The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 540
|Novel||Erik is going to learn — too late — that standard procedures exist to prevent problems. Erik has played fast and loose with procedures, and now his side might lose the war: James Bright, Pyrrhic Victory, Epilogue 2.|
|Serial||Brad reveals that, despite some quirks, he’s a capable, even far-sighted administrator. Meanwhile, the “stunts” settle in at their mining colony on the distant planet: Bill McCormick, A Letter from an Editor, part 3.|
What is a rake’s worst enemy? Clarise Samuels, Don Juan’s Demise.|
An artist makes a fast buck, but it may not be his best option: Ron Van Sweringen, Bipolar Blue.
When recycling becomes big business it may evolve some rather bizarre customs and costumes: Kyle White, The Strict Dress Code of the Reclamation Miners’ Guild, part 1; conclusion.
A sinister apparition makes a lonely girl an outcast in more ways than one: Julie Wornan, Joy in the Attic.
|What powder might poison an ogre? Tyger Schonholzer, Favorite Meal.|
|Poetry||New contributor Osiris D., Creation|
|Oonah V. Joslin, Tenax Preposterous|
|Challenge||Challenge 540 Say Who?|
|Richard Ong, Medieval Lights|
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 © September 2, 2013 by Bewildering Stories