2013, 2014 Hugo Award Finalist for Best Semiprozine
BCS #163 is now out, featuring stories of perseverance from two authors new to BCS, and a BCS author introducing the Audio Vault podcast of their story.
Sam J. Miller, a winner last year of the Shirley Jackson Award, offers“Alloy Point,” a heroine’s cold flight from an oppressive regime and its enforcer. Matt Jones offers “Until The Moss Has Reached Our Lips,” likewise a flight from oppression.
The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast returns with BCS 140: Alloy Point, the Sam J. Miller story.
The BCS Audio Vault episode with BCS #163 is BCS Audio Vault 012: The Last Gorgon by Rajan Khanna, introduced by the author, explaining the influences synthesized into the story’s Greek-mythology-meets-steampunk setting.
The From the Archives story with BCS #163 is “Worth of Crows” by Seth Dickinson, from BCS #104 and podcast BCS 090: Worth of Crows, a tale of a heroine in cold flight not unlike “Alloy Point.”
Next issue, the first-ever novel excerpt to appear in BCS, by a multiple World Fantasy Award-winner, plus literary fantasy stories by two authors new to BCS...
Out today is another new episode of our new podcast, The BCS Audio Vault: 012: The Last Gorgon by Rajan Khanna, a tale of a character returning from quest and confronting a family secret.
BCS Audio Vault 012: The Last Gorgon by Rajan Khanna is introduced by the author, explaining the influences synthesized into the story’s Greek-mythology-meets-steampunk setting.
To hear a new episode of The BCS Audio Vault every fortnight, including stories by Aliette de Bodard, Marissa Lingen, M. Bennardo, and Chris Willrich and introductions by Marie Brennan, John Meagher, and Lou Anders, subscribe to The BCS Audio Vault via RSS feed or look for it on iTunes.
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.
Slush Update, 12/15/14December 15, 2014 - 11:02 pmPosted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews
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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...
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:
Two more BCS authors have stories appearing in other magazines this month, and one a reprint audio podcast of her BCS story:
Out 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 or look for it on iTunes.
Several BCS authors have stories appearing elsewhere this month: