BCS #220 is out, featuring stories about past war actions and their ramifications in the present, a guest-narrated podcast, new cover art, and a giveaway for a signed short fiction collection.
Sara Saab pens “Suddenwall,” a story of two veterans, pasts entwined, living in a city that extrudes the guilty.
Kurt Hunt offers “Ghosts of Amarana,” a tale of a veteran liberated from confinement physical and mental but facing new decisions with difficult echos of his past ones.
The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 191: Suddenwall, the Sara Saab story of war veterans and their pasts. It’s guest-narrated by Tina Connolly, narrator of a dozen past BCS podcasts including BCS 177: Shadow’s Weave by Yoon Ha Lee, BCS 170: A Salvaging of Ghosts by Aliette de Bodard, and the Parsec Award finalist BCS 150: The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto by Bill Powell.
We’re also giving away a signed copy of Tina’s new short fiction collection On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories, in this giveaway post here on the BCS website. Do you have a favorite BCS podcast episode that Tina narrated? Tell us, and you could win!
The From the Archives story with BCS #220 is “Murder Goes Hungry” by Margaret Ronald from BCS #182, a fantasy mystery involving war veterans who have healed somewhat and others who have not.
All behind new cover art for early spring in the Northern Hemisphere: “Pillars of the Gods” by Ward Lindhout.Leave a Comment »
BCS #214 is out today, featuring a returning BCS author, a new one, new cover art, and a new episode of the BCS Audio Vault podcast.
Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (“A Careful Fire” in BCS #184 and podcast BCS 160, “The Girl with Golden Hair” in BCS #176 and podcast BCS 153, and “Everything Beneath You” in BCS #164 and podcast BCS 142) returns with “The Orangery,” a story blending the mythic with characters fighting beyond role.
Priya Sridhar offers “The Jeweled Nawab Jungle Retreat,” a story of a character similarly fighting to break free of the role attributed to them.
The BCS Audio Vault podcast has a new episode BCS Audio Vault 026: Everything Beneath You by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, from January 2015. It’s introduced by the author, explaining the very personal genesis of this story and some of its elements, including a boat, a dragon, and a lantern festival.
The From the Archives story with BCS #214 is “The Coffinmaker’s Love” by Alberto Yáñez in BCS #131, our Fifth Anniversary Double-Issue in October 2013.Leave a Comment »
BCS #205 is out today, featuring a returning BCS author and a new one.
Raphael Ordoñez (“The Scale-Tree” in BCS #178, “Day of the Dragonfly” in BCS #165, “At the Edge of the Sea” in BCS #144 and podcast BCS 125, and “Misbegotten” in BCS #113 and podcast BCS 097, among others) returns to BCS with “Salt and Sorcery,” a new story set in a similar strange world as many of his previous BCS stories.
Samantha Murray offers “A Deeper Green,” a tale of duty and sacrifice and society.
The From the Archives story with BCS #205 is “Breathing Sunshine” by Garth Upshaw, from BCS #64 and podcast BCS 056, a tale of unlikely companions in a drive to help others, not unlike “Salt and Sorcery.”
All behind new cover art: “Tortoise Caravan” by Marek Hlavaty:
The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is on a brief hiatus. In the meantime, peruse our episodes from earlier this year and from 2015, including BCS 150: The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto by Bill Powell, a special large-cast reading featuring multiple guest narrators, and BCS 173: The Sweetest Skill by Tony Pi, guest-narrated by John Meagher, a sequel to BCS 133: No Sweeter Art that last year was named a finalist for the Parsec Awards.Leave a Comment »