What Time Isn’t It?
In L. S. Popovich, Echoes From Dust:
- Why does Jodo remain with the vehicle even though his companions sorely need his talent for perceiving grotto-le auras?
- Why do Telos and Riku not rebel when Ovid boasts of keeping secrets from them?
- What secrets does Remera seem to be hiding from Izzalia?
In Jackson Arthur’s My Child Who Never Lived, what figurative “child” does the poem refer to? Can you suggest a different title for the poem?
In Andrew Johnston’s Halted:
- How did societies function before clocks were invented?
- What would happen if everyone could choose individually to have an extra hour in the day? What hour would you choose?
- If you could have an extra day in each week, when would you have it? How much faster would you age in, say, ten years?
In Hayley Reese Chow’s Wild Demand:
- What accounts for the scarcity of women at the speed-dating game?
- What does the story imply about the consequences of gender imbalance in any profession?
- What character flaws do the men have? The women?
- The story concludes with a prediction of male-preference sex selection by bioengineered eugenics. In what countries or societies would such a thing be plausible? What would be the inevitable consequences? What would happen if men were in short supply?
What is a Bewildering Stories Challenge?