BCS Anthologies
Carrie Vaughn Signed Amaryllis and Other Stories Collection Giveaway

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, Ebook Sale, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In conjunction with BCS #209, our Eighth Anniversary Double-Issue, and the new Best of BCS Year Seven anthology, we’ve giving away a signed copy of Carrie Vaughn’s new short fiction collection Amaryllis and Other Stories!

Amaryllis and Other Stories contains eighteen of Carrie’s stories, including “Sun, Stone, Spear” from BCS #169 and podcast BCS 146.

“Sun, Stone, Spear” is also in The Best of BCS, Year Seven, our new anthology from the last year of BCS, which includes stories by K.J. Parker, Yoon Ha Lee, Aliette de Bodard, Fran Wilde, Rose Lemberg, and more.

(During our Eighth Anniversary Ebook Sale, buy Best of BCS Year Seven at Weightless Books and you’ll get a free second BCS anthology of your choice.)

To enter, comment on this post (here) and tell us your favorite story that’s in Best of BCS Year Seven.

Your comment will enter you in a random drawing for the signed copy of Amaryllis and Other Stories. This giveaway ends Thurs. Oct 6. This giveaway has ended. (Full Rules are at the end of this post.)

Good luck!

Full rules for the signed Carrie Vaughn Amaryllis and Other Stories giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this Amaryllis and Other Stories Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must mention a story that appears in Best of BCS Year Seven. Comments that do not mention a story that appears in Best of BCS Year Seven will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Thurs. Oct. 6. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

Entrants will be entered in a random drawing to win the book.

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The copy of Amaryllis and Other Stories, which is signed to BCS, will be mailed to the winner.

You must use a valid email address when you submit your comment (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you leave more than one eligible comment).

BCS is not responsible for comments that get lost or caught in our spam filtering or don’t show up in our system, or email addresses that get garbled or otherwise rendered unusable for contacting an entrant.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter. Participants are providing information to BCS and Firkin Press and not to Facebook or Twitter or anyone else.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in this post or via our Contact page. Good luck!


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Anniversary Ebook Sale on BCS Subscriptions and Best of BCS Seven!

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, Ebook Sale by Scott H. Andrews

View full versionTo celebrate the eighth anniversary of BCS and our new ebook anthology The Best of BCS, Year Seven, we’re having an Eighth Anniversary Ebook Sale!

Buy or renew a BCS Ebook Subscription or buy Best of BCS Year Seven at Weightless Books, and you’ll get a free BCS anthology of your choice.

Best of BCS Year Seven has eighteen great BCS stories by authors such as K.J. Parker, Carrie Vaughn, Yoon Ha Lee, and Aliette de Bodard, including “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” by Rose Lemberg, a finalist for the Nebula Awards.

BCS Ebook Subscriptions are still only $15.99 for a whole year/26 issues (that’s less than 30 cents a story). Subscribers can get issues delivered directly to their Kindle or smart phone (any device with an email address), and they get new issues early, a week before the website.

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A free BCS anthology is a $3.99 value. Choose any of our Best of BCS anthologies (which include multiple stories by Aliette de Bodard, Yoon Ha Lee, Marie Brennan, Richard Parks, Gemma Files, Seth Dickinson, E. Catherine Tobler, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Gregory Norman Bossert and more) or our theme anthologies Ceaseless West and Ceaseless Steam.

The ebook subscriptions and anthologies are also a great way to support BCS–all proceeds go to pay our artists and authors.

The sale will end soon, so make sure you buy your BCS subscription or Best of BCS Year Seven at WeightlessBooks.com now!


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New Best of BCS Year Seven Anthology Out on Kindle, iTunes, and More!

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, Ebook Sale by Scott H. Andrews

View full versionOur new anthology The Best of BCS, Year Seven is out today at major ebook retailers like Kindle Store and iTunes!

(It was out early last week at Weightless Books. Buy it there and get a free second anthology, as part of our Eighth Anniversary Ebook Sale...)

The Best of BCS, Year Seven has eighteen great stories from the seventh year of BCS, by such authors as K.J. Parker, Carrie Vaughn, Yoon Ha Lee, Aliette de Bodard, Richard Parks, and Gemma Files, Rich Larson, and Fran Wilde. It includes “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” by Rose Lemberg, a finalist for the Nebula Awards.

The Best of BCS, Year Seven is now available for only $3.99 at ebook stores, including Amazon Kindle, Kobo, B&N, iBooks/iTunes, and Weightless Books.

All proceeds go to pay BCS authors and artists for their work. Pick up a copy today, to get some great BCS stories in a handy collection and support us at the same time. Thank you!


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New Best of BCS Year Seven Anthology Out Early at Weightless Books (and on sale!)

