Awards and Accolades
BCS Authors Elsewhere: World Fantasy Award Finalists
Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Congratulations to all the BCS authors named finalists for the 2021 World Fantasy Awards for their work appearing elsewhere!

  • Jordan Taylor (“La Orpheline” in BCS #269) for Short Fiction

  • C.C. Finlay (“The Hummingbird Temple” in BCS #300, Special Double-Issue) for Special Award–Professional

BCS is recognized again this year with one finalist, your Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, me (Scott H. Andrews), for Special Award–Non-Professional.

Congratulations, all! And thanks very much to all who found the magazine worthy.

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BCS Authors Elsewhere – 2021 Ignyte Awards Finalists
Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

In addition to the BCS Audio Fiction Podcast named a finalist for the Ignyte Award for Best Fiction Podcast, several BCS authors had other work named finalists for the 2021 Ignyte Awards, presented by FiyahCon.

  • P. Djèlí Clark (“A Tale of Woe” in BCS #253) for Best Novella
  • Tamara Jerée (“In Case You’re the One to Devour a Star,” forthcoming in BCS later this year) for Best in Creative Nonfiction

Congratulations, all!

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BCS Authors Elsewhere – 2021 Hugo Award Finalists
Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

In addition to Yoon Ha Lee’s “The Mermaid Astronaut” from BCS #298 – Science-Fantasy Month 5 voted a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story, a bunch of BCS authors had other works voted finalists for the 2021 Hugo Awards, in a fantastic variety of categories!

  • P. Djèlí Clark (“A Tale of Woe” in BCS #253) for Best Novella
  • Rae Carson (“The Crystal Stair,” as Rae Carson Finlay and co-authored with Charles Coleman Finlay, in BCS #3 and #4) for Best Short Story

Congratulations, all!

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BCS Stories on Locus 2020 Recommended Reading List
Posted in: Awards and Accolades by Scott H. Andrews

Nine pieces from BCS made the 2020 Recommended Reading List from Locus magazine, the top review source in the field, as compiled by their veteran team of short fiction reviewers including Rich Horton, Jonathan Strahan, Paula Guran, Karen Burnham, and many others.

The BCS pieces named to the list:

Short Story:

Forgive Me, My Love, for the Ice and the Sea,” C.L. Clark (BCS #296, 01/30/20)

The Mermaid Astronaut,” Yoon Ha Lee (BCS #298 – Science-Fantasy Month 5, 02/27/20)

Never a Butterfly, Nor a Moth With Moon-Painted Wings,” Aimee Ogden (BCS #300, Special Double-Issue, 04/02/20)

Deep in the Drift, Spinning,” Lisa L. Hannett (BCS #312, 09/10/20)

 

Novelette:

The Ordeal,” M. Bennardo (BCS #297, 02/13/20)

The Black-Eyed Goddess of Apple Trees and Farmers’ Wives,” Erin Eisenhour (BCS #308, 07/16/20)

To Balance the Weight of Khalem,” R.B. Lemberg (BCS #300, Special Double-Issue, 04/02/20)

Girls with Needles and Frost,” Jenny Rae Rappaport (BCS #315, 10/22/20)

As The Shore To The Tides, So Blood Calls To Blood,” Karlo Yeager Rodríguez (BCS #301, 04/09/20)

These alongside many, many other BCS authors for stories appearing in other fine magazines and anthologies.

Congratulations, all!

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“Do Not Look Back, My Lion” by Alix E. Harrow a Finalist for the Hugo Award
Posted in: Awards and Accolades by Scott H. Andrews

Do Not Look Back, My Lion” by Alix E. Harrow, in BCS #270, has been voted a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story.

Congratulations, Alix! “Do Not Look Back, My Lion” is a great story of life, family, duty, and parenthood, in a rich fantasy setting.

It is joined on the Hugo ballot by work by a bunch of BCS authors, in categories ranging from Best Novel to Best Novelette to Best Editor, Short Form and Best Fanzine. Congratulations to Caroline for “Carnival Nine” and all the other BCS authors and other finalists.

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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Hugo Award Finalists Hurley, Clark, Pinsker, Yoachim, Carroll, Wilde, Finlay, Payseur
Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

In addition to Alix E. Harrow’s “Do Not Look Back, My Lion” from BCS #270 voted a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story, a bunch of BCS authors had other works voted finalists for the 2020 Hugo Awards, in a fantastic variety of categories!

  • P. Djèlí Clark (“A Tale of Woe” in BCS #253) for Best Novella

Congratulations, all!

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BCS Stories on Locus 2019 Recommended Reading List
Posted in: Awards and Accolades by Scott H. Andrews

A number of pieces from BCS made the 2019 Recommended Reading List from Locus magazine, the top review source in the field, as compiled by their veteran team of short fiction reviewers including Jonathan Strahan, Rich Horton, Paula Guran, Karen Burnham, and many others.

The BCS pieces named to the list:

Short Story:

Do Not Look Back, My Lion,” Alix E. Harrow (BCS #270, 1/31/19)

Adrianna in Pomegranate,” Samantha Mills (BCS #271, 2/14/19)

Boiled Bones and Black Eggs,” Nghi Vo (BCS #275, 4/11/19)

 

Novelette:

A Handful of Sky,” Elly Bangs (BCS #280, 6/20/19)

Blood, Bone, Seed, Spark,” Aimee Ogden (BCS #271, 2/14/2019)

These alongside many other BCS authors for stories appearing in other fine magazines and anthologies.

Congratulations, all!

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BCS a 2019 Hugo Award Finalist!
Posted in: Awards and Accolades by Scott H. Andrews

The 2019 Hugo Award nominees were announced this morning by Dublin 2019 Worldcon, and BCS is again a finalist for Best Semiprozine!

Thanks very much to all who found us worthy! We are honored to be a Hugo finalist for the seventh time, for the year that had our 250th issue, our tenth anniversary, our largest number of stories published ever, and a 25% jump in our readership to its largest ever, because this honor is for the whole magazine; all our authors and fiction.

Thank you very much to everyone who helped this year keep BCS what it has become, especially Editorial Assistants Kerstin Hall, Dierdre Quirk, and Christine Row, all our authors and artists, our guest podcast narrators, our ebook subscribers and our donors, and every one of our readers and fans.

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“The Starship and the Temple Cat” by Yoon Ha Lee a Finalist for Sturgeon Award
Posted in: Awards and Accolades, Science-Fantasy Month by Scott H. Andrews

The Starship and the Temple Cat” by Yoon Ha Lee, from BCS #244 , one of the three special issues for BCS Science-Fantasy Month 4 last February, is a finalist for the Sturgeon Award!

This award, in memoriam for legendary SF short fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon, is given every year for a great science fiction short story. Past winners include Kelly Link, Ted Chiang, and BCS author James Morrow (“Novel Excerpt: Galápagos Regained” in BCS #164 and podcast BCS 141).

Congratulations, Yoon! “The Starship and the Temple Cat” shows one end of the range of short fiction that BCS publishes: science fantasy, with worlds as awe-inspiring and fantastical as our fantasy but technology and cultures that feel futuristic rather than pre-technological.

Other finalists for the Sturgeon this year include BCS author P. Djèlí Clark (“A Tale of Woe,” BCS #253). Congratulations, all!

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