The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 369
Sarina tells a bizarre story about her relations with famous historical figures. Steven’s ghost reappears and is somewhat more communicative than before, but questions about him and his intentions remain:|
Robert N. Stephenson, Uttuku
What happens when Fred Looseman tries to act as Floozman without being Floozman? The consequences are quixotic indeed:|
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman
Peace on Earth is a fine wish, but in this case it comes from Earth orbit: Paul Carlson, Santayana Station, part 1; conclusion.|
New contributor Mark Kertzman portrays the Wild-West universe of the outer Solar System, where prospectors and haulers alike are governed by a Code — of chivalry: Titan Run, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Who’s the “monster,” and what does he or she really look like? Rachel Parsons, I Married a Monster, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Leonard Schlenz depicts a world where evolution has had to go into high speed: My Eyes Leak Pus and My Toes Feel Gummy.
A latter-day Pied Piper foreshadows the fate of a temple’s erstwhile pets: Ajay Vishwanathan, Bhima.
Green is the color of envy, a sin that can lead to the darkest depths: Sean Monaghan, Into the Green Pit.|
New contributor Casey Whitworth recounts a mental trip into a city’s dark side: Bang.
|Poetry||Channie Greenberg, I’m So Glad We Took Over|
|Oonah V. Joslin, Accomplice to the Hawk|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Leonard Schlenz and Casey Whitworth.|
|Challenge||Challenge 369: Feed Birds Cleverly|
|Editorial||Don Webb, Where’s My Short Story?|
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 25, 2010 by Bewildering Stories