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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 601

News This is the last regular issue of the Fourth Quarter and the year. Next week, we’ll bring you the Editors’ Choices in the Fourth Quarterly Review and, on December 29, the 2014 Mariner Awards.

Bewildering Stories has no official holiday issues, but certain types of stories, poems and essays do tend to cluster at certain times of the year. Bewildering Stories wishes you all a happy holiday season, however you observe it.
Serial Bea reaches a conclusion about the meaning of her relationship with Ash: A.T.J. Cember, Ash and Bea, part 3; conclusion.
Short
Stories
Classic Reissue
Time, space and origins do not matter when two species meet on a common ground that is “not of this world”: Jörn Grote, Home, to the Sea.
Flash
Fiction
How can science and belief meet? With a sense of humor and a pragmatic patience that accepts “better” rather than insisting on the “best”: Charles C. Cole, Science Comes Calling.

An old-time setting helps Michael see an elderly neighbor in a new light: Ron Van Sweringen, Heart Sounds.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, Stored and Restored
Review
Article
The ancient world was not so long ago and not so far away.
Donald Webb, James J. O’Donnell, The Ruin of the Roman Empire.
The emperor who brought it down, the barbarians who could have saved it.

Departments

Letters Zane Blom sends Appreciation.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong takes an unusual photo angle on a Unionville Church.
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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