Giveaways
Seth Dickinson The Monster Baru Cormorant Novel Giveaway
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

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BCS author Seth Dickinson’s debut fantasy novel The Traitor Baru Cormorant (Tor, 2015) featured 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 second book of the series, The Monster Baru Cormorant, comes out on Oct. 30, but BCS is giving away a copy now!

This giveaway for a hardcover of The Monster Baru Cormorant will take place Wednesday Oct. 24 on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. It will run from 2 PM EST until 5 PM EST.

To enter, all you need to is tweet what 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). Tweet what it is, and 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.)

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

Where Virtue Lives” by Saladin Ahmed

And Blow Them at the Moon” by Marie Brennan

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 Boy Who Would Not Be Enchanted” by A.M. Dellamonica

Good luck!

Full rules for the Seth Dickinson The Monster Baru Cormorant 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 that appeared in BCS. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction that appeared in BCS will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 5PM Eastern Standard Time on Wed. Oct 24, 2018. 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 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 copy of The Monster Baru Cormorant 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, or for books getting lost or damaged in shipping.

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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Signed Giveaway: Caroline M. Yoachim and Other Stories Collection on Twitter
Posted in: Anniversary Issues, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of BCS and Caroline M. Yoachim’s story “Carnival Nine” in BCS #225 and podcast BCS 196 named a finalist for the World Fantasy Awards, held later this fall, we’re giving away a signed copy of Caroline’s short fiction collection Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories!

Caroline’s previous BCS stories, “The Land of Empty Shells” in BCS #20 and “Seasons Set in Skin” in BCS #177 and podcast BCS 156 (which is included in Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories), are about siblings and family, and “Carnival Nine” is about family and generations. Seven Wonders has over twenty-five of Caroline’s stories through 2016, including literary fantasy, science fiction, fable-esque fantasy, and more.

The giveaway for the signed copy of Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories will take place Monday Oct. 1 on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. It will run from 2 PM EST until 5 PM EST.

To enter, all you need to do is tweet what your favorite story from BCS about family is. Whether “Carnival Nine” or something else; a family story that’s charming or that’s dark, that ends happily or ends not-so-happily; with “family story” defined however you choose to define it.

To get you started, here are a few of the many stories from BCS over the years that could be thought of as family stories:

Ruby, Singing” by Fran Wilde in BCS #261 & podcast BCS 224

Every Black Tree” by Natalia Theodoridou in BCS #236 & podcast BCS 205

On the Road to the Hell of Hungry Ghosts” by Richard Parks in BCS #235 & podcast BCS 203

Across Pack Ice, a Fire” by Marissa Lingen in BCS #233

 

Gallows Girl” by Mel Kassel in BCS #233

Of Letters They Are Made” by Jonathan Edelstein in BCS #228

A Place to Grow” by A.T. Greenblatt in BCS #225

Trette’s Bones” by Grace Seybold in BCS #241

 

A Salvaging of Ghosts” by Aliette de Bodard in BCS #195 – Science-Fantasy Month 3 & podcast BCS 170

Laws of Night and Silk” by Seth Dickinson in Issue #200 & podcast BCS 176

Blood Grains Speak Through Memories” by Jason Sanford in BCS #195 – Science-Fantasy Month 3

The Mama Mmiri” by Walter Dinjos in BCS #190 & podcast BCS 164

 

Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” by Rose Lemberg in BCS #175

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

The Girl Who Welcomed Death to Svalgearyen by Barbara A. Barnett in BCS #124 & podcast BCS 107

Good luck!

Full rules for the Caroline M. Yoachim Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories 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 that appeared in BCS. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction that appeared in BCS will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 5PM Eastern Standard Time on Mon. Oct 1, 2018. 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 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 Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories, signed to Beneath Ceaseless Skies, 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, or for books getting lost or damaged in shipping.

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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Signed Giveaway: KJ Kabza The Ramshead Algorithm and Other Stories Story Collection on Twitter
Posted in: Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In conjunction with the release of BCS author KJ Kabza’s new short fiction collection The Ramshead Algorithm and Other Stories, we’re giving away a signed copy of The Ramshead Algorithm and Other Stories!

