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BCS Authors Elsewhere: Rose Lemberg 2014 Rhysling Awards Winner

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

BCS author Rose Lemberg was named a Third Place winner for the Rhysling Awards, given to speculative fiction poetry, for her poem “I will show you a single treasure from the treasures of Shah Niyaz,” appearing in Goblin Fruit,  Summer 2013.

This poem is set in the same world as her BCS story “Held Close in Syllables of Light” in BCS #80 and her novelette “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds,” forthcoming in BCS in summer 2015.

Congratulations!


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Slush Update, 12/15/14

Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before November 16, 2014 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Nov. 16 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

We really mean this–go ahead and query now; it’s not necessary to wait. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks very much.


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BCS #162 – Lingen, Norton, Edge Audio Vault, New Cover Art

Posted in: BCS Audio Vault Podcast, Cover Art, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #162, featuring stories about magic and its consequences, by a multiple returning BCS author, a new BCS author, and a BCS author introducing the Audio Vault podcast of their story.

Marissa Lingen (“Cursed Motives” in BCS #105 and podcast BCS 091, “The Witch’s Second” in BCS #76 and podcast BCS 066, “The Six Skills of Madame Lumiere” in BCS #46, among several others) returns to BCS with “A House of Gold and Steel,” a story of magic exploited. K.C. Norton offers “Goatskin,” in which a young adept must rise to a task.

The BCS Audio Vault features BCS Audio Vault 011: System, Magic, Spirit, T.D. Edge’s story of a world-weary wizard wrestling with the social implications of his world’s two competing magic systems. It’s introduced by the author, explaining the real-world inspiration for those two competing systems of magic and for their consequences for the world and the people performing them.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is on a brief hiatus. In the meantime, check out our past episodes and enjoy new episodes of The BCS Audio Vault.

Our new cover art debuting with BCS #162 is “Ancient Threshold,” by Sam Burley, an epic vista that blends elements of zoology and topography on a colossal scale.

The From the Archives with BCS #162 is “Dying on the Elephant Road” by World Fantasy Award-winner Steve Rasnic Tem, from BCS #54 and podcast “BCS 048, which examines the effects of magic from a lighter perspective.

Next issue, look for the return of the BCS Audio Fiction Podcast, alongside two authors new to BCS, including a recent winner of the Shirley Jackson Award...


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New Cover Art: “Ancient Threshold,” by Sam Burley

Posted in: Cover Art, Forthcoming by Scott H. Andrews

Starting with BCS #162 on Thursday, which features Marissa Lingen and K.C. Norton, (and the BCS #162 ebook already out early on Kindle and Weightless Books), our new cover art for Winter will be “Ancient Threshold,” by Sam Burley:

"Ancient Threshold" by Sam Burley


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More BCS Authors Elsewhere – Bennardo, Crosshill, Baxter, Humphrey

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

Two more BCS authors have stories appearing in other magazines this month, and one a reprint audio podcast of her BCS story:

Congratulations!


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New Episode of The BCS Audio Vault: “System, Magic, Spirit” by T.D. Edge

Posted in: BCS Audio Vault Podcast by Scott H. Andrews

The BCS Audio VaultOut today, another new episode of our new podcast, The BCS Audio Vault: 011: System, Magic, Spirit by T.D. Edge, a tale of competing magic philosophies, and the life philosophies they embody, complicating the life of a world-weary wizard.

BCS Audio Vault 011: System, Magic, Spirit by T.D. Edge is introduced by the author, explaining the ideals and real-world inspirations of the story’s two competing magic systems and their resonance for the wizard protagonist.

To hear a new episode of The BCS Audio Vault every fortnight, including stories by Aliette de Bodard, M. Bennardo, and Chris Willrich and introductions by Marie Brennan, John Meagher, 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, Acks, Walters

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Several BCS authors have stories appearing elsewhere this month:

Congratulations, all!


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BCS #161 – Ronald, Lindell, Lingen Audio Vault

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

BCS #161 is out, two days early, for our readers in the US celebrating the holiday on Thursday, featuring a sequel story by a multiple returning BCS author, a new BCS author, and a guest-introduced Audio Vault podcast by another multiple returning BCS author.

Margaret Ronald (“The Governess and the Lobster” in BCS #95 and six other stories in that steampunk world) returns with “Sweet Death,” a spec-fic murder mystery set in an ethnically complex city still wrangling with the effects of a past war. It’s a sequel to “A Death for the Ageless” in BCS #134.

Yosef Lindell offers “We Were Once of the Sky,” likewise set in an ethnically complex society, this one on edge because of an escalating plague.

The BCS Audio Vault features BCS Audio Vault 010: Armistice Day, Marissa Lingen’s story of an ethnic underclass in a society still reeling from a past war from BCS #117.  (She has a new story “A House of Gold and Steel” forthcoming next issue.) It’s introduced by the author, explaining the real-world figures who inspired the story’s thematic focus and main characters.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is on a brief hiatus. In the meantime, check out our past episodes and enjoy new episodes of The BCS Audio Vault.

The From the Archives with BCS #161 is “Bakemono, or The Thing That Changes” by A.B. Treadwell, from BCS #116 and our new ebook anthology The Best of BCS, Year Five, which likewise deals with an ethnically complex society left tense by the ramifications of war.


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New Episode of The BCS Audio Vault: “Armistice Day” by Marissa Lingen

Posted in: BCS Audio Vault Podcast by Scott H. Andrews

The BCS Audio VaultOut today is another new episode of our new podcast, The BCS Audio Vault: 010: Armistice Day by Marissa Lingen (“Cursed Motives” in BCS #105 and podcast BCS 091, “The Six Skills of Madame Lumiere” in BCS #46, among others, plus “A House of Gold and Steel” forthcoming next issue), a tale of a layered society dealing with the social complications of having won a war.

The BCS Audio Vault showcases past stories from the BCS Audio Fiction Podcast, each introduced by a special guest author, editor, or narrator.

BCS Audio Vault 010: Armistice Day by Marissa Lingen is introduced by the author, explaining the real-world figures who inspired the story’s thematic focus and the main characters.

To hear a new episode of The BCS Audio Vault every fortnight, including stories by Aliette de Bodard, M. Bennardo, and Chris Willrich and introductions by Marie Brennan, John Meagher, and Lou Anders, subscribe to The BCS Audio Vault via RSS feed RSS feed or look for it on iTunes.


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