The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 409
|Drama||Dr. Grant has a birthday party; Wynfield is arrested. Marina J. Neary, Hugo in London, scene 9; scene 10.|
|Novella||Pavlysh continues reading Nadezhda’s diary to Dag and Sato. They surmise that the robot-controlled ship collected museum specimens for a distant civilization. For Nadezhda, that could be the worst part of a bad bargain: Kir Bulychev, Half a Life, chapter 4, part 1; part 2.|
New contributor Elyss G. Punsalan introduces Apo Leticia, a litaniera whose prayers seem to have power against illness. She’s a caring, honest soul, and even Death befriends her: Pursuit of the Litaniera, part 1; conclusion.|
The true name of the deity gives life to the golem, and the golem’s name is Resistance: Mimi Rosen, Extraordinary Man.
You’d think a good-looking fellow would have advantages in approaching ladies, but when he’s a vampire, sometimes he just can’t win for losing: Clarise Samuels, The Vampire Papers.
Great pillars of achievement may stand on the random gravel of unrecorded history: Ian D. Smith, The Timeless Mr. Thelwall.
|New contributor Jasmine Silver depicts a couple whose lack of communication puts them In the Lobster Pot.|
Ashok Rajamani, In India, Soaked in Sweat and Sex|
John Stocks, You Disappear
Cleveland W. Gibson, Death in the Moonlight|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Elyss G. Punsalan and Jasmine Silver.|
|Challenge||Challenge 409 tools about in Motorboats on the Styx.|
Üzeyir Lokman Çaycı, Winged Trilobites (mandala)|
NASA: Picture of the Day
This Week’s Sky at a Glance
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