The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 876
Strutsky takes Yegor to Mt. Elbrus, in the war-torn Caucasus. On the way, Yegor tells Strutsky a story of a dream-like semi-romance.|
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 39: Tridtsat’ Devyat’
Maria Shoenbrun debates whom to shoot: Jason Wise, Miles Martin, herself or all three. In preparation for the hunt, she decides to have a complete makeover and consults a designer who happens to have seen Miles.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 35: Stonewall to the Rescue
|Novella||Saul is approached by Julieta’s father, Tony Garza. Tony wants Saul to find Julieta’s boyfriend, Tommy Link, who has serious gambling debts: J. H. Malone, Drunk on Time, part 4.|
Why would anyone not want to go to the beautiful Alpine resort of Echoff? Perhaps for the same reason that no one else does:
Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Taking the Train to Echoff.|
In the world of fairy-tale characters, the tall and taciturn may yet make friends with the tiny and voluble: Ellis L. Knox, The Giant, the Cow, and the Pixie.
Ramona travels to Capetown to attend a relative’s funeral. She has burned many bridges behind her over the years; now it’s time to repair them: Tamara Podella, Nightmare Jack, II, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
|Ava appears very innocent to space-freight haulers and pirates, but she’s packing heat in more ways than one: K. A. Williams, The Deceptive Masseuse.|
|Poetry||Ken Poyner, The Sea Serpents of Mars|
|In a city of the midwestern U.S. in the 1950’s, the mean streets may be the scene of sudden violence. Outsiders may never know the meaning of one particular incident, but a boy from the “hood” will never forget it: Gary Clifton, Ground Rules.|
|Challenge||Challenge 876 finds that many places may be hiding Fossil Forms.|
|Channie Greenberg, Smiling and Nodding With Alacrity excerpt|
Richard Ong, Fairy’s Nest|
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.