The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 659
This is the last regular issue of the season — winter or summer, according to your hemisphere. Next week, we’ll bring you the editors’ choices from issues 649 to 659 in the First Quarterly Review.|
By coincidence, this issue has a very distinctive theme. What is it? Maybe Challenge 659 can help. We also have a new auxiliary page. It answers in brief the dozen most frequently asked questions about submissions. Readers and writers alike will surely be amazed, even truly bewildered: Review Readers’ Checklist.
The map tells Janatone about reality and how the Kings of Mars led their people into non-being. Winaretta rides to the rescue on her motorbike. Claire holds off the mob and shows Floozman some cheerful oysters whlie explaining how the One Good can’t both be and not-be at the same time.|
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman in Space
Chapter 21: It Is Done!, part 2
Frank has always had a curiously close relationship to sea creatures. At Dioptra, he has a vision that is far more than a dream; it seems to be an attempt at communication.
Elous Telma, Oikos Nannion
Lohman sends the Grunts in pursuit of Frank and sets out after Hildy on his own. A day that began badly threatens to end far worse:
Terry L. Mirll, Karat Cake, part 13.|
Aaron learns to bake bagels. He follows Anini to Nikoli’s Laser Emporium, where everything begins to seem faintly sinister.
Bruce Pavalon, Space Girl Blues
Chapter 14: Something Else
New contributor Corinne Enright depicts the plight of Eve, who appears to have dissociative identity disorder. By outward appearances, that is: Hearing Voices.|
New contributor Daniel Tierney introduces Lilith, who asks a simple question and gets a lifetime of answers in a single moment: Weeping Willows.
Holly Withers is a very practical soul and ready to retire. She knows exactly what she wants in a cottage, even if it is a haunted house in a haunted town and has a haunted cat: Ron Van Sweringen, A House by the Water, part 1; conclusion.
|Poetry||David Adès, Ever So Quiet in My Plenitude|
|Lana Bella, Geometry|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Corinne Enright and Daniel Tierney.|
|Challenge||Challenge 659 explores A Fullness of Haunts.|
|B. Z. Niditch, Everything, Everywhere excerpt|
David McDaniel, Moon Rover|
Richard Ong, Warp Bloopers From Space
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