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?