The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 441
Donas is dressed in finery for a betrothal ceremony: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine
A Disparity of Language, chapter 15
|Novella||Jon chases Ravi down on a space station and explains to him the historical significance of the mining-company fraud: Mark Kertzman, The Mississippi Company, chapter 21; chapter 22; conclusion.|
|Serial||Eddie dreams he is visiting the past and wakes up to find that he was: Graham Debenham, A Matter of Time, part 4; part 5; conclusion.|
New contributor Madeline Bridgen introduces two mechanical theme-park dinosaurs who grieve what they believe is the loss of their creator: Strange Genesis.|
A detective takes a new case in the old style: Michael D. Brooks, McGinnis, part 1; conclusion.
In a mixture of dream and reality, Tam discovers that his “family coat” is a natural one: Rachel V. Olivier, Family Coat, part 1; conclusion.
Two unfortunate wives find an unusual solution to their predicament: call in the upholsterers! Larry Strattner, Interior Designs.
|In the end, old childhood toys may recall fond memories — or not: Lesley Mace, Toys in the Attic.|
|Poetry||Rebecca Lu Kiernan, The Longest Month of the Year|
|William W. Harris, Ode to a Rake|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Madeline Bridgen.|
|Don Webb, Passing Through a Gateless Gate|
|Challenge||Challenge 441: All Dressed Up|
Gary Inbinder, The Flower to the Painter, excerpt|
Jessica Knauss interviews Gary Inbinder.
|Letters||Marjorie Salzwedel, Television Before Its 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.
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