What’s in Issue 187
|Novel||Edgar Allan Poe has enemies: a sinister pair of officers who want to frame him for the recent murders. But Poe also has friends and the love of Eleanor as well as his stepmother Fanny — and the raven: Jack Alcott, Grim Legion, part 7; part 8; part 9.|
|Serial||Detective Rick Vargo rushes to rescue a friend beset by demons in the back woods. An unexpected and mysterious mother and her daughter treat him well, and the words “hurry, hunger” take on new meaning: S. Michael Leier, The Skull Hunter, A Change in the Wind, part 1; conclusion.|
Three women come to the aid of two magicians who are coming to the aid of a friend captured by a Dark Coven. The result is a comedy that won’t leave you hanging — provided you’ve done your magic homework: Clyde Andrews, The Coven’s Curse, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
Some things never seem to change. A Jackal and a Cat savor in advance the consequences of violent sectarian strife: Beverly Forehand, Fallen.
New contributor Verna McKinnon sends Earth ambassador Jason Abbey to the seemingly backward Utropans to apologize for the rampage of an escaped Terran serial killer. The Utropans do not take justice into their own hands; they leave it to someone — or something — else: The Soul Snare, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Katherine Sanger shows what pet fish might do given the motivation to seek nourishment beyond their bowl: Nice Fishy, Fishy.
New contributor Sarah Ann Watts brings a spectral visitor back to the scene of a fatal fire: Vision in Flames.
euhal allen, Prison Be Like That | Runnin’|
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Rummy Park, 24 (Limbo)
Mary B. McArdle, Nocturne
Carmen Ruggero, Lost in a Moonless Night
Is this a prose poem, a short story, or a metaphorical essay? Probably all three at once: John Olson, Monsieur Dupont.|
|Essay||Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, as “Entertainment T’night,” puts some pointed questions to an animated character from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Interview with Aslan.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Verna McKinnon, Katherine Sanger, and Sarah Ann Watts.|
Challenge 186 response says Start at the Ending.|
Challenge 187 asks What’s a Superhero To Do?
|Letters||David Redd writes about Readability.|
|A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
Danielle L. Parker reviews John C. Wright, Orphans of Chaos.|
Jerry Wright reviews Orson Scott Card, Magic Street
|Editorial||Jerry Wright, On the Road Again|
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