What’s in Issue 323
Richard K. Lyon, The Long Dark Road to Wizardry|
You have troubles? What if your life is at stake in a mortal duel with an unbeatable foe, and your champion is mounted on a wooden horse on a slippery slope? And a one-eyed barbarian will murder you unless you can just get him to read this book... It’s worry time!
Tala Bar, Lunari|
The crew of the marooned starship Incentive begin to make the acquaintance of their descendants through time-slip telepathy. The future Lunarians are very strange indeed: their diet is rudimentary and they talk in colors. Are they male or female? Maybe. Anyway, what would be the point?
|Serial||New contributor E. V. Neagu introduces us to a writers’ group whose founder scorns it. But a shy member promises to introduce him to Hilbert, who is a redoubtable muse or agent... or something: The Circumstances Concerning Hilbert, part 1.|
You have to hand it to these Tantrics, they have a great talent for sheer fun: Tantra Bensko, Daring with Monks, part 1; conclusion.|
Want to stage a farce? Here’s a bagful of props: Chris Chapman, The Cosmic Slug, part 1; conclusion.
In the purchase of a pet, beware both the smug and the con: Kenneth C. Goldman, A Pet Shop Parable.
Not exactly the baby an adopting couple would expect — or is it? RD Larson, Waiting for Aria Rose.|
New contributor Swan Morrison reflects on profound reflections arising from menial, repetitive labor: Stackers.
Mark Bonica, Convertible|
Katherine L. Michaels, My Day
|Casey Quinn, Simple Poems|
|Memoir||Which would you have married: the lively one, the mysterious one, or the faithful one? Will Gray, The Last Dance.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Swan Morrison and E. V. Neagu.|
|Oonah V. Joslin, Explication of “Praise Song for the Day”|
|Challenge||Challenge 323 sees the coin Coming Up Tails.|
Deep Bora, Woods Villa|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory 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.
Copyright © February 2, 2009 by Bewildering Stories