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Slush Update, 11/14/17

Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before Sept. 25, 2017 have now been replied to.

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

We really mean this–please 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 #238 – Brennan, Daniels, Brennan Podcast, 500th Story!

Posted in: New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #238 is out today, featuring two tales of deception and caper, including the 500th story published in BCS!

Marie Brennan (“To Rise No More” in BCS #207; “The Ascent of Unreason” in BCS #104 and podcast BCS 089, plus two other Driftwood stories; “And Blow Them at the Moon” in BCS #50 and podcast BCS 044; among nine others) returns to BCS with “The Şiret Mask,” a dashing tale set in a new world of rich customs.

The Şiret Mask” is the 500th story to appear in BCS! Over nine years; since our debut back in 2008. Marie Brennan also authored the fourth story in BCS, “Kingspeaker,” way back in BCS #3 and podcast BCS 003.

Gillian Daniels offers “His Wife and Serpent Mistress,” another story of deception, caper, and rich social customs.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 206: The Şiret Mask, the Marie Brennan caper. It’s guest-narrated by Tina Connolly, narrator of a dozen past BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episodes including BCS 196: Carnival Nine by Caroline M. Yoachim, BCS 191: Suddenwall by Sara Saab, BCS 177: Shadow’s Weave by Yoon Ha Lee, and BCS 170: A Salvaging of Ghosts by Aliette de Bodard.

From the Archives with BCS #238 is “The Jewels of Montforte” by Adam Corbin Fusco, from BCS #44, an adventure fantasy tale in a unique world, with a bit of capering not unlike “The Şiret Mask” or “His Wife and Serpent Mistress.”

All behind a new crop of our cover art for our Ninth Anniversary and early autumn in the Northern Hemisphere: Riverhome by Veli Nyström.


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BCS #237 – Lingen, North, Theodoridou Podcast

Posted in: New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #237 is out today, featuring two stories of challenge set in unusual takes on the Western.

Marissa Lingen (“Across Pack Ice, a Fire” in BCS #233, “Out of the Woods” in BCS #218 and podcast BCS 189, “Cursed Motives” in BCS #105 and podcast BCS 091, “The Six Skills of Madame Lumiere” in BCS #46, among many others) returns to BCS with “The Influence of the Iron Range,” a late-October themed tale of protecting the democratic process from fey influence.

Bennett North offers “Forgive Us Our Trespasses,” with a protagonist chasing her past into a bleak reflection of her future.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 205: Every Black Tree, the Natalia Theodoridou story from BCS #236 of past baggage and deathly destiny. It’s guest-narrated by M.K. Hobson, who has narrated past BCS Podcast episodes such as BCS 198: Two Bodies in Basting Stitch by Allison Jamieson-Lucy, BCS 190: Men of the Ashen Morrow by Margaret Killjoy, BCS 176: Laws of Night and Silk by Seth Dickinson, and BCS 166: The Three Dancers of Gizari by Tamara Vardomskaya.

From the Archives with BCS #237 is “More Full of Weeping Than You Can Understand” by Rosamund Hodge, from BCS #53, our Second Anniversary Double-Issue, and podcast BCS 047, a story of fey influence not unlike “The Influence of the Iron Range.”

All behind a new crop of our cover art for our Ninth Anniversary and early autumn in the Northern Hemisphere: Riverhome by Veli Nyström.


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BCS #236 – Theodoridou, Cataneo, Campbell Podcast

Posted in: New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #236 is out today, featuring two authors new to BCS with stories of home and its shifting situations.

Natalia Theodoridou offers “Every Black Tree,” a story of past baggage and deathly destiny. Emily B. Cataneo offers “And the Village Breathes,” where a threat to home makes a protagonist question her mind.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 204: The Fall of the Mundaneum, the Rebecca Campbell story from BCS #235, our Ninth Anniversary Double-Issue, of an archivist at the dawn of a modern era, immersed in curiosities and left to ebb as a war approaches.

