What’s in Issue 270
Claës Lundin, Oxygen and Aromasia|
Aunt Vera’s tea party for Aromasia is enlived by a knock-down, drag-out battle between Oxygen and Apollonides. Meanwhile, the banker Giro wants his son to have the benefits of ultra-modern education, but at age five, the kid may be too old to plug in:
|Serial||Detective Joe Farinelli of the Seattle police Meme Squad is taken to the memes’ ritual in the forest, where he finally comes to terms with Abandon: Robert H. Prestridge, Abandon, part 3; conclusion|
New contributor Lloyd H. Frye has an old explorer recount his life in a kind of Shangri-La: He Married a Yeti.|
What shall we do with a drunken lawyer? Take him to the desert, to the Burning Man: Luke Jackson, Ekpyrosis, part 1; conclusion.
Honeybees may not be as scary as they seem. They may be even scarier: Mari Mitchell, Honey of the Gods.
New contributor Harry L. Mora depicts a perfectly ordinary place from a desperate point of view: An Empty Place.
New contributor Gary Moshimer reunites a separated couple in resistance to the Man on the High Horse.
The bower isn’t really mad, it’s just aggravated by an infection: Rachel Parsons, On the Bower of Madness, part 1; conclusion.
Be careful what you write; it may come true: Mel Waldman, Lethal Tales, part 1; conclusion.
|New contributor Luke Forney depicts the emotions of an astronaut in the last seconds of countdown: Ten, Nine, Eight....|
|Poetry||John Stocks, The Charcoal Burner|
Mary B. McArdle, Highway|
Anna Ruiz, Carlotta’s Revenge
|Essay||Fictional Review: New contributor Kane X. Faucher writes a critique that our contributors would not want to receive: A Review with Teeth.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Kane X. Faucher, Lloyd H. Frye, Harry L. Mora, and Gary Moshimer.|
|Challenge||Challenge 270 practices Literary Dentistry|
|Letters||P. I. Barrington writes about Carol Reid’s “Blackbird”|
|NASA, Endeavour Spacewalk 2|
NASA: Picture of the Day
|Jerry Wright reviews XXX.|
|Editorial||Jerry Wright, xxx|
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