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Bewildering Stories welcomes...

Frederick Rustam

For a long time, Frederick worked as a kind of librarian at the U.S. Department of Defense, indexing technical reports. One would imagine that they might have given him a lot of ideas for science fiction stories. But consider the security angle: he might write them, and we might publish them, but then the DOD might have to do like Klingons and vaporize us where we sit. Truly a Bewildering scenario.

Frederick has been having a lot of success with e-zines in the past 12 years, and “The Rock People” is his 100th appearance. He says he’s tired of writing fiction. Well, let that not stand in your way, Frederick: Bewildering Stories accepts reprints, and we prefer works that are no longer accessible in print or on line.

“The Rock People” is quite predictable in its plot: we can guess early on what will become of little Millie. Rather, the important thing is the subtext: why. The “government people” are not a sympathetic bunch. In fact, if you hang around long enough, you may meet enough of them to make you want to hide behind, under — or as — a rock.

Frederick Rustam’s bio sketch can be found here.

Welcome to Bewildering Stories, Frederick. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!

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