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New Cover Art: “Legendary Passage” by Jereme Peabody

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Starting with BCS #250 this Thursday, a special double-issue in honor of our 250th issue, featuring stories by K.J. Parker, Richard Parks, Margaret Ronald, and Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, our new cover art for late spring in the Northern Hemisphere will be “Legendary Passage” by Jereme Peabody:


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BCS #247 – Carroll, Alden, Alden Podcast, New Cover Art

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BCS #247 is out, featuring stories of remembrance through different aspects of culture.

Siobhan Carroll (“The Year of Silent Birds” in BCS #138, “In the Gardens of the Night” in BCS #74) returns to BCS with “The War of Light and Shadow, in Five Dishes,” a story of the course of a war and its participants and remembrance via cuisine.

J.W. Alden offers “Braving the Morrow Candle’s Wane,” where the remembrance takes the form of faith and kindness.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 213: Braving the Morrow Candle’s Wane, the Alden story of kindness and faith and the hope that they can conquer a small part of the war.

From the Archives with BCS #247 is “By Appointment to the Throne” by Alter S. Reiss, from BCS #155, a story similarly of remembrance and culture via a vivid fantasy cuisine and the people who craft it.

All behind new cover art for early spring in the Northern Hemisphere: “Island Outpost” by Stephan Meisl, the artist of “Ruins,” our cover art from winter 2012.


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New Cover Art: “Ugg” by Florent Llamas, for BCS Science-Fantasy Month 4

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Starting with BCS #244 next week, the first of our special double-issues for BCS Science-Fantasy Month 4 (and in the BCS #244 double-issue ebook already out early on Kindle and Weightless Books), our special science-fantasy cover art will be “Ugg” by Florent Llamas:

"Research Lab" by Sung Choi


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BCS #240 – Bennardo, Case, New Cover Art

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BCS #240 is out today, featuring two returning BCS authors with tales of journey and relationship, behind new cover art.

M. Bennardo (“A Guest of the Cockroach Club” in BCS #160, “The Use and the Need” in BCS #148 and podcast BCS 128, “The Penitent” in BCS #122 and podcast BCS 106: , among others) offers “Low Bridge! Or The Dark Obstructions,” in which a burgeoning relationship grows during honeymoon travel on a 19th Century canal boat.

Stephen Case returns to the world and characters of his BCS stories “The Aeroliths” in BCS #212, “The Wizard’s House” in BCS #166, and “The Unborn God” in BCS #150 with “The Wind’s Departure,” a sequel tale about the wizard, his wind companion, and his former master and god.

From the Archives with BCS #240 is “The Dreams of Wan Li” by Andrea Stewart, from BCS #146, another tale of a nascent relationship within a life confined.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is on a brief hiatus. In the meantime, peruse our episodes from earlier this year, including BCS 205: Every Black Tree by Natalia Theodoridou, narrated by M.K. Hobson, BCS 203: On the Road to the Hell of Hungry Ghosts by Richard Parks, narrated by Folly Blaine, and our five-hour audio novella BCS 200: A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power, narrated by podcast and audiobook narrator, writer, and poet C.S.E. Cooney.

All behind our new cover art for winter for our readers in the Northern Hemisphere: “Fortress” by Dimitrije Miljus.


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New Cover Art: “Fortress” by Dimitrije Miljus

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Starting with BCS #240 this week, featuring stories by M. Bennardo and Stephen Case, our new cover art for winter in the Northern Hemisphere will be “Fortress” by Dimitrije Miljus:


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BCS #231 – Case, TeGrotenhuis, Beaulieu Archives, New Cover Art

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BCS #231 is out today, featuring stories of protagonists questing against oppressive forces.

Stephen Case (“The Aeroliths” in BCS #212, “The Wizard’s House” in BCS #166, among many others) returns to BCS and the world of “Read This Quickly, For You Will Only Have a Moment...” from BCS #81 with “Deathspeaker,” in which a scholar advising a new monarch against a terrifying threat must leave her and seek answers elsewhere.

Jeremy A. TeGrotenhuis offers “The Broken Karwaneer,” a story of a fighter protagonist battling internal foes as she pursues external ones.

From the Archives with BCS #231 is “From the Spices of Sanandira” by Bradley P. Beaulieu, in BCS #70 and #71, a novelette that was the inspiration for his current hardcover novel series Song of Shattered Sands.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is on a brief hiatus. In the meantime, peruse our episodes from earlier this year, including our five-hour audio novella BCS 200: A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power, guest-narrated by podcast and audiobook narrator, writer, and poet C.S.E. Cooney.

All behind new cover art for late summer in the Northern Hemisphere: “Bird House” by Jordan Grimmer.


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New Cover Art: “Bird House” by Jordan Grimmer

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Starting with BCS #231 this week, featuring stories by Stephen Case and Jeremy A. TeGrotenhuis, our new cover art for spring will be “Bird House” by Jordan Grimmer:


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New Cover Art: “Monument” by Jeff Brown

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Starting with BCS #227 this week, featuring stories by Wren Wallis and Allison Jamieson-Lucy, our new cover art for spring will be “Monument” by Jeff Brown:


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BCS #224 – Pi, Dollarhyde, Pi Podcast, Parks Archives, New Cover Art

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BCS #224 is out today, featuring stories of protagonists bargaining and earning the cost.

Tony Pi (“Proteus Lost” in BCS#217, “The Sweetest Skill” in BCS#197 and podcast BCS 173, “No Sweeter Art” in BCS#155, and podcast BCS 133: No Sweeter Art, among several others) returns to BCS with a new tale of Candyman Ao: “That Lingering Sweetness,” in which Ao, having lost his powers, must dispel competing gods’ curses.

Kate Dollarhyde offers “A Marvelous Deal,” a tale of a hardscrabble character fighting to survive.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 195: That Lingering Sweetness, the Tony Pi story of Candyman Ao treating with zodiac gods. It’s guest-narrated by John Meagher, who narrated Tony’s previous BCS stories of Candyman Ao, BCS 173: The Sweetest Skill and BCS 133: No Sweeter Art, both finalists for the Parsec Awards.

From the Archives with BCS #224 is “In the Palace of the Jade Lion” by Richard Parks, from BCS #100, a tale of a protagonist swept up in mysterious magical events.

All behind a New Cover Art: “Land of Giants” by Ashley Dotson.


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