In Ronald Linson’s Diurnally Challenged:
- Is Greg Smithers’ joke “At least we know you’re not a vampire” justified by the evidence?
- Why is Smithers’ joke inappropriate? Is the reaction to it appropriate?
- Is Lilya Ratevossian literally or figuratively a vampire?
In Craig Donegan’s The Management Class:
- What is the purpose of the “utopia” in which Louis and his family live? In what way is its self-proclaimed purpose hubristic and a tragic flaw?
- What roles does the android Lucille play in the household of Louis and his family?
- In what ways are Meg’s words ironic: “Enough sentimental stuff. Let us eat cake”?
- What happens to Meg when Louis is sent to the “retirement” compound?
In Jeremy E. Brown’s The Last Librarian:
- What barbarian tribes threaten Tancred’s village? What are their ideologies or organizing principles? Are they recognizable in today’s world?
- Wby might a religious cult be chosen as the village’s primary adversary?
- Where might Tancred be headed when Ashland stops him as he is leaving the village?
- Why do the villagers burn the invaders in the former library rather than resist in some other fashion?
- What do Tancred and the villagers learn from their experience?
What is a Bewildering Stories Challenge?