What’s in Issue 297
Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings|
Laela rebukes Iskald for being a bloodthirsty barbarian, but she’s going to need him for exactly those qualities; treachery and an ancient conspiracy lie in ambush.
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Three: Changing Hearts
Kristy Toresito is unhappy as the Domans’ U.S. ambassador. She puts together a colourful local team, but they are delayed even as the Brighter Vale financiers plot to dismantle Kristy's unsavoury little business. Meanwhile, many U.S. government agencies scratch their heads as they contemplate the effects of the Mojave Incident.
New contributor Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman|
Floozman, an unusual superhero, brings deliverance through a scandalous abundance.
Chapter 1: Like All Super-Heroes, Floozman Was Born
Chapter 2: Floozman and the Old Lady, part 1; part 2
Version originale : chapitre Ier; chapitre 2
‘I am the keeper of small flowers... I am the mountain painter draping the view with my cloak of mist and gentle color... I make coffee beans spicy and teach mocking-birds their trade. I’m a dreary day on the forest’s edge... Sometimes, I am the whole sky. All this, and once someone had the nerve to tell me that I would always be average’: Shannon J. Prince, Why Magicians Have No Epitaphs, part 1.
|Want the latest gizmo? Not so fast, there; sometimes an old version just... blows it away: E. S. Strout, Last Chance.|
|Drama||Arthur Rimbaud plays a game of whist on a ship bound for America: Bertil Falk, The Portent.|
Martin Green gives an entirely new slant on the expression ‘bored to death’: The Button-Pushers of Mars.|
New contributor Brin Manoogian-O’Dell depicts a cubicle employee on a trip: Blurred Borders.
|Poetry||Anna Ruiz, Origami Bird|
|John Grey, Henry|
|Memoir||When does ‘foreign aid’ help, and when does it not? Gabriel Timar, African Poverty.|
|Essay||Mel Waldman, Divided Judaism|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Bertrand Cayzac, Brin Manoogian-O’Dell, and Greg Oguss.|
|Challenge||Challenge 297 greets Cousin Tablecloth.|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Excerpt: Greg Oguss, Angelust
Chapter 14: All the Boys Wanna Be Mo Getty
|Editorial||Don Webb, Another Quarter, Another Show|
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 © July 14, 2008 by Bewildering Stories