Awards and Accolades
BCS a 2019 Hugo Award Finalist!
Posted in: Awards and Accolades by Scott H. Andrews

The 2019 Hugo Award nominees were announced this morning by Dublin 2019 Worldcon, and BCS is again a finalist for Best Semiprozine!

Thanks very much to all who found us worthy! We are honored to be a Hugo finalist for the seventh time, for the year that had our 250th issue, our tenth anniversary, our largest number of stories published ever, and a 25% jump in our readership to its largest ever, because this honor is for the whole magazine; all our authors and fiction.

Thank you very much to everyone who helped this year keep BCS what it has become, especially Editorial Assistants Kerstin Hall, Dierdre Quirk, and Christine Row, all our authors and artists, our guest podcast narrators, our ebook subscribers and our donors, and every one of our readers and fans.

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“The Starship and the Temple Cat” by Yoon Ha Lee a Finalist for Sturgeon Award
Posted in: Awards and Accolades, Science-Fantasy Month by Scott H. Andrews

The Starship and the Temple Cat” by Yoon Ha Lee, from BCS #244 , one of the three special issues for BCS Science-Fantasy Month 4 last February, is a finalist for the Sturgeon Award!

This award, in memoriam for legendary SF short fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon, is given every year for a great science fiction short story. Past winners include Kelly Link, Ted Chiang, and BCS author James Morrow (“Novel Excerpt: Galápagos Regained” in BCS #164 and podcast BCS 141).

Congratulations, Yoon! “The Starship and the Temple Cat” shows one end of the range of short fiction that BCS publishes: science fantasy, with worlds as awe-inspiring and fantastical as our fantasy but technology and cultures that feel futuristic rather than pre-technological.

Other finalists for the Sturgeon this year include BCS author P. Djèlí Clark (“A Tale of Woe,” BCS #253). Congratulations, all!

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BCS Stories on Locus 2018 Recommended Reading List
Posted in: Awards and Accolades by Scott H. Andrews

A number of pieces from BCS made the 2018 Recommended Reading List from Locus magazine, the top review source in the field, as compiled by their veteran team of short fiction reviewers including Gardner Dozois, Jonathan Strahan, Rich Horton, Charles Payseur, A.C. Wise, Karen Burnham, and many others.

The BCS pieces named to the list:

Short Story:

The War of Light and Shadow, in Five Dishes,” Siobhan Carroll (BCS #247, 3/15/18)

It’s Easy to Shoot a Dog,” Maria Haskins (BCS #260, 9/13/18)

The Starship and the Temple Cat,” Yoon Ha Lee (BCS #244, 2/1/18)

The Bodice, The Hem, The Woman, Death,” Karen Osborne (BCS #263, 10/25/18)

Ruby, Singing,” Fran Wilde (BCS #261, 9/27/18)

 

Novelette:

The Thought That Counts,” K.J. Parker (BCS #250, 4/26/18)

Do As I Do, Sing As I Sing,” Sarah Pinsker (BCS #246, 3/1/18)

The Sweetness of Honey and Rot,” A. Merc Rustad (BCS #254, 10/11/18)

The Tragedy of Zayred the Splendid,” Grace Seybold (BCS #262, 10/4/18)

The Crow Knight,” Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (BCS #262, 10/11/18)

These alongside many other BCS authors for stories appearing in other fine magazines and anthologies.

Congratulations, all!

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“Carnival Nine” by Caroline M. Yoachim a Finalist for the Hugo Award
Posted in: Awards and Accolades by Scott H. Andrews

Carnival Nine” by Caroline M. Yoachim, in BCS #225 and podcast BCS 196, has been voted a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story.

Congratulations, Caroline! “Carnival Nine” is a great story of life, family, duty, and loss, in a tactile and simple yet powerful fantasy setting. Read it or listen to the podcast guest-narrated by Tina Connolly, if you haven’t already.

Carnival Nine” is joined on the Hugo ballot by work by a bunch of BCS authors, in categories ranging from Best Novel to Best Novelette to Best Graphic Story and Best Fan Writer. Congratulations to Caroline for “Carnival Nine” and all the other BCS authors and other finalists.

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“Carnival Nine” by Caroline M. Yoachim a Finalist for the Nebula Award
Posted in: Awards and Accolades by Scott H. Andrews

Carnival Nine” by Caroline M. Yoachim, in BCS #225 and podcast BCS 196, is a finalist for the Nebula Award for Short story.

Congratulations, Caroline! “Carnival Nine” is a great story of life, family, duty, and loss, in a tactile and simple yet powerful fantasy setting. Read it or  listen to the podcast guest-narrated by Tina Connolly, if you haven’t already.

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BCS Stories on Locus 2017 Recommended Reading List
Posted in: Awards and Accolades by Scott H. Andrews

Several works from BCS made the 2017 Recommended Reading List from Locus magazine, the top review source in the field, as compiled by their veteran team of short fiction reviewers including Gardner Dozois, Jonathan Strahan, Rich Horton, Ellen Datlow, Charles Payseur, A.C. Wise, and many others.

The BCS pieces named to the list:

Short Story:

The Şiret Mask,” Marie Brennan (BCS #238)(our 500th story!)

On the Road to the Hell of Hungry Ghosts,” Richard Parks (BCS #235)

In Memory of Jianhong, Snake-Devil,” Richard Parks (BCS #226)

I Have Been Drowned in Rain,” Carrie Vaughn (BCS #223)

Carnival Nine,” Caroline M. Yoachim (BCS #225) 

These alongside many other BCS authors for stories appearing in other magazines and anthologies. Congratulations, all!

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Lee, de Bodard WSFA Small Press Award Finalists
Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Two BCS stories were named finalists for the Washington Science-Fiction Association Small Press Award, given annually at their convention, Capclave:

Congratulations! A BCS story has been a finalist for the WSFA Small Press Award before–“The Pirate Captain’s Daughter,” also by Yoon Ha Lee, from BCS #27 and podcast BCS 025.

Also named finalists for stories appearing in other venues were BCS authors Margaret Ronald (“The Governess and the Lobster” in BCS #95, “Salvage” in BCS #77, among many others, and a new story forthcoming later in 2017) and Fran Wilde (“Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud” in BCS #181 and podcast BCS 157; “The Topaz Marquise” in BCS #152 and podast BCS 131). Congratulations to them as well!

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BCS & Authors World Fantasy Award Finalists
Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

BCS is recognized again among the World Fantasy Award finalists, this year with one finalist, your humble Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, me (Scott H. Andrews), the fifth time named a finalist for Special Award–Non-Professional.

And several BCS authors are finalists for other work:

  • Tina Connolly (“One Ear Back” in BCS #97 and podcast BCS 084, among others) for Best Collection (a volume that includes several of her BCS stories)

Congratulations, all! And thanks very much to all who found the magazine and my work on it worthy.

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BCS and Stories Locus Award Finalists
Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

The readers of Locus magazine in their reader poll have named BCS and several of our stories from 2016 finalists for the Locus Awards!

  • BCS, for Magazine

BCS authors named finalists for their work elsewhere, novels or short fiction, included:

Congratulations, all!

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