The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 838
Yegor “Self-Propelled” Samokhodov presents a story in which an author inadvertently imitates previous masterpieces. Even as a werewolf he is merely an ill-fated cliché. The story reflects Yegor’s own situation in real life. To succeed, he will have to get down and dirty.|
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
|Novella||New contributor Amber Ray introduces two youngsters, “Sammy” and Hen-ree, for whom building a 19th-century transcontinental railway looks so much like magic that they’re liable to take it literally: If Wishes Were Horses, part 1; part 2.|
New contributor Mark Iles shows what might happen when androids become a little too much like human beings: Amber Dawn.|
“Locked-in” patients may escape their coma, but getting out the “back door” is far from easy: James Rumpel, Addi and the Unicorn.
A young community college teacher faces a modern problem: how to foil a super-stalker: Kevin Stadt, New Teacher, part 1; conclusion.
|New contributor Mickey J. Corrigan explains how a high-tech literary hack might earn easy money. Don’t plagiarize, bowdlerize! Brave New Lit.|
Jack D. Harvey, Don Juan|
New contributor Michael Wooff, The Ass and the Ox
Bill Kowaleski, Dumping in the Woods on a Snowy Evening|
Meg Smith, Incubus, Indentured
|Editorial||Bewildering Stories discusses Reader Feedback.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Mickey J. Corrigan, Mark Iles, Amber Ray and Michael Wooff.|
|Challenge||Challenge 838 is suspicious of those who are Covering Tracks.|
|Ken Poyner, Engaging Cattle excerpt|
Richard Ong, The Year-Tree Embraces Winter|
Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
This Week’s Sky at a Glance
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Readers’ reactions are always welcome.