What’s in Issue 356
|Novel||George Pike convinces world leaders to cooperate in correcting Earth’s orbit, but now he must anticipate countermeasures from his adversaries:|
Gabriel S. Timar, The Hades Connection, Chapter 20
Fred Looseman has been transformed into the financial superhero, Floozman. In the celebration, a little girl asks him for her mommy, and he realizes that there are some things that even a superhero can’t do:|
Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman : First Episode with Figs and Riesling
|Serial||Karl and Stew stand offstage as biker grandma Ida Mae Wheeler confronts one of the “thangs” from the cornfield: Glenn Gray, A Day in the Cornfield, part 8.|
How can human beings make peaceful contact with space aliens when they can’t achieve it with themselves? Dwight O. Krauss, Last Contact.|
New contributor Stephen J. McKenzie retells an old Scottish folk tale: The Green Woman of Kittlerumpit, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
A peaceful portrait reflects anguish in a tormented time: Diana Pollin, The Lady of the Lambs.
Watch your back — or let it do the watching for you: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, The Backwards Detective.
If you could talk to someone in the past, what would you say? And could you be sure you’d be understood? E. S. Strout, Epiphany.
A multimedia story in blank verse: V. Ulea, Bluebeard.
|Duck! Low-flying puns! Julie Eberhart Painter, High Livers.|
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Patriot|
Michael Murry, Thanks for Nothing
|Marta T. Coppola, G Minor 7|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Stephen J. McKenzie.|
|Challenge||Challenge 356: Down in Back|
The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency|
Roberto Sanhueza announces A Prize.
Bertil Falk reviews Paul Heyer, The Medium and the Magician: Orson Welles, the Radio Years 1934-1952|
Gabriel Timar, Novgorod Diary (excerpt)
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 © October 12, 2009 by Bewildering Stories