The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 865
Yegor comes to visit Igor, whose opulence betrays personal loss and societal strains.|
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 28: Dvadtsat’ Vosem’
The Cygnians, a prey species, are reluctant to welcome carnivorous humans. A well-spoken Senator among the visitors manages to smooth the way, at least for a while.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
|Novella||Logan faces down a huge serpent in the desert while his adversaries make plans: Arthur Davis, The Morland Basking Plain Chapter 2: The Slave Markets of Ultar, part 1; part 2.|
New contributor Matthew Tenwick maintains that laughter can have the last laugh on The Laughless.|
New contributor Gregory Thompson shows how lonely a life sentence can be, even when it’s time for Release: A Miner’s Sentence Ends, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
|Two children and their father confront the pain of a family break-up: Charles C. Cole, Will the Real Adult Please Stand Up?|
|Poetry||Karin S. Heigl, At the Bottom of the Soul Ocean|
|Meg Smith, Ocean of Shadows|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Matthew Tenwick and Gregory Thompson.|
|Challenge||Challenge 865 decries sentences Unfitting the Crime.|
John Eric Ellison, Social Distancing Rave|
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.