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BCS #183, Seventh Anniversary Double-Issue

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

BCS #183, our Seventh Anniversary Double-Issue, is out today!

It includes “The Bride Doll,” a Lord Yamada tale by Richard Parks (“The Sorrow of Rain” in BCS #157, “Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls” in BCS #131, and ten other stories), and “Geometries of Belonging” by Rose Lemberg, set in the same world as her BCS stories “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” in BCS #175 and “Held Close in Syllables of Light” in BCS #80.

Plus two more stories: “The Four Schools” by Naim Kabir (“On the Origin of Song” in BCS #131, our Fifth Anniversary Double-Issue) and “The Sons of Vincente” by I.L. Heisler.

The Lemberg and Heisler stories won’t be released on the website until next week, but they are available now in the ebook of the full issue, on Kindle and at WeightlessBooks.com.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode will be BCS 159 The Sons of Vincente by I.L. Heisler, released next week.

The ‘From the Archives’ story is “A Place to Stand” by Grace Seybold, in BCS #89 and podcast BCS 079, a tale of shifting time-frames not unlike “The Four Schools.” All behind new cover art for our seventh anniversary: “Sundown” by Feliks Grzesiczek.

Our Seventh Anniversary Ebook Sale continues: buy a BCS ebook subscription or the new Best of BCS Year Six from WeightlessBooks.com and get a coupon for 30% off all BCS titles. (Ebook subscribers always get issues before they go live on the website.)

There’s also a giveaway for a copy of BCS author Mathrew Kressel’s new novel King of Shards. It shares the desert world of his BCS stories, “Pheth’s Aviary” in BCS #133  and “The Suffering Gallery” in BCS #57 and podcast BCS 050. The giveaway is in this post. It ends ends Wed. Oct. 7, so enter soon!

In seven (!) years of BCS, we’ve published over 375 stories and 175 audio fiction podcasts. And there’s more to come! Thanks so much for reading!


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Matthew Kressel King of Shards Novel Giveaway

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

 alt=BCS author Matthew Kressel’s novel King of Shards, out on Oct. 13, shares the desert world of his BCS stories, “Pheth’s Aviary” in BCS #133  and “The Suffering Gallery” in BCS #57 and podcast BCS 050.

In conjunction with the novel’s release, BCS is giving away a copy of King of Shards!

To enter, comment on this post and tell us your favorite BCS story that’s set in the same world as a novel. Numerous BCS stories take place in the same world as the author’s novel(s), whether published before the story or after. Your favorite BCS story that’s set in the same world as the author’s novel(s).

Your comment will enter you in a random drawing for the book. This giveaway ends Wed. Oct. 7  has ended. (For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post.)

To get you started, here are a few BCS stories that are set in the same world as their authors’ novel(s):

And Blow Them at the Moon” by Marie Brennan

Where Virtue Lives” by Saladin Ahmed

The Sword of Loving Kindness” by Chris Willrich

The Ghost of Shinoda Forest” by Richard Parks (or any of his Lord Yamada tales)

 

Primaflora’s Journey” by Cat Rambo

Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud” by Fran Wilde

Stormchaser, Stormshaper” by Erin Hoffman

The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Her Field-General, and Their Wounds” by Seth Dickinson

Good luck!

 

Full rules for the Matthew Kressel King of Shards giveaway:

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

You must mention a story published in BCS that arguably takes place in the same world as some novel that author has written. Comments that do not mention a story published in BCS that arguably take place in the same world as some novel the author has written will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Oct. 7. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

You must reside within the USA or Canada. (Our apologies for this stipulation; the publisher only holds rights in the USA and Canada and so can’t ship the book anywhere else.)

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 King of Shards will be mailed from the publisher 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 #182 – Ronald, Nicholls, Palmer Podcast, Dickinson Novel Giveaway

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

BCS #182 is out today, with two stories of light yet serious tone, a guest-narrated podcast, and yet another giveaway for a newly released epic fantasy novel by a BCS author.

