In Meg Smith’s The Unborn Family:
- Is the “unborn family” one that might have spoken Gaelic?
- What might the “doll in the trash” represent?
In Jack Bragen’s The Reputation of the Wedge Warriors:
- What are the Wedge Warriors? Who is the narrator? Does the narrator have a name?
- Why do the Wedge Warriors engage the narrator to perform a mission for which he is unqualified? Why does he accept? Why is he sent on a “suicide mission”?
- The narrator is supposed to destroy seven military satellites. For what purpose?
- The military satellites are remarkably undefended. Could they not be taken out more easily by missiles?
- What clues might suggest that the story is actually a chapter excerpted from a larger work?
In Robert Walton’s Moroni:
- Does the ending overstep Bewildering Stories’ “dead narrator” guideline?
- “Moroni” is the name of the iconic angel of the LDS (Mormon) church. Does the supernatural character in the story expressly represent any particular sect?
- Moroni claims to be one of a group of similar entities. What seems to be their purpose?
- The being says, “We harm you.” How does it justify its contacting this particular mountain climber? Or is it engaging in a friendly pre-death conversation?
- What information about the future does Moroni give the mountain climber? Could he follow up on it, if he lived?
- How much matter is really needed to produce a “fusion reaction”?
What is a Bewildering Stories Challenge?