What’s in Issue 258
Claës Lundin, Oxygen and Aromasia|
In the 24th century wages and salaries give way to profit-sharing, complete with ‘profit insurance’. And the luxury of dining out? More like a necessity, complete with computerized cashiers. Build it, and they will come; predict it, and they will do it.
|Novella||With love, Henry’s paint-ball gun would be a toy. Now it’s a weapon: Mark Spencer & Shawn Chiusano, Henry, part 3; part 4.|
Ernest is entranced with Stella, but her hairy uncle has little patience for the youthful Don Juan: Bill Bowler, Ernest Hart, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
New contributor Arash Farzaneh depicts a pair of twins united in both life and death: The Heavenly Twins.
The singles bar goes high tech: Tamara Sheehan, Johnny at the Bar.
New contributor Angie Smibert resurrects the time-honored science fiction topic of immortality and poses some questions, such as: Is a bus coming? Shall I have a baby or get a life? Fresh Shoots, part 1; conclusion.
If you can’t drown your guilt at Max’s bar, visit a hypnotherapist. But first ask whether he has an assistant named Igor: John W. Steele, The Guilt Doctor.
|New contributor Ted Weir warns us not to mistake identities if we can’t spell: Stealing Home.|
|Poetry||Mary B. McArdle, Afterlife|
Kenneth Nichols, Dear John|
Thomas B. White, The New Evolutionary Wars
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Arash Farzaneh, Angie Smibert, and Ted Weir.|
Challenge 257 response: Walt Trizna writes about “Martian Rebirth”|
Challenge 258 looks Over the Hills and Far Away.
|Letters||Bill Bowler writes about “The Top Ten Movies in Outer Space”|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
|Holly Schmidt reviews Richard Parks, Hereafter, and After|
|Editorial||Jerry Wright, xxx|
Bewildering Stories News
Timing: The travel difficulties foreseen in the News bulletin in issue 255 have been realized and then some. The preview notices were very late for this issue, and it will take some time to catch up with the acknowledgment of submissions. Please be patient.
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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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