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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 480

Novel Arthur’s time and attention are already torn between re-acclimatising, starting his search for Emilie, holding the Inspector at bay, and keeping Pureza satisfied with the story of his own childhood ... and Emilie’s.
Michael E. Lloyd, Missing Emilie
Book II: Reparations
Chapter 2: Balancing Act, part 1; part 2
Serial Kyto comes to a final realization of the meaning of the titanic struggle he has witnessed: Roland Allnach, Conquest’s End, conclusion
New contributor Josie Gowler shows how post-industrial decay feels as well as looks: Rotted Iron.

New contributor Arthur Pinte receives a very prompt acknowledgement of a submission to an e-zine. In fact it’s unbelievably prompt: Time Lapse.

New contributor James Vachowski tells a joke on the cynical misuse of language in contemporary politics. But is it a joke or ‘a fire bell in the night’? The Shareholders’ Meeting.
A horse and rider bring warning: LaVerne Zocco, The Champion I Gave a Rose.
Poetry Afzal Moolla, Ramblin’ Bob Dylan Blues
Bertil Falk, What a Slap Can Do
Memoir What a job, working with a tone-deaf, color-blind pyromaniac: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, My Co-Worker Edwin.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Denis Bell, Josie Gowler, and James Vachowski.
Interview Bewildering Stories interviews Clarise Samuels.
The Critics’
Don Webb reveals The Secrets of “And”.
Challenge Challenge 479 Response: “No Secrets Now”
Challenge 480: I Hear That Train A-Comin’
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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