The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Four

A former scarecrow must help retake a castle from talking bears….

A bureaucrat falls in love with a ghostly woman whose palace disappears when he wakes….

A seer in love with her fugitive husband’s enemy must not scry her own death, or it will happen….

A rebel saboteur carries the personalities of massacre victims in a book compiled by her dead sister….

These and other awe-inspiring fantasy and science-fantasy stories await in The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Four, a new anthology of eighteen stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies, the Hugo Award-finalist online magazine that Locus online calls “a premiere venue for fantastic fiction, not just online but for all media.”

The Best of BCS, Year Four features such authors as Richard Parks, Yoon Ha Lee, Margaret Ronald, Garth Upshaw, Tom Crosshill, Kat Howard, Christie Yant, and Chris Willrich.

It includes “The Governess and the Lobster” by Margaret Ronald, named to Year’s Best SF&F 2013 edited by Rich Horton; “Sinking Among Lilies” by Cory Skerry, named to Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013 edited by Paula Guran; and “The Castle That Jack Built” by Emily Gilman, named to Year’s Best SF&F 2013 and a finalist for the 2013 World Fantasy Award.

Table of Contents

In the Palace of the Jade Lion · Richard Parks
The Castle that Jack Built · Emily Gilman
The Three Feats of Agani · Christie Yant
A Spoonful of Salt · Nicole M. Taylor
To the Gods of Time and Engines, a Gift · Dean Wells
The Magic of Dark and Hollow Places · Adam Callaway
A Place to Stand · Grace Seybold
Sinking Among Lilies · Cory Skerry
Held Close in Syllables of Light · Rose Lemberg
The Calendar of Saints · Kat Howard
Shadows Under Hexmouth Street · Justin Howe
The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Her Field-General, and Their Wounds · Seth Dickinson
The Governess and the Lobster · Margaret Ronald
Bearslayer and the Black Knight · Tom Crosshill
How the Wicker Knight Would Not Move · Chris Willrich
Ratcatcher · Garth Upshaw
The Book of Locked Doors · Yoon Ha Lee
Scry · Anne Ivy

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