What’s in Issue 198
|Novel||Before Phydo and Thomm ever meet, Rover and Mufftin lay the groundwork for a Katt-Dawg alliance with judicious intelligence-gathering and bravery: Roberto Sanhueza, Katts and Dawgs: Outcast, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
|Novella||New contributor Bryce V. Giroux begins a story set in an ancient Celtic-like culture where strange invaders are mistaken for the old gods: Shadows of Forever, part 1; part 2; part 3.|
Is it in a dream that Sarah warns Alan that his fears are correct and that the hospital is not what it seems to be? And who is Sarah, anyway? John Hawfield, A Minor Fear, part 1; conclusion.|
When Stephen White goes rock-collecting in the desert, he meets berserkers with captive “rebcits,” one of whom mentions a mysterious “Outworld.”: J. B. Hogan, Outworld, part 1; conclusion.
Roger meets Miriam in the enchanted forest of Broceliande, which may be real or a state of mind — or both: Jussi Melartin, Thoughts of Myrddin Emrys, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Corey Mesler introduces Dr. Alejandro, who invents a time-stopping gun. It works! Okay, push the “restart” button. Uh-oh... The Alejandro Ray.
What happens to chancellors — and, who knows, perhaps even deans — when they retire? Do they really want to know? Mark Spencer, The Chancellor’s Last Day.
What will Paula do with a space-alien weapon that is in Earth orbit and is attuned to her every thought? She does have an old score to settle... E. S. Strout, Cold Light, part 1; conclusion.
|Who’s afraid of “Ginny,” who says she’s not a Woolf? Her caretaker is, and she can take only so much: Caroline Davies, All That Summer She Was Mad.|
Mary B. McArdle, Sun-Ripened Soup|
Anna Ruiz, Onions
New contributor John Stocks, Alicia’s Diary
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Bryce V. Giroux, Jussi Melartin, Corey Mesler, and John Stocks.|
“Between Science Fiction and Fantasy”: discussions with Tala Bar and Rachel Parsons|
“Rejections”: discussions with Bill Bowler and Bob Sorensen
|Letters||A contributor writes about Rejections.|
|A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
|Jerry Wright reviews Timothy Zahn, The Green and the Gray.|
|Editorial||Jerry Wright, Fighting with Bureaucracy|
Randomly selected Bewildering motto
Randomly selected classic rejection notice:|
Like last week’s photo quiz, this issue’s quiz has a theme. The Bewildering Stories’ 15 Seconds of Fame Award (spread out over a whole week in issue 199) goes to the first qualified reader to guess what it is.
Who is this esteemed contributor to
Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
Ian Duncan Smith
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