What’s in Issue 286
Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings|
Iskald explains to his comrade in chains, Xunnax, how geopolitics might affect their fate.
Bertil Falk, Eucharist for a Sinless Mankind|
Mother Saulcerite is missing at her mah-jong party. Cardinal Leonida Brown seeks help from the faithful atheist, Carolus Brainflower. He recommends an old flame, Teresia Nightmare.
|Serial||In a tragedy, you die; in a comedy you get married. And, if you’re lucky, reburied in the process: Bob Friedman, Graveless in South Cynica, conclusion.|
New contributor Jamie Eyberg presents archeologists with their perennial peeve: an anachronism — at Naj Tunich, part 1; conclusion.|
New contributor Brandon Myers introduces a visitor from Gamma Pavonis, who is here to collect your perspective: Ex Libris Pavonis.
E. S. Strout demonstrates how to foil interstellar carjackers with some real Power, part 1; conclusion.
Glenn Gray continues the saga of Karl and Stew as they battle space aliens plopping from the sky on A Day in the Cornfield, part 3.|
An experimenter ought to be nice to his test subjects, especially if the chimpanzee is smarter than he: Sarah Hilary, Esmé and O’Ryan.
New contributor Harold N. Walters tells a bedtime story from hell, but the morning-after treat is sweet: Bedtime Story.
Michael Murry, Peace with Horror|
John Stocks, For Amnesty
|Christopher Barnes, Play “Stay With Me, Baby” Again|
|Mel Waldman visits an illusion of The Old Country.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Jamie Eyberg and Harold N. Walters.|
|Challenge||Challenge 286 goes Dancing in the Spark.|
|Contest 4||L. Roger Quilter, Baloney|
Joseph Howse, Shadow|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Randomly selected Bewildering motto:
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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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