The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 449
Donas undertakes an escape by night with Mak and Rani. A mysterious, fleeting memory of a story of dwarves comes back to haunt her: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine
A Disparity of Language, chapter 23
|Novella||Security analyst Jake Gilbert detects strange radio signals. Meanwhile, Fred Hart’s morning ablutions are interrupted when he finds himself mysteriously transported to another planet: Richard M. Smith, A Bridge to Earth, chapter 2.|
Thomas recalls the kindness of Mrs. Quadrini and his debt to her and her grandsons. One of them, Joe, has run afoul of an old rival, Jeong Bae, who has become an interplanetary oligarch: Dan Reed, Boys from the Neighborhood, part 3; part 4.|
Alcyb learns that Veela is controlled by narwhals, and he strives to rescue her: Christine E. Schulze, One Thousand and One Maidens, part 3; part 4.
Two boys find a common interest in comic books and support for each other without the means of speech: Chris Castle, Speech Bub, part 1; conclusion.|
New contributor Margaret Karmazin shows how the immediacy of modern communications could cause the inadvertent extinction of humanity: Coitus Interruptus.
New contributor Allen Kopp portrays an independent-minded boy who, abandoned, seeks comfort with a human face: Phiz, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Bill McCormick introduces, Spark, a musician who learns of a terrorist plot to bring a computerized world to an apocalyptic end: And the Beat Goes Phut.
|New contributor Gerald Heys shows how an orangutan can make a monkey out of a zookeeper: Man of the Woods.|
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Mercy|
Mike McGonegal, A Pan of Lack
|New contributor Boghos L. Artinian, Demeanor Retracted|
|Drama||New contributor Gordon Purkis stages a series of conversations leading from poetry to the end of the world: Judas Street: an Emotional History.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Gerald Heys, Margaret Karmazin, Bill McCormick, and Gordon Purkis.|
|Challenge||Challenge 449 Text Me|
|Letters||Thomas F. Wylie, On “Childhood Cracked”|
Richard Ong, Fall Colour|
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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