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BCS #177, #178 Reviewed at Locus Online

Posted in: Reviews of BCS by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #177 and #178 were reviewed last week by Locus online reviewer Lois Tilton, including one story lauded with her rare “Recommended” rating.

From BCS #177, she praised “Stone Prayers” by Kate Marshall, also available as podcast BCS 155, for its “secondary world where there are myriads of languages, all with multiple words designating subtle distinctions that speakers ignore at their peril... (T)hese details work to enrich the world and the character, who comes alive in all her individual complexity. Recommended.

From BCS #178, of “The Scale-Tree” by Raphael Ordoñez, she enjoyed “the well-imagined cosmology behind this world, and the views of Zeuxis on the artist’s life.” And she described the events of “The Insurrectionist and the Empress Who Reigns Over Time” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew as “an imprisonment that is clearly a slow seduction as much as a subduing but must also be seen as a courtship... done in mannered, lightly ornamented prose.”

Congratulations, all!


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New Cover Art: “Kodran Migrant Fleet,” by Tyler Edlin

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

Starting with BCS #179 next week, which features Therese Arkenberg and Kendra Leigh Speedling, and the BCS #179 ebook already out early right now on Kindle and Weightless Books, our new cover art for Late Summer will be “Kodran Migrant Fleet,” by Tyler Edlin:

"Kodran Migrant Fleet" by Tyler Edlin


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Slush Update, 07/30/15

Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before June 21, 2015 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before June 21 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 Authors Elsewhere – Best American SF&F 2015

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Two BCS authors have placed stories in the inaugural volume of an exciting new anthology series: Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015.

This 2015 volume was edited by Joe Hill, and the series, an addition to the long-running Best American anthology series that has annual volumes for mysteries, literary short stories, and other flavors of fiction is edited by John Joseph Adams. 

Congratulations!


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BCS #178 – Ordoñez, Sriduangkaew, Marshall Podcast

Posted in: New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #178 is out, featuring two stories of isolation and interaction among odd companions.

Raphael Ordoñez (“Day of the Dragonfly” in BCS #165, “At the Edge of the Sea” in BCS #144 and podcast BCS 125, among others) returns to BCS with “The Scale-Tree,” a tale of an odd family living in an odd city. Benjanun Sriduangkaew (“Golden Daughter, Stone Wife” in BCS #144 and podcast BCS 124, among others) offers “The Insurrectionist and the Empress Who Reigns Over Time,” a tale of a rebel in captivity and sinuous conflict with her adversary.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is BCS 155: Stone Prayers, Kate Marshall’s tale of the aftermath of war and motherhood from BCS #177.

Accompanying them From the Archives with BCS #178 is “A Spoonful of Salt” by Nicole M. Taylor from BCS #79, our Third Anniversary Double-Issue, another tale of odd family not unlike “The Scale-Tree.” All behind another crop of our new cover art: “Migration,” by Hugo Award-winning artist Julie Dillon.


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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Tobler, Larson

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

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

  • Rich Larson also in the July issue of Apex

Congratulations!


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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Shirley Jackson Awards Finalists and Winner

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Several BCS authors were finalists for the Shirley Jackson Awards, given annually for literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic.

Siobhan Carroll (“The Year of Silent Birds” in BCS #138; “In the Gardens of the Night” in BCS #74) was a finalist in the Short Fiction category, and Mike Allen (“The Ivy-Smothered Palisade” in BCS #93) for Single-Author Collection.

And Helen Marshall (“Crossroads and Gateways” in BCS #151) won the award for Single-Author Collection for Gifts for the One Who Comes After, which contains that BCS story “Crossroads and Gateways.”

Congratulations, all!!


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BCS #177 – Yoachim, Marshall, Guest-Narrated Podcast

Posted in: New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #177 is out, featuring two stories of the aftermath and the familial cost of war.

Caroline M. Yoachim (“The Land of Empty Shells” in BCS #20) returns to BCS with “Seasons Set in Skin,” a tale of the aftermath of war and motherhood and otherworldly tattoos. Kate Marshall offers “Stone Prayers,” another tale of the aftermath of war and motherhood.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is BCS 154: Court Bindings by Karalynn Lee, her a short and lyrical piece about court intrigue and personal power from BCS #176. It’s guest-narrated by M.K. Hobson, a writer and prolific podcast narrator.

Accompanying them From the Archives with BCS #177 is “Our Fire, Given Freely” by Seth Dickinson, from BCS #145, a tale of war and its relationships, not unlike “Seasons Set in Skin” or “Stone Prayers.”All behind another crop of our new cover art: “Migration,” by Hugo Award-winning artist Julie Dillon.


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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Miller, Chronister, Lee

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Three BCS authors have stories in this month’s issue of Clarkesworld:

Congratulations!


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