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New Cover Art: “High Above the Savannah,” by Martin Ende
Posted in: 200th Issue, Cover Art by Scott H. Andrews

Starting with BCS #200 next week, a special double-issue to celebrate our 200th issue, featuring Catherynne M. Valente, Kameron Hurley, Yoon Ha Lee, and Seth Dickinson, (and the BCS #200 ebook out early next Wednesday on Kindle and Weightless Books), our new cover art will be “High Above the Savannah” by Martin Ende:

"High Above the Savannah" by Martin Ende

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BCS #196 – Alter S. Reiss, C.A. Hawksmoor, New Cover Art
Posted in: Cover Art, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #196 is out today, featuring two returning BCS authors with stories of isolated characters exiled in isolated situations.

Alter S. Reiss (“By Appointment to the Throne” in BCS #155) takes us to a deserted island of strange visions where a sole exile encounters a newcomer in “Sea of Dreams.”

C.A. Hawksmoor (“Y Brenin” in BCS #167) returns to several of the characters from that story but in a much later, isolated situation and era in their lives in “The Stone Garden.”

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 172: Sea of Dreams, the Alter S. Reiss story of exile and strangeness. 

The From the Archives story with BCS #196 is “The Black Waters of Lethe” by Oliver Buckram, from BCS #150 and podcast BCS 130, guest-narrated by Norm Sherman of The Drabblecast and Escape Pod. It’s a story of strangeness and exile not unlike “Sea of Dreams.”  

All behind new cover art for early spring for our Northern Hemisphere readers: “Forest” by French artist Geoffrey Icard.

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New Cover Art: “Forest” by Geoffrey Icard
Posted in: Cover Art by Scott H. Andrews

Starting with BCS #196 later this week (and the BCS #196 ebook already out early on Kindle and Weightless Books), our new cover art will be “Forest” by Geoffrey Icard:

"Forest" by Geoffrey Icard

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BCS #195, Science-Fantasy Month 3 – de Bodard, Pinsker, Sanford, Bonus Podcasts, and More
Posted in: BCS Audio Vault Podcast, Cover Art, Science-Fantasy Month by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #195 is out today, another special double-issue for BCS Science-Fantasy Month 3!

Aliette de Bodard (“The Moon Over Red Trees” in BCS #157 and podcast BCS 136, “Memories in Bronze, Feathers, and Blood” in BCS #45 and podcast BCS 041, and “The Breath of War,” a finalist for the Nebula Award, in BCS #142 – Science-Fantasy Month 2 and podcast BCS 121) returns to BCS with “A Salvaging of Ghosts,” a haunting story of deep spaces and family.

Sarah Pinsker offers “The Mountains His Crown,” a tale of farmers subsisting against imperialist whim, and Jason Sanford in “Blood Grains Speak Through Memories” posits a world where caretakers have become linked to the environment.

The Mountains His Crown” releases on the website next Thursday, in text and as a bonus podcast episode BCS 171 guest-narrated by Folly Blaine. The full issue is available now on ebook at Kindle and Weightless Books.

The first BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode with BCS #195 is BCS 170: A Salvaging of Ghosts, the Aliette de Bodard story of deep spaces and family. It’s guest-narrated by Tina Connolly, BCS author and narrator of past podcast episodes including BCS 156: Seasons Set in Skin by Caroline M. Yoachim, BCS 150: The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto by Bill Powell, and BCS 121: The Breath of War by Aliette de Bodard, from BCS Science-Fantasy Month 2.

Also releasing next Thursday is a new episode of the BCS Audio Vault podcast: Aliette de Bodard introducing that podcast of her story “The Breath of War” from BCS Science-Fantasy Month 2, which was a finalist for the Nebula Award last year.

The ‘From the Archives’ story with BCS #195 is “The Mote-Dancer and the Firelife” by Chris Willrich, from BCS #90 and podcast BCS 077, part of BCS Science-Fantasy Month 1 back in 2012. It’s a haunting tale of family not unlike “A Salvaging of Ghosts.”

All behind another view of our special science-fantasy cover art, “Research Lab” by Sung Choi.

BCS Science-Fantasy Month 3 will continue next week, with the website release of the bonus story, bonus podcast, and BCS Audio Vault podcast!

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BCS #194, Science-Fantasy Month 3 – Lee, Rambo, Lay, Bonus Podcasts, and More
Posted in: BCS Audio Vault Podcast, Cover Art, New Issues, Science-Fantasy Month by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #194 is out, a special double-issue kicking off BCS Science-Fantasy Month 3!

