The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 536
|Novel||Richard prepares to tell Erik what happened to Erik’s brother: James Bright, Pyrrhic Victory, part 7.|
Being lost in the woods at night can be a little scary, but it may offer a chance to acquire a new mode of perception: Jewel B. Davis, The Bullfrog’s Vision.|
New contributor Kelly H. Shackelford takes a family out to look for the Big Pumpkin at Halloween. They find more than they bargained for: The Demon, the Witch and the Pumpkin.
New contributor Ross Smeltzer introduces two painters who argue about the mystical experience of painting nature: The Landscape, part 1; conclusion.
An entrepreneur hatches a bizarre scheme to flee his creditors, but he trusts too much someone who does not trust him at all: Owen Traylor, Lie Pill, Death Pill.
Aliens are supposedly not very bright, but one, at least, knows how to cheat at a friendly game of chess: Colin W. Campbell, Playing Chess with an Alien,|
Tyra and Buck have a hot time in a small-town bar in the early 1950’s: Ron Van Sweringen, Saturday Night at Willie’s Bar and Grill.
|Poetry||Oonah V. Joslin, Altercation at Supper|
|New contributor Eric Otto, The Next Fifties|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Eric Otto, Kelly H. Shackelford, and Ross Smeltzer.|
|Challenge||Challenge 536 joins a Zombie Jamboree.|
|Editorial||Don Webb zooms down multiple Speedways to Literary Oblivion.|
|Richard Ong, A.R.C. Angel Kalina : film|
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 © August 5, 2013 by Bewildering Stories