In conjunction with the excerpt from James Morrow’s new novel Galápagos Regained appearing in BCS #164 and Audio Fiction Podcast BCS 141, we’re giving away a signed copy of the novel.

James Morrow is a multiple World Fantasy and Nebula Award winner for his unique brand of lyrical literary F/SF tinged with erudite wit and satire, including novels such as Towing Jehovah and Shambling Towards Hiroshima.

Galápagos Regained, out this week, follows the fictional Chloe Bathurst, a marginally popular Victorian actress, who is inspired by her interactions with the illustrious Charles Darwin to journey across the Atlantic Ocean, up the Amazon, and over the Andes to the Galápagos Archipelago.

To enter this giveaway for a signed copy of Galápagos Regained, comment on this very post and tell us your favorite heroine from BCS. Any heroine, from any BCS story. For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post. But hurry; the giveaway ends Wed. Jan. 21! This giveaway has ended.

To get you started, here are a just a few of the literally hundreds of BCS stories featuring heroines, beginning with those in BCS #164:

Everything Beneath You” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

The Metamorphoses of Narcissus” by Tamara Vardomskaya

Novel Excerpt: Galápagos Regained by James Morrow


The Breath of War” by Aliette de Bodard, in BCS #142 and podcast BCS 121

Alloy Point” by Sam J. Miller, in BCS #163 and podcast BCS 140

Women in Sandstone” by Alex Dally MacFarlane in BCS #145


Worth of Crows” by Seth Dickinson, in BCS #104 and podcast BCS 090

The Six Skills of Madame Lumiere” by Marissa Lingen, in BCS #46

The Pirate Captain’s Daughter” by Yoon Ha Lee, in BCS #27 and podcast BCS 025

Good luck!

Full rules for the signed Galápagos Regained giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this Galápagos Regained Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must mention a heroine character from a story that appeared in BCS. Comments that do not mention a heroine character from a story that appeared in BCS will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Jan. 22, 2015. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you leave more than one eligible comment).

You must use a valid email address when you submit your comment (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. Our decision will be final and absolute. The copy of Galápagos Regained will be mailed to the winner.

BCS is not responsible for comments that get lost or caught in our spam filtering or don’t show up in our system, or email addresses that get garbled or otherwise rendered unusable for contacting an entrant.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter or anyone else. Participants are providing information to BCS and Firkin Press and not to Facebook or Twitter or anyone else.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in this post or via our Contact page. Good luck!

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