What’s in Issue 357
Interstellar emissary George Pike takes a jaundiced view of international conferences, but the one he’s called has to accomplish a big project. And George holds the whip hand:|
Gabriel S. Timar, The Hades Connection, Chapter 21, part 1; part 2.
The world begins to sort itself out after Floozman’s first appearance. Fred Looseman is exhausted, but he promises Floozman’s return:|
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman : First Episode with Figs and Riesling
|Serial||New contributor Michael R. Meyerhofer introduces Castor, a ‘mouthbrush’ merchant whose product is effective if you don’t mind why. He has powerful and greedy enemies but a powerful and clever sidekick, as well: A Merchant’s Luck, part 1; part 2; part 3.|
A football game on Mars? Winning isn’t ‘the only thing’: Bertil Falk, The Morning Gift.|
New contributor Ingvar Mattson depicts a future world where industrial espionage is conducted by mage-led commando raids. But as always, infantry is the key to victory: Project Unnamed: Memories, part 1; part 2; part 3; conclusion.
New contributor Kyle White will make you think twice about taking a job as a night watchman in an abandoned warehouse, especially if you like kitty-cats: The Hand That Feeds You.
New contributor Grove Koger portrays an alternate history in which a defeated king remains loyal to the end: How is the Empire?|
Sue Parman, The Garbage Man
Oonah V. Joslin, Definitions - after W. C. Minor|
Mary B. McArdle, Vortex
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Night-bloom|
Anna Ruiz, Anunnaki
|Memoir||And where were you on January 20, 1961? Ron Van Sweringen, Hail and Farewell.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Grove Koger, Ingvar Mattson, Michael R. Meyerhofer, and Kyle White.|
|Bertrand Cayzac, et al., “Figs and Riesling”|
|Challenge||Challenge 357 comes back to Where It Began.|
|Danielle L. Parker reviews William Morris, The Wood Beyond the World.|
|Editorial||Don Webb, Correspondence With Agents and Publishers|
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 © October 19, 2009 by Bewildering Stories