What’s in Issue 135
All readers and contributors are cordially invited to participate and vote in|
the First Bewildering Story Contest !
Welcome & Rules | Handy References | Contest Entries to Date
Palance rides to head off the enemy and save Andina. Meanwhile, he learns that his secret letter may not have been as secret as he thought: Julian Lawler, Battle Seer, chapter 13: A Haunting Realization, part 1; part 2.|
‘Evita is too infatuated with Carla to carry through her mission... and then their Saturday night on the town turns into yet another crisis. But, remarkably, Toni manages to recover the situation!’ Michael E. Lloyd, Observation One: Singing of promises... chapter 15: Prague, Czech Republic, part 2.
|Novella||A little boy on his way home from school sees a strange apparition, something he can’t talk about...: Jeff Brown, A Wave from a Chimney, part 1.|
|Serial||A future paleographer is confronted with the basic philosophical question of all literature: What is a text? Daniel Green, The Parasite Text, part 2; conclusion.|
Want to know the future? Careful: you may find out too much and too little at the same time: Lou Antonelli, Won’t You Come Back, Bill Buckley?|
“To understand all is to forgive all,” a proverb says. And in some cases you literally have to be there to understand: David H Fears, Something Woke Me.
In the far future, artificial intelligence may rejoin humanity in its best and worst forms: Jörn Grote, Meme Race Unbound, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Which is worse: life in or outside the arena? A gladiator may find some solace in the oblivion of even a temporary death: Danielle L. Parker, Galen the Deathless, part 1; conclusion.
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Jeff Brown.|
Thomas R. responds to Challenge 134.|
Challenge 135 considers Overarching Themes and Choosing Choosing.
Cleveland W. Gibson writes about a recent success.|
Paul McManus compliments Kenneth Nichols’ “No Tears for Death.”
Jerry Wright reviews Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory’s To Light a Candle.|
Danielle L. Parker reviews Charles Stross’ The Family Trade.
Jerry Wright, Time and Chance|
Don Webb, ...Happens to Us All
In Times to Come
News brief: Not only are our regular issues growing, so is the Story Contest: we already have more than 20 titles. If the second half of February is anything like the first, we may have to do something to make selections easier for our readers and contributors. Challenge 135 outlines several options and asks for your suggestions.
In issue 136 — Novels: Julian Lawler, Battle Seer, chapter 14 “Death of a Seer”; Michael E. Lloyd, Observation One, chapter 15 “Prague, Czech Republic,” part 3. Novella: Jeff Brown, “A Wave from a Chimney,” part 2.
Short stories: Beverly Forehand, “The Price of Light”; new contributor Jonathan Ruland, “A Ship Outside of Time”; Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, “Any Questions?”; James Wasserman, “Smoke and Mirrors.” Flash fiction: Deborah Cimo, “The Chair.” Poetry: Ian Donnell Arbuckle, “Tortoises or Turquoises.”
Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
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