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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 521

Novel Dexter and Jane go to bed and discuss the Facts of Life. Preconceived notions are no help at all. The more the couple learn about each other, the more confused they get.
Martin Kerharo, The Dohani War
Chapter 16: Adaptation, part 1
Serial Daniel has foiled the sniper and escaped. But the sniper’s allies are hot on Daniel’s trail: Peter Bailey, North by the Red Death, part 3.
New contributor Iulian Ionescu has a crew of interstellar explorers follow a mysterious message from space. The message comes from a past that just does not seem to be content to go away: Space Race, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Monica Nickolai tells a kind of fairy tale about a girl exiled to an island and what happens to her when her bottles of beer are all gone: The Isle of the Shark-Dogs.

New contributor Konstantine Paradias surmises that post-human “improvements” may leave room for some nostalgia for the good old days: Vanilla Man’s Lament.
Poetry Rebecca Lu Kiernan, The Sixth Extinction
John Stocks, Love in Puddles
Tendai R. Mwanaka, Licking Wounds
New contributor Irena Pasvinter, The Smiling Lady


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Iulian Ionescu, Monica Nickolai, Konstantine Paradias, and Irena Pasvinter.
Challenge Challenge 521 sees a signpost up ahead: Speed Limit 500.
The Reading
Channie Greenberg, Intelligence’s Vast Bonfires, 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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