The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 512
No wonder Jane is so attached to Lieutenant Zimski: he’s the only one who understands her. For example, do not laugh in Jane’s presence; laughter is not what she hears, and the results can be fatal:|
Martin Kerharo, The Dohani War
|Novella||Otilla Harrison comes to visit Erthelene about little Billy Joe. She gets a cold reception. Ron Van Sweringen, The Boy Next Door, chapter 9; chapter 10|
New contributor M. P. Arizona introduces a girl who dreams of a young friend named Wart. Many years later she finds out who he really is: A Creek in Michigan.|
New contributor Rory Margraf takes visitors on a guided tour of various subjects’ subconscious minds. The visions are terrifying, except for one, which is the most mysterious of all: Private Existence.
New contributor Tatyana Yankovskaya tells of Ksenia who spends many an anxious night wondering where her husband Sasha is. She would have really been in a state If She Hadn’t Learned to Knit, part 1; conclusion.
The people on either side of a store counter may be polite and yet worlds apart: Charles C. Cole, Behind the Clerk’s Smile.|
New contributor Mark Rosenblum shows what happens in a world where people may suddenly and inexplicably change color: Hue People.
New contributor Eric Caulfield, On the Avenue Elan|
John Grey, Virgin
Doug Draime, Riding the Freeways in Oregon|
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Perfect Crimes
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes M. P. Arizona, Eric Caulfield, Rory Margraf, Mark Rosenblum, and Tatyana Yankovskaya.|
|Challenge||Challenge 512 plows ahead À hue et à dia.|
|David Redd and Bewildering Stories long for The Spark of Why.|
|Letters||Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Pioneer 10|
|B. C. Bamber, Super Red, excerpt|
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 © February 4, 2013 by Bewildering Stories