What’s in Issue 267
Claës Lundin, Oxygen and Aromasia|
The banker Giro discovers to his dismay that he is not the only one speculating in technology stock issues. Meanwhile, Aromasia gives a pre-election odor concert. Her political enemies’ plan to sabotage it escalates into a full-scale terrorist attack:
Chapter 13: The Accident on Örgryte Block
The hero is maimed by the cruel landlord, Leech, and has only one recourse — escape into the tempest:|
Peter A. Balaskas, In His House, conclusion.
Lord Limbold’s weapon bestows a strange revelation and thereby offers one last, new hope to the defenders of Earth:|
Alex Marshall, The Crimson Tower, part 3; conclusion.
Starglow tells Jack a story of exile, but the story about her has a somewhat different ending:|
Colin P. Davies, Her Precipitous Pride, His Lamentable Ears.
Rebellions have a way of following one another:
Bosley Gravel, The Scarecrow Rebellion.
David Marshall depicts with gleeful satire that there is no accounting for taste, even or specially when it comes to Saving Science Fiction City.
The thirst for vengeance is never slaked:
Mari Mitchell, My Love Is Like....
Emily finally gets all she ever really wanted for the anniversary — or ever:
Walt Trizna, The Anniversary.
‘You are a nobleman and a genius! And your bride is absolutely divine!’ When you hear that, you know things are not as they seem:
Mel Waldman, The Count of Grand Central Station.
New contributor Oonah V. Joslin shows how regrets can really spoil an apocalypse: Clear and Cold, the Rising Moon....|
There’s just nothing like a good cup of coffee to jump-start the day. Or is there?
Lyndon G. Perry, The Daily Brew.
What’s it like to be your own victim? Gloria Watts, Edgy.
|Poetry||Mary B. McArdle, The Carpet|
Michael Lee Johnson, Nikki|
Shannon Joyce Prince, Peach Pit
|Memoir||New contributor Gabriel Timar proves once again the truth of one of our unofficial mottoes: ‘There is no story so truly bewildering as reality’: The Military Mind.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Oonah V Joslin and Gabriel Timar.|
Crystalwizard writes about “Bluebeard’s Wife”|
Bill Bowler and Don Webb discuss Composing and Editing
Challenge 266 response: Luke Forney writes about “The Meadow”|
Challenge 267 reminds you that there is No Story So Truly Bewildering...
|Letters||David Marshall writes about The Science Fiction Trolls.|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
|Stefan Brenner reviews Jack Alcott, Grim Legion|
Bewildering Stories News
Story Contest 4: Good news! Clyde Andrews, manager of the highly successful Story Contest 3, “Strange Places,” has graciously consented to manage Contest 4, “Parodise Loosed.”
The official rules and guidelines will appear in issue 268, but we can give you a general preview:
- Contest 4 will open with issue 268 and close with the appearance of issue 278 (February 11, 2008).
- The theme is parody. Write a parody of anything in any genre. The mode may be tragic or comic or anything in between.
- The object of the parody must be identified by author and title. We’ll also want the URL of an on-line text, if one exists.
- Word limit: 2,000 words.
- We will use the “vote as you read” system of Contest 3, although it may not be exactly the same.
- Please note that David Marshall’s “Saving Science Fiction City,” in this issue, contains some elements of parody but is, strictly speaking, a satire. We’ll have two model entries to start with, both based on a short story by Ernest Hemingway.
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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