The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 581
Kyran and his partner Garaile negotiate the niceties of an official banquet. Kyran meets with the Empire’s ambassador on a matter of the utmost secrecy and urgency.|
Sarah Ann Watts, Winter Ship
Mr. Lucky finds a costume but can’t get out of it. Lady Lucky is in a similar predicament. She also spies on a beach party after polishing her scrying mirror.|
Tantra Bensko, Equinox Mirror
Chapter 5: Lucky Goes to the Costume Store
Some days it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed, let alone walk into a clothes closet that has suddenly grown a trapdoor to elsewhere: William Quincy Belle, The Hole in the Closet, part 1; part 2; conclusion|
New contributor Judith Field introduces Fran, who finds herself cornered and under pressure. And then the Roman war god speaks: Transit of Mars, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Cindy has to worry when Sean is delayed in returning from a secret trip back to Sirius Prime: Bill Kowaleski, Sex, Oak and Rock ’n Roll, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
|Jim is a hard act to follow at a story reading, but Peter has one critic who seems to know where he’s coming from: Heather J. Frederick, Confabulators Anonymous.|
Jason C. Ford, Evening Serenade|
John Stocks, St. Catherine’s Day
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Judith Field.|
Challenge 579 Response: The Turtle and Juan Sanchez|
Challenge 581 sings Wine-Soaked the Rushes Are.
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.