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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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BCS a 2015 Hugo Award Finalist!

Posted in: About BCS, Awards and Accolades, BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

The 2015 Hugo Award nominees were announced over the weekend, and BCS is again a finalist for Best Semiprozine!

Thanks very much to all who found us worthy! We are honored to be a Hugo finalist for the third time, especially because this honor is for the whole magazine; all our authors and fiction.

Thank you very much to everyone who helped keep BCS this year what it has become, including Editorial Assistant Nicole Lavigne, all our authors and artists, our guest podcast narrators, our ebook subscribers, our donors, and every one of our readers and fans.

Congratulations also to the BCS authors who had other work named finalists:

 


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BCS Authors Elsewhere: Ann Leckie, Marko Kloos Finalists for Hugo Awards

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Congratulations to BCS authors Ann Leckie (“Beloved of the Sun” in BCS #54) and Marko Kloos (“Ink and Blood” in BCS #74 and podcast BCS 064) for being voted finalists for the Hugo Award for Best Novel!

The Hugo Awards will be awarded at Sasquan, the 2015 Worldcon, August 20-23 in Spokane, Washington.

And congratulations to all the other winners and finalists!


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