BCS #150 is out today! A special double-issue, in honor of our 150th issue.
It includes “The Manor of Lost Time,” a story of demonic imprisonment by Richard Parks, author of the Lord Yamada tales, and “The Inked Many,” a novelette by Adam Callaway set in the Ars Lacuna world of strange ink and writings that has been featured in his many other BCS stories.
Plus “The Black Waters of Lethe,” a short piece of maddening isolation by Oliver Buckram, and “The Unborn God,” a tale of strange discovery and quest by returning BCS author Stephen Case.
The Callaway and Case stories won’t be released on the website until next week, but they are available now in the ebook, on Kindle and at WeightlessBooks.com.
The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 130: The Black Waters of Lethe, Oliver Buckram’s short tale of maddening isolation, guest-narrated by Norm Sherman, Editor and Producer of The Drabblecast, a three-time winner of the Parsec Award for Best Magazine Podcast.
The ‘From the Archives’ story is “In the Palace of the Jade Lion” by Richard Parks, another non-Lord Yamada tale of his, from BCS #100, another milestone issue. It was named to the Locus Recommended Reading list for 2012.
We are also giving away a gorgeous hardback copy of Brandon Sanderson’s Hugo Award-winning novella The Emperor’s Soul, signed to BCS by Mr. Sanderson. Visit this giveaway post to enter.
Our 150th Issue Ebook Sale continues at Weightless Books. They now have every single past issue of BCS, from #1 to #150, including many that aren’t available anywhere else. You can buy them as single issues, but for this sale we’re also offering them as bundles of 25 issues, for only $9.99.
In 150 issues of BCS, nearly six years, we’ve published 310 stories and 130 audio fiction podcasts. And there’s more to come! Including the premiere of our brand-new second podcast next week! Thanks so much for reading and listening.
Brandon Sanderson, best-selling epic fantasy novelist, also writes secondary- world fantasy short fiction, like his Hugo Award-winning novella The Emperor’s Soul.
In celebration of BCS #150, we are giving away a gorgeous hardback copy of The Emperor’s Soul, signed to BCS by Mr. Sanderson.
The giveaway is right here in this post. To enter, comment on this post and say what your favorite issue of BCS is, and briefly why. (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.
Enter soon, because this giveaway ends Wed. July 2, at midnight PST. This giveaway has ended.
To get you started, here are some highly regarded issues of BCS:
- BCS #99, featuring our 200th story (“How the Wicker Knight Would Not Move” by Chris Willrich)
- BCS #146, featuring our 300th story (“The Lighthouse Keepers” by Nicole M. Taylor)
- BCS #27, our First Anniversary Double-Issue, featuring “The Pirate Captain’s Daughter” by Yoon Ha Lee, a finalist for the WSFA Small Press Award
- BCS #131, our Fifth Anniversary Double-Issue, featuring five stories, including two named to the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List
- BCS #87, which included “The Castle That Jack Built” by Emily Gilman, a finalist for the World Fantasy Award
- BCS #109, which included “The Telling” by Gregory Norman Bossert, winner of the World Fantasy Award
Plus of course any other issue from BCS #1 to BCS #150!
Full rules for the signed Brandon Sanderson The Emperor’s Soul giveaway:
You must leave your comment on this The Emperor’s Soul Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.
You must mention an issue of BCS. Comments that do not mention an issue of BCS will not enter you in the giveaway.
You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. July 2. 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 The Emperor’s Soul 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!
This week is our 150th issue of BCS! To celebrate, we’re having a sale at Weightless Books on BCS ebook back-issues.
BCS Ebook Bundles at Weightless Books
Weightless Books now has every single past issue of BCS, from #1 to #150, including many that aren’t available anywhere else–not in Kindle Store or on the BCS website.
You can buy them as single issues for only 99 cents each, but for this sale we’re also offering them as bundles of 25 issues, for only $9.99. That’s less than 50 cents per issue! Stock up on older issues that have never been released on ebook before, or get all the issues that you missed before you started subscribing.
Or buy them all, to get the full set of all #150 issues, and support BCS at the same time. All proceeds go to pay our authors and artists for their work.
Authors include Aliette de Bodard, Yoon Ha Lee, Marie Brennan, Richard Parks, Seth Dickinson, Marissa Lingen, Chris Willrich–at least three stories by all of those authors–plus Holly Phillips, Gemma Files, Saladin Ahmed, BSFA Award finalist Tori Truslow, World Fantasy Award finalist Emily Gilman, and World Fantasy Award winner Gregory Norman Bossert.
But hurry; this special sale price of $9.99 for the 25-issue bundles ends Wed. July 9!