What’s in Issue 359
The top-level world conference is on track to build the orbit-changing thrusters on the Moon. Meanwhile, newly promoted Enseign Terry Garfield relies on parallel history to save the day politically and financially:|
Gabriel S. Timar, The Hades Connection
|Novella||Biker grandma Ida Mae Wheeler makes close contact with a really big ‘thang’ from the cornfield: Glenn Gray, A Day in the Cornfield, part 10.|
|Serial||New contributor Daniel Shebses introduces Mike Devlin, who is fascinated by a strange new application for his X-Phone: The Deathalator, part 1; part 2.|
What’s the old saying? ‘Too soon old, too late smart’? And too much ignored, to boot: Kevin Ahearn, The End of an Erica.|
New contributor Barbra Annino depicts some young men on the road, fleeing a tyrannical father with a mother’s blessing: The Mother Road, part 1; conclusion.
Old folks don’t understand youngsters’ ‘langwidge’? Up to a point... Michael D. Brooks, OMG.
Winning the war is easy; winning the peace, that’s the hard part: Catfish Russ, The Governor of Earth, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
New contributor Clarise Samuels introduces a space alien who takes a liking to Earth and a fondness for a lady named Maggie: The Duke of Wunderbar.
|New contributor Sean Monaghan shows that even semi-immortality has its price: Vampire Gustav at the End of the Universe.|
|Poetry||Marina J. Neary, On Bat’s Wings|
Crystalwizard, I Know You|
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Magic
|Interview||Bewildering Stories interviews Aidan Lucid|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Barbra Annino, Sean Monaghan, Clarise Samuels, and Daniel Shebses.|
Challenge 359 sings As Time Went By.|
Challenge 359 Response: “The Governor of Earth”
|Joanna M. Weston reviews Sean Horlor, Made Beautiful by Use.|
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 © November 2, 2009 by Bewildering Stories