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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 507

News This is the last regular issue of the year. Next week we’ll bring you the Fourth Quarterly Review and, on December 31st, the Annual Review. We’ll resume regular publication with issue 508 on January 7, 2013. Previous Quarterly and Annual Reviews can found in the Editors’ Choices.
A homeless man walks a city’s mean streets by night. He cares for those who also live — and die — there: Bertil Falk, Blue Night, Blue City, part 1; conclusion.

Nemo and Kafka are caught in a bureaucratic maze where lives are tallied casually in one book or another: Gary Inbinder, Nemo and Kafka Balance the Books.

New contributor Victor Fernando R. Ocampo brings Felix del Mundo in contact with Father Vladimir on a bus ride to the afterlife. One of them has a round-trip ticket: Synchronicity, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Maw-Maw’s dreams for a festive dinner are exceeded when her grandson Trover helps a boy in distress: Ron Van Sweringen, Rescue on Ragtop Mountain.
Eva’s cheerful generosity changes the outlook of a troubled man: Jordan E. Mierek, Jesse.
Poetry Rebecca Lu Kiernan, The Case Against Chaos
Hongping Liu, Clouds and Rains
Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Blazing White
Afzal Moolla, The Taliban Within


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Victor Fernando R. Ocampo.
The Critics’
Don Webb, Globalspeak and Realism
Challenge Challenge 507 will meet you at the Same Time, Some Place.
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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