The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 452
Lionel and Donas finally have the conversation they’ve long needed, and it clears the air: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine
A Disparity of Language, chapter 26, conclusion
Kev had already shown an interest in vampirism, and a pair of street toughs finally push him over the edge: Phillip Donnelly, Kev the Vampire
Chapter 3: Exodus
Who is that, making strange noises and shining mysterious lights downstairs in the middle of the night? Maybe just some friendly, neighborhood space aliens: Richard M. Smith, A Bridge to Earth
Chapter 4, part 1 : Visitors
On the way to Cleveland, the leader of the band decides it’s time to proceed alone: Michael C. Thompson, The Negatives
Chapter 3: Pilgrimage
New contributor J. G. Buckley shows how the Santa Claus myth may be getting old, tired and cynical. But not too old to take a shot at another, really bad myth first: Santa’s Crossbow, part 1; conclusion.|
A new planet, a new paradise, an old story, but one that takes a different turn: Gary Inbinder, Seeds.
If the Finman brings rain when you really need it, pay the price agreed upon, because the Finman is a trickster: S. J. McKenzie, Nuckelavee, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Mallory Noone goes to great lengths for a ‘boy meets girl’ story, but it’s worth it. A gifted but cynical young student learns compassion and takes a long view of her science experiment: Ryder’s Choice, part 1; conclusion.
|Poetry||Hongping Liu, Tibetan Pilgrimage|
Alessandro Cusimano, Mercury Mission|
Robert Shmigelsky, Moon of the Underworld
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Mallory Noone.|
|Don Webb, What Wine?|
|Challenge||Challenge 452 takes some Long Trips.|
|Lewayne L. White reviews Skyline|
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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