The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 699
The wealthies have armies drawn from the enclaves. But some soldiers are reluctant to fire on their own people.|
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 15: Military Subversion
New contributor LB Benton depicts the effects of an invasion on a peaceful people: The Bell Singers, part 1; conclusion.|
Things have come to a sorry state when vigilante justice is all there is: Gary Clifton, Time In.
New contributor Tyra Tanner shows a warrior and her pupil facing a dilemma of death and honor: Blades of Light and Honor, part 1; conclusion.
Edward Ahern, The Explanation|
Shola Balogun, Go to the Spider
Stephen Ellams, Dear Heather
Anna Ruiz, Alien Skin
A familiar place may evoke pleasant dreams of times gone by:
Charles B. Pettis, West Point Magic.|
Chess, how many ways can we play thee? What’s the largest number we can think of? Andrew Sacks, Chess Inexhaustible.
|Editorial||Bewildering Stories considers the ways and means of Popularity.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes LB Benton and Tyra Tanner.|
|Challenge||Challenge 699 sings Cadence Count.|
|Alison McBain reviews Sherman Smith, Silencing the Blues Man|
Richard Ong, Invasion Ship|
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.