The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 498
Martin collects a satchelful of money from a couple of shady characters. He soon has an out-of-body experience. Meanwhile, Yvonne, neglected by her husband Erik, goes to Lund to hear a Jesuit priest lecture on the noosphere of Teilhard de Chardin.|
Bertil Falk, Infranet
New contributor Tessa Bennett demonstrates that it pays to be paranoid about the paranoid, both foreign and domestic: To a Sudden Halt, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
New contributor Emily Calvin introduces Natalia, who pilots a spaceship in a fantastical universe and learns what it means to release the starlings from their garden: Starlings in a Distant Garden, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Malcolm falls in love with beauteous ladies perhaps just a little too easily: Ron Van Sweringen, Eating Strawberries With One Hand.
A mother relives a catastrophe: Joanna M. Weston, After the Fire.
|Herbal remedies can be helpful, but don’t waste ’em: Channie Greenberg, A Reluctant Ecology.|
|Poetry||Oonah V. Joslin, The Story of Dainty Dish|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Emily Calvin.|
Challenge 496 Response: Meeting at the Villa Novesta|
Challenge 498: Into Deep Bora Space
|Editorial||Don Webb asks Where Are You in the Noosphere?|
|With Noel and Oonah V. Joslin|
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 15, 2012 by Bewildering Stories