The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 546
Cpl. Ivory Burch, USMC, has nightmares about escaping from a prison camp in the Philippines. When he wakes, he sees a face that reminds him that the nightmares were reality. But the face also brings reassurance:|
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 5: Only a Dream
Jim Driscoll, terraformer, is the sole survivor of the crash of the expedition ship Demeter on a barren planet. Driscoll soon discovers he is not alone:|
Mark Bonica, Spiraling In
Any season would be bleak for a boy who is very much alone both at home and at school: Heather J. Frederick, Everything Was Winter.|
Are you a fan of stories about King Arthur, Camelot, etc.? Here’s a pleasant story of a planet where the people take fandom just a little too far: Clarise Samuels, The Alien of Camelot, part 1; conclusion.
Those who think there is such a thing as a “free lunch” ought to be careful; they just may be the lunch: Ross Smeltzer, Times of Plenty.
A famous aviator crashes in the Pacific with rescue so near and yet so far: LaVerne Zocco, Make It So.
|Ward mates do not always make a hospital stay any easier: Arthur Mackeown, The Prophecy.|
|Poetry||Amy Locke, Sleeping With the Buffalo|
|Oonah V. Joslin, Rhythm of Rain|
|Challenge||Challenge 546 wonders Send What?|
|Jack Phillips Lowe, Cold Case Cowboys, 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.
Copyright © October 21, 2013 by Bewildering Stories