What’s in Issue 224
|Novel||Bernard Gilboy is home from the sea, changed and yet unchanged. San Francisco and the sea call him back inexorably to his destiny: Sam Ivey, Gilboy’s Quest; Epilogue: The Healing and the Hunger, part 1; conclusion.|
|Novella||Times may change, but some things don’t, such as discussion-group arguments: Luke Jackson, The Spinning Pinwheel Flame War, part 1.|
|Serial||Aezubah must make a long, hard trek and battle the Sorcerer’s fearsome bodyguards to accomplish his ultimate mission of vengeance: Slawomir Rapala, Empty Places; Chapter 2: Into the Mountain Ambush, part 1; part 2; Chapter 3: In the Empty Places.|
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to overpower an armored robot run amok and rescue the person held captive inside it: O. J. Anderson, Two Times the Killin’, part 1; conclusion.|
New contributor Patrick Dent creates a new old saying, ‘Lie in haste, lie forever’: A Lie — the Ultimate Marriage.
In the ultimately secure society, peaceful citizens must revolt simply to live: Mark Eller, The Price of Her Pride, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Val Bonney demonstrates how the apparently worthless can be quite valuable: Bag Lady.|
New contributor James Swingle depicts relationships in terms of altitude as well as attitude: Picking Up a Seventeen-Foot Tall Woman.
Doug Pugh, The Tale of Fluting Joe, part 1; conclusion|
Anna Ruiz, It’s All About
Agnes Blom, Harmony; Quiet Moment|
Carmen Ruggero, In the Blink of an Eye
|Article||Stendhal was right: talking politics in a novel is like shooting off a gun in a concert. Here’s why: Bill Bowler, Science-Fictional Politics, II: S. F. Murphy’s “Sharpshooter.”|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Patrick Dent and James Swingle.|
|Challenge||You’ll take Challenge 224 Because It’s There.|
|Letters||Kevin Ahearn sends Good Wishes to Bewildering Press.|
|NASA, Picture of the Day|
Danielle L. Parker reviews Jim Butcher, Dead Beat.|
Christopher Stires reviews Robert Rodriguez, dir., Sin City (film).
Don Webb reviews Charles Sheffield & Jerry Pournelle, Higher Education.
|Editorial||Jerry Wright, Running On Fumes|
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