BCS Authors Elsewhere
First R.B. Lemberg Four Profound Weaves Book Giveaway
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In conjunction with the release of BCS author R.B. Lemberg’s new book The Four Profound Weaves, out Sep. 1 from Tachyon Publications, BCS is giving away two copies.

The Four Profound Weaves is set in R.B.’s lushly imagined and culturally rich fantasy world Birdverse. BCS readers may know Birdverse from the five BCS novelettes and novellas set there, including “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” in BCS #175, which was a finalist for the Nebula Awards. 

The Four Profound Weaves is a brand-new novella of Birdverse, featuring one of the characters from “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds.” It’s published by Tachycon Publications in digital and as a trade paperback with this lovely cover.

One giveaway is on the BCS website in this post. (The other will be on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine, on Wed. Sep. 2.)

To enter the giveaway that’s in this very post, comment on this post (here) and tell us what your favorite R.B. Lemberg piece of short fiction is. Whether a Birdverse story or one of their other stories; whether published in BCS or elsewhere.

Your comment will enter you in a random drawing for the copy of The Four Profound Weaves. This giveaway is now closed ends Wed. Sep. 9. (Full Rules are here, at the end of this post.)

To get you started, here are R.B.’s stories in BCS, and you can peruse our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts for work by them in other venues:

“To Balance the Weight of Khalem” in BCS #300

“A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power” in BCS #229 and podcast BCS 200

“The Book of How to Live” in BCS #209

“Geometries of Belonging” in BCS #183

“Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” in BCS #175

“Held Close in Syllables of Light” in BCS #80

Good luck!

Full rules for the R.B. Lemberg The Four Profound Weaves giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this The Four Profound Weaves Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

Your comment must mention the title of a work of short fiction authored by R.B. Lemberg. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction authored by R.B. Lemberg will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Sep. 9, 2020. 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 winner will receive either a paper copy or digital ebook copy of The Four Profound Weaves, at the sole choice of BCS. Tachyon Publications will send the book 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.

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Second R.B. Lemberg Four Profound Weaves Book Giveaway, on Twitter Sep. 2
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In honor of the release of BCS author R.B. Lemberg’s new book The Four Profound Weaves, Sep. 1 from Tachyon Publications, BCS is giving away two copies.

The Four Profound Weaves is set in R.B.’s lushly imagined and culturally rich fantasy world Birdverse. BCS readers may know Birdverse from the five BCS novelettes and novellas set there, including “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” in BCS #175, which was a finalist for the Nebula Awards. 

The Four Profound Weaves is a brand-new novella of Birdverse, featuring one of the characters from “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds.” It’s published by Tachycon Publications in digital and as a trade paperback with this lovely cover.

One giveaway will be on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. (The other is on the BCS website in a News post, here.)

The Twitter giveaway for the copy of The Four Profound Weaves will take place Wed. Sep. 2 on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. It will run from 2 PM EST until 5 PM EST.

To enter, all you need to do is tweet what your favorite R.B. Lemberg short story is. Whether a Birdverse story or one of their many other stories; whether published in BCS or elsewhere. (Full Rules are here, at the end of this post.)

To get you started, here are R.B.’s stories in BCS, and you can peruse our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts for work by them in other venues:

“To Balance the Weight of Khalem” in BCS #300

“A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power” in BCS #229 and podcast BCS 200

“The Book of How to Live” in BCS #209

“Geometries of Belonging” in BCS #183

“Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” in BCS #175

“Held Close in Syllables of Light” in BCS #80

Good luck!

Full rules for the R.B. Lemberg The Four Profound Weaves Twitter giveaway:

You must tweet your comment on Twitter. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must include “@BCSmagazine” in your tweet. (This is so we can find it.)

You must mention the title of a work of short fiction authored by R.B. Lemberg. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction authored by R.B. Lemberg will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 5PM Eastern Standard Time on Wed. Sep. 2, 2020. Any tweets posted before or after that will not be eligible.

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

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

You must tweet your tweet from a valid Twitter account (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The winner will receive either a paper copy or digital ebook copy of The Four Profound Weaves, at the sole choice of BCS. Tachyon Publications will send the book to the winner.

BCS is not responsible for tweets that get lost or don’t show up under @BCSmagazine, 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 or anyone else. 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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Second Marie Brennan Driftwood Book Giveaway, on Twitter Aug. 5
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In honor of the release of BCS author Marie Brennan’s new book Driftwood, Aug. 14 from Tachyon Publications, BCS is giving away two copies.

