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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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Slush Update, 09/15/17

Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before Aug. 1, 2017 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before August 1 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 #234 – DeLuca, Broom, DeLuca Podcast

Posted in: New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #234 is out today, featuring stories of characters traveling through wilderness in search of redemption.

Michael J. DeLuca (“The Nine-Tailed Cat” in BCS #70 and podcast BCS 062 and “Between Two Treasons” in BCS #23, among others) returns to BCS with “Dire Wolf,” which follows a hardscrabble character with baggage in pursuit of a terrible foe.

William Broom offers “Corpus Grace,” a story following two adversaries each in pursuit of spiritual truth.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast returns with BCS 203: Dire Wolf, the Michael J. DeLuca story of tracking a wilderness foe. It’s guest-narrated by the author, who has narrated a number of past episodes of the BCS Audio Fiction Podcast, including BCS 187: Wooden Boxes Lined with the Tongues of Doves by Claire Humphrey, BCS 174: Whale-Oil by Sylvia V. Linsteadt, and BCS 179: Mortal Eyes by Ann Chatham.

From the Archives with BCS #234 is “Else This, Nothing Ever Grows” by Sylvia V. Linsteadt, from BCS #125, a story of questing through wilderness populated by the paranormal, with a feel not unlike “Dire Wolf.” 

All behind a new crop of our cover art for late summer in the Northern Hemisphere: “Bird House” by Jordan Grimmer.


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New Best of BCS Year Eight Anthology Out on Kindle, iTunes, and More!

Posted in: BCS Anthologies by Scott H. Andrews

View full versionOur new anthology The Best of BCS, Year Eight is out today at major ebook retailers like Kindle Store and iTunes!

(It was out early last week at Weightless Books. Buy it there and get a coupon good on all BCS issues at Weightless...)

Best of BCS, Year Eight contains sixteen great stories from the eighth year of BCS, by authors such as Catherynne M. Valente, K.J. Parker, Mishell Baker, Yoon Ha Lee, Aliette de Bodard, Rich Larson, Rose Lemberg, and more. It includes “Blood Grains Speak Through Memories” by Jason Sanford, a finalist for the Nebula Awards.

The Best of BCS, Year Eight is now available for only $3.99 at ebook stores, including Amazon Kindle, B&N, iBooks/iTunes, Kobo, and Weightless Books.

All proceeds go to pay BCS authors and artists for their work. Pick up a copy today, to get some great BCS stories in a handy collection and support us at the same time. Thank you!


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New Episode of The BCS Audio Vault: “Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud” by Fran Wilde

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

The BCS Audio VaultOut with BCS #233 is a new episode of The BCS Audio Vault podcast: 027 Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud by Fran Wilde, the tale of an apprentice craftswoman and her father who must confront themselves in order to save their business and family.

It’s introduced by the author, explaining the story’s and characters’ connection to the Bone universe world of the story and her novels Updraft, Cloudbound, and Horizon.

To hear new episodes of The BCS Audio Vault, including stories by Saladin Ahmed, Yoon Ha Lee, 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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New Best of BCS Year Eight Anthology Out Early at Weightless Books (with coupon!)

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

View full versionOur new anthology The Best of BCS, Year Eight is out early today at WeightlessBooks.com, with a free extra as part of our Ninth Anniversary!

Best of BCS, Year Eight contains sixteen great stories from the eighth year of BCS, by authors such as Catherynne M. Valente, K.J. Parker, Mishell Baker, Rich Larson, and Rose Lemberg.

It includes “Blood Grains Speak Through Memories” by Jason Sanford, a finalist for the Nebula Awards, “The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek, or, the Luminescence of Debauchery” by Catherynne M. Valente, a finalist for the Eugie Foster Memorial Award, and “Foxfire, Foxfire” by Yoon Ha Lee and “A Salvaging of Ghosts” by Aliette de Bodard, finalists for the Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award.

Best of BCS, Year Eight is available early exclusively at WeightlessBooks.com. It costs only $3.99, and all proceeds go to pay BCS authors and artists for their work.

Buy now and, as part of our Ninth Anniversary celebration, you’ll get a coupon for 30% off BCS issues at Weightless Books, including all BCS Ebook Subscriptions, 25-, 50-, and 100-issue bundles of back issues, and all 230+ single back issues, some not available anywhere else.

Use it to buy a BCS Ebook Subscription (less than $16 for 26 issues/a whole year), any back issues you missed, or to renew an existing subscription (you can renew at any time, no matter when your subscription expires).

Get BCS issues conveniently delivered to your e-reader and support the magazine at the same time!


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