Bewildering Stories

What’s in Issue 74

Special Feature

Kenji Siratori’s hypermodern novel ACIDHUMANIX now resides in our “Special Features.” It’s divided into several chapters and subchapters; each title in the index is a link.


The number of stories dealing — coincidentally — with time qualify this as our “time travel” issue. Deep Bora concludes “The Fourth Dimension” on the theme of time. However, Deep’s “fourth dimension” seems to have a number of unusual properties, one of which is its location.

Tala Bar also takes us on a trip in time: to the early days of civilization. “Ya’el” is not only full of color, it strongly evokes all the other senses, as well. In the first chapter, the heroine — Ya’el — is introduced to the mysterious shrine of Oshrat. “Ya’el” is not a time-travel story, but keep coming back: the story provides an unsual perspective, and it will end on a startling and thought-provoking modern note.

Short Stories

Alternate History

Thomas R. rounds out our time-travel theme with a biographical “Obituary for Ellen Stockton.” One can only envy an alternate 20th century the presence of such a multiply-gifted woman.


This issue’s Challenge, “Time and Time Again” asks what time travel means to you.


Bewildering Stories is pleased to extend an official welcome to two new contributors: Cleveland W. Gibson and P. J. Lawton.
Jerry Wright reviews L. Neil Smith’s The American Zone; it provokes some far-reaching reflections in his editorial.

In Times to Come

Issue 75 will bring us another new contributor, Christopher Fulbright, who has a sweet story about a little girl who’s mechanically and magically inclined. Norman A. Rubin is back with a story that will make you guard your lunchbox against other peoples’ discarded intentions. We’ll also have an in-depth interview with Thomas Lee Joseph Smith and a charming letter from Deep Bora.

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