What’s in Issue 351
|Novel||George Pike’s career as a double agent, in the person of Capt. Von Vardy, is going as planned. Now he must infiltrate Earth, and where better to do it than Canada: Gabriel S. Timar, The Hades Connection|
Fred Looseman and his colleagues meet a kind of guardian angel on Reality Patrol. She explains the force that has been unleashed by a banker’s machinations: Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman : Figs and Riesling
Innocent young Wally Wobble is leading the bohemian lifestyle of a latter-day Romantic poet in New York City when he meets an authentic Bohemian whose name is sinister indeed: Bill Bowler, The Bohemian
|Serial||New contributor David Brookes introduces Charlotte, a starship pilot who finds a friend in the ship’s artificial intelligence: Touching the Foam, part 1; part 2.|
Why would a mother want a lifelike doll when she has a perfectly good baby to play with? Kim Rush, Baby Doll, part 1; conclusion.|
Have congressmen been having a hard time with political demonstrations this summer? What might the framers of the Constitution have had to put up with? Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, The First Town Hall.
Time travel is a handy way to undo mistakes, but consider poor Jim: he just can’t win for losing: Tom Underhill, Time Trick, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Victoria C. Munn depicts the ultimate in futuristic identity theft: Deluna.|
When something wants to have you for dinner, make sure it’s ‘for’, not ‘as’: Julie Wornan, Dinner.
Bertil Falk, e e cummings in more than memoriam|
Mary B. McArdle, The Nightclub Singer
|Essay||Victor Hugo’s Cromwell is best known for its preface, and his novel The Man Who Laughs is largely unremembered. It’s time to take a fresh look at them: Marina J. Neary, Victor Hugo and Oliver Cromwell, part 1; conclusion|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes David Brookes and Victoria C. Munn.|
|Bertil Falk, “The Princess of Brighton Beach”|
Challenge 350 Response: Marta T. Coppola, “Because My Mouth”|
Challenge 351: Signs of the Times
|Letters||Eileen Elkinson, Is Flash Fiction Vignettist?|
|Carolyn Crow reviews Bruce Golden, Evergreen|
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 © August 31, 2009 by Bewildering Stories