What’s in Issue 294
Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings|
Iskald realizes he has a problem in his romance with the king’s daughter. He’s what amounts to an enemy alien.
Bill Bowler, Upwyr|
Straker’s and Josey’s wounds are tended to. Madame Sonya learns that Hector is a vedmak, but then she disappears.
In a dying culture on a dead world, the younger generation has to be tough and unsentimental: Gary Beck, The Last Glance.|
Mandy needs money to treat her husband’s illness. Selling a form of immortality is harder than it sounds; maybe crime will pay: R D Larson, Legacy Portal, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Andrew Males tells the story of a murder from the weapon’s point of view: Knifepoint.
New contributor Rebecca McNulty depicts the emotions of desperation and despair where magic seems to fail: Fireside.
New contributor Catherine DiCairano shows how, even in romance, one might do the right thing for the wrong reasons: Top Scorer.|
New contributor Christina Martin portrays in a prose poem a man who is truly in touch with nature: Tim’s Transformation.
Mel Waldman holds a conversation with a friendly lie detector: Polygraph.
Mary B. McArdle, Out of Season|
Anna Ruiz, Kali Meets Medusa
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Catherine DiCairano, Andrew Males, and Rebecca McNulty.|
|Bewildering Stories examines “Kali Meets Medusa”|
Challenge 293 response: Carmen Ruggero, “A Body of Water”|
|Contest 4||L. Roger Quilter, Raztan of the Grapes|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Lewayne L. White reviews Frank Darabont, dir. The Mist (film review)|
Jerry Wright reviews S. M. Stirling, In the Courts of the Crimson Kings.
Bewildering Stories News
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“Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé
Ars longa, vita brevis. Rough translation: “Proofreading never ends.”
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