The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 534
|Novel||Erik stalls the enemy fleet by means of virtual sabotage: James Bright, Pyrrhic Victory, part 4.|
New contributor Sophia Boettcher demonstrates the consequences of relying on media that may be social but is not very bright: Killer App.|
The task of the shadow walkers is ‘to soften the pitiless clarity of the day with the soothing mystery of the night’: Elana Gomel, The Emissary of Shadows, part 1; conclusion.
In a post-apocalyptic dark age, an isolated colony tries to keep alive the remnants of civilization and technology. The task is daunting and calls for compromises: Bill Kowaleski, Critical Mass. part 1; part 2; conclusion.
|New contributor C. E. Gee depicts a Mars that Ray Bradbury never quite imagined: Souled Out.|
|Poetry||New contributor Piyush Pandey, Why Farewell Comes First|
New contributor Darrell Carter, The Name That Lives|
Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Easter Eve
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Sophia Boettcher, C. E. Gee and Piyush Pandey.|
|Challenge||Challenge 534 A Canticle for Argos|
|Tendai R. Mwanaka, Zimbabwe: the Blame Game, 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.
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