BCS #143 is out, our second special double-issue for BCS Science-Fantasy Month 2!

Yoon Ha Lee (“The Pirate Captain’s Daughter” in BCS #27 and many others , including “The Book of Locked Doors” in BCS Science-Fantasy Month 2012) offers The Bonedrake’s Penance,” a story of motherhood and galactic remembrance. Seth Dickinson returns to BCS with Sekhmet Hunts the Dying Gnosis: A Computation,” a goddess’s hunt to understand herself and everything that everything is.

The bonus story, releasing on the website next Thursday, is the conclusion to returning BCS author Dean Wells’s novella “The Goddess Deception,set in a future age of the world of his BCS steampunk stories (“Evensong, Having Been Answered;” “To the Gods of Time and Engines, a Gift”). The full issue is available now on ebook at Kindle and Weightless Books.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 122: The River Does Not Run by Rachel Sobel from BCS #142, guest-narrated by podcaster, novelist, and BCS author Tina Connolly, who has guest-narrated past BCS podcast episodes including last issue’s science-fantasy podcast story BCS 121: The Breath of War by Aliette de Bodard.

A bonus podcast episode, releasing on the website next Thursday, will be BCS 123: Sekhmet Hunts the Dying Gnosis by Seth Dickinson, guest-narrated by Michael J. DeLuca, who has guest-narrated past BCS podcast episodes including BCS 090: Worth of Crows, also by Seth Dickinson.

The ‘From the Archives’ story with BCS #143 is Yoon Ha Lee’s “The Book of Locked Doors” from BCS #91, part of our first BCS Science-Fantasy Month in 2012, a tale of sibling relationship and the vanquished underclass after the dust of war has settled.  It’s also available in audio podcast: BCS 078: The Book of Locked Doors

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