What’s in Issue 190
|Novel||Edgar rescues Eleanor, but she falls deathly ill. Edgar’s fortunes take a decided turn for the worse: Edgar and his brother Henry meet their long-lost father and then are abducted by the Helvetian Society: Jack Alcott, Grim Legion, part 16; part 17; part 18.|
|Serial||The story of millennia-old Athanasios is a matter of life and death to both himself and Aezubah. But how can either of them overcome the nameless demon? Slawomir Rapala, Athanasios, part 3; conclusion.|
L.J.P. escorts Sabrina on an evening out in grand style. He discovers that she’s even more remarkable than he knew. But can’t he just enjoy a normal day for once? Of course not: Clyde Andrews, Sabrina’s Wish, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
Perseus is summoned to rescue Andromeda from the sea serpents. That’s the least of his worries: when Cassiopeia gets mad at him, he’ll have to fumble furiously to protect himself: Tala Bar, What’s Up, Perseus?
New contributor Mike Coombes has a character whose Maggie seems to be worth falling for — over and over again: Falling for Maggie.
When the worst of Earth has been exported to Mars, the best may be found in a virtual fair: Colin P. Davies, A Touch of Earth, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Steve Douglas might have Mr. Rogers singing ‘It’s a calamitous day in the neighborhood’; and yet something goes right when a Hero Cop Saves Cat.
If you could see not only ghosts but their past lives, how might you best use your knowledge? Jeffrey J. Lyons, Shadow Images.
|What’s sauce for the goose is not necessarily sauce for the gander: Charles Richard Laing, The New Shampoo.|
New contributor Bob Church, I Keep Hopin’|
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Rummy Park, The Fate of the Sun
Mary B. McArdle, Tidal Moon
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Bob Church, Mike Coombes, and Steve Douglas.|
|Carmen Ruggero writes about “’Tis the Season”|
Carmen Ruggero answers Challenge 189.|
Challenge 190 asks you to please Pass the Popcorn.
|Letters||Kevin Ahearn writes about The Gap Between “Us” and “Them”|
|A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
Danielle L. Parker reviews Janine Cross, Touched by Venom.|
Jerry Wright reviews Amanda Hemingway, The Sword of Straw.
Jerry Wright, Of Anthologies and Audio Files|
Don Webb, Which Are Your Favorites?
Bewildering Stories News
Contest 2: The Results are available.
Anthology 1: A link to the First Bewildering Stories Anthology is available in the menu column on the home page.
Audio: Oral versions of Bewildering Stories are rapidly being added to our mp3 directory. We now have a link to Bewildering Stories in Audio in our home page menu and in our pages’ menu bar. Our first sound files, as we go to press:
- Marva Dasef, Fair’s Fair (read by Robert L. Sellers, Jr.)
- Steve Douglas, Hero Cop Saves Cat (read by Jerry Wright)
- Beverly Forehand, Fallen (read by Jerry Wright)
- S. Michael Leier, The Skull Hunter (read by the author)
- Shawn M. White, The Hunt (read by Robert L. Sellers, Jr.)
- Thomas R. Willits, Why Do the Willows Weep? (read by Jerry Wright)
Map: Bob Sellers has created a map for Bewildering Stories’ contributors, editors and readers at frappr.com. The map site not only shows locations, it’s loaded with all sorts of extras as well.
Links: We now have link exchanges with Planet Magazine, NeoSciFi.com, ReadAssist.com, and Rachelle Arlin Credo.
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