The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 556
|News||Your Managing Editor will be traveling from Saturday 18 to Friday 24 January. I expect to be able to put issues 557 and 558 on line in time, but e-mail contact will be sporadic at best for a while. Please be patient.|
Brooks may not be able to sing or play the piano well, but give him a tuxedo and cane and he can really put on a show.|
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
|Serial||Despite the gunfire and car chases, Biotec manages to continue its mysterious operations: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Working People, part 3; conclusion.|
Is there nothing so bad it can’t get better... or worse? Jason provides comfort enough to his ailing former schoolmate, Phoebe: David Brookes, Jason’s Solution, part 1; part 2, conclusion.|
New contributor Abbigail N. Rosewood introduces Cory and Elaine, who apply Alexandro’s remedy for The Letum Drive, part 1; conclusion.
Good luck is bad luck, and bad luck is good.|
Place no bets where Tom has stood.
Jo Wharton Heath, As Luck Would Have It
|Poetry||Robert J. Meindl, Sea Geese|
Michael Amitin, Marooned Bells|
Channie Greenberg, About Those Codfish
|Essay||Is mankind superior to lower forms of life? Take your time; don’t answer hastily: Kumaar Pradhan, Black Pal.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Abbigail N. Rosewood.|
Challenge 555 Response dishes up Cold Comfort.|
Challenge 556 asks How to Here from There?
|Danielle L. Parker reviews Lydia Crichton, Grains of Truth.|
|Clarise Samuels, Holocaust Visions: The Poetry of Paul Celan|
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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