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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 538

Novel Hargrove and Erik capture the enemy flagship and stand down: James Bright, Pyrrhic Victory, part 9, section 1; section 2; section 3.
Serial Quentin gets a snarky letter but does not take it in the spirit in which it is intended: Bill McCormick, A Letter From an Editor, part 1.
New contributor Jimmie A. Kepler depicts home on the range. It’s optimistic and colorful, especially when The Prairie Dogs Have Coal Miners’ Helmets With Lights, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Why have an enemy when one can make him a friend? Morris Marshall, Facing the Bullies.

New contributor Janis Zelcans advises caution: don’t be too quick to assume that one man’s trash is Another Man’s Treasure.
Blood is thicker than water, but then so is love: Charles C. Cole, Mothers and Son.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, Casting Couch
Mary B. McArdle, Grounded
Essay New contributor Christine Wohlers combines zombies and survivalism in telling us about Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Jimmie A. Kepler, Christine Wohlers, and Janis Zelcans.
Challenge Challenge 538 admires the antics of the Stunt Men.
The Photo
Richard Ong sends a colorful view of a Late-Summer Moon.
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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