From the Archives with BCS #236 is “A Deeper Green” by Samantha Murray, from BCS #205, a story of home and a character caught between outside and domestic conflict not unlike “Every Black Tree” and “And the Village Breathes.”

All behind a new crop of our cover art for our Ninth Anniversary and early autumn in the Northern Hemisphere:  Riverhome by Veli Nyström.


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Slush Update, 10/03/17

Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before Aug. 17, 2017 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before August 17 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

We really mean this–please 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 #235, Ninth Anniversary Double-Issue – Parks, Hurley, Campbell, and More

Posted in: Anniversary Issues, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #235, our Ninth Anniversary Double-Issue, is out today!

Richard Parks (a dozen previous stories in BCS, including Lord Yamada tales such as “The Ghost of Shinoda Forest” in BCS #63 and standalone pieces like “In the Palace of the Jade Lion” in BCS #100) continues the new series he began in “In Memory of Jianhong, Snake-Devil” in BCS #226 and podcast BCS 197 with “On the Road to the Hell of Hungry Ghosts,” with the father-daughter ghost hunters and their new nonhuman companion encountering history and the supernatural.

Kameron Hurley (“The Judgment of Gods and Monsters” in BCS #200) returns to BCS with “The Fisherman and the Pig,” another tale of the aftereffects of war, this time on a single person.

Rebecca Campbell (“Unearthly Landscape by a Lady” in BCS #184 and podcast BCS 161) returns to BCS with “The Fall of the Mundaneum,” a likewise engagingly oddly voiced story, about history and isolation and an idiosyncratic archive. T.S. McAdams offers “Grassland,” a story of strange life and community in a strange prairie landscape.

The Hurley and Campbell stories will release on the website on Oct. 5, but the full issue is available now on ebook at Amazon and Weightless Books.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 203: On the Road to the Hell of Hungry Ghosts, the Richard Parks story of the father-daughter ghost hunters encountering a strange new challenge. It’s guest-narrated by Folly Blaine, narrator of past BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episodes including BCS 189: Out of the Woods by Marissa Lingen, BCS 146: Sun, Stone, Spear by Carrie Vaughn, and BCS 197: In Memory of Jianhong, Snake-Devil, the previous story in this series.

The From the Archives story with BCS #235 is “Heaven Thunders The Truth” by K.J. Parker, from BCS #157, our Sixth Anniversary Double-Issue, featuring family and past history not unlike “On the Road to the Hell of Hungry Ghosts.”  

Our anniversary one-day ebook sales ended on Wednesday, but our new anthology The Best of BCS, Year Eight, featuring Catherynne M. Valente, K.J. Parker, Mishell Baker, Yoon Ha Lee, Aliette de Bodard, Rose Lemberg, Jason Sanford, and more is available at Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Kobo, and also Weightless Books (containing a 30% coupon for BCS subscriptions and issues).

In nine (!) years of BCS, we’ve published almost 500 stories and 240 audio fiction podcasts. And there’s more to come! Thank you for reading!


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BCS Anniversary 50% Off One-Day Ebook Sales Continue!

Posted in: Back Issue Bundles, Ebook Sale by Scott H. Andrews

Our one-day 50% off ebook sales at WeightlessBooks.com leading up to the ninth anniversary of BCS on Thursday continue!

Some of the BCS Ebook Bundles at Weightless Books

Today it’s all bundles of BCS #151-#200 for 50% off.

BCS #151-175 (Helen Marshall, Fran Wilde, Bruce McAllister, Carrie Vaughn, Rich Larson) $7.49

BCS #176-200 (Catherynne M. Valente, Kameron Hurley, Rose Lemberg, Caroline M. Yoachim, Jason Sanford) $7.49

BCS #151-200 $13.99

Get great BCS issues delivered straight to your e-reader or phone for 50% off. Grab back issues you might have missed, and help support BCS at the same time.

