The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 511
Jane seems to be upset when others make sudden moves or unpleasant noises, but she definitely likes Dexter’s voice and his scent, as well. She takes matters into her own hands and raises a question: just who is the prisoner here, anyway?|
Martin Kerharo, The Dohani War
|Novella||Miss Otilla Harrison intervenes purportedly on young Billy Joe’s behalf and asserts guardianship. Things do not go well: Ron Van Sweringen, The Boy Next Door, chapter 7; chapter 8|
New contributor Christopher James creates a scenario that proves how Medieval Pigs Might Fly.|
Humans can go to Mars only in an apocalypse of lost love: Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Lucy of the Valley.
New contributor S. L. Scott introduces Michael, a teenager who is fond of zombie stories. How he wishes that they — and not reality — were true: Zombies Are Easier.
What is Dr. Wrong buying with so much mass-produced “art”? P. F. White, The Raven Song of Dr. Wrong, part 1; conclusion.
|Be careful what you dream about, you might just get it: Walt Trizna, The Dream Catcher.|
David Barber, Pioneer 10 at the Heliopause|
Oonah V. Joslin, To Prometheus Bound
B. Z. Niditch, Proust at Balbec
|Essay||Fishermen’s life can be hard, but they can be proud of their work: Mike Florian, Behind the Masaredos.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Christopher James and S. L. Scott.|
|Bewildering Stories discusses The Logic of “The Unbefriended Dead”|
|Challenge||Challenge 511 finds None So Truly Bewildering.|
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 © January 28, 2013 by Bewildering Stories