Department header
Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 484

Novel Arthur shapes up and tries to find a clue or two among the left-wing students and workers of Nice. But he eventually extracts a big hint from Xérus himself, one that will take him to Marseilles after the Carnival. Then the past comes back to haunt him again...
Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie
Book II: Reparations
Chapter 5: Discontent? What Discontent? part 1; part 2; part 3
Novella New contributor Karen B. Kaplan introduces Iris Perle, an interdimensional traveler who visits an artist in the realm she calls Upward Spiral, part 1a; part 1b.
What ever happened with Rob and Jason, let alone Peter and Marie? Charles has a story, but even he is not sure he knows: Brian Biswas, A Matter of Principle, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

A compulsive search for the source of a lip print leads a wounded detective to a strange conclusion: Martin Hill Ortiz, A Remoteness From All Things Human.

Space aliens come to save Earth but in the process must exterminate a species of their own creation: Richard Ong, A Bounty for a Cure.
Some people find it impossible to let go of old grudges: Ron Van Sweringen, Oh, Sister Dear.
Poetry Alessandro Cusimano, August — Augusto
Billy Harfosh, Monsoon Rains
Hongping Liu, Kissing Goodbye
New contributor James Bambury, Pointland


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes James Bambuy and Karen B. Kaplan.
Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Sheila Murdock
The Critics’
Dario Ciriello, On Plotting
Discussion: Plotting and Characterization
Challenge Challenge 484 asks, How Do You Plead?
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Sky and Telescope, 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.”

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule: In Times to Come

Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
Please write!

Return to top

Return to the issue index

Copyright © July 2, 2012 by Bewildering Stories

Home Page