What’s in Issue 223
Bewildering Stories congratulates the winners
in Contest 3 “Strange Places”
And Bewildering Stories thanks all the participants for a fine contest!
|Novel||The Pacific capsized and was righted only by Gilboy’s desperate efforts. His quest has now become a struggle against starvation, and he is lost in mid-ocean: Sam Ivey, Gilboy’s Quest, Chapter VII: Quest’s End, part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4.|
|Novella||Kate has been kidnapped and booby-trapped; Razor is coming to her rescue but is inconveniently surrounded by forces armed to the teeth and out to stop him: O. J. Anderson, Razor Burn, chapter 20, chapter 21; chapters 22-23, conclusion.|
|Serial||Horn-helmeted Vikings hover worriedly over their battered leader Aezubah. They fear that the Sorcerer and his inhuman acolytes will find them soon: Slawomir Rapala, Empty Places, chapter 1: “Awakening.”|
New contributor Robert Barlow depicts the havoc computer bugs can wreak in a program and a programmer: Crawling, part 1; conclusion.|
Is an android mate only as good as her partner — or only as bad? Bill Bowler, Andrea, part 1; conclusion.
On a windswept bridge, a bereft lover laments the collapse of a bridge between cultures: Doug Pugh, A Bridge of Sighs.
What kind of world is it where one tribe can have only sons and another, only daughters; and where the two tribes are separated by a highway crowded with monstrous machines? Roberto Sanhueza, The Runway.
Frank does not like Tom’s tearing down his advertising. Frank is big and strong. And he’ll be here at high noon: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, Hello, Noon.
|Where do characters go when you close a book or click off a page? Might they not have feelings and appreciate those who love them? Christopher Stires, The Last Gathering.|
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Rummy Park : If Anything Changes|
Chris G. Vaillancourt, Sometimes Sunshine Streams Through the Windows
|Caroline Davies, Under the Waterfall|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Robert Barlow.|
|Challenge||Challenge 223 warns beware of Dangerous Crossings.|
|NASA: Picture of the Day|
Danielle L. Parker reviews Steven Brust, Dzur.|
Christopher Stires reviews Robert Schwentke, dir., Flightplan (film)
Jerry Wright reviews .
|Editorial||Jerry Wright, Running on Empty|
Bewildering Stories News
Contest 3: On behalf of all of the Bewildering Stories community — the contributors, readers and editors — Ye Copy Editor congratulates Clyde Andrews for originating the idea and managing the contest so successfully. Clyde, ol’ matey, it’s a pleasure working with you!
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Copyright © November 27, 2006 by Bewildering Stories