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Bewildering Stories welcomes...

James A. Ford

James lives with his family in Ottawa. He has risen in rank through various professions, from short-order cook to lawyer. Writing is what he prefers. He’s written a novel and published many short science-fiction and horror stories.

“Stack Goes Walking” has to be one of the more descriptive — and better — titles in Bewildering Stories’ massive database. It’s no Sunday-afternoon stroll, nor even an Australian walkabout; it’s a forced march at the hands — tentacles? — of a hungry alien captor.

The story is disconcerting in the way it deals matter-of-factly with cannibalism. Isn’t this supposed to be a science fiction story in horror mode? But as we like to say, “There is no story so truly bewildering as reality.” As the sole survivor of a spaceship crash on a desert planet, Stack is ethically in a “lifeboat scenario,” where normal rules don’t apply. Everything follows logically, and the primordial law of nature does apply: eat and be eaten.

James A. Ford’s bio sketch can be found here.

Welcome to Bewildering Stories, James. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!

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