What’s in Issue 333
Richard K. Lyon, The Long Dark Road to Wizardry|
Gulnor gradually regains awareness of himself as Breen as he sees through the illusion cast by his cousin Druin, now Pyre. Just in time, too: Breen and Pyre will need each other more than ever, although Breen retains stubborn doubts.
|Novella||Brian Mudd meets Lord Nagual, who prefers to be called Max. Lord Nagual is given to thunderous sarcasm, and even with a name like Max, one wonders just how chummy he really is: John W. Steele, Beyond the Island, chapter 5.|
|Serial||Vinal’s career as a priest seems to have reached a dead end; he can’t even convince the local villagers to resist space-alien raids. But the people have ideas and plans that will turn Vinal’s world upside down: Elaine Graham-Leigh, Why We Fight, part 1; part 2.|
The commander of an interstellar expedition finds himself in the awkward position of having to choose between his crew and their mission: Ian Cordingley, Base Ten.|
New contributor Bruce Durham introduces a future family boarding a spaceship for resettlement on an alien planet: Upstream.
When horses want to strike up a friendly conversation, you may as well go along with it; they’re too big to ignore: R. Scott McCoy, The Horse Cusser.
New contributor Ayesha Pervez portrays the life of a woman abused and uncared-for but proudly resistant nonetheless: Sanjeeda.
New contributor Tom Mahony finds sinister stories in the recesses of a recluse’s Windowless Van.|
New contributor Keith Wallis depicts the memory of a last goodbye kiss: Clive’s Journey.
Ashutosh Ghildiyal, Junk Output|
John Stocks, Fete
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Bruce Durham, Tom Mahony, Ayesha Pervez, and Keith Wallis.|
|Challenge||Challenge 333 reminds poets that The Ear Speaks.|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day
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.
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