Scott Andrews has published his 150th issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies today, including my own “The Manor of Lost Time.” This from Scott’s own description of the issue:
“BCS #150 is out today! A special double-issue, in honor of our 150th issue.
It includes “The Manor of Lost Time,” a story of demonic imprisonment by Richard Parks, author of the Lord Yamada tales, and “The Inked Many,” a novelette by Adam Callaway set in the Ars Lacuna world of strange ink and writings that has been featured in his many other BCS stories.
Plus “The Black Waters of Lethe,” a short piece of maddening isolation by Oliver Buckram, and “The Unborn God,” a tale of strange discovery and quest by returning BCS author Stephen Case.”
There’s lots more, including a giveaway of Brandon Sanderson’s hardcover novella “The Emperor’s Soul” (a Hugo winner) and a reprint of my “In the Palace of the Jade Lion” from issue #100. That’s become one of my favorites of my own stories, not that this should influence you or anything. And sometimes I think the characters in “The Manor of Lost Time” deserve their own book, but that’s further down the road. Regardless, check out the issue. Tthere’s a lot there for any lover of adventure fantasy.
Edited to Add: A couple of times lately I’ve gotten anonymous comments on the blog. Nothing abusive, and I know sometimes there are legitimate reasons for keeping your identity on the down-low. I don’t mind, and I’ll respond to those comments indirectly where appropriate. But I can’t clear anonymous posting for public display on this blog for obvious reasons. Thanks for your understanding.
I think that one (Jade Lion) is my favorite of yours thus far although I have enjoyed each story of yours I have read. I have only read 20 or so of your stories thus far.
I’m pleased you’re enjoying them so far. And there are still quite a few out there, though some of the early ones are only going to show up in the collections.
Looks like a great issue–thanks for posting. Also, it’s about time to re-read “In the Palace of the Jade Lion,” I think. 🙂
While I’m not ashamed of any of my stories, I have to say that there are certain ones I’ll re-read and think “I wrote that? Go me!” Not that these are even necessarily the ones that are best received by the readers.
Maybe it’s because my brain is stuck in the pre-internet days, but it seems like it must be hard for authors to get feedback from any significant number of their readers.
I don’t pretend to speak for all working writers, but I’d say it’s generally true for most of us at less than best-seller status. Sites like Goodreads and the like are usually the best sources.