BCS #244 is out, a special double-issue kicking off BCS Science-Fantasy Month 4!
Yoon Ha Lee (“Shadow’s Weave” in BCS #200 and podcast BCS 177, “Two to Leave” in BCS 174 & podcast BCS 151, “The Pirate Captain’s Daughter” in BCS #27 & podcast BCS 025, among many others) returns to BCS with “The Starship and the Temple Cat,” a story of two disparate survivors of war.
(Yoon’s science-fantasy stories have appeared in BCS before: “Foxfire, Foxfire” in BCS Science-Fantasy Month 3 and podcast BCS 168, “The Bonedrake’s Penance” in BCS Science-Fantasy Month 2 in 2014, and “The Book of Locked Doors” in BCS Science-Fantasy Month in 2012.)
Maurice Broaddus offers “El is a Spaceship Melody,” a story of duty and starship and music, and Benjamin C. Kinney offers “Where the Anchor Lies,” a tale of unique attachment between officer and ship.
The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode with BCS #244 is BCS 210: The Starship and the Temple Cat, the Yoon Ha Lee story of survivors of war. It’s guest-narrated by Michael J. DeLuca, BCS author and narrator of past podcast episodes, including BCS 168: Foxfire, Fofxire, Yoon Ha Lee’s Locus Award-finalist story from BCS Science-Fantasy Month 3.
The ‘From the Archives’ story with BCS #244 is “The Breath of War” by Aliette de Bodard, from BCS #142 – Science-Fantasy Month 2 and podcast BCS 121, a story of motherhood and yearning and starships.
All behind special science-fantasy cover art: “Ugg” by Florent Llamas.
BCS Science-Fantasy Month 4 will continue for the next six weeks, with two more issues (so much science-fantasy that BCS Science-Fantasy Month 4 will last a month and a half!), including stories by Rich Larson, Jason Sanford, and Sarah Pinsker!