The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 531
|Novel||A commander who lost a comrade in arms during a skirmish in an interstellar war now has to work with the dead soldier’s brother: James Bright, Pyrrhic Victory, part 1.|
New contributor Richard A. Conine introduces space cadet Chip Corrigan, who has to deal with monstrous space aliens and a domineering computer: Raft, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
New contributor Frances Gow depicts Corey’s dilemma: is what he wishes for really what he wants? The Warren Street Kid.
‘Noah knew he would have to choose between laying a ring on Leslie’s finger or laying dollars on the ponies’: Channie Greenberg, Barefoot Nuptials.
New contributor Lisa Khlif portrays a big-eared man’s love for his wife and daughter: The Man From Kerala.
You’ve heard of speed dating? Here’s a twist where participants tell each other what they really think... Or so they think: Charles C. Cole, Speed Hating.|
New contributor Boris Kokotov examines existence from a somewhat microcosmic perspective: The Fish Bubble.
|Poetry||John Stocks, Eloise, a Girl on Film|
|David Barber, From the Lucy Poems|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Richard A. Conine, Frances Gow, Lisa Khlif, and Boris Kokotov.|
Challenge 530 Response wonders what if Big Fridge Is in the Loop?|
Challenge 531 suspects there’s something Funny in the Dark.
|Joanna M. Weston, A Summer Father, 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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