A young woman climbs a mountain for a last glimpse of the nonhuman child she carved from living stone....
A general crosses a desert of temples and sentient winds who know her past and future....
A mute veteran struggles with her emotional scars and the vicious pet crow of her asylum’s warden doctor....
A mage inhabits animal figurines blown from molten caramel and bargains with spirit gods for his father and himself....
These and other awe-inspiring stories await in The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Six, a new anthology of twenty-two 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 Six features such authors as Yoon Ha Lee, Helen Marshall, Richard Parks, Gemma Files, Seth Dickinson, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, and Cat Rambo.
It includes “No Sweeter Art” by Tony Pi, a finalist for the 2015 Aurora Awards and 2015 Parsec Awards, and “The Breath of War” by Aliette de Bodard, a finalist for the 2014 Nebula Awards.
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Table of Contents
Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls · Richard Parks
Crossroads and Gateways · Helen Marshall
The Black Waters of Lethe · Oliver Buckram
The Lighthouse Keepers · Nicole M. Taylor
We, As One, Trailing Embers · E. Catherine Tobler
At the Edge of the Sea · Raphael Ordoñez
Our Fire, Given Freely · Seth Dickinson
Rappaccini’s Crow · Cat Rambo
On the Origin of Song · Naim Kabir
No Sweeter Art · Tony Pi
The Use and the Need · M. Bennardo
The Adventure of the Pyramid of Bacconyus · Caleb Wilson
The Good Deaths, Part II · Angela Ambroz
Golden Daughter, Stone Wife · Benjanun Sriduangkaew
A Feast for Dust · Gemma Files
Walls of Skin, Soft as Paper · Adam Callaway
Pilgrims · Ann Chatham
Women in Sandstone · Alex Dally MacFarlane
The Unborn God · Stephen Case
The River Does Not Run · Rachel Sobel
The Breath of War · Aliette de Bodard
The Bonedrake’s Penance · Yoon Ha Lee