Margaret Ronald (“The Governess and the Lobster” in BCS #95, “Salvage” in BCS #77, among many others) returns to BCS with”Murder Goes Hungry,” another mystery tale set in her multi-ethnic post-war city of “Sweet Death” in BCS #161 and “A Death for the Ageless” in BCS #134.

Jack Nicholls (“The Tale of the Aggrieved Astrologer” in BCS #101) offers “Flying the Coop,” which mixes bits of light tone with a character’s intense struggle.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is BCS 158: Moogh and the Great Trench Kraken, Suzanne Palmer’s tale from BCS #181 of a simple man faced with surroundings and a challenge beyond his wildest experience. It’s guest-narrated by Dan Rabarts, author (“The Crooked Mile” in BCS #127 and the Ceaseless West anthology) and narrator of the BCS podcast BCS 111: The Goblin King’s Concubine by Raphael Ordoñez.

The From the Archives story with BCS #182 is “Cold Iron and Green Vines” by Wendy N. Wagner, also podcast BCS 061, a tale of struggle and independence not unlike “Flying the Coop.”

There’s also a giveaway for a copy of BCS author Seth Dickinson’s new and much-heralded epic fantasy novel The Traitor Baru Cormorant. It features the same protagonist as his first BCS story, “The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Her Field-General, and Their Wounds” in BCS #81 and podcast BCS 73 (beware: the story contains spoilers for the novel). The giveaway is in this post. It ends ends Wed. Sept. 23, so enter soon!


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Seth Dickinson The Traitor Baru Cormorant Novel Giveaway

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

The Traitor Baru CormorantBCS author Seth Dickinson’s fantasy novel The Traitor Baru Cormorant, out on Sept. 15, features the same protagonist as his first BCS story, “The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Her Field-General, and Their Wounds” in BCS #81 and podcast BCS 73 (beware: the story contains spoilers for the novel!).

To celebrate Baru’s debut in a novel, BCS is giving away a copy of The Traitor Baru Cormorant!

To enter, comment on this post and tell us your favorite BCS story that’s set in the same world as a novel. Numerous BCS stories take place in the same world as the author’s novel(s), whether published before the story or after. Your favorite BCS story that’s set in the same world as the author’s novel(s).

Your comment will enter you in a random drawing for the book. This giveaway ends Wed. Sept. 23 has ended. (For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post.)

To get you started, here are a few BCS stories that are set in the same world as their authors’ novel(s):

And Blow Them at the Moon” by Marie Brennan

Where Virtue Lives” by Saladin Ahmed

Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud” by Fran Wilde

The Sword of Loving Kindness” by Chris Willrich

 

The Ghost of Shinoda Forest” by Richard Parks (or any of his Lord Yamada tales)

The Suffering Gallery” by Matthew Kressel

Stormchaser, Stormshaper” by Erin Hoffman

The Scale-Tree” by Raphael Ordoñez

Good luck!

 

Full rules for the Seth Dickinson The Traitor Baru Cormorant giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this The Traitor Baru Cormorant Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must mention a story published in BCS that arguably takes place in the same world as some novel that author has written. Comments that do not mention a story published in BCS that arguably take place in the same world as some novel the author has written will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Sept. 23. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

You must reside within the USA or Canada. (Our apologies for this stipulation; the publisher only holds rights in the USA and Canada and so can’t ship the book anywhere else.)

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 Traitor Baru Cormorant will be mailed from the publisher 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 #181 – Wilde, Palmer, Wilde Podcast, Interview, Novel Giveaway

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

BCS #181 is out today, with two stories of overcoming obstacles, a guest-narrated podcast, and another giveaway for a newly released epic fantasy novel.

Fran Wilde (“The Topaz Marquise” in BCS #152 and podast BCS 131) returns to BCS with “Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud,” two family craftspeople fighting their nature in a cloud-top world.

Suzanne Palmer offers “Moogh and the Great Trench Kraken,” about a simple man faced with surroundings and a challenge beyond his wildest experience.

BCS #181 also features a special Author Interview with Fran Wilde, discussing “Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud,” her previous BCS story “The Topaz Marquise,” and her brand new novel Updraft, set in the same world as “Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud;” writing epic fantasy at short fiction and novel lengths, secondary-world settings, and more.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is BCS 157: Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud. It’s guest-narrated by Folly Blaine, narrator of past BCS podcast episodes including and BCS 124: Golden Daughter, Stone Wife by Benjanun Sriduangkaew and BCS 146: Sun, Stone, Spear by Carrie Vaughn.