BCS readers may know the Driftwood world from the three BCS short stories set there:“The Ascent of Unreason” in BCS #104, “Remembering Light” in BCS #44, “Driftwood” in BCS #14.

Driftwood is made up of shattered fragments of other worlds, and the new book Driftwood, as Marie explains on her website, appropriately combines all the existing Driftwood short fiction, embedded in and given context by a frame story, plus a brand-new novelette to flesh it out.

One giveaway will be on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. (The other is on the BCS website in a News post, here.)

The Twitter giveaway for the copy of Driftwood will take place Wed. Aug 5 on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. It will run from 2 PM EST until 5 PM EST.

To enter, all you need to do is tweet what your favorite Marie Brennan short story is. Whether a Driftwood story or one of her many other stories; whether published in BCS or elsewhere. (Full Rules are here, at the end of this post.)

To get you started, here are many of Marie’s stories in BCS, and you can peruse our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts for work by her in other venues:

“Sankalpa” in BCS #287 and podcast BCS 246

“The Şiret Mask” in BCS #238 and podcast BCS 206

“To Rise No More” in BCS #207 and podcast BCS 181

“The Ascent of Unreason” in BCS #104 and podcast BCS 089

“Dancing the Warrior” in BCS #66

 

“Two Pretenders” in BCS #60 and podcast BCS 052

“And Blow Them at the Moon” in BCS #50 and podcast BCS 044

“Remembering Light” in BCS #44 and podcast BCS 040

“Driftwood” in BCS #14 and podcast BCS 013

“Kingspeaker” in BCS #3

Good luck!

Full rules for the Marie Brennan Driftwood Twitter giveaway:

You must tweet your comment on Twitter. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must include “@BCSmagazine” in your tweet. (This is so we can find it.)

You must mention the title of a work of short fiction authored by Marie Brennan. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction authored by Marie Brennan will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 5PM Eastern Standard Time on Wed. Aug. 5, 2020. Any tweets posted before or after that will not be eligible.

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

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

You must tweet your tweet from a valid Twitter account (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The winner will receive either a paper copy or digital ebook copy of Driftwood, at the sole choice of BCS. Tachyon Publications will send the book to the winner.

BCS is not responsible for tweets that get lost or don’t show up under @BCSmagazine, 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 or anyone else. 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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First Marie Brennan Driftwood Book Giveaway
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In honor of the release of BCS author Marie Brennan’s new book Driftwood, Aug. 14 from Tachyon Publications, BCS is giving away two copies.

BCS readers may know the Driftwood world from the three BCS short stories set there:“The Ascent of Unreason” in BCS #104, “Remembering Light” in BCS #44, “Driftwood” in BCS #14.

Driftwood is made up of shattered fragments of other worlds, and the new book Driftwood, as Marie explains on her website, appropriately combines all the existing Driftwood short fiction, embedded in and given context by a frame story, plus a brand-new novelette to flesh it out.

One giveaway is on the BCS website in this post. (The other will be on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine, on Wed. Aug. 5; details here.)

To enter the giveaway that’s in this very post, comment on this post (here) and tell us what your favorite Marie Brennan short story is. Whether a Driftwood story or one of her many other stories; whether published in BCS or elsewhere.

Your comment will enter you in a random drawing for the signed copy of Driftwood. This giveaway ends Wed. Aug. 12 IS NOW CLOSED. (Full Rules are here, at the end of this post.)

To get you started, here are many of Marie’s stories in BCS, and you can peruse our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts for work by her in other venues:

“Sankalpa” in BCS #287 and podcast BCS 246

“The Şiret Mask” in BCS #238 and podcast BCS 206

“To Rise No More” in BCS #207 and podcast BCS 181

“The Ascent of Unreason” in BCS #104 and podcast BCS 089

“Dancing the Warrior” in BCS #66

 

“Two Pretenders” in BCS #60 and podcast BCS 052

“And Blow Them at the Moon” in BCS #50 and podcast BCS 044

“Remembering Light” in BCS #44 and podcast BCS 040

“Driftwood” in BCS #14 and podcast BCS 013

“Kingspeaker” in BCS #3

Good luck!

Full rules for the Marie Brennan Driftwood giveaway:

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

Your comment must mention the title of a work of short fiction authored by Marie Brennan. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction authored by Marie Brennan will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Aug. 12, 2020. 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 winner will receive either a paper copy or digital ebook copy of Driftwood, at the sole choice of BCS. Tachyon Publications will send the book 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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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Hugo Award Finalists Hurley, Clark, Pinsker, Yoachim, Carroll, Wilde, Finlay, Payseur
Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

In addition to Alix E. Harrow’s “Do Not Look Back, My Lion” from BCS #270 voted a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story, a bunch of BCS authors had other works voted finalists for the 2020 Hugo Awards, in a fantastic variety of categories!

