What’s in Issue 183
|Novel||New contributor Bonnie Gibson brings together two young characters: Brenda Patrick, who comes from an almost ideal family, and Billy Sims, whose family is quite the opposite: Pushed to the Limit, part 1; part 2; part 3.|
Let’s just hope this is science fiction rather than tomorrow’s news headlines: Karlos Allen, Countdown.|
On the wintry part of Benedict’s World, missionary Jesus Santana discovers that the native Harbingers have a creed of their own: “Something dreadful is bound to happen”: Colin P. Davies, The Evangelist, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor S. Michael Leier introduces private detective Rick Vargo, whose job is to defend the mean streets against paranormal crime and desperation: The Skull Hunter, part 1; conclusion.
Loving memory — sometimes even of what might seem like a detail — can bring a form of immortality: Carmen Ruggero, Forget Me Not, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Mark Spencer shows us that even — or especially — a big, hairy monster can suffer from unrequited love: Honey, I Am Only a Big Foot.
|New contributor Brent Powers raises a toast to sheer existence in Mud and Champagne.|
Prakash Kona, Rites of Passage|
Darby Mitchell, Spider
Ian D. Smith, Growing Tree
Gold is not the end but a means in the larger quests of literature: Tala Bar, Treasure Hunt.|
Meeting aliens from outer space just doesn’t compare with Steven’s experience at a day care center: Steven Utley, Spawn of the Moon Bounce.
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Bonnie Gibson, S. Michael Leier, Brent Powers and Mark Spencer.|
|Challenge||Challenge 183 bakes An Upside-Down Snow Cake.|
|A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
Danielle L. Parker reviews Charlaine Harris, Living Dead in Dallas.|
Jerry Wright reviews Gene Wolfe, Soldier of the Mist.
|Editorial||Jerry Wright, Growing Pains|
Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
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