What’s in Issue 290
Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings|
Other slaves perish or go mad, but Iskald, with his good breeding, thrives in the Nekryan hellhole. And when he’s let outdoors again, he’s in top shape and ready for action.
Bertil Falk, Eucharist for a Sinless Mankind|
Space pirate Virginia Vaginia confronts her long-lost love, Cardinal Personit. Meanwhile, Brother Collectus discovers that the apparently sinless Betelgeusians are silicon-based and do not seem to eat.
|Serial||As a recycling center for souls and a hot spot in the galactic emotional drug trade, the Moon is quite a busy place: Michael A. Potter, Alessandro’s Unexpected Traverse, part 3; part 4; conclusion.|
New contributor Paul Johnson shows how a populace driven crazy might actually do something rational: A Sea of Faces.|
New contributor Alex Moisi shows what chances we take in going From Point A to Point B.
You like double-cheese pizza? Beware of cows who speak English with a Lunar accent: Sheila Murdock, Over the Moon, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Tiffany Andersen finds the price of age and gives value for value to The Pushcart Man.|
New contributor Derrick Lin finds that minds don’t meet when Tyrannosaurus Rex Visits Ankylosaurus at the Creationist Museum.
|Poetry||John Stocks, And the Sparrows Coughed|
Michael Lee Johnson, Dove Poem|
Mary B. McArdle, The Bobcat’s Song
|Essay||Mark Murdock, Analogical Meaning in Lord of the Rings, part 5; conclusion|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Tiffany Andersen, Paul Johnson, Derrick Lin, and Alex Moisi.|
|Discussion||Challenge 289 response: Slawomir Rapala and others discuss Xunnax.|
|Don Webb wants to know: Where Do We Get Off, Anyway?|
|Challenge||Challenge 290 has to Stretch That Belt.|
|Contest 4||R D Larson, Little Things Matter|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
|Danielle L. Parker reviews Roger Dutcher & Mike Allen, eds., Alchemy of Stars.|
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