What’s in Issue 231
Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Two: Standing Divided|
Chapter 13 New York, New York: Toni has only a few hours in New York City, but he makes the most of them!
Chapter 14 True Grit, part 1: Toni ‘again’ meets the love-struck Salvatore... and all looks good for progress at last.
Chapter 14, part 2: Toni helps Norman spill a few beans on the secret ‘Gerontite’ operation.
Alan learns quickly from Memmet’s explanations about cultural viruses, but Alan has questions about Memmet himself: Andy West, Meme, part 4; part 5; part 6.|
New contributor Bob Brill introduces Djaminko Pooch, a minor functionary. When the king asks for new ideas, Pooch comes up with one he may regret: Ride the Whirlwind, part 1; part 2.
|Drama||A play somewhat reminiscent of Our Town brings on stage Retta and Eddie, two young people in Depression-era Louisiana. An older Retta provides an intriguing chorus: Mary B. McArdle, Retta Charlotte Again, part 1; conclusion.|
Toothpick-chompin’ Jack Creed battles a mad scientist and a sentient fungus all at the same time: O. J. Anderson, Die Already, part 1; conclusion.|
A grandmother talks with her grandchildren as they play in the ruins of an attempt at interplanetary colonization: Ian Cordingley, Here Today.
New contributor Lee Moan shows a clone sacrificing himself in an effort to spark his originator’s conscience: The Boy Who Fell.
A terrible swimmer demands a lane of his own in a public pool, with unfortunate potential consequences and mental associations: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, Off the Deep End.
|New contributor Tyger Schonholzer warns that wanton behavior might have untoward effects on weekends: Fraturday.|
Prakash Kona, Subaltern|
Felino Soriano, Vagabond’s Vision 103
John Stocks, It Is Raining
|Becky Franklin, Seduction|
|Kevin Ahearn, The Waterfall|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Bob Brill, Lee Moan, and Tyger Schonholzer.|
|Challenge||Challenge 231 says Take a Deep Breath|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
|Excerpt||Crystalwizard, Wizard’s Bane|
Christopher Stires reviews Alexandre Aja, dir., The Hills Have Eyes (film).|
Jerry Wright reviews XXX.
|Editorial||Jerry Wright, xxx|
Randomly selected Bewildering motto:
Randomly selected classic rejection notice:
Bewildering Stories’ official motto: “Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé
Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
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