The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 599
|Serial||Travis Burbage holds a strange black disk that he knows can reveal vital information. But what good can it do him? Dave Ervin, The Thirteenth Traveler, chapter III; chapter IV.|
K. I. Riley and Jessica Smith surmise that a finite but very large universe might produce some strange coincidences: Bertil Falk, A Twist in the Universe.|
What would you do with perfection? James Graham, Hill Walk, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Vera looks back on an eventful life with her beloved husband, Mikhail: Sherman Smith, If You Say It Again....
Is the unexamined life not worth living? It depends on one’s point of view: Bruce Costello, Sharp Cuts.|
It’s not the result of a coin toss but how you feel about it that matters: Ron Van Sweringen, Mary Carter’s Dilemma.
|Poetry||Oonah V. Joslin, Day at the Theatre|
|Memoir||Sometimes lonely, isolated back roads may not be what they seem: Henry F. Tonn, Rendezvous at Paul’s Place, part 1; conclusion.|
Challenge 597 Response: James Shaffer discusses the question What Is Franky?|
Challenge 599: finds A Place for Unstrangers.
|Letters||Gary Clifton and Bewildering Stories discuss “The Keeper of the San Lo Gate.”|
|Channie Greenberg, The Little Temple of My Sleeping Bag : 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.