The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 627
The nature and function of the stimuli shield is revealed. Janatone meets Joe Dasein, a mortician, for an undercover operation. Meanwhile, Fred Looseman has an accident during a spacewalk. He and his cousin, Janatone, see each other again after two centuries.|
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
|Novella||John Rae Piper’s mother enjoys recounting his unconventional birth: James Shaffer, Back to the World, part 1; part 2.|
The Four Cities have merged into one, with consequences for those living on the margins:
Kallirroe Agelopoulou, Tetrapolis, part 1; conclusion.|
Dean gives his erstwhile friend Paul a magical necklace. It can grant three wishes, but it has some strict conditions: Morris Marshall, The Power of “Not”, part 1; conclusion.
|Drama||Hartley Henry has awakened from a coma and must become reacquainted with his wife and parents: Charles C. Cole, Hart 2.0, scene 1; conclusion.|
David Adès, When the Waves Came Over Us|
Tendai R. Mwanaka, Come Back, Lilli
|Mike Acker, The Selfie|
Challenge 626 Response discusses Picture Poetry.|
Challenge 627 sings Put That iPhone Down, Babe!
Richard Ong, Under the Storm|
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.