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, BCS Ebooks, Ebook Sale by Scott H. Andrews

View full versionOur new anthology The Best of BCS, Year Seven is out early today at WeightlessBooks.com, with a free extra as part of our Eighth Anniversary Ebook Sale!

Best of BCS, Year Seven contains eighteen great stories from the seventh year of BCS, by authors such as K.J. Parker, Carrie Vaughn, Yoon Ha Lee, Aliette de Bodard, Richard Parks, and Gemma Files. It includes “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” by Rose Lemberg, a finalist for the 2015 Nebula Awards.

Best of BCS, Year Seven is available early exclusively at WeightlessBooks.com. It costs only $3.99, and all proceeds go to pay BCS authors and artists for their work.

Buy now and, as part of our Eighth Anniversary Ebook Sale at Weightless Books, you’ll also get a free second BCS anthology of your choice!

Choose from all our other Best of BCS anthologies (which include multiple stories by Aliette de Bodard, Yoon Ha Lee, Marie Brennan, Richard Parks, Gemma Files, Seth Dickinson, E. Catherine Tobler, and more) or our theme anthologies Ceaseless West and Ceaseless Steam. Get two convenient ebooks of great BCS stories for the price of one, and help support the magazine at the same time.


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Anniversary Ebook Sale on BCS Subscriptions and Anthologies!

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, Ebook Sale by Scott H. Andrews

View full versionTo celebrate the seventh anniversary of BCS and our new ebook anthology The Best of BCS, Year Six, we’re having another ebook sale!

Buy a BCS ebook subscription or the new Best of BCS Year Six from WeightlessBooks.com, and you’ll get a coupon code inside the book for 30% off all BCS anthologies and back issues.

That includes all our previous anthologies, Best of BCS Year One, Year Two, Year Three, Year Four, and Year Five, our steampunk anthology Ceaseless Steam, and our new Weird Western anthology Ceaseless West

It includes back issues of BCS at Weightless Books: all 182 issues of BCS going back to #1 in 2008, including ones not available at any other retailer or on our website. It includes the 25-issue bundles of back issues, such as the brand new bundle with BCS #151-#175.  It also includes all BCS subscriptions; you can use the coupon to renew your subscription no matter when it’s set to expire.

The Best of BCS, Year Six has twenty-two stories for only $3.99, including by Yoon Ha Lee, Helen Marshall, Richard Parks, Gemma Files, Seth Dickinson, Cat Rambo, and more. It features “No Sweeter Art” by Tony Pi, a finalist for the 2015 Aurora Awards and 2015 Parsec Awards, and “The Breath of War” by Aliette de Bodard, a finalist for the 2014 Nebula Awards.

BCS ebook subscriptions are only $15.99 for a whole year/26 issues (that’s less than 30 cents a story!). Subscribers can get issues delivered directly to their Kindle or smart phone (any device with an email address), and they get the issues early, a week before the website.

Subscribe at Weightless Books

The ebook subscriptions and anthologies are also a great way to support BCS–all proceeds go to pay our artists and authors.

The sale will end soon, so make sure you buy your BCS subscription or Best of BCS Year Six at WeightlessBooks.com soon!


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New Best of BCS Year Six Anthology Now Out!

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, BCS Ebooks by Scott H. Andrews

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A young woman climbs a mountain for a last glimpse of the huge nonhuman child she carved from living stone....

A general crosses a desert of temples and sentient winds who know her past and future....

A mute veteran struggles with her emotional scars and the vicious pet crow of her asylum’s warden doctor....

A mage inhabits animal figurines blown from molten caramel and bargains with spirit gods for his father and himself....

These and other awe-inspiring fantasy stories await in The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Year Six, our new ebook anthology of twenty-two stories from the sixth year of BCS, out now at major ebook retailers.

The Best of BCS, Year Six features such authors as Yoon Ha Lee, Helen Marshall, Richard Parks, Gemma Files, Seth Dickinson, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, E. Catherine Tobler, and Cat Rambo.

It includes “No Sweeter Art” by Tony Pi, a finalist for the 2015 Aurora Awards and 2015 Parsec Awards, and “The Breath of War” by Aliette de Bodard, a finalist for the 2014 Nebula Awards.

The Best of BCS, Year Six is available for only $3.99 at many ebook stores, including Amazon Kindle Store, Kobo, B&N and Apple’s iBooks/iTunes (Sept. 12), and Weightless Books.

All proceeds go to pay BCS authors and artists for their work. Pick up a copy today, to get some great BCS stories in a handy collection and support us at the same time.


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New Best of BCS Year Six Anthology Out Early at Weightless Books

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, Ebook Sale by Scott H. Andrews

View full versionOur new anthology The Best of BCS, Year Six is out early, exclusively at  WeightlessBooks.com.

