The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 472
A prison governor and a police inspector seem particularly interested in the recent behaviour of two of the inmates. Six years earlier, the mysterious Xérus exploits his knowledge of the 1950s Marseilles underworld to recruit a leader for an intrepid bank robbery.|
Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie
Ellie King, a professor of Russian, has just received an invitation to attend the 100th birthday party of an old friend in Moscow. Ellie is nostalgic, but she also has very mixed emotions.|
Maria Kontak, A Very Convenient Affair, part 1, section 1; section 2
New contributor Javy R. Gwaltney depicts the fate of an Iraq War veteran who is forced to watch television and play video games for highly classified purposes: White Room Trials.|
Sometimes stories revolve around characters who put in very brief — but productive — appearances: Ron Van Sweringen, The Ouija Board.
Emmett feels cursed by his grandfather’s guilt for an old crime: John W. Steele, The Red Man.
|Life is not what one wants or expects, it is opportunity. Seize the day: Julie E. Painter, Ways Open, Ways Closed.|
Mike Florian, Triangle Isle|
Channie Greenberg, The Costs of Ransoming an Ugly Princess
Alessandro Cusimano, The Brigade — La Brigata|
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, The Bat’s Shopping List
|Essay||The Scottish language is alive and well in its poetry: James Graham, Anent the Scots Leid....|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Javy R. Gwaltney|
|Bertil Falk, Ransacking Language|
Challenge 472 says Check the Numbers.|
Challenge 472 Response cites Chapter and Verse.
|Letters||Sari Friedman, The Joy of Reading in the First Quarterly Review|
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 © April 2, 2012 by Bewildering Stories