In L. S. Popovich’s Echoes From Dust:
In Ron Schulte’s Allergy Shots, might ectoplasms themselves be allergic to people?
In Martin Westlake’s No More of That:
- Are Anna and her husband both, in their own ways, “unreliable narrators”?
- At what point might the reader suspect — if only in hindsight — that Anna is deliberately but unwittingly playing the same game as her husband?
- How does the ending reveal what has really gone wrong with the marriage?
In Edward Ahern’s Telling a Fortune, which mode of fortune-telling would you choose? What is the advantage in choosing neither one?
In Robin Helweg-Larsen’s From Cavemen to Post-Human:
- Are the “post-humans” human or another species entirely?
- What future might the “post-humans” foresee for themselves?
In Vladislav Surkov’s Putin’s Lasting State:
- Why might Surkov call the 20th century the “state of Lenin” rather than the “state of Stalin”? Does he mention Stalin at all?
- According to Surkov, does “Putin’s state” differ in more than name only from the others that have preceded it since the 15th century?
- What does Surkov think of democracy?
- Does Surkov advocate the Chinese model of despotic capitalism, or is the “Putin state” neither European nor “Asian”? If neither, does it have any particular self-concept aside from nationalism?
What is a Bewildering Stories Challenge?