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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 803

Novel At an initiation ceremony, Riku is dismayed to see what severe trials may lie ahead. However, her fellow initiates seem friendly, and her roommate is a kind of protector.
L. S. Popovich, Echoes From Dust
Chapter 4: Initiation
Chapter 5: Telos
Chapter 6: Mag
New contributor Sam M. Phillips depicts the dangers of creating an Artificial Man.

How do you wish “Happy birthday” to someone who already has too many? Patric Quinn, Another Year, Vlad.

New contributor Ellen Tremiti evokes the New Jersey Devil in a story that recalls its origin: Don’t Worry, Little Sis, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Poetry Alan Garfoot, Guardian of the World
Arthur Jackson, Jupiter Street
James Robert Rudolph, Santa Fe Unsettled
New contributor Ed Blundell, Ley Lines


Translation Paul Celan, O, Little Root of a Dream, tr. by Michael R. Burch
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Ed Blundell, Sam M. Phillips and Ellen Tremiti.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories discusses Echoes From Dust, chs. 1-6 with Ljubo Popovich.
Challenge Challenge 803 says never mind unintended consquences, beware of Unintended Causes.
The Art
Channie Greenberg, Flower Cycles

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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