Seasons Set in Skin by Caroline M. Yoachim
Horimachi’s own tattoos were from before the war, when black ink was made of soot instead of faery blood.
Stone Prayers by Kate Marshall
Mattar comes to the house of Anaharesh in search of a single word; a word to end a war.
Audio Fiction Podcast: Court Bindings by Karalynn Lee
The sparrow had too diminutive a mind to realize it could serve you longer by taking time to eat and sleep.
Caroline M. Yoachim has been published in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, and Lightspeed. Her previous story for Beneath Ceaseless Skies was “The Land of Empty Shells.” Kate Marshall’s work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Pseudopod, and Crossed Genres.
Issue 177 was published on July 9. Read it online completely free here.
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The cover art this issue is “Migration” by Julie Dillon.
We last covered Beneath Ceaseless Skies with issue 176.