What’s in Issue 264
Claës Lundin, Oxygen and Aromasia|
Oxygen only imagines he has a rival, but Aromasia has a real one: an entirely new art form:
Chapter 10: The Brain Organ
|Novella||In which we are introduced to the Painter: Peter A. Balaskas, In His House, part 3.|
A treasure trove of mint-edition comic books is discovered — thirty years too late: Kevin Ahearn, The Man Who Discovered Gay Man.|
New contributor Philip Armstrong goes hunting for the most elusive prey and sinister predator of all: Ferity, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
New contributor Marge Burke resolves a crisis in a couple’s communication by placing a series of mysterious and ambiguous love notes: Lace, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Sergio Gaut vel Hartman shows a character wondering about his presence in a crypt full of zombies: The Castaway, part 1; conclusion — Spanish original: Naufrago de sí mismo
New contributor Jesse Gordon depicts a character lost by its author: Losing Character.
A trip to the zoo can be a bore for the family but a pilgrimage for Mom: Arthur Vibert, The Last Bear.
What’s the first principle of a doctor or a deity? Do no harm. But what is harm? Lee Moan, Intervention.|
New contributor Lyndon G. Perry gives a pointed illustration of the writer’s bromide: Show, Don’t Tell.
New contributor Julie Ann Shapiro raises fears of winged things that flap and bite by night: Mosquito Moon.
|Poetry||Anna Ruiz, I Think It Was an Unknown God or Poet|
|John Stocks, Shireoaks|
|Thomas R. paints an ironic picture of print publishing in the modern age: A History of Starling Stories.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Philip Armstrong, Marge Burke, Sergio Gaut vel Hartman, Jesse Gordon, Lyn Perry, and Julie Ann Shapiro.|
|Challenge||Challenge 264 says Good Can Come of It.|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
|Jerry Wright reviews XXX.|
|Editorial||Jerry Wright, xxx|
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 © October 22, 2007 by Bewildering Stories