What’s in Issue 248
Gary Inbinder, Noble Lies|
Luddy and Aurelia go to the arena to fight as gladiators in Consul Finn’s games. Their first bout will be an interview with reporters: Chapter 20, part 1; part 2; part 3.
Tala Bar, Women in Autumn|
A little boy prefers a toy robot to a pet hamster, and Anat becomes rightly alarmed at Lorry’s reckless driving:
Bertil Falk, Requiem for an Android
Can a pious but soulless machine be acceptable to God? The quest for an answer will lead to the outer reaches of the known universe and into the Roman catacombs:
Which is worse: the sin or the cover-up? Steven Berry, Beneath the Floor, part 1; conclusion.|
When the nano plague gets loose, it’s all Halloween all the time: Mark Eller, Hunt Night, part 1; conclusion.
Have you ever worked at a job and in a place that didn’t exist yet? As long as the paychecks aren’t postdated, it may be best not to quibble: Mary B. McArdle, Fully Staffed.
New contributor Michael Merriam introduces a married couple who take ‘men are from Mars, women are from Venus’ just a little far; or perhaps not far enough: Protect and Serve.
|New contributor Robert Laughlin gives a whole new meaning to obstreperous cinema audiences: Moving the Picture Show.|
|Why does Beckett’s Godot keep you waiting? Blame the bureaucracy: João Ventura, They... — Portuguese original: Eles...|
Anna Ruiz, Cardboard Box
|New contributor Dike Okoro, I Will Remember Her|
|Essay||Steven Utley takes another trip down memory lane to revisit films that were so bad they were good: Grade Z.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Robert Laughlin, Michael Merriam, and Dike Okoro.|
|Gary Inbinder and Don Webb discuss The Almost Human.|
|Challenge||Challenge 248 notes that The Androids Are Not Waiting for Godot.|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
|Jerry Wright reviews James Van Pelt, Summer Of The Apocalypse.|
|Editorial||Jerry Wright, An Editorial Comment|
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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