Best of BCS, Year Six contains twenty-two great stories from the sixth year of BCS, by authors such as Yoon Ha Lee, Helen Marshall, Richard Parks, Gemma Files, Seth Dickinson, and Cat Rambo. It includes “No Sweeter Art” by Tony Pi, a finalist for the 2015 Aurora Awards and 2015 Parsec Awards, and “The Breath of War” by Aliette de Bodard, a finalist for the 2014 Nebula Awards.

Best of BCS, Year Six is available early exclusively at WeightlessBooks.com. It costs only $3.99, and all proceeds go to pay BCS authors and artists for their work.

Pick up a copy today to get some great BCS stories in a handy ebook collection and support us at the same time!


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BCS #172 Special Weird Western Issue – Tobler, Cashier, Peavey, Cashier Podcast, Ahmed Audio Vault

Posted in: Ceaseless West Anthology, Ebook Sale, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #172 rides into town today, a special Weird Western issue, featuring three Weird Western stories, a podcast, and a new episode of The BCS Audio Vault, all in honor of our new anthology Ceaseless West: Weird Western Stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies, now available at ebook stores including Amazon, Apple iBooks, and WeightlessBooks.com.

E. Catherine Tobler (“We, As One, Trailing Embers” in BCS #147 and podcast BCS 127, “Artificial Nocturne” in BCS #126, both in her circus world, among others) offers “Splitskin,” another of her strange time-traveling circus stories, this one with a unique west-America feel. 

Erin Cashier (“Eighth Eye” in BCS #49 and podcast BCS 043, “The Alchemist’s Feather” in BCS #25 and podcast BCS 023, and“Hangman” in BCS #10, podcast BCS 010, BCS Audio Vault 017,  and the new Ceaseless West anthology) returns to BCS for the first time since 2009 with “Swallowing Silver,” a tale of family homestead tension amid a cursed outside threat.

Shannon Peavey offers “The Snake-Oil Salesman and the Prophet’s Head,” in which the sideshow protagonist is accompanied by his brother’s severed head in a jar.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 149: Swallowing Silver, the Erin Cashier story, rendered in the taut voice of bleak family and a bleak situation.

The new BCS Audio Vault episode with BCS #172 is BCS Audio Vault 018: Mister Hadj’s Sunset Ride by Saladin Ahmed, another unique Weird Western tale, which appears in our Ceaseless West anthology. It’s introduced by the author, explaining his exploration of fun Western tropes and rarely discussed history of Muslims in America.

The From the Archives story with BCS #172 is “The Angel Azrael Delivers Small Mercies” by Peter Darbyshire, from BCS #102 and podcast BCS 087, another tale of his gunslinging fallen angel whose first story appears in Ceaseless West.

All behind the great Weird Western cover art “Bandits Assault a Stagecoach” by Ignacio Bazan Lazcano, which appeared on our cover in Summer 2012 and also on Ceaseless West.

To celebrate the release of Ceaseless West last week, we’re having a BCS ebook sale! Check here or at Weightless Books for details. It ends Tues. May 5!


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New Ceaseless West Anthology on Kindle, iBooks, B&N, and More

Posted in: Ceaseless West Anthology by Scott H. Andrews

View full versionA fallen-angel gunslinger must defend a dusty town against hellspawn....

Living trains roam wild off their tracks....

A pious teetotaler widow faces a town’s scorn and a dying boy’s frantic spirit....

An eternal warrior marshal is drawn through time to face that which must be faced....

These and other dusty tales await in Ceaseless West: Weird Western Stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies, our new ebook anthology of eighteen Weird Western stories from BCS, featuring authors such as Gemma Files, Saladin Ahmed, Peter Darbyshire, Ian McHugh, Kenneth Mark Hoover, E. Catherine Tobler, and more.

Ceaseless West is available at major ebook retailers, including:

WeightlessBooks.com, as PRC, EPUB, PDF (Special early release!)
Amazon Kindle Store, in Kindle format
Apple’s iBookstore/iTunes, for iPod/iPad/iPhone users
BarnesandNoble.com, for Nook users
KoboBooks.com, in EPUB format

If you buy Ceaseless West at Weightless Books, where we’re having a BCS ebook sale, you’ll also get a free ebook of our other BCS theme anthology, Ceaseless Steam: Steampunk Stories from BCS, and a coupon for 30% off all BCS anthologies and BCS ebook subscriptions.

To celebrate Ceaseless West, we’re also doing a special Weird Western issue, BCS #172, on Thursday, featuring E. Catherine Tobler and Erin Cashier, and two recent Weird Western episodes of The BCS Audio Vault, and a reprise of the great Weird Western cover art from Late Summer 2012: “Bandits Assault a Stagecoach” by Ignacio Bazan Lazcano.


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