The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 598
|Serial||New contributor Dave Ervin puts Travis Burbage into a jam. Travis is convinced he’s just an ordinary guy, but a murderer begs to differ: The Thirteenth Traveler, chapter I; chapter II.|
The San-Lo Gate is the only passage into an impregnable realm. But even such a narrow gate needs more than one gatekeeper: Gary Clifton, The Keeper of the San Lo Gate.|
New contributor Timothy Kay brings Anton to a dentist’s office, where Basma will perform a root canal. She’s Anton’s ex-girlfriend: Virtually Painless Dentistry.
New contributor Adam Randolph depicts an old professor who seems to be shut out of his own world. But why? And is it his world? Teddy Bow.
|Remember this handy signal: three of anything spaced equidistantly in a row. You may need it when you’re out digging for wealth on a desert island: Charles C. Cole, Prospecting on Island X.|
|Poetry||Anna Ruiz, Vitruvian Man|
|Zane Blom, Far From Home|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Dave Ervin, Timothy Kay, and Adam Randolph.|
|Challenge||Challenge 598 sees signs of a New Shape Age.|
|Letters||James Shaffer and Bewildering Stories discuss “The Sound of Breaking Glass.”|
|Mike McNichols, A Body Given : excerpt|
Crystalwizard, Alien West|
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.