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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Miller, Chronister, Lee

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

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

Congratulations!


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BCS at Readercon 2015

Posted in: Appearances and Cons by Scott H. Andrews

BCS returns to ReaderCon, in north Boston, again in 2015!

I am on two panels during the con, discussing magazines and secondary-world settings:

Friday, 2:00 PM: The Future of Speculative Magazines, Part 3, also including Leah Bobet of Ideomancer, Neil Clarke of Clarkesworld, and Ellen Datlow of countless countless anthologies. “At Readercon 20, there were two panels that looked at the future of magazines: Part 1: Print Magazines, and Part 2: Online Magazines. Six years later, we return to this issue to discover what worked, what didn’t, and what the near future might hold.”

Saturday, 12:00 PM: Our Panel of Experts..., also including BCS author Gwendolyn Clare (“Butterfly House” in BCS #157 and podcast BCS 137) and Bud Sparhawk. “Having trouble creating your world? Are there social complexities or changes in scientific laws that are confounding you? Bring your very specific questions about worldbuilding in your current project, and polymath scientists will do their best to answer.”

Lots of BCS authors are also scheduled to be present, including James Morrow, Gemma Files, John E.O. Stevens, Michael J. DeLuca, and Alex Dally MacFarlane.

I’ll have flyers featuring cover art by Juan Carlos Barquet and Jonas de Ro and Raphael Lacoste and postcards for Best of BCS Year Five and our new Weird Western anthology Ceaseless West. Feel free to drop by either panel or stop me in the halls!


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Slush Update, 07/02/15

Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before May 13, 2015 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before May 13 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 #176 – Stufflebeam, Karalynn Lee, Guest-Narrated Podcast

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

BCS #176 is out, featuring two stories of finding one’s place in the world.

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (“Everything Beneath You” in BCS #164 and podcast BCS 142, and another new story forthcoming this fall) returns to BCS with “The Girl with Golden Hair,” a tale of a young woman struggling in her mythical city and on a journey of distance and self.

Karalynn Lee (“Unsilenced” in BCS #105, our Fourth Anniversary Double-Issue, which received a Recommended rating from Locus online) returns to BCS with “Court Bindings,” a short and lyrical piece about court intrigue and personal power.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is BCS 153: The Girl with Golden Hair, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam’s story of struggle and journey. It’s guest-narrated by Michael J. DeLuca, including BCS 138: The Rugmaker’s Lovers by Brynn MacNab, BCS 125: At the Edge of the Sea by Raphael Ordoñez, BCS 123: Sekhmet Hunts the Dying Gnosis: A Computation by Seth Dickinson, and others.

BCS #176 also features a new episode of the BCS Audio Vault: 019: The Nine-Tailed Cat by Michael J. DeLuca, a short and lyrical tale of personal obsession not unlike “Court Bindings.” It’s introduced by the author, explaining the origin of the story’s setting and the post-colonial resonance of several of its symbols, both those apparent or subtle and more insidious.

Accompanying them From the Archives with BCS #176 is “Pilgrims” by Ann Chatham, BCS #141 and podcast BCS 120, a tale of two travelers on driven missions. All behind another crop of our new cover art: “Migration,” by Hugo Award-winning artist Julie Dillon.


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More BCS Authors Elsewhere – Tobler, Millering

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Yet more BCS authors with stories appearing in other magazines this month:

  •  Kris Millering (“The Isthmus Variation” in BCS #46, which received a Recommended review from Locus online) likewise in the June Clarkesworld

Congratulations!


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New Episode of The BCS Audio Vault: “The Nine-Tailed Cat” by Michael J. DeLuca

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

The BCS Audio VaultOut today is a new episode of The BCS Audio Vault: 019: The Nine-Tailed Cat by Michael J. DeLuca, a short lush tale of a jealous lover set in an alternate post-colonial Central America.

It’s introduced by the author, explaining the origin of the story’s setting and the post-colonial resonance of several of its symbols, both those apparent or subtle and more insidious.

To hear new episodes of The BCS Audio Vault, including stories by Saladin Ahmed, 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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Slush Update, 06/18/15

Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before April 26, 2015 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Apr. 26 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 – Palmer and Miller, Sturgeon Award Finalists

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Two BCS authors, one past and one future, were finalists and runners-up for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short fiction of 2014.

  • Suzanne Palmer (“Moogh and the Great Trench Kraken,” forthcoming later this year) placed 2nd for “Shatterdown,” in Asimov‘s
  • Sam J. Miller (“Alloy Point” in BCS #163 and podcast BCS 140) placed 3rd for “We Are the Cloud,” in Lightspeed

Congratulations!


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BCS #175 – Ken Scholes, Rose Lemberg, Kay Chronister Podcast, New Cover Art

Posted in: Cover Art, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #175 is out, featuring two stories of worldly journey, a podcast of underworldly journey, and new cover art.

Ken Scholes, novelist and short-story author, explores duty and past in “On Freedom of Agency and the Finding of Lost Hearts.”

Rose Lemberg (“Held Close in Syllables of Light” in BCS #80) returns to BCS with “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds,” a novelette set in the same lush and socially intricate fantasy world of “Held Close in Syllables of Light” and many of her other works, including a third novelette forthcoming in BCS later this year.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is BCS 152: The Warriors, The Mothers, The Drowned, Kay Chronister’s story from BCS #174 of a mother’s flight through a strange land of the dead filled with grimacing golems fashioned from maize.

Accompanying them From the Archives with BCS #175 is “Throwing Stones” by Mishell Baker, from BCS #47. All behind new cover art: “Migration,” by Hugo Award-winning artist Julie Dillon.


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