written by David Steffen
This post covers two years of Beneath Ceaseless Skies–they didn’t publish quite enough stories in 2013 to do a list. Beneath Ceaseless Skies continues to publish quality other-world fiction, edited by Scott H. Andrews. This list only covers the stories they published on their podcast, which is a bit less than half of the stories they publish–one podcast every two weeks.
- “No Sweeter Art” by Tony Pi
Sequel to “A Sweet Calling” that was published in Clarkesworld, both about a Zodiac-confectioner mage–might want to listen to the other one first.
- “Sekhmet Hunts a Dying Gnosis: A Computation” by Seth Dickinson
I love stories that mix fantasy and science fiction in a big way.
- “The Breath of War” by Aliette de Bodard
I can’t say I recall another fantasy quest story starring a pregnant woman as the hero.
- “Alloy Point” by Sam J. Miller
Flee the terrible metalman, who comes to keep the people of base metal apart from the people of precious metal.
- “The Penitent” by M. Bennardo
Number 17596 wakes in his cell. Where are the guards? Why is the cell unlocked?
“The Clockwork Trollop” by Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald
“Ill-Met at Midnight” by David Tallerman