The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 657
|News||“Nothing exceeds like success,” as we’re fond of saying. We’re trying to streamline the review process and have added two Coordinating Editors to help Bill Bowler — now Chief Coordinating Editor — manage submissions in longer prose. We already have two Special Editors, for flash fiction and poetry. You’ll find that the Bewildering Stories Crew rosters have been significantly updated.|
The Old Consultant explains to Gérard the monetization of Being. The police arrive. The Cyborgs are blamed. All rush to the beach, where a riot ensues.|
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 20: The Great Zombie, part 2
The biology team sends the Watermelon submersible to explore the deep hole on Dioptra. Meanwhile, Nannion undertakes explorations of her own.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Chapter 9: Watermelon in the Hole
The Old Man counts his gold. Lohman and his Grunts pursue Frank and Hildy. Stevens discovers that the transmutation machine has alarming side effects: Terry L. Mirll, Karat Cake, part 10; part 11.|
Aaron brings Anini a present. She tells him who the space aliens are and demonstrates her devices for warding them off.
Bruce Pavalon, Space Girl Blues
Chapter 11: Wouldn’t It Be Nice...
What if being shot out of a cannon could be a new way to fly? Leave it to humanity to turn any innocent invention into a weapon. Robert Earle, Weapons-Grade Humanity.|
In Hollywood, some dreams may come true; others, not quite as expected: Ron Van Sweringen, The Land of Make-Believe.
|Drama||What emotions might a father and son exchange when the law makes the father’s 80th birthday his last? Charles C. Cole, Happy Transition Day.|
Edward Ahern, Damn Dog Died|
Lana Bella, The Quiet Roots of an Ancient Tree
New contributor Andrea Laws, A Disfigured Persona with Vivid Streams
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Andrea Laws.|
Challenge 656 Response: “Pink Flowers” Explained|
Challenge 657 goes Sniffing in the Depths.
David McDaniel, Complementary Plants|
Richard Ong, Tree of Life
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