  • P. Djèlí Clark (“A Tale of Woe” in BCS #253) for Best Novella

Congratulations, all!

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Giveaway: Lisa M. Bradley’s New Novel Exile
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In conjunction with Lisa M. Bradley’s story “Revival” in BCS #279, we’re giving away a copy of Lisa’s new novel Exile, from Rosarium Press, which comes out on June 25.

This giveaway will take place Wednesday Jun. 12 on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. It will run from 2 PM EST until 5 PM EST.

To enter, all you need to do is tweet who your favorite BCS author who also writes science fiction is.

Exile is a science fiction novel about a plague-bound town. Many BCS authors write science fiction as well as fantasy, and have published great character-centered science fiction stories and science fiction novels.

Tweet us what your favorite BCS author who writes science fiction as well as fantasy is, and that will enter you in a random drawing for the copy of Revival.

To get you started, here are a few suggestions taken from our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts, highlighting BCS authors’ stories in other magazines:

Good luck!

Full rules for the Lisa M. Bradley Revival Twitter giveaway:

You must tweet your comment on Twitter. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must include “@BCSmagazine” in your tweet. (This is so we can find it.)

You must mention the name of an author who has published a short story in BCS. Comments that do not mention the name of an author who has published a short story in BCS will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 5PM Eastern Standard Time on Wed. Jun. 12, 2019. Any tweets posted before or after that will not be eligible.

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

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

You must tweet your tweet from a valid Twitter account (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The copy of Revival will be mailed to the winner.

BCS is not responsible for tweets that get lost or don’t show up under @BCSmagazine, 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 or anyone else. 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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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Hugo Award Finalists Lee, Clark, de Bodard, Connolly, Pinsker, Ahmed, and More
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

A bunch of BCS authors had other work voted finalists for the 2019 Hugo Awards, in a fantastic variety of categories!

  • P. Djèlí Clark (“A Tale of Woe” in BCS #253) for Best Novella and Best Short Story
  • Tina Connolly (“One Ear Back” in BCS #97 and podcast BCS 084, among others) for Best Novelette

Congratulations, all!

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Signed Sarah Pinsker Collection Giveaway on Twitter
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

With BCS #274 out this week, we’re giving away a signed copy of BCS author Sarah Pinsker’s (“Do As I Do, Sing As I Sing” in BCS #246; “The Mountains His Crown” in BCS #195 and podcast BCS 171) new short fiction collection Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea.

This giveaway will take place Wednesday Apr. 3 on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. It will run from 2 PM EST until 5 PM EST.

Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea includes many of Sarah’s great stories about emotionally resonant characters in near-future worlds, like one where an accident victim gets a robotic prosthesis and another where live music and musicians are all but extinct. It doesn’t include her BCS stories, which are far-future and fantastical, but many BCS authors write other types of speculative fiction that are just as engaging as their fantasy stories in BCS. That’s why we highlight other publications by our authors in our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts.

So to enter this giveaway, all you need to do is tweet your favorite story by a BCS author that was in a different magazine or anthology.

Tweet us what your favorite story by a BCS author but that did not appear in BCS is, and that will enter you in a random drawing for the signed copy of Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea.

To get you started, look though our past BCS Authors Elsewhere posts. They’re an occasional and random sampling of stories that our authors have had released elsewhere.

Good luck!

Full rules for the Sarah Pinsker Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea Twitter giveaway:

You must tweet your comment on Twitter. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must include “@BCSmagazine” in your tweet. (This is so we can find it.)

You must mention the title of a work of short fiction written by an author who has been published in BCS. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction written by an author who has been published in BCS will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 5PM Eastern Standard Time on Wed. Apr. 3, 2019. Any tweets posted before or after that will not be eligible.

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

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

You must tweet your tweet from a valid Twitter account (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The copy of Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea, signed to Beneath Ceaseless Skies, will be mailed to the winner.

BCS is not responsible for tweets that get lost or don’t show up under @BCSmagazine, 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 or anyone else. 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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BCS Authors Elsewhere – 2018 Nebula Award Finalists
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Multiple BCS authors had short fiction and novels in other venues named finalist for the 2018 Nebula Awards:

  • P. Djèlí Clark (“A Tale of Woe” in BCS #253) for Novella and Short Story
  • Tina Connolly (“One Ear Back” in BCS #97 and podcast BCS 084, among others) for Novelette

Congratulations to them and all the other finalists!

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