The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 870
Yegor awakens to discover that a friendly truck driver is taking him from Perm to Moscow. Yegor senses he has a reason not to want to go there.|
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 33: Tridtsat’ Tri
Mary Steenman, a blogger, wants to report on her visit to Tertia, but her story risks being overshadowed by the Aliens Out organization’s reaction to developments in Africa. She confronts Maria Schoenbrun in a telephone interview.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 29: The Tide Turns
|Serial||The Touchu Police Department investigates an apparent suicide but discovers highly suspicious circumstances: J. H. Zech, Eden’s End: The Empty Cell, part 1; part 2.|
A 19th-century author predicts the future mostly with humor but also with occasionally surprising accuracy:
Théodore de Banville, Fire Stealer — tr. Patricia Worth|
Owen Brownstone has enjoyed some success as a science writer. As an instructor, though, not so much: Channie Greenberg, Owmapow’s Side Job.
|How would you deal with a space alien you’ve found frozen in a northern lake? For starters, don’t get too comfortable: Charles C. Cole, Ice Dream.|
John Grey, Regarding Homesickness|
Ken Poyner, My New Thingfriend
|Meg Smith, The Skull of Columbus|
What problems beset higher education? What to do about them?
Douglas Young, Putting Students First|
Special Challenge and Response: Students First
Challenge 869 Response discusses A Revelation.|
Challenge 870 advises not to take stories about the future for granted. Rather, Count Your Change.
Richard Ong, Rainbow Generator|
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.