The From the Archives story with BCS #181 is “My Father’s Wounds” by Ferrett Steinmetz, from BCS #75 and podcast BCS 065, a tale of taut family relationships not unlike “Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud.”

In conjunction with “Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud,” we’re also giving away a copy of Fran Wilde’s brand new novel Updraft, set in the same world as the story and featuring one of its characters. The giveaway is in this post. It ends ends Wed. Sept. 9, so enter soon!


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Fran Wilde Updraft Novel Giveaway

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

UpdraftBCS author Fran Wilde’s fantasy novel Updraft, out on Sept. 1, is set in the same world as her new story in BCS #181, “Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud” (also podcast BCS 157).

In conjunction with BCS #181 (and its author interview with Fran about “Bent the Wing” and Updraft), BCS is giving away a copy of Updraft!

To enter, comment on this post and tell us your favorite BCS story that has anything to do with characters flying. The characters in “Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud” and Updraft fly through their cloud-top world on wings built of silk and bone. Tell us your favorite BCS story that has anything to do with characters flying, whether on their own, using wings, in airships, anything.

Your comment will enter you in a random drawing for the book. This giveaway ends Wed. Sept. 9, so enter soon has ended. (For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post.) 

To get you started, here are a few BCS stories that have characters flying or otherwise airborne:

The Ascent of Unreason” by Marie Brennan (also podcast BCS 089)

The Jewels of Montforte” by Adam Corbin Fusco

On the Transmontane Run with the Aerial Mail Express” by B. Gordon

The Unborn God” by Stephen Case (and its prequel “The Wizard’s House”)

 

A Serpent in the Gears” by Margaret Ronald (and its sequel “Salvage”)

Sweetwater Notion and the Hallelujah Kid” by K.C. Ball

The Secret of Pogopolis” by Matthew Bey

 

Pawn’s Gambit” by Adam Heine (also podcast BCS 037)

Stormchaser, Stormshaper” by Erin Hoffman

Cold, Cold War” by Ian McHugh

The Scale-Tree” by Raphael Ordoñez

Good luck!

 

Full rules for the Fran Wilde Updraft giveaway:

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

You must mention a story published in BCS that has something to do with flying. Comments that do not mention a story published in BCS that arguably has something to do with flying will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Sept. 9. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

You must reside within the USA or Canada. (Our apologies for this stipulation; the publisher only holds rights in the USA and Canada and so can’t ship the book anywhere else.)

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 Updraft will be mailed from the publisher 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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Bradley P. Beaulieu Second Twelve Kings in Sharakhai Signed Novel Giveaway, on Twitter

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

BCS author Bradley P. Beaulieu’s new fantasy novel Twelve Kings in Sharakhai, out on Sept. 1, was inspired by his BCS story “From the Spices of Sanandira.” 

BCS is giving away two pre-release copies of Twelve Kings in Sharakhai, initialed by Brad in gorgeous calligraphy.

One giveaway is on our website in this post. The other will be on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine, on Tues. Aug. 25. It will run from 2 PM EST until 6 PM EST.

To enter, all you need to do is tweet what your favorite BCS story set in a desert setting is; set in any locale that has aspects of a desert. (For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post.) Your tweet will enter you in a random drawing for the book. 

To get you started, here are a few BCS stories that are set in a desert locale:

Where Virtue Lives” by Saladin Ahmed

Sate My Thirst with Ink and Blood” by Adam Callaway (also podcast BCS 098)

Walking Out” by Harry R. Campion (also podcast BCS 019)

 

The Warriors, The Mothers, The Drowned” by Kay Chronister (also podcast BCS 152)

The Angel Azrael Rode into the Town of Burnt Church on a Dead Horse” by Peter Darbyshire

The Fires of Mercy” by Spencer Ellsworth (also podcast BCS 148)

A Feast for Dust” by Gemma Files (also podcast BCS 114)

 

Women in Sandstone” by Alex Dally MacFarlane

The Empire of Nothingness” by Geoffrey Maloney

The Burned Man” by Hannah Strom-Martin

Good luck!

