“Fire Rises” by Alec Austin
Li chuckled too, considering how to kill her.
“Defy the Grey Kings” by Jason Fischer
Elephants are quick, even draped in chain and iron, but you are quicker by a whisker.
Issue 180 was published on August 20, 2015. Read it online completely free here.
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The cover art this issue is “Kodran Migrant Fleet” by Tyler Edlin. We last covered Beneath Ceaseless Skies with issue 179.