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Cat Rambo Signed Near + Far Story Collection Giveaway on Twitter

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In conjunction with Cat Rambo’s story “Primaflora’s Journey” in BCS #170, we’re giving away two signed, personalized copies of her books: one of her brand new novel Beasts of Tabat, set in the same world as “Primaflora’s Journey” and many of her other stories, and one of her newest short fiction collection Near + Far.

The giveaway for Beasts of Tabat is in this post here.

The giveaway for Near + Far will take place Tuesday Apr. 14 on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. It will run from 2 PM EST until 6 PM EST.

To enter, all you need to do is tweet what your favorite Cat Rambo short story is. From her stories in BCS or anywhere else.

To get you started, here are a few of Cat Rambo’s stories:

Primaflora’s Journey” in BCS #170

Rappaccini’s Crow” in BCS #151

Love, Resurrected” in BCS #65 and podcast BCS 058

Narrative of a Beast’s Life” on Kindle

A full list on her website

Good luck!

Full rules for the signed Cat Rambo Near + Far Twitter giveaway:

You must tweet your comment on Twitter. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must include “@BCSmagazine” in your tweet. (This is so we can find it.)

You must mention the title of a work of short fiction by Cat Rambo. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction by Cat Rambo will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 6PM Eastern Standard Time on Tues. Apr. 14. Any tweets posted before or after that will not be eligible.

All entries will be entered in a random drawing to win the book.

Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you post more than one eligible tweet).

You must tweet your tweet from a a valid Twitter account (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The signed copy of Near + Far will be mailed to the winner.

BCS is not responsible for tweets that get lost or don’t show up under @BCSmagazine, 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 or anyone else. 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 #170 – Rambo, Clitheroe, Hivén Podcast, Signed Giveaways, New Cover Art

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

BCS #170 is out today, featuring two returning BCS authors, a podcast, two giveaways for signed books, and new cover art.

Cat Rambo (“Rappaccini’s Crow” in BCS #151; “Love, Resurrected” in BCS #65 and podcast BCS 058) returns to BCS with “Primaflora’s Journey,” a novelette of upheaval set in the same fantastical city world as her new novel Beasts of Tabat

Heather Clitheroe (“Gone Sleeping” in BCS #77 and podcast BCS 067 and the Best of BCS Year Three anthology) offers “Wild Things Got to Go Free,” a tale of mystery and family upheaval from the vivid perspective of a child, not unlike the childhood perspective in “Gone Sleeping.”

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 147: The Sixth Day by Sylvia Anna Hivén from BCS #169, a foreboding tale from the perspective of a child narrator, not unlike “Wild Things Got to Go Free.

Enter our giveaways in conjunction with BCS #170 to win a signed personalized copy of Beasts of Tabat or a signed personalized copy of of Cat Rambo’s most recent short fiction collection, Near + Far.

The From the Archives story with BCS #170 is “Of Thinking Being and Beast ” by Michael J. DeLuca, from BCS #9 and podcast BCS 009, a tale rife with fantastical beasts not unlike “Primaflora’s Journey.”

All behind new cover art: “Twisted Mountain Valley” by Christopher Balaskas.


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Cat Rambo Signed Beasts of Tabat Novel and Story Collection Giveaways

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In conjunction with Cat Rambo’s story “Primaflora’s Journey” in BCS #170, we’re giving away two signed, personalized copies of her books: one of her brand new novel Beasts of Tabat, set in the same world as “Primaflora’s Journey” and many of her other stories, and one of her newest short fiction collection Near + Far.

The giveaway for Near + Far will be held Tuesday Apr. 14 on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine.  Details are here.

The giveaway for Beasts of Tabat is right here in this post. To enter, comment on this post and say what your favorite fantasy creature or beast is, from any BCS story.

That will enter you in a random drawing for the book. (For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post.) This giveaway ends Wed. Apr. 8.

To get you started, here are a few BCS stories that have interesting creatures or beasts in them:

Primaflora’s Journey” and “Rappaccini’s Crow” by Cat Rambo

The Castle That Jack Built” by Emily Gilman

The Ghost of Shinoda Forest” by Richard Parks (and many others)

Pheth’s Aviary” and “The Suffering Gallery” by Matthew Kressel

The Bonedrake’s Penance”by Yoon Ha Lee

Mr Morrow Becomes Acquainted with the Delicate Art of Squid Keeping”by Geoffrey Maloney

Good luck!

