01-24-2012, 09:09 AM
Editor and reviewer Rich Horton, who also reviews for Locus, a few weeks ago posted his year-end review of BCS for 2011.
He enjoyed pieces by Peadar Ó Guilín, Rosamund Hodge, and Megan Arkenberg.
He also liked both of Richard Parks’s Lord Yamada stories, “The Tiger’s Turn” and particularly “The Ghost of Shinoda Forest,” as well as all three of Margaret Ronald’s stories set in her fantastical/steampunk world, which he said “all examine quite different facets of the world, very nicely”: “Salvage,” “Letters of Fire,” and “Recapitulation in Steam.”
Other authors he singled out were Stephen Case, Kat Howard, Marko Kloos, Heather Fawcett, Geoffrey Maloney, Jesse Bullington, Marie Brennan, and Camille Alexa.
He said the 51 total stories in BCS for 2011 was “an impressive total.” As with 2010, called BCS “a really important source of fantasy.”