What’s in Issue 284
Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings|
Duke Vahan and his son Iskald reach Dynah’s tomb at the isolated seacoast village of Uaal. They pay their respects, but treachery is hot on their heels.
Bertil Falk, Eucharist for a Sinless Mankind|
Brother Urbanus Collectus has been assigned to aid Mother Saulcerite in investigating a most unusual discovery: an ancient sentient species that has not eaten the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
|Serial||New contributor Bob Friedman finds an old union organizer in a difficult position: his relatives have defaulted on the rent for his gravesite: Graveless in South Cynica, part 1.|
New contributor Rebecca Nazar depicts a magical world with a glimpse of horror in a life or death struggle and a personable Grim Reaper: Courier Roy.|
Rachel Parsons poses a conundrum for time travelers in Lighting the Candle.
A strange gadget gives a whole new meaning to the expression “Don’t touch that dial!” E. S. Strout, Channel Surfing.
New contributor Chris Ward speculates on what reincarnation might be like in A Thousand Lives of Flies.
New contributor Gerry Mandel calls a reunion of good old country boys — at least that’s what they seem to be at first glance: The Meeting of the Friends of the Forlorn Society.|
When things start happening very fast in outer space, the authorities may want to ask questions or one may want to question the authorities: Walt Trizna, And Then He Rested.
|Poetry||Richard H. Fay, My Haunted House|
Christopher Barnes, Pit Stop|
Oonah V Joslin, The Mission
|Memoir||New contributor Dualta Carolan recounts a bittersweet childhood memory in The Battle of the Buttons.|
|Essay||Donald Schneider praises Bill Bowler’s Essays and Fiction.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Dualta Carolan, Bob Friedman, Gerry Mandel, Rebecca Nazar, and Chris Ward.|
|Challenge||Challenge 284 is Forlorn at the Rest Stop.|
|Letters||David Redd writes about Christine Bruness’s “Nevada”|
|Contest 4||E. S. Strout, The Flea|
NASA: Endeavour Spacewalk 10|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Bewildering Stories News
Micro Award: Robert Laughlin reports that he has added a $50 cash prize to the Micro Award.
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“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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