The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 655
Captain Diana commands the Lighthouse on its ever-faster flight towards Europa. She and the crew experience increasingly strange visions until they meet Astralix, whom she recognizes, and who she says is not a Gaulois...|
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 19: Set and Setting, part 3
Frank, an intrepid sailor, moors his yacht at Dioptra. Nannion watches as he explores the island. Unfortunately, Frank sets out in the wrong direction.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
The Old Man of Ouroboros is gloating over his freshly transmuted heavy gold. Williamson/Flemel has absconded with the formula. Where’s Lohman’s secretary when he really needs her?|
Terry L. Mirll, Karat Cake, part 8
A girl has a pretty but ominous dream. Anini and Aaron find a cryptic symbol in the igloo, and they’re late to work.
Bruce Pavalon, Space Girl Blues
New contributor Charlene Ashley Taylor depicts a case of demonic possession: When Shadows Come Calling.|
New contributor Matt Thompson shows how spies might be more interesting than their purported information: The Map of the One Hundred and Eighty-One Seas.
|Poetry||Lana Bella, A Body That Is Entirely a Head|
Edward Ahern, The Curse of Giving|
New contributor Alison McBain, From Stars Born on Earth
|Essay||New contributor Brenda Kern studies, in a dramatic lyrical essay, the meaning inherent in affective memory: Still, in the Woods.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Brenda Kern, Alison McBain, David McDaniel, Charlene A. Taylor, and Matt Thompson.|
Denny Marshall, Hallway Exchange|
New contributor David McDaniel, Robots’ Picnic
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.
by Bewildering Stories