The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 439
Perce’s funeral has the unexpected side effect of giving young Donas nightmares. Meanwhlie she’s suffering growing pains: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine
A Disparity of Language, chapter 13
|Novella||Ravi leads a merry chase across the world and into space: Mark Kertzman, The Mississippi Company, chapter 13; chapter 14; chapter 15; chapter 16.|
‘It seemed like a good reason at the time’ might be the sad refrain of a tiger king who has his priorities wrong — and doesn’t know who his real friends are: Hongping Liu, The King of the Forest
Part I: Ball, Bell and Bole
New contributor Garrett Calcaterra presents Jeremy, who considers the toy robot Robbie a menace. Where does his little brother Davey fit into all this? Take It Easy.|
What is the sinister figure that Simon Baker’s uncle saw? Through diligent research, Simon learns... that he doesn’t really want to know: Michael S. Collins, The Watcher.
What Billie Occasion sees through Edward the octopus’ eyes is unsettling enough; what Edward sees through her eyes is downright scary: Bertil Falk, A Touch of Something Else.
Kate has been jilted, but is Rudy the dolphin really to blame? Walter Giersbach, Fish Stories and the Mermaid.
|New contributor Mike Florian introduces young Adam, who loves to cover the walls of his room with pictures of animals. Just leave his room alone and you’ll be all right: Adam’s Family.|
|Poetry||Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Identity|
|Essay||When searching for a word, how does the mind think about it? Shayne Holzman, A Word Problem.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Garrett Calcaterra and Mike Florian.|
|Don Webb, When East Isn’t East|
|Challenge||Challenge 439 shakes The Mandrill’s Hand.|
Üzeyir Lokman Çaycı, Points South|
NASA: Picture of the Day
This Week’s Sky at a Glance
Randomly selected Bewildering motto:
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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 © July 18, 2011 by Bewildering Stories