The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 444
Workers sing happily in the cotton fields. Tolk’s “story” gives Donas official status in the community. Donas, in a yellow dress, eyes Nakoma’s crimson décolleté with some suspicion. Is trouble brewing or is a baby on the way? Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine
A Disparity of Language, chapter 18
|Novella||Frederick the Writer and Marcus the Statesman fiercely debate the significance of John the Leader, who looks on bemusedly: Maxwell Jameson, The Man With a City in His Head, part 4; part 5.|
|Serial||Sometimes grave robbers learn the hard way that tromping through spooky, dark, haunted crypts is more trouble than it’s worth: Matthew T. Acheson, Whispers From the North, part 3; part 4; conclusion.|
Rinnie meets and marries Bailey Griff. She goes to great pains — mostly his — to convince him of her love: Marina J. Neary, Castration Doesn’t Hurt, part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4; part 5; part 6; part 7; part 8; conclusion.|
How can CSA trooper John possibly survive the clever and assiduous attentions of his pet slave? The question must bedevil poor Josh Henry no end: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, The Ballad of Josh Henry.
Will Andrew kick his drug addiction in order to inherit a tidy sum? Can he? Ron Van Sweringen, The Blue-Willow Teapot.
New contributor Sandra Crook shows what can happen when someone learns how to access the Internet but is clueless about its culture: Cyber Power.|
Ready to go through airport security? There’s nothing like an impromptu rehearsal to make sure: Julie E. Painter, Open Containers.
|Poetry||David Barber, The Amherst Girl|
|Essay||The next time you go to a potluck or a cocktail party, go dressed as a primatologist: Laura G. Weldon, Shunned by Polite Society.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Sandra Crook.|
Challenge 442 Response: “Paradise Mislaid”|
Challenge 444: I’m a Little Teased Pot
|Danielle L. Parker reviews Gary Inbinder, The Flower to the Painter|
|Ron Van Sweringen, Ron’s Exposition|
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.
Copyright © August 22, 2011 by Bewildering Stories