What’s in Issue 289
Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings|
Tha-kian slave traders have repeatedly thrashed, pummeled and bludgeoned Iskald to within an inch of his life. That abuse was a picnic compared to the horrors awaiting him in a Nekryan ore mine.
Bertil Falk, Eucharist for a Sinless Mankind|
The angel-like inhabitants of the immaterial universe desperately need Mother Tamara Crossfire’s missionary work. Meanwhile, Teresia Nightmare finds that a centuries-long space war puts her in a mood to forgive her erring Xavier Pascal.
|Serial||New contributor Michael A. Potter has a mountain climber slip into the hands of some decidedly strange people during Alessandro’s Unexpected Traverse, part 1; part 2.|
Siobhan has reason to weep in Ireland during the famine, but where ill abounded, kindness did all the more abound: R D Larson, Wind From the Edge of the Cloud, part 1; conclusion.|
New contributor R. Scott McCoy pictures a family after the end of civilization on Day Twenty.
New contributor Pat Wakeley examines art as a prerequisite for procreation in a world gone Over the Edge.
A vengeful slap can do double duty: Jennifer Walmsley, Smiler.|
New contributor Sylvia S. Wrigley shows what happens to a man who was really not Everything She Wanted.
Michael Lee Johnson, I Hide My Craft|
John Grey, Octobered
Anna Ruiz, I Awaken This Morning
|Shelly Parenti, Gravity|
|Essay||Mark Murdock, Analogical Meaning in Lord of the Rings, part 3; part 4|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes R. Scott McCoy, Shelly Parenti, Pat Wakeley, and Sylvia S. Wrigley.|
|Challenge||Challenge 289 warns against Pegging Out the Sin-Meter.|
|Contest 4||Lewayne L. White, Quarterbacky|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
|Danielle L. Parker reviews Colin P. Davies, Tall Tales on the Iron Horse|
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 © May 12, 2008 by Bewildering Stories