The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 801
|News||This is the last regular issue of the winter or summer quarter, according to your hemisphere. Next week, we’ll bring you the Editors’ Choices in the First Quarterly Review of 2019.|
|Novella||Kelvin and his friend Jimmy have reasons to distrust Sterling. They follow him when he takes Kelvin’s sister, April, out on a date. When things go bad, Kelvin’s chivalric creed moves him to protect the vulnerable. The consequence is an explosion of extreme violence. Reader discretion is advised: J. C. G. Goelz, Responsibilities of Being a Man, part 7; conclusion.|
|Serial||Candy-3 tries to replicate Eighty-Six’s late friend, Herman. He is given the ironic name of Oliver. If humanity goes extinct, will robots want to inherit the burning badlands in a world gone very wrong? Keith O’Neill, Badlands, part 3; conclusion.|
Samuel does not have long to live, but his reunion with a long-forgotten girl named Irena gives him the will and means to do so:
Maurice Humphrey, Samuel and Irena.|
New contributor J. G. P. MacAdam asks who might a soulmate be if one could choose from all eternity. The results are very surprising for Halleth and Me.
Beware the bank robber in a borrowed wig. She doesn’t know decimals, and her lifestyle is ghastly, but her timing is impeccable: Jerine P. Watson, The Chicken Lady, part 1; conclusion.
|What price jealousy? A woman’s forest diary tells what it can lose: Charles C. Cole, Threadbare and Alone.|
Channie Greenberg, Atypical to Grant a Speculative Fiction Publisher|
Ljubo Popovich, The World Moves in Reverse
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes J. G. P. MacAdam.|
|Challenge||Challenge 801 says let’s play an Action Seen.|
Richard Ong, Creatures of Myth|
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.