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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 512

Novel No wonder Jane is so attached to Lieutenant Zimski: he’s the only one who understands her. For example, do not laugh in Jane’s presence; laughter is not what she hears, and the results can be fatal:
Martin Kerharo, The Dohani War
Chapter 5: End, part 1; part 2
Novella Otilla Harrison comes to visit Erthelene about little Billy Joe. She gets a cold reception. Ron Van Sweringen, The Boy Next Door, chapter 9; chapter 10
New contributor M. P. Arizona introduces a girl who dreams of a young friend named Wart. Many years later she finds out who he really is: A Creek in Michigan.

New contributor Rory Margraf takes visitors on a guided tour of various subjects’ subconscious minds. The visions are terrifying, except for one, which is the most mysterious of all: Private Existence.

New contributor Tatyana Yankovskaya tells of Ksenia who spends many an anxious night wondering where her husband Sasha is. She would have really been in a state If She Hadn’t Learned to Knit, part 1; conclusion.
The people on either side of a store counter may be polite and yet worlds apart: Charles C. Cole, Behind the Clerk’s Smile.

New contributor Mark Rosenblum shows what happens in a world where people may suddenly and inexplicably change color: Hue People.
Poetry New contributor Eric Caulfield, On the Avenue Elan
John Grey, Virgin
Doug Draime, Riding the Freeways in Oregon
Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Perfect Crimes


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes M. P. Arizona, Eric Caulfield, Rory Margraf, Mark Rosenblum, and Tatyana Yankovskaya.
Challenge Challenge 512 plows ahead À hue et à dia.
David Redd and Bewildering Stories long for The Spark of Why.
Letters Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Pioneer 10
The Reading
B. C. Bamber, Super Red, 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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