What’s in Issue 230
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Two: Standing Divided
|Serial||New contributor Andy West brings gardener Alan Bradley into contact with a cultural virus. It is nothing to sneeze at! Meme, part 1; part 2; part 3.|
New contributor Joanne Anderton sends Robin to help her friend Jenny. Robin is a decent, good-hearted witch, but she knows that no good deed goes unpunished: Threefold, part 1; conclusion.|
Legends of heroism can last for generations, and stories can bring old friends back from the past — sometimes literally: Bill Bowler, Garbage Planet, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Gayla Chaney tells of a fellow who’s so down on his luck that the whole corps of guardian angels finally gets fed up. He’ll have nothing but good luck from now on — however improbable that luck may have to be: Deus Ex Machina Lives Here.
What if you wanted to bring back an old friend? Would you have him cleaned up, or would you take him warts and all? Jörn Grote, Surface Tension.
What if humans suddenly got a physical boost from a mysterious source? Would they be a blessing or a curse? It’s time for O. J. Anderson’s Razor Burn to take the case! E. S. Strout, Green T.
New contributor Nik Perring gives a man a box from outer space. It contains answers to a lot of life’s questions: A Gift from the Little Green Man.|
New contributor Camille Picott has been watching too much Donald Trump on television. The results: “You’re hired!” Mr. Stump.
What’s the reverse of a vampire story? A supernatural lady who’s a kind of Cinderella after she marries the Prince: Gloria Watts, Believe It.
Carmen Ruggero, And Just Like That...; Spanish original: Así Nomás|
Anna Ruiz, Promised Land
Walt Trizna, New York Beacon
New contributor Duane Locke, The Rigged Jury|
New contributor N. C. Unruh, Mage’s End
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Joanne Anderton, Gayla Chaney, Duane Locke, Nik Perring, Camille Picott, N. C. Unruh, and Andrew West.|
|Challenge||Challenge 230 offers some Bonus Questions.|
Hélène Calvez congratulates Pablo A. Nieto.|
Colin P. Davies writes about Publicity.
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Danielle L. Parker reviews Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle, Burning City.|
Christopher Stires, David Cronenberg, dir., A History of Violence (film)
|Editorial||Jerry Wright, Friends|
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Bewildering Stories’ official motto: “Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé
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