The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 480
Arthur’s time and attention are already torn between re-acclimatising, starting his search for Emilie, holding the Inspector at bay, and keeping Pureza satisfied with the story of his own childhood ... and Emilie’s.|
Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie
Kyto comes to a final realization of the meaning of the titanic struggle he has witnessed: Roland Allnach, Conquest’s End, conclusion|
New contributor Tonya L. Turknett introduces Johnny, a boy who finds himself caught between malevolent forces at home, at school and in the river: Black Water, part 1; part 2.
New contributor Josie Gowler shows how post-industrial decay feels as well as looks: Rotted Iron.|
New contributor Arthur Pinte receives a very prompt acknowledgement of a submission to an e-zine. In fact it’s unbelievably prompt: Time Lapse.
New contributor James Vachowski tells a joke on the cynical misuse of language in contemporary politics. But is it a joke or ‘a fire bell in the night’? The Shareholders’ Meeting.
|A horse and rider bring warning: LaVerne Zocco, The Champion I Gave a Rose.|
|Poetry||Afzal Moolla, Ramblin’ Bob Dylan Blues|
|Bertil Falk, What a Slap Can Do|
|Memoir||What a job, working with a tone-deaf, color-blind pyromaniac: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, My Co-Worker Edwin.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Denis Bell, Josie Gowler, Tonya L. Turknett, and James Vachowski|
|Interview||Bewildering Stories interviews Clarise Samuels|
|Don Webb reveals The Secrets of “And”|
Challenge 479 Response: “No Secrets Now”|
Challenge 480: I Hear That Train A-Comin’
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 © May 28, 2012 by Bewildering Stories