Reader Polls
Reader Poll for Best of BCS Year Two Anthology
Posted in: BCS Anthologies, BCS Ebooks, Forthcoming, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

06-21-2011, 09:09 PM

This is the thread for first-round voting in the Reader Poll for which story to add to The Best of BCS, Year Two anthology.

(Voting is in two rounds–this first round where you can vote for five stories out of all 33 eligible stories, and a second round run-off between the five stories that get the most first-round votes.)

To vote: Post a comment in this thread, listing your favorite five stories. First-round voting has closed.

Second-round voting is now open as a poll question on the BCS Facebook page. Vote there for your favorite of the six finalist stories from the first round. Second-round voting has closed.

Voting for the second round ends Wed. July 20 at midnight Pacific Time. Here are the full rules.


Eligible Stories:

Ian McHugh, Songdogs
Sara M. Harvey, Six Seeds
Sarah L. Edwards, The Woman and the Mountain
Sarah L. Edwards, As the Prairie Grasses Sing
Stephen Case, The Silver Khan

Dru Pagliassotti, The Manufactory
Jennifer Greylyn, The Book Thief
Tina Connolly, Child of Sunlight, Woman of Blood
S.A. Bolich, Kraken’s Honor
Kenneth Mark Hoover, High Moon

Erin A. Tidwell, My Sister’s Soul
B. Gordon, On the Transmontane Run with the Aerial Mail Express
A.C. Smart, Bellwether
Garth Upshaw, Gizzard Stones
Garth Upshaw, Two by Zero

Paul Daly, Shatterach Gates
Rodello Santos, To Slay with a Thousand Kisses
Catherine Mintz, A Skirt of Many Colors
Kathryn Allen, Pale
Richard Parks, Sanji’s Demon

Alys Sterling, In Memoriam
Nancy Fulda, Knowing Neither Kin Nor Foe
Tom Crosshill, Waiting for Number Five
Michael J. DeLuca, The Circus of King Minos’ Masque
Adam Heine, Pawn’s Gambit

Adam Corbin Fusco, The Jewels of Montforte
Matthew Bey, The Secret of Pogopolis
Vylar Kaftan, Prashkina’s Fire
Dean Wells, The Shades of Morgana
Rachael Acks, The Book of Autumn

Liz Coleman, Winecask Bellies and Owl Wings
E. Catherine Tobler, The Swallow and the Sea
Therese Arkenberg, Invitation of the Queen

(Stories that aren’t listed are either already in the anthology or are by an author who has another story in the anthology.)

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A Best of BCS Year Two Anthology and Reader Poll
Posted in: BCS Anthologies, BCS Ebooks, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

06-21-2011, 09:15 PM

By popular demand from readers and fans of last year’s Beneath Ceaseless Skies e-book anthology The Best of BCS, Year One, BCS will be publishing a new e-book anthology of stories from the second year of BCS: The Best of BCS, Year Two.

And readers and fans will get to choose one of the stories that goes in The Best of BCS, Year Two. A reader poll is currently open on the BCS Forums for which story not already in the anthology readers want included.

Visit the BCS forums for details on how to vote for your favorite story from the second year of BCS, and look for The Best of BCS, Year Two e-book in e-book stores in Fall 2011.

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Reader Poll 2 to Choose a Podcast Story
Posted in: BCS Podcasts, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

05-26-2009, 09:33 AM

Beneath Ceaseless Skies has launched our second Reader Poll to choose a past story for release as a podcast.

In this poll in the BCS Forums, readers can select which of the stories from Issues #10-#17 that was not podcasted they think should be. The winning story will be released as a BCS Audio Fiction podcast next month.

This poll is only open for two weeks, so visit the poll thread in our Forums and cast your vote!

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Reader Poll 2: What To Podcast
Posted in: BCS Podcasts, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

05-26-2009, 09:19 AM

Welcome to the second Beneath Ceaseless Skies Reader Poll to choose a story for an upcoming podcast. In this poll, you, the readers of BCS, get to decide which story from our recent Past Issues you would like to see released as a BCS Audio Fiction podcast.

