The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 820
Virgil, Izzie and Riku discuss venturing into the mysterious land of Dust. Izzie is drawn to it, but Riku is reluctant.|
L. S. Popovich, Echoes From Dust
Chapter 42: Pilgrimage
|Novella||The narrator and his friend Omar have finished their journey. They learn not only where they are but what they are: Jeffrey Greene, To the Berginlight Bridge, conclusion.|
In a remote, oil-rich area of the Middle East, a western couple take lodging in a delapidated old mansion. It is haunted. Repairs and a local exorcist provide some help, and an Indian monk offers some wisdom:
Mohan Pandey, Run After, Run Away, part 1;
In a late-night student “bull session,” even a Philosophy major can begin to get strange ideas about the nature of reality: John B. Rosenman, When the Mad God Wakes.
New contributor Adrian Slonaker shows that becoming a clown may include overcoming traumatic stress: Pop Goes the Phobia, part 1; conclusion.
|New contributor Belinda Brady shows how a well-meaning tourist can get into trouble unless she has a Capricorn in Her Corner.|
|Harris Coverley, Warm, Lazy Evening|
|Memoir||New contributor Martha von der Gathen recollects fond memories symbolized by bouquets of Purple Roses.|
|Interview||Bewildering Stories interviews John Thiel.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Belinda Brady and Adrian Slonaker.|
|Challenge||Challenge 820 turns Lights On and Out.|
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.