Up the Down Tubes
In Nathan Kamal’s “Mark the Ocelot’s Summer at Camp,” considering the story as a modern fable, what is the moral?
In James Taylor’s “The Catfish King,” does the music cause the audience to devolve into antediluvian prototypes or does it expose them as bottom-feeders? Is the effect comic or tragic?
In Ásgrímur Hartmannsson’s “Boy Meets Necromancer”:
- The members of the Lookout Beaver Club recite an anti-creed stating what they don’t believe in. But they must believe in something, even if they say they don’t. Does their creed distinguish them in any way from anarchists?
- Whom is the Beaver Club’s robot actually programmed to kill?
In Matthew Harrison’s “Zeno’s Corporation”:
- Zeno’s famous paradox of Achilles and the Tortoise discounts which element of the space-time continuum?
- Do work projects in Zeno’s Corporation conform to the uncertainty principle concerning position and velocity?
What is a Bewildering Stories Challenge?