The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 845
When Yegor embarks on a career, he decides to “reduce his existence to a bare minimum” in order to avoid befouling his environment with evil. His obscure entry-level position in a government publishing house brings him into contact with 20th-century Russian and American literature.|
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 8: Vosem’
The Sales Manager and Salesman devise a way to circumvent bureaucratic foot-dragging in implementing fusion power on Earth.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 4: On Cygnus Prime
New contributor Madi Giovina shows how fruitful it can be to employ different ways — or genres — of Crying in Public.|
Late in life, Leslie Newbridge ponders the meaning of a fleeting contact made at an early age: Jeffrey Greene, The Picker Boy, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor DL Shirey introduces an 8-year old boy who views his world from the viewpoint of his Magic Nation, part 1; conclusion.
|New contributor Andrew Newall explores the ramifications of the guilt experienced by The Fire Twin.|
|Poetry||Michael Amitin, Heartbreak Café|
Nancy D. Bonazzoli, Surrender|
New contributor Wendy Holborow, Stirred Words
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Madi Giovina, Wendy Holborow, Andrew Newall and DL Shirey.|
|Challenge||Challenge 845 finds that Dr. Freud’s cigar isn’t always Just a Cigar.|
|Bewildering Stories discusses What Is a Ghost?|
|Mickey J. Corrigan, What I Did for Love excerpt|
Richard Ong, Northern Bliss|
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.