Yoon Ha Lee (“Two to Leave” in BCS 174 & podcast BCS 151, “The Pirate Captain’s Daughter” in BCS #27 & podcast BCS 025, among many others) returns to BCS with “Foxfire, Foxfire,” a story that blends fantastical shape-changing fox spirits with futuristic mechanical walking tanks.

(Yoon’s science-fantasy stories have appeared in BCS before: “The Bonedrake’s Penance” in BCS Science-Fantasy Month 2 in 2014 and “The Book of Locked Doors” in BCS Science-Fantasy Month 1 in 2012.)

Returning BCS author Cat Rambo (“Primaflora’s Journey” in BCS #170, “Rappaccini’s Crow” in BCS #151, among others) offers “Call and Answer, Plant and Harvest,” a tale of a chaos mage navigating chancy contests and feats.  Anaea Lay follows travels both interstellar and intramental in “The Right Bright Courier.”

Call and Answer, Plant and Harvest” releases on the website next Thursday, in text and as a bonus podcast episode BCS 169 guest-narrated by M.K. Hobson. The full issue is available now on ebook at Kindle and Weightless Books.

The first BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode with BCS #194 is BCS 168: Foxfire, Foxfire, the Yoon Ha Lee story of fox-spirits and mechanical tanks. It’s guest-narrated by Michael J. DeLuca, BCS author and narrator of past podcast episodes including BCS 153: The Girl with Golden Hair” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam and BCS 123: Sekhmet Hunts the Dying Gnosis: A Computation by Seth Dickinson, from BCS Science-Fantasy Month 2.

Also releasing next Thursday is a new episode of the BCS Audio Vault podcast: Yoon Ha Lee introducing the podcast of his story “The Book of Locked Doors” from our Science-Fantasy Month 1.

The ‘From the Archives’ story with BCS #194 is Scry” by Anne Ivy from BCS #90 in BCS Science-Fantasy Month 1, a tale of family relationships and the fate and free will of seeing their future. The special science-fantasy cover art is the futuristic yet bleak “Research Lab” by Sung Choi.

BCS Science-Fantasy Month 3 will continue next week, with the website release of the bonus story, bonus podcast, and BCS Audio Vault podcast, and in two weeks with BCS #195, featuring Aliette de Bodard (whose story “The Breath of War,” from BCS Science-Fantasy Month 2 and podcast BCS 121, was a Nebula Award finalist), Jason Sanford, and Sarah Pinsker!

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New Cover Art for BCS Science-Fantasy Month 3: “Research Lab” by Sung Choi
Posted in: Cover Art, Science-Fantasy Month by Scott H. Andrews

Starting with BCS #194 next week, the first of our special double-issues for BCS Science-Fantasy Month 3 (and in the BCS #194 double-issue ebook already out early on Kindle and Weightless Books), our special science-fantasy cover art will be “Research Lab” by Sung Choi:

"Research Lab" by Sung Choi

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New Cover Art: “Plains of Another World” by Leon Tukker
Posted in: Cover Art, Forthcoming by Scott H. Andrews

Starting with BCS #192 next week (and the BCS #192 ebook already out early on Kindle and Weightless Books, featuring our 400th story!), our new cover art will be “Plains of Another World” by Leon Tukker:

"Plains of Another World" by Leon Tukker

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BCS #188 – Scorza, Wheeler, New Cover Art, Price Archives
Posted in: Cover Art, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #188 is out today, featuring one returning BCS author and one new one, new cover art, and a From the Archives story.

Nick Scorza (“The Language of True Things” in BCS #115) returns to BCS with “Eyes Beyond the Fire,” a shipboard tale of a strange voyage and a hero with past baggage facing a call to courage.  John Wheeler offers “The Rest Will Blur Together,” a tale of another hero with past baggage facing an ethical quandry.

The From the Archives story with BCS #188 is “The Drowned Man” by Laura E. Price, from BCS #120, a shipboard tale of intrigue not unlike “Eyes Beyond the Fire.” 

All behind new cover art for the winter season of our Northern Hemisphere readers: “Huashan Temple” by Xiao Ran.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is on a brief hiatus. In the meantime, peruse our episodes from 2015 and 2014, including BCS 150: The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto by Bill Powell, a special large-cast reading featuring multiple guest narrators, and BCS 133: No Sweeter Art by Tony Pi, guest-narrated by John Meagher, which was recently named a finalist for the Parsec Awards.

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New Cover Art: “Huashan Temple” by Xiao Ran
Posted in: Cover Art, Forthcoming by Scott H. Andrews

Starting with BCS #188 next week (and the BCS #188 ebook out early tomorrow on Kindle and Weightless Books), our new cover art will be “Huashan Temple” by Xiao Ran:

"Huashan Temple" by Xiao Ran

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