The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 856
Yegor and several comrades discuss philosophy and theology, life and death, good and evil. They may be suspicious, even unsavory characters, but their conversation is worthy of students’ late-night sessions in a university dorm.|
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 19: Devyatnadtsat’
Dr. Landis, Keyshawn and Elka go undercover in Botswana to learn what a Cygnian has been selling to a local enterprise. Their mission suddenly becomes bigger than they expected.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 15: In Gaborone
|Serial||When anything can happen, we’re in for surprises. But what to make of universes where everything happens? Thomas Dylan Daniel, The Price of Bliss Eternal, part 3; conclusion.|
New contributor Jeremiah Minihan introduces Barry Hadley, whose life is slowly going downhill. A curious old restaurant appears to offer something new: To Darkness and to Me.|
Would you like to have a computer that can remember anything and everything you want, anywhere, at any time? No, you wouldn’t: Gordon Sun, Repetitive Motion Injury.
Ned and Stan are two young boys who discover a magical old pantry that fulfills their every need and wish. It has family ties and will take them far: Craig M. Workman, The Rusty Door, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
New contributor Richard Fleming, Red Umbrella|
Marjorie Sadin, An Apology
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Richard Fleming and Jeremiah Minihan.|
|A Review Editor submits a review of Lucy Ellman’s Ducks, Newburyport by the late, lamented Lambert Strether. If you’ve ever wondered why we’re called “Bewildering Stories,” now you know: Gary Inbinder, Sucks, Blueberryport.|
|Challenge||Challenge 856 discovers a new power source: Hamster Wheels!|
John Eric Ellison, Dance Studio, II|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
This Week’s Sky at a Glance
Randomly selected Bewildering motto:
Randomly selected classic rejection notice:
Readers’ reactions are always welcome.