What’s in Issue 367
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.|
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.
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|
Bertil Falk, Homage to Kenneth Patchen|
Anna Ruiz, Ra and Isis
|Interview||Bewildering Stories interviews Rebecca Lu Kiernan|
|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.|
|Danielle L. Parker reviews John Michael Greer, The New Encyclopedia of the Occult.|
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 © January 11, 2010 by Bewildering Stories