The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 503
New contributor Gary Clifton shows to what absurd lengths conspiracy theories can lead — and why: Infinity’s Conclusion.|
Kafka the Cat comes to Nemo’s aid in an existential crisis: Gary Inbinder, Nemo on the Shore.
New contributor Bill Kowaleski introduces Cindy and Sean, as unlikely a couple as ever was. But they need each other, because they’re both outside the law — on their own worlds: Cindy’s New Profession, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
You know the advice to the gullible about buying “a pig in a poke” or something that’s “too good to be true.” What if the too-good pig is bad beyond belief? Morris J. Marshall, Word of Mouth, part 1; conclusion.
Two unspeaking and unspeakable neighbors get more than their just desserts: Steven Servis, Delmur and the Old Man.
When you’re a political canvasser, there is some solace in being weird: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, To Rest When I Can.
|Poetry||Rebecca Lu Kiernan, An Affair With Time|
|B. Z. Niditch, Beginning My Day|
|Hongping Liu, Towards Sunset|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Gary Clifton and Bill Kowaleski.|
|Challenge||Challenge 503 is busily Ironizing Shirts.|
|J. B. Hogan, The Apostate, excerpt|
New contributor John Dubois, Sprocket Assembly|
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 © November 19, 2012 by Bewildering Stories