What’s in Issue 241
|Novel||Gary Inbinder, Noble Lies|
A boy and a friendly groundhog take off for some rousing adventures in outer space and around the world: Bill Bowler, The Boy With Orange Hair, chapter 1; chapter 2.|
Jonas drinks to assuage his ennui, but then he meets an android who reshapes herself to moods and thoughts he doesn’t even know he has: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Meat Puppets, part 1; part 2.
Jack Creed and his monster-fighting squad are assigned to repel an invasion of space aliens — on the Moon: O. J. Anderson, Overkill, part 1; conclusion.|
New contributor Ken Dean advises that the next time you go to a Halloween party, choose your costume very carefully: Julie and the View.
New contributor Frank Roger explores penology of the future: Crime and Punishment.
New contributor Sheheryar Badar Sheikh demonstrates just how complicated ordinary life might be for a telepath: Bernadette.
How does one soldier on when there are no more enemies? Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, Duty.
New contributor Aaron Hayes depicts motorists’ politeness at a four-way stop in New Zealand: Roundabout Stalemate.|
New contributor Frederick Rustam shows why one might well want to become one of The Rock People.
|Poetry||Bill Bowler, To the Junkies on 48th & Ninth|
|Steven Utley, Career Moves of the Gods|
|Where does reality leave off and fiction begin? Gayla Chaney, Suburban Sprawl.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Ken Dean, Aaron Hayes, Frank Roger, Frederick Rustam, and Sheheryar Badar Sheikh.|
|Gary Inbinder discusses Time in Historical Fiction.|
|Challenge||Challenge 241 welcomes Suburban Space Aliens.|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
|Chris Stires reviews Wes Craven, dir., Red Eye|
Randomly selected Bewildering motto:
Randomly selected classic rejection notice:
Bewildering Stories’ official mottoes:
“Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé
Ars longa, vita brevis. Rough translation: “Proofreading never ends.”
Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
Copyright © April 23, 2007 by Bewildering Stories