KJ’s first story in BCS, “The Leafsmith in Love,” is a charming and engaging love story set in a steampunk arboretum. It’s included in The Ramshead Algorithm and Other Stories, along with other fantasy, SF, gothic fantasy, and more.

The giveaway for the signed copy of The Ramshead Algorithm and Other Stories will take place Thursday Apr. 5 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 relationship story from BCS is. Whether “The Leafsmith in Love” or something else; a relationship story that’s charming or that’s dark, that ends happily or ends not-so-happily; with “relationship story” defined however you choose to define it.

KJ’s stories in The Ramshead Algorithm and Other Stories cover a broad range from charming to dark, happy ending or not, all with compelling characters and resonant emotions. Your answer can be anywhere on a broad range too.

To get you started, here are a few of the many stories from BCS over the years that could be thought of as relationship stories:

Carnival Nine” by Caroline M. Yoachim in BCS #225 & podcast BCS 196

Every Black Tree” by Natalia Theodoridou in BCS #236 & podcast BCS 205

Whatever Knight Comes” by Ryan Row in BCS #226

Suddenwall” by Sara Saab in BCS #220 & podcast BCS 191

 

A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power” by Rose Lemberg in BCS #229/#230 & podcast BCS 200

The Mouth of the Oyster” by Adam-Troy Castro & Alvaro Zinos-Amaro in BCS #239 & podcast BCS 207

Two Bodies in Basting Stitch” by Allison Jamieson-Lucy in BCS #227 & podcast BCS 198

The Orangery” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam in BCS #214

 

A Courtship of Beasts” by Michael Anthony Ashley in BCS #209

The Stone Garden” by Cae Hawksmoor in BCS #196

Throwing Stones” by Mishell Baker in BCS #47

The Moon Over Red Trees” by Aliette de Bodard in BCS #157 & podcast BCS 136

 

Walls of Paper, Soft as Skin” by Adam Callaway in BCS #73 & podcast BCS 063

Bearslayer and the Black Knight” by Tom Crosshill in BCS #92 & podcast BCS 080

The Nine-Tailed Cat” by Michael J. DeLuca in BCS #70 & podcast BCS 062

Two Captains” by Gemma Files in BCS #125

 

Blood, Stone, Water” by A.J. Fitzwater in BCS #118

Liaisons Galantes: A Scientific Romance” by David D. Levine in BCS #108

Love, Resurrected” by Cat Rambo in BCS #65 & podcast BCS 058

The Mathematics of Faith” by Jonathan Wood in BCS #26

Good luck!

Full rules for the KJ Kabza The Ramshead Algorithm and Other Stories 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 that appeared in BCS. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction that appeared in BCS will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 6PM Eastern Standard Time on Thurs. Apr. 5. 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 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 The Ramshead Algorithm and Other Stories 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 #220 – Saab, Hunt, Guest-Narrated Podcast, Tina Connolly Giveaway
Posted in: Cover Art, Giveaways, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #220 is out, featuring stories about past war actions and their ramifications in the present, a guest-narrated podcast, new cover art, and a giveaway for a signed short fiction collection.

Sara Saab pens “Suddenwall,” a story of two veterans, pasts entwined, living in a city that extrudes the guilty.

Kurt Hunt offers “Ghosts of Amarana,” a tale of a veteran liberated from confinement physical and mental but facing new decisions with difficult echos of his past ones.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is  BCS 191: Suddenwall, the Sara Saab story of war veterans and their pasts. It’s guest-narrated by Tina Connolly, narrator of a dozen past BCS podcasts including BCS 177: Shadow’s Weave by Yoon Ha Lee, BCS 170: A Salvaging of Ghosts by Aliette de Bodard, and the Parsec Award finalist BCS 150: The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto by Bill Powell.

