Editor and Locus magazine reviewer Rich Horton last week posted his year-end review of BCS.

In multiple past years, he has called BCS “a really important source of fantasy.” This time, he said of BCS that “2012 was its best year yet.”

He mentioned his favorite two stories, which he included in his Year’s Best SF&F 2013:  “The Governess and the Lobster” by Margaret Ronald and “The Castle That Jack Built” by Emily Gilman.

Two other BCS stories, he said, were on his final shortlist for that Year’s Best: Chris Willrich’s “The Mote-Dancer and the Firelife,” from our science-fantasy month, and Richard Parks’s “In the Palace of the Jade Lion.”

Other BCS stories he specifically singled out were Anne Ivy’s “Scry,” Gregory Norman Bossert’s “The Telling,” Noreen Doyle’s “‘His Crowning Glory’,” Cory Skerry’s “Sinking Among Lilies,” and Amanda M. Olson’s “Virtue’s Ghosts.”

And other BCS pieces he found strong were stories by Mike Allen, Alec Austin, David D. Levine, Christie Yant, Jack Nicholls, Grace Seybold, Kenneth Schneyer, and Yoon Ha Lee.

Thank you very much! Congratulations to all these cool authors and great stories!

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