The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 496
Riddle-solver Gardar Vinsson escapes a Viking raid but finds himself in a strange village where not everyone is who he or she appears to be. Meanwhile, an icon of the fertility god Frey has gone ironically missing: Bertil Falk, The Saga of the Stolen Wooden God, part 1; part 2; part 3.
New contributor Jacob Peppers introduces the lonely Rune Scribe Drasayurn and the outcast warrior Calek. When zombies attack, the two will need each other desperately, but that is not where their problems end: A Rune Scribe’s Past, part 1; part 2.
Kill old horses for fish bait and fill a barn with chunks of ice. Such are among the many chores Gaston Tardif must perform to boss lady Josephine Carmelo’s exacting standards while she lolls in her sunny resort far from wintry Quebec: Mike Florian, The Way of the World.|
New contributor Douglas Van Hollen portrays the life of Meade, a foot soldier on patrol on a very alien planet: Night of the Sun, part 1; conclusion.
Matilda meets handsome Sebastian and receives flowers from a hotel employee. But she and her father have bigger fish to fry: Ron Van Sweringen, A Season at the Villa Novesta.
Alessandro Cusimano, Incubus|
Hongping Liu, Season Changes
|Mary B. McArdle, Sounds of Fall|
|Memoir||New contributor Peggy T. Horton depicts her mother’s determination to enjoy life regardless of what others thought: She Did It Her Way.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Peggy T. Horton, Jacob Peppers, and Douglas Van Hollen.|
Challenge 495 Response: “Spancil Hill”|
Challenge 496 scores some Indirect Goals.
|Julie Wornan, The Mutual Reverse See, 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.
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