In Ronald Larsen’s Waiting for the 4:08:
What might be the moral of the story: the virtue of a couple’s heroic loyalty or two lives wasted by a needless war?
In Marc Carver’s Trust, the narrator might trust in whom or what?
In Ken Poyner’s Crucial Distance:
- Why might the theocratic imperialists be named “Neibillers”?
- What other forms of resistance might be found than concealment?
In Bill Kowaleski’s Changing Places:
- What unspoken line in the story justifies borrowing the name of Franz Kafka’s character Gregor Samsa?
- What might happen to the population of Seattle if Mr. Schneier gets even bigger ideas?
In Ásgrímur Hartmannsson’s Be Fit or Be Fined:
- What seems to be the prescribed diet for the citizenry? Who or what prescribes it?
- To what territory are Magga and others transported, at the end? Who occupies it?
- What does the story satirize? Has cannibalism become more or less beneficial since Cyrano de Bergerac’s “You Are Whom You Eat”?
In Matthew Harrison’s Seen It Before:
- Why might Britain be depicted as being in economic distress?
- How does the Aspect project justify its continued existence?
- Is Siu-mei’s mother a genius or does she point out the obvious?
- Why might at least one journalist anticipate Siu-mei’s discovery, that her project is repeating an earlier one? Who else knows of the deception?
- Is the Aspect project a fraud? Does Siu-mei’s vision of the sky justify its continuance?
What is a Bewildering Stories Challenge?