The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 415
The police arrest Jonas on suspicion of suspicious behavior. But they discover that Jonas is officially non-existent. Making the charge stick seems to be more trouble than it’s worth. Jonas has a friend who may be able to help him get a job working for cash.|
Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Error, chapter 3
Capt. Jim Blunt is given his official orders. Now he has to let the minions of the Death King find him. They do, in a casino. Once again, Blunt has to plan and act quickly to gain the upper hand.|
Danielle L. Parker, Death King, chapter 4; chapter 5
New contributor Kevin Bennett introduces the mysterious Guru and his retinue. The Guru makes his cameraman, Keith, an offer Keith can’t accept: The Keith Papers, part 1; conclusion.|
What if the skin cells people shed gathered together to form clones? James A. Ford, Changelings.
New contributor Bruce Memblatt introduces Madeline, a hairdresser who accidentally disfisgures a beauty queen: A Cut Above the Rest.
How do the gods feel when Aldous makes a Faustian bargain? Slawomir Rapala, The Loneliest of Gods, part 1; conlusion.
|New contributor Amy Locke depicts a dream sequence in which visitors experience curiosity and frustration in a natural history museum: Unlost.|
|New contributor Sari Krosinsky records a message of farewell to the elder gods: Leaving Mithra.|
|J. B. Hogan, Last Contact|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Kevin Bennett, Sari Krosinsky, Amy Locke, and Bruce Memblatt.|
|Challenge||Challenge 415: Put Those Scissors Down, Babe|
|Letters||Arnold Hollander, Breveries?|
|David Redd reviews Eric C. Williams, For Mona|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
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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