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Beneath Ceaseless Skies 193 Now Available

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 | Posted by John ONeill

Beneath Ceaseless Skies 193-smallThe February 18th issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies features original short fiction from Dean Wells and Andrew F. Sullivan, a podcast, and a reprint by Black Gate author Brian Dolton (author of “What Chains Bind Us,” from BG 15). The cover art, “Plains of Another World,” is by Leon Tukker.

And the Blessing of the Angels Came Upon Them” by Dean Wells
Peavey could not fault his grandson Moot’s skill nor the beauty of the boy’s sculpture. No, it was the subject matter that cut into his heart, even now. Moot cherished his beliefs so deeply; if his faith were ever shaken, it would surely devastate him. He was so very much like his grandmother in that regard.

Salt Circles” by Andrew F. Sullivan
From this window, we watched the man’s whip rise again and the back hoof of the mare collide with his thin throat in the same instant. The man crumpled down into the festering street as gouts of blood spouted from his neck. No one came to claim his body. Below us in the alley, rats and dogs or rat-sized dogs emerged slowly. They began to sip at the red puddles around him.

Audio Fiction Podcast
And the Blessing of the Angels Came Upon Them” by Dean Wells
Consuming the native crustaceans had given rise to bone cancers and rotting ulcers of the skin, from which death was a cruel relief.

From the Archives
The Sacrifice Pit” by Brian Dolton (from Beneath Ceaseless Skies #16, May 7, 2009)
She was beautiful. But it was forbidden, in the eyes of the Tetharan.

Dean Wells is author of the ongoing post-steampunk saga The Clockwork Millennials. His short fiction has also appeared in Ideomancer, 10Flash Quarterly, Eldritch Tales, ShadowKeep Magazine, and The Nocturnal Lyric. Andrew F. Sullivan is the author of the novel Waster (forthcoming from Dzanc Books, March 2016) and the short story collection All We Want is Everything (ARP Books, 2013). Brian Dolton’s story “What Chains Bind Us” was published in Black Gate 15; Learned Foote reviewed his story “This Is the Way the Universe Ends: with a Bang,” in the March/April 2015 issue of F&SF here, saying “The setting is lovely and poetic, the story is cosmic in scope and creative in its world-building, and the moving conclusion made my throat tighten.”

Read issue 193 online completely free here.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies is edited by Scott H. Andrews and published twice a month by Firkin Press. Issues are available completely free online; you can also get a free e-mail or RSS subscription.

Firkin Press also sells a Kindle/e-Reader subscription, which includes automatic delivery to your Kindle or other device. A 12-month subscription comes with 26 issues and costs only $13.99. Single issues are available on Kindle and at Weightless Books for 99 cents. Subscribe here.

The magazine supports itself though subscriptions, and also by selling anthologies, including the annual Best of BCS volumes and occasional themed books such as the steampunk anthology Ceaseless West. The anthologies each contain 15-18 stories and cost only $2.99-$3.99.

We last covered Beneath Ceaseless Skies with issue #192.

See our February Fantasy Magazine Rack here, and all of our recent Magazine coverage here.

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