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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 617

Novel Rodney answers Mindy’s summons. On Level 17 and in a dream he begins to make decisions.
John W. Steele, The Chronicle of Belthaeous
Chapter 39: Level Seventeen
Chapter 40: The Foreign Instillation, part 1; part 2
Chapter 41: The Mentor of Id
Gregory Simpson discovers what it really means to have too much of a good thing: Jill Hand, Spare Parts.

There are no atheists in foxholes, nor on isolated country roads at night, when the moon is full: Maurice Roger, By the Broken Window, part 1; conclusion.

Sometimes, a stroke of luck is all it takes to make someone a style-setter: Ron Van Sweringen, Platinum Blonde.
Drama When you’re in trouble on an isolated country road, it can be helpful to have someone who cares — or, at least, knows — that you exist: Charles C. Cole, The Call from Mountainview Road.
Poetry Mike Acker, Nasim
Lana Bella, A Knitted Day
Tendai R. Mwanaka, No More Tears
Essay Are you fed up with today’s diets? An old one may be in order, if you can afford it: Edward Ahern, An Immodest Proposal.


Discussions Bill Kowaleski, Technology for a New Age
Eleanor Lerman, Messages From the Hidden World
Challenge Challenge 617 Argues With Self.
The Reading
Robert Earle, Suffer the Children excerpt
The Art
Richard Ong, Aurora Island

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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