The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 817
Gotenba reveals to Izzalia that the gods are far more complex than she had been led to believe. Meanwhile, Telos confronts Ovid and demands more than half-truths.|
L. S. Popovich, Echoes From Dust
|Novella||Two newfound friends travel a road in a wilderness and consider their place in a world that seems more real than they. What did they and their home villages need most? Philosophers: Jeffrey Greene, To the Berginlight Bridge, part 2.|
Park Ranger Leo tells Tim, a new recruit, the rules on Tim’s first day on the job. Tim would do well to listen even more carefully to Leo’s stories about the park:
Walter Kwiatkowski, Under the Bandstand.|
Steve Brand, a legal assistant, participates in the reading of a will. He learns more about the family than he might ever have wanted to know: Patric Quinn, Until Death Do Us Part, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Luke Saldanha shows what a boy might learn about life from the Shedders.
|Poetry||Oonah V. Joslin, Memories of a Raindrop|
|Essay||New contributor James Dupree outlines colorfully The Five Stages of Writing.|
|Memoir||Places take meaning from the people they serve and those who work in them: Charles C. Cole, Discovered in a Library.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes James Dupree and Luke Saldanha.|
|Challenge||Challenge 817 puns Rain in the Odors.|
|Letters||Balbina Yang and Bewildering Stories discuss Issue 816.|
Richard Ong, Emerald Night|
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:
Readers’ reactions are always welcome.