What’s in Issue 337
|Novella||Brian learns that he has ‘allies’ perched on his shoulders. On his right, the benevolent ones nag him; on his left, the malevolent ones — Nestor and Moe — beguile him: John W. Steele, Beyond the Island, chapter 9.|
|Serial||The professor concludes his report with an appraisal of what it takes to achieve a certain amount of passing fame: Sarah Trachtenberg, Manufacturing Celebrity, conclusion.|
New contributor Joseph Grant sends Charles Fetter on a dive to a sunken town to salvage both a fortune and his peace of mind: The Secret in the Lake, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
New contributor Michael Panush shows what the standard barbarian-fantasy ‘sagas’ carefully refrain from mentioning: Culpug the Cavelord and the Ice Reavers, part 2; conclusion.
Does your husband protest that he’s inept at yard work? Don’t nag him to do it; he might try: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, I Lawn for Better Days.
New contributor Hector Duarte, Jr. depicts a moment in a bar scene where hopes are dashed: Incommunicado.|
New contributor Andrea Ruggirello tells a cautionary tale to young ladies who would judge suitors by a single sense: Hindsight.
Take a time-honored figure of speech, shake literally, and pour. The result comes out upside down: Julie Wornan, The Lord Is My Shepherd.
Ashutosh Ghildiyal, A Garland of Verse|
John Stocks, Wentworth Place
Gabriel Timar, The World is a Jungle
Book Two: The Violent Jungle
As late as 1945, the myth of the Romantic warrior still prevailed:
The Face of Defeat
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Hector Duarte, Jr. and Michael Panush.|
|Challenge||Challenge 337 swoops to The Depths of Victory, the Heights of Defeat.|
|Bertil Falk reviews Michael E. Lloyd’s Observation trilogy|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory 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.
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