View full versionA poet and a thief must carry a magic sword that makes them alarmingly cheerful....

A god made of corn stalks haunts a woman whose heart was cut out....
A samurai investigating a ruined mansion finds a ghost of his long-dead brother....
These and other fantastical tales await in The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year One, an ebook anthology of fourteen stories from the first twenty-six issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine.
The Best of BCS, Year One features such authors as Marie Brennan, Richard Parks, and Aliette de Bodard. It includes “Thieves of Silence” by Holly Phillips, named to Locus‘s 2009 Recommended Reading List, and “Father’s Kill” by Christopher Green, winner of the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story of 2009.
Each story works on an elevated level, and challenges the notions that high fantasy is cliche or just escapist.
Bibliophile Stalker
“If you like well-written fantasy fiction, this is a great addition to your library.”
—John Klima, Editor of the Hugo Award-Winning
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Where to Buy It

The Best of BCS, Year One is available for only $2.99 in five different ebook formats, including for Kindle, Sony Reader, Palm, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Stanza for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad. Read it on your e-reader, smartphone, laptop, or tablet.
Buy it or download a free preview at:
Weightless Books, as PRC, EPUB, PDF
Amazon Kindle Store, in Kindle format, for Nook users
Apple’s iBookstore, for iPad/iPod users
All proceeds go to pay BCS authors and artists for their work.

The Table of Contents

The Sword of Loving Kindness · Chris Willrich
Architectural Constants · Yoon Ha Lee
Silk and Shadow · Tony Pi
Driftwood · Marie Brennan
Unrest · Grace Seybold
Dragon’s-Eyes · Margaret Ronald
Kreisler’s Automata · Matthew David Surridge
The Alchemist’s Feather · Erin Cashier
The Mansion of Bones · Richard Parks
The Mathematics of Faith · Jonathan Wood
Blighted Heart · Aliette de Bodard
The Tinyman and Caroline · Sarah L. Edwards
Father’s Kill · Christopher Green
Thieves of Silence · Holly Phillips