The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 730
|News||This is the last regular issue of the summer or winter quarter, according to your hemisphere. Next week, we’ll bring you the Editors’ choices from issues 719 to 730 in our Third Quarterly Review.|
“Red” Harper has just protected his cigar from Kuzov’s goons when Grifford reappears. Investigation leads McCoy farther afield, and he discovers a new person of interest in the Zophie and Elgard murders: Lola Blue.|
Gary Clifton, The Dead Bin
|Novella||Cricket’s Aunt Vera is a very practical lady, but she senses something uncanny in the resemblance between her late pet, Sonny, and Cricket’s Smidge: Edna C. Horning, God Has One, Too, part 7; conclusion.|
|Serial||Jimmy does some historical research into the story of Scarecrow. Meanwhile, he decides his friends’ exorcism is ineffective; he will take matters into his own hands: Bob Lovely, Scarecrow, part 3; conclusion.|
New contributor David Henson introduces an unsavory character who, after reckless driving, finds he’s attended to by a nurse who gives him doses of his own medicine: Priceless.|
New contributor Jarrett Mazza shows how stress disorders can originate in the most commonplace of locations: Afraid To Go.
New contributor Marian L. Thorpe takes Claire on a journey to retrieve a scarf where she could not possibly have left it: In an Absent Dream, part 1; conclusion.
|Poetry||Lori R. Lopez, Pincushion|
|New contributor Sarah Ekholm, I Will Eat the Ocean|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Sarah Ekholm, David Henson, Jarrett Mazza, and Marian L. Thorpe.|
Challenge 729 Response: Busy Old Fool|
Challenge 729 Response: Voodoo Dolls
Challenge 730 says Pop Those Bottles.
|Ken Goldman, Sinkhole excerpt|
Richard Ong, Viking Queen|
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.