What’s in Issue 341
|Novella||Brian goes fishing on a quiet lake in the mountains. But Lord ‘Max’ Nagual makes sure that Brian’s fishing trip is anything but quiet. At the end, Brian’s catch is not what he expected, and it’s a big one: John W. Steele, Beyond the Island, chapter 16; chapter 17.|
Veteran readers know Floozman well by now. The author takes time out to talk with us about where Floozman came from and what he and his mission really mean: Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman is a Multimodal Platform|
— Floozman est une plate-forme multimodale
Sometimes even Tarot cards can help solve a mystery. And what’s a villain’s best exit? You’ll have to see it to believe it: Bob Brill, The Wheel of Fortune, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
New contributor Autumn Canter introduces Sarah to Jung Lee, a hawk man. The two will disappear but return on the wings of legend with rain for a drought-stricken people: Sarah Bringing Rain.
Cleveland W. Gibson chats with a Bewildering Stories Review Editor in a sequel to one of that editor’s stories: The Curse of The Whimsy.
New contributor Jennifer Stakes depicts a woman afraid to think beyond the flashing knife in front of her while she gathers a harvest under a burning sky: Sharp Focus.|
It’s a ‘locked room mystery’ inside out: the means, motive and opportunity are all in place. Now, how is the perpetrator going to get away with it? Lewayne L. White, Mrs. Quigley’s Last Case.
|Poetry||Francine Schwartz, Between the Hours|
Bill Bowler, Reading Poe|
Ashutosh Ghildiyal, Blink
A vagrant steals a rug to keep warm. Only after he’s arrested does he realize he’s really been lounging in the lap of luxury: Will Gray, Take Up a Bed and Walk.|
Gabriel Timar, The World is a Jungle
Book Four: The Real Jungle
Sometimes shooting a charging buffalo is the second most exciting thing to happen on a safari: Trousers and a Buffalo
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Autumn Canter and Jennifer Stakes.|
|Challenge||Challenge 341 looks at Worlds Inside Out and Upside Down.|
|Editorial||Don Webb dresses Bewildering Stories in Pinstripes.|
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.
Copyright © June 15, 2009 by Bewildering Stories