The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 463
Katia will be a new voice on the Galactic Council, but she’s an old hand at politics: euhal allen, The Bridge: a New Beginning
Chapter 2: Collusion, part 1
Camping alone on a new planet, Omar Jones makes a new friend, one who shares some old feelings:
Bill Bowler, The Shepherd of Zakhbaal
Chapter 4: The Forest
Michael begins to learn where the strange voices are coming from. He’s been channeling old-time television, and the birds can’t get enough of it: Faith H. Goble, Birdland, chapter 4.
Two old Cold War spies bid each other a sad farewell at the end of their long careers: Edward Ahern, Alte Kameraden, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
What can you do for a girl who can do anything? Tim Jeffreys, The Thought She Blurted Out.
New contributor Jordan E. Mierek depicts a man cursed by an evil Midas touch: The Golden Man.
Sometimes life can be so hard and unfair that a clock starts ticking toward a time of decision: Bolaji Odofin, Clocks.
When one is forbidden to write stories, one becomes them: Kathleen Rohr, Angie in Wonderland.
|So this is the way the world ends, with a government bureaucrat who’s lost and has an odd fixation on dirt basements: Charles C. Cole, Company Business.|
Oonah V. Joslin, The Smith’s Gold|
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, My Beloved Amateur
|Mike Florian, Albatross|
|Frank Wedekind, Der Gefangene — The Prisoner|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Jordan E. Mierek|
|Challenge||Challenge 463: On the Sea and Over|
|Abha Iyengar, Flash Bites, excerpt|
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 © January 23, 2012 by Bewildering Stories