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A woman climbs an ice-mountain, feeding her companion her own blood to stave off Death....

A fisher discovers the sagas and songs sung by centuries-dead barrow ghost women....

An asexual sun goddess sets impossible challenges that fail to deter her incessant suitor....

A lover wends through city canals and told tales in a living boat to woo a golden woman....


These and other awe-inspiring fantasy stories await in The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Five, a new anthology of seventeen stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies, the Hugo Award-finalist online magazine that Locus online credits with “revive(ing)... secondary-world fantasy as a respectable subgenre of short fiction, raising it from the midden of disdain into which it had been cast by most of the rest of the field.”

The Best of BCS, Year Five features such authors as Richard Parks, Gemma Files, Seth Dickinson, Alex Dally MacFarlane, and Benjanun Sriduangkaew.

It includes “Boat in Shadows, Crossing” by Tori Truslow, a finalist for the 2014 British Science Fiction Association Awards and the Parsec Award, and “The Telling” by Gregory Norman Bossert, winner of the 2013 World Fantasy Award.

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Table of Contents

The Telling · Gregory Norman Bossert
Worth of Crows · Seth Dickinson
Three Little Foxes · Richard Parks
Hold a Candle to the Devil · Nicole M. Taylor
Sate My Thirst with Ink and Blood · Adam Callaway
The Study of Monstrosities · Greg Kurzawa
Artificial Nocturne · E. Catherine Tobler
The Penitent · M. Bennardo
The Crows Her Dragon’s Gate · Benjanun Sriduangkaew
Singing like a Hundred Dug-up Bones · Alex Dally MacFarlane
Bakemono, or The Thing That Changes · A.B. Treadwell
Two Captains · Gemma Files
The Girl Who Welcomed Death to Svalgearyen · Barbara A. Barnett
Liaisons Galantes: A Scientific Romance · David D. Levine
A Sixpenny Crossing · Don Allmon
Misbegotten · Raphael Ordoñez
Boat in Shadows, Crossing · Tori Truslow