In honor of the release of BCS author Marie Brennan’s new book Driftwood, Aug. 14 from Tachyon Publications, BCS is giving away two copies.

BCS readers may know the Driftwood world from the three BCS short stories set there:“The Ascent of Unreason” in BCS #104, “Remembering Light” in BCS #44, “Driftwood” in BCS #14.

Driftwood is made up of shattered fragments of other worlds, and the new book Driftwood, as Marie explains on her website, appropriately combines all the existing Driftwood short fiction, embedded in and given context by a frame story, plus a brand-new novelette to flesh it out.

One giveaway is on the BCS website in this post. (The other will be on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine, on Wed. Aug. 5; details here.)

To enter the giveaway that’s in this very post, comment on this post (here) and tell us what your favorite Marie Brennan short story is. Whether a Driftwood story or one of her many other stories; whether published in BCS or elsewhere.

Your comment will enter you in a random drawing for the signed copy of Driftwood. This giveaway ends Wed. Aug. 12 IS NOW CLOSED. (Full Rules are here, at the end of this post.)

To get you started, here are many of Marie’s stories in BCS, and you can peruse our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts for work by her in other venues:

“Sankalpa” in BCS #287 and podcast BCS 246

“The Şiret Mask” in BCS #238 and podcast BCS 206

“To Rise No More” in BCS #207 and podcast BCS 181

“The Ascent of Unreason” in BCS #104 and podcast BCS 089

“Dancing the Warrior” in BCS #66


“Two Pretenders” in BCS #60 and podcast BCS 052

“And Blow Them at the Moon” in BCS #50 and podcast BCS 044

“Remembering Light” in BCS #44 and podcast BCS 040

“Driftwood” in BCS #14 and podcast BCS 013

“Kingspeaker” in BCS #3

Good luck!

Full rules for the Marie Brennan Driftwood giveaway:

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

Your comment must mention the title of a work of short fiction authored by Marie Brennan. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction authored by Marie Brennan will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Aug. 12, 2020. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

Entrants will be entered in a random drawing to win the book.

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The winner will receive either a paper copy or digital ebook copy of Driftwood, at the sole choice of BCS. Tachyon Publications will send the book to the winner.

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

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

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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