The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Three

An armonica player is driven manic by appearances of an audience woman he saw die….

A fallen angel gunslinger must defend a dusty town against hellspawn….

A scientist tries to save his brother from a seductress who plants flower bulbs in her lovers’ chests….

A bon-vivant is horrified to join his dinner hosts in swallowing live squid, until his head turns into one….

These and other awe-inspiring fantasy stories await in The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Three, a new anthology of eighteen stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies, the pro-rate online magazine that Hugo Award-winning editor Lou Anders of Pyr Books says “is rapidly becoming my favorite short fiction magazine of all time.”

The Best of BCS, Year Three features such authors as Richard Parks, Garth Upshaw, Margaret Ronald, Matthew Kressel, Geoffrey Maloney, and World Fantasy Award-winner Steve Rasnic Tem. It includes “Walls of Paper, Soft as Skin” by Adam Callaway, named to Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2012, edited by Paula Guran, as well as three stories named to the Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2011 and four given Honorable Mention in Year’s Best Science Fiction 29, edited by Gardner Dozois.

Table of Contents

The Ghost of Shinoda Forest · Richard Parks
Dying on the Elephant Road · Steve Rasnic Tem
Bread and Circuses · Genevieve Valentine
Walls of Paper, Soft as Skin · Adam Callaway
Mr Morrow Becomes Acquainted with the Delicate Art of Squid Keeping · Geoffrey Maloney
Butterfly · Garth Upshaw
Red Dirt · Ian McHugh
The Nine-Tailed Cat · Michael J. DeLuca
Letters of Fire · Margaret Ronald
Fleurs du Mal · J. Kathleen Cheney
Gone Sleeping · Heather Clitheroe
Dirt Witch · Eljay Daly
Silent, Cold, and Still · Kris Dikeman
The Angel Azrael Rode into the Town of Burnt Church on a Dead Horse · Peter Darbyshire
Playing for Amarante · A.B. Treadwell
The Suffering Gallery · Matthew Kressel
In the Gardens of the Night · Siobhan Carroll
Beloved of the Sun · Ann Leckie

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