The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 589
This is the last regular issue of the summer or winter quarter, depending on your hemisphere. Next week we’ll bring you the Editors’ Choices in the Third Quarterly Review of 2014. We’ll resume regular publication with issue 590, on September 29.
Kyran has always lived far from the sea, and his first experience of sailing is far from pleasant. But sometimes even Razvan can’t control the waves, and Kyran has a big surprise for him.|
Sarah Ann Watts, Winter Ship
New contributor Jedd Cole introduces Hassan, little Yusuf, and the Inquisitor, who has some old scores to settle: Eyes for the Inquisitor’s Children, part 1; conclusion.|
Frankenstein’s monster needs companionship, and with it comes a name: E. B. Fischadler, They Called Me....
A social club devoted to investigating ghosts is surprised to find where one comes from: Grove Koger, Effect and Cause.
|If you really must be a cat at times, you can always blame the dog for anything that goes wrong: Heather J. Frederick, Mrs. Macy Jones.|
|Poetry||John Grey, To a Dead Man: We Need You|
Zane Blom, Scorned, Bereft and Innocent|
Oonah V. Joslin, Maybe the Brave
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Jedd Cole.|
|Challenge||Challenge 589 sees water everywhere And Some Drops to Drink.|
Noel Joslin, Hearing Cassandra’s Voices|
Oonah V. Joslin, Filling the Blank
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.