We’re also giving away a signed copy of Tina’s new short fiction collection On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories, in this giveaway post here on the BCS website. Do you have a favorite BCS podcast episode that Tina narrated? Tell us, and you could win!

The From the Archives story with BCS #220 is “Murder Goes Hungry” by Margaret Ronald from BCS #182, a fantasy mystery involving war veterans who have healed somewhat and others who have not.

All behind new cover art for early spring in the Northern Hemisphere: “Pillars of the Gods” by Ward Lindhout.

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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 #218 – Lingen, Killjoy, Lingen Podcast, Rambo Giveaway, New Cover Art
Posted in: Giveaways, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #218 is out today, featuring forest-setting tales from a returning BCS author and a new one, a guest-narrated podcast, and new cover art.

Marissa Lingen (“Out of the Rose Hills” in BCS #173, “Armistice Day” in BCS #117 and podcast BCS 101, “The Six Skills of Madame Lumiere” in BCS #46, among others) returns to BCS with “Out of the Woods,” a tale of outlaws, resistance, and the decision of whether to take action.

Margaret Killjoy offers “Men of the Ashen Morrow,” another tale set in the forest and likewise featuring personal relationships and duty.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 189: Out of the Woods, the Marissa Lingen story of outlaws, relationships, and choices. It’s guest-narrated by Folly Blaine, narrator of past BCS podcasts including BCS 186: The Uncarved Heart by Evan Dicken and BCS 171: The Mountains His Crown by Sarah Pinsker.

We’re also giving away a copy of BCS author Cat Rambo’s new short fiction collection Neither Here Nor There on the BCS Twitter. Details are here.

The From the Archives story with BCS #218 is “Sightwolf” by Erin Hoffman from BCS #72, a story of decisions that take place in a forest setting, not unlike “Out of the Woods” and “Men of the Ashen Morrow.”

All behind new cover art befitting the nature setting of these stories: “Source” by Florent Llamas.

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Cat Rambo Neither Here Nor There Story Collection Giveaway on Twitter
Posted in: Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In conjunction with the release of BCS author Cat Rambo’s new short fiction collection Neither Here Nor There, we’re giving away a copy of Neither Here Nor There.

Like her last collection Near + Far , Neither Here Nor There has two covers, one front and one back, is divided into two halves.

The giveaway will take place Thursday Feb. 9 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:

Call and Answer, Plant and Harvest ” in BCS #194 and podcast BCS 169

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 Cat Rambo Neither Here Nor There 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 Thurs. Feb. 9. 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 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 copy of Neither Here Nor There 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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Carrie Vaughn Signed Amaryllis and Other Stories Collection Giveaway
Posted in: BCS Anthologies, Ebook Sale, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In conjunction with BCS #209, our Eighth Anniversary Double-Issue, and the new Best of BCS Year Seven anthology, we’ve giving away a signed copy of Carrie Vaughn’s new short fiction collection Amaryllis and Other Stories!

Amaryllis and Other Stories contains eighteen of Carrie’s stories, including “Sun, Stone, Spear” from BCS #169 and podcast BCS 146.

“Sun, Stone, Spear” is also in The Best of BCS, Year Seven, our new anthology from the last year of BCS, which includes stories by K.J. Parker, Yoon Ha Lee, Aliette de Bodard, Fran Wilde, Rose Lemberg, and more.

(During our Eighth Anniversary Ebook Sale, buy Best of BCS Year Seven at Weightless Books and you’ll get a free second BCS anthology of your choice.)

To enter, comment on this post (here) and tell us your favorite story that’s in Best of BCS Year Seven.

Your comment will enter you in a random drawing for the signed copy of Amaryllis and Other Stories. This giveaway ends Thurs. Oct 6. This giveaway has ended. (Full Rules are at the end of this post.)

Good luck!

Full rules for the signed Carrie Vaughn Amaryllis and Other Stories giveaway:

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

You must mention a story that appears in Best of BCS Year Seven. Comments that do not mention a story that appears in Best of BCS Year Seven will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Thurs. Oct. 6. 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 Amaryllis 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 #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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