The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 809
Izzalia is victorious in battle but is seriously injured. In the aftermath, she encounters a new and different creature, one that seems to approach her as a kind of emisssary.|
L. S. Popovich, Echoes From Dust
The invaders from space have come to exploit Earth, and they brook no interference. What is a peace-loving man to do?
Sam Buckley, Flora of the Fifty Flames, part 1;
Justice is a virtue; it regards neither size nor status: Gary Clifton, Small Matters.
New contributor K. Noel Moore brings back the dead from wars past in The Friendless Unburied.
“To see ourselves as others see us.” Robbie Burns’ words take on new meaning when a lonely, self-effacing man goes to his front door and greets a neighbor:
Charles C. Cole, Dollard’s Perception.|
New contributor Harrison Kim recounts a caretaker’s recollection of fame at The Screaming Pool.
|Poetry||Ronald Linson, Little Brother|
Edward Ahern, Biosphere|
Nick Pipitone, Strange Planet
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Harrison Kim and K. Noel Moore.|
|Challenge||Challenge 809 announces nervously that Off Is the Next Stop.|
|Gary Beck, Flare Up excerpt|
Richard Ong, Luminescence|
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.