The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 418
Frank takes Jonas to a dark place and gives him a list of ten people to whom Jonas must deliver ten bags of... Jonas knows not what.|
Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Error, chapter 6
Captain Blunt pays Dingle to implant a self-destruct device. Then he sets out for a rendezvous with Thanatos. First stop: a moon of the planet Britney’s Butt.|
Danielle L. Parker, Death King, chapter 9; chapter 10
A dead bird and a dumpster lead to a profound discussion of winning and losing: Gary Inbinder, Mr. Nemo and the Dead Bird.|
Sometimes even a would-be queen can be jolted back into reality: Marina J. Neary, Let Them Eat Cat Food, parts 1-2; parts 3-4; part 5, conclusion.
New contributor Tamara Podella introduces Mathew and Ramona, who are fans of the same comic-book hero. But that hero has nothing on the nightmare that Mathew lives in at home: Nightmare Jack, part 1; part 2, conclusion.
|Is there intelligent life in the universe? Count out any that screams mad imprecations: Salvatore Buttaci, Quite a Catch|
|Poetry||New contributor Gary Hewitt, House of Six|
|Oonah V. Joslin, Change Has Tenses All Its Own|
|Essay||People normally move mostly in two dimensions; that’s why flying can be such a thrill: Richard Ong, Dangerous Ballet.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Gary Hewitt and Tamara Podella.|
Oonah V. Joslin and Don Webb discuss Punctuation, Reading, and Language.|
Bewildering Stories discusses a case of Unorthodox Punctuation.
Challenge 417 Response: Cheryl Ruggiero, Names in “Left Behind”|
Challenge 418 figures we’re Doomed to Repeat It.
|Letters||Henry F. Tonn, About Richard Daughtry|
|Danielle L. Parker reviews Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
This Week’s Sky at a Glance
Bewildering Stories News
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 © February 7, 2011 by Bewildering Stories