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Bewildering Stories

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J. C. G. Goelz

J. C. G. has had marked success with short stories and novelettes. Seven plays of his have been produced in drama competitions. He’s also published about seventy scientific papers and has been an associate editor of a science journal.

Responsibilities of Being a Man” introduces young Kelvin Stoddard, a second-year high-school student. Kelvin has strong feelings about fairness, justice and personal authenticity. The story starts with crackling emotional tension on more than one front. It is relieved somewhat by Kelvin’s friendship with his friend Jimmy, but the action builds carefully and consistently to its inexorable conclusion.

Some Review Editors have advised issuing a kind of television-style “viewers’ advisory.” We’ll put it bluntly. Bewildering Stories officially frowns upon gratuitous sex, gore and violence. This story has it all, but it isn’t gratuitous; the narrative logic is inexorable, and the climax is justified. Please be advised: it is not for the weak of stomach.

Since the story is a novella, it cannot be complete on line as of the first instalment. However, readers will be able to read a week ahead of the schedule until the story concludes in issue 801.

J. C. G. Goelz’s bio sketch can be found here.

Welcome to Bewildering Stories, J. C. G. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!

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