What’s in Issue 274
Lynda begins to whip Jason into shape as her personal servant. Then she has to deal with Jason’s parents:
Bertil Falk, Under the Green Sun of Slormor|
The grandfather and Parvrin set out on a perilous journey to find the “dead spot” of Slormor. Meanwhile, the grandfather’s sleep is filled with nightmares about his son.
Roy finds that his father is not such a bad sort after all; and in the end, the homesick visitors from space can lend everybody a helping ethereal tendril: Clyde Andrews, The Eclipse, part 3; conclusion.|
A bite by a being in a transitional state begins to cause odd events in the life of policeman Geordie Harris: Eric J Kregel, The Shadow of Geordie Harris, part 1; part 2.
Argus and Fern are of a people whose hair does not gray but greens: Shannon Joyce Prince, As Beautiful as Fish in a Dream, part 1; part 2.
New contributor Catherine Borden pits Hattie in a pitched battle with the rabbits in her garden. Little does Hattie suspect that she’s in for an arms race: Garden Hostilities.|
New contributor Dale L. Gillis retells a Norse legend: Mimir by Moonlight.
If you encounter clowns — especially apocalyptic ones — at your local shopping mall, a prudent retreat may be in order: Thomas B. White, The Clowns of Apocalypse.
New contributor Ed Aymar dramatizes an act of jealous revenge with an ambiguous motive: The Drop.|
Crystal ball, magic mirror, whatever... How can one interpret scenes of the future, even those that are graphic and explicit? John Ritchie, Mirror Image.
Richard H. Fay, The Changeling|
Harry L. Mora, How Did Love Go?
John Stocks, Sheffield Flood
New contributor Dudgeon, Prairie Sky|
Anna Ruiz, Intent
|Essay||Kenneth Nichols describes what writers are likely to experience in The Five Stages of a Writing Workshop.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Ed Aymar, Catherine Borden, Dudgeon, and Dale L. Gillis.|
Challenge 273 response: Carol Reid writes about “The Fracture”|
Challenge 274 Forces of Nature
|Letters||Kevin Ahearn, Science Fiction: Head and Heart|
Joseph Howse, Cindy Snail|
NASA: Picture of the Day
|Editorial||Don Webb, Shuffling the Deck|
Bewildering Stories News
On-line poll: The Preditors & Editors annual on-line straw poll closes at either midnight tonight, January 14, or tomorrow, January 15; the rules are ambiguous. Readers and contributors please take part.
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
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- 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.”
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