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Beneath Ceaseless Skies 196 Now Available

Saturday, April 9th, 2016 | Posted by John ONeill

Beneath Ceaseless Skies 196-smallIssue #196 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies introduces new artwork by Geoffrey Icard, and features original short fiction by Alter S. Reiss and C.A. Hawksmoor, a podcast by Alter S. Reiss, and a reprint by Oliver Buckram.

Sea of Dreams” by Alter S. Reiss
There was nothing Ierois could say; he made his way back to his house and took up the book he had been given. But there was something stale in the words. Over his years on the island, he had been given nine other books, but they had become outworn, nothing in them to distract him.

The Stone Garden” by C.A. Hawksmoor
They rose with the light and worked long into the sunrise clearing a space beneath the broken roof, like the hollow an animal makes in the bracken by circling itself to sleep. Unloading the wood-burner from the wagon and coaxing it into place against the chimney breast was harder, and the tear in Gwyn’s shoulder tugged like wool caught in a wall.

Audio Fiction Podcasts

Sea of Dreams” by Alter S. Reiss
Over his years on the island, he had been given nine other books, but they had become outworn, nothing in them to distract him.

From the Archives

The Black Waters of Lethe” by Oliver Buckram (from Beneath Ceaseless Skies #150, June 26, 2014)
I scan the opposite shore of the wide river for any sign of human activity, for the people who sent the boat.

Read issue 196 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.

This month’s cover, “Forest,” is by Geoffrey Icard. We last covered Beneath Ceaseless Skies with issue #195.

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

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