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.
Issue #344 — Dec. 2, 2021
Featuring new cover art: “Temple Ruins” by Ari Suonpää.
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
Jason Sanford’s story for BCS Science-Fantasy Month 3, “Blood Grains Speak Through Memories,” was a finalist for the Nebula Award and is set in the same world as “Where the World Ends Without Us” and “The Emotionless, in Love” from BCS Science-Fantasy Month 4. He has also published stories in Asimov’s, Analog, InterGalactic Medicine Show, Interzone, and other magazines, along with appearances in multiple Year’s Best anthologies and other books. His fiction has been translated into various languages including Chinese, Spanish, French, Russian, Polish, and Czech. His website is www.jasonsanford.com.
- “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
In addition to writing, Jeff Isacksen works as a personal trainer, plays too many video games, and practices Krav Maga incessantly. His first reader is always his infinitely supportive wife and fellow writer, Lauren Liebowitz, without whom he never would have put his ideas to the page.
- BCS 105: Our Dead Selves Lie Like Footsteps in Our Wake — Issue #122, May 30, 2013
Jelena Dunato is an art historian, curator, speculative fiction writer and lover of all things ancient. She grew up in Croatia on a steady diet of adventure stories and then wandered the world for a decade, building a career in the arts and writing stories that lay buried in the depths of her laptop until she gathered the courage to publish them. Jelena lives on an island in the Adriatic with her husband, daughter and cat. You can find her at jelenadunato.com and on Twitter @jelenawrites.
Jennifer Greylyn has been telling stories for as long as she can remember. Her work has appeared in such varied places as Abyss and Apex and Malpractice: Tales of Bedside Terror, and she has stories forthcoming in Neo-opsis as well as the anthologies Evolve, 2012 AD, and Twisted Legends. She writes under a pseudonym to keep her writing life separate from her more mundane existence as a university teacher and tutor. She lives in Canada.
Jenny Rae Rappaport has been published in Lightspeed, Escape Pod, and Daily Science Fiction, among other magazines. She is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and holds a BA in Creative Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. In the past, she has worked as a literary agent, a marine sciences field guide, and spent a semester observing monkeys as an intern with the Pittsburgh Zoo. Jenny lives in New Jersey with her family, where she divides most of her time between writing and herding small children. She can be found online at www.jennyrae.com and on Twitter at @jennyrae. This is her second appearance in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.
- “The Shape of Wings and Feathers” — Issue #338, September 9, 2021
- “Girls with Needles and Frost” — Issue #315, October 22, 2020
Jeremy A. TeGrotenhuis is a history and English teacher and SFF writer from Eastern Washington state, where he grew up playing make-believe in the same desert that houses the most polluted nuclear waste site in America. His fiction has also appeared in Deep Magic, Writers of the Future 34, and The Overcast. You can follow him on Twitter @jeremyteg and he blogs at jeremyteg.wordpress.com.