The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 548
Earl plays his piano and joins Stella and Henry in conversation. He warns them about Elroy and Brooks:|
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 8: On the Same Night Train
The artificial intelligence of the Demeter tells Driscoll some hard facts about survival on the desert planet:|
Mark Bonica, Spiraling In
New contributor Shaun Hayes takes us into the mind of an old lady who carries a big grudge — against everybody: Mrs. Carmichael’s Best, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
Royal Astronomer Tche faces a choice between superstition, politics and science. Is it a real choice? Harry Lang, The Ministry of Heavenly Understanding, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Sherri Cook Woosley brings a widow and the Other Woman together over a bowl of soup after a husband’s funeral: Two Sides of a Triangle, part 1; conclusion.
|Why might a monitor lizard become a little grouchier than usual when she espies someone wearing reddish-brown boots? Channie Greenberg, Becoming a Grifter.|
|Poetry||John Grey, To Space and Back|
Jason C. Ford, Thoughts Following a Storm|
Oonah V. Joslin, Music to My Ears
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Shaun Hayes and Sherri Cook Woosley.|
|Don Webb discusses Shorthand: Classic and Predictable.|
Challenge 548 has a request: Play It Again, Earl.|
Challenge 548 Response discusses What’s Behind the “Grifter”.
|Danielle L. Parker reviews Seanan McGuire, Ashes of Honor.|
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 © November 4, 2013 by Bewildering Stories