What’s in Issue 266
Claës Lundin, Oxygen and Aromasia|
A banker hosts a dinner party where the guests are encouraged to invest in future technology. The banker’s young son appears to be quite precocious and a fast learner:
|Novella||The hero goes from one set of dire clutches to another when he meets Leech, the landlord: Peter A. Balaskas, In His House, part 5; part 6.|
|Serial||New contributor Alex Marshall introduces Lord Limbold, an aged weapons master, who has designed the ultimate weapon to fend off Earth’s mortal enemies: The Crimson Tower, part 1; part 2.|
You’ve heard the story of Bluebeard. Here’s the female version: Beverly Forehand, Bluebeard’s Wife.|
New contributor Ben Higginbotham depicts a drinker who has to choose between drink as the cause of his hallucinations or as a defense against them: Alcohol.
When space invaders threaten, a bureaucracy chooses a young artist to help defend the planet: Lynn Mann, The Great Project.
New contributor Kelli McMillin shows Vincent seeking his lost, beloved Rachel who communicates with him from Beyond: Vincent’s Offer, part 1; conclusion.
What’s Rhiannon to do when a baby dragon latches on to her? The only solution seems to be to ride a big one: Rachel Parsons, The Beaches of New Fairy, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
An old hotel in a town lost in the wilderness is haunted by a ghost from eons ago: E. S. Strout, Deep Freeze.
New contributor Gregory W. Ellis gives new meaning to the admonition ‘Keep off the grass’: The Meadow.|
Slippery-slip... an ending or a beginning to an Alfred Hitchcock film? Gloria Watts, Down a Slippery Slope.
Carmen Ruggero, Foofaraw|
Anna Ruiz, Fallen Apple
Bill Bowler, He Gobbled Up the Minutes|
Darby Mitchell, I Saw God
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Gregory W. Ellis, Ben Higginbotham, Alex Marshall, and Kelli McMillin.|
Challenge 265 response: Carol Reid writes about Rock Fans|
Challenge 266 urges you to Overcome Alliteracy!
|Letters||R D Larson writes about “David’s Angel”|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
|Danielle L. Parker reviews Alan Weisman, The World Without Us|
|Editorial||Don Webb, Raising Standards|
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