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2013, 2014 Hugo Award Finalist for Best Semiprozine
BCS Authors Elsewhere: Ann Leckie Wins Hugo Award; Kerem Beyit Wins Chesley

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

Congratulations to BCS author (and podcast narrator) Ann Leckie (“Beloved of the Sun” in BCS #54, and narrator of BCS 127: We, As One, Trailing Embers by E. Catherine Tobler in BCS #147) for winning the Hugo Award for Best Novel for Ancillary Justice!

Also, congratulations to past BCS artist Kerem Beyit (“Into the Unknown,” cover art for Winter 2011), who won the Chesley Award (the Hugos of the F/SF art world) for Best Cover Illustration – Paperback Book for his cover art on BCS author Chris Willrich‘s Gaunt & Bone fantasy novel The Scroll of Years, published by Pyr.

And congratulations to all the other winners and finalists!


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New Episode of The BCS Audio Vault: “Precious Meat” by Catherine S. Perdue

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: 004: Precious Meat by Catherine S. Perdue, from back in December 2008.

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 004: Precious Meat by Catherine S. Perdue features audiobook and podcast narrator John Meagher, who narrated BCS 110: Ill-Met at Midnight by David Tallerman, pointing out the unique audio rendition of “Precious Meat” that made this podcast stick with him.

To hear a new episode of The BCS Audio Vault every fortnight, including stories by Marie Brennan, David Tallerman, and Seth Dickinson and introductions by Marie Brennan, 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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Slush Update, 08/10/14

Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before July 1, 2014 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Jul. 1 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 #153 – Haynes, Halpern, Wilde Podcast, Hoover Audio Vault Podcast

Posted in: New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #153 is out today, featuring stories of family sacrifice.

Michael Haynes (“The Barber and the Count” in BCS #119 and podcast BCS 102) returns to BCS with “Five Fruits I Ate in Sandar Land,” a quest of yearning, and Rachel Halpern offers “Make No Promises,” a lifetime of seeking.

The ‘From the Archives’ story is “Over a Narrow Sea” by Camille Alexa from BCS #60, a story of family seeking not unlike “Make No Promises.”

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 131: The Topaz Marquise, Fran Wilde’s story from BCS #152 about a jeweler struggling to handle a strange gem.

Our new podcast, The BCS Audio Vault, this week features the Weird West story BCS Audio Vault 003: Haxan, by Kenneth Mark Hoover, from back in 2009. It’s introduced by the author, explaining the ethos behind the story’s protagonist, who is also the protagonist in a series of further stories and in a new novel, likewise titled Haxan, out from CZP/Harper Collins last month.

All underneath new cover art, “Pillars” by Czech artist Tomas Honz, a strangely sparse and haunting vista dominated by unexplained monoliths.


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New Cover Art: “Pillars,” by Tomas Honz

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

Starting with BCS #153 this Thursday (and the BCS #153 ebook available on Kindle and Weightless Books right now), our new cover art will be “Pillars” by Tomas Honz:

"Pillars" by Tomas Honz


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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Yoachim, Howard, Tobler

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Several BCS authors have stories appearing elsewhere this month:

  • Kat Howard again, likewise in the August Lightspeed

Congratulations, all!


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New Episode of The BCS Audio Vault Podcast: Kenneth Mark Hoover

Posted in: BCS Audio Vault Podcast, From the Archives by Scott H. Andrews

The BCS Audio VaultOut today is a new episode of our new podcast, The BCS Audio Vault: 003: Haxan by Kenneth Mark Hoover.

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 003: Haxan by Kenneth Mark Hoover features the author introducing his Weird Western story from BCS #13 back in 2009.

A second story in the same series, “High Moon,” later appeared in BCS #32, and CZP/Harper Collins just last month published Mr. Hoover’s novel set in this series, also titled Haxan. A second novel will be out in 2015.

In Mr. Hoover’s introduction, he discusses the ethos behind the protagonist of the story and the novel, US Marshall John Marwood, and his eternal struggle and burden.

To hear a new episode of The BCS Audio Vault every fortnight, including stories by Marie Brennan, David Tallerman, and Seth Dickinson and introductions by Marie Brennan, 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 Ebook Subscription Price Increase

Posted in: BCS Ebooks, Ebook Sale by Scott H. Andrews

The price of our BCS ebook subscriptions, available through our ebook partner WeightlessBooks.com, is unfortunately going up.

It’s currently $13.99 for 26 issues/a whole year, 56 stories.  That’s a great deal; less than 25 cents per story. The price will be going up to $15.99; still less than 30 cents a story, and $10 cheaper than buying all the single issues. The increase will take effect Aug. 13

We’re announcing this increase early so that any readers who want to subscribe, or want to renew their current subscription, can do so now, at the lower price.

Ebook subscribers get issues delivered directly to their Kindle or smart phone (any device with an email address), and they get new issues a week early, before the website. Ebook subscriptions are also a great way to support BCS–all proceeds go to pay our artists and authors. Current subscribers can renew their existing subscription at any time, regardless of when it expires.

If you’ve been thinking about getting a BCS ebook subscription or renewing your existing subscription, do so before Aug. 13 and save!

Subscribe at Weigthless Books

 


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BCS #152 – Wilde, Hiven, Connolly BCS Audio Vault Podcast

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

BCS #152 is live today, featuring two authors new to BCS and another new episode of our new podcast, The BCS Audio Vault.

Fran Wilde, whose debut fantasy novel is due from Tor next year, offers “The Topaz Marquise,” in which a jeweler trying to craft a masterwork must reckon with a hasty purchase. Sylvia Anna Hiven gives “What Needs to Burn,” a Weird Western in a strange town run by a strange person and home to a strange creature.

Our ‘From the Archives’ story is “Red Dirt” by Ian McHugh, from BCS #58, a dark story of strange things inhabiting a strange place, with a feel not unlike “What Needs to Burn.”

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is on hiatus for one more issue, but continuing this week is our new podcast: The BCS Audio Vault, featuring another classic episode of our two-time Parsec Award-finalist podcast introduced by a special guest author, editor, or narrator.

The second episodes of The BCS Audio Vault is “One Ear Back” by Tina Connolly, from BCS #97 back in June 2012. It’s introduced by the author, discussing how the story was inspired by an Icelandic folk tale and the extrapolations it raised, as well as one particularly expressive cat.

Coming next issue: two stories of life journeys, a new episode of the BCS Audio Fiction Podcast, another new episode of The BCS Audio Vault, and new cover art.


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