What’s in Issue 219
Bewildering Stories’ Contest 3, “Strange Places”:
|Novel||Bernard Gilboy’s small craft advances by fits and starts before erratic winds, and sometimes hardly at all. Meanwhile, he has much to ponder: Sam Ivey, Gilboy’s Quest, Chapter III: Through the Doldrums, part 1; part 2; part 3.|
|Novella||Berney Razor is assigned to track down a new and mysterious disease: O. J. Anderson, Razor Burn, chapter 4; chapter 5; chapter 6.|
|Serial||Aezubah and Livia are ambushed and captured in an abandoned desert city. Then they are taken to a place where ancient sacrifices were performed — and still are: Slawomir Rapala, Shades of Azmattia, conclusion.|
What if you could own an android replica of a celebrity? Or of yourself? Or of... The possibilities are many, and some are more perilous than others: Bill Bowler, Make Mine a Double, part 1; conclusion.|
New contributor Philip Cawein brings bad news in the form of an ill-attired Envoy.
Ancient Druidic spirits can be confined, but not forever: Kenneth Mark Hoover, Tryst.
Throwing a dinner party for living relatives is work enough. What if you had to provide for ancestors, too? R D Larson, The Bony Ghosts of Courveau Manse.
Where did we come from? Do we really want to know? E. S. Strout, Inception.
When a hotshot computer developer comes seeking employment, the top brass will want to know his secrets: Phillip Pettit, Inner Voice.|
Your universe has just annihilated itself. Reboot: John Ritchie, War Dance of the Hours.
Today’s writers think they have troubles. Try being a were-post in Transylvania: Sarah Ann Watts, Blue Moon.
Mary B. McArdle, Homage|
New contributor Thomas White, Beautiful Smoker
An introductory biographical sketch: Zack Figueroa, H. P. Lovecraft: an Unforgotten Master of Horror.|
Why might one write, if not for money? R D Larson, Sharing the Selfish Self.
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Thomas White.|
Sam Ivey responds to Challenge 217.|
Challenge 219 ponders philosophical, psychological, social and legal questions implied by “My Little Pidgie-Widgies.”
|NASA: Picture of the Day|
|Melissa Green reviews C. S. Lewis, The Complete Chronicles of Narnia.|
|Editorial||Jerry Wright, The Heart|
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