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New Ceaseless West Anthology Out Early at Weightless Books, and BCS Ebook Sale

Posted in: Ceaseless West Anthology, Ebook Sale by Scott H. Andrews

View full versionA fallen-angel gunslinger must defend a dusty town against hellspawn....

Living trains roam wild off their tracks....

A pious teetotaler widow faces a town’s scorn and a dying boy’s frantic spirit....

An eternal warrior marshal is drawn through time to face that which must be faced....

These and other dusty tales await in Ceaseless West: Weird Western Stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies, our new ebook anthology of eighteen Weird Western stories from BCS, featuring Gemma Files, Saladin Ahmed, Peter Darbyshire, Kenneth Mark Hoover, and more.

Ceaseless West releases next Tuesday Apr. 28, right before our special Weird Western issue, BCS #172, on Thursday Apr. 30.

But right now, in conjunction with our BCS ebook sale at WeightlessBooks.com, Ceaseless West is available early at Weightless Books!

Buy Ceaseless West at Weightless Books, and you’ll get a free ebook of our other BCS theme anthology, Ceaseless Steam: Steampunk Stories from BCS, and a coupon for 30% off all BCS anthologies and BCS ebook subscriptions.

(That includes renewing or extending your existing BCS subscription. Subscribers can get issues delivered directly to their Kindle, smart phone, or tablet, and they get new issues early, a week before the website.)

So buy a copy of Ceaseless West at Weightless Books to get your free ebook of Ceaseless Steam and the coupon for 30% off BCS anthologies and subscriptions. All proceeds go to pay BCS authors and artists, so it’s a great way to support BCS and get some awe-inspiring fiction too!


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BCS Ebook Sale with New Ceaseless West Anthology

Posted in: Ceaseless West Anthology, Ebook Sale by Scott H. Andrews

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In conjunction with our new BCS theme anthology Ceaseless West: Weird Western Stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and its special early release at WeightlessBooks.com, we’re having a BCS ebook sale at Weightless Books!

Buy Ceaseless West at Weightless Books and you’ll get a free ebook of our other BCS theme anthology, Ceaseless Steam: Steampunk Stories from BCS, and a coupon for 30% off all BCS anthologies and BCS ebook subscriptions.

Those other BCS anthologies eligible for this 30% off include all our Best of BCS annual anthologies, such as The Best of BCS, Year Five, featuring Richard Parks, Gemma Files, and Gregory Norman Bossert’s World Fantasy Award-winning story “The Telling.”

BCS ebook subscriptions eligible for this 30% off include not only new subscriptions but also existing subscribers renewing or extending your subscription, regardless of when it ends. Subscribers can get issues delivered directly to their Kindle, smart phone, or tablet (any device with an email address), and they get new issues early, a week before the website.

So buy a copy of Ceaseless West at Weightless Books to get your free ebook of Ceaseless Steam and the coupon for 30% off BCS anthologies and subscriptions. All proceeds go to pay BCS authors and artists, so it’s a great way to support BCS and get some awe-inspiring fiction too!

But hurry; this sale ends soon!


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New Episode of The BCS Audio Vault: “Mister Hadj’s Sunset Ride” by Saladin Ahmed

Posted in: BCS Audio Vault Podcast, Ceaseless West Anthology by Scott H. Andrews

The BCS Audio VaultOut today is a new episode of The BCS Audio Vault: 018: Mister Hadj’s Sunset Right by Saladin Ahmed, a Weird Western tale of a strange old man from the Old Country told by his bounty hunter companion as they trail a devilish quarry.

It’s introduced by the author, explaining the story’s aim in exploring the fun tropes of Westerns while presenting a seldom-discussed aspect of the history of Muslims in America.

“Mister Hadj’s Sunset Right” in its text version also appears in our brand new ebook anthology Ceaseless West: Weird Western Stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

Ceaseless West features great BCS stories by Kenneth Mark Hoover, Peter Darbyshire, Mark Teppo, E. Catherine Tobler, and Gemma Files. It will be released early on Apr. 23 at Weightless Books, along with a BCS ebook sale, and at other ebook retailers the following week.

To hear new episodes of The BCS Audio Vault, including stories by Marissa Lingen, M. Bennardo, and Chris Willrich and introductions by ALiette de Bodard, Rajan Khanna and Lou Anders, subscribe to The BCS Audio Vault via RSS feed RSS feed or look for it on iTunes.


