The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 424
|Novel||Jonas is pursued by a group of strange men who discover he does not officially exist. Jonas eludes them by hiding out in a snowy suburb at night. Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Error, chapter 12|
|Novella||A district attorney’s alliance with vampires backfires when a case he is prosecuting goes wrong: Rene Barry, The Children of Arnborg: the Prophecy, chapter 1, part 1; part 2.|
|Serial||Air traffic control realizes there really is a replica of Ida Mae flying in the airlanes. What to do? Pass the buck to Homeland Security! Glenn Gray, A Day in the Cornfield, part 14.|
New contributor Donna Hole hands 10-year old Tommy a predicament. Tommy’s younger brother Peter is going to shoot a schoolyard bully: Two Minutes in Tomorrow, part 1; conclusion.|
Depite its name, the fairy soup can be quite tasty: Troy Morash, Metal, Bark and Whispers Soup.
The android guardian angel Ariel wants emotions, but doesn’t she already have them? Richard Ong, On Broken Wings.
New contributor Sherman Smith takes a group on a wine-tasting romp that includes Paris in the 1920’s: Mr. Nibs, part 1; conclusion.
‘The Thousand Years Horror broke our brains so they can’t do anything; the interfaces make them work enough so we can stay alive but they hurt us. Especially when we think about certain things’: Harry Lang, His Knives Are Few and Small.|
Which would you prefer, an angel’s halo or a vegetative state? Ron Van Sweringen, In the Eye of the Beholder.
|Poetry||Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Dogbye|
Channie Greenberg, Spring Ahead|
Oonah V. Joslin, Armchair Observatory, December 7-9
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Donna Hole and Sherman Smith.|
Challenge 417 Response: Writing as Discovery|
Challenge 424: Tasting Time
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
This Week’s Sky at a Glance
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 © March 28, 2011 by Bewildering Stories