BCS #200 is out today! A special double-issue in celebration of our 200th issue.
Catherynne M. Valente offers “The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek, or, the Luminescence of Debauchery,” a lushly and wryly voiced tale of a craftsperson driven to ascend in society, on their own terms.
Kameron Hurley shows a science-fantasy culture wrestling with the societal and personal aftermath of war in “The Judgment of Gods and Monsters.”
Yoon Ha Lee (“Foxfire, Foxfire” in BCS Science-Fantasy Month 3 & podcast BCS 168, “Two to Leave” in BCS 174 & podcast BCS 151, among many others) returns to BCS with “Shadow’s Weave,” a tale of a mercenary trying to restore her companion’s shadow.
Seth Dickinson (“Our Fire, Given Freely” in BCS #145, “Worth of Crows” in BCS #104 & podcast BCS 090, “The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Her Field-General, and Their Wounds” in BCS #85 & podcast BCS 073, among others) offers “Laws of Night and Silk,” a literary epic fantasy of a society’s extreme cost of war made personal.
The Valente and Lee stories won’t go live on the website until next week, but they are available right now in the ebook of BCS #200, at Weightless Books and Kindle.
The first BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode for BCS #200 is BCS 176: Laws of Night and Silk, Seth Dickinson’s tale of a society’s cost of war made personal. It’s guest-narrated by M.K. Hobson, who has narrated past BCS Podcast episodes such as BCS 166: The Three Dancers of Gizari by Tamara Vardomskaya and BCS 169: Call and Answer, Plant and Harvest by Cat Rambo.
The bonus BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode, out next week, will be BCS 177: Shadow’s Weave, Yoon Ha Lee’s tale of a mercenary trying to restore her companion’s lost shadow. It’s guest-narrated by Tina Connolly, BCS author and narrator of past podcast episodes including BCS 170: A Salvaging of Ghosts by Aliette de Bodard and BCS 150: The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto by Bill Powell.
The From the Archives story with BCS #200 is “The Sword of Loving Kindness” by Chris Willrich, a tale of Persimmon Gaunt and Imago Bone; our very first story, from BCS #1 back in October 2008. What a long and wonderful quest it has been!
We’re celebrating BCS #200 with a BCS Ebook Subscription Drive! To see how subscribers get issues early, what great authors are forthcoming in BCS, and how you can help us reach our goals of raising our word-count limit, visit Weightless Books.
All behind new cover art for BCS #200 and beyond: “High Above the Savannah” by Martin Ende.