UpdraftBCS author Fran Wilde’s fantasy novel Updraft, out on Sept. 1, is set in the same world as her new story in BCS #181, “Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud” (also podcast BCS 157).

In conjunction with BCS #181 (and its author interview with Fran about “Bent the Wing” and Updraft), BCS is giving away a copy of Updraft!

To enter, comment on this post and tell us your favorite BCS story that has anything to do with characters flying. The characters in “Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud” and Updraft fly through their cloud-top world on wings built of silk and bone. Tell us your favorite BCS story that has anything to do with characters flying, whether on their own, using wings, in airships, anything.

Your comment will enter you in a random drawing for the book. This giveaway ends Wed. Sept. 9, so enter soon has ended. (For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post.) 

To get you started, here are a few BCS stories that have characters flying or otherwise airborne:

The Ascent of Unreason” by Marie Brennan (also podcast BCS 089)

The Jewels of Montforte” by Adam Corbin Fusco

On the Transmontane Run with the Aerial Mail Express” by B. Gordon

The Unborn God” by Stephen Case (and its prequel “The Wizard’s House”)


A Serpent in the Gears” by Margaret Ronald (and its sequel “Salvage”)

Sweetwater Notion and the Hallelujah Kid” by K.C. Ball

The Secret of Pogopolis” by Matthew Bey


Pawn’s Gambit” by Adam Heine (also podcast BCS 037)

Stormchaser, Stormshaper” by Erin Hoffman

Cold, Cold War” by Ian McHugh

The Scale-Tree” by Raphael Ordoñez

Good luck!


Full rules for the Fran Wilde Updraft giveaway:

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

You must mention a story published in BCS that has something to do with flying. Comments that do not mention a story published in BCS that arguably has something to do with flying will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Sept. 9. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

You must reside within the USA or Canada. (Our apologies for this stipulation; the publisher only holds rights in the USA and Canada and so can’t ship the book anywhere else.)

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. The copy of Updraft will be mailed from the publisher 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. 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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