The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 702
Jackson Bain has a plan to bring down a political opponent and rescue her drug slave, Carlo, into the bargain.|
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 19: Carlo Spills
A spy who makes herself a target is likely to be running too big a risk:
David Castlewitz, Red Eye, part 1; conclusion.|
Mr. Loggins and Bubbles the Clown go back a long way, perhaps longer than either suspects: Walter Kwiatkowski, The Jack-in-the-Box, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Rick Pearson ponders whether the first message to SETI might be Quiet Time Has Begun, part 1; conclusion.
|A stopped watch gives an old man time to reminisce: Ed Kyatt, A Dance by the Lake.|
|Drama||Loss, an ex-husband boss and a death cult are too much for one person to deal with alone: Charles C. Cole, Now Departing.|
|Poetry||Stephen Ellams, Love Letters Never Sent|
Edward Ahern, The Relationship|
Shola Balogun, Ifegali
James R. Rudolph, Winterkill
Anna Ruiz, Fierce Love
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Rick Pearson.|
Challenge 700 Response: Blood Group|
Challenge 701 Response looks at The Rue de la Paix.
Challenge 702 has a message to space aliens: Keep Off the Grass.
|Alison McBain reviews Sydney Somers, Call Me Cupid.|
Richard Ong, Earth’s Beating Heart|
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.