The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 866
Yegor appeals to Igor for help in finding Crybaby, but Igor is indifferent. Yegor explains what “near zero” really means.|
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 29: Dvadtsat’ Devyat’
The visitors from Earth find that the Cygnians have spared no expense in building a grand hotel for offworld tourists.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 25: Earth Sector, Tertia
The Grand Satrap lounges in decadent splendor. Sing Tzu is hard pressed to aid the rebels. Logan and Rampart continue their desert journey.|
Arthur Davis, The Morland Basking Plain
Chapter 3: The Grand Satrap
|Serial||New contributor Richard Dillio brings combatants together in a medieval-style quest for Brokki’s Burial, part 1; part 2.|
New contributor Evelyn M. Lewis sends a search and rescue operative to bring back a virtual gamer in distress. Such a task may be impossible in A Solipsist’s Country, part 1;
A Southern belle takes revenge on a Yankee carpetbagger: John Mara, Digging Up the Past.
New contributor Ana Teresa Pereira depicts two sisters who are very different but have someone in common: The Dark Pond.
|New contributor K. A. Williams introduces a bereaved widow who finds consolation in her work on her First Day Back.|
|Poetry||Stephen Ellams, Musical Tastes Change|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Richard Dillio, Ana Teresa Pereira and K. A. Williams.|
|Challenge||Challenge 866 notes that hydrogen ice can hardly wait to get into action. It sublimates into vapor at a temperature very close to Absolute Zero, at 6° K.|
|Phillip E. Temples, Uncontacted Frontier excerpt|
Richard Ong, Rocket Girl|
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.