The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 417
Mac takes Jonas to meet Frank, who may be able to get Jonas a job. After the comforts of home, the car radio and his automobile, Jonas finds Kabbalistic cryptograms and the prospect of violent employment unsettling.|
Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Error, chapter 5
Capt. Jim Blunt gets his marching orders from his handler Verity. Blunt goes to meet Yizm the Witch Doctor and buy information about the Charnel Spectre.|
Danielle L. Parker, Death King, chapter 7; chapter 8
A mother distraught at her son’s death in an accident finds comfort with a young man similarly bereaved: Chris Castle, Left Behind.|
New contributor Vivian Rinaldo introduces Carli, Leddie and Frank, a trio of unlikely friends: Name That Tune.
Thomas Lee Joseph Smith takes a sarcastic view of the failed plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler: Valkyrie of the Apes.
New contributor Larry Strattner sends Steven Newmann on a bus ride that takes him to a strange destination and an ominous fate: The Bus to 9th and Waldo.
|Antonio is a sign painter by trade, an artist by avocation. But he has a true artist’s sublime wish for perfection: Ron Van Sweringen, The Last Madonna.|
Channie Greenberg, Bucking at Social Mores|
Arnold Hollander, Dollar-Bill Phil
|Anna Ruiz, Angry Hippos|
|Memoir||Once you go there, even as a tourist, you can’t come back: Henry F. Tonn, An Afternoon at Buchenwald.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Vivian Rinaldo.|
Challenge 416 Responses:|
Oonah V. Joslin, on “Clear Sailing”
Bewildering Stories discusses Punctuation and E. E. Cummings
Challenge 417: Name That Box
|Kenneth Weene, Memoirs From the Asylum, excerpt|
Richard Ong, Medusa’s Tears|
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.
Copyright © January 31, 2011 by Bewildering Stories