The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 385
Detective O’Leary appears to have found the Net server saboteur and is taken off the case by Chief Duyck. O’Leary will have to investigate the Bio-Server Project on his own. His initial findings are rather scary:|
Karlos Allen, Rusted Chrome
Floater skulks after Shirley and, with the unexpected aid of a cat, finds out where she’s really going after work. Honey, Nick, Flea and the others meet at a party to end all parties. After high school maybe they’ll find happiness in their own ways:|
Bill Bowler, High School Honey
Captain Blunt has to deal with strange-sounding, strange-looking and very deadly indigenous life forms on the frontier planet Thimble. In the process he discovers what may have caused the appearance of the crab monsters:|
Danielle L. Parker, Reaper, part 7; part 8; part 9; part 10; conclusion.
New contributor Raquel D. Bailey introduces Ashley and her younger brother Ben. The two children have irreconcilable differences: After the Rain, Before the Storm.|
New contributor Abha Iyengar introduces Baabul, whose father’s absence has brought about a spiritual drought. But Baabul’s mother has discovered a way to bring the rain: Drought Country.
Beware the Fury’s pastries and pickles: Marina J. Neary, Where Else Can You Find Pies Like That? part 1; conclusion.
Learning a second language is a great way to make new friends. Or enemies. It all depends on what you have to say: Julie Wornan, The Dead Are Easy to Keep, part 1; conclusion.
A friendly word of caution can be a word to the wise: Arthur Mackeown, The Shop Window.|
The new editor of a magazine greets the readers. It’s in an alternate universe — so far. But stay off the slippery slope; you do not want to go there: Thomas R., Triumphant Futures.
|Poetry||Liana Alaverdova, Before Work|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Raquel D. Bailey and Abha Iyengar.|
Challenge 384 Response: Karlos Allen, Transtemporal Transactions
Challenge 385 takes a cue from a garden hose: Hosers.
|Aidan Lucid, The Zargothian Tales (excerpt)|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day
Our Earth as Art
Bewildering Stories News
Novel: Rusted Chrome concludes in issue 388. It is complete on line as of this issue. Follow the “Proceed” links or the links in the Table of Contents.
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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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