The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 396
Twelve-year old Peter Kerr recalls an astounding reunion with his sister Jane that took place on his fourth birthday. With Jane’s constant guidance, Peter begins work on their joint diary. As he continues the diary, it reflects his improving insights into his still-small world.|
Michael E. Lloyd, Donna’s Men
DJ is averse to orange marmalade but agrees to allow it to cue his appearance just this once. Martha doesn’t like it either and feels her husband Danny is neglecting her. What wish is a genie to grant?|
Oonah V. Joslin, A Genie in a Jam
Chapter 8: Bitter Dispute
‘There’s a story here that needs to be told. Your unfortunate encounter with a faulty transporter is a small piece of it. I aim to put all the pieces together and show that picture to the world.’
Bob Brill, Rod, Rex and Rhoda
Is a party in San Francisco in the 1970’s a swinging good time, or is it really an express bus to nowhere? Jack Alcott, The Oceanic Express, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
What would happen if everyone knew everything? How much of it would they understand? David Brookes, Shaking the Tree, part 1; part 2; part 3, conclusion.
A quiet, peaceable surburban life is suddenly interrupted by the kind of events taking place in other parts of the world: Michael D. Brooks, The Final Supper.|
New contributor Joseph Williams depicts a struggle for survival: The Old Man and the Cave.
|Drama||Harold and Rose live a moment in a medical tragedy: Mel Waldman, The First Death.|
John Grey, Woman in Chair|
Anna Ruiz, The Egg Looked Lonely This Morning
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Joseph Williams.|
Challenge 395 Responses:
Challenge 396: dredges up things Out of the Deeps.
|Steve Douglas reviews C. J. Carter-Stephenson, The Crystal Ship.|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day
Our Earth as Art
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 © August 16, 2010 by Bewildering Stories