The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 612
|News||This is the last regular issue of the winter or summer quarter, depending on your hemisphere. Next week, we’ll bring you the Editors’ Choices in the First Quarterly Review of 2015. We’ll resume regular publication with issue 613 on March 30.|
|Novel||John W. Steele, The Chronicle of Belthaeous|
In the shadowy days of the far future, advanced life forms may emerge to reclaim Earth. They may call themselves “Technopolymorphs,” but their advance may be far more than technical.|
Oonah V. Joslin, The Last Days of Coloc
Sometimes the humblest discarded object may embody important stories: Bob Welbaum, The Joy in Forgotten Objects.
|Loneliness is a precursor of the supernal cold: Pavelle Wesser, Ice and Otherwise.|
Lana Bella, A Night in Harlem|
Tom Wylie, Grey Fedora
|Essay||Chess is fascinating partly for who does the thinking but mostly for how it’s done: Andrew Sacks, Chess Masters: Fact and Fiction.|
|Editorial||Bewildering Stories remembers Leonard Nimoy and Terry Pratchett.|
Challenge 611 Response discusses “A Thin Veil of Innocence” with Lewayne L. White.
Challenge 612 fondly recalls Memories of Favorite Flavors.
Richard Ong, Winter Awaiting Spring|
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.