In which we celebrate the collected ebook and print versions of Between the Firmaments by JY Yang–and offer up a sweet giveaway.
In 2017, we Book Smugglers ran our very first Kickstarter–and beyond our wildest expectations, we not only funded but hit our stretch goals. One of those goals was a new serialized story from JY Yang–a tale of fallen gods in hiding and loves lost and found. We published Between the Firmaments last week in three installments.
About the Story
In an occupied city controlled by oppressive off-worlders, Bariegh of the Jungle is a god living in hiding—toiling away day after monotonous day, hoping his godliness will go unnoticed by those who would harness it.
But then a beautiful, daring, godling man walks into his life without a care in the world, his divinity uncloaked, and Bariegh is utterly undone.
JY Yang’s Between the Firmaments is a secondary-world fantasy about a romance between two gods, set in an occupied city where being a god is illegal. It is beautiful, challenging, queer, slightly experimental, and 100% awesome.
About the Author: JY Yang
JY Yang is the author of the Tensorate novellas from Tor.Com Publishing (The Red Threads of Fortune, The Black Tides of Heaven, The Descent of Monsters), which have been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and Locus awards, and were on the Honor List for the Tiptree award. Their short fiction has been published in over a dozen venues, including Tor.com, Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, and Lightspeed.
About the Artist: Reiko Murakami
Reiko Murakami, also known as Raqmo, is a U.S. based fantasy illustrator. Her work focuses on depicting emotions through surreal abstraction on a subject. Her art has been published in Spectrum, Infected by Art, ArtOrder Invitational: The Journal, Exposé, 2D Artist, and many others.
Read the Story
Between the Firmaments can be read here on The Book Smugglers for free!
We are giving away a copy of the ebook and paperback to celebrate the release of the story! The sweepstakes is open to all, and will run until THursday, November 1 at 12:01am ET. To enter for a chance to win, use the form below. Good luck!