The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 574
|Serial||‘Tell Koschay the Deathless that when Vaslev finds Koschay’s heart and Koschay’s soul, then Koschay will be Deathless no longer.’ Danielle L. Parker, The Deathless Hand, part 1; part 2; part 3.|
Victor fears that an ancient work of fiction may tell the truth about his real nature: E. B. Fischadler, A Promise Kept.|
Jennifer O’Connell is new at the work of finding and eradicating sinister infestations, but she is good at it — perhaps too much for her own good: Anthony Lukas, Seeds of the Dark, part 1; conclusion.
A mirror can transmit a sign of recognition across an unbridgeable gulf: James Shaffer, The Sandman’s Dream.
|In a virtual world of reality TV, executions needn’t be grisly for the public audience. In fact, they may even contain sparks of life: Charles C. Cole, Frank Spooner’s Last Words.|
Stephen Ellams, Orchard Thieves|
Michael Lee Johnson, Possum Slim
|Essay||When does the consumer society become the consumed society? Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, Bin There, Dumb That.|
|Challenge||Challenge 574 asks what is Real Reality?|
|Matt Spencer, Chapel of the Falcon : 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.