What’s in Issue 352
|Novel||George introduces veteran newspaperman Michael Horn to Esther. Now George has to prove he’s really an out-of-body reincarnation of himself as a visitor from outer space: Gabriel S. Timar, The Hades Connection, Chapter 16.|
In this episode, Fred Looseman remains in the background, witnessing Germany’s 16th-century peasant wars replayed on a cosmic scale. Their import will hardly be lost on him: Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman : Figs and Riesling
The latter-day ‘bohemian’ poet Wally Wobble is no Cold Warrior and has a career that is practically the inverse of Professor Mrak’s. Wally may have also bitten off more than he can chew with Cynthia: Bill Bowler, The Bohemian
|Serial||Charlotte and the spaceship’s artificial intelligence finally come to terms in a tragi-comedy: David Brookes, Touching the Foam, part 3; part 4; conclusion.|
Janet is something of a recluse, and her life is a humdrum affair. But she gives a new meaning to the notion of tending one’s own garden: Bertil Falk, A Visit to World’s End.
New contributor Rick Hipps shows that an oppressed office drudge may find a valuable ally in Grom, a helpful, peanut-butter loving troll: A Company Decision.
New contributor Catharine Parks introduces Katrina, who has had a mysterious and frightening dream. It might have spared her a night in jail if she’d only been paying attention: Cliffhanger.New contributor Robert Vella proves that even the seemingly most inconsequential order can be a matter of life or death: The Distinguished Mr. Fife.
Next time you take a cruise, make sure you know in advance where the boat is going: Martin Green, A Distant Land.|
Is Barnaby real or what? Channie Greenberg, Little Life Alterations.
|Marta T. Coppola, Even Roses|
|Interview||Bewildering Stories interviews Carmen Ruggero|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Rick Hipps and Robert Vella.|
|Bertrand Cayzac, Notes on “The Road to Mulhouse”|
|Challenge||Challenge 352: Bringing Up Daisies|
|Danielle L. Parker reviews Michael Harvey, The Fifth Floor|
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.
Copyright © September 7, 2009 by Bewildering Stories