What’s in Issue 283
Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings|
Aezubah is worried. Young Iskald is worried. Duke Vahan is not worried. He leads the party determinedly toward the isolated seaside village of Uaal and a pilgrimage to Dynah’s tomb. Chapter II: A Line Undone, part 1; part 2.
O. J. Anderson, As Good as Dead|
Wherever the Zetans come from and whatever they are, they appear to be up to no good. Jack Creed and his men will fix their wagon:
At the family dinner and in its aftermath, Roy witnesses the interplay of appearance and reality. And he discovers who his father’s son really is: Stevan Allred, The Painted Man, part 3; part 4; conclusion.
New contributor Rene Barry tells a cautionary tale about young love. It might have a few too many strings attached: Anna Immortal, part 1; conclusion.|
Who — and what — is whose daughter? Ian Cordingley, Baby Stay Young.
New contributor Dwight Krauss sets a crime story in 19th-century London. The date, setting, and action make it a portent of the future: The Trumpet Inside the Warehouse, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Joanie Raisovich introduces a set of characters who are being deported to a kind of gulag for much the same reasons. They get an early lesson in prison life: The Betrayed, part 1; conclusion.
What do you do when a dispossessed angel who can’t speak your language shows up on your window ledge? Bill West, Under New Management.|
A restaurant waiter who says he’s on the menu makes an irresistible appetizer: Thomas B. White, A Cannibal of Impeccable Tastes.
New contributor Christopher Barnes, Pickerty Witch|
Mary B. McArdle, Rainbow Star
Anna Ruiz, Bore Worm
|Essay||Publish great literature and go under? Bertil Falk, In the Rear View Mirror.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Christopher Barnes, Rene Barry, Dwight Krauss, and Joanie Raisovich.|
Bertil Falk wonders about “The Dream Machine”|
John Stocks reveals the mystery of “Dog Days”
Challenge 282: Fiona Davis and Don Webb discuss “The Pact”|
Challenge 283 sails Under All Colors.
Josh Skinner writes about Editing.|
John Stocks writes about the late Arthur C. Clarke.
|Excerpts||Colin P. Davies, Tall Tales on the Iron Horse|
|Contest 4||Luke Jackson, The Pigeon|
NASA: Endeavour Spacewalk 9|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Bewildering Stories News
Quarterly Review: This is the last issue of the winter quarter — or the summer quarter, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere. Next week, the First Quarterly Review will bring you the Editors’ Choices of the outstanding works published in Bewildering Stories in the past three months. We’ll resume regular publication with issue 284 on April 7.
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.
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