The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 590
Welcome to the fourth quarter — fall or spring, depending on your hemisphere — of Bewildering Stories. The quarter concludes with issue 601 on December 15, 2014. The Fourth Quarterly Review follows on December 22 and the Annual Review, on December 29. The new year begins with issue 602 on January 5, 2015.
Kyran is cast ashore on a desert island, but it’s far from deserted. The inhabitants seem to be, by turns, attractive and dangerous, but Kyran can’t be entirely sure which is which.|
Sarah Ann Watts, Winter Ship
|Serial||New contributor Christopher E. Nelson shows a young couple who discover that they are outcasts for somewhat similar reasons. Perhaps they can find a common cause: Shrisaelte and Dani, part 1; part 2.|
What, exactly, is “bilocation”? A researcher provides a demonstration for an audience that is partly enthusiastic, partly skeptical: Bertil Falk, A Lecture to Remember.|
New contributor Bruce Hesselbach introduces some likeable characters involved in what appears to be a diet pill scam but may be something else entirely: The Great Carb Uncle.
A good word can go a long way, and so can home baking in the fateful year 1943: Ron Van Sweringen, The Enchanted Cottage.
|What were we saying about space habitats being flying prisons? Two prospective astronauts find themselves in something even worse: Charles C. Cole, Mars Minus Two.|
|Poetry||Channie Greenberg, Caught Muskrats|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Bruce Hesselbach and Christopher E. Nelson.|
|Bill Bowler deciphers The Muskrats’ Rosetta Stone.|
Challenge 589 Responses:
Challenge 590 warns of Invasion From Earth.
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.