What’s in Issue 235
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Two: Standing Divided
Chapter 21: Dubina, Texas — Raymond Graves rejoins the Doman cause, willy-nilly. And Toni has seen enough of LA.
Chapter 22: San Francisco, California, part 1 — Toni and Raymond get their act together.
Chapter 22, part 2 — The many faces of Kelly Leinz are finally revealed.
Chapter 23: Mojave Desert, California — Meanwhile, Salvatore and Maelene are getting their own first, rarefied experience of California and its special superficial secret.
Aezubah is a captain of mercenaries in the desert kingdom of Bandikoy. He is a devoted family man, but as a leader of men who lives by the sword he is arrogant, stubborn, and cruel. And he is careless in his choice of enemies. Now he is going to learn what “dying by the sword” really means:
Slawomir Rapala, The Birth of Vengeance.
Chapter 2: Gathering Shadows
Chapter 3: The King’s Men
Chapter 4: Breath of Fire, part 1; part 2
Chapter 5: The Birth of Vengeance, conclusion
Poor Rhiannon shivers naked in the winter cold in her palace. As though that weren’t bad enough, her lady in waiting Dulcimer brings alarming news concerning Rhiannon’s father: Rachel Parsons, The Year of the Dead Rose, part 1.
New contributor Germán Amatto shows a murderer who is very adept at repairing clocks — but not his crimes: Prisoner of Uroboros, part 1; conclusion
— Spanish original: Prisionero de Uróboros
Saving a threatened species is a noble deed, but on an alien planet it may really cause some headaches: Bertil Falk, Another Way of Doing It.
New contributor Donna Johnson says take a shotgun with you the next time you have to go to the bathroom: A Twist Shuts Down the Rumor Mill.
New contributor Swapna Kishore introduces us to a female android sent to save the world from its self-inflicted misfortunes: The 13th Operation.
Science fiction writers have long speculated about the social consequences of certain medical advances. Now it’s time to worry; they aren’t science fiction any more: Vicki Wootton, Baby Luck.
An old swing sees lives come and go — and come again: Crystalwizard, The Gazebo.|
What goes around, comes around: Martin Green, The Unstoppable Man.
New contributor Michael Lee Johnson, Indiana Poem|
Duane Locke, The “N” on a Bridge
Doug Pugh, The Cricket’s Song
Anna Ruiz, Down the Rabbit Hole
|Carmen Ruggero, Words Like Racing Shells|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Germán Amatto, Donna Johnson, Michael Lee Johnson, and Swapna Kishore.|
Crystalwizard and Don Webb discuss Camera, Action: Complex Scenes.|
Gary Inbinder explicates “The ‘N’ on a Bridge”
Michael E. Lloyd praises Colin P. Davies’ “Pestworld”
|Challenge||Challenge 235 says you can Take It From Us...|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
|Excerpt||Andy West, The Clonir Flower|
|Editorial||Jerry Wright and Don Webb, We Stand Our Ground|
Bewildering Stories News
Bewildering Stories in the News: A newspaper editorial by one of our former contributors has provoked a national uproar. We have received many irate letters denouncing us for having published a quite uncontroversial story of his long before the article appeared. Publisher Jerry Wright and Editor Don Webb respond in “We Stand Our Ground.”
Editing: The preview notices sent to contributors are preliminary; on subsequent reading, our review editors often find errors that the authors have missed. Thus the texts published in Bewildering Stories are usually better than the authors’ own copies. If a text is republished elsewhere, the courtesy of an author’s note to the effect “first published in Bewildering Stories” — if that is in fact the case — will be appreciated. Bewildering Stories is glad to do the same, of course, at the author’s request.
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Bewildering Stories’ official mottoes:
“Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé
Ars longa, vita brevis. Rough translation: “Proofreading never ends.”
Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
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