The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 560
Brooks is out for an evening on the town. He is ambushed. Stella returns to the hospital. Dr. Garrity reveals that kamikaze is a tactic that can be used figuratively as well as literally.|
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Billie Occasion assumes the time-honored role of matchmaker and attempts to save a far-flung species of space aliens. At least it’s worth a try: Bertil Falk, A Cosmic Matchmaker.|
If your chicken lays a very strange egg, just quietly keep the hatchling as a pet and don’t make too much of it: Steven C. Levi, The Behemoth in the Barn.
New contributor Dorota Lipa brings Moses Kulig into a dark alley in a strange part of town. Which is more dangerous: the stranger or the alley itself? Moon Promises.
New contributor Dimitrije Medenica introduces an architect who finds that spoonfuls of worries can solve themselves. Just be tidy with them, eh? A Spoonful of Worries, part 1; conclusion.
Are you tired of vampires and can’t take them seriously anymore? Okay, just don’t try to scam them: Arthur Mackeown, Van Helsing’s Miraculous Mouthwash.|
New contributor Craig M. Workman depicts a walk away from horror to the eye that is Taking It All In.
|New contributor E. R. Warren, The Storm’s Edge|
|Essay||New contributor Michael O’Farrell proves that a fortune-teller’s crystal ball can show you anything and everything — all at once. Okay, now what? The Imageverse.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Dorota Lipa, Dimitrije Medenica, Michael O’Farrell, E. R. Warren, and Craig M. Workman.|
Challenge 560 calculates an Indefinite Infinity.|
Challenge 560 Response sympathizes with Busy Billie.
Challenge 560 Response rummages about, Mining the Imageverse.
|Clarise Samuels, Holocaust Visions: The Poetry of Paul Celan|
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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