What’s in Issue 273
Lynda, a junior wizard, bespells Jason in order to acquire a helping hand around the house. She’ll get more than she bargains for: Chapter One; Chapter Two.
Bertil Falk, Under the Green Sun of Slormor|
A grandfather is ensnared in a space-time trap and stranded on a planet made dreary by strange Invaders. But a precocious girl, Parvrin, offers shelter:
|Serial||Roy resents his father’s absences but finds he’ll need him to help some marooned space aliens: Clyde Andrews, The Eclipse, part 1; part 2.|
A strange invention in an alternate universe may give worlds enough and time to two lovers separated by an accident. Or it may not: Zachary Ash, Other Echoes, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
New contributor Sherri H. Hoffman shows that a new brother becomes family when all three brothers get whupped: Thicker Than Water.
Catfish Russ wonders what an astronomer might do when the last night of the world comes as he predicted. He might build a Super Yamato.
New contributor Danielle Spinks shows a girl on a swing the carnival of the cosmos: The Fracture.
New contributor Gay M. Walker brings Jillian home again from A Whole Lot of Empty.
New contributor Mark Dalligan asks: after the food bombs, where’s the protein coming from? Settling Down.|
Would you get on an elevator that goes to a floor that doesn’t exist? Arnold Hollander, What Floor?
Michael Lee Johnson, Leroy and His Love Affair|
Anna Ruiz, Mandaza Medicine Man
Oonah V Joslin, Snoll and Books|
Carmen Ruggero, I Shall Weep No More
|Essay||New contributor Aaron Karmin looks at the glass Eye of the Beholder.|
|Mel Waldman recounts an age-old story: Dreamer.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Mark Dalligan, Sherri H. Hoffman, Joseph Howse, Aaron Karmin, Danielle Spinks, and Gay M. Walker.|
|Don Webb discusses Subtlety and Symbol.|
|Challenge||Challenge 273 calls Attention, Please.|
New contributor Joseph Howse, Blinkey|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Bewildering Stories News
On-line poll: Preditors & Editors is conducting its annual on-line straw poll. Readers and contributors please take part. The poll is a “quickie”: it closes January 15.
In a shameless bit of electioneering, we note that you can go to the the pages in the poll, do a browser search for Bewildering Stories, and vote for the nominees of your choice, or nominate your own favorites.
- Home Page
- Fiction Magazine / E-zines Page
- Magazine/e-zine Editors page
- Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels — Gary Inbinder’s Noble Lies and Michael E. Lloyd’s Observation Two have been nominated.
- All Other Novels — Oxygen and Aromasia has been nominated. Strictly speaking, it is science fiction, of course. However, there is a question whether it was published in 2007; at least the translation was.
- Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories
- Review sites — Strictly speaking, Bewildering Stories is not a review site; however our Reviews page deserves the mention.
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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 © January 7, 2008 by Bewildering Stories