What’s in Issue 291
Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings|
Iskald escapes his captors and sets off across country. Isla sends his taskmaster, Cisl, after him. But the pursuers are in no hurry; they know the lay of the land, while Iskald does not.
Bertil Falk, Eucharist for a Sinless Mankind|
The characters gather with the Pope in peace and reconciliation as they celebrate the eucharist for the new-found sinless ‘mankind’.
Bill Bowler, Upwyr
Josey is terrified and perplexed that Janosh Straker, monster hunter, is coming after him.
Chapter 1: The Man on the Flying Trapeze, part 1
|Serial||Archeologist John Sheppard has discovered the operating manual for an Assyrian water demon. His friend and financial backer, Grayson Thorne, is very interested in the discovery: Tim Simmons, A Body of Water, part 1; part 2.|
New contributor R. R. Brooks implies an intriguing question: If you were a space alien intent on improving mankind, how would you do it? Xenolith.|
If appearances can be deceiving, and so can reality, how do you choose? Randy Foster, Desperate Women.
New contributor Amanda K. Stein updates a classic fable with a modern twist. ‘Home is where the heart is’, but what if one has no heart? Two Birds.
If you’re a pirate from space, you may not want to get stranded on an alien planet: Crystalwizard, Best Laid Plans.|
New contributor Rosie de la Mare reminds us that forgetting can become A Heavy Burden.
In a post-life world, what’s an artificial intelligence to do? Bill West, Butterflies.
John Grey, It’s a...|
Michael Murry, Scapegoat Job Application
Shannon J. Prince, Compassionate Palimpsests
Anna Ruiz, Small Wingless Creatures|
Lewayne L. White, Crowsong
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes R. R. Brooks, Rosie de la Mare, and Amanda K. Stein.|
Challenge 291 heads To Nearby Shores.|
Special Challenge: Charles Aznavour, Les Deux Pigeons — The Two Pigeons
|Contest 4||Rachel Parsons, Ape Men of Mars|
Charles A. Coignard writes about “The Cricket and the Ant”|
Bertil Falk writes about The Trappist Vindicated.
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
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.
Copyright © May 26, 2008 by Bewildering Stories