The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 650
Stuart Surof’s vacuum toilet is finally repaired. Meanwhile, the spirit of Fred Looseman, accompanied by heroes, descends a pillar of fire from the superworld to the hotel of the Voodoo Queen.|
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 17: The Story of the Shaman and the Bucket, part 2
What is life or death? Not so fast there: physicians have one set of guidelines; biologists, another. And we might learn a lot if we could consult the denizens of Titan or a flatworm priest.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Chapter 2: A Bottom-Up Approach to Keeping Things Alive
At the head office of Ouroboros, we find out who Frank really is and what he’s made off with.|
Terry L. Mirll, Karat Cake, part 2
Aaron has been tasered. His roommate, Bud Johnson, hatches a scheme by which he may recover a sizeable loan he’s made to his friend.
Bruce Pavalon, Space Girl Blues
Chapter 2: Buddy
Mob lawyer Linden Litsky, who has made a bad career choice, is haunted by the image of a fashion model who reminds him of a better path to take:
Anselmo J. Alliegro,
On Love, Doubles, and Supermodels, part 1;
New contributor Scott Jessop introduces a film editor who discovers a movie star in a cache of film from the early days of cinema. She’s still in the studio — in somewhat more than spirit: Moviola, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Kathleen Wolak shows how a horrible accident can lead to a deadly train of guilt: You Are My Sunshine.
Mike Acker, September|
|Gregg Dotoli, Ice Storm Art|
|Stephen Ellams, Julian|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Scott Jessop.|
Challenge 648 Response: Floozman : Bouncing on Being|
Challenge 649 Response: Oikos Nannion, ch. 1
Challenge 650 follows the seasons: Fall Up, Spring Down.
Denny Marshall, By the Wall|
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.