(As loyal BCS readers know, about half of the stories in the magazine are also released as podcasts. This poll lets you vote which story from the ones that were not podcasted you think should be.)

Stories from Issues #10-#17 that have not already been podcasted are listed above this post, with links to each story in the magazine. Here are the rules for the poll:

1. You must be a registered member of the BCS Forums to vote. (That’s how we hold you to only one vote. )

2. The poll will close on Monday, Jun. 8, at 9:30 PM EST.

3. The winning story must get at least 10 votes.

The podcast of the winning story is tentatively scheduled for release with Issue #19 on Jun. 18.

Please feel free to post replies in this thread championing your favorite story! Also feel free to blog about this poll or otherwise spread the word. Thanks for making your voice heard!

Kreisler’s Automata,” Matthew David Surridge

Silk and Shadow,” Tony Pi

The Orangery,” K.D. Wentworth

The Five Days of Justice Merriwell,” Stephanie Burgis

Haxan,” Kenneth Mark Hoover

Stormchaser, Stormshaper,” Erin Hoffman

More Than Once Upon A Time,” S.C. Butler

Where Virtue Lives,” Saladin Ahmed

Clockwork Heart, Clockwork Soul,” Kris Dikeman

The Tinyman and Caroline,” Sarah L. Edwards

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And the Winner of the Podcast Reader Poll…
Posted in: BCS Podcasts, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

02-04-2009, 09:41 PM

...is “The God-Death of Halla,” by Tina Connolly, from Issue #5. Congrats to Tina! “The God-Death of Halla” will be released later this month as a BCS Audio Fiction podcast.

Thanks to all who voted. We will run reader polls to chose stories for podcast about every four months, so keep an eye on the BCS Forums to vote for your favorite story.

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Podcast Reader Poll Closes Soon
Posted in: BCS Podcasts, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

02-02-2009, 11:26 AM

The Beneath Ceaseless Skies Reader Poll to choose a past story for a podcast closes in two days, this Wednesday night EST. The winning story will be released as a BCS Audio Fiction podcast next month.

Visit the poll thread in the BCS Forums soon and vote for which story from Issues #1-#8 you think should be a podcast. Make your voice heard!

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Reader Poll: What To Podcast?
Posted in: BCS Podcasts, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

01-21-2009, 09:18 PM

Welcome to the first Beneath Ceaseless Skies Reader Poll to choose a story for an upcoming podcast. In this poll, you, the readers of BCS, get to decide which story from our Past Issues you would like to see released as a BCS Audio Fiction podcast.

(As loyal BCS readers already know, about half of the stories in the magazine are also released as podcasts. This poll lets you vote which story out of all the ones that were not podcasted you think should be.)

Eligible stories from Issues #1-#8 that were not podcasted are listed above this post, with links to each story in the magazine. Here are the rules for the poll:

1. You must be a registered member of the BCS Forums to vote. (That’s how we hold you to only one vote. )

2. The poll will close on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 9:30 PM EST.

3. The winning story must get at least 10 votes.

The podcast of the winning story is tentatively scheduled for release with Issue #11 on Feb. 26.

Please feel free to post replies in this thread championing your favorite story! Also feel free to blog about this poll or otherwise spread the word. Thanks for making your voice heard!

The Sword of Loving Kindness,” Chris Willrich

The Crystal Stair,” Charles Coleman Finlay & Rae Carson Finlay

The God-Death of Halla,” Tina Connolly

The Dragon’s Child,” J. Kathleen Cheney

Snake in the Glass,” P.E. Cunningham

Beneath the Mask,” Aliette de Bodard

Winterblood,” Megan Arkenberg

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Reader Poll to Choose a Podcast Story
Posted in: BCS Podcasts, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

01-21-2009, 09:39 PM

Beneath Ceaseless Skies has launched our first Reader Poll to choose a past story for release as a podcast. In this poll in the BCS Forums, readers can select which of the stories in Issues #1-#8 that were not podcasted they think should be. The winning story will be released as a BCS Audio Fiction podcast next month.

This poll is only open for two weeks, so visit the poll thread in our Forums and cast your vote!

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