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New Cover Art: “Pillars of the Gods” by Ward Lindhout

Posted in: Cover Art, Forthcoming by Scott H. Andrews

Starting with BCS #220 tomorrow, featuring stories by Sara Saab and Kurt Hunt, our new cover art for spring will be “Pillars of the Gods” by Ward Lindhout:


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New Cover Art: “Source” by Florent Llamas.

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Starting with BCS #218 next week, featuring new stories by Marissa Lingen and Margaret Killjoy, our new cover art will be “Source” by Florent Llamas.


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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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New Cover Art: “The Sacred Flames” by Jinxu Du

Posted in: Cover Art, Forthcoming by Scott H. Andrews

Starting with BCS #214 next week (and the BCS #214 ebook already out early on Kindle and Weightless Books), our new cover art will be “The Sacred Flames” by Jinxu Du:

"The Sacred Flames" by Jinxu Du


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New Cover Art: “Ambush” by Raphael Lacoste

Posted in: Cover Art, Forthcoming by Scott H. Andrews

Starting with BCS #209, our Eighth Anniversary Double-Issue next week (and the BCS #209 ebook already out early on Kindle and Weightless Books), our new cover art will be “Ambush” by three-time BCS cover artist Raphael Lacoste:

"Ambush" by Raphael Lacoste


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BCS #205 – Ordoñez, Murray, Upshaw Archives, New Cover Art

Posted in: Cover Art, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #205 is out today, featuring a returning BCS author and a new one.

Raphael Ordoñez (“The Scale-Tree” in BCS #178, “Day of the Dragonfly” in BCS #165, “At the Edge of the Sea” in BCS #144 and podcast BCS 125, and “Misbegotten” in BCS #113 and podcast BCS 097, among others) returns to BCS with “Salt and Sorcery,” a new story set in a similar strange world as many of his previous BCS stories.

Samantha Murray offers “A Deeper Green,” a tale of duty and sacrifice and society.

The From the Archives story with BCS #205 is “Breathing Sunshine” by Garth Upshaw, from BCS #64 and podcast BCS 056, a tale of unlikely companions in a drive to help others, not unlike “Salt and Sorcery.”

All behind new 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 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, a sequel to BCS 133: No Sweeter Art that last year was named a finalist for the Parsec Awards.


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New Cover Art: “Tortoise Caravan” by Marek Hlavaty

Posted in: Cover Art, Forthcoming by Scott H. Andrews

Starting with BCS #205 later this week (and the BCS #205 ebook already out early on Kindle and Weightless Books), our new cover art will be “Tortoise Caravan” by Marek Hlavaty:

"Tortoise Caravan" by Marek Hlavaty


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New Cover Art: “High Above the Savannah,” by Martin Ende

Posted in: 200th Issue, Cover Art by Scott H. Andrews

Starting with BCS #200 next week, a special double-issue to celebrate our 200th issue, featuring Catherynne M. Valente, Kameron Hurley, Yoon Ha Lee, and Seth Dickinson, (and the BCS #200 ebook out early next Wednesday on Kindle and Weightless Books), our new cover art will be “High Above the Savannah” by Martin Ende:

"High Above the Savannah" by Martin Ende


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BCS #196 – Alter S. Reiss, C.A. Hawksmoor, New Cover Art

Posted in: Cover Art, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #196 is out today, featuring two returning BCS authors with stories of isolated characters exiled in isolated situations.

Alter S. Reiss (“By Appointment to the Throne” in BCS #155) takes us to a deserted island of strange visions where a sole exile encounters a newcomer in “Sea of Dreams.”

C.A. Hawksmoor (“Y Brenin” in BCS #167) returns to several of the characters from that story but in a much later, isolated situation and era in their lives in “The Stone Garden.”

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 172: Sea of Dreams, the Alter S. Reiss story of exile and strangeness. 

The From the Archives story with BCS #196 is “The Black Waters of Lethe” by Oliver Buckram, from BCS #150 and podcast BCS 130, guest-narrated by Norm Sherman of The Drabblecast and Escape Pod. It’s a story of strangeness and exile not unlike “Sea of Dreams.”  

All behind new cover art for early spring for our Northern Hemisphere readers: “Forest” by French artist Geoffrey Icard.


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