 

Full rules for the signed Bradley P. Beaulieu Twelve Kings in Sharakhai 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 a story published in BCS that is set in some locale that arguably contains features of desert. Comments that do not mention a story published in BCS that is set in some locale arguably desert will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 6PM Eastern Standard Time on Tues. Aug. 25. Any tweets posted before or after that will not be eligible.

You must tweet your tweet from a a valid Twitter account (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 post more than one eligible tweet).

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

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The signed copy of Twelve Kings in Sharakhai 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 #180 – Austin, Fischer, Beaulieu Signed Novel Giveaway

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

BCS #180 is out today, featuring two stories of isolation and interaction among odd companions, and two giveaways for signed epic fantasy novels.

Alec Austin (“Atonement” in BCS #140, among several others) returns to BCS with “Fire Rises,” another story of gritty fantasy espionage and confrontation.

Jason Fischer offers “Defy the Grey Kings,” a story of struggle against elephantine overlords.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is on a brief hiatus. In the meantime, peruse our episodes from 2015 and 2014, including BCS 150: The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto by Bill Powell, a special large-cast reading featuring multiple guest narrators, and BCS 133: No Sweeter Art by Tony Pi, guest-narrated by John Meagher, which was recently named a finalist for the Parsec Awards.

The From the Archives story with BCS #180 is “Bone Diamond” by Michael John Grist, from BCS #75, a dark tale of obsession and rebellion not unlike “Defy the Grey Kings.”

We’re also giving away two signed pre-release copies of BCS author Bradley P. Beaulieu’s new fantasy novel Twelve Kings in Sharakhai, which was inspired by his BCS story “From the Spices of Sanandira.” One giveaway will be next Tues. Aug. 25 on the BCS Twitter @BCSmagazine. The other giveaway is in this post. It ends ends Wed. Aug. 26, so enter soon!

All behind a new crop of our cover art, “Kodran Migrant Fleet” by Tyler Edlin.


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Bradley P. Beaulieu Twelve Kings in Sharakhai Signed Novel Giveaway

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

Twelve Kings in SharakhaiBCS author Bradley P. Beaulieu’s new fantasy novel Twelve Kings in Sharakhai, out on Sept. 1, was inspired by his two-part BCS story “From the Spices of Sanandira” in BCS #70 and #71.

BCS is giving away two pre-release copies of Twelve Kings in Sharakhai, initialed by Brad in gorgeous calligraphy.

One giveaway will be held next week on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine, on Tuesday Aug. 25.

The other giveaway is right here in this post. To enter, comment on this post and tell us your favorite BCS story set in a desert setting; set in any locale that has aspects of a desert. (For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post.) That will enter you in a random drawing for the book. This giveaway ends Wed. Aug. 26, so enter soon!

To get you started, here are a few BCS stories that are set in a desert locale:

Where Virtue Lives” by Saladin Ahmed

Sate My Thirst with Ink and Blood” by Adam Callaway (also podcast BCS 098)

Walking Out” by Harry R. Campion (also podcast BCS 019)

 

The Warriors, The Mothers, The Drowned” by Kay Chronister (also podcast BCS 152)

The Angel Azrael Rode into the Town of Burnt Church on a Dead Horse” by Peter Darbyshire

The Fires of Mercy” by Spencer Ellsworth (also podcast BCS 148)

A Feast for Dust” by Gemma Files (also podcast BCS 114)

 

Women in Sandstone” by Alex Dally MacFarlane

The Empire of Nothingness” by Geoffrey Maloney

The Burned Man” by Hannah Strom-Martin

Good luck!

 

Full rules for the signed Bradley P. Beaulieu Twelve Kings in Sharakhai giveaway:

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

You must mention a story published in BCS that is set in some locale that arguably contains features of desert. Comments that do not mention a story published in BCS that is set in some locale arguably desert will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Aug. 26. 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 initialed copy of Twelve Kings in Sharakhai 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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