 

Full rules for the signed Cat Rambo Beasts of Tabat giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this Beasts of Tabat Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must mention a creature or beast from a story that appeared in BCS. Comments that do not mention some creature or beast from a story that appeared in BCS will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Apr. 8, 2015. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you leave more than one eligible comment).

You must use a valid email address when you submit your comment (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The signed copy of Beasts of Tabat will be mailed to the winner.

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 #164 – Stufflebeam, Vardomskaya, James Morrow, Podcast & Novel Giveaway, Maloney Audio Vault

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

BCS #164 is out today, featuring stories of heroines on journeys of discovery, plus the first-ever novel excerpt to appear in BCS (by a two-time World Fantasy and Nebula Award winner), a guest-narrated podcast of that novel excerpt, and a giveaway for a copy of the novel.

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam offers “Everything Beneath You,” a lyrical tale of journey both mythic and personal. Tamara Vardomskaya pens “The Metamorphoses of Narcissus,” a tale of artistic pursuit and personal realization.

Novelist James Morrow, author of Towing Jehovah, Shambling Towards Hiroshima, and many other works of lyrical F/SF, brings to BCS an excerpt from his new novel Galápagos Regained, which hits shelves this week.  This historical steampunk novel follows Chloe Bathurst, a former actress who, inspired by her interactions with the illustrious Charles Darwin, journeys in his footsteps across the Atlantic Ocean and over the Andes to the Galápagos Archipelago. In this excerpt from Galápagos Regained, Chloe meets Mr. Darwin and learns of his theories and the theological contest that will spark her journey.

We’re also giving away a copy of the novel Galápagos Regained. Visit this giveaway post to enter. But hurry; the giveaway ends Wed. Jan. 21!

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 141: Novel Excerpt Galápagos Regained, the James Morrow excerpt. It’s guest-narrated by T.D. Edge, who has narrated many past BCS podcast episodes, including BCS 047: More Full of Weeping Than You Can Understand by Rosamund Hodge.

The BCS Audio Vault podcast episode with BCS #164 is BCS Audio Vault 013: Mr Morrow Becomes Acquainted with the Delicate Art of Squid Keeping by Geoffrey Maloney, a satire of Victorian Australian gentry in a zany science-fantasy situation with a voice not unlike BCS 141: Novel Excerpt Galápagos Regained.  It’s introduced by T.D. Edge, the narrator of both those podcasts, commenting on the Victorian upperclass’s absurd but implacable self-belief as captured in the story’s characters.

The From the Archives story with BCS #164 is “The Orangery” by the late K.D. Wentworth, from BCS #12, a tale of lushly voiced Victorian characters injected into a strange paranormal situation.


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James Morrow Galápagos Regained Novel Giveaway

Posted in: Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In conjunction with the excerpt from James Morrow’s new novel Galápagos Regained appearing in BCS #164 and Audio Fiction Podcast BCS 141, we’re giving away a signed copy of the novel.

James Morrow is a multiple World Fantasy and Nebula Award winner for his unique brand of lyrical literary F/SF tinged with erudite wit and satire, including novels such as Towing Jehovah and Shambling Towards Hiroshima.

Galápagos Regained, out this week, follows the fictional Chloe Bathurst, a marginally popular Victorian actress, who is inspired by her interactions with the illustrious Charles Darwin to journey across the Atlantic Ocean, up the Amazon, and over the Andes to the Galápagos Archipelago.

To enter this giveaway for a signed copy of Galápagos Regained, comment on this very post and tell us your favorite heroine from BCS. Any heroine, from any BCS story. For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post. But hurry; the giveaway ends Wed. Jan. 21! This giveaway has ended.

To get you started, here are a just a few of the literally hundreds of BCS stories featuring heroines, beginning with those in BCS #164:

Everything Beneath You” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

The Metamorphoses of Narcissus” by Tamara Vardomskaya

Novel Excerpt: Galápagos Regained by James Morrow

 

The Breath of War” by Aliette de Bodard, in BCS #142 and podcast BCS 121

Alloy Point” by Sam J. Miller, in BCS #163 and podcast BCS 140

Women in Sandstone” by Alex Dally MacFarlane in BCS #145

 

Worth of Crows” by Seth Dickinson, in BCS #104 and podcast BCS 090

The Six Skills of Madame Lumiere” by Marissa Lingen, in BCS #46

The Pirate Captain’s Daughter” by Yoon Ha Lee, in BCS #27 and podcast BCS 025

Good luck!

