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Beneath Ceaseless Skies Audio Fiction Podcasts

Audio podcasts of new and Audio Vault short stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine

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BCS 038: As the Prairie Grasses Sing

By Sarah L. Edwards, from Issue #43 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineI began the hand-signs again, still doubting they could be understood yet desperate not to lose that other whose thought I’d felt.More info »

25mins

20 May 2010

Rank #1

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BCS 210: The Starship and the Temple Cat

By Yoon Ha Lee, from Issue #244 – Science-Fantasy Month 4 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineNarrated by Michael J. DeLuca.She had been a young cat when the Fleet Lords burned the City of High Bells.More info »

21mins

1 Feb 2018

Rank #2

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BCS 016: Haxan

By Kenneth Mark Hoover, from Issue #19 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineHer words got me to thinking about my past. What there was to remember.More info »

48mins

18 Jun 2009

Rank #3

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BCS 126: The Lighthouse Keepers

By Nicole M. Taylor, from Issue #146 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineThe 300th story to appear in BCS!It was a frightening, lovely thing; the way the great lens refracted the firelight and sent it out over the water.More info »

49mins

1 May 2014

Rank #4

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BCS 125: At the Edge of the Sea

By Raphael Ordoñez, from Issue #145 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineRead by Michael J. DeLuca.Blood is salt, like seawater; the heart moves an ocean in miniature.More info »

26mins

17 Apr 2014

Rank #5

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BCS 003: Kingspeaker

By Marie Brennan, from Issue #5 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineShe is the voice of the king, until he cannot speak for himself.More info »

31mins

4 Dec 2008

Rank #6

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BCS 014: The Sacrifice Pit

By Brian Dolton, from Issue #17 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineShe was beautiful. But it was forbidden, in the eyes of the Tetharan.More info »

34mins

21 May 2009

Rank #7

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BCS 200: A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power

By R.B. Lemberg, from Issue #229 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineA special five-hour audio novella in celebration of our 200th episode of the BCS Audio Fiction Podcast! Narrated by C.S.E. Cooney.Across great distances I hear her voice rolling over the sand, traipsing gently above bones of impossible beasts that perhaps had one day populated the desert.More info »

4hr 59mins

6 Jul 2017

Rank #8

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BCS 214: She Who Hungers, She Who Waits

By Cassandra Khaw, from Issue #248 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineNarrated by M.K. Hobson.Mei Huang repeats the rite so many times it becomes indistinguishable from breath, and still every iteration ends with the soldier dead.More info »

28mins

29 Mar 2018

Rank #9

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BCS 004: The Last Devil

By Sarah L. Edwards, from Issue #6 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineWould this querulous magician's insinuations distract my master from slaying our vile prey?More info »

39mins

18 Dec 2008

Rank #10

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BCS 172: Sea of Dreams

By Alter S. Reiss, from Issue #196 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineOver his years on the island, he had been given nine other books, but they had become outworn, nothing in them to distract him.More info »

21mins

31 Mar 2016

Rank #11

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BCS 013: Driftwood

By Marie Brennan, from Issue #16 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineShe would probably die before her world did.More info »

28mins

7 May 2009

Rank #12

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BCS 204: The Fall of the Mundaneum

By Rebecca Campbell, from Issue #236 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineThere was a letter addressed to him and beneath it a chaos of paper, the slips and sheets and scraps in no obvious order.More info »

38mins

12 Oct 2017

Rank #13

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BCS 209: Benefactors of Silence

By Nin Harris, from Issue #243 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineMalaguena refuses to play most of the pieces dedicated to the other moons, but this sonata, composed for the Swan Moon, accompanies our evenings.More info »

14mins

18 Jan 2018

Rank #14

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BCS 215: Weft

By Rahul Kanakia, from Issue #249 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineNarrated by David D. Levine.Sometimes the crimes were egregious. In these cases I ripped up the would-be magicians with no compunctions. But other times...More info »

20mins

12 Apr 2018

Rank #15

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BCS 169: Call and Answer, Plant and Harvest

By Cat Rambo, from Issue #194 - Science-Fantasy Month 3 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineNarrated by M.K. Hobson; a special bonus podcast episode for BCS Science-Fantasy Month 3.The glass-marbled plaza before the gates murmurs with spans of pigeons in the early light.More info »

25mins

10 Mar 2016

Rank #16

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BCS 005: Precious Meat

By Catherine S. Perdue, from Issue #8 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineI am Boon. I lead my pack.More info »

28mins

15 Jan 2009

Rank #17

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BCS 249: The Gods Come to Sredna

By T.S. McAdams, from Issue #290 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineLike the log stockades of Sredna, it would hold a ceratopsid until she decided to leave.More info »

43mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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BCS 202: Dire Wolf

By Michael J. DeLuca, from Issue #234 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineNarrated by the author.But for the Wolf, Staggerlee would've written it off as a whiskey vision.More info »

22mins

14 Sep 2017

Rank #19

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BCS 203: On the Road to the Hell of Hungry Ghosts

By Richard Parks, from Issue #235, Ninth Anniversary Double-Issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online MagazineNarrated by Folly Blaine.Yes, one of the Three Jewels of the Tao was compassion, as my father would expound at great length to anyone foolish enough to sit still for it, but in practice we asked a price for such assistance.More info »

52mins

28 Sep 2017

Rank #20