The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 386
Detective O’Leary taps into the Net and barely escapes intact. Meanwhile, Bill has recovered from his disastrous encounter and helps plan a new strategy:|
Karlos Allen, Rusted Chrome
In tunnels on an alien planet, people have evolved to live like ants. The work is hard enough, but the politics are horrendous:|
Resha Caner, Dark World, part 1; part 2, page 1, page 2
Holy relics have been objects of veneration since time immemorial, and their authenticity has often been doubtful. But what if an indisputably authentic relic were discovered — and it began to multiply? Antonio Bellomi, Mystery Infinite — Mistero Infinito — Mysterium Infinitum.
New contributor Z. T. Burian pictures poor Henri, a medieval peasant sentenced to mind-numbing labor in a cynical bureaucracy in the afterlife. It’s supposedly Purgatory, but is it, really? That Great Big Ladder in the Sky, part 1; conclusion.
If you’re going to dig deep, be sure it’s for buried treasure. Looking for the subject of a horrible legend may not be worth the effort: James A. Ford, The Tomb of Amoratrix.
A beautiful chair commands a respectable price, but this chair has story that is itself well worth the cost: Ron Van Sweringen, The French Chair.
As we always say, writers can never be too careful in their choice of names. But sometimes prudence can be taken just a little far: Oonah V. Joslin, Boldly Going Nowhere.|
One thing seems to be sure: something moved: LaVerne Zocco, The Moon Moved.
|Poetry||Channie Greenberg, Past the Halflings’ Village|
|John Stocks, An Evening with Mr Williams|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Z. T. Burian.|
Bill Bowler, High School Honey: Confessions of a Conflicted Author|
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman Is Not a Work of Literature — Floozman n’est pas une œuvre littéraire
|Challenge||Challenge 386: Pilgrimage to Enigma|
|Eric G. Müller, Rites of Rock, excerpt|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day
Our Earth as Art
Bewildering Stories News
Serial: “Dark World” concludes in issue 388 but is on line in its entirety as of this issue.
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.
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