Full rules for the signed Galápagos Regained giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this Galápagos Regained Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must mention a heroine character from a story that appeared in BCS. Comments that do not mention a heroine character from a story that appeared in BCS will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Jan. 22, 2015. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you leave more than one eligible comment).

You must use a valid email address when you submit your comment (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. Our decision will be final and absolute. The copy of Galápagos Regained will be mailed to the winner.

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 or anyone else. 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 #159 – Files, Strom-Martin, MacNab Podcast, Kressel Audio Vault

Posted in: Giveaways, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #159 is now out, featuring dark stories by two returning BCS authors, a guest-narrated podcast, Audio Vault and From the Archives stories, and a giveaway for a huge fantasy anthology.

Gemma Files (“A Feast for Dust” in BCS #132 and podcast BCS 114) returns to BCS with “Drawn Up From Deep Places,” a new novelette of her haunted sea captain Jerusalem Parry, who also appeared in “Two Captains” in BCS #125. Hannah Strom-Martin (“Now Ix, He Was a Lover” in BCS #130) offers “The Burned Man,” a darkly acute fable of life choices and their consequences.

BCS 138: The Rugmaker’s Lovers by Brynn MacNab is the BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode, a dark fable from BCS #158. It’s guest-narrated by Michael J. DeLuca, ofttimes BCS podcast narrator and author of another dark fable, “The Nine-Tailed Cat” from BCS #70 and podcast BCS 062

The ‘From the Archives’ story is “In the Gardens of the Night” by Siobhan Carroll, from BCS #74, a tale of palace intrigue and acute choices not unlike “The Burned Man,” but from a different perspective.

Our new podcast, The BCS Audio Vault, this week features BCS Audio Vault 008: The Suffering Gallery by Matthew Kressel, a tale of a powerful demon clashing with her underling and the human who battles her to rescue his son. It’s introduced by the author, explaining the evolution of the setting (also featured in “Pheth’s Aviary” in BCS #133) and the story’s exploration of the demons’ and humans’ personal relationships.

We are also giving away a signed copy of the new anthology The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry, which features four stories from BCS and nine other stories by BCS authors. Visit this giveaway post to enter. But hurry; the giveaway ends Wednesday Nov. 5!

Next issue, look for lighter tales, including a strange one from returning BCS author M. Bennardo (“The Penitent” in BCS #122,“After Compline, Silence Falls” in BCS #107, and others)...


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Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry Anthology Giveaway

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

A great new anthology The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry comes out next week, featuring four stories from BCS and nine other great stories by BCS authors, and we’re giving away a copy.

This anthology includes BCS stories by Richard Parks, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Alex Dally MacFarlane, and Saladin Ahmed, as well as other stories by BCS authors K.J. Parker, Yoon Ha Lee, Chris Willrich, Tony Pi, Matthew David Surridge, Genevieve Valentine, and many more.

It has twenty-five stories overall; plus an introduction written by me, BCS Editor-in-Chief Scott H. Andrews, in which I pontificate on classic fantasy takes on warriors and wizards and how, in the hands of skilled authors like all those above, those classic takes have evolved and broadened to include varied peoples and lands and to offer an examination of what it means to be who these characters are.

To enter, comment on this post and tell us your favorite warrior or wizard character from BCS. Any warrior or wizard, from any BCS story. For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post. But hurry; the giveaway ends Wed. Nov. 5! This giveaway has ended.

