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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 573

Novel At Stella’s bar, Earl, Stella and Stub are joined by two newcomers. One is welcome; the other, not.
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 54: Stella’s by Starlight, part 1; conclusion
Serial Gardar must ponder numerology and mathematics to solve a murder riddle. He is both distracted and motivated by someone new in his life, someone he must protect from warring Vikings: Bertil Falk, The Number of the Killer, part 3; conclusion.
A lonely woman discovers a book that reads her even before she reads it: Prashila Naik, Portrait of My Youth.

New contributor Simon Smith depicts the life of a man who arranges to have a brain implant that will relieve him of all tedium and annoyances: A Short, Happy Life, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Sometimes the smallest gifts betoken the greatest kindness: Ron Van Sweringen, The Apple Giver, part 1; conclusion.
Poetry Zane Blom, The Old Man From Garrow
Raud Kennedy, Cookie Cutter


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Simon Smith.
The Critics’
Harry Lang asks What the Heck Do Editors Really Want?
Challenge Challenge 572 Response discusses Disability and Comedy.
Challenge 573 invites you to Suggest a Revelation.
The Reading
Eric J. Guignard, Baggage of Eternal Night : 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

Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
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