BCS Podcasts
BCS #229 – Lemberg, McCombs, Five-Hour Lemberg Podcast

Posted in: BCS Podcasts, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #229 is out today, featuring an insightful story, a unique novella, and a five-hour podcast in celebration of the 200th episode of the BCS Audio Fiction Podcast!

Rose Lemberg (“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) returns to BCS with a full-length novella set in the same Birdverse world of their other BCS stories. “A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power, Pt. I” is in BCS #229, to be concluded by Pt. II in BCS #230 in two weeks. (Both parts/both issues are available now as ebooks.)

Theodore McCombs offers “Ora et Labora,” a tale of a young protagonist struggling with life in a monastery of magic and mathematics.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 200: A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power, a special five-hour reading of the entire Rose Lemberg novella. It’s guest narrated by podcast and audiobook narrator, writer and poet C.S.E. Cooney.

From the Archives with BCS #229 is “Boat in Shadows, Crossing” by Tori Truslow, from BCS #113 and podcast BCS 100, a finalist for the Parsec Awards. It’s similarly lyrical and relationship-focused as “A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power.”

All behind a new crop of our cover art for early summer for our Northern Hemisphere readers: “Monument” by Jeff Brown.


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Tina Connolly On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories Collection Giveaway

Posted in: BCS Podcasts, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

BCS author and podcast narrator Tina Connolly (“One Ear Back” in BCS #97 and podcast BCS 084, among others) has a new short fiction collection, On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories.

In conjunction with Tina’s podcast narration of BCS 191: Suddenwall by Sara Saab in BCS #220, we’re giving away a signed copy of On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories!

To enter, comment on this very post (here) and tell us what your favorite Tina Connolly-narrated BCS podcast episode is.

Your comment will enter you in a random drawing for the signed copy of On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories. This giveaway ends Thurs. March 9 has ended. (Full Rules are here, at the end of this post.)

To get you started, here’s a list of many of the BCS Podcast episodes Tina has narrated:

BCS 191: Suddenwall by Sara Saab

BCS 177: Shadow’s Weave by Yoon Ha Lee

BCS 170: A Salvaging of Ghosts by Aliette de Bodard

BCS 156: Seasons Set in Skin by Caroline M. Yoachim

BCS 150: The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto by Bill Powell (special large-cast reading)

 

BCS 142: Everything Beneath You by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

BCS 134: The Good Deaths, Part II by Angela Ambroz

BCS 128: The Use and the Need by M. Bennardo

BCS 122: The River Does Not Run by Rachel Sobel

BCS 121: The Breath of War by Aliette de Bodard

 

BCS 107: The Girl Who Welcomed Death to Svalgearyen by Barbara A. Barnett

BCS 100: Boat in Shadows, Crossing by Tori Truslow (special large-cast reading)

BCS 084: One Ear Back by Tina Connolly

BCS 091: Cursed Motives by Marissa Lingen

Good luck!

Full rules for the Tina Connolly Signed On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories giveaway:

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

Your comment must mention the title of a BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode narrated by Tina Connolly. Comments that do not mention the title of a BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode narrated by Tina Connolly will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Thurs. March 9. 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 On the Eyeball Floor 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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BCS #214 – Stufflebeam, Sridhar, Stufflebeam Audio Vault, New Cover Art

Posted in: BCS Audio Vault Podcast, Cover Art, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #214 is out today, featuring a returning BCS author, a new one, new cover art, and a new episode of the BCS Audio Vault podcast.

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (“A Careful Fire” in BCS #184 and podcast BCS 160, “The Girl with Golden Hair” in BCS #176 and podcast BCS 153, and “Everything Beneath You” in BCS #164 and podcast BCS 142) returns with “The Orangery,” a story blending the mythic with characters fighting beyond role.

Priya Sridhar offers “The Jeweled Nawab Jungle Retreat,” a story of a character similarly fighting to break free of the role attributed to them.

The BCS Audio Vault podcast has a new episode BCS Audio Vault 026: Everything Beneath You by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, from January 2015. It’s introduced by the author, explaining the very personal genesis of this story and some of its elements, including a boat, a dragon, and a lantern festival.