To get you started, here are a few BCS stories featuring warriors and/or wizards, beginning with the four that are in this anthology:

Fox Bones. Many Uses.” by Alex Dally MacFarlane (BCS #95)

Where Virtue Lives” by Saladin Ahmed (BCS #15)

Golden Daughter, Stone Wife” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (BCS #144, podcast BCS 124)

Lady of the Ghost Willow” by Richard Parks (BCS #53)

 

How the Wicker Knight Would Not Move” by Chris Willrich (BCS #99, podcast BCS 077)

From the Spices of Sanandira” by Bradley P. Beaulieu (BCS #70)

Memories in Bronze, Feathers, and Blood” by Aliette de Bodard (BCS #45, podcast BCS 041)

No Sweeter Art” by Tony Pi (BCS #155, podcast BCS 133)

The Three Feats of Agani” by Christie Yant (BCS #100, podcast BCS 086)

 Good luck!

Full rules for The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must mention a warrior or a wizard character from a story that appeared in BCS. Comments that do not mention a warrior or a wizard character from a story that appeared in BCS will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Nov. 5, 2014. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you leave more than one eligible comment).

You must use a valid email address when you submit your comment (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The copy of The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry will be mailed to the winner.

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 or anyone else. 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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K.J. Parker Signed Hardback Story Collection Giveaway: on Twitter, Tues. 10/14

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

Bestselling author K.J. Parker (the ‘Engineer’ trilogy of Devices and Desires, Evil for Evil, The Escapement, among other trilogies), who has also published a number of brilliant short stories and won the World Fantasy Award for novella two years in a row, appears in BCS this week with a new story “Heaven Thunders the Truth” in BCS #157, our Sixth Anniversary Double-Issue.

In celebration, we are giving away a copy of Parker’s signed, hardback limited-edition short fiction collection Academic Exercises.

Academic Exercises is a gorgeous hardback limited edition that runs over 500 pages and includes the World Fantasy Award-winning novellas “Let Maps to Others” and “A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong.”

This giveaway will take place Tuesday Oct. 14 on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. It will run from 2 PM EST until 6 PM EST.

To enter, all you need to do is tweet what your favorite K.J. Parker story or novella is. Whether “Heaven Thunders the Truth” or one from another magazine or anthology. (For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post.)

To get you started, here are a few K.J. Parker story links:

Heaven Thunders the Truth” in BCS #157

Let Maps to Others” in Subterranean

A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong” in Subterranean

K.J. Parker Wikipedia page, which lists a dozen others

Good luck!

Full rules for the signed K.J. Parker hardback Academic Exercises Twitter giveaway:

You must tweet your comment on Twitter. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must include “@BCSmagazine” in your tweet. (This is so we can find it.)

You must mention the title of a work of short fiction by K.J. Parker. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction by K.J. Parker will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 6PM Eastern Standard Time on Tues. Oct. 14. Any tweets posted before or after that will not be eligible.

All entries will be entered in a random drawing to win the book.

Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you post more than one eligible tweet).

Any person who has won any previous giveaway from BCS in September 2014 or October 2014 is not eligible to win.

You must tweet your tweet from a a valid Twitter account (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The signed copy of Academic Exercises will be mailed to the winner.

BCS is not responsible for tweets that get lost or don’t show up under @BCSmagazine, 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 or anyone else. 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 #157 Anniversary Double-Issue: Final Stories & Bonus Podcast Live

Posted in: Anniversary Issues, Giveaways, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

The final three stories from BCS #157, our Sixth Anniversary Double-Issue, and the bonus podcast are live on the BCS website today.

The stories include “Heaven Thunders The Truth” by multiple World Fantasy Award-winning author K.J. Parker and “Butterfly House” by Gwendolyn Clare.

The bonus podcast, BCS 136: The Moon Over Red Trees, is the Aliette de Bodard story from earlier in BCS #157, our Sixth Anniversary Double-Issue. It’s guest-narrated by Kate Baker, the podcast director and familiar voice of Clarkesworld magazine.

All four of the stories in this issue were available two weeks ago for BCS ebook subscribers. Subscribers get every issue a week before the website, delivered directly to their email or e-reader or smart phone.

If you’d like to subscribe, now is a great time to do it. During our Sixth Anniversary Ebook Sale, buy a BCS ebook subscription or the new Best of BCS Year Five from WeightlessBooks.com and you’ll get a coupon for 30% off all BCS titles. But act soon; the sale ends next week!

Our two giveaways for signed Richard Parks Lord Yamada short story collections, one as paper book and one as audio book, have ended. But next week on Twitter, we will be giving away a signed hardback limited-edition K.J. Parker short story collection. Visit the link to see how you can enter.


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