The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 488
Arthur tries his bluffing gambit on Xérus and picks up a crucial clue which quickly bears fruit. After feeding Luc another holding line, he comes partially clean with a stunned Inspector Hardy, who can now plan a trap while Arthur and Julia take a little time out.|
Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie
|Novella||Clara and her friends suspect the unseen presence of an interdimensional observer. Iris discovers that Clara’s putty will enable her to leave a written message of introduction: Karen B. Kaplan, Upward Spiral, part 5.|
New contributor Saurabh Bhatia shows how long-distance travel in the future may lose more than your luggage: Wormhole Monologue.|
New contributor T. Fox Dunham brings to a jail cell an image of madness, which ‘wears the dark like elk fur’ and is ‘a hole in the dark that swallows a man’: Mr. Bird Whistling in the Night.
A butterfly collection may be the only beauty in Frederick’s life. Woe betide her who scorns and breaks it: Harry Lang, Mr. Butterfly, part 1; conclusion.
George is under intensive treatment for a vision, but he’s harmless. Meanwhile, look who’s out running around free on the streets: Louis B. Shalako, The Apparition of the Virgin.
|An ageless woman observes the passing of generations: Kenneth C. Goldman, Another Day in the Park.|
Alessandro Cusimano, Riot|
Hongping Liu, The Sea’s Spell
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Saurabh Bhatia and T. Fox Dunham.|
|Interview||Bewildering Stories interviews Channie Greenberg.|
|Challenge||Challenge 488 has An Eye for a Glass Eye.|
|Danielle L. Parker reviews Yves Meynard, Chrysanthe.|
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 © July 30, 2012 by Bewildering Stories