The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 406
Barclay, eager to get rid of Victor Hugo, tricks Wynfield and Hugo into a fake boxing match.|
Marina J. Neary, Hugo in London, scene 3; scene 4
|Novella||Kir Bulychev introduces a war veteran, Timofei; a nurse, Nadezhda; and her daughter, Olga. Despite a blighted history they have a lot to hope for. But events may conspire to bring them only Half a Life, chapter 1.|
New contributor Kirsten Campbell looks kindly upon rambunctious little David. There’s no need to keep the space aliens’ omnidimensional spaceship a secret from him: Dark Matters, part 1; conclusion.|
What if a would-be astronaut does the right thing for the wrong reasons? Will his good deed go unpunished? Terry J. Larson, A Hero’s Reward, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Dawn Marshallsay shows a world in far worse shape than a man in a wheelchair: Zero Interest.
New contributor Filip Šimunović brings interesting characters on stage, but what hope do they have with an audience like Erika? Erika’s Story, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
|What secret does a wife find in the attic while her husband snores gently? Gloria F. Watts, The Attic.|
New contributor Matt Jones, The Futility of Blithe Happiness|
Anna Ruiz, Do Not Astound Me With My Own Perfection
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Kir Bulychev, Kirsten Campbell, Matt Jones, Dawn Marshallsay, and Filip Šimunović.|
|Challenge||Challenge 406 interrupts: We Interrupt This Transcription...|
Cleveland W. Gibson, “Satanic Degrees”|
Viacheslav Yatsko, Thematic Indexes?
Richard Ong, Parisienne|
NASA: Picture of the Day
This Week’s Sky at a Glance
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.
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