The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 497
Riddle-solver Gardar Vinsson solves a double mystery: whither Freya and whence Liv? Bertil Falk, The Saga of the Stolen Wooden God, part 4; conclusion.|
Special forces Calek combines with intel specialist Drasayurn to defeat the renegade Osryd and his zombie army: Jacob Peppers, A Rune Scribe’s Past, part 3; conclusion.
Some questions require an answer, but sometimes the answer makes little difference: Charles C. Cole, Symptoms of a New Age.|
New contributor Elana Gomel brings a lonely expatriate in contact with a strange child who unaccountably speaks her language: Jonathan, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Ward Webb brings a figment of the philosopher Plato to meet the last man in the world: A Visitor in Valhalla, part 1; part 2; part 3; conclusion.
|Drama||Would-be lovers sort each other out in a colorful romp: Johanna Miklós, Study from Blue, part 1; conclusion.|
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, The Experiment|
New contributor Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Strings
|B. Z. Niditch, Stravinsky’s Firebird|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Elana Gomel, Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, and Ward Webb.|
|Challenge||Challenge 497 goes Off the Road.|
|David K. Scholes, Soldier of the Brell, 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.
Copyright © October 8, 2012 by Bewildering Stories