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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 443

Novel Sewella present Donas with yet another dress. Barrett accuses Donas of deliberately hiding her relationship to Katera. Nakoma evades Donas’ queries and inadvertently reveals that the South People are keeping secrets of their own: Mary B. McArdle, Give Them Wine
Novella Stephen the Historian is overwhelmed by his conversations with John the Leader. Frederick the Writer recounts the history of the City and the significance of John’s return: Maxwell Jameson, The Man With a City in His Head, part 2; part 3.
Serial An old traveler entertains tavern patrons with stories until a request for a love story turns the atmosphere very somber indeed: Matthew T. Acheson, Whispers From the North, part 1; part 2.
A prospector for a logging company discovers a lost paradise on a wooded island: Richard Ong, Bonnie Isle.

New contributor Christopher C. Smith introduces Ben, whose consciousness has been “downloaded” into a hawk. His case is not unusual, but some factors make it unique: Icarus, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

A psychiatric patient experiences a series of tumultuous hallucinations: Tom Underhill, Splintered, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
New contributor Joe Mynhardt depicts a scene of remorse and delusion: Forgive Me Now?.
Williama W. Harris, Ode to Corn on the Cob
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Coefficient


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Joe Mynhardt and Christopher C. Smith.
Challenge Challenge 443 Essentials
The Reading
Garrett Calcaterra, Umbral Visions, excerpt
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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