What’s in Issue 242
|Novel||Gary Inbinder, Noble Lies|
|Novella||The boy and the groundhog have a new assignment: pursue Crabby Crayfish, the chocolate thief! Bill Bowler, The Boy With Orange Hair, Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5.|
|Serial||Jonas and Elfa are pursued by Carmilla and Maya, who are carrying and using weapons of mass demolition: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Meat Puppets, part 3; part 4; part 5.|
One thing Raymond learns for sure: beware the blandishments of Gusiflax Agrimur! Pedro Blas González, In the Belly of Guile, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
New contributor M. W. Hamel depicts an audition for an unwritten play: Deleted Scenes.
While traveling in exotic climes you may see wonderful sights. You may also get mugged: Aaron Hayes & Daniel Dives, Diary of a Nihilist, part 1; conclusion.
A political cartoonist and artist confronts a war criminal: Gustavo Valitutti, The Butcher’s Portrait — El Retrato del Carnicero.
It’s very easy to get into a loop, but you may need to find a golden key to get you back out: Mel Waldman, The Gold Key.
Where do fantasy characters go and what do they do while awaiting their turn on stage? Crystalwizard, The Station.|
New contributor Pamela Tyree Griffin poses a most delicious conundrum: how does a ghost escape from a house that is being doubly haunted — from the outside? Indescribably Malicious.
|Poetry||Bosley Gravel, Stained by Cain|
|Becky Franklin, Candles in the Moon|
|Essay||Where do historical accidents leave off and practical considerations begin? Bertil Falk, When Literature Travels Well, part 1; conclusion.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Pamela Tyree Griffin.|
Challenge 233 response: Andy West discusses The Reality of Memes.|
Challenge 242 gives you the choice of A Hot Novel or a Hot Date.
|Letters||Kevin Ahearn issues a challenge On Starting a Novel.|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
|David Redd reviews John Russell Fearn, Land’s End — Labrador.|
|Editorial||Jerry Wright, I’m Baaaack...|
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.
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