The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 412
|Drama||The story of Kip, Wynfield and Diana ends in bittersweet tragedy, even for the visitor Victor Hugo: Marina J. Neary, Hugo in London, scene 15; scene 16, conclusion.|
|Novella||Years after the discovery of the derelict spaceship, the descendants of Nadezhda Sidorova find that she has been memorialized on an alien world: Kir Bulychev, Half a Life, chapter 6, conclusion.|
Sometimes it’s what you say that counts, more than the way you say it: A. Frank Bower, Rebooting.|
What to make of ancient writing taken out of context, especially when it’s cryptic aphorisms? Bertil Falk, Sotielkareh.
New contributor J. Scott Hardin depicts Ezra, who made a profound choice when young and now discovers how it affects the afterlife: The Needle, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Ryan McGrail introduces Nick and Eddy, who can hardly be called friends. But they have to work together when Ed’s magic spells take on a life of their own: The War of the Chalk Golems.
Remember the saying “It’s the thought that counts”? Maxie Mallone goes to a lot of trouble to bring a Christmas present to a lady she doesn’t know. The gift will lead nowhere except perhaps to a certain peace — and that is the thought that counts: Ron Van Sweringen, Finding the Way Home for Christmas.
What if you could do historical research through time travel? But there’s a catch: if you change history, you can’t come home. The ‘special ops’ agents in training have some hard choices to make: Don Webb, Taking Notice
|John Stocks, Mozart’s Requiem|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes J. Scott Hardin and Ryan McGrail.|
|Challenge||Challenge 412 enjoins: Notice This.|
|Discussion||Bewildering Stories discusses Time Travel.|
Richard Ong, Enchanted Scarlet|
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“Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé
Ars longa, vita brevis. Rough translation: “Proofreading never ends.”
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