The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 467
Professor Melichson is a theoretical physicist, but he begins to enjoy his new career as an engineer in interstellar travel:|
euhal allen, The Bridge: a New Beginning
Chapter 3: Sowing Confusion, part 2
Omar and Tiger infiltrate the village at Zakhbaal and find it tyrannized by the robot:|
Bill Bowler, The Shepherd of Zakhbaal
Chapter 8: Dramka
The secret of the Lodestar broadcasts is finally revealed: Faith H. Goble, Birdland, conclusion.
Cobb and Ponyo find that returning from a hike by way of a wormhole is not such a good idea when the neighbors are grouchy: Charles C. Cole, A Long Way Home.|
New contributors Sari Friedman & Julia Cheng introduce Aya, who feels it’s time she flew the nest. Life on the wing has its perils and rewards: Climbing the Air.
We all know how we feel about cats. But how do cats feel about us? Gary Inbinder, Kafka’s Woman.
New contributor Alex Jenks has a man with a guilty conscience meet a demon who’s all too willing to push him over the edge: Tipsy Tapsy.
A glowing spaceship brings menace from beyond Earth. Juan Genaro and his imposing mentor Julian Adames conspire to repel the invaders: John W. Steele, Harvest Dawn, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
John Grey, Smile Away|
John Stocks, Alexandria
|Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Supernumb|
|Essay||Some like ferris wheels, some like roller-coasters. And some like a ride that goes a lot higher and faster: Richard Ong, A Need for Speed.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Julia Cheng and Sari Friedman.|
Challenge 466 Response: “Secret Pal”|
Challenge 467 soars Into the Wild Blue Yonder.
|Stefan Brenner reviews Michael E. Lloyd, Donna’s Men.|
|Richard Ong meets Captain Sisko.|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
This Week’s Sky at a Glance
Bewildering Stories News
New at Bewildering Press: Michael E. Lloyd’s novel Donna’s Men is now available as an e-book at Bewildering Press.
New Header Format: The color-change buttons have gone into honorable retirement. They were devised early in Year 1 of Bewildering Stories to provide choices other than green on black. As our format evolved, they were no longer needed and in fact became unworkable, but they remained as a kind of friendly fossil. In addition, the “menu bar” has been reorganized by themes rather than solely by line lengths.
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 © February 20, 2012 by Bewildering Stories