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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 552

Novel Earl wakens to discover what steps Elroy and his puppet, Herbert Mann, are taking to impose their authority.
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Novella Persephone and Jim Driscoll have married, but now we see how hard it was for them to achieve it.
Mark Bonica, Spiraling In
New contributor O. D. Hegre tells of an aged man who welcomes a visitation he once witnessed many years before: The Guardian.

New contributor Rudy Ravindra tells a love story that could end badly in many ways: The Ambitious Girl, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Want to time travel? Not so fast there; take Aunt Bessie’s advice and cast all the right spells first: João Ventura, RTFM — Especially Aunt Bessie’sViagem no Tempo.
An old kerchief becomes a last object of contention between a man and wife: Charles C. Cole, Silverfish.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, Between Seasons
Visalakshi Viswanathan, Somewhere in Gundaroo


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes O. D. Hegre and Rudy Ravindra.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories discusses “Spiraling In”
Challenge Challenge 552 says “Awe Shocks” about Coronaroogeddon.
The Reading
Danielle L. Parker, A Shopping List: Cookbooks You Can Read
The Photo
Richard Ong photographs a Coronal Mass Ejection.
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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