics can be found on his blog, Tales From the Computerbank (http://jameslecky.blogspot.com).
- “So Strange the Trees” — Issue #189, December 24, 2015
- “And Other Such Delights” — Issue #42, May 6, 2010
- “The Bone House” — Issue #20, July 2, 2009
"...a wonderfully inventive tale, full of fantastic and cruel delights. Recommended" —Lois Tilton, Locus Online
James Morrow is a two-time World Fantasy Award winner and a two-time Nebula Award winner. His latest comedic extravaganza, Galápagos Regained, has received much advance praise, including a starred Library Journal review that concluded, “It’s almost a crime for a novel to be as much fun as this one is.” New York Times bestselling author Wilton Barnhardt called Morrow’s new effort “a witty and wisecracking Victorian adventure, an Indiana Jones caper with Charles Darwin lurking in the wings, as if Jules Verne was retold by Tom Stoppard,” while Nebula and Hugo-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi found Galápagos Regained to be “a riotous conflation of Candide and Around the World in 80 Days.” Learn more about Galápagos Regained and his other work at jamesmorrow.info.
Jamie Lackey earned her BA in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Her fiction has been published in over a dozen different venues, including The Living Dead 2 and Daily Science Fiction. She reads slush for Clarkesworld Magazine. Find her online at www.jamielackey.com.
Jason Fischer lives near Adelaide, South Australia. He is a winner of the Writers of the Future contest, with short-listings in the Ditmars, Aurealis, and Australian Shadows Awards. He is the author of dozens of short stories, with his first collection Everything is a Graveyard available from Ticonderoga Publications. Jason’s YA zombie apocalypse novel Quiver is now available from tamsynwebb.com.
Jason Ridler is a historian and writer. He created The Brimstone Files for Nightshade Books, has published over 60 short stories, and teaches creative writing for such clients as Google, CloudFlare, and others. A former punk rock musician and cemetery groundskeeper, he lives in Northern California.
- “The Mirror Dialogues” — Issue #284, August 15, 2019
- “Spider’s Ink” — Issue #187, November 24, 2015
- “Forsaken Beneath the Stars” — Issue #134, November 14, 2013
- “Buzzard's Final Bow” — Issue #68, May 5, 2011
"A grim story of revenge and damnation... It’s a complicated story, taking an effort from readers to unravel the past events on which everything depends." —Lois Tilton, Locus online
“Blood Grains Scream in Memories” is Jason Sanford’s fourth and final story set in his Blood Grains universe. The previous three, in order, are “Blood Grains Speak Through Memories” (from BCS Science-Fantasy Month 3 and a finalist for the Nebula Award); “The Emotionless, in Love” (from BCS Science-Fantasy Month 4); and “Where the World Ends Without Us” (from BCS Science-Fantasy Month 5). Jason has also published stories in Asimov’s, Analog, Interzone, Fireside, and other magazines, along with appearances in multiple Year’s Best anthologies and other books. His first novel, Plague Birds, is currently a finalist for the 2022 Philip K. Dick Award. His website is www.jasonsanford.com.
- “Blood Grains Scream in Memories” — Issue #349 – Science-Fantasy Month 6, February 17, 2022
- “Where the World Ends Without Us” — Issue #299 – Science-Fantasy Month 5, March 19, 2020
- “The Emotionless, in Love” — Issue #246 – Science-Fantasy Month 4, March 1, 2018
- “Blood Grains Speak Through Memories” — Issue #195 - Science-Fantasy Month 3, March 17, 2016
Finalist for the 2016 Nebula Awards, Novelette
Jaymee Goh is a writer of fiction, poetry, and academese from Malaysia who moved to Canada for tertiary education. A graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop 2016, she is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of California, Riverside, working on affect, multiculturalism, and whiteness in steampunk. Her creative work has been published in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and Interfictions Online. Her non-fiction has appeared in Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution and Science Fiction Studies. She co-edited The Sea is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia (Rosarium) and maintains a blog exploring steampunk and postcolonialism called Silver Goggles (silver-goggles.blogspot.com).
- “Magic Potion Behind-the-Mountains” — Issue #262, Tenth Anniversary Month Double-Issue II, October 11, 2018
- BCS 225: Magic Potion Behind-the-Mountains, narrated by M.K. Hobson — Issue #262, Tenth Anniversary Month Double-Issue II, October 11, 2018