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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Yoachim, Stufflebeam, Taylor, and More

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Several BCS authors with stories appearing in other magazines this month:

  • Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (“Everything Beneath You” in BCS #164 and podcast BCS 142, and a new story “The Girl with Golden Hair” forthcoming this summer) in the April Farrago’s Wainscot
  • Caroline M. Yoachim (“The Land of Empty Shells” in BCS #20 and a new story “Seasons Set in Skin” forthcoming this summer) in the May/June F&SF
  • Kenneth Schneyer (“Serkers and Sleep” in BCS #96) in the April Perihelion Science Fiction

Congratulations, all!


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BCS #171 – Ellsworth, Waldroon, Ellsworth Podcast, Cashier Audio Vault

Posted in: BCS Audio Vault Podcast, Ceaseless West Anthology, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #171 is out today, featuring a returning BCS author, a podcast, and a new episode of The BCS Audio Vault that ties in with our new anthology Ceaseless West.

Spencer Ellsworth (“The Death of Roach” in BCS #85) returns to BCS with “The Fires of Mercy,” a tale of flight and consequences. Thomas M. Waldroon offers “Sinseerly A Friend & Yr. Obed’t,” a uniquely voiced story of mystery and family history.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 148: The Fires of Mercy, the Spencer Ellsworth story, rendered in the taut voice of a bleak situation.

The new BCS Audio Vault episode with BCS #171 is BCS Audio Vault 017: Hangman by Erin Cashier, the text version of which appears in our new ebook anthology Ceaseless West: Weird Western Stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies, due out next week. It’s introduced by the author, explaining the Western and Weird Western inspirations for the story and the narrator’s Western-style voice.

The From the Archives story with BCS #171 is “The Book of Autumn” by Rachael Acks from BCS #49, a tale of character flight and consequences not unlike  “The Fires of Mercy.

All behind a new view of our spring cover art: “Twisted Mountain Valley” by Christopher Balaskas.

Coming next issue: a special expanded Weird West issue!


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Ian McHugh’s Story Collection Angel Dust an Aurealis Award Finalist

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Ceaseless West Anthology by Scott H. Andrews

Multiple-time BCS author Ian McHugh’s new short fiction collection Angel Dust was a finalist for the Aurealis Award for Best Collection.

Congratulations! The Aurealis Awards recognise the best Australian science fiction, fantasy, and horror of the year. Past winners in the Best Fantasy Short Fiction category include Christopher Green’s story “Father’s Kill” from BCS #24 and podcast BCS 022, which won in 2009.

Angel Dust includes two BCS stories, “Cold, Cold War” from BCS #123 (a past Aurealis finalist for Best Fantasy Short Fiction) and “Red Dirt” from BCS #58. However, “Songdogs” from BCS #27 appears in the new BCS anthology Ceaseless West: Weird Western Stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies.


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New Episode of The BCS Audio Vault: “Hangman” by Erin Cashier

Posted in: BCS Audio Vault Podcast, Ceaseless West Anthology, Ebook Sale by Scott H. Andrews

The BCS Audio VaultOut today is a new episode of The BCS Audio Vault: 017: Hangman by Erin Cashier, from back in 2009, a tale of a world-weary hero called back to duty in a strange and dusty Weird Western world where the trains have gone feral and left their tracks.

It’s introduced by the author, explaining her inspiration for the Western feel and voice in the story.

“Hangman” in its text version also appears in our brand new ebook anthology Ceaseless West: Weird Western Stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

Ceaseless West features great BCS stories by Kenneth Mark Hoover, Peter Darbyshire, Mark Teppo, E. Catherine Tobler, Gemma Files, and Saladin Ahmed. It will be released early on Apr. 23 at Weightless Books, along with a BCS ebook sale, and at other ebook retailers the following week.

To hear new episodes of The BCS Audio Vault, including stories by Marissa Lingen, M. Bennardo, and Chris Willrich and introductions by ALiette de Bodard, Rajan Khanna and Lou Anders, subscribe to The BCS Audio Vault via RSS feed RSS feed or look for it on iTunes.


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Riding Into Town Later This Month: Ceaseless West Anthology

Posted in: Ceaseless West Anthology by Scott H. Andrews

Ceaseless West: Weird Western Stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies

View full versionA fallen-angel gunslinger must defend a dusty town against hellspawn....

Living trains roam wild off their tracks....
 
A pious teetotaler widow faces a town’s scorn and a dying boy’s frantic spirit....
 
An eternal warrior marshal is drawn through time to face that which must be faced....
 
Coming this April!
 
Early release Apr. 23 at Weightless Books, along with a BCS ebook sale!
 

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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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