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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 432

Novels The police arrive at the Bureau of Personal Information Protection. A murderous brawl ensues. Jonas escapes but is pursued the the mysterious Land Cruiser: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Error, chapter 20.

Donas, Mak and Rani make their way southward. Their pony is injured just as they meet a young horseman: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine, A Disparity of Language, chapter 6.
Novella Keyshaa and Dominic break into Miterall’s bunker. Dominic is surprised to learn that Keyshaa knows her way around it: Sean Monaghan, Pan Am 617 Heavy, Chapter 3: Particle Magnetron, part 1.
How to keep alien monsters from landing on the roof? Wanda and James think that burning the house down might do the trick: Albert J. Manachino, Something Above Us.

Any satire on the topic is bound to be surrealistic: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, My Travels Through Texas
Will Philbus ever return to Martha? Probably not, but for a brief moment they know what life could have been like without war: Ron Van Sweringen, Song of the Nightingale.
A story almost like the one grandmother used to tell: Jack Phillips Lowe, The Moral.
Poetry Rebecca Lu Kiernan, The Waiting Room
Christine J. M. Reilly, God Didn’t Mean It
John Stocks, No More A-Roving


Translation Kurd Lasswitz, On the Soap BubbleAuf der Seifenblase, tr. Noel Middleton
Challenge Challenge 432 goes Reminiscing on the Run.
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker reviews David Grann, The Lost City of Z.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Sky and Telescope, This Week’s Sky at a Glance

Randomly selected Bewildering motto:

Randomly selected classic rejection notice:

Bewildering Stories’ official mottoes:

“Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé
Ars longa, vita brevis. Rough translation: “Proofreading never ends.”

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule: In Times to Come

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