What’s in Issue 237
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Two: Standing Divided|
Chapter 25: Plane Sailing, part 2 — Toni and Salvatore both hit crisis points, but with a little help from their friends they manage to break free.
Chapter 26: Desert Storm — Maelene strikes at the Brighter Vale heart, but Raymond and the Mater decide they need to show as well as tell.
Chapter 27: Handlers’ Studio, Mater — Yet more Doman Orders are received, but the Captain is still steady as she goes.
Chapter 28: Time Out conclusion — The encouragements are all now given, and the clocks are ticking. The Mater’s faithful helpers deserve a proper break.
|Novella||Rhiannon engages an agent to search for Rosalyn, but the agent is one who serves many employers: Rachel Parsons, The Year of the Dead Rose, chapter 5; chapter 6; chapter 7; chapter 8.|
|Serial||Stephen asks the crucial question, but it’s one only he can answer: ‘Who am I?’: Luke Boyd, Apparitions, part 4; conclusion.|
New contributor Kevin Coyle reflects in a science-fiction mirror some events well known in U.S. history: Genshi Bakudan.|
New contributor Lee Dresselhaus plays out a game of life and death between a dog and a man stranded in the Arctic: Icefields.
New contributor Alan Frackelton depicts a disappointed lover who resorts to revenge in an almost artistic way: Petrified Angel.
New contributor Michael Hart puts a trusting soul in charge of a mothballed and yet ominous battleship, where betrayal lurks at every turn: The Zeitsev, part 1; conclusion.
If you build a do-it-yourself Jurassic Park, look at it from the outside, not the inside: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, Barging In.
How might conscious reincarnation shed light on the eternal question of nature versus nurture? Branigan Grace, The Chosen.|
A couple may find it a strain that one of them has to work the graveyard shift. And yet the arrangement might have some benefits: Gustavo Valitutti, Beautiful Diana — Spanish original: La Bella Diana.
Luke Jackson, You Bright and Risen Apes|
Duane Locke, A Corner Turned
Anna Ruiz, It Could Have Been So Easy
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Kevin Coyle, Alan Frackelton, and Michael Hart.|
Crystalwizard, Plot Problems in “Bear Illegal”|
Gary Inbinder, Luke Boyd’s “Apparitions”
Challenge 237 investigates Means, Motive, Opportunity.|
Special Challenge 236: The “Mango” Rescue
Special Challenge 237: Crystalwizard, “The Furies”
Bertil Falk writes about Bewildering Adventures|
David Redd writes about Recent Stories
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Chris Stires reviews Eli Roth, Hostel
Jerry Wright reviews James Van Pelt, Summer of the Apocalypse
Randomly selected Bewildering motto:
Randomly selected classic rejection notice:
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.
Copyright © March 19, 2007 by Bewildering Stories