The From the Archives story with BCS #214 is “The Coffinmaker’s Love” by Alberto Yáñez in BCS #131, our Fifth Anniversary Double-Issue in October 2013.

All behind new cover art for the end-year season: “The Sacred Flames” by Jinxu Du.


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BCS #207 – Brennan, Waldroon, Brennan Podcast & Audio Vault

Posted in: BCS Audio Vault Podcast, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #207 is out today, featuring stories set in vivid historical settings, the return of the BCS Audio Fiction podcast, and a new episode of the BCS Audio Vault podcast.

Marie Brennan (“The Ascent of Unreason” in BCS #104 and podcast BCS 089, plus two other Driftwood stories; “And Blow Them at the Moon” in BCS #50 and podcast BCS 044, plus one other historical fantasy; among nine others) returns to BCS with “To Rise No More,” a new historical fantasy set in the world of her Onyx Court fairie novels.

Thomas M. Waldroon (“‘Or I Wil Harrie Them Out of This Land’BCS #198, and “Sinseerly A Friend & Yr. Obed’t” in BCS #171 and the new anthology Best of BCS Year Seven, out early exclusively and on sale at Weightless Books) offers a third historical fantasy in his series of uniquely voiced literary interpretations of pre-modern America: “George & Frank Tarr, Boy Avencherers, in ‘Beeyon the Shours We Knowe!!!!’,” a lyrical tale of two brothers on a strange river journey that is not what it seems.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 181: To Rise No More, the Marie Brennan historical fairie tale. It’s guest-narrated by Liz Duffy Adams, who narrated BCS 161: Unearthly Landscape by a Lady by Rebecca Campbell last fall.

The BCS Audio Vault podcast features a new episode BCS Audio Vault 025: And Blow Them at the Moon by Marie Brennan, a previous story in the same Onyx Court historical fairie setting as “To Rise No More.” It’s introduced by the author, explaining how she works the plots of her novels and stories into history without sidelining the actions taken by real people.

The From the Archives story with BCS #207 is World Fantasy Award-winner James Morrow’s novel excerpt from Galápagos Regained, from BCS #164 and podcast BCS 141, a historical steampunk novel in a setting not unlike “To Rise No More.”

Our new anthology Best of BCS Year Seven is out early exclusively at Weightless Books and is on sale–buy now and get a free BCS anthology of your choice! See Weightless Books for info.


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New Episode of The BCS Audio Vault: “And Blow Them at the Moon” by Marie Brennan

Posted in: BCS Audio Vault Podcast by Scott H. Andrews

The BCS Audio VaultOut today is new episode of The BCS Audio Vault: 025: And Blow Them at the Moon by Marie Brennan, read by T.D. Edge. Like her new BCS story “To Rise No More” appearing in BCS #207 next week, it’s set in the world of her Onyx Court historical fairie novels.

BCS Audio Vault 025: And Blow Them at the Moon is introduced by the author, explaining how she works the plots of her Onyx Court historical fairie novels and stories into history without sidelining the actions taken by real people.

To hear a new episode of The BCS Audio Vault every fortnight, including stories by Aliette de Bodard, Marissa Lingen, M. Bennardo, and Chris Willrich and introductions by Marie Brennan, John Meagher, and Lou Anders, subscribe to The BCS Audio Vault via RSS feed RSS feed or look for it on iTunes.


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BCS #206 – Lalumière, Sim, Künsken Archives

Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Audio Vault Podcast, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #206 is out today, featuring two authors new to BCS.

Claude Lalumière visits an alternate North America and French Canada in “The Patchwork Procedure,” a high-flying espionage caper with a protagonist facing a dilemma of loyalty.

Jeremy Sim follows children escaping military oppression in “What Pada-Sara Means to the Elephant,” a tale featuring confrontations of will via a board game.

The From the Archives story with BCS #206 is  “The God Thieves” by Derek Künsken, from BCS #84, a spy caper not unlike “The Patchwork Procedure” but set in an alternate Renaissance Genoa.

All behind a new crop of our summer cover art, “Tortoise Caravan” by Marek Hlavaty:

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is on a brief hiatus. In the meantime, peruse our episodes from earlier this year and from 2015, including two recently named finalists for the 2016 Parsec Awards, F/SF highest awards for podcasting: BCS 150: The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto by Bill Powell, a special large-cast reading featuring multiple guest narrators, and BCS 173: The Sweetest Skill by Tony Pi, guest-narrated by John Meagher.


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BCS Podcast a Finalist for Two Parsec Awards

Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Podcasts by Scott H. Andrews

Two episodes of the BCS Audio Fiction Podcast are finalists for the 2016 Parsec Awards!

BCS 173: The Sweetest Skill by Tony Pi, guest-narrated by John Meagher, is a finalist for Best Short Story–Small Cast.  It is a sequel to BCS 133: No Sweeter Art, likewise narrated by John Meagher, which was a Parsec finalist last year.

BCS 150: The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto by Bill Powell, a special large-cast reading featuring Michael J. DeLuca, Tina Connolly, and Bill Powell, is a finalist for Best Short Story: Large Cast.

The Parsec Awards are the highest awards in F/SF podcasting. The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast was a finalist in 2012 for Best Magazine podcast, and BCS 100: Boat in Shadows, Crossing by Tori Truslow, a special large-cast reading for our 100th episode, was a finalist in 2013. 

Congratulations!


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BCS #201 – Clare, Austin, Catherynne M. Valente Podcast

Posted in: BCS Podcasts, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #201 is out today, featuring two returning BCS authors and our longest podcast episode ever.

Gwendolyn Clare (“Butterfly House” in BCS #157, our Sixth Anniversary Double-Issue, and podcast BCS 137) crosses a world of floating islands and stratefied society on an investigation sparked by nested tales in “Nothing But the Sky.”

Alec Austin (“Fire Rises” in BCS #180, “Atonement” in BCS #140, “Casualties” in BCS #110) takes his vividly character-centered military epic fantasy voice back to the world of “Blood Remembers” from BCS #117 in “Blood Reckonings,” a tale of self-empowered characters scheming for leverage.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is a special one: BCS 178: The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek, or, the Luminescence of Debauchery, the Catherynne M. Valente novelette from BCS #200. It’s the longest BCS podcast episode ever, clocking in at nearly 70 minutes long. Its lush and rollicking first-person voice is narrated by voice actor Heath Miller.

The From the Archives story with BCS #201 is “Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud” by Fran Wilde, from BCS #181 and podcast BCS 157, set in a sky-bound world different from that in Gwendolyn Clare’s “Nothing But the Sky” but constrained by similar environmental harshness.

All behind a new crop of our likewise sky-bound new cover art for early summer: “High Above the Savannah” by Martin Ende.


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BCS #199 – Tobler, Greenblatt, Greenblatt Podcast

Posted in: BCS Audio Vault Podcast, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #199 is out today, featuring two stories of protagonists venturing into unknown reaches.

E. Catherine Tobler returns to BCS with “Cloud Dweller,” another story set in the same world-traveling circus setting as several of her previous BCS stories (“Splitskin” in BCS #172,“We, As One, Trailing Embers” in BCS #147 podcast BCS 127, “Artificial Nocturne” in BCS #126, “Lady Marmalade” in BCS #98), featuring a tightrope-walker walking across the reaches of the sky.

A.T. Greenblatt offers “They Said the Desert,” a story of a dogged protagonist crossing a desert trade route while hounded by a past companion.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 175: They Said the Desert, the A.T. Greenblatt story.

BCS #199 also features a new episode of the BCS Audio Vault: 024 The Topaz Marquise by Fran Wilde, a dark tale of a craftsman caught between his own desires and ancient forces. It’s introduced by the author, explaining the titular gemstone and the protagonist’s relationship with it.

The From the Archives story with BCS #199 is “Songdogs” by Ian McHugh, from BCS Issue #27 our First Anniversary Double-Issue, a tale of a journeying character hounded by a past companion not unlike the A.T. Greenblatt story “They Said the Desert.”

Next issue: BCS #200!


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