What’s in Issue 313
Bill Bowler, Upwyr|
Yanosh Straker’s illusions and world have crumbled. He is saddled with a curse. He goes a-wandering, makes a friend, and meets some strange monks.
|Serial||New contributor Nora B. Peevy introduces Miriam Manchester, who discovers an antique that can give her a new lease on life — if she knows how to make the best of it: The Mermaid’s Shadow Lamp, part 1; part 2.|
New contributor Sue Parman plunges into the bowels of academic politics, out of which an allegenic cat may be trying to escape: Tom Cat and the Bone Lady, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
Worried about the economic meltdown? You know it’s Hell when even demons are getting laid off: Angie Smibert, Devils’ Work.
Worried about rogue black holes? There may be worse: do not irradiate carbon-60 with radon difluoride and send it to the edge of the universe: E. S. Strout, Buckyball.
New contributor Sonya Zalubowski shows how things that go squeak in the night can relate to even bigger annoyances: Sleep in the Bed You Make.
A young lady has some decisions to make about life and art. What price realism? Bob Brill, MaryAnn Learns Who She Is.|
In Quebec, Indians bring babies. In France, babies are found under cabbages. In northern Europe, they’re brought by storks. And that can raise ecological problems: Bertil Falk, Stork Story.
The poetry in this issue is selected in commemoration of the Armistice, 90 years old this week.|
Will Gray, Through the Mud
John Stocks, On Slapton Sands
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Sue Parman, Nora B. Peevy, and Sonya Zalubowski.|
|Letters||Deep Bora, Bewildering Connections|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
|Excerpt||Darby Mitchell Arse Poetica|
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 © November 10, 2008 by Bewildering Stories