The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 538
|Novel||Hargrove and Erik capture the enemy flagship and stand down: James Bright, Pyrrhic Victory, part 9, section 1; section 2; section 3.|
|Serial||Quentin gets a snarky letter but does not take it in the spirit in which it is intended: Bill McCormick, A Letter From an Editor, part 1.|
New contributor Jimmie A. Kepler depicts home on the range. It’s optimistic and colorful, especially when The Prairie Dogs Have Coal Miners’ Helmets With Lights, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
Why have an enemy when one can make him a friend? Morris Marshall, Facing the Bullies.
New contributor Janis Zelcans advises caution: don’t be too quick to assume that one man’s trash is Another Man’s Treasure.
|Blood is thicker than water, but then so is love: Charles C. Cole, Mothers and Son.|
|Poetry||Oonah V. Joslin, Casting Couch|
|Mary B. McArdle, Grounded|
|Essay||New contributor Christine Wohlers combines zombies and survivalism in telling us about Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Jimmie A. Kepler, Christine Wohlers, and Janis Zelcans.|
|Challenge||Challenge 538 admires the antics of the Stunt Men.|
|Richard Ong sends a colorful view of a Late-Summer Moon.|
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 © August 19, 2013 by Bewildering Stories