What’s in Issue 232
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Two: Standing Divided|
Chapter 14, part 3: True Grit
Norman fills in the picture further, then Toni meets Maelene and the sparks really start to fly!Chapter 15: All For One, part 1
Norman has made a bit more progress, there’s a lot of jealousy in the air, and the Mater has spotted a new talent.Chapter 15, part 2:
Maelene is on board, Norman delivers all the goods, and the gang has a great night out — till it all goes sour.
Memmet leads Alan to a larger understanding of the function of memes. But then Alan begins to wonder about Memmet himself. An experiment leads Alan to the truth: Andy West, Meme, part 7; part 8.|
Djaminko Pooch and Viloshiana take refuge in the capital of a neighboring country and move into the world of artists. Djaminko has a premonition of doom and sets out to forestall it: Bob Brill, Ride the Whirlwind, part 3; part 4.
What happens in a video-game addiction? The gulf between the inner and outer worlds widens inexorably: Bill Bowler, Zero Ping, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
P. S. Gifford recounts a recurrent dream that will simply slay you: The Unwitting Soothsayer.
New contributor Brian C. Petroziello sends the police to investigate a house that is trying to defend itself: The House, part 1; conclusion.
A boy learns about the will, suffering, and perception in a philosophical tale for young adults: John Vieczorek, The Journey.
If you’re going to write a final message, don’t smear the ink: B J Bourg, Blood Pursuit.|
New contributor Mel Waldman depicts a mind in successive layers of fugue: Anonymous.
New contributor Nigel Bruton, Northern Light|
Duane Locke, Zinc Oxide
|Prakash Kona, Phoolan Devi|
|New contributor João Ventura, Passing Away; Portuguese original: A Passagem|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Nigel Bruton, Brian C. Petroziello, João Ventura, Mel Waldman, and Vicki Wootton.|
|Challenge||Challenge 232 sings: California, Here I Comma.|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
|Excerpt||New contributor Sam Marshall, Where Have All the Young Girls Gone?|
|Jerry Wright reviews John Scalzi's Old Man's War.|
|Editorial||Jerry Wright, Tired Brain|
Randomly selected Bewildering motto:
Randomly selected classic rejection notice:
Bewildering Stories’ official motto: “Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé
Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
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