The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 872
|News||This is the last regular issue of the summer or winter quarter, according to your hemisphere. Next week, we’ll bring you the Editors’ Choices in the Third Quarterly Review.|
At Lunino, Yegor turns toward the “living” town of his youth, but he finds he has literally outgrown it.|
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 35: Tridtsat’ Pyat’
A committee meets in secret to discuss legislation affecting the Cygnians, their technology, and its portents for the world economy.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 31: The Alien Repatriation Act
A former Wedge Warrior is sent on a space mission to salvage the Warriors’ reputation:
Jack Bragen, The Reputation of the Wedge Warriors.|
The value of a stone depends on the stories one tells about it: Gustav Meyrink, The Opal — tr. Michael Wooff
A climber’s last day on a mountain brings the revelation of some strange secrets: Robert Walton, Moroni.
|Are human beings really qualified to become roving space aliens? Charles C. Cole, Polysapien Spacemen: the Rightly Stuffed.|
|Poetry||John Grey, The Gombalar|
|Meg Smith, The Unborn Family|
|Bewildering Stories discusses Students and Speech|
|Challenge||Challenge 872 finds games to play when Snowbound.|
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.