What’s in Issue 325
Richard K. Lyon, The Long Dark Road to Wizardry|
Druin can qualify as a master magician with others’ illusions: he can penetrate their weakness or turn them to his own advantage.
Bill Bowler, Upwyr|
The Count travels far to see his son again and lurks ashore under the cover of night. But he also has another, apparently ambiguous motive, as well.
|Serial||The founder of a writers’ group experiences literary criticism in the form of a very baroque practical joke: E. V. Neagu, The Circumstances Concerning Hilbert, conclusion.|
New contributor Maia Akiva finds where to start in the art of Love.|
The old saying ‘Love me, love my dog’ can cause complications when lovers have to deal with a crosstime paradox: Elliot R. Dorfman, Crossover.
A girl of the streets summons both logic and faith to face down a proselytizer: Dudgeon, Tripping on the Street, part 1; conclusion.
Washrooms are too spooky a place for even science fiction writers to make casual jokes about them: Bertil Falk, More Than an Urban Legend, part 1; conclusion.
How to guard against the end of the world? The computer user’s watchword: backup! Dwight O. Krauss, The Last Man in the World Explains All.
New contributor Jonathan Pinnock introduces a traveler stranded in the desert and caught in his own illusions: Desert Culture.|
New contributor Henry F. Tonn shows how a couple might benefit from listening to each other: Always and Forever.
New contributor Julie Wornan takes us into a consumer dystopia that doesn’t really exist — yet: The Rebel.
|Poetry||John Stocks, George|
|Mel Waldman, Iguana Time|
|Memoir||Carmen Ruggero, Rusty Nails|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Maia Akiva, Jonathan Pinnock, Henry F. Tonn, and Julie Wornan.|
|Challenge||Challenge 325 examines The Rite of Passage.|
|Stefan Brenner reviews Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Two|
|Gary Inbinder reviews Gonzalo Suárez, Rowing with the Wind|
|Editorial||Graham Storrs, Is Science Fiction the New Pariah?|
Deep Bora, Rohtang Pass, 6|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day
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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.”
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