Bewildering Stories

What’s in Issue 367

Novel Diana Arlyn experiences the first visitation of Steven’s ghost:
Robert N. Stephenson, Uttuku
Serial The intergalactic voyager exploring the planet of mysterious domes hears music of the spheres that re-ignites a frozen sun. The planet’s inhabitants provide an explanation that forces the space traveler to re-examine his own faith — or lack of it: Harry Lang, Beneath the Ice, part 3; part 4; conclusion.
Short
Stories
New contributor Meghann McVey introduces Stella Esposito, a danseuse who practices a fire dance in a plague-ridden city. To pass safely through the streets, she will impersonate death itself: Stella’s Last Dance, part 1; conclusion.

Stay on Earth or leave forever? A very unusual choice for an escaped slave running for his life: Catfish Russ, Sweet Chariot.

New contributor Krystyna Smallman stages a postmodern conversation: Monkeyman and the Frankies.

Time-travelers need Mary as a consultant, because she has the ability to stifle time. In her absence, her husband needn’t worry about walking on the living-room carpet: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, How Old Is Tomorrow?

New contributor Matt Spencer depicts the pursuit of a strange brigand in London’s 19th-century East End: The Red Duke, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
New contributor Jude Coulter-Pultz recounts a wooden bench’s last days: A Park Bench on Death Row.

New contributor Neila Mezynski portrays a couple whose individual dysfunctions are mutually quite... functional: Me and Clint.
Poetry Channie Greenberg, For Hadara: Old Katamon’s Citrus-Inspired Ceramics
Short
Poetry
Bertil Falk, Homage to Kenneth Patchen
Anna Ruiz, Ra and Isis

Departments

Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Rebecca Lu Kiernan
supporting texts: Hard Labor; Pre-emptive
Discussion Bewildering Stories considers the creative tension between writers and readers: Look But Don’t Touch?
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Jude Coulter-Pultz, Neila Mezynski, Krystyna Smallman, and Matt Spencer.
Challenge Challenge 367 advises Tuning to the Music of the Spheres.
The Reading
Room
Danielle L. Parker reviews John Michael Greer, The New Encyclopedia of the Occult.
The Art
Gallery
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.”

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule: In Times to Come

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