The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 573
At Stella’s bar, Earl, Stella and Stub are joined by two newcomers. One is welcome; the other, not.|
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
|Serial||Gardar must ponder numerology and mathematics to solve a murder riddle. He is both distracted and motivated by someone new in his life, someone he must protect from warring Vikings: Bertil Falk, The Number of the Killer, part 3; conclusion.|
A lonely woman discovers a book that reads her even before she reads it: Prashila Naik, Portrait of My Youth.|
New contributor Simon Smith depicts the life of a man who arranges to have a brain implant that will relieve him of all tedium and annoyances: A Short, Happy Life, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Sometimes the smallest gifts betoken the greatest kindness: Ron Van Sweringen, The Apple Giver, part 1; conclusion.
|Poetry||Zane Blom, The Old Man From Garrow|
|Raud Kennedy, Cookie Cutter|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Simon Smith.|
|Harry Lang asks What the Heck Do Editors Really Want?|
Challenge 572 Response discusses Disability and Comedy.|
Challenge 573 invites you to Suggest a Revelation.
|Eric J. Guignard, Baggage of Eternal Night : 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.