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Bewildering Stories

Challenge 278

Slower Than a Thinking Bullet

  1. In Crystalwizard’s Spellbound, chapter 15, Lynda learns that Jason came to her rescue because he had heard her telepathically. What is Lynda’s reaction? What comes of the revelation? Might a different outcome be expected?

  2. When did Parvrin begin to change in Bertil Falk’s Under the Green Sun of Slormor? What seems to occasion the stages in Parvrin’s progress to maturity? What does Nameless notice about Parvrin, in particular?

  3. Why do the representatives of the World Order want to talk to Jack Creed in O. J. Anderson’s “Dead Wrong”?

  4. What changes would have to be made to turn J. E. Deegan’s “The Last Page” into a stage play? A film script?

    How does “The Last Page” differ from the stories in Catfish Russ’s “Shard Cycle,” particularly “Last Week”?

  5. Is Dudgeon’s “The Preacher” a story or a vignette? If it seems to be a chapter in a larger story, what might that story be?

    What might “The Book” be? Is it the Bible or something else?

  6. Aside from the dwarf’s name, in what ways can Julian Worker’s “The Rhetorical Musketeers” be read as a political satire? Does it offer valid advice about writing fiction? Do you think it should be added to our “Writer’s Craft” index?

  7. At the end of Oonah V Joslin’s “The Milgram Hypothesis,” what is the purpose of the fake execution? Could Angie have possibly foreseen it?

  8. How would you read Richard H. Fay’s “A Horror Editor’s Lament” without the main title and with only the subtitle? How would you read it without any title at all?

  9. Outline the story in Tantra Bensko’s “Our Travels on Fire.”

  10. Does the “triad” in Mel Waldman’s “Reflections on Evil” correspond to the philosophies of idealism, naturalism, and materialism?

Responses welcome!

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