What’s in Issue 324
Richard K. Lyon, The Long Dark Road to Wizardry|
Druin seeks his grandfather’s home, Floating Mountain, and approaches the Valley of the Bones in the company of a band of barbarians. A sinister Dark Lady leaves the barbarians dried-out husks, but Druin does not quite escape: he will have to deal with her once the reaches the inn at World’s End.
Tala Bar, Lunari|
The Controller at last permits the Lunarians to ask questions; and contact with the original settlers opens new possibilities for all.
|Serial||The writers’ group is becoming restive, and the hero is coming under increasing pressure to read the story of Hilbert: E. V. Neagu, The Circumstances Concerning Hilbert, part 2.|
Who ever thought that space flight could be such fun? Michael D. Brooks, Wind Rider.|
A wounded veteran of WW2 encounters one from the 17th century: L. Roger Quilter, The Tidy Ghost of Rook Manor
Who knows what art may symbolize? Sometimes even the artist is at a loss for words: Robert N. Stephenson, Yellow Dresses.
New contributor Graham Storrs depicts an alien invasion against which both religion and science seem powerless: Skyball, part 1; conclusion.
Tell us, Snippet, from the perspective of eternity, what is this all about? Oonah V. Joslin, The Writing Room.|
New contributor Kim Rush shows that mere mortals can’t solve divine problems: The Impossible Case.
|Poetry||Laura Weldon, Hurrying Sustenance|
New contributor Ashutosh Ghildiyal, Bemused|
Anna Ruiz, Just Before It Rains
|Essay||New contributor Nükhet Barlas discusses Apocalypse and Butterfly Flap.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Nükhet Barlas, Ashutosh Ghildiyal, Kim Rush, and Graham Storrs.|
Challenge 324: goes On a Prayer and a Wing.|
Challenge 324 Response: Graham Storrs and Don Webb discuss Invasion from Outer Space.
|Interview||Ron Bales interviews Tantra Bensko on Lucid Fiction.|
Nükhet Barlas, Blue Hole|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day
Randomly selected Bewildering motto:
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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.”
Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
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