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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 479

Novel Arthur’s new-found life of ease does not last long. Two of his old friends are determined to rally him back to their very individual causes.
Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie
Book II: Reparations
Chapter 1: Watching the Detectives, part 3; part 4
Serials The Espers counter-attack. When Lady Luna is trapped in a net, Kyto realizes he is fighting on the wrong side: Roland Allnach, Conquest’s End, part 3.

Dr. Taylor conducts an experiment on the goo from outer space. The results are not really surprising and may be gratifying: Glenn Gray, A Day in the Cornfield, part 22.
New contributor Dwane Barr depicts an old drifter who’s easy prey for drunken louts, or so they think: Old Dogs Die Hard.

Kevin would love to turn his invalid mother over to a proper caregiver and lead a life of his own. But his mother’s clutches are long, and her designs are devious: Sandra Crook, No Secrets Now.

Too soon intelligent, too late smart: Rod Hamon, The Intelligence Machine, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
An AI has a lesson to teach a psychopathic ‘artist’: David Barber, The Sun-Sculptor, the High-Doctor and the Jirt.
Poetry John Stocks, Adventure
Gloria F. Watts, Forgotten Memories
Oonah V. Joslin, Borrowed Thunder


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Dwane Barr.
Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Marina J. Neary.
Challenge Challenge 479 sees Consciences at Risk.
The Reading
Harry Lang, My Name Is Angela, 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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