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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 742

News This is the last regular issue of 2017. Next week, we’ll bring you the Fourth Quarterly Review and, on December 25, the 2017 Annual Review. We’ll resume regular publication on January 1, 2018.
Serial It’s been an active time in Pretty Prairie, a normally peaceful town. A lot has been going on. But what? Everybody knows something, but nobody knows everything: James Krehbiel, Pure in Their Own Eyes, Epilogue.
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January is acknowledged as an artist of genius. Unfortunately, his genius is qualified by what he is rather than what he does: David Henson, The Greatest Artist of the 22nd Century,

New contributor Anna O’Brien brings Agent Clarke to a poor, starving farm family. She is baffled by a vigorous little girl who is obviously wealthy: The Data Eaters, part 1; conclusion.

On an orphanage planet in an interstellar war, the days can be long and years, even longer unless they are lightened by loves of different kinds: Ljubo Popovich, The Heart of Cygnus, part 1; conclusion.
Drama How can a couple say a final goodbye without sentimentality? Charles C. Cole, Once More, With Feeling.
Poetry Edward Ahern, At the Cottage
John Grey, To Earth From the Planet of the One Percent

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Anna O’Brien.
Challenge Challenge 741 Response has a flair for catchy titles: Bastards, Dastards and Matrimony.
Challenge 742 deliberately misquotes a proverb: You Are What You Reat.
Challenge 742 Response wants The Knave of Hearts Retried.
The Reading
Room
Isabelle Kenyon, This Is Not a Spectacle excerpt
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Siege of the Ice Fortress

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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