But act fast; this set of bundles are 50% off today only!

 


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BCS Anniversary 50% Off One-Day Ebook Sales Continue

Posted in: Back Issue Bundles, Ebook Sale by Scott H. Andrews

Our one-day 50% off ebook sales at WeightlessBooks.com leading up to the ninth anniversary of BCS next week continue!

Some of the BCS Ebook Bundles at Weightless Books

Today it’s all bundles of BCS #51-#100 for 50% off.

BCS #51-75 (Richard Parks, Steve Rasnic Tem, Genevieve Valentine, Cat Rambo, Marko Kloos) $7.49

BCS #76-100 (Yoon Ha Lee, Kat Howard, Seth Dickinson, Chris Willrich, Kenneth Schneyer, Mike Allen) $7.49

BCS #51-100 $13.99

Get great BCS issues delivered straight to your e-reader or phone for 50% off. Grab back issues you might have missed, and help support BCS at the same time.

But act fast; this set of bundles are 50% off today only!

 


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BCS Ninth Anniversary 50% Off One-Day Ebook Sales at Weightless Books!

Posted in: Back Issue Bundles, Ebook Sale by Scott H. Andrews

Leading up to the ninth anniversary of BCS next week, we’re running one-day sales on BCS ebook bundles at WeightlessBooks.com,  50% off!

Some of the BCS Ebook Bundles at Weightless Books

In nine years, BCS has published over 230 issues.  Weightless Books has them all as bundles, of 25 issues for $14.99 and 50 issues for $27.99. We’re putting those bundles on sale 50% off, in a series of one-day sales leading up to BCS‘s Ninth Anniversary Double-Issue next Thursday.

It starts with all bundles of BCS #1-#50 for 50% off today, then all #51-#100 50% off tomorrow, then #101-150 on Monday, and so on. But each set of bundles will be 50% off for one day only!

Get great BCS issues delivered straight to your e-reader or phone for 50% off. Grab back issues you might have missed, and help support BCS at the same time. But act fast; each set of bundles will be 50% off for one day only!

Thursday 9/21, 50% off:

BCS #1-25 (Marie Brennan, Saladin Ahmed, Chris Willrich, K.D. Wentworth, Holly Phillips) $7.49

BCS #26-50 (Yoon Ha Lee, Aliette de Bodard, Rachel Swirsky, Marissa Lingen, Vylar Kaftan) $7.49

BCS #1-50 $13.99

Friday 9/22, 50% off:

BCS #51-75 (Richard Parks, Steve Rasnic Tem, Genevieve Valentine, Cat Rambo, Marko Kloos) $7.49

BCS #76-100 (Yoon Ha Lee, Kat Howard, Seth Dickinson, Chris Willrich, Kenneth Schneyer, Mike Allen) $7.49

BCS #51-100 $13.99

Monday 9/25, 50% off:

BCS #101-125 (Gregory Norman Bossert , M. Bennardo, Marissa Lingen, Tori Truslow) $7.49

BCS #126-150 (Gemma Files, Aliette de Bodard, Yoon Ha Lee, Seth Dickinson, Rahul Kanakia) $7.49

BCS #101-150 $13.99

Tuesday 9/26, 50% off:

BCS #151-175 (Helen Marshall, Fran Wilde, Bruce McAllister, Carrie Vaughn, Rich Larson) $7.49

BCS #176-200 (Catherynne M. Valente, Kameron Hurley, Rose Lemberg, Caroline M. Yoachim, Jason Sanford) $7.49

BCS #151-200 $13.99

Wednesday 9/27, 50% off:

BCS #201-234 (A.M. Dellamonica, Mishell Baker, Marie Brennan, Richard Parks, Caroline M. Yoachim, Rose Lemberg, Tony Pi, Rachael K. Jones) $7.49

